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People and businesses reminded of food allergy risks during national awareness week

Generic food

People and businesses in Staffordshire are being reminded of the importance of clearly labelled food ingredients during national Allergy Awareness Week. This year, the national campaign focuses on Travelling with Allergy and how to prepare for holidays, both in the UK and abroad. The county council’s trading standards team wants to ensure people remember to check food ingredients while UK ...

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County council to champion the cause of Staffordshire on HS2 in Parliament today


Staffordshire County Council will continue to champion the cause of the county and its communities on HS2  in Parliament today. (Monday) Philip Atkins, Leader of the council, will be presenting the case for mitigating the impact of Phase 2a of the high speed rail project running from Fradley to Crewe – highlighting the need for a crucial extension of an ...

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Vast majority of Burton shops demonstrate responsible knife sales

Gill Heath

Burton traders are demonstrating community responsibility by carrying out necessary checks when selling knives, a county council test purchase operation has found. County council communities leader Gill Heath said responsible knife sales are vital for community safety in Staffordshire. The operation in Burton on April 17 saw underage volunteers working with the county council’s trading standards team. They were only ...

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Junction improvements set to ease access to business park

Work to improve a main road junction to ease access to a business park near Eccleshall begins today (Monday April 23). The £650,000 scheme will see the A519 Newcastle Road junction with Sturbridge Lane improved to ease turning and improve safety for traffic accessing Raleigh Hall Industrial Estate. Work is being paid for by the estate owner. While work is ...

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Still time to nominate for Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards

With just one month to go, people are being reminded there is still time to nominate work colleagues, carers, friends and family members for a special award. Staffordshire County Council’s Dignity in Care Awards, now in their sixth year recognises care services and individuals who Ensure people in care are treated with dignity and respect. Alan White, Deputy Leader at ...

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Extra 11,000 potholes to be tackled across Staffordshire

A campaign to fix an extra 11,000 weather-related potholes across Staffordshire has been launched in the county today (Thursday). Highways chiefs have pledged a further £5 million on top of the annual £23.5m roads budget to both help tackle roads damaged during the winter – and help prevent the risk of fresh ones occurring. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet ...

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Two primary schools set for expansion

Key stage 2

Two primary schools will be expanded to offer more places to children. Baldwins Gate Primary School in Newcastle and St Stephen’s Primary School in Fradley will be expanded to allow them to cope with an increase in demand for places in both areas. St Stephen’s will be expanded by 105 places at a cost of £2.4 million, which will see ...

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District sees near total fibre broadband coverage thanks to multi-million pound Superfast Staffordshire partnership

Cannock Chase district now has near total fibre broadband coverage thanks to a county council scheme – with most of Staffordshire also able to connect. The Superfast Staffordshire programme, run jointly with Openreach and the government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, has helped to enable 99.3 per cent of Cannock Chase district to connect to speeds of 24mbps and above ...

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Staffordshire begins new financial year on near full employment

Rapida Kingswood Lakeside

Staffordshire’s new financial year has begun with near full employment with more planned business development, the county’s economic growth leader said today. Latest figures released today show that people claiming out of work benefits in Staffordshire account for just 1.3 per cent of the local population. This is lower than both regional (2.7 per cent) and national (2.1 per cent) ...

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Burton residents can find out more about flood protection at campaign event


People in Burton can find out more about how they can better prepare for flooding and protect their properties at a town centre event this Friday (April 20). Burton’s Market Square will hold the Floods Happen awareness event from 10am to 2pm, where representatives from the county council, Environment Agency, civil contingencies unit and the National Flood Forum will be ...

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