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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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Statement regarding Manchester attack

Staffordshire Place

Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: Following the shocking events in Manchester, I have asked that the flags on county council buildings be flown at half-mast as a mark of respect for the victims. “I understand the Government is working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack. ...

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Stay safe and avoid counterfeits this bank holiday

Counterfeit goods

Buying counterfeit goods can seriously damage people’s health and wellbeing, the county county’s communities leader has warned ahead of this weekend’s bank holiday market events. Gill Heath said that at this time of year, there is particular concern around the sale of counterfeit sunglasses and even counterfeit branded sunscreen. Counterfeit sunglasses often have little or no protection against UV rays ...

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Still time to nominate for Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards

With just a week to go, people are being invited to nominate work colleagues, carers, friends and family members who put dignity at the heart of everything they do for a special award. The Staffordshire County Council Dignity in Care Awards, now in their fifth year,  recognise care services and individuals who Ensure people in care are treated with dignity ...

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Inward investment team exceeds jobs target as near full employment continues

Right for Business

Staffordshire’s inward investment team – responsible for attracting new business to the county and helping existing firms expand – exceeded its jobs target for the last financial year. Today’s unemployment monthly claimant count statistics show near full employment in Staffordshire at just 1.1 per cent of the county population, the same as last month. This is lower than both West ...

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Backing for business to transform rural buildings into industry hubs

Rural Enterprise Programme

Vacant buildings could be transformed into thriving business hubs for small and medium sized enterprises thanks to a new initiative launched this week. The Rural Enterprise Programme will make grants of between £10,000 and £65,000 available to businesses that can demonstrate they will create jobs as a result of a move to the refurbished building. Grants are also available to ...

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