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Work progresses on £15million road improvement scheme

MacArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cannock

Work is progressing at a major Staffordshire road scheme which will provide access to a new £160 million retail development and improve traffic flow on the roads around it. The works being carried out by the county council will pave the way for the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in Cannock, which is set to open in 2020. McArthurGlen has committed £15million ...

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Get connected to improve your property says Staffordshire estate agent

A high-speed fibre broadband connection is one of the key factors people consider when buying or renting a property, according to a Staffordshire estate agent. With nearly 13,000 homes across the county changing hands during the last 12 months[1], faster broadband connectivity for things like on-demand video, online gaming and smart home apps is more important than ever. Across Staffordshire, ...

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County celebrates small businesses with thousands supported by Staffordshire growth hub

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Staffordshire will celebrate small business success this weekend and its support and advice hub which has now backed nearly 4,000 businesses. The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub offers advice and guidance on a wide variety of business-related issues, as well as signposting companies to organisations offering specialist support. This weekend the county council is marking Small Business Saturday (December 1) ...

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Last steps for major project

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A planned weekend closure of a road near Uttoxeter has been postponed. Work had been scheduled on the A522 north of the A50, between the new roundabout and JCB World Parts Centre, from this Friday night (30th) to early on Monday, December 3rd. Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Jobs and Growth, said: Early digging near the JCB ...

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Rural Staffordshire business tastes early success after receiving business grant backing

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A rural Staffordshire business which has been backed by a county council-led funding initiative is thriving just weeks after opening its doors. Church Farm Tearooms and Children’s Farm in Anslow near Burton was opened last month by Lydia Ainger. Lydia has recently returned to Staffordshire to start her business after studying in Sheffield and London. She has brought together her ...

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Land earmarked for future use

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Land made available by a scheme to concentrate public services in one place has been earmarked for a school extension and housing. The former Seabridge Centre, in Roe Lane, Newcastle, is no longer needed after services using it were recently transferred to the new Castle House in the centre of Newcastle. Now it’s being proposed that the six acre site ...

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Parents claim millions of hours of childcare

Staffordshire parents are claiming millions of hours of funded childcare for their three and four-year-olds. Latest figures show more than 7.7 million hours a year of pre-school care are being claimed by nearly 6,800 children. Mark Sutton, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “When we became one of the first authorities nationally to begin delivering ...

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Change of date for road opening

The date earmarked for a road closure to be lifted for a weekend has changed. New Road, Uttoxeter, is currently closed to traffic in both directions from the Shell garage entrance for approximately 400 yards west towards Tunnicliffe Way. It will be completely reopened to all vehicles for one weekend while overnight road closures take place on the nearby A50. ...

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£15 million highway improvements programme set to begin in Cannock

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Major works to provide access to a new £160 million retail development and improve traffic flow on the roads around it are set to begin next week. Cannock Chase District Council granted planning approval for a designer outlet at Mill Green in September 2016 following extensive consultations with the local community. On-site construction of McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in Cannock started ...

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Staffordshire Leader’s Reaction To Chancellor’s Budget

Staffordshire Leader’s Reaction To Chancellor’s Budget Pledges for additional short-term funding to ease the funding pressure on adult social care, extra money to tackle potholes and £1.6bn to deliver the industrial strategy were today welcomed by Staffordshire County Council’s Leader. Chancellor Philip Hammond outlined the measures together with more details of the £20bn for the NHS – and the extra ...

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