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Meet one of Staffordshire Libraries’ youngest volunteers

12-year-old Korben Butterworth wants to be a teacher and says volunteering at his local library will help him achieve his dream. Korben is one of Staffordshire Libraries Services’ youngest volunteers and teaches children computer programming at Code Club in Stafford library. Now Korben is reminding people about the range of exciting activities available in libraries and the many opportunities to ...

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Over 8,000 children sign up for libraries Summer Reading Challenge

Summer reading challenge 2017

Over 8,000 children from across the county have signed up for Staffordshire libraries Summer Reading Challenge in the first two weeks. Staffordshire’s library Service are backing the reading campaign and are asking the county’s 4-11 year-olds to borrow and read any six library books during the summer holidays. This year’s theme is Animal Agents, based on a detective agency staffed ...

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Major roundabout resurfacing set to begin


Motorists will benefit from a smoother road surface in Cannock, as work to resurface a major roundabout is set to begin. Staffordshire County Council is investing £220,000 in resurfacing the road and replacing kerbs at Five Ways Island in Heath Hayes. The works form part of a £35million investment in road and transport schemes in the county, to improve road ...

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New Deputy Leader for Staffordshire County Council Announced

Alan White

  A  new Deputy Leader for Staffordshire County Council has been announced. Alan  White, the Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing has been selected to replace Ian Parry, who stepped down last month after seven years in the role. Philip Atkins, Leader of the Council, said: “During his time on Cabinet, Alan has brought great clarity and vision to ...

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Multi-million pound investment close to completion

The new £15.4 million centre for public services is taking shape in the centre of Newcastle. Four storey Castle House, next to Queens Gardens, is on course to open in the autumn. The building, which can be accessed from both the Gardens and Hassell Street, will be the base for services from Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, Staffordshire County Council, Staffordshire Police ...

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Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent chosen for 2018 UK Corporate Games


Businesses in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are set to benefit as Europe’s largest multisport festival for business returns to the region for a second year. The UK Corporate games, which will take place from 21 to 24 June 2018 is expected to attract thousands of amateur athletes from top UK companies and boost the local economy while showcasing the area’s growing ...

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Eligible parents urged to sign up for 30 hours’ childcare

A working mum who’s already benefited enormously from 30 hours-a-week funded childcare for three and four-year-olds is urging other parents to sign up for the scheme. Mother-of-one Sarah Gibbons signed up after Staffordshire was chosen last year to take part in one of eight trial schemes across the country. The Government’s 30 hours’ free childcare scheme is now being rolled ...

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Hat-trick of lets completes full house

Staffordshire County Council Offices

Agreements have been reached to let three retail units on the ground floor of Staffordshire County Council’s main office buildings. The University of Wolverhampton, The Loungers café bar chain and Sweet Café have all signed on the dotted line to occupy space on the ground floors of the Staffordshire Place 1 and Staffordshire Place 2 buildings on Tipping Street in ...

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Multi-million pound investment planned for Burton bridge

St Peter's Bridge

Road users in Burton are set to benefit from a major investment at one of the town’s main bridges. The £6.1m investment in St. Peter’s Bridge will include the replacement of bearings, safeguarding the future use of the bridge for HGVs while boosting access for businesses and securing skilled jobs locally. The funding is part of the multi-million pound Highway ...

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