County Council announce ‘Best start’ consultation for Staffordshire’s children

Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Children and Community Safety was speaking as the authority’s cabinet approved an eight week public consultation on the best way to provide help to under-fives and their families. The Best Start proposals include providing more help for families where they need it rather than in fixed places and working […]

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Staffs Police target excessive drinking

Staffordshire Police is to address the drain on its resources caused by excessive drinking with a period of action as part of a nationwide drive. In a bid to encourage responsible drinking and greater personal responsibility, officers will be out on the streets across Staffordshire taking part in a range of activities; from visiting violence […]

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Witnesses sought for Rugeley robbery

Police are appealing for the public’s help to catch offenders who committed a robbery at a store in Rugeley. At around 1.35am on Monday 15 September two armed offenders entered the Tesco superstore on Power Station Road, Rugeley, through the fire exits. They attacked a couple of tills and stole an amount of cash, verbally […]

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Staffs’ Chief Fire Officer takes up national role

Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer Peter Dartford has been appointed President of the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA). The association represents chief fire officers, senior managers and executives from fire and rescue services across the UK. The appointment was made during the CFOA annual general meeting held at St George’s Park in Burton-on-Trent yesterday. Peter Dartford […]

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Burntwood woman jailed after Stafford schools fraud

A woman has been jailed for five months after admitting a string of frauds at three Stafford schools. Tracy Taylor (42) from Lebanon Grove, Burntwood, pleaded guilty at Stafford Crown Court on Wednesday 3 September where she was sentenced to five months imprisonment and a Proceeds of Crime Act timetable set. A complex investigation was […]

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Rugeley high speed broadband boost

Rugeley and Colton have become the latest communities to benefit from the multi-million pound Superfast Staffordshire high-speed fibre broadband programme. An additional 5,350 premises in the Rugeley area now have access to faster fibre broadband as a result of the project, partners Staffordshire County Council and BT announced today. Engineers from Openreach – BT’s local […]

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‘Touch the cheese!’ Diary of a Wimpy Kid giveaway at Rugeley Library Sat 13th Sept

Rugeley Library will give away 50 free copies of Diary of a Wimpy Kid to local children in support of a national campaign to get children reading. As part of ITV Good Morning Britain’s ‘Just Read’ campaign, running all this week, marking International Literacy Day, the library giveaway is intended to encourage parents and carers […]

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Staffordshire children to benefit from new special needs care reforms

Children and families in Staffordshire are set to benefit from the biggest transformation of special educational needs in 30 years. From September 2nd changes to the law nationally on Special Educational Needs and Disability provision means children, young people and their families will have a greater say on how they are supported. Young people themselves are […]

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