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Consultation begins on Holy Trinity Primary expansion

Parents and members of the local community are being consulted on the expansion of a popular Burton primary school. Staffordshire County Council is consulting on a proposal to expand Holy Trinity CE(C) Primary School, and increase the school’s admissions number from 20 to 30.  This means the school will expand by 70 places in total. The proposal comes as 203 ...

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Grave Talk masterclass for Dying Matters

A free online masterclass on how to talk about death and dying is being held as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week. Local expert David Primrose, Director for Transforming Communities at the Diocese of Lichfield, will be giving the talk to give advice to people who want to start running community discussions or online support groups around death and dying. ...

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Last 100 places for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire

IRONMAN

Places are being snapped up quickly for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire, and competitors are being urged to sign up quickly or risk being disappointed. Under starter’s orders on 10 June will be more than 2000 competitors, all hoping to complete a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.1 mile half marathon. The event will start at Chasewater, and for ...

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Two primary schools set for expansion

Key stage 2

Two primary schools will be expanded to offer more places to children. Baldwins Gate Primary School in Newcastle and St Stephen’s Primary School in Fradley will be expanded to allow them to cope with an increase in demand for places in both areas. St Stephen’s will be expanded by 105 places at a cost of £2.4 million, which will see ...

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Investment in school places pays off for Staffordshire parents

Nine out of 10 children in Staffordshire have been allocated their first choice primary school, thanks to millions of pounds of investment into schools in Staffordshire. Over the past five years, Staffordshire County Council has added nearly 8,000 primary and secondary school places, at a cost of £61 million. This has meant the county council has managed to accommodate the ...

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More Syrian refugees arrive in Staffordshire

Syria map

More Syrian refugees have arrived in Staffordshire, as part of a pledge by the county council to accommodate families under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Scheme (VPS). A total of seven families have been placed in Lichfield district, the Moorlands and East Staffordshire, and are now settling into their new homes. The arrivals come after months of work by Staffordshire County ...

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IRONMAN drop in event for businesses

Ironman swimming

Local businesses are being invited to a drop-in event in Stafford, to see how they can benefit from this year’s IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire event. On Sunday 10 June, the run course and finish line will be in the heart of Stafford town centre for the first time in the event’s history. Organisers will be on hand to answer questions on ...

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£1.7 billion tourism boom continues to draw visitors to Staffordshire

Recent figures on Staffordshire’s tourism economy prove that the county remains a popular destination amongst visitors. 2017 saw the county’s busiest year, with more than 25 million people from home and abroad, enjoying a day out or an overnight trip to Staffordshire. This helped generate almost £1.3 billion in direct spend on accommodation, entertainment, travel, shopping and food and drink. In ...

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A New Healthy Lifestyle Service for Staffordshire

Mental health

Residents most at risk of developing poor health in later life are to be targeted with focused health and lifestyle support as part of a new service launched in Staffordshire from April 1. The new Healthy Communities Service will  be open to residents aged 50 and over who live in 52 areas of Staffordshire identified as where people are likely ...

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More of Staffordshire To Access High Speed Rail

HS2

More people in Staffordshire look set to be able to board a high speed train service after the Government today confirmed plans to see Stoke-on-Trent potentially join Stafford as a stop for HS2 compatible trains. Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling has backed plans for the Crewe Hub vision, including a redesign of platforms to allow the splitting and ...

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