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Major manufacturing Growth Zone plans unveiled at MIPIM

i54 South Staffordshire expansion

A collection of new high-value manufacturing, business and logistics investment opportunities in Staffordshire and Wolverhampton have been unveiled at MIPIM in Cannes. The M54 Wolverhampton – Staffordshire High Growth Zone will be one of the biggest in the UK and was today (Tuesday) showcased at The Right Landscape for Growth hotspot at the global property forum. The Growth Zone consists ...

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Full speed ahead – fibre fund boosts fast broadband roll-out to Staffordshire rural communities

Councillor Mark Winnington

People living and working in two Staffordshire communities are looking forward to getting some of the fastest broadband speeds in the country thanks to an innovative scheme to ensure the county’s most remote areas don’t miss out on the latest technology. Eight residents and businesses in Marchington Woodlands, near Uttoxeter, and 30 in Rushton Spencer, near Leek, are the latest ...

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County backing for growth plans

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Moves to review public spending, revalue business rates and promote house building have been welcomed by Staffordshire’s leader. Reacting to the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Spring Statement, Philip Atkins said an improving economy and promised investment in transport infrastructure would also support businesses to invest, export, and create jobs. Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: Staffordshire has come ...

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Libraries to offer more arts and cultural events

Library staff

Visitors to Staffordshire libraries are set to experience more arts and performances as part of a new project to bring cultural activities to local communities. The new national Culture Offer developed by the Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) and Arts Council England will help libraries offer more people the chance to experience performance, arts, exhibitions, music and film. People will ...

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Promoting Staffordshire as a great place to do business

Rapida Kingswood Lakeside

Opportunities to bring jobs and growth to the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire area will be promoted to business investors and developers at a major international event in France this week. The LEP’s investment team, Make It Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, will be flying the flag for the region on the global stage at the MIPIM conference and exhibition in Cannes, supported by ...

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More of Staffordshire To Access High Speed Rail


More people in Staffordshire look set to be able to board a high speed train service after the Government today confirmed plans to see Stoke-on-Trent potentially join Stafford as a stop for HS2 compatible trains. Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling has backed plans for the Crewe Hub vision, including a redesign of platforms to allow the splitting and ...

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Cycle and pedestrian improvements completed as part of major road project

Stafford Western Access Road

Work to create cycle and pedestrian paths along a section of a major new relief route in Stafford has now been completed. The paths have been installed along both sides of Martin Drive, Castlefields, which will form part of the Stafford Western Access Route. They link the Newport Road with the National Cycle Network 55 – the Millennium Way which ...

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Rogue trader handed suspended prison sentence for money laundering

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A rogue trader who carried out unnecessary maintenance work on a Tamworth property has been handed a two-year suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay £5,000 victim compensation after pleading guilty to money laundering offences. Brian Hems, 44, from Buxton Close, Bloxwich, was sentenced on Monday for offences relating to laundering £34,250 in cheques from a single victim after carrying ...

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Civic centre move scheduled

The completion date for the new civic centre hub designed to boost a town centre economy and save taxpayers millions of pounds has been scheduled for June. The decision follows a commitment by Kier North to deliver the £15.4 million, four storey Castle House, next to Queens Gardens in the centre of Newcastle, in time for staff to prepare the ...

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Helping More Staffordshire Families Own Their Dream Home – Key Priority For The County Council


Strong reform of planning policy is needed to help speed up the building of more homes in Staffordshire, Philip Atkins the Leader of Staffordshire County Council has said. Speaking after the Prime Minister Theresa May pledged that planning rules will be re-written to: Cut red tape, use land more efficiently, fast track planning permissions and put local plans in place ...

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