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Record spending on care agreed as county council sets budget

Social care stock

A record £310 million will be spent on care this year by Staffordshire County Council as it set a balanced budget on February 15. As the county council moves to becoming self-financing, due to the loss of Government grants, Leader Philip Atkins said the authority was committed to growing Staffordshire’s economy, supporting the creation of more a skilled workforce and ...

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i54 South Staffordshire set for major expansion

i54 western extension

An award-winning business park which is home to global industry leaders and thousands of skilled employees is preparing for major expansion. A planning application for a western extension to i54 South Staffordshire is set to be submitted in spring 2018. The park’s development and investment success is as a result of a partnership between the City of Wolverhampton Council, Staffordshire ...

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Keele University announces major new investment

Keele Management School

Keele University has announced plans to invest in a new multi-million pound state-of-the-art facility that houses both Keele Management School and incubated companies in a sector leading Smart Innovation Hub.  The new Management School has been funded by the University and the Denise Coates Foundation, after which the new building at the entrance to the University will be named. The ...

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County council to deliver record spending on care with balanced budget

Staffordshire Place

A record £310 million will be spent on care this year by Staffordshire County Council as it looks to present a balanced budget for 2018/19. Despite the huge pressures of funding care for a growing ageing population and children in care the council has managed to close a £12 million shortfall and balance its books. As the county council moves ...

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Community Food project transforming lives in Staffordshire

A Staffordshire pig farmer and community food project have been commended for their work to get local families eating more healthily. Rob Mercer from Farm Fresh Revolution and a fourth-generation free-range pig farmer is giving fresh food including free-range sausages and chicken away to families at primary schools in Staffordshire. Every Friday afternoon during term time, a van, packed with ...

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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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