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Major bridge repair project enters fourth week

St Peter's Bridge

Replacement of bearings and deck joints on St Peter’s Bridge will continue this week as its repair scheme reaches its fourth week. The £6.1m project will see vital strengthening work to allow HGVs to continue to access the town. Last week the project team continued with bearing replacement and removed the road surface. From today, the last parts of the ...

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Freight group presses ahead with measures to reduce HCV impact

A group formed to reduce the impact heavy commercial vehicles on Staffordshire’s roads is set to deliver a package of measures to benefit communities along one of the county’s main routes. The Staffordshire Freight and Communities Forum met on Friday with a specific focus on reducing HCV impact along the A515, affecting the villages of Draycott-in-the-Clay, Yoxall and Kings Bromley. ...

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Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire 2018 entries open


Individual entries to Staffordshire’s IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon in 2018 are now officially open. Interest in the race is always high, so competitors are being encouraged to sign up at www.ironman.com/staffordshire70.3  as early as possible to avoid missing out on a place. The 2018 edition of IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire will take place Sunday 10 June 2018, and is the first year ...

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Ancient Iron Age gold sparks £325,000 fundraising campaign

A fundraising campaign has been launched to save for the nation ancient jewellery believed to be the earliest example of Iron Age gold ever discovered in Britain. The four intricate artefacts that make up the Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs have been valued at £325,000 by a panel of independent experts known as the Treasure Valuation Committee, sparking a three-month countdown ...

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Latest phase of access works for county employment site takes place next week

Gestamp site

The latest phase of works to create access to a major new Staffordshire employment site will take place next week. Staffordshire County Council is carrying the works to create access to the Four Ashes site, paving the way for the relocation of automotive parts manufacturer Gestamp. The 52-acre site in South Staffordshire is being developed by Bericote Properties, providing 900,000 ...

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Work on new £1m library for Lichfield to start next week

Work on a major £1.2m project to create a brand new library in Lichfield is to start next week (Monday, 18 September). The project will see the opening up of the ground floor at St. Mary’s Church in Market Square to accommodate the library and tourist information service.  The first floor will include a permanent museum, exhibition and performance space, ...

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Motorists warned of high winds in Staffordshire overnight

rainy motorway

People travelling on the roads across Staffordshire overnight tonight are being warned about high winds and the risk of trees and branches falling. The Met Office has issued a weather warning for winds of up to 65mph, particularly for areas on higher ground such as the Staffordshire Moorlands. The warning has been issued from 8pm this evening through to 10am ...

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Staffordshire biker gives the thumbs up for fostering in latest campaign

Whether you’re a Biker or a Hiker, a Goal Keeper or a Bee Keeper you could be a foster carer. Amongst Staffordshire’s 350 foster families are bikers, bakers, beekeepers, musicians, military history re-enactors, professional athletes and many more. Now, Staffordshire County Council’s latest fostering campaign is reminding people that there’s no such thing as a typical foster carer. Staffordshire biker ...

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War Bride production comes to Staffordshire

Young people from across Staffordshire are getting the opportunity to take part in exciting theatre performances exploring local stories about WWI. The War Bride production, designed by costume designer Anna Lewis is both a theatre performance and a piece of moving visual art. Young people will get the chance to take part in costume workshops, learn about the history of ...

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Cyclists urged to join ‘Cycle to Work Day’

Workers in Staffordshire are being encouraged to leave the car at home and get on their bikes for their morning commute as part of national ‘Cycle to Work Day.’ The annual push on Wednesday 13 September is the national campaign that aims to promote the benefits of cycling to and from work. Cycle shops across the county are also joining ...

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