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New deal for Business Centre tenants

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Tenants facing eviction from a business centre can stay after Staffordshire County Council reached an agreement with the building’s owners. The authority had leased the Uttoxeter Business Centre from its owner since 2008 to provide much-needed office space for small businesses in the area. But the terms of the contract meant that when the county council gave up the lease ...

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This Way Up Exhibition at Staffordshire Place

People in Stafford are being invited to the exhibition This Way Up, an exhibition of art created by Limewood residents at the specialist dementia care centre in the town. The exhibition shows artwork created in collaboration with professional artists during a creative wellbeing project led by Creative Health.  Workshops were developed specifically for Limewood residents which gave them the opportunity ...

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Recipe for success for Staffordshire Day celebrations

With less than a week to go until Staffordshire Day on Tuesday 1 May, the county has been bracing itself for a week of celebrations. Dozens of events including a celebration of the mighty Staffordshire oatcake are running throughout the week in what has become an annual fixture in the county’s tourism calendar. Music and food festivals are also in ...

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Recognition for growth boosting Staffordshire road schemes

Tamworth rail bridge

Three major highways schemes in Staffordshire have been recognised by a top industry body for their quality of design and enabling the delivery of future economic growth. The county council and its partner Amey received the recognition by the Institute of Highway Engineers last week. The projects were improving the centre of Newcastle-under-Lyme for pedestrians and cyclists; creating the gateway ...

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Evidence of a nation preparing for war revealed on Cannock Chase

They may not have contained the terrible mud and ever-present rats that were the twin torments of a Tommy’s life in the trenches, but otherwise a remarkably exact First World War training facility has been revealed decades after it disappeared. The mocked up front line even had hand-dug shell holes in the pretend no-man’s land between the ‘friendly’ and ‘enemy’ ...

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Staffordshire attractions win prestigious national awards

The National Memorial Arboretum has been named the UK’s best large visitor attraction at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence ceremony. The arboretum near Lichfield, the UK’s national Centre for Remembrance, fought off competition from Blenheim Palace and Moors Valley Country Park & Forest to win the Gold award in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category. And in ...

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Last 100 places for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire

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Places are being snapped up quickly for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire, and competitors are being urged to sign up quickly or risk being disappointed. Under starter’s orders on 10 June will be more than 2000 competitors, all hoping to complete a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.1 mile half marathon. The event will start at Chasewater, and for ...

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Tolkien exhibition to visit Eccleshall Library

People interested in celebrating the author of The Lord of the Rings’ and his links with Staffordshire will get the chance at a unique exhibition. This fascinating insight into the early years of JRR Tolkien, one of the world’s best-loved writers, and his time spent in Staffordshire, has already been seen by over 250,000 visitors since it launched in March ...

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Staffordshire residents to join in Royal Wedding celebrations at Windsor Castle

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Twelve Staffordshire residents will be visiting the grounds of Windsor Castle on 19th May to share in part of the Wedding Day of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The lucky invitees have been nominated by the HM Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Mr Ian Dudson in recognition of their voluntary and charitable contributions to local communities. Each of them will be taking ...

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Staffordshire companies honoured in Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

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Five Staffordshire companies have been recognised for their contribution to business in the 2018 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise The companies have been recognised for their outstanding achievements in areas including innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility. The awards were made to: Addmaster Ltd (Stafford) Busy Bee Nurseries (Shenstone) Cobra Biologics (Keele) Swift-Cut Automation Ltd (Tatenhill) ...

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