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Tamworth Enterprise Centre declared officially open for business

Tamworth Enterprise Centre

The brand new Tamworth Enterprise Centre has been declared officially open for business with a ribbon cutting and plaque unveiling ceremony this week. Housed in the former Philip Dix Centre in Corporation Street, the state-of-the-art business hub provides modern serviced offices to rent, well-appointed meeting rooms for hire, an executive business lounge, virtual offices, conference facilities, superfast broadband, Wi-Fi, interactive ...

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War widow fears pilgrimage to husband’s grave may be her last

War widow Wiltrud Kraft has made what she says could be her last trip to her husband’s grave at the German Military Cemetery on Cannock Chase in Staffordshire. Wiltrud’s husband Ignaz was a German pilot who died along with his crew when they were shot down over Kent in 1941 and is buried in the cemetery. Mrs Kraft, aged 97, ...

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A38 junction improvements set to begin

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A £500,000 scheme to improve roads forming part of a junction of the A38 in East Staffordshire will begin on Monday July 31. The five-week scheme will see the B5016 Station Road at Barton-under-Needwood resurfaced, along with three roundabouts and slip roads onto the A38. Kerbs and ironworks will also be replaced as part of the project. From Monday there ...

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Teens urged to take on reading mission

Staffordshire’s teenagers are invited to take on the Young Teen Fiction mission to win a prize over the summer holidays. Their mission, should they choose to accept it, is to borrow and read 6 fiction books from Staffordshire Libraries before 11 September. The Staffordshire County Council campaign hopes to encourage the county’s 11 to 14 year-olds to continue to read ...

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New flood defence project helps both people and wildlife

Gill Heath

Staffordshire’s leading nature conservation charity is helping protect communities and create new wildlife habitats by tackling flooding and improving water quality through its ‘Nature’s Flood Defence’ project. The project, led by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, in partnership with Staffordshire County Council, Warwickshire County Council and the Environment Agency, aims to help protect people from flooding and create ...

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Staffordshire record-breaker Adam Peaty is “inspirational” and a role model for young people

Olympic champion Adam Peaty’s record-breaking defence of his World Championship titles is being celebrated in his home county of Staffordshire. Less than 24 hours after retaining the 100m breaststroke title in Budapest, the 22-year-old broke his own world record time in today’s heats of the 50m breaststroke, clocking 26.1 seconds. Staffordshire County Council’s Leader Philip Atkins said: Congratulations to Adam, ...

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Staffordshire libraries launches new scheme to support people living with long term health conditions

Visitors to Staffordshire libraries can now borrow from over 28 self-help titles to help them deal with common long-term health conditions. At a time when over 26 million people in England report to have at least one long term condition, the new Reading Well scheme is supporting people with expert endorsed books available to borrow for free. Developed with health ...

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Work starts on multi-million pound dementia centre

Burton Dementia centre

Building work has started on a multi-million pound centre designed to give the very best care to people living with dementia. The Burton Centre of Excellence will provide specialist accommodation in a home-style environment for people with dementia, providing high quality care and support in an innovative, purpose built setting. It is being built on the site of the former ...

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Stay ahead of summer roadworks

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Residents are being reminded how they can stay up-do-date on the latest roadworks from Staffordshire County Council, as the summer of maintenance works begins in earnest. More than £35million is being invested in road and transport schemes in the county, to improve road safety and give families better access to cycle routes and train stations. Large-scale schemes such as the ...

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Road improvements at town junction set to begin

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Resurfacing of a double roundabout junction in Hednesford is set to begin next Monday July 31. The two-week improvement scheme will see the roundabouts on the A460 Hill Top resurfaced, including the approaches from Uxbridge Street, Hill Street, East Cannock Road and Stafford Lane. Temporary road closures will be needed, with signed diversions put in place. The first phase of ...

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