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Everyone in our 21,500-strong team has the opportunity to help deliver first-class services. As the biggest employer in Staffordshire, we reward their contribution by giving them the room they need to develop, the training they need to succeed plus a positive attitude to flexible working.

Prestigious ceremony to crown best tourism businesses

Staffordshire’s best tourism businesses are to be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony next week. The 2017 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards will see more than 40 attractions, activities, hotels, B&Bs, guesthouses and holiday parks compete in 16 categories. The winners will be crowned at Uttoxeter Racecourse on Wednesday 15th November (12pm-4pm), with awards including Large Visitor Attraction of the Year ...

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Lichfield Southern Bypass Funding announced

Breaking News

Lichfield’s Southern Bypass is a step closer to completion after Staffordshire County Council successfully bid for crucial funding. The Department for Transport has allocated £5 million towards the £17.3m scheme, which will include money from the county council, Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership and a contribution from a housing developer. The money will allow the construction of an ...

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Further business expansion paves way for more county jobs

Gestamp South Staffordshire

Further business expansion in Staffordshire announced this month will strengthen its position as a place of opportunity with near full employment, the county’s economic growth leader has said. The latest unemployment claimant count figure for Staffordshire released today is just one per cent of the local population, lower than both the regional (2.4 per cent) and national (1.9 per cent) ...

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Record overseas visitors to UK means boost for Staffordshire

As the UK enjoys a record 40 million overseas visitors to the country this year, Staffordshire’s tourism sector is also set to benefit from the boost. Tourist promotion agency VisitBritain forecasts overseas trips to the UK will increase 6% to 39.7 million with spending up 14% to £25.7bn this year. In Staffordshire, the sector is already worth over £1 billion ...

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Overnight carriageway closure for A50

Part of the A50 is to be closed one-way for five nights in October in the next step of a bridge building project. The overnight closures at Uttoxeter are for the removal of safety equipment which allowed the bridge to be worked on for three months without affecting the flow of traffic on the dual carriageway below. The new bridge ...

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Three Lions Legend Gordon Banks launches 2018 UK Corporate Games

Businesses large and small joined sports personalities including Three Lions Legend Gordon Banks for the launch of the 2018 UK Corporate Games. The Games, which will return to Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent next year, are expected to attract thousands of amateur athletes from top companies and boost the local economy to the tune of around £3m. The event at Keele Hall ...

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Overnight carriageway closure for A50

Part of the A50 is to be closed one-way for five nights in October in the next step of a bridge building project. The overnight closures at Uttoxeter are for the removal of safety equipment which allowed the bridge to be worked on for three months without affecting the flow of traffic on the dual carriageway below. The new bridge ...

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Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire 2018 entries open

IRONMAN

Individual entries to Staffordshire’s IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon in 2018 are now officially open. Interest in the race is always high, so competitors are being encouraged to sign up at www.ironman.com/staffordshire70.3  as early as possible to avoid missing out on a place. The 2018 edition of IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire will take place Sunday 10 June 2018, and is the first year ...

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Broadband funding could help connect more Staffordshire properties

Mark Winnington

Additional funding for the national BDUK project could lead to more Staffordshire properties getting connected to fibre broadband, the county council’s economic growth leader has said. The success of the Government’s superfast broadband rollout programme means that a total of up to £645m is to be made available over the coming years to help take superfast broadband to the most ...

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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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