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Business support hub success set to continue and boost growth in 2017

Right for Business

A support hub for businesses across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent which has benefited nearly 4,000 companies will extend its delivery in 2017 with backing from the county council. The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub is delivered by the local enterprise partnership and has supported 3,852 businesses since it was established in 2014. Its advisors refer businesses to relevant organisations that can ...

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Gritting teams rolled out early ahead of forecasted snow

Gritter gritting

Staffordshire County Council’s gritting teams are being rolled out early this afternoon, in a pre-emptive strike before snow showers hit. Crews will be gritting primary routes from 1.30pm, ahead of rush hour and before the snow is predicted fall in the county. Met Office forecasts indicate that snow will hit most parts of the county this afternoon, with a severe ...

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Young people urged to put pen to paper in Poetry Competition

Young people from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are being invited to put pen to paper in an exciting poetry competition. The competition is being organised by Staffordshire County Council’s Library Service and the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Young Poet Laurate, 16-year-old Isobel Horsley. Teenagers need to write their own original poem and take a photograph to go with it with the ...

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Young Drivers targeted in road safety talk

Young Drivers Safety Talk

Newly qualified and learner drivers, their parents and driving instructors are being invited to a workshop to help improve road safety in the county. The free event is being hosted by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership and aims to highlight the importance of safer driving.  The talk will be held at Staffordshire Police Headquarters on Beaconside in Stafford on Thursday ...

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£70m regional partnership to create 700 jobs

IC5 Keel

Seven hundred jobs are set to be created and over 1,000 businesses supported as a result of a £70m research-led collaboration led by one UK’s top universities. Keele University will work in partnership with Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership and University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust to deliver ...

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Pupils and staff to return to Flash Ley in the New Year

Flash Ley

Flash Ley school has reopened to pupils and staff. Pupils were welcomed through the doors by staff, before entering their classrooms and settling into the school day. The school also held a special celebration assembly with pupils, staff and parents, plus officers from Staffordshire County Council and other organisations who have helped get the school building back into operation. County ...

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Calls for new laws to protect young people online welcomed in Staffordshire

Mark Sutton

Calls for New laws and a digital ombudsman to help protect children’s privacy online are being backed by Staffordshire’s Cabinet Lead for Children. Mark Sutton, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People has welcomed todays proposals put forward by Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield. The proposals, outline in the Growing Up Digital report, call for new laws to ...

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Art workshops offering the chance to get creative and improve mental wellbeing

Art Workshops

People are being invited to take part in a special programme of art activities every Thursday at the Shire Hall Gallery in Stafford. ‘This Way Up’ is organised by Creative Health CIC in conjunction with Staffordshire County Council’s Arts team who want to promote good mental wellbeing using the arts.  The workshops start from 12 January to 9 February and ...

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Lights, camera, action as foster carers take centre stage in New Year campaign

Staffordshire’s foster carers are taking centre-stage in the latest campaign to help find families for the county’s vulnerable children. To meet the urgent need for more foster carers in Staffordshire, a further 60 families need to be found over the next year. Now, carers from across Staffordshire have come out in force and bravely put themselves in front of the ...

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