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Business boost as temporary town centre parking scheme extended

A temporary scheme to enable people to park for longer in Stafford town centre if they’re using one of the businesses located there is being extended until March. Staffordshire County Council, working with Stafford Borough Council, introduced the scheme in November last year after meeting with town centre traders about ongoing parking issues. With the […]

Staffordshire criminals find out crime doesn’t pay

A brothel manager, drug dealers and robbers have been ordered to pay over £191,000 during Proceeds of Crime hearings. Throughout November 2016 detectives from Staffordshire Police’s Fraud and Investigation Unit brought successful Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) proceedings against 10 convicted criminals. Cash generated from these hearings is used to benefit local communities. The money […]

Young people urged to put pen to paper in Poetry Competition

Young people from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are being invited to put pen to paper in an exciting poetry competition. The competition is being organised by Staffordshire County Council’s Library Service and the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Young Poet Laurate, 16-year-old Isobel Horsley. Teenagers need to write their own original poem and take a photograph to […]