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Staffordshire residents in Queen’s New Year’s Honours List

People from Staffordshire take their place alongside household names from sports, entertainment and the arts in the New Year’s Honours List. Residents have been honoured with OBEs, an MBE and BEMs for their services to education, health, the community and to football. Recipients include Gordon Evans BEM, chairman of Stafford Town FC, which has provided sporting opportunities for hundreds of ...

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Future plans based on past successes

Staffordshire’s leader says we should use the economic lessons of recent years to plan for our future prosperity. Writing in his New Year message to other local authorities and public services in Staffordshire, County Council Leader Philip Atkins says that in 2018 the authority will continue with its established, successful policy focusing on encouraging economic growth to help people help ...

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Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 set to benefit Midlands and Staffordshire

The whole of the Midlands including Staffordshire will benefit from the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the county council leader said today. Staffordshire could host one of the events, with Cannock Chase being lined up to potentially stage the mountain biking competition if it is selected as one of the optional sports. Staffordshire County Council leader Philip Atkins said: It is great ...

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Council opening times over Christmas and New Year

Staffordshire County Council will be making its services available over the Christmas and New Year holidays to ensure people get the information and the support they need. The Council will be open for business as usual during most of the festive holidays, apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Most Council services will be open on 27, ...

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Earliest Iron Age gold ever discovered in Britain saved

Campaigners are celebrating after securing enough money to save ancient jewellery believed to be the earliest example of Iron Age gold ever discovered in Britain. Four exquisite artefacts that make up the Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs can now go on permanent display at Stoke-on-Trent’s Potteries Museum & Art Gallery after a successful campaign to raise the £325,000 needed to buy ...

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Completion date in New Year for civic centre

The completion date for the new civic centre hub designed to boost a town centre economy and save taxpayers millions of pounds has been postponed to 2018. The £15.4 million, four storey Castle House, next to Queens Gardens in the centre of Newcastle, will open in the next few months once final work has been completed. The building will house ...

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County council sets out challenging budget for next five years

Staffordshire Place

Record spending of £310 million on care, growing a strong economy and attracting investment into Staffordshire are at the heart of a challenging budget being set out by the county council. The increasing costs of care for a growing ageing population and children in care continue to be the biggest pressure for the county council,  as it still has to ...

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Staffordshire in Great Shape to Capitalise on HS2 Connections


Staffordshire is in great shape and in a great place to capitalise on a HS2 hub to help share in any economic benefits and drive the growth of the economy, the county’s leader has said. Following the launch of HS2: Getting the best out of Britain, County Council Leader Philip Atkins said the county was already well placed to maximise ...

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Staffordshire backs Adam Peaty in BBC Sports Personality of the Year

People from across Staffordshire are being urged to vote for record-breaking Uttoxeter swimmer Adam Peaty in this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Boasting the 10 fastest times in history in the 100m breaststroke, the Staffordshire swimmer beat his own 50m world record once in the world heats and again in the semi-final – clocking 25.95 seconds to become ...

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Staffordshire leader’s response on Chancellor’s Budget

Philip Atkins

Pledges to invest more in the NHS this winter, extra investment in education and skills, increases in personal tax allowances and housing stamp duty deals for first time buyers detailed by the Chancellor, were today welcomed by the Leader of Staffordshire County Council. The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond today outlined these plans together with greater support for small ...

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