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Staffordshire sees year end with near full employment

Figures released today confirm that Staffordshire will go into 2018 with near full employment – with more business investment planned across the county. The number of people claiming out of work benefits in Staffordshire continues to be just one per cent of the local population, less than both regional (2.3 per cent) and national (1.9 per cent) averages. On Friday ...

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IRONMAN Announces New 70.3 Staffordshire Course

IRONMAN

The new course for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire has been officially announced. The brand new run course takes athletes into the heart of Stafford Town Centre, with the swim course remaining at Chasewater and the bike course being altered slightly to accommodate the move to Stafford. The 13.1 mile run course around Stafford will mean even more people will get to ...

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Statement on GE jobs announcement

Breaking News

Following today’s announcement by GE on future job losses, Staffordshire County Council’s economic growth leader Mark Winnington said: This is devastating news, particularly as many of the UK GE jobs are based in Stafford. We will be working with the LEP, borough council and other partners to ensure we are doing all we can to support anyone affected. We do ...

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Multi-million pound business investment creates thousands of Staffordshire jobs

Nurton Bridge

Investment totalling nearly £400million in Staffordshire business developments since 2014 will lead to the creation of over 13,000 jobs on schemes completed as part of the county council’s growth programme. A report published today states that since 2014, economy boosting projects with a total value of £383million have been completed, are under construction or being planned. Of this total, some ...

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Multi-million pound Superfast Staffordshire celebrates passing key Government milestone

Openreach engineer

Ninety-five per cent of Staffordshire households and businesses can now get superfast fibre broadband. The major milestone was confirmed today by Staffordshire County Council and BT Group, which spearhead the Superfast Staffordshire partnership. Superfast Staffordshire is part of the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, which aims to make superfast broadband available to 95 per cent of the country by ...

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Parents have 30 days to claim 30 hours’ childcare

The deadline is fast approaching for parents to claim 30 hours a week of funded childcare. Places are available from January 1 for children who celebrate their third birthday between September 1 and December 31 2017. To claim the funding parents must register at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk by December 31, but if they want everything in place for January they should also ...

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Ultrafast fibre broadband connection is transforming rural community life

Cotwalton

Connection to some of the fastest fibre broadband in the UK for a rural Staffordshire community – through one of the first schemes of its kind nationally – has transformed day-to-day living and business operations. Villagers in Cotwalton, near Stone, have seen their broadband download speeds increase – from around 3Mpbs to more than 300Mbps – after becoming the first ...

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County continues to see near full employment with more job creation on way

Kingswood Lakeside

Staffordshire is continuing to see near full employment with just one per cent of the local population claiming out of work benefits, figures released today show. This is the same as last month, though with slightly fewer claimants, and is lower than both regional (2.3 per cent) and national (1.9 per cent) figures. Staffordshire’s economic growth leader Mark Winnington said: ...

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Progress continues at county’s growth boosting road scheme

Stafford Western Access Road

Good progress is continuing on a project to build a new access road which will pave the way for multi-million pound development, new jobs and relieve town centre congestion. Staffordshire County Council is now well into the process of buying land and making access arrangements for construction and future maintenance of the new Stafford Western Access Route. This route will ...

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Latest development at Staffordshire business park given green light

Rapida Kingswood Lakeside

Work on the latest unit at a county council-developed business park in Cannock will now get under way after being granted planning approval this week. The 102,000 sq ft Rapida development at Kingswood Lakeside is being marketed for manufacturing or logistics and is set to be available for occupation next year. It is being built by Midlands-based Trebor Developments and ...

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