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Successful applicants identified for countryside estate management

The first groups to manage and maintain parts of Staffordshire County Council’s countryside estate have been chosen. Subject to approval and agreement, Heath Hayes and Wimblebury Parish Council will take on the management and maintenance of Wimblebury Mound picnic area, while another group, which will be named in due course, will take on the management and maintenance of Consall Nature ...

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Stay cool in hot weather

With the heatwave expected to continue over the next few days, residents are being advised to enjoy the sun safely. Alan White, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Health, Care and Wellbeing, said: When very hot weather arrives, everyone wants to make the most of it, but all need to make sure we enjoy it safely and keep an extra ...

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Have your say on keeping Cannock Chase special

Users of Cannock Chase are invited to get involved in deciding how best to look after the area’s natural habitats. Cannock Chase Country Park, Bevin’s Birches and the adjoining land lie within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Special Area of Conservation and are used by visitors to walk dogs, ride bikes or horses and explore the wildlife. ...

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Cheers to beer’s contribution to Staffordshire

The huge contribution of the brewing industry to Staffordshire’s economy is being celebrated by the county’s economic leader. Speaking to mark the national ‘Beer Day Britain’ celebration on June 15, Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Economic Growth, said: Brewing has been part of this county’s way of life for a thousand years and its brands are known ...

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New road bridge to cross A50

Six huge steel beams will be lifted in place across the A50 next month to form the base for a new bridge spanning the dual carriageway. The installation near Uttoxeter will be a major step towards completing an upgraded junction with the A522 to support business and unlock land for new housing and economic growth. A 750 tonne crane will ...

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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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