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Gritters primed and ready as temperatures set to plummet

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Gritters in Staffordshire are ready to roll as snow and freezing temperatures and are forecast over the next two weeks. Temperatures are set to plummet to as low as -6C in some areas of the county this week, but with gusty winds forecast by the Met Office, it could feel as cold as -11 in some areas.  Snow is also ...

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Burton Bridge Upgrade to Start in June

Vital work to safeguard the future of a second Burton gateway is to get under way in June – after being postponed from the New Year. The essential repairs to Burton Bridge will start on June 18 and are due to be completed before schools return for the start of the new term in September. Despite initial plans for a ...

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Residents to benefit from new permit parking scheme

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Residents living in Brunswick Terrace in Stafford could benefit from a new parking scheme which is being considered. The proposals could see a new permit only parking scheme being introduced and follows requests from local residents.  Permit parking spaces for residents would be available on the south-western side of Brunswick Terrace whilst on the opposite side there would be on-street ...

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Staffordshire’s role in WWI explored at Great War Forum

People interested in Staffordshire’s role during the Great War are invited to find out more at a free event. The Great War conference will explore the county’s role during the war, covering aspects including life on the home front, stories of conscientious objectors, the use of war memorials and the meaning of remembrance. The day will bring together professionals and ...

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Chance to volunteer at UK Corporate Games


People are being given the chance to be part of the UK Corporate Games when it returns to Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent in the summer. The Games are Europe’s biggest sports event for business and organisers are now offering individuals and sporting organisations the opportunity to join the team of volunteers. Over the weekend over 4,000 amateur athletes will battle it ...

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New £5m action plan to improve Staffordshire’s roads


Plans to improve Staffordshire’s roads and tackle more potholes have been announced today (Thursday) by Staffordshire County Council. The new £5m investment will see four pothole “zapping” velocity patching machines working alongside traditional crews to tackle more potholes, carry out wider hotspot patching where there are a number of defects, and work on preventative measures such as surface dressing. Coupled ...

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Tens of thousands of illicit cigarettes and haul of tobacco seized in Burton raids

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Tens of thousands of illicit cigarettes and 10 kilograms of hand rolling tobacco was been seized from Burton shops on Saturday. Staffordshire County Council trading standards officers, aided by sniffer dogs, visited shops in Burton on February 10. Four premises were targeted as part of an intelligence-led operation, with illicit tobacco found in two of them. In total, they found ...

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Record spending on care agreed as county council sets budget

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A record £310 million will be spent on care this year by Staffordshire County Council as it set a balanced budget on February 15. As the county council moves to becoming self-financing, due to the loss of Government grants, Leader Philip Atkins said the authority was committed to growing Staffordshire’s economy, supporting the creation of more a skilled workforce and ...

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i54 South Staffordshire set for major expansion

i54 western extension

An award-winning business park which is home to global industry leaders and thousands of skilled employees is preparing for major expansion. A planning application for a western extension to i54 South Staffordshire is set to be submitted in spring 2018. The park’s development and investment success is as a result of a partnership between the City of Wolverhampton Council, Staffordshire ...

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Counterfeit DVD seller ordered to pay back £567,000

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A Penkridge man has been ordered to pay over £567,000 after selling counterfeit DVDs on eBay. Paul Michael Foster, aged 53 formally of Walhouse Drive, Penkridge, Stafford had previously pleaded guilty to one offence of fraudulent trading and 9 offences infringing the Trade Marks Act (1994) in November 2015. A successful investigation by FACT (Who provide intellectual property protection) and ...

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