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Staffordshire record-breaker Adam Peaty is “inspirational” and a role model for young people

Olympic champion Adam Peaty’s record-breaking defence of his World Championship titles is being celebrated in his home county of Staffordshire. Less than 24 hours after retaining the 100m breaststroke title in Budapest, the 22-year-old broke his own world record time in today’s heats of the 50m breaststroke, clocking 26.1 seconds. Staffordshire County Council’s Leader Philip Atkins said: Congratulations to Adam, ...

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Work starts on multi-million pound dementia centre

Burton Dementia centre

Building work has started on a multi-million pound centre designed to give the very best care to people living with dementia. The Burton Centre of Excellence will provide specialist accommodation in a home-style environment for people with dementia, providing high quality care and support in an innovative, purpose built setting. It is being built on the site of the former ...

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Roads funding can help ease pressure on smaller rural networks

A £1billion allocation of Government funding for building new roads to ease congestion needs to alleviate pressure on smaller rural networks, the county council leader said today. Philip Atkins added that the funding, announced by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, also needed to be evenly distributed across the country and not just in larger urban areas. He said: We welcome today’s ...

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Staffordshire to celebrate Armed Forces Day

People from across Staffordshire are being invited to pay tribute to members of the Armed Forces, as the nation prepares to celebrate Armed Forces Day on Saturday 24 June. Staffordshire County Council will be flying the Armed Forces flag from the Shire Hall Gallery to mark the day. People will also be able to show their appreciation on Twitter by ...

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London terrorist attack reaction

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The flags on Staffordshire County Council buildings will be flown at half-mast as a mark of respect for the victims killed and injured in the London terrorist attack. Philip Atkins, Staffordshire County Council’s Leader, said: Like everyone, I was shocked and appalled at this latest monstrous attack in a matter of days on innocent people enjoying an evening out with ...

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New cabinet for Staffordshire County Council unveiled

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The Leader and Cabinet for Staffordshire County Council have been announced at meeting of the Full Council. Philip Atkins takes up his third term as Leader of the county council following the local elections on May 4 – which saw the Conservatives retain control by securing an increased 51 seats, Labour 10 and one seat gained by an independent candidate. Ian Parry remains ...

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Statement regarding Manchester attack

Staffordshire Place

Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: Following the shocking events in Manchester, I have asked that the flags on county council buildings be flown at half-mast as a mark of respect for the victims. “I understand the Government is working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack. ...

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Statement on Drayton Manor Park Tragedy

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Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: It is absolutely sad and shocking news to hear how a day of adventure has ended in such tragedy for this young girl and our thoughts are very much with her family and friends this evening. Drayton Manor Theme Park was opened as a family business back in 1949 and I know ...

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Staffordshire to back Stoke-on-Trent’s bid for City of Culture

Staffordshire County Council is the latest organisation to back Stoke-on-Trent’s bid to become City of Culture 2021 Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council added his support to the City’s campaign. Philip said: “Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have always been closely linked and are steeped in history with a proud and rich heritage going back many years. I am delighted to ...

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Building work gathers pace at new county high school and roads to access business and homes development

Branston School construction

Work is continuing on Staffordshire’s first brand new secondary school for 25 years as new road construction for a major business and housing development nearby gathers pace. Construction began on the 1440 place secondary school on Branston Road near Burton late last year and is progressing well. Nearby new roads to access the Branston Locks developments are being built, along ...

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