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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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Indian variant confirmed in Leek

Indian variant confirmed in Leek

Description
Cases of the Indian variant of Covid-19 has been confirmed in Leek.
Date:
2 June 2021
Main Staffordshire route to close overnight for homes development junction works

Main Staffordshire route to close overnight for homes development junction works

Description
A main Staffordshire road will close overnight this Sunday, June 6, for junction works providing access to a housing development.
Date:
2 June 2021
Call for renewed vigilance as variant concerns grow

Call for renewed vigilance as variant concerns grow

Description
Staffordshire County Council is calling on residents to remain vigilant as concerns surrounding emerging coronavirus variants grow.
Date:
1 June 2021
Leek Families Urged To Get Covid Test After Cases of Variant Suspected in Town

Leek Families Urged To Get Covid Test After Cases of Variant Suspected in Town

Description
Households with links to all Leek schools are being urged to get a Covid PCR after cases of the Indian Variant are suspected in the town.
Date:
1 June 2021
Groups Urged to Apply for Funding to Help Tackle Loan Sharks

Groups Urged to Apply for Funding to Help Tackle Loan Sharks

Description
Community organisations, charities and groups are being encouraged to apply for funding for projects that help raise awareness of the risks of loan sharks.
Date:
1 June 2021
Essential repairs at busy East Staffordshire roundabout to be rescheduled

Essential repairs at busy East Staffordshire roundabout to be rescheduled

Description
Essential road repairs scheme at a busy East Staffordshire roundabout junction will be rescheduled so the project team can switch to night-time working to significantly reduce disruption.
Date:
28 May 2021
Counterfeit Warning to Bank Holiday Bargain Hunters

Counterfeit Warning to Bank Holiday Bargain Hunters

Description
Staffordshire bargain hunters are being urged to be aware of counterfeit goods when visiting car boot sales or markets over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.
Date:
28 May 2021
Residents urged to continue reporting symptoms from odour problems

Residents urged to continue reporting symptoms from odour problems

Description
Newcastle residents affected by terrible odours are urged to keep using an online symptom tracker so their health problems can be measured against air monitoring data.
Date:
28 May 2021

Families encouraged to visit Staffordshire's Attractions over May Half Term

Description
Families looking for something active, adventurous or fun to do during the May half term holidays are being urged to opt for a Staffordshire staycation to help support their local tourist attractions.
Date:
27 May 2021
Stay safe and get tested this Bank Holiday

Stay safe and get tested this Bank Holiday

Description
Staffordshire County Council is urging residents to keep following the roadmap rules, take up the jab if offered and to get a test over the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend.
Date:
27 May 2021
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