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Near full employment continues with strong investor confidence in county

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Investor confidence in Staffordshire is being demonstrated with the construction of new speculative developments as near full employment continues, the county’s economic growth leader said today. Mark Winnington said new development will lead to more jobs, with latest statistics showing that just 1.3 per cent of the local population is claiming out of work benefits. This is the same rate ...

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Digital day at historic building

Historic Shire Hall is hosting a one-off digital skills event for adults and children. Stafford’s landmark building is the venue for the Microsoft UK Digital Skills Live event on May 24th, which will offer a day of practical help, advice and fun for people aged seven upwards. Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for Economic Growth, said: “I am ...

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Thousands join in Staffordshire Day celebrations

Thousands of people from across the county joined in the celebrations for Staffordshire Day today (Tuesday 1 May). Over 50 events across the county marked the day.  As the sun shone, attractions, businesses and groups came together to share their pride and show what great things the county has to offer. Highlights included a celebration of the Staffordshire oatcake with ...

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New roads merge into A50

Work at the A50

A multi-million pound road junction is moving closer to completion. Surfacing of the new slip roads and three roundabouts has been completed recently and the project at Uttoxeter is on budget and on schedule to open later this year. The new bridge across the A50, together with three new roundabouts, new slip roads, link roads and the removal of the ...

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New deal for Business Centre tenants

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Tenants facing eviction from a business centre can stay after Staffordshire County Council reached an agreement with the building’s owners. The authority had leased the Uttoxeter Business Centre from its owner since 2008 to provide much-needed office space for small businesses in the area. But the terms of the contract meant that when the county council gave up the lease ...

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Recipe for success for Staffordshire Day celebrations

With less than a week to go until Staffordshire Day on Tuesday 1 May, the county has been bracing itself for a week of celebrations. Dozens of events including a celebration of the mighty Staffordshire oatcake are running throughout the week in what has become an annual fixture in the county’s tourism calendar. Music and food festivals are also in ...

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Staffordshire attractions win prestigious national awards

The National Memorial Arboretum has been named the UK’s best large visitor attraction at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence ceremony. The arboretum near Lichfield, the UK’s national Centre for Remembrance, fought off competition from Blenheim Palace and Moors Valley Country Park & Forest to win the Gold award in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category. And in ...

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Last 100 places for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire


Places are being snapped up quickly for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire, and competitors are being urged to sign up quickly or risk being disappointed. Under starter’s orders on 10 June will be more than 2000 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 ...

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District sees near total fibre broadband coverage thanks to multi-million pound Superfast Staffordshire partnership

Mark Winnington with electricity boxes

Cannock Chase district now has near total fibre broadband coverage thanks to a county council scheme – with most of Staffordshire also able to connect. The Superfast Staffordshire programme, run jointly with Openreach and the government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, has helped to enable 99.3 per cent of Cannock Chase district to connect to speeds of 24mbps and above ...

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Staffordshire begins new financial year on near full employment

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Staffordshire’s new financial year has begun with near full employment with more planned business development, the county’s economic growth leader said today. Latest figures released today show that people claiming out of work benefits in Staffordshire account for just 1.3 per cent of the local population. This is lower than both regional (2.7 per cent) and national (2.1 per cent) ...

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