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Multi-million pound civic centre opens for business

The opening date has been set for the new civic centre hub designed to boost a town centre economy and save taxpayers millions of pounds. The £15.4 million, four storey Castle House, next to Queens Gardens in the centre of Newcastle, will open at 9am on Monday, July 23. Construction has been managed by Staffordshire County Council and the building ...

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Staffordshire backs England for semi-final success

Staffordshire’s leader is backing England for semi-final success tomorrow as the side take on Croatia in Moscow. County council leader Philip Atkins said the England team have had the best preparation for the tournament using the state-of-the-art training facilities at St George’s Park in Staffordshire. Philip added: England have every chance of reaching the final and then going all the ...

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Good road and rail links crucial for growth

Good roads and rail links are crucial for residents, businesses and continuing to grow a strong economy, Philip Atkins  the Leader of Staffordshire County Council said today. As Midlands Connect – the partnership responsible for powering the strategic transport plans for the Midlands Engine – published it’s annual report today, the county council leader said improvements to train travel and ...

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Work starts on new Keele University Management School and Smart Innovation Hub

Keele Management School

Construction of a multi-million pound facility that will house both Keele Management School and state-of-the-art facilities for business collaboration and incubation in a Smart Innovation Hub has begun. Partners and representatives from organisations across the region attended the event at Keele University, where they heard about the value of the new facility and details of its benefit to current and ...

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£70m regional partnership showcased to Government minister

Andrew Griffiths visit

Plans to support over 1,000 innovative businesses as part of a £70million research-led regional collaboration have been showcased to a Government minister this week. Seven hundred jobs are being created as a result of the New Keele Deal – which is seeing Keele University work with Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local ...

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JCB expansion great boost for Staffordshire manufacturing, says county leader

JCB’s £50m new cab production facility at its Uttoxeter headquarters will be a huge boost for Staffordshire and UK manufacturing and demonstrates investor confidence, the county council leader said today. The 350,000 sq ft JCB Cab Systems plant is being built next to the A50 – creating 200 jobs and doubling cab production. Staffordshire County Council leader Philip Atkins said: ...

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Staffordshire to lead nation’s tributes for Armed Forces Day

People from across Staffordshire are being invited to pay tribute to members of the Armed Forces, as the county prepares to celebrate Armed Forces Day on Saturday 30 June. Once again, the National Memorial Arboretum will lead the nation’s commemorations with a special remembrance parade and service on the day and a weekend of family activities. Events to mark the ...

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Staffordshire residents recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Breaking News

A range of Staffordshire people have been honoured by Her Majesty the Queen in her Birthday Honours. County residents are recognised for their work with victims of domestic violence, the Girl Guides, cancer research and emergency care with the award of MBEs and BEMs. Philip Atkins OBE, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, paid tribute to the recipients. He said: Everything ...

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