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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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County’s vision for future growth in post-Brexit economy presented on national stage

Neil Parish MP visit

Staffordshire set out its position as a leader in driving the national debate for county areas on the developing industrial strategy and post-Brexit economy to a Government select committee chairman yesterday. The county council’s All Party Member Group on external affairs met Neil Parish MP at yesterday’s Staffordshire County Show. The group presented Mr Parish with its initial findings on ...

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Staffordshire sets out vision for future growth in post-Brexit economy

Philip Atkins

Staffordshire will set out its position as a leader in driving the national debate for county areas on the developing industrial strategy and post-Brexit economy to a Government select committee chairman next week. The county council’s all party member group on external affairs will meet Neil Parish MP at Thursday’s Staffordshire County Show. They will set out initial findings on ...

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Planning for success across Staffordshire

IC5 at Keele University

Countywide plans to boost residents’ access to good jobs, healthy living and promote strong communities living are to come under the microscope. Staffordshire County Council’s plan for delivering its priorities in each of the eight district and borough authorities has been scrutinised by a cross-party group of councillors interested in its implementation. Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: ...

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England Kick Off World Cup Training in Staffordshire

Staffordshire today welcomed members from England’s World Cup squad to the county as they arrived at St George’s Park to begin preparation for the World Cup next month. The players began arriving this morning with the first full training session expected to kick off at the East Staffordshire ground tomorrow (Tuesday). Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council said: “Staffordshire is ...

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Council wins measures to mitigate impact of HS2 on Staffordshire


Staffordshire County Council has won key assurances from HS2 Limited to mitigate the impact of high speed rail on Staffordshire – but pledges to continue to help communities get the best deal they can from the company. County council Leader Philip Atkins appeared before the HS2 Select Committee for Phase 2a of the project last month to champion Staffordshire’s cause. ...

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Major road scheme delivering multi-million pound development completed

Branston Locks

A major Staffordshire road project which will pave the way to a multi-million pound business, housing and leisure development near Burton has been completed. The Branston Locks development will see 400 acres of land immediately west of the A38 developed with 2,500 new homes, a range of community facilities and a 50-acre employment site, which will be known as Quintus. ...

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