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Call Out For IRONMAN 70.3 Shugborough Finale


Competitors, communities and local businesses are set to join in an IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire Shugborough finale next summer  – before the event’s finishing line moves to a new home in 2018. Mark Winnington Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Growth said the good news is that people can still book a place. Mark added: Staffordshire as a county provides ...

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A50 improvement project moves to next phase

A project to improve the A50 at its junction with Uttoxeter to boost local growth moves to its next phase in December. Staffordshire County Council is carrying out the major junction improvement project on behalf of Highways England. Next month, services and utilities will be relocated to enable the A522 to be realigned. The project also includes the construction of ...

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More investment in i54 South Staffordshire

i54 South Staffordshire

Swedish engineering group Atlas Copco has agreed to have a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility built at i54 South Staffordshire. The property will be the new headquarters of Tentec Ltd which is one of the leading providers of bolt tensioning solutions globally. The bespoke facility will provide 46,000 sq ft (4,289 sq m) of high quality production and office space for ...

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Business developments pick up pace as drive to create better skilled jobs continues

Gestamp site

Development at several business sites supported by the county council is gathering pace as the drive to create better quality jobs continues with near full employment in Staffordshire. Statistics issued by the ONS today show that the Staffordshire claimant count decreased slightly between September and October and stands at 0.9 per cent of the local population (compared to one per ...

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Business can expand and innovate at its new i54 South Staffordshire base

i54 South Staffordshire

A leading British security hardware and electronics business is expanding its operations to develop a state-of-the-art product development, manufacturing and distribution facility at its new i54 South Staffordshire headquarters. ERA, a division of Tyman plc, is consolidating its three Midlands based operations at the major regional business hub, developed by an award-winning partnership of Staffordshire County Council, City of Wolverhampton ...

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County council continues to work to get the best deal for Staffordshire on HS2 following next phase confirmation


Work to ensure Staffordshire benefits from HS2 whilst ensuring maximum mitigation will continue following the Government’s confirmation of the next phase of the project.  The Government confirmed today that it would press ahead with phase 2b of the line; from the West Midlands to Leeds. A section of the line will run past the south of Tamworth towards the East ...

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Work speeding up at Flash Ley

Flash Ley

Work at the Flash Ley School site is continuing, and has now progressed to all parts of the building. Air quality tests have revealed the air is now at safe levels, meaning contractors can now accelerate their repair works. This means repair work and redecoration can progress to all other parts of the building. Staffordshire County Council is now working ...

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Young Enterprise helps create Staffordshire’s business leaders of the future

students at stall

Thousands of Staffordshire pupils are getting the chance to create their own company and develop their business skills as part of a project by Staffordshire County Council. Young Enterprise is the UK’s leading charity that empowers young people to develop their personal and business skills.  Pupils work alongside teachers, business mentors and employers in school and take part in practical, ...

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Find Out More About A New Deal To Deliver Integrated Care In Staffordshire

Social Care

People are being encouraged to find out more and have their say on a new agreement to deliver health and social care side by side across Staffordshire. Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership Trust (SSOTP) have agreed a new contract to run from 2017 to 2020 and a public consultation on the proposals is now open. Alan White, ...

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Gritting Teams Out Across The County Overnight

Mark Deaville

Staffordshire’s army of gritters were out overnight helping to keep the county safely on the move this morning. Snow ploughs were also deployed on the highest routes in the county as snow continued to fall in the Flash area this morning, while the gritters tackled the extended gritting network. Staffordshire County Council’s highways leader Mark Deaville said: We have a ...

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