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Staffordshire business completes multi-million-pound contract with loan fund backing

A Staffordshire construction company which has been supported by a county council loan fund is celebrating the completion of a multi-million-pound building project in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. Rugeley-based PJ Installations has been working on a contract at the St. George’s Urban Village project on Carver Street for the past 17 months, which was made possible thanks to funding from the ...

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Shobnall Road improvements on track for August finish

A £650,000 highways improvement scheme to resurface Shobnall Road in Burton is on track to be completed this weekend. The four-week project which started at the beginning of the month included the replacement of kerb stones and ironworks and the resurfacing of the entire road. Crews have been working seven days a week to get the work done as quickly ...

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Your Staffordshire Card scheme finishing at the end of the month

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Parents are being reminded that the Your Staffordshire Card (YSC) scheme is ending on 31 August 2019 and will no longer be accepted after this date. With the new school term just around the corner, the county council is encouraging parents and young people to check out the best deals with their local bus operator. The scheme is finishing after ...

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Libraries celebrate as more than 10,000 children take the Summer Reading Challenge

More than 10,000 children from across Staffordshire have taken part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge and there’s still time to join. As part of the scheme, youngsters are borrowing and reading six library books to earn their stickers and certificates. This year’s theme is Space Chase, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landings. Children are teaming ...

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Residents advised to take care and enjoy the heat safely


Staffordshire County Council is renewing calls for people not to cool off in potentially dangerous lakes, reservoirs and quarries, as temperatures are set to reach the high twenties in some parts of the county over the Bank Holiday Weekend. Around 85% of accidental drownings occur at open water sites. Many of these drownings occur due to a lack of knowledge ...

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County prepares to celebrate Staffordshire history festival

Families from across Staffordshire are being invited to join two months of celebrations of the county’s fascinating past. The 10th anniversary of the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard and the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of WWII are amongst the stories being explored as part of this year’s Staffordshire History Festival. Taking place throughout September and October, more than 100 ...

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More opportunities than ever for GCSE Pupils

Students in Staffordshire who are nervously awaiting their GCSE results are being told there are now more opportunities than ever to achieve a fulfilling career. Staffordshire County Councillor Philip White, Cabinet Member for Learning and Employability has said there are now lots of different options available to students post-GCSE, including A-Levels and apprenticeships. Philip said: “For many young people, today ...

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Exhibition is ‘distinctively Staffordshire’

A fascinating new exhibition will give people the chance to explore some of the extraordinary stories, objects and documents from across Staffordshire. The Distinctively Staffordshire exhibition, which runs from 20 August to 29 September at the Staffordshire Record Office, will showcase the diversity of the county. The exhibition features the local customs, identities, industries and people of Staffordshire, from pottery ...

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Review of HS2 Project Welcomed


News that an independent review of the HS2 scheme is to be carried out, has been welcomed by the Leader of Staffordshire County Council. The Government’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced the review today (August 21),with the findings expected to be ready by the Autumn. The  HS2 review will consider: Its benefits and impacts Affordability and efficiency Deliverability and scope ...

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