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Staffordshire celebrates two decades of the National Memorial Arboretum

Twenty years after the first trees were planted at the National Memorial Arboretum, the Staffordshire site is fast becoming the focus for the nation’s commemorations. Sited on 150 acres of former quarried land in Alrewas in Staffordshire, the national centre for remembrance has over 30,000 trees and over 330 memorials. It includes the famous Armed Forces Memorial, dedicated in 2007 ...

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Staffordshire set to play key role in Midlands Engine delivery

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Staffordshire is ready to play an important role in driving the Midlands Engine and the Midlands Connect transport strategy, county council leader Philip Atkins has said. The county will see multi-million pound transport improvements as part of the 25-year transport strategy announced today, which forms part of the wider Midlands Engine that will aim to boost growth and productivity. Today, ...

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Budget support for Staffordshire welcomed

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Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: We will have to look at the detail of the Chancellor’s announcements, but there appears to be support in the budget for small businesses in Staffordshire, money for skills training and help for  those in need, we well as extended childcare to help parents. Social care is the biggest pressure facing local ...

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£1.2million investment in apprenticeship training centre

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The former Dove First School building in Rocester is now under a £1million conversion to become a state-of-the-art apprenticeship training centre. The plans are part of the expanding apprenticeship programme at The JCB Academy. The JCB Academy is more commonly known for its school and sixth form but a large part of the establishment is the apprenticeship training centre. Employers, ...

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Staffordshire Strikes Gold With Iron Age Find

  An archaeological find on Staffordshire farmland is believed to include the earliest examples of Iron Age gold ever discovered in Britain. The collection, which has been named the Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs, was discovered by two metal detectorists just before Christmas. At an unveiling of the torcs press conference (February 28), experts said the unique find could date back ...

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Record spend on care set for approval by council cabinet

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Plans for a record £300million spend on caring for the elderly, people with disabilities and vulnerable children are set for approval by Staffordshire County Council. At their meeting next week (Wednesday 1st February), Cabinet Members will be presented with a proposed balanced budget for 2017-18. It will include extra funding announced by the Government before Christmas to contribute towards for ...

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Staffordshire’s position as innovative contributor to UK industrial strategy highlighted by Chancellor visit

The Chancellor’s visit to the new Staffordshire base of a global energy firm on the day the UK’s Industrial Strategy launch demonstrates the area’s position as a key contributor, the county council leader has said. Chancellor Philip Hammond visited the new GE facilities at the county council-developed Redhill Business Park yesterday. The company, which is Stafford’s biggest employer, is expanding ...

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£70m regional partnership to create 700 jobs

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Seven hundred jobs are set to be created and over 1,000 businesses supported as a result of a £70m research-led collaboration led by one UK’s top universities. Keele University will work in partnership with Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership and University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust to deliver ...

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Staffordshire residents in 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. Olympians and Paralympians have been recognised for their golden achievements in Rio, while other county residents have been honoured with OBEs and BEMs for their services to charity, higher education and the community. Leading the way with a knighthood ...

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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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