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Missing Mile marker Returned after 30 years

A historic mile marker has been returned to its original location after it was stolen over 30 years ago. The mile marker near Morridge Top on the A53 between royal cottage and Flash was recovered by Staffordshire Police and the Milestone Society after being seen on an auction website. The mile marker has now been reinstalled by Staffordshire County Council ...

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Have your say on keeping Cannock Chase special

Users of Cannock Chase are invited to get involved in deciding how best to look after the area’s natural habitats. Cannock Chase Country Park, Bevin’s Birches and the adjoining land lie within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Special Area of Conservation and are used by visitors to walk dogs, ride bikes or horses and explore the wildlife. ...

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Eight hundred jobs set to be created at Staffordshire business site

Kingswood Lakeside

Nearly eight hundred jobs are set to be created by three new developments at a Staffordshire business site with the county council now agreeing the sale of the final plot. The jobs boost comes as Staffordshire continues to see near full employment, with today’s unemployment claimant count figure for the county remaining at just 1.1 per cent – lower than ...

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Extra Cash Invested In Protecting Adult Social Care

Social Care

A £15 million grant  to help ease the pressure on caring for a growing ageing population in Staffordshire will be invested in a raft of measures to help protect social care and support people in their homes and in their communities. The extra funding was announced by the Government earlier this year in recognition of the increasing pressures on local ...

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Communities Gearing up to Welcome Ironman 70.3 to Staffordshire

IRONMAN

Communities across Staffordshire are counting down to IRONMAN 70.3 in the county on June 18. With more than 70 miles of spectating opportunity, Staffordshire is set to come alive this weekend as athletes and visitors flock to the county. IRONMAN athletes are putting in their final training miles ahead of this Sunday’s event, and youngsters are gearing up for IRONKIDS ...

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Plan to reduce care numbers by giving families more support

Early years

A plan to reduce the numbers of Staffordshire children in care by giving families more of the support they need has been unveiled by Staffordshire County Council. Services for children and families in the county will be transformed to ensure more families get the help they need sooner, preventing them from reaching crisis point, and reducing the need for high-cost, ...

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Cheers to beer’s contribution to Staffordshire

The huge contribution of the brewing industry to Staffordshire’s economy is being celebrated by the county’s economic leader. Speaking to mark the national ‘Beer Day Britain’ celebration on June 15, Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Economic Growth, said: Brewing has been part of this county’s way of life for a thousand years and its brands are known ...

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New road bridge to cross A50

Six huge steel beams will be lifted in place across the A50 next month to form the base for a new bridge spanning the dual carriageway. The installation near Uttoxeter will be a major step towards completing an upgraded junction with the A522 to support business and unlock land for new housing and economic growth. A 750 tonne crane will ...

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Road junction improvement work ends ahead of schedule

Stafford Western Access Road

Work to improve main road junctions as part of a major growth project in Stafford has ended ahead of schedule today (Monday). The upgrade to the junctions of the A34 Foregate Street with Greyfriars Place and Browning Street north of the town centre will improve traffic flow and form part of the Stafford Western Access Route project – providing the ...

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