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County laying foundations for new jobs as it maintains near full employment

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Major growth projects which will begin in Staffordshire in the coming weeks will support the creation of thousands of jobs as the county maintains a position of having near full employment. Staffordshire County Council’s economic growth leader Mark Winnington said projects such as the extension of i54 South Staffordshire and the Stafford Western Access Route would boost economic growth and ...

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Hundreds turn out for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire competitors

Hundreds of spectators came out in force to cheer on competitors in the fifth IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire. The wet weather held off as communities across Staffordshire came out to offer their support along the route, which saw more than 2400 people complete a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.1 mile run through stunning Staffordshire countryside. The sold-out ...

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Information event will detail major new road scheme ahead of start of works

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People and businesses will be able to find out more about the Stafford Western Access Route at a public event with construction work set to start in the summer. The new road will enable millions of pounds worth of new housing and business development to take place.  It will also improve traffic flow in the town centre, particularly by the ...

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Race in revamped tourism awards now on

Staffordshire’s tourism and hospitality businesses are set for a boost with the launch of the 2019 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards. The awards are now open, with three brand new categories and an online platform making it easier to apply. In all, there are 19 prestigious accolades, including B&B and Guest House of the Year, Small Hotel of ...

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Train service overhaul boost for county’s residents and its economy

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Major changes to train services in Staffordshire introduced this weekend will improve passengers’ experience and benefit business, the county’s economy leader has said. Mark Winnington is also vice chairman of the West Midlands Rail Executive, which overseas regional train services and contracts. He added that WMRE would be closely monitoring the new services, particularly in light of timetable change issues ...

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Competitors gearing up for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire

Competitors are gearing up for the 5th IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire, which is less than a month away. Under starter’s orders on 9 June will be more than 2400 competitors, all hoping to complete a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.1 mile half marathon. The event will start at Chasewater, and for the first time ever, will take ...

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Potential uses for Shire Hall identified

Plans to develop a Staffordshire landmark as a multi-use venue serving different parts of the community have been put forward by architectural regeneration specialists. The proposals for the Grade II* listed Shire Hall in the centre of Stafford would see: the Assembly Hall used as a high-quality flexible event and exhibition space; the former library used for a small business ...

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Stafford Castle becomes part of IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire run course


IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire is back for 2019, with a whole new run course to challenge competitors. Now in its fifth year, the new IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire run course will consist of two loops of Stafford, and sees runners take in the picturesque Stafford Castle on their route. The full event consists of a 1.2-mile swim at Chasewater Country Park, followed ...

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Proposals on show for managing Cannock Chase

People can see for themselves how proposals to look after Cannock Chase for the next decade would work. An open day is being held at the Cannock Chase Visitor Centre, Marquis Drive, between 10am and 3pm on Sunday, March 17th. The proposals, supported by Natural England, include a mixture of methods including cutting and controlled burning of heather, the cutting ...

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Trees at accident spot to be cut down

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Road-side trees involved in fatal accidents will be cut down as soon as possible. The decision was taken after discussion between Staffordshire County Council’s head of Highways Helen Fisher, local county councillor Mark Winnington and representatives of Bradley, Derrington, Gnosall and Haughton parish councils. The trees, near the Villa Cattery on the A518 between Stafford and Newport, have been the ...

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