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Know your consumer rights this Black Friday

Trading standards

People looking for bargains online on Black Friday and throughout the Christmas and New Year sales period are being urged to get to know their rights and avoid scams. New consumer laws were brought in on October 1 last year, giving people greater clarity when they shop in store or online. The Consumer Rights Act clarifies consumer law and includes ...

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Road reopens ahead of schedule as regeneration scheme moves forward

A road which is being improved to pave the way to a multi-million pound business and housing development near Burton has reopened ahead of schedule following the completion of a new roundabout. Branston Road is being realigned and improved as part of the Branston Locks development which will see 400 acres of land immediately west of the A38 developed. It ...

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Entries Open for IRONKIDS Staffordshire 2017

children run race

Entries opens today, Wednesday 23 November for the third annual IRONKIDS Staffordshire. The event, which will be held on Saturday, 17th June 2017, marks the start of the IRONMAN weekend, offering children aged 3-14 the opportunity to also be part of the action. Having been staged at the Shugborough Estate since the inaugural event in 2015, this will be the ...

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County council backs businesses with town centre parking scheme

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A temporary scheme to enable people to park for longer in Stafford town centre if they’re using one of the businesses located there is being launched by the county council. The county council’s highways team and economic growth leader Mark Winnington met with local traders last week about parking issues at the north end of the town centre. With the ...

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Simple steps to staying well this winter

Flu dog

People in Staffordshire are being encouraged to take a few simple steps to help keep well this winter. Public health bosses at Staffordshire County Council are supporting people to stay well, and where necessary get well as quickly as possible in an effort to ease pressure on A&E departments during the winter months. Director of Health and Care at Staffordshire ...

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British Empire Medals awarded to Staffordshire residents

BEM award winners

Seven Staffordshire residents have been awarded the prestigious British Empire Medal for their invaluable contributions to their local communities. The winners, announced in The Queen’s Birthday Honours in June attended a special ceremony hosted by the Chairman of Staffordshire County Council at County Buildings in Stafford on Thursday 17th November. Medals were presented by the Lord-Lieutenant for Staffordshire, Mr Ian ...

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New business firmly in the saddle thanks to Staffordshire loan fund

Richard Rawnsley MBE

Equine enthusiasts from across the UK and beyond are using the services of a Staffordshire entrepreneur to enable their horses to travel in style. And it’s thanks to a boost from the county council’s Staffordshire Business Loan Fund – run in conjunction with Midlands based lender BCRS Business Loans – that Rawnsley Horsebox and Trailers, trading as Equi-Trek Stafford, has ...

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County Council Leader receives OBE from Prince Charles


The leader of Staffordshire County Council has officially received his OBE today from Prince Charles. Philip Atkins was awarded the honour along with other Staffordshire residents in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in June. Philip, aged 64, and a farmer from Rocester, was awarded an OBE for services to local government after serving on parish, district and county councils, as ...

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Staffordshire commemorates end of the Battle of the Somme 100 years on

WW1 soldiers walk across Somme battlefield.

Staffordshire is commemorating the end of the historic Battle of the Somme 100 years after it was fought. Exhibitions, free film screenings and newly discovered diaries from the first day of battle have been shared to show the impact the conflict had on the world. The battle, remembered today as one of the bloodiest conflicts in human history, began on ...

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Gritting Teams set for action as temperatures set to drop

Mark Deaville

Staffordshire’s army of gritters will be out across the county tonight and on Friday as temperatures look set to fall below zero. Crews will be out across the county from 10pm tonight and monitoring the weather and road conditions throughout the morning to decide when further gritting may be needed. With temperatures expected to remain around zero and some snow ...

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