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Highways crews work through the night to tackle fallen trees

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Staffordshire’s highways crews were out in force during the night as heavy winds swept across the county bringing down trees and branches. A Yellow weather warning for strong winds had been issued for the county yesterday which saw gusts of up to 70mph in parts. More than 50 trees were brought down by strong winds and crews worked throughout the ...

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Motorists urged to prepare for freezing conditions and snow showers


Staffordshire motorists are being urged to drive with extra care from this afternoon (Tuesday) with freezing conditions and potential snow showers expected. A yellow weather warning has been issued for the area with a mixture of blustery, wintry showers of rain, hail and snow and freezing temperatures forecast into the night and tomorrow morning. Staffordshire’s army of gritters will be ...

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Staffordshire day celebrations extended for 2018

This year’s Staffordshire Day extravaganza is set to take place over a week to give as many people as possible chance to get involved. As the official Staffordshire Day (1st May) will fall on a Tuesday, coordinators Destination Staffordshire, who work with Staffordshire County Council and other local authorities on the programme, have extended the celebrations. They will now begin ...

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New healthy living app needs volunteers


People in Staffordshire are being encouraged to help shape and design a healthy living App. The My Kin wellbeing mobile phone application is being developed by technology company Sentimoto with help from Staffordshire County Council. The App helps people to ‘self-assess’ their health and well-being, using trusted NHS tools, and signpost them to appropriate local activities and organisations. People will ...

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Staffordshire County Council statement on Carillion

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Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Economic Growth, said: Carillion’s collapse is terrible news for its employees, and worrying too for others indirectly affected by it. They all have my sympathy and obviously we will help in any way we can. Staffordshire County Council has only one commercial relationship with Carillion. The company is part of a Joint ...

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Make a Career out of Care

Carer campaign

Care companies in Staffordshire are looking to recruit an army of carers to help those eligible for help live independently for as long as possible in their homes. Staffordshire County Council, in partnership with care companies across the county, have today (Thursday) launched a recruitment campaign to encourage more people to think of a career in caring. This year Staffordshire ...

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Newcastle primary school set for expansion


A primary school in Newcastle could be expanded to offer more places to children in the area. Baldwin’s Gate Primary School in Baldwin’s Gate, Newcastle, could be expanded by 35 places—5 places per year group—to 140 places, allowing it to cope with increased demand for places in the area. The measures are being put before Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet, after ...

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Cabinet to consider moving to new funding formula for schools

Schools in Staffordshire could move to the Government’s new National Funding Formula, after measures are considered by the county council’s Cabinet next week. With an extra £9.5million going to Staffordshire schools, the county council will decide whether to move to the Government’s new funding formula, which will determine how the money is distributed. This follows on from a Government announcement ...

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Yoga studio wins first People’s Business Award Burton

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A yoga studio in Burton which operated from various community venues before setting up its permanent base in the town has won an inaugural award to champion local business. Calm Yoga was selected by judges of the People’s Business Award as overall winner after receiving public nominations and being praised by customers. The award, part of Staffordshire County Council’s Get ...

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Town centre pavement improvement works set to begin

Work to improve pavements on Newcastle’s High Street will begin next week. The ongoing scheme will see small sections improved at a time to ensure there is minimum disruption for shoppers and businesses. Improvements will take place on the stretch between Paradise Street and Guildhall. Work begins next Monday January 15. The scheme is set to be completed in mid-August. For ...

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