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Funding now available to support Staffordshire’s armed forces communities

Organisations from across Staffordshire are being invited to apply for funding to help support their local Armed Forces Communities. A new round of the £10 million annual fund available through the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces Covenant opened on 23rd September. The funding offers financial support to organisations and projects to help integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the ...

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Recruitment experts offer free CV workshop

Newcastle-under-Lyme based Brampton Recruitment is offering a free CV workshop day on Saturday October 1st from 9.30am. This one-off Saturday workshop is open to all job seekers in Staffordshire who want to improve their chances of job application success.  On the day, their friendly team can help job hunters revamp their CVs to do just that. They will also be ...

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Stone Writer a Winner in National Competition

June Palmer

Local writer June Palmer has grabbed one of the top spots in the “Write Science” national writing competition. Her poem “Listening to Jupiter” was one of 6 winners chosen by a prestigious panel, including actor & novelist Stella Duffy OBE. June will now become Writer-in-Residence with Ceramic City Stories as part of the Fun Palaces activities this year – a mini-programme ...

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Campaign Aims to Reduce Road Deaths

Staffordshire Police and the Central Motorways Policing Group (CMPG) are backing an initiative by European road safety network TISPOL is hoping September 21st will be the world’s first European Day Without A Road Death, and has called on the support of all road users. It’s hoped the campaign will encourage the public to think about how the behave, and their attitude ...

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Household waste centres boost Staffordshire recycling

Three-quarters of waste brought to Staffordshire’s household waste recycling centres is now being recycled, with most non-recyclable material being used to produce energy.  Staffordshire County Council’s communities and environment leader Gill Heath said the ability to recycle more items thanks to a new contract starting three years ago was making its mark. Gill highlighted the success during national Recycling Week, ...

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Stone Town Council returns to independent control

Stone Town Council

Ian Fordham takes the Stonefield and Christchurch ward seat following the departure from the council of Councillor Lynne Bakker-Collier. Mr Fordham who stood as  a Stone Independent candidate against Trevor Mardling of the Conservatives and Pat Conlong from Labour. With just over a 14% turnout for last Thursdays election (15th September) the count was as follows: Ian Fordham – Stone ...

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Terror awaits on the farm this Halloween!

A whole new world of horror is set to be unleashed in Staffordshire this Halloween, with the launch of a new attraction from the award-winning Twisted Attractions team. Having enjoyed huge success at its original venue in Birmingham, Twisted Attractions has relocated to a 600 acre working farm near Penkridge in Staffordshire which, just 1 mile from J13 of the ...

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Tributes paid to ‘Mustang Keith’

Tributes have been paid to Stone musician ‘Mustang Keith’, who has sadly passed away. Keith was a familiar face at both Ben Owen and Paul Walker’s open mic nights, and an accomplished harmonica player.  One of his favourite numbers to perform was the classic Mustang Sally, which earned him the nickname ‘Mustang Keith’. Former Stone resident Phil Mitchell, who often ...

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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue – Rip Off Britain

Kelvin Knapper

Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service will feature on ‘Rip Off Britain’ this week on Thursday 15th September as part of an investigation carried out by the BBC on ‘graphene heaters’. After receiving a call late last November fire investigation officer Kelvin Knapper came across a new type of fitted ‘graphene’ heater in Staffordshire after an incident. Said Kelvin “After investigating ...

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