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Review of 2016: A Golden Year for Staffordshire

Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: It’s been a fabulous 12 months, with so many achievements in so many different areas for the county and its residents. “We all followed events in Rio with pride as Adam Peaty smashed the world record, Joe Clarke made the nation smile with his modesty and Lee Pearson carried the nation’s flag ...

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Staffordshire backs Uttoxeter’s Adam Peaty for BBC Sports Personality of the Year

People from across Staffordshire are being reminded to get behind Uttoxeter swimmer Adam Peaty in this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Voting opens by phone or online during the show, which will be broadcast on BBC One on Sunday December 18 from 6.20pm to 9pm. Adam Peaty faces stiff competition from 15 fellow nominees for the prestigious accolade, including ...

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Staffordshire backs Uttoxeter’s Adam Peaty for BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Adam Peaty

People from across Staffordshire are being urged to get behind Uttoxeter swimmer Adam Peaty who has been shortlisted for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year for the third year in a row. It’s been a fantastic year for the 21-year-old Uttoxeter sportsman who clinched 100m breaststroke gold in the 2016 Rio Olympics, smashing his own world record and scoring Team ...

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Call for Funding Focus on Counties and Care

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A pledge by the Chancellor Philip Hammond to invest in supporting economic growth in English regions has been welcomed by the Leader of Staffordshire County Council. However, Philip Atkins said the omission of any announcement on funding for social care, also left counties like Staffordshire facing continued significant pressure to fund and support a growing ageing population. Philip said: “Staffordshire ...

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County Council Leader receives OBE from Prince Charles

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The leader of Staffordshire County Council has officially received his OBE today from Prince Charles. Philip Atkins was awarded the honour along with other Staffordshire residents in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in June. Philip, aged 64, and a farmer from Rocester, was awarded an OBE for services to local government after serving on parish, district and county councils, as ...

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Business developments pick up pace as drive to create better skilled jobs continues

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Development at several business sites supported by the county council is gathering pace as the drive to create better quality jobs continues with near full employment in Staffordshire. Statistics issued by the ONS today show that the Staffordshire claimant count decreased slightly between September and October and stands at 0.9 per cent of the local population (compared to one per ...

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County council continues to work to get the best deal for Staffordshire on HS2 following next phase confirmation

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Work to ensure Staffordshire benefits from HS2 whilst ensuring maximum mitigation will continue following the Government’s confirmation of the next phase of the project.  The Government confirmed today that it would press ahead with phase 2b of the line; from the West Midlands to Leeds. A section of the line will run past the south of Tamworth towards the East ...

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Deal cements ongoing joint drive to create jobs and boost growth

South Staffordshire District Deal

A deal to support the creation of 3,500 jobs and 660 start-up businesses in South Staffordshire over the next four years has been signed by the county and district councils. The second South Staffordshire District Deal sets out a four-year plan which will also see the creation of a skills federation to enable young people to meet the needs of ...

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Staffordshire prepares to commemorate Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday

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People are being invited to take a moment on Friday 11 November for Armistice Day and on Remembrance Sunday to honour those who lost their lives during the nation’s wars. Staffordshire has many poignant war memorials, gardens and attractions dedicated to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country in its towns and villages.  Many of which will be ...

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Leader and Chief Executive join in world record attempt

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Staffordshire County Council’s Leader and Chief Executive have joined in to say a potentially record-breaking ‘Thank you’ to the armed forces. Leader Philip Atkins and Chief Executive John Henderson have signed a giant card from the National Memorial Arboretum, who are trying to break the world record for most signatures on a Christmas card. After stopping at Staffordshire Place, the ...

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