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Development of business sites and people’s skills a county priority as near full employment continues

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Staffordshire’s fast pace business site development and creation of new space for small enterprise will see more job creation to ensure near full employment continues, the county’s economy leader has said. Today’s unemployment claimant count statistics for Staffordshire show a figure of just one per cent of the local population – a reduction of on last month and lower than ...

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Motorists reminded of weekend V Festival traffic

rainy motorway

Staffordshire motorists are being reminded that roads in the south of the county will be busy this weekend as thousands of people arrive for the V Festival at Weston Park. The county council has been working with festival organisers, the police and Highways England to ensure people travel to the festival site safely and with minimum disruption. Those travelling on ...

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Town centre road set for weekend improvements

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A road in Cannock town centre will be resurfaced this weekend thanks to a £60,000 investment. Park Road, which connects the A34 Ringway with Old Penkridge Road, will be resurfaced overnight on Sunday. In order for the work to be carried out safely and as quickly as possible, a full closure will be needed between 7.30pm on Sunday August 20 ...

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New library based on success of another

The newest library to open its doors in Staffordshire will be inspired by the success of a similar project. Newcastle’s new library will based in the £15.4m Castle House in the centre of town and the design, content and layout will be inspired by Stafford library, which has seen a surge in membership and use since it opened two years ...

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New play room pleases families

Families have begun using the new Multi-Sensory Experience room in the heart of Stafford. The dedicated room, on the ground floor of the county council’s headquarters in Tipping Street, has been fitted out with specialist equipment. It opened this month in the Staffordshire Place 1 building after moving from its previous home at the rear of the Shire Hall complex. ...

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Carers honoured for going the extra mile for dignity

Dignity Awards 2017

Carers from across Staffordshire have been recognised for “going the extra mile” at the county’s Dignity in Care Awards. Over 200 carers were joined by family members and work colleagues for the annual celebration held at Newcastle College of Performing Arts on 2nd August. The Staffordshire County Council awards recognise care services and individuals who Ensure people in care are ...

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Fake football kits given the red card

Fake football kits

As the Premier League kicks off this weekend, plans to sell thousands of fake and potentially dangerous replica football shirts have been red-carded. Scores of boxes of fake shirts for teams, including Chelsea, Liverpool, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Porto, Benfica and Paris Saint Germain, were among a haul of counterfeit goods with a retail value of more than £1 million found ...

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Multi-Million Pound Investment Scheme on Gateways to Burton To Get Underway

St Peter's Bridge

A major scheme to safeguard the future use of two gateways into Burton and boost the local economy gets underway on 29 August. The £6.1m project by Staffordshire County Council will firstly allow vital strengthening work on St Peter’s Bridge to allow HGVs to continue to access the town, along with waterproofing and resurfacing.  This will be followed by improvements ...

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Multi-million pound rail investment boost for Staffordshire

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Major investment in the region’s railway network will benefit Staffordshire enormously, says its economic leader. The announcement of nearly £1 billion worth of investment by a new franchise to operate trains in the West Midlands will include: A two trains per hour service between Birmingham and Rugeley, via the Chase line from December 2018; A new hourly service from December ...

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Foster carers thanked at special celebration day

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Staffordshire’s foster families were thanked during a special celebration day for their invaluable contributions in providing loving homes for the county’s looked after children. Over 300 Children and Foster Carers gathered for the annual celebration barbecue organised by Staffordshire County Council’s Fostering Service. The celebration was held at Marquis Drive Visitors Centre, Cannock Chase on Thursday 3 August with families ...

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