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15.01.21 – Local Sport, Road Safety Week, Ditch the Blade Campaign, RBL Network for Carers

Written by on 15 November 2021

In local sport this weekend … Port Vale drew One All with Bradford City, and Crewe Alexandra lost TWO – NIL against Bolton.  In non league football Newcastle Town faced near neighbours Leek Town resulting in a ONE – ALL draw and Kidsgrove Athletic took the points with a 2 – 1 win over the City of Liverpool.

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Road safety officers, community speed watch volunteers, traffic officers and school crossing patrols are amongst the local heroes taking centre stage in a campaign to improve road safety across Staffordshire.

‘Road Safety Week’ starts today and this year is highlighting and celebrating those road safety heroes who help keep people safe on the roads every day, and who are making a real difference to road safety.

Further details on this year’s campaign can be found at www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk.  People can also support the campaign by following #RoadSafetyWeek on Twitter and sharing the posts on their social media channels.

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Staffordshire Police’s ongoing Ditch the Blade campaign will be focussing on the impact knife crime has on parents and families this week, in support of  Operation Sceptre

Starting today until the  21 November, police and partners will highlight the impact of knife crime through engagement and advice, while operationally using intelligence-led deployments, weapons sweeps and high-visibility patrols to target and disrupt offenders who carry and use knives. Police will also be visiting retailers in order to remind staff of their responsibilities when knives are purchased.

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The Royal British Legion has recently launched ‘Network for Carers’ which consists of peer-to-peer social groups helping carers in the Armed Forces community feel less lonely and isolated in their caring roles.

Royal British Legion’s recent research into unpaid carers in the Armed Forces community highlights the unique challenges that they face, and the Network is one of the ways they are aiming to provide support.

For more information visit www.britishlegion.org.uk and search support for carers