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Special Mother’s Day for Staffordshire mum who fostered over 100 children

Foster Carer Jean Foster

On Sunday, mums from across the country will be opening Mother’s Day cards from their children, if they haven’t forgotten.  But for one Staffordshire mum it means even more. Foster carer, Jean Foster from Burton-upon-Trent in Staffordshire has been fostering for over 32 years and has fostered over 100 children.  Having adopted two of the children, she has helped turn ...

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Athletes put in the final training miles for IRONMAN Staffordshire

IRONMAN swimming

Athletes are putting in their final training miles ahead of one of the toughest triathlon challenges in the country. There are fewer than 100 days left until IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire, where competitors will take on a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile half marathon. Competitors, communities and local businesses are all set to join in as the ...

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People urged to check salt levels after Staffordshire food survey

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Eating a BLT with crisps at lunch would exceed a person’s daily recommended salt intake in just one meal, Staffordshire County Council’s trading standards team has warned after a sampling exercise. People are being urged to consider their salt intake and check food packaging where possible after varieties of lunchtime takeaway food were found to have high levels in the ...

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Find out more about fostering at information evening

People from Leek and the surrounding areas interested in becoming a foster carer are being invited to an information evening where they can find out more. The information session will be held at Westwood Golf Club in Leek on Thursday 6 April 2017, starting at 7pm. The evenings are informal and open to anyone and are a great opportunity for ...

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National support for innovative library scheme helping children

Gill Heath Stafford Library

Young children are to get a helping hand at their local library with national recognition for a pioneering project. The Arts Council England has awarded Staffordshire County Council’s library service £52,300 to deliver the scheme at Burton library. Ready Steady Library will encourage literacy and a love of reading among under-fives, as part of the county council’s work to increase ...

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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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Global energy firm’s new training and service centre takes shape at Staffordshire business park


A new UK service centre for a global energy technology company is taking shape in Staffordshire. Electrical energy firm OMICRON is investing £2 million in a purpose-built, state-of-the-art facility at Stafford’s Redhill Business Park. The county council-developed Redhill is nearly at full occupancy. OMICRON is renowned for its innovative testing, diagnosis and monitoring solutions for electrical energy systems. Customers include ...

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Cannock town centre road improvements

Councillor Mark Deaville

Improvement work on a stretch of dual carriageway in Cannock town centre takes place this week. Resurfacing of the A34 Mill Street section between Walsall Road and Queens Square Island will take place over four nights from Monday March 20. The road will be closed in both directions between 7pm and 6am and signed diversions put in place. The county council ...

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Plans submitted for latest development at leading Staffordshire Business Park

Trebor Kingswood Lakeside Cannock

Plans for the latest development at a leading Staffordshire business park have been submitted. Midlands commercial developer Trebor Developments has submitted the plans for a 102,000 sq ft industrial unit at the county council developed Kingswood Lakeside in Cannock. The development is set to be available for occupation during the first half of 2018. The announcement of the new scheme, ...

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Ofsted praise for adult skills training

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Thousands of Staffordshire adults are getting first class help to train and learn new skills. Ofsted inspectors have rated Staffordshire County Council’s Skills and Employability Service ‘Good’ for the second time in a row. Ben Adams, the county council’s cabinet member for Learning and Skills, said: We help 10,000 people a year take more than 1,400 courses at around 200 different ...

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