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Staffordshire Apprentices to be recognized at Graduation ceremony

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More than 120 successful apprentices from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent will be celebrating their achievements at a special graduation event on July 19. Apprentices will receive a certificate and celebrate with their families, friends and employers over afternoon tea at the Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony at Stafford’s County Showground on Wednesday July 19 at 2pm. This is the third year that ...

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Plans for new memorial to remember New Zealand Rifle Brigade on Cannock Chase

People could be paying tribute to the New Zealand Rifle Brigade (NZRB) and their role in the Great War at a new memorial on Cannock Chase if a crowd funding project is successful. The project is being led by the Friends of Cannock Chase in partnership with Staffordshire County Council and is offering organisations and individuals the chance to be ...

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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 pupils exceed the national trend for Key Stage 2


Eleven-year-olds in Staffordshire are exceeding the national trend when it comes to their attainment at Key Stage 2. Results show pupils in the county are attaining above the national average in all areas, meaning they are setting themselves up for more exam success in the future. The revised exams implemented from 2016, designed to measure pupils’ abilities in reading, writing ...

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Man Booker Prize nominated author Stephen Kelman to visit Wombourne Library

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 People are invited to join Man Booker Prize nominated author Stephen Kelman when he visits Wombourne Library on Thursday 13th July between 12:30pm and 2:00pm.   Stephen’s book Pigeon English was shortlisted for the prestigious Man Book Prize in 2011 as well as the Guardian First Book Award, a Galaxy National Book Award, and seven other prizes.   His most ...

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Great Jane Austen Bake-off at Perton Library

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Budding bakers are being invited to show off their baking skills at Perton library in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of Jane Austen. Choosing one of three provided Georgian recipes, contestants are invited to enter their creations on Thursday 20th July, with all entries to be submitted by 10.30am. Winners and prizes will be announced and awarded at around 11am. ...

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Intensive programme helps keep babies out of care

A pioneering programme that gives intensive support to parents who have had children taken into care is helping keep families together. Staffordshire County Council’s Breathing Space programme works with women who are pregnant again by giving them and their partners practical and emotional support to enable babies to stay safely in their parents care. After going live in January 2016, ...

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New parking orders introduced around section of access route

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Parking orders on an estate next to the route of Stafford’s new western access road are being introduced this week. Parking restrictions are being introduced on roads around Castlefields, to the west of Stafford town centre. Double yellow lines are being installed along the length of Martin Drive – which will form the gateway to the new Stafford Western Access ...

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Excitement builds as planning for new Staffordshire History Centre moves ahead

Plans for a new multi-million pound Staffordshire History Centre are moving at pace with key partners and design team now on-board. The new £4m Staffordshire History centre to be located in the heart of Stafford will hold historical records and collections up to 1,000 years old.  Along with a new community exhibition space, modern reading and search rooms and a packed ...

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A50 closes for new bridge to be installed

The A50 at Uttoxeter will be closed in both directions at the weekend to allow the backbone of a new bridge to be laid across it. Six steel beams, each 47 metres long and weighing approximately 45 tonnes apiece, will be lifted into place by a 750 tonne crane. The work at Uttoxeter means the A50 will be closed in ...

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