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New report sets out high speed rail plans for regions

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A new report published by HS2 Limited today sets out its vision for local economies to benefit from the high speed rail project – including a hub in Stafford. In his report “Changing Britain: HS2 taking root”, Sir David Higgins, Chairman of HS2 Limited, said  the “commitment to the link between the HS2 line and the West Coast Main Line ...

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Leaders Focus on Staffordshire Post Brexit

Philip Atkins

How to shape a strong Staffordshire after the UK leaves the EU was the focus of leaders from the public and private sector at a Brexit summit in the county today. Members of the Staffordshire Strategic Partnership – which includes county and city councils, business leaders, police, fire, health, education and housing partners, came together to agree the priorities for ...

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Historic Listed Staffordshire bridge opens after year-long restoration

Ferry bridge

An historic Grade 2 Listed footbridge in Burton has opened to walkers and cyclists again after a year-long £1.5million restoration. Ferry Bridge, which crosses the River Trent from the town to Stapenhill, opened in 1889, replacing the ferry service. Staffordshire County Council maintains the bridge and strengthened its piers three years ago. A detailed restoration plan was drawn up by ...

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Statement from Leader of Staffordshire County Council on Children in Calais Camps

Philip Atkins

Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: The Government has announced it is speeding up actions to accept children from the migrant camps in Calais and councils have been put on stand-by to expect their arrival at short notice. Initially these will be children who have relatives living here in the UK Our children’s services will be working with ...

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County’s Paralympic Superstar Makes Staffordshire Proud in Rio

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The Leader of Staffordshire County Council today paid tribute to Staffordshire’s Paralympic superstar Lee Pearson after the equestrian hero and his horse Zion clinched silver in Rio. The silver medal added to Lee’s tally of 10 gold medals over five Paralympic games and Philip Atkins said he was an inspiration for everyone in the county. Philip said: In Staffordshire we ...

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Gestamp expansion marks major investor confidence in UK and Staffordshire

Gestamp site

The decision by Spanish automotive supplier Gestamp to expand on a new site in Staffordshire demonstrates strong investor confidence in the county and the UK, the county council leader and LEP chairman said today. Gestamp is relocating from its current location in Cannock to a 550,000 sq ft site at the 52 acre Bericote Four Ashes site in South Staffordshire. ...

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Slaughterhouse operative jailed for food safety and animal cruelty offences

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A slaughterhouse operative has been jailed for ten months and banned from keeping farm animals for 15 years after pleading guilty to a string of food safety, animal cruelty and animal movement offences. Anthony Bagshaw of Back Lane, Butterton, near Leek, was sentenced at Stafford Crown Court today after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to a total of 24 ...

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Secrets of the Staffordshire Hoard revealed seven years on

Stephen and Fred in field

After years of research, conservation, cleaning and reconstruction, secrets from the field of gold where the Staffordshire Hoard was found are still being revealed today. For centuries the largest ever haul of Anglo-Saxon treasures known in Britain lay untouched in a farmer’s field until the summer of 2009, when a metal detectorist quite literally struck gold. In a month long ...

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Uttoxeter’s Adam Peaty strikes gold in Rio

Adam Peaty

Swimming superstar Adam Peaty was cheered on to gold and a place in sporting history by his home county of Staffordshire. Staffordshire County Council Leader Philip Atkins led the tributes to Adam saying he has made his community, his county and his country immensely proud in striking gold and smashing his own 100m breaststroke world record in Rio. Philip said: ...

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County economic growth will continue following EU vote, says council leader

Philip Atkins

Staffordshire’s strong foundations to bring in major investment and hard work by councils and businesses will lead to continued economic growth as plans are made to leave the European Union, the county council leader has said. Philip Atkins also welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement that he intends to reduce corporation tax following the EU vote. Philip said: “I applaud the Chancellor’s ...

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