A 67-year-old woman has died after a collision with a car in Burton-on-Trent.Read the full story ›
Staffordshire County Council's cabinet member for children, Mike Lawrence, said he was 'delighted' with the decision to choose the county as one of the eight pilot areas for a childcare extension scheme.
He said it would benefit parents while helping prepare their children for school.
Mike Lawrence said:
“The extension to thirty hours is great news for Staffordshire parents; it helps give their children the best possible start in life and will make a real difference to working families.
“Around 86 per cent of the county’s childcare providers are rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, so parents know their children are in safe hands and getting the best start they can.”
Working parents in Staffordshire will be the first to take advantage of 30 hours of free childcare from September.Read the full story ›
Play with Clay: Sat 30th - Sun 31st January (World of Wedgwood, Staffordshire)
Visitors can have a go at creating a pottery masterpiece this weekend at the World of Wedgwood. The family friendly event is open to all ages. Skilled workers will be on hand to assist visitors to have a go behind the potter’s wheel.
“People can literally pop in on either the 30th or 31st January to have a go – it’s the perfect activity for anyone out there wanting to start the year by trying something new.”
For prices, opening times and more information visit: www.worldofwedgwood.com
Circus Saturday: Sat 30th January (Gladstone Pottery Museum, Staffordshire)
Gladstone Pottery Museum are holding some special circus themed events this weekend.
Visitors can try their hands at hula-hooping, juggling, stilt walking and more in a Circus Skills workshop.
All ages can take part and there will be experts on hand to help.
“We’re really looking forward to our Circus Saturday, it will be a great chance for museum visitors to try a new skill and have some fun”
For prices, opening times and more information visit: www.stokemuseums.org.uk
A man has been arrested on suspicion of committing a public order offence after a three-hour stand-off at a house in Stoke-on-Trent.Read the full story ›
The A50 in Stoke-on-Trent is closed in both directions because of a police incident at A50 / Upper Normacot Road.
There is congestion to A521 (Blythe Bridge Roundabout / Draycot) and on A50 to A5005 (Longton / Dresden).
Residents in the Meir area of Stoke-on-Trent have been urged to "stay away" from an on-going police "incident".
Staffordshire Police said it is working to "safely resolve" the incident and there is no immediate danger to members of the public.
The force said "there are no further details at present".
The A38 Northbound is closed causing queueing traffic.
There are long delays due to an accident involving four vehicles between A5121 (Branston Interchange) and A5121 (Clay Mills).
There is congestion to B5016 (Barton-under-needwood / Walton-on-trent Turn Off).
The lane closure between Clay Mills and Willington is not helping with traffic.
Treasure from the Staffordshire Hoard is to go on tour in the UK for the first time.Read the full story ›