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Ancient Iron Age gold sparks £325,000 fundraising campaign

A fundraising campaign has been launched to save for the nation ancient jewellery believed to be the earliest example of Iron Age gold ever discovered in Britain. The four intricate artefacts that make up the Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs have been valued at £325,000 by a panel of independent experts known as the Treasure Valuation Committee, sparking a three-month countdown ...

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Don’t hesitate and miss out on childcare

Parents are being urged to ignore negative publicity and make sure they apply before time runs out for the 30 hours a week funded childcare for their children. Applications for childcare funding for three and four-year-old children must be made by the end of August via the government’s website http://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk Some media reports have said that some parents are having ...

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Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire moves to Stafford Town Centre

Ironman swimming

IRONMAN, Staffordshire County Council and Stafford Borough Council have announced that IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire’s stay in the county has been renewed for a further three years, and will be back on 10 June 2018. Established in 2015, the event quickly grew to become the biggest IRONMAN 70.3 race in the UK. After three years, the event has seen nearly 8000 ...

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A – Levels: choosing the right Post-18 education is key to future success

A levels

Choosing the right options after A-Levels is key to future success, Staffordshire County Council’s education lead has said. As young people across the county pick up their A-Level results today (Aug 17), County Councillor Philip White has said that with the amount of different options available to students, getting the right advice is important. Philip said: “For many young people, ...

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Fake football kits given the red card

Fake football kits

As the Premier League kicks off this weekend, plans to sell thousands of fake and potentially dangerous replica football shirts have been red-carded. Scores of boxes of fake shirts for teams, including Chelsea, Liverpool, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Porto, Benfica and Paris Saint Germain, were among a haul of counterfeit goods with a retail value of more than £1 million found ...

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Major roundabout resurfacing set to begin


Motorists will benefit from a smoother road surface in Cannock, as work to resurface a major roundabout is set to begin. Staffordshire County Council is investing £220,000 in resurfacing the road and replacing kerbs at Five Ways Island in Heath Hayes. The works form part of a £35million investment in road and transport schemes in the county, to improve road ...

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New Deputy Leader for Staffordshire County Council Announced

Alan White

  A  new Deputy Leader for Staffordshire County Council has been announced. Alan  White, the Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing has been selected to replace Ian Parry, who stepped down last month after seven years in the role. Philip Atkins, Leader of the Council, said: “During his time on Cabinet, Alan has brought great clarity and vision to ...

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Multi-million pound investment planned for Burton bridge

St Peter's Bridge

Road users in Burton are set to benefit from a major investment at one of the town’s main bridges. The £6.1m investment in St. Peter’s Bridge will include the replacement of bearings, safeguarding the future use of the bridge for HGVs while boosting access for businesses and securing skilled jobs locally. The funding is part of the multi-million pound Highway ...

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Work starts on multi-million pound dementia centre

Burton Dementia centre

Building work has started on a multi-million pound centre designed to give the very best care to people living with dementia. The Burton Centre of Excellence will provide specialist accommodation in a home-style environment for people with dementia, providing high quality care and support in an innovative, purpose built setting. It is being built on the site of the former ...

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