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New bridge moves step closer

A50

The A50 westbound will be closed overnight for five nights in early June to allow preparations for a new bridge across the dual carriageway. Six steel beams, each 47 metres long, will be brought along the A50 for delivery to the construction site near Uttoxeter. The new bridge forms part of an upgraded junction with the A522 being delivered by ...

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Britain’s strongest man to back Staffordshire Day

Video: Britain’s strongest man, Eddie Hall reveals why he loves Staffordshire Britain’s strongest man Eddie Hall, is the latest celebrity to throw his weight behind this year’s Staffordshire Day. Eddie is set to back the county’s annual celebration which returns on Monday 1 May which will see over 50 events taking place across the county. The powerhouse from Newcastle in ...

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Find out more about fostering at information evening

People from Burton and surrounding areas interested in becoming a foster carer are being invited to an information evening where they can find out more. The event is part of Foster Care Fortnight, which runs from Monday 8 to Sunday 21 May to help raise the profile of fostering and highlight the urgent need for more foster carers. The information ...

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Summer opening hours at recycling centres

Waste recycling centre

Staffordshire County Council’s household waste recycling centres are open for longer for residents tackling jobs around the house. All 14 of the county’s sites have moved on to their summer timetable and will be open on May’s bank holidays, as well as their usual opening hours for all kinds of garden and household bits and pieces. Clive Thomson, Staffordshire County ...

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People and businesses reminded of food allergy risks during national awareness week

Generic food

People and businesses in Staffordshire are being reminded of the importance of clearly labelled ingredients during national Allergy Awareness Week. The county council’s trading standards team wants to ensure people remember to check food ingredients while businesses trade responsibly and clearly display ingredients in English. On pre-packed food ingredients and allergens must be labelled in English. In cafes, restaurants and ...

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Roller door seller fined for safety breaches

Trading Standards

A roller shutter door company director has been fined over £2000 for not complying with safety regulations. Officers found that the shutter doors were not compliant to European safety standards, meaning that they were potentially dangerous and could cause serious injury. Company Director Philip Allison 47, of Easyglide (Derby) LTD based at the Falcon Business Park in Burton,  pleaded guilty ...

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By George – Dozens of Staffordshire Parents continue to opt for Princely Name

Mum and baby

The name George is continuing to court favour with Staffordshire parents since the birth of Prince George – with dozens opting for the popular boy’s name. And, as the country prepares to celebrate St George’s Day this Sunday (23 April), new figures show that the name is still proving a big hit at Staffordshire’s Register Offices. Since last St George’s Day, ...

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50 things to do on Staffordshire Day and just over a week to go

Staffordshire Day 2016

With just over a week to go until Staffordshire Day, attractions and community groups have joined forces to create a packed programme of activities. The annual celebration, organised by Enjoy Staffordshire, supported by Staffordshire County Council returns on Bank Holiday Monday 1 May with over 50 events planned across the county over the weekend. Darryl Eyers, Director for Economy at ...

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Seven Ways To Celebrate Staffordshire Day In Stafford

Staffordshire Day 2016

Attractions, community groups and residents across Stafford have joined forces to help create a packed programme for the second Staffordshire Day. The county celebration, organised by Enjoy Staffordshire, supported by Staffordshire County Council, and the county’s other local authorities, returns on Monday 1st May, with plenty of events and special offers to enjoy in Stafford and beyond. The first Tour ...

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