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Children invited to join Mischief Makers at Staffordshire’s libraries

Children from across Staffordshire are invited to sign up to read six books this summer as part of the county’s Summer Reading Challenge. The scheme asks 4-11 year olds to borrow and read any six library books over the summer holidays. The theme for the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge is Mischief Makers, inspired by the much-loved children’s title Beano, which ...

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Cabinet to decide on Holy Trinity Expansion

A popular Burton primary school could be expanded to accommodate 70 more pupils. Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet will decide on whether to expand Holy Trinity CE(C) Primary School, and increase the school’s admissions number from 20 to 30.  This means the school will expand by 70 places in total. The discussion comes after the county council consulted local people on ...

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County growth programme set to deliver 20,000 jobs on completed development projects and boost workplace skills

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Business development and infrastructure projects so far completed by the county council as part of a decade-long growth project could see the creation of nearly 20,000 jobs. The total value of the 15 projects completed since the growth programme began in in 2014 is £160million. Projects which are currently being carried out are valued at £204million – £15million of which ...

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Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire announced as ‘Careers Hub’ to help transform careers education

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Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire is to become one of 20 ‘Careers Hubs’ around England to help transform careers education for young people. The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Careers Hub will be made up of 20 local schools and colleges working together with universities, training providers, employers and career professionals to improve careers education. Careers Hubs are a central part of the Government’s ...

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Calls for new Young Poet Laureate for Staffordshire

Young people from Staffordshire with an interest in poetry are being invited to put themselves forward for the role of Staffordshire Young Poet Laureate. The role is open to teens aged 14 to 18 and is a one year position.  Applicants must either live or study in Staffordshire, share a love of poetry and a desire to promote it.  The ...

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Private foster carers urged to find out about the support available

Carers from across Staffordshire who privately foster children are being reminded that help is at hand in a new campaign. Private Fostering Week runs from 9 to 16 July and will highlight the importance of notifying the council about private fostering arrangements. Private fostering is when a child under the age of 16 years old (under 18 if they have ...

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Staffordshire backs England for semi-final success

Staffordshire’s leader is backing England for semi-final success tomorrow as the side take on Croatia in Moscow. County council leader Philip Atkins said the England team have had the best preparation for the tournament using the state-of-the-art training facilities at St George’s Park in Staffordshire. Philip added: England have every chance of reaching the final and then going all the ...

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Plans for new health centre in Burntwood move forward

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Plans to redevelop the site of a former residential care home in  Burntwood into a new health centre for local  families have moved a step closer. Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet will meet next week to discuss the proposals to breathe new life into the site of the former Greenwood House home. If approved, and subject to planning permission and finalised ...

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Good road and rail links crucial for growth

Good roads and rail links are crucial for residents, businesses and continuing to grow a strong economy, Philip Atkins  the Leader of Staffordshire County Council said today. As Midlands Connect – the partnership responsible for powering the strategic transport plans for the Midlands Engine – published it’s annual report today, the county council leader said improvements to train travel and ...

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