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Review of HS2 Project Welcomed


News that an independent review of the HS2 scheme is to be carried out, has been welcomed by the Leader of Staffordshire County Council. The Government’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced the review today (August 21),with the findings expected to be ready by the Autumn. The  HS2 review will consider: Its benefits and impacts Affordability and efficiency Deliverability and scope ...

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A decade since the ‘field of gold’ was celebrated around the world

Fred Johnson shakes his head in wonderment as he remembers the moment he realised there was an Anglo-Saxon field of gold on his Staffordshire farm. Speaking at a Staffordshire County Council reunion to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard on July 5th, the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon treasure found anywhere in the world, Fred said: “I ...

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Support offered to employees at Kerry Foods Burton

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Staffordshire County Council leader Philip Atkins has said the authority is working with partners to offer support to employees at Kerry Food in Burton following the announcement of expected redundancies. Philip said: This is a huge blow to people working at the company and their families. Our priority is to offer all the support we can. We will work with ...

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Staffordshire events to celebrate 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 29 June. As like previous years, the National Memorial Arboretum will lead the nation’s commemorations with a weekend of family activities. Events to mark the day will also take place in most towns ...

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People Power Celebrated in Staffordshire with Launch of New Fund

Community champions across Staffordshire can now benefit from a new fund designed to support projects which make a real impact on local people. The new People Helping People fund is being launched by Staffordshire County Council as part of wider plans to encourage everyone to think about what one more thing they could do to improve their lives and the ...

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Queen’s Birthday Honours for Staffordshire

A couple who have fostered more than 100 children, a football club chairman, a University leader and county council librarian shaping national policy on children’s reading are among the Staffordshire people recognised by Her Majesty the Queen in her Birthday Honours. Awards include a CBE for Professor Liz Barnes, Vice-Chancellor of Staffordshire University; an OBE for Dr Christopher Wakeling, Chairman ...

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#staffordshireday celebrations a huge success

Thousands of people from across Staffordshire joined in the fun for the county’s fourth Staffordshire Day celebrations today (Wednesday 1 May). Over 60 events will mark the day with attractions, businesses and organisations coming together to show their pride in the county. The celebrations also saw #staffordshireday trending nationally on Twitter throughout the day This year’s theme was ‘Made in Staffordshire’, ...

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Prison sentence for unlicensed puppy seller

A woman who sold puppies without a licence and used false details to avoid regulations has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment. Esther Titterton, 26 from Milwich, Stafford, had previously pleaded guilty at Newcastle Magistrate Court & Stafford Crown Court to charges involving fraudulent trading of puppies. Ms Titterton was also charged with the breeding of dogs without a licence, ...

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Staffordshire firms honoured in Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

Six Staffordshire companies have been recognised for their contribution to business in the 2019 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. Awards were won in categories including International trade and innovation and were made to: Allett Ltd, Hixon in Stafford. Synetics Solutions Limited, Newcastle-under-Lyme. Semantics 21 Ltd, Dunston, Stafford. Warwick Music Limited, Tamworth. Aviation News Ltd,Trent Vale, Stoke-on-Trent. Implementra Ltd Trading, Rugeley. The ...

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County starts new financial year on near full employment

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Staffordshire has started the new financial year on near full employment, statistics published today show. Just 1.6 per cent of the local population is claiming out of work benefits, lower than both regional (3.3 per cent) and national (2.6 per cent) averages. County council leader Philip Atkins said major new developments this year would further boost employment opportunities. He added: ...

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