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Provisional GCSE results show Staffordshire ahead nationally

Staffordshire pupils are achieving good GCSE results, setting them on the path to a successful career. Provisional results released today show 54.3 per cent of students achieved 5 A* – C GCSES including English and Mathematics, above the national average of 52.8 per cent. Ben Adams, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for Learning and Skills, said: “These achievements show pupils ...

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Forgotten history uncovered on Cannock Chase

Stephen Dean on Cannock Chase

Great War practice trenches, evidence of prehistoric enclosures and medieval mining pits are amongst the exciting archaeological remains revealed on Cannock Chase in a new project. Staffordshire County Council, in partnership with Historic England, is exploring this fascinating archaeological landscape as part of the ‘Chase Through Time project.’ During the summer, a detailed ground surface model of the area was ...

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Work progressing well at Flash Ley school site

Flash Ley

Sports pitches at Flash Ley School in Stafford are back in use as repair works continue on the school building. Contractors are carrying out repairs to the floors in most areas of the school, with redecoration set to take place as soon as this is completed. Outside, a shelter area has been made available that gives pupils waiting for transport ...

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Government backs pioneering property scheme

Staffordshire County Council Offices

A pioneering scheme designed to save money for taxpayers and improve services is going to expand with Government backing. The Government Property Unit has committed £256,000 to the ‘One Public Estate’ project in Staffordshire to work alongside the county council’s existing Penda Property Partnership to accelerate property plans and allow the county’s public sector organisations to explore how they can ...

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People to have their say on protecting Cannock Chase’s natural habitat


People are being invited to have their say on the best ways to look after Cannock Chase’s natural habitat. Cannock Chase Country Park, Bevin’s Birches and the adjoining land are much loved by visitors and tranquil areas to walk dogs, ride bikes or horses and explore the wildlife. They also lie within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a ...

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Motorists advised of A50 overnight full closures at Uttoxeter

Motorists are being advised of overnight full closures of the stretch of the A50 at Uttoxeter this week. The road will be closed in both directions between the Blythe Bridge/Tean roundabout and the B5030 roundabout, including the A522 westbound junction in the early hours of Wednesday October 12 and Thursday October 13. Closures will take place between 1am and 4am, ...

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Trading standards team reminds people of e-cigarette dangers


Staffordshire people are being reminded of the potential dangers of e-cigarettes by the county council’s trading standards team following a warning by burns surgeons. The warning comes after a rise in the number of people being treated by surgeons for burns caused by exploding e-cigarette batteries. Trading standards officers have said people should only buy e-cigarette products from reputable retailers ...

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New deal set to deliver integrated health and social care until 2020 in Staffordshire

Social Care

Staffordshire residents are to benefit from continued integrated health and social care in their homes and local communities – after a new deal is agreed until 2020. After the creation of the largest integrated trust in the country in 2012, Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership Trust (SSOTP) have taken the opportunity to review existing arrangements ...

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Thirty months’ imprisonment for north Staffordshire fraudster

A fraudster has been jailed for 30 months for conning people out of money for window repairs which were not carried out. Anthony Mander, aged 54, of Hartshill Road, Stoke-on-Trent, was sentenced at Stafford Crown Court today for four fraud offences, which took place across north Staffordshire between May 2014 and August 2016. He gained over £4,000 from his victims, ...

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Blythe Bridge library open day to showcase services and reveal new name

Gill Heath

People are being invited to a celebration event to showcase the services and activities available at Blythe Bridge library on Saturday 8 October. The library, which is run by a dedicated team of volunteers from The Care and Fun Club charity, are also celebrating their 10th anniversary. As well as the chance to meet volunteers at the library and find ...

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