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Stay safe and avoid counterfeits this bank holiday

People are being urged to be vigilant and avoid buying counterfeit goods if they’re heading to one of Staffordshire’s bank holiday markets or car boot sales. While providing a family day out where people can pick up a bargain, market events can attract traders selling counterfeit and illicit goods. The county council’s trading standards team coordinates the national Real Deal ...

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Traffic plans for Burton Bridge investment work finalised

Burton Bridge

Plans to manage traffic during crucial works to safeguard the future of Burton Bridge have been finalised. After listening to the views of residents and businesses, and also taking on board the views of the emergency services on traffic management, Staffordshire County Council has confirmed: Rescheduled work is to start on June 18 and finish in time for the start ...

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People urged to take care when buying sunglasses and sunscreen during national awareness week

Gill Heath

Staffordshire residents are being reminded to check that new sunglasses and sunscreen offer the necessary protection and are not counterfeits as part of a national awareness week. The county council’s trading standards team has issued a reminder during Sun Awareness Week that people should only buy from reputable traders and be careful if buying online. All sunglasses should have the ...

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Near full employment continues with strong investor confidence in county

Kingswood Lakeside

Investor confidence in Staffordshire is being demonstrated with the construction of new speculative developments as near full employment continues, the county’s economic growth leader said today. Mark Winnington said new development will lead to more jobs, with latest statistics showing that just 1.3 per cent of the local population is claiming out of work benefits. This is the same rate ...

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Council wins measures to mitigate impact of HS2 on Staffordshire

HS2

Staffordshire County Council has won key assurances from HS2 Limited to mitigate the impact of high speed rail on Staffordshire – but pledges to continue to help communities get the best deal they can from the company. County council Leader Philip Atkins appeared before the HS2 Select Committee for Phase 2a of the project last month to champion Staffordshire’s cause. ...

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Find out more about flood protection at county campaign event

Floods Happen campaign

People in Tamworth and surrounding areas can find out more about how they can better prepare for flooding and protect their properties at a town centre event next week. Tamworth’s Market Square will hold the Floods Happen awareness event from 10am to 2pm next Thursday May 17, where representatives from the county council, Environment Agency, civil contingencies unit and the ...

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Major road scheme delivering multi-million pound development completed

Branston Locks

A major Staffordshire road project which will pave the way to a multi-million pound business, housing and leisure development near Burton has been completed. The Branston Locks development will see 400 acres of land immediately west of the A38 developed with 2,500 new homes, a range of community facilities and a 50-acre employment site, which will be known as Quintus. ...

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Stay safe and avoid counterfeits this May bank holiday

People are being urged to be vigilant and avoid buying counterfeit goods if they’re heading to one of Staffordshire’s May bank holiday markets or car boot sales. While providing a family day out where people can pick up a bargain, market events can attract traders selling counterfeit and illicit goods. The county council’s trading standards team coordinates the national Real ...

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Recognition for growth boosting Staffordshire road schemes

Tamworth rail bridge

Three major highways schemes in Staffordshire have been recognised by a top industry body for their quality of design and enabling the delivery of future economic growth. The county council and its partner Amey received the recognition by the Institute of Highway Engineers last week. The projects were improving the centre of Newcastle-under-Lyme for pedestrians and cyclists; creating the gateway ...

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People and businesses reminded of food allergy risks during national awareness week

Generic food

People and businesses in Staffordshire are being reminded of the importance of clearly labelled food ingredients during national Allergy Awareness Week. This year, the national campaign focuses on Travelling with Allergy and how to prepare for holidays, both in the UK and abroad. The county council’s trading standards team wants to ensure people remember to check food ingredients while UK ...

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