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Jobseekers given a guiding hand by Newcastle-Staffs Foodbank

Training and work experience placements are being offered to jobseekers by Newcastle-Staffs Foodbank to help them get a foot on the employment ladder. Newcastle-Staffs Foodbank, part of The Trussell Trust, has launched ‘A Guiding Hand’ supported by a grant of almost £20,000 from the European Social Fund and the Community Foundation of Staffordshire. The...

Penkhull on top of the World

It’s been a whirlwind, it’s been a true sense of community and it’s been an incredible few months for a small village in Stoke-on-Trent. Penkhull has without a doubt attracted attention not just throughout Staffordshire, not just the UK, but worldwide too. The reason is a simple one – the Penkhull Flag, which was designed […]

Care village residents’ dating advice reaches one million people

Dating advice from residents of the state-of-the-art Belong care village in Newcastle-under-Lyme has proved a surprise social media sensation.  With decades of courtship behind them, the octogenarians decided it was time to pass on a few tips from their experience to young people embarking on the search for love. With messages penned, support workers...

Spicy competition gives ginger cats and dogs a chance to shine

Calling all ginger cat and dog owners, a unique festival wants you to shout about your beloved pets. The fourth annual Ginger & Spice Festival will be taking place between September 23 to September 27 and celebrates all things ginger. Kennel and cattery Quintessential Quarters, of Cotes Heath, near Eccleshall, has linked up with festival […]
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