A Christmas Tree in Stafford will continue shining brightly this month – after residents said it was giving them a lift during lockdown.
Residents will pay an extra six pence a week in tax to Stafford Borough Council from April.
Stafford Borough residents without Covid symptoms urged to book tests as testing centres open on Monday
People who must leave their homes during the lockdown are being urged to keep getting tested - as eight new community testing centres open across Staffordshire on Monday (18 January).
Many Stafford Borough businesses in the hospitality, retail and leisure sector could be in line for a new one-off top up payment announced by the Chancellor this week.
A new call has been made by a senior councillor in Stafford Borough for residents to get in touch if they are worried about their homes being too cold.
Recycled artificial hip and knee joints have helped towards a £10,000 donation to a charity which supports people who have suffered bereavement in Stafford Borough.
The leader of Stafford Borough Council has called on the community to invoke the spirit of the original lockdown to help beat the virus.
Residents and businesses across Stafford Borough have been urged not to let the good work go to waste as the area was placed into the highest tier restrictions.
More than £14 million pound has been earmarked to help revitalise the High street in Stafford.
Streets will still be cleaned, household bins collected, and officers will be on-call to help the homeless during the traditional Christmas break.