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‘No-barbecue’ appeal to countryside visitors

Visitors to Staffordshire’s countryside are being urged not to light barbecues during the hot spell. And they’re also being asked to avoid lighting camp fires and take great care with smouldering cigarettes and discarded glass, which could magnify sunlight. With weeks of hot weather and little rain, grass and undergrowth are extremely dry across the county. Gill Heath, Staffordshire County ...

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£70m regional partnership showcased to Government minister

Andrew Griffiths visit

Plans to support over 1,000 innovative businesses as part of a £70million research-led regional collaboration have been showcased to a Government minister this week. Seven hundred jobs are being created as a result of the New Keele Deal – which is seeing Keele University work with Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local ...

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Planning permission for Staffordshire History Centre given green light

Planning approval for a new history centre for the county has been given the go ahead. The new £2.8m Staffordshire History centre to be located in the heart of Stafford, will hold the county’s historical records and collections going back 1,000 years. The centre, located between Eastgate Street and North Walls in the town, will incorporate the existing Records Office ...

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JCB expansion great boost for Staffordshire manufacturing, says county leader

JCB’s £50m new cab production facility at its Uttoxeter headquarters will be a huge boost for Staffordshire and UK manufacturing and demonstrates investor confidence, the county council leader said today. The 350,000 sq ft JCB Cab Systems plant is being built next to the A50 – creating 200 jobs and doubling cab production. Staffordshire County Council leader Philip Atkins said: ...

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Village improvements scheme progresses to next phase

Better Barton

A scheme to improve traffic flow, safety and the attractiveness of an East Staffordshire village moved to its next phase this week. The £450,000 Better Barton scheme has been drawn up by Barton-under-Needwood Parish Council and the county council. It is being delivered in three phases and will commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1. Phase two ...

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Area’s investment potential showcased to top UK executives

Business leaders from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have hailed the UK Corporate Games as a real success, showcasing the area as a leading place for investment. This was the second time the area was chosen to hold the national event, which is Europe’s biggest multisport games for business. During the weekend over 4,000 competitors from over 60 companies battled it ...

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Campaign launches to keep young bikers safe

Young bikers from across Staffordshire are being targeted in a series of campaigns to help promote safer riding on the county’s roads. They are being offered a £50 voucher off the cost of their Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course which allows them to ride on the roads. To receive the voucher, they must attend a two-hour pre-CBT workshop which offers ...

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Staffordshire to lead nation’s tributes for Armed Forces Day

People from across Staffordshire are being invited to pay tribute to members of the Armed Forces, as the county prepares to celebrate Armed Forces Day on Saturday 30 June. Once again, the National Memorial Arboretum will lead the nation’s commemorations with a special remembrance parade and service on the day and a weekend of family activities. Events to mark the ...

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Work on Burton Bridge on target

Burton Bridge

Engineers will be making the most of the good weather this week to press on with the essential repair work to safeguard the future use of Burton Bridge. As the project enters the second week, crews will be working seven days a week and additional twilight shifts on week days to complete the major strengthening, resurfacing and drainage works as ...

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