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Isabel Trail reopens

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The Isabel Trail in Stafford is to fully reopen later today (Friday 18th) – after highways crews completed the main site works this afternoon. The trail has remained partially closed as a precautionary measure following the death of Stafford resident Neville Scattergood when a tree fell onto the path. Although some minor footpath works still need to be completed early ...

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Switchstaffs supports Get Online as 80,000 benefit from faster broadband

Staffordshire communities are making the switch to superfast broadband thanks to a county council partnership which has enabled 80,000 properties to connect. Tens of thousands of homes and businesses are already benefiting from faster speeds thanks to work carried out by the county council’s £32 million Superfast Staffordshire partnership with Openreach and UK Government. The team is urging those still ...

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Long-term plan for new homes and economic growth finalised

A long-term plan to coordinate future development and economic growth opportunities across Staffordshire has been approved by the county council’s cabinet. The county’s Strategic Infrastructure Plan (SIP) will support the construction of new homes and ensure these communities are provided with job opportunities, high quality transport, leisure facilities and excellent digital connections. It will tie in with the county’s green ...

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New service for families affected by Bereavement

Families affected by bereavement in Perton will soon be able to get advice and support at their local library. The Perton ‘Star’ Café’ which launches on 4 November 2019 will take place from 9:30am to 11:30am on the first Monday of every month. The service will provide a friendly and welcoming opportunity for anyone affected by bereavement to get advice and support. ...

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Man charged with illegal money lending offences

A Burton upon Trent man has been charged with loan sharking offences following an investigation by the England Illegal Money Lending Team. The suspected loan shark was arrested after the team, who work in partnership with Staffordshire County Council Trading Standards and Staffordshire Police, executed a warrant at his home in July. During the search, cash, documentation and other evidence ...

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Family fun for free

Group Looking For Minibeasts At Activity Centre

Exploring the great outdoors, conducting fun science experiments and creating computer animations are all part of this year’s Staffordshire’s family learning campaign. Part of a national drive to inspire families to have fun while learning together, the national celebration lasts from 19th October to 3rd November – but in Staffordshire the learning opportunities are available throughout the year. Activity themes ...

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Main road in Cannock set to reopen next month

MacArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cannock

Work to create access to a multi-million-pound designer outlet and improve surrounding roads will move to its next phase next month. The works being carried out by the county council will pave the way for the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands in Cannock, which is set to be completed in 2020. The scheme will provide access to the £160 million ...

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Continued focus on better paid jobs as county maintains near full employment rate


A drive to create better skilled and better paid jobs remains the focus in Staffordshire as the county continues to maintain near full employment. Figures issued today show that in Staffordshire just two per cent of the local population claims out-of-work benefits. This is lower than both regional (3.7 per cent) and national (2.8 per cent) figures. The county council ...

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Shopworker fined for selling illicit tobacco

A Shopworker from Derby has been ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £635 for selling illicit tobacco. Fuaad Mohammed, aged 41 from Aviemore Way, Derby, pleaded guilty to the offences at North Staffordshire Magistrates Court on Friday 11 October 2019. Following a search of the premise Yum Yum, 12 Brewery Street in Rugeley, on 25 November 2016, Staffordshire County ...

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More schools scheduled to be built in Staffordshire

More new schools could be built in Staffordshire and a number expanded to manage an increasing demand for pupil places. In plans due to be put before the county council’s cabinet next week, the school’s capital programme includes funding to support six new primary schools, a new first school and the expansion of two Lichfield secondary schools. Totalling almost £50 ...

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