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Burton Bridge reopens three weeks ahead of schedule

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The iconic Burton Bridge is to fully reopen this afternoon  – after major improvement works to safeguard its use finished three weeks ahead of schedule. Highways crews have been racing ahead of schedule during the warm weather and completed the final resurfacing of the bridge over the weekend. Traffic diversion signs are now being removed and all four lanes will ...

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Stay safe in the countryside this summer

Families enjoying day trips and outings to the countryside during the summer holidays are urged to stay safe. With the school holidays beginning and parents taking advantage of the sustained dry spell to enjoy Staffordshire’s beautiful countryside, the need to take care is greater than ever. Gill Heath, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Communities, said: We live amid the ...

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Multi-million pound civic centre opens for business

The opening date has been set for the new civic centre hub designed to boost a town centre economy and save taxpayers millions of pounds. The £15.4 million, four storey Castle House, next to Queens Gardens in the centre of Newcastle, will open at 9am on Monday, July 23. Construction has been managed by Staffordshire County Council and the building ...

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Libraries plan approved

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Proposals to use more volunteers in Staffordshire’s library system have been approved. Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet has passed plans for four more libraries to be offered for community management and to pilot the introduction of self-service technology to extend opening hours. Cabinet members heard that following a three month public consultation earlier this year, 16 groups have expressed an interest ...

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New library prepares for opening

Final preparations are underway for the opening of a new town centre library, which is part of a £15.4 million development. Newcastle library is moving a few hundred yards from its current base on Ironmarket to the new Castle House civic hub next to Queens Gardens. The current building, originally designed as a department store, will close at 6pm on ...

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Preparations continue for major engineering work

Engineers are preparing to remove around 20,000 tonnes of earth in one of the final, big steps towards completing a major new road junction. Workers will lower an embankment approximately 20 feet to allow the installation of new drains and utilities. They will also complete the outstanding stretch of the new A522 carriageway, footpaths and street lighting to connect it ...

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Apply now for 30 hours’ funded childcare

Children celebrating their third birthday this spring and summer should be signed up now for 30 hours’ funded childcare. Places are available from September 1 for children who celebrate their third birthday between April 1 and August 31 2018. But to claim the funding parents must register at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk . Mark Sutton, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and ...

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‘No-barbecue’ appeal to countryside visitors

Visitors to Staffordshire’s countryside are being urged not to light barbecues during the hot spell. And they’re also being asked to avoid lighting camp fires and take great care with smouldering cigarettes and discarded glass, which could magnify sunlight. With weeks of hot weather and little rain, grass and undergrowth are extremely dry across the county. Gill Heath, Staffordshire County ...

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Next steps for Staffordshire libraries

More than a dozen groups have expressed interest in taking on one of the next four Staffordshire libraries to be recommended for community management. At the same time county wide consultation has revealed 445 more people willing to volunteer at their local library, to add to the 830 who already do so regularly. The news is in a report on ...

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Temporary road closure for major engineering work

Part of an A-road near Uttoxeter will be closed for 10 weeks to allow one of the final stages of a multi-million pound road junction. The A522 will be completely closed to vehicles, just west of Tunnicliffe Way, 24-hours-a-day from July 16 to September 28. The closure is to allow the removal of the embankment which raises the A522 up ...

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