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Staffordshire to celebrate English Tourism Week

People are being reminded about the many attractions and locations just waiting to be explored in Staffordshire as part of the county’s celebrations for English Tourism Week. Taking place from 30 March to 5 April, the annual campaign aims to raise the profile of the industry and celebrate the value and quality of tourism in England. Tourism in Staffordshire is ...

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£50 cash boost to help young bikers stay safe

Young bikers from across Staffordshire are being targeted in a series of campaigns to help promote safer riding on the county’s roads. Young people aged 15 to 21 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 ...

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Still time to nominate for Dignity in Care Awards

With just a month to go, people are being reminded there’s still time to nominate work colleagues, carers, friends and family members for a special award. The Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards, now in their fifth year, recognise groups and individuals who care for the most vulnerable amongst us with dignity and compassion. There are seven awards up for grabs, ...

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New homes development will support county’s future growth

Plans for a 10,000-home development which will be supported by £750,000 government funding will bring further investment and community improvements, the county council leader said today. The garden settlement development at Coldmeece near Stone would be sited on former Ministry of Defence land. It is one of five planned new communities which will receive government funding, Minister for State for Housing ...

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Schools gear up for Big Pedal campaign

Children, teachers and parents are being encouraged to travel to school by bike, foot or scooter as part of a national campaign. Organised by the walking and cycling charity Sustrans and backed by Staffordshire County Council, the Big Pedal starts today (25 March) and will run up to Friday 5 April.  During the 10 days, participating schools will compete with ...

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Public urged to suggest tracks for Made in Staffordshire playlist

Great Staffordshire musicians past and present are to be lauded as part of the 2019 Staffordshire Day programme, through a new online playlist. Tying in with the theme of this year’s celebrations, the Made in Staffordshire playlist has been set up on music streaming site Spotify by Destination Staffordshire, and features world-famous rockers Motorhead and Deep Purple, and pop star ...

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Statement on potential job losses at Wedgwood

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Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: Today’s news from Wedgwood is a huge blow to workers and their families, as well as the wider county. Staffordshire’s reputation as a home to design and manufacturing innovation and excellence dates back to Josiah Wedgwood’s time and that spirit and skill is still very much alive today. If these proposals come ...

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Council programme helping people back to work

Hundreds of people are getting their foot on the career ladder thanks to an innovative programme delivered by Staffordshire County Council. The Open Door programme, which was introduced in 2009, helps prepare people for the world of work by offering them a twelve week work experience placement. Over 1,000 people from across the county have already benefited from the programme ...

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Staffordshire skills increase supports new job opportunities

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A countywide skills programme to boost people’s job opportunities is ahead of target in getting people into work or training, while near full employment in Staffordshire continues. The £58million decade-long skills programme is administered by the county council on behalf of the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership. Figures released today show that just 1.5 per cent of people in ...

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Staffordshire traders demonstrate responsible knife sales during trading standards operation

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Nearly all shops visited as part of a trading standards knife sales test purchase operation refused to sell to underage volunteers. During a week-long operation, underage volunteers working with the trading standards team were refused sales in all but one shop when they tried to buy knives. Twenty-four shops were visited in Newcastle, Stafford and Tamworth, with just one failure ...

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