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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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Clear-up operation of illegally dumped commercial waste ends

Madeley Heath after

Hundreds of tonnes of illegally dumped commercial waste have been cleared from the countryside. Staffordshire County Council, working with the Forestry Commission and Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, coordinated the removal from a car park and public footpath at Gladings Wood, Madeley Heath, west of Newcastle. An excavator loaded 15 lorries over three days to take away 175 tonnes of rubbish for ...

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World’s top women cyclists to race through Staffordshire

The world’s top women cyclists will race through Staffordshire this summer, as the second stage of The Women’s Tour cycle race comes to the area. Stage Two of the world leading race, a round of the UCI Women’s WorldTour, will pass through Stone, Stafford, Uttoxeter, Cheadle and Leek in a challenging combination of flat, fast roads and sharp climbs on ...

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Shake Up in Apprenticeships Set to See More People Hired

Thousands of people look set to get a head start in Staffordshire as a new national Apprenticeship Levy is rolled out from tomorrow. The new scheme aims to pave the way for new starters and people already in work to learn new skills in a mixture of study and practical experience. From April 6th big employers, including Staffordshire County Council, ...

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Staffordshire volunteers contribute to help others

Thousands of people are volunteering in Staffordshire to make their community a better place. New figures show the breadth of involvement, particularly among youth organisations, libraries and groups supporting young families. Staffordshire County Council commissioned a consortium to support and expand the voluntary sector so it can help reduce public demand on local authority services, for example by supporting older ...

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New stretch of road to open after weekend closure

Road Closure generic

Part of the A522 near Uttoxeter will be closed this weekend to complete a new stretch of the A-road. It is scheduled to be closed completely from 3am Saturday 25th  March, until 5am on Monday 27th, between the junction of Tunnicliffe Way, Uttoxeter, and the main entrance to JCB World Parts. The eastbound A50 junction at this point will also be ...

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