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Stay safe during festive season and avoid counterfeit alcohol

People are being urged to stay safe during the festive season and avoid dangerous counterfeit alcohol. Staffordshire County Council has been carrying out an ongoing operation to stamp out counterfeit alcohol sales using Government funding awarded through the Proceeds of Crime Act in recognition of its work. There have been a number of prosecutions and licence reviews. The largest fine ...

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Staffordshire to celebrate Local Charities Day

Charity day

People are being invited to join in and celebrate the work of the county’s charities and the difference they make in their local communities. Local Charities Day is on Friday 15 December and will put small, local charities and community groups into the spotlight, helping them demonstrate the great work they do in their communities. Staffordshire has thousands of charities ...

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County council to petition on next phase of HS2 in Staffordshire

HS2

County council has pledged to continue to get the best deal for Staffordshire and its communities by championing their cause in Parliament. Members of the council today agreed to lobby on Phase 2a which will run from the West Midlands to Crewe to mitigate the impact of the high speed line. Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic ...

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Completion date in New Year for civic centre

The completion date for the new civic centre hub designed to boost a town centre economy and save taxpayers millions of pounds has been postponed to 2018. The £15.4 million, four storey Castle House, next to Queens Gardens in the centre of Newcastle, will open in the next few months once final work has been completed. The building will house ...

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People’s Business Award recognises Burton’s best customer service

People's Business Award

Burton residents are being urged to nominate their favourite local business for a new award which recognises great customer service in their community. The People’s Business Award is being launched today in Burton as part of the county council’s Get Vocal About Local campaign. The award is being run in conjunction with Burton Small Business – a consortium of local ...

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Staffordshire sees year end with near full employment

Figures released today confirm that Staffordshire will go into 2018 with near full employment – with more business investment planned across the county. The number of people claiming out of work benefits in Staffordshire continues to be just one per cent of the local population, less than both regional (2.3 per cent) and national (1.9 per cent) averages. On Friday ...

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IRONMAN Announces New 70.3 Staffordshire Course

IRONMAN

The new course for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire has been officially announced. The brand new run course takes athletes into the heart of Stafford Town Centre, with the swim course remaining at Chasewater and the bike course being altered slightly to accommodate the move to Stafford. The 13.1 mile run course around Stafford will mean even more people will get to ...

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County council sets out challenging budget for next five years

Staffordshire Place

Record spending of £310 million on care, growing a strong economy and attracting investment into Staffordshire are at the heart of a challenging budget being set out by the county council. The increasing costs of care for a growing ageing population and children in care continue to be the biggest pressure for the county council,  as it still has to ...

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Big freeze continues in Staffordshire

Gritter

The big freeze is set to continue in Staffordshire as road users are urged to keep taking care. Met Office forecasters say temperatures may get above freezing briefly during the daytime, before returning below zero after dark. Staffordshire County Council’s fleet of more than 40 gritters are heading out again tonight following earlier gritting, but the extremely low temperatures are ...

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Care needed despite overnight gritting

Latest News

Prolonged sub-zero temperatures means everyone should take care outdoors today. Gritters have been out across the county overnight, following another day’s gritting yesterday. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Support member for Highways and Transport, said: The temperature was well below freezing in parts of the county overnight and conditions will be extremely difficult today, even on gritted roads. With ...

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