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Major gritting operation continues in Staffordshire as hundreds of schools close

Snow car

Gritters have been working non-stop for the third night running as hundreds of schools across the county shut due to snow and ice. Staffordshire County Council’s fleet of more than 40 gritters was on the roads again, having worked round the clock since Friday. Weather forecasts had suggested the snow clouds would clear during Sunday night and the early hours ...

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Check whether school is open on Monday

Staffordshire parents can check if their child’s school is closed on Monday due to the weather. Go to the county council’s website www.staffordshire.gov.uk and searching for ‘school closure list’, or by clicking www.staffordshire.gov.uk/schoolclosure and following the instructions. Philip White, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Support member for Learning and Employability, said: It’s down to each head teacher to decide whether to ...

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Gritting crews work round the clock on Staffordshire’s roads

Gritter gritting

Gritters have been working day and night throughout the weekend as the region experienced one of its heaviest snowfalls for some time. Staffordshire’s fleet of more than 40 gritters were out again today, some with ploughs attached, as the forecast heavy snow arrived. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Support member for Highways and Transport, said: Our crews have been ...

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Gritters working day and night in Staffordshire

Gritter

Gritters were out in force across Staffordshire last night and this morning to keep the road network moving. Crews were out on the county’s roads as darkness fell yesterday afternoon and continued to do the rounds later last night and then again this morning to combat the forecast snow showers and threat of ice and hoar frost. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire ...

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Gritters out across the county as snow falls

Gritter

Gritting teams have been out in force across Staffordshire overnight and into this morning to combat the snow and ice. All gritters were in action yesterday evening and throughout the night, and will be rolling out again throughout the day as more snow and freezing temperatures are forecast. Snow has been falling in all parts of the county, with the ...

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Statement on GE jobs announcement

Breaking News

Following today’s announcement by GE on future job losses, Staffordshire County Council’s economic growth leader Mark Winnington said: This is devastating news, particularly as many of the UK GE jobs are based in Stafford. We will be working with the LEP, borough council and other partners to ensure we are doing all we can to support anyone affected. We do ...

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Multi-million pound business investment creates thousands of Staffordshire jobs

Nurton Bridge

Investment totalling nearly £400million in Staffordshire business developments since 2014 will lead to the creation of over 13,000 jobs on schemes completed as part of the county council’s growth programme. A report published today states that since 2014, economy boosting projects with a total value of £383million have been completed, are under construction or being planned. Of this total, some ...

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Horse owner banned for three years

Trading Standards

An owner who left a horse to die in a muddy field has been banned from keeping horses for three years. Kyla Martin, 27 of Burslem, pleaded guilty on Monday 4 December under s4 and s9 Animal Welfare Act 2006 to causing unnecessary suffering to a horse housed in a field in Talke. The 22 year-old horse, Delta, died after ...

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Motorists urged to prepare for freezing conditions later in week

Gritter

Staffordshire motorists are being urged to drive with extra care later in the week with freezing conditions forecast and potentially snow showers. From Thursday afternoon colder weather has been forecast with sub-zero temperatures at night. The county council’s gritting teams are preparing for a busy weekend with snow ploughs at the ready in the north. Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet support ...

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Brewers back Burton businesses and urge people to get vocal and shop local

Burton Albion boss Nigel Clough is urging people in the town to shop local during the festive period and beyond as part of a campaign to boost trade for independent retailers. The club is backing Staffordshire County Council’s Get Vocal About Local Burton campaign which aims to promote the town’s traders by encouraging people to shop, eat and spend leisure ...

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