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Bridge to reopen ahead of schedule – and before lights switch-on

St Peter's Bridge

A major repair scheme at Burton’s St Peter’s Bridge is now ahead of schedule and it will open again in time for the town’s Christmas lights switch-on. The repairs are part of a £6.1million project to refurbish both St Peter’s Bridge and Burton Bridge. St Peter’s Bridge was originally due to open at the end of November, but the project ...

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Sign up now for funded childcare places

Children celebrating their third birthday this autumn should be signed up now for 30 hours’ funded childcare. Families of almost 4,000 children in Staffordshire took up the offer of 30 hours’ funded childcare for three and four-year-olds when the scheme launched nationally in September. Now, more childcare places are available from January 1 for children who celebrate their third birthday between ...

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Property development scheme pays off

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A pioneering public and private sector property partnership designed to benefit taxpayers is unlocking millions of pounds of assets, saving money and paving the way for new housing to be built. Staffordshire County Council’s Corporate Review committee will hear that dozens of local authority-owned buildings or pieces of land potentially worth millions of pounds, have either been allocated to The ...

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‘Stoptober’ operations aim to prevent the sale of counterfeit tobacco

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Operations aimed at preventing and disrupting the sale of counterfeit tobacco are taking place throughout October in Staffordshire. As well as encouraging people to quit smoking during ‘Stoptober’, Staffordshire County Council will be cracking down on fake fags and reminding retailers of their duties when selling legitimate cigarettes. Trading Standards officers will be carrying out test purchases in an effort ...

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Families urged to explore Staffordshire over half term

Families looking for something to do over the half term and Halloween break are being encouraged to take a ‘staycation’ and explore what the county has to offer. Staffordshire has hundreds of great attractions, including many leading national sites just waiting to be discovered over the half term holidays. For adrenalin seekers and families the county has two world-class theme ...

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Lichfield Southern Bypass Funding announced

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Lichfield’s Southern Bypass is a step closer to completion after Staffordshire County Council successfully bid for crucial funding. The Department for Transport has allocated £5 million towards the £17.3m scheme, which will include money from the county council, Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership and a contribution from a housing developer. The money will allow the construction of an ...

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Further business expansion paves way for more county jobs

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Further business expansion in Staffordshire announced this month will strengthen its position as a place of opportunity with near full employment, the county’s economic growth leader has said. The latest unemployment claimant count figure for Staffordshire released today is just one per cent of the local population, lower than both the regional (2.4 per cent) and national (1.9 per cent) ...

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Work on Burton Bridge to start in the summer

Councillor Mark Deaville

Work to safeguard the future use of a major Burton Gateway is to start in the summer – after overwhelming calls from people and businesses in the town to postpone the major scheme. After winning permission from the Government to move the start of the work on Burton Bridge from the New Year to the summer holidays, Staffordshire County Council ...

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Adoption campaign asks ‘Could you help keep siblings together?’

Staffordshire adopter Sally

Singing and dancing like Elsa from Frozen, bouncing on a trampoline and trips to the farm to feed the animals are high on the wish list for three Staffordshire children looking for a forever family home together. The youngsters aged five, four and two are part of a number of groups of siblings being highlighted by Staffordshire County Council in a ...

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Warning after dangerous counterfeit mobile phones seized in Staffordshire

Counterfeit Nokia phones

Counterfeit mobile phones with potentially dangerous chargers have been seized in Staffordshire by county council trading standards officers. Hundreds of fake Nokia 3310 phones were seized from an industrial unit in East Staffordshire and a property in Newcastle following a tip off to trading standards officers. The Nokia 3310 is a reissue and updated model from 2000 and retails legitimately ...

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