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Tentec build at i54 South Staffordshire now under way

i54 South Staffordshire

World-leading Swedish engineering group Atlas Copco has started the build of a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at i54 South Staffordshire. It is the third major business in recent months to begin construction at the advanced manufacturing hub. The development will be the new headquarters of Tentec Ltd which is one of the leading providers of bolt tensioning solutions globally. The ...

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Brave Carter to undertake IRONKIDS Challenge

Carter CHatting

Being diagnosed with leukaemia would be enough to slow anyone down, but not five year old Carter Chatting from Lichfield. After being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in January 2016, Carter and his family set about raising funds for the Oncology Unit at Birmingham’s Children Hospital, where he has to attend regularly for treatments. That meant signing up for IRONKIDS ...

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Parking problems set to be alleviated on and around major new Stafford route

Latest News

Problem parking on a Stafford estate next to the route of Stafford’s new western access road is set to be alleviated with new traffic orders. Parking restrictions will be installed on roads around Castlefields, to the west of Stafford town centre. Double yellow lines will be installed along the length of Martin Drive – which will form the gateway to ...

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Swim safely this summer

Staffordshire’s communities leader is urging people to think safety when swimming this summer and avoid potentially dangerous lakes and quarries. As people enjoy the warm weather, some may be tempted to sites not suitable for swimming. Staffordshire County Council’s communities leader Gill Heath said that people should be reminded that open water swimming can be dangerous and it’s advised this ...

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New cabinet for Staffordshire County Council unveiled

Staffordshire Place

The Leader and Cabinet for Staffordshire County Council have been announced at meeting of the Full Council. Philip Atkins takes up his third term as Leader of the county council following the local elections on May 4 – which saw the Conservatives retain control by securing an increased 51 seats, Labour 10 and one seat gained by an independent candidate. Ian Parry remains ...

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Plan your journey in advance and enjoy the holiday getaway

Roadzwork app

People are being advised to plan their journey if heading away over the bank holiday with busy roads expected and rail engineering work scheduled. Motorists travelling in and around Staffordshire can use the recently launched Roadzwork app, which can help people avoid roadworks and other incidents on their local, regular routes by informing them before they set out. At the ...

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Community food project helping people lead healthier and happier lives

A community project to encourage healthy eating and living in Leek is thriving and now needs more volunteers. VIDEO: How ‘Leek Food Co-op’ is Helping people lead healthier and happier lives   ‘Leek Food Co-op’ supplies bags of fresh fruit and veg to families through the food co-operative which works with local retailers and wholesalers. Families pay £3 per bag which ...

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Market organisers on board to ensure goods are the Real Deal in Staffordshire

Cannock Market

More market and car boot sale organisers in Staffordshire are joining a national campaign to ensure goods sold at their event are legitimate and that visitors aren’t ripped off. The county council has signed its fourth Real Deal agreement with the management team of the district council-run market in Cannock town centre. The campaign aims to promote a fair and ...

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Motorists warned of congestion on A34 north of Stafford

Motorists are being warned to allow additional time of find alternative routes if planning to travel on the A34 southbound between Stoke and Stafford due to an M6 closure. Highways England has said it is hoping to open the southbound stretch of the M6 between junctions 15 and 14 by lunchtime following a serious accident. Two lanes are also closed ...

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