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Staffordshire Newsroom

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Schools and Communities Praised for Surge Testing Rally

Schools and Communities Praised for Surge Testing Rally

Description
Schools and local communities in Leek and Cheddleton have been praised for their support of local Covid surge testing, as part of efforts to manage a major outbreak of the Delta Variant of Concern.
Date:
22 June 2021
Residents urged to help reverse rise in cases as some restrictions ease

Residents urged to help reverse rise in cases as some restrictions ease

Description
Public health leaders are urging people in Staffordshire to help halt the recent rise in cases as the easing of some national restrictions come into effect today (Monday 21 June).
Date:
21 June 2021
Thousands of Newcastle school pupils to get tested

Thousands of Newcastle school pupils to get tested

Description
Pupils in 14 Newcastle schools are being asked to get tested for Covid-19 after a surge in cases in the area.
Date:
21 June 2021
Warning to residents as Covid-19 cases rise in Newcastle

Warning to residents as Covid-19 cases rise in Newcastle

Description
Residents in Newcastle are being urged to be extra vigilant, get tested, and get vaccinated when eligible, after a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases in the area.
Date:
18 June 2021

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Soccer Fans in Leek Urged to Stay Onside Ahead of England Match

Soccer Fans in Leek Urged to Stay Onside Ahead of England Match

Description
Soccer fans in Leek heading out to watch England's Euros debut are being urged to stay ahead of the game by getting tested, getting vaccinated and sticking to the rules to help tackle the Covid outbreak in the town.
Date:
13 June 2021
Queen's Birthday Honours for Staffordshire

Queen's Birthday Honours for Staffordshire

Description
Staffordshire residents have been recognised by Her Majesty the Queen in her Birthday Honours.
Date:
11 June 2021
Surge testing on the cards for Leek and Cheddleton

Surge testing on the cards for Leek and Cheddleton

Description
Surge testing of around 10,000 people will take place across Leek and Cheddleton from next week, after more than 100 cases of Covid were recorded in the town.
Date:
11 June 2021
Have your say on county highways and transport

Have your say on county highways and transport

Description
Staffordshire residents are being asked for their views on the county's highways and transport services – from the condition of roads and footpaths to the quality of cycling facilities.
Date:
11 June 2021
Bikers Urged to Sign Up for First Aid training

Bikers Urged to Sign Up for First Aid training

Description
Bikers from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are being encouraged to sign up for a First Aid for bikers course to help improve safety on the roads.
Date:
10 June 2021
Over 18s in Leek called on to get vaccinated to help tackle a Covid outbreak in the town

Over 18s in Leek called on to get vaccinated to help tackle a Covid outbreak in the town

Description
People aged 18 or over in Leek are being asked to book a vaccine as soon as possible at a local pop-up clinic running until next week.
Date:
10 June 2021
Calls for new Young Poet Laureate for Staffordshire

Calls for new Young Poet Laureate for Staffordshire

Description
Young people with a love of poetry are being invited to put themselves forward for the role of Staffordshire Young Poet Laureate.
Date:
9 June 2021
Nearly 100 cases now linked to schools in Leek

Nearly 100 cases now linked to schools in Leek

Description
Nearly one hundred positive Covid-19 cases have now been linked to four schools in Leek.
Date:
9 June 2021
Government funding boost set to support ambitious growth plans for Newcastle

Government funding boost set to support ambitious growth plans for Newcastle

Description
A £23.6million government funding boost will support ambitious growth plans for Newcastle and further enhance Staffordshire's post-pandemic economic recovery, the county council's deputy leader has said.
Date:
9 June 2021
NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME MARKET IS THE REAL DEAL

NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME MARKET IS THE REAL DEAL

Description
The Council is the first to gain a national accreditation protecting local shoppers and genuine traders since the pandemic began.
Date:
9 June 2021
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