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Stafford Castle becomes part of IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire run course

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IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire is back for 2019, with a whole new run course to challenge competitors. Now in its fifth year, the new IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire run course will consist of two loops of Stafford, and sees runners take in the picturesque Stafford Castle on their route. The full event consists of a 1.2-mile swim at Chasewater Country Park, followed ...

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Hospital problem parking tackled

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New parking restrictions are being introduced next week to ease parking problems near a hospital. ‘No waiting at any time’ restrictions will be imposed on both sides of the A34 in Newcastle adjacent to the entrance to the University Hospital of North Midlands following complaints that all day parking was impeding traffic. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for ...

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Nine out of 10 parents allocated their first choice secondary school

School exam - older children

More than nine out of 10 parents will learn today that they have been allocated their first choice secondary school in Staffordshire. Of the 7917 applications made for transfer at age 11, nearly 92 per cent of parents have been allocated their first preference school, with 95 per cent allocated one of their top three preferred schools. This is despite ...

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Latest Staffordshire developments pave way for more jobs as near full employment continues

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More major business developments set to get under way in Staffordshire will deliver more jobs as near full employment continues in the county. Latest statistics issued today show that just 1.4 per cent of Staffordshire residents claim out of work benefits – lower than both regional (3.0 per cent) and national (2.4 per cent) averages. County economic growth leader Mark ...

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Children in care to be supported by new mental health assessments

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Children entering care in Staffordshire could be supported by new mental health and wellbeing assessments, after the county council successfully bid to be part of an important pilot project. Staffordshire is one of nine areas that will pilot the new assessments, which aim to ensure children going in to care have access to the right support that responds to their ...

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Chance for people to shape disability services in Staffordshire

Adults with a learning disability or autism and their families will get the chance to help reshape day opportunities. Staffordshire County Council is asking people, including families, carers and providers for their views on what currently works and how services could run in the future. Staffordshire’s Adult Learning Disability 2022 Community Offer programme has previously been speaking to people who ...

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Tamworth secondary school to be expanded

School exam - older children

A Tamworth Secondary school will be expanded to accommodate more pupils. Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet has made the decision to expand The Rawlett School, an AET Academy, and increase the school’s capacity from 960 to 1260 places. This means the school will expand by 60 places per year group. Last year, the school undertook a five-week consultation with local people on ...

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Chance to help reshape learning disability day services

Day services for adults with a learning disability or autism could be reshaped based on feedback from users and their families. Staffordshire’s Adult Learning Disability 2022 Community Offer programme has been speaking to people who use day services over the past few months, to get their opinions on what currently works and how services could run in the future. The ...

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Chance to reshape learning disability day services

Day services for adults with a learning disability or autism could be reshaped based on feedback from users and their families. Staffordshire’s Adult Learning Disability 2022 Community Offer programme has been speaking to people who use day services over the past few months, to get their opinions on what currently works and how services could run in the future. The ...

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Christmas and New Year opening hours

Staffordshire County Council will be making its services available over the Christmas and New Year holidays to ensure people get the information and the support they need. The council will be open for business as usual during most of the festive holidays, apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Most council services will be open on 24, ...

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