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A50 roadworks completed early

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Tonight’s scheduled overnight closure of the A50 westbound at Uttoxeter is cancelled as the work has been completed ahead of schedule. The westbound carriage was closed overnight from Monday to Thursday this week to take delivery of six steel beams, each 47 metres long, which will form part of a new bridge across the A50. The A50 westbound was scheduled to ...

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A50 improvement work continues

Preparations are continuing for overnight road closures on the A50 westbound to allow installation of a new bridge across the dual carriageway. Six steel beams, each 47 metres long, are being delivered to the construction site near Uttoxeter. The new bridge forms part of an upgraded junction with the A522 being delivered by Staffordshire County Council, on behalf of Highways ...

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Cheer on world’s best cyclists this week

Staffordshire sport fans are encouraged to show their support for the world’s top cyclists on Thursday. Around 100 competitors, including Olympic, World and European champions, will be racing through Staffordshire for the second stage of the Ovo Energy Women’s Tour. They include defending OVO Energy Women’s Tour champion Lizzie Deignan and her Boels Dolmans teammate Anna van der Breggen, the ...

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Hundreds of volunteers back libraries

Hundreds of volunteers recruited to help in Staffordshire’s libraries are making a huge difference to their communities. More than 800 members of the public are giving up their time at Staffordshire’s 43 libraries, including more than 500 volunteers at the 23 which are, or are on their way to being, community-managed libraries. Around 600 of those have been recruited in ...

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London terrorist attack reaction

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The flags on Staffordshire County Council buildings will be flown at half-mast as a mark of respect for the victims killed and injured in the London terrorist attack. Philip Atkins, Staffordshire County Council’s Leader, said: Like everyone, I was shocked and appalled at this latest monstrous attack in a matter of days on innocent people enjoying an evening out with ...

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Where and when you can see world’s best cyclists in Staffordshire

Full details of when the world’s top female cyclists can be seen racing through Staffordshire have been revealed. Spectators can use the detailed timings and route map for the second stage of the Ovo Energy Women’s Tour to pick the best place to view the action on Thursday, June 8th. Gill Heath, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Communities and ...

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Summer opening hours at recycling centres

Waste recycling centre

Staffordshire County Council’s household waste recycling centres are open for longer for residents tackling jobs around the house. All 14 of the county’s sites have moved on to their summer timetable and will be open on May’s bank holidays, as well as their usual opening hours for all kinds of garden and household bits and pieces. Clive Thomson, Staffordshire County ...

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Accommodation now found for all residents at fire-damaged home

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Alternative accommodation has now been found for all the 24 residents of a fire-damaged care home. Yesterday accommodation was found at short notice for 17 residents after the fire at Standon House care home, Tamworth, on Saturday night. Today accommodation has been confirmed for the seven residents who needed hospital treatment and are expected to be discharged in the next ...

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Accommodation found for residents at fire-damaged care home

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Following the fire at Standon House, Tamworth, Staffordshire County Council officers have been working throughout Easter Sunday with the families of residents and with other organisations to find suitable alternative accommodation. Helen Riley, Staffordshire County Council’s deputy chief executive, said: Four residents were moved shortly after the incident and by the end of today the remaining 13 residents should be ...

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Council helps residents at fire-damaged care home

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Staffordshire County Council officers have been working through the night to help residents at Standon Court, Tamworth, after it was damaged by fire. Helen Riley, Staffordshire County Council’s deputy chief executive, said: We are shocked by the incident at Standon House and our thoughts go out to those affected by it. Residents’ families have been contacted and we are working ...

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