An adopted man who traced his biological father has discovered that they were both working in the same profession, for the same council.
When Darren Wardle met his biological father Paul Ferris, he found that they both worked as lollipop men for Staffordshire County Council.
Despite working just 15 miles away from each other, their paths never crossed.
Darren said: "It definitely runs in the family, because my wife, mother-in-law and my Dad are all in the job. My adopted mother was also a lollipop lady for years in Wednesbury where I grew up, so from an early age I knew what was involved and valued the job that they do."
Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council has said in his New Year message that creating more jobs and economic growth remain the top priority in 2013.
For the first time, cameras have been allowed in to take a close-up look at one of the biggest construction projects in the country.
Work is well underway on a huge new business estate - which will include an engine factory for Jaguar Land Rover.
Millions of tons of earth are being moved - and the very first foundations to the factory have now been laid.
The £335 million investment at i54 in Staffordshire will create 750 jobs.
It will include a new link to the M54 motorway right next door.
It's early days - but this is the start of big things to come, soon it'll be a factory covering 70,000 square metres.
Millions of tons of earth are being moved - and the very first foundations to the factory have now been laid at a huge new business estate - which will include an engine factory for Jaguar Land Rover.
Staffordshire County Council have agreed to spend nearly £200,000 on Automatic Number Plate recognition cameras.
They will be in operation by September and police will use them to catch motorists and criminals who do not tax or insure their vehicles.
New planning laws announced today strike the right balance between protecting the environment and helping to deliver jobs, says Staffordshire County Council.