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Clear-up operation of illegally dumped commercial waste ends

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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

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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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Ofsted praise for adult skills training

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Thousands of Staffordshire adults are getting first class help to train and learn new skills. Ofsted inspectors have rated Staffordshire County Council’s Skills and Employability Service ‘Good’ for the second time in a row. Ben Adams, the county council’s cabinet member for Learning and Skills, said: We help 10,000 people a year take more than 1,400 courses at around 200 different ...

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New deal for youth club building

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The long-term future of a community building is set to be secured. Staffordshire County Council has agreed in principle to transfer the lease for the Stone Youth Centre to the Rising Brook Baptist Church. Not only does the Church want current groups to stay at the building, it plans to expand its appeal and attract more users. Ian Parry, Staffordshire ...

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Budget support for Staffordshire welcomed

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Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: We will have to look at the detail of the Chancellor’s announcements, but there appears to be support in the budget for small businesses in Staffordshire, money for skills training and help for  those in need, we well as extended childcare to help parents. Social care is the biggest pressure facing local ...

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‘T-levels’ skills boost for Staffordshire

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Staffordshire students stand to benefit from millions of pounds invested in skills training for teenagers. Ben Adams, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for Learning and Skills, said that Chancellor Philip Hammond’s announcement of an additional £500 million for ‘T-levels’ in the next few years will boost existing plans to train thousands of youngsters in skills needed for the county’s hi-tech ...

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