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Uttoxeter’s Adam Peaty strikes gold in Rio

Adam Peaty

Swimming superstar Adam Peaty was cheered on to gold and a place in sporting history by his home county of Staffordshire. Staffordshire County Council Leader Philip Atkins led the tributes to Adam saying he has made his community, his county and his country immensely proud in striking gold and smashing his own 100m breaststroke world record in Rio. Philip said: ...

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Completion of road scheme paves the way for major business development

Meaford

Construction of a 2,200 job business development on one of Staffordshire’s largest brownfield sites will soon get under way following completion of a supporting road and infrastructure project. Organisations involved in the combined road and site development at Meaford near Stone marked the milestone with business and civic leaders today. Completion of the 12-month reconstruction of part of the A34 ...

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Guidance issued to parents on holidays in term time

Chalkboard

Staffordshire County Council has issued new guidance to schools and families on term time holidays, in light of a recent court ruling. As result of the judgement, the county council has put a temporary hold on fining parents who take their children out of school for 10 days or less. This is so a full-scale review of guidance can take ...

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Staffordshire pupils rise to the challenge of tougher tests

Primary school children

New Key Stage 2 results have revealed 11 year olds in Staffordshire are rising to the challenge of tougher tests. Provisional results show pupils in the county are achieving the same as their peers on a national level, meaning they are setting themselves up for more exam success in the future. The revised tests, designed to measure pupils’ abilities in ...

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Flash Ley School remedial works update

School boy

Remedial work at Flash Ley School in Stafford is working but taking longer than expected, says Staffordshire County Council, meaning pupils and staff will be unable to return for the start of the new school year. Alternative teaching arrangements at the Chetwynd Centre, Tillington Manor and Stafford Manor will continue from September, education heads have told parents this week, as ...

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Staffordshire flies the flag to support Armed Forces Day

Janet Eagland flag

Staffordshire County Council will once again be flying the flag in honour of troops past and present on Armed Forces Day. The Armed Forces Day flag will be flying above the Shire Hall in Stafford this weekend to celebrate Armed Forces Day on June 25, and reaffirm Staffordshire’s strong links to the armed forces. Last year marked a new chapter ...

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Plans agreed for reshaped health and wellbeing service

Early years

A reshaped children and young people’s health and wellbeing service will see support given to all families, especially those that need it the most, according to plans agreed at Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet. The county council has agreed on an approach to commissioning a new service, which will cover amongst others health visiting, the family nurse partnership and school nursing. ...

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Crowds brave weather to cheer on IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire competitors

IRONMAN 2016

Wet weather didn’t dampen spirits as hundreds of spectators cheered on competitors in Staffordshire’s second ever IRONMAN competition.   Communities across Staffordshire came out to offer their support along the route, which saw over 2000 people complete a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.1 mile run through stunning Staffordshire countryside. The day started off at Chasewater, where ...

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County council to focus funding on its key care responsibilities to residents

Staffordshire County Council is to prioritise spending on its key care responsibilities – as part of contingency plans to manage a potential community care funding shortfall. The council is reviewing its discretionary spending while it finalises the funding arrangements with the Clinical Commissioning Groups for Staffordshire’s Better Care Fund, a national scheme aimed at encouraging the NHS and councils to ...

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Backing for rural economy and communities showcased at leading agricultural event

County show

Support for Staffordshire’s rural economy and communities will be the focus for the county council at the area’s leading agricultural event this week. Teams from the county council will be at the County Show explaining how they work with a range of organisations to help increase opportunities across Staffordshire. In addition the county council leader Philip Atkins and its economy ...

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