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£15 million highway improvements programme set to begin in Cannock

MacArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cannock

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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Roadworks lifted for a weekend

A local road closure is being lifted for a weekend while other work takes place nearby. New Road, Uttoxeter, is currently closed to traffic in both directions from the Shell garage entrance for approximately 400 yards west towards Tunnicliffe Way. But it will be completely reopened to all vehicles from 6pm on Friday, November 16th until 9.30am on Monday, November ...

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Growth programme goes from strength to strength with near full employment in county

Staffordshire’s economic growth programme has supported the creation of nearly 7,000 jobs in four years as continued near full employment in the county was confirmed again today. A cabinet report being discussed this week states that sites and projects forming the county council’s economic growth programme have so far created or safeguarded 6,835 jobs and delivered 301 houses up to ...

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Partnership launched to boost digital innovation in communities and businesses

David Whitehouse InLIFE

A partnership which will explore and deliver digital innovation in Staffordshire to improve people’s lives and boost business productivity has been officially launched. Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire University will be working together to create a range of opportunities to support a thriving local economy, increase skills and improve health and wellbeing by making the most of the latest digital ...

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Get Online and make the most of digital technology

Get Online Week

People are being urged to find out how they can improve their day-to-day living through digital technology and getting connected during national Get Online Week. The awareness week, which runs from Monday October 15 to Sunday October 21, aims to improve social inclusion for all ages through greater use of technology. Run by the Good Things Foundation charity, the campaign ...

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Bridge foundations removed

bridge demolition

A series of phased closures are planned for the A50 this weekend to allow the removal of a demolished bridge’s foundations. Workers will remove the foundations of the abutments on either side of the A50 to a depth of one metre. The rest of the bridge, which carried the A522 over the A50 near Uttoxeter, was demolished last weekend. It ...

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Bridge over the A50 demolished

bridge demolition

A bridge which spanned the A50 for more than 30 years has been demolished in a single weekend. Engineers worked round-the-clock from Friday evening until 3.15am on Oct 1 to remove the bridge which carried the A522 across the dual carriageway near Uttoxeter. It is being replaced by a new bridge, with three new roundabouts, new slip roads and link ...

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Million pound interest free loan scheme for businesses to kick-start development

Dunston Business Village

Businesses with ambitious development plans could benefit from a new round of funding which kick-starts projects and boosts growth. The latest round of the Growing Places Fund is making £1 million available in interest-free loans to support infrastructure projects. Projects could include development of commercial space including retail, housing or connections that will lead to more investment, regeneration and job ...

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A50 bridge demolition approaches

Thousands of tonnes of earth have been moved as the first part of a complex three phase operation draws to a close. Engineers are delivering a new bridge across the A50 and improved junction with the A522 at Uttoxeter to support the creation of new homes and more jobs, while cutting congestion and improving road safety. Work to remove the ...

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