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Fireworks trader fined £300,000 for unsafe storage

Gill Heath

A national discount store has been fined £300,000 for unsafe storage of fireworks at its Tamworth premises. JTF Wholesale was prosecuted by Staffordshire County Council for its failure to store fireworks on sale in safe containers, breaching Explosives Regulations and the Health and Safety at Work Act. Trading standards officers visited the Tamworth store on November 4 2014. The company ...

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Completion of latest business innovation centre at Keele University

IC5 Keel

Building work on a £7million centre for business innovation in Staffordshire has been completed – with the first companies already set to move in. The joint project between Keele University and Staffordshire County Council is the latest facility designed to support the development of local businesses and the creation of high value jobs in the area. Innovation Centre 5, located ...

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Small business growth speeds up thanks to faster broadband in Staffordshire

Small businesses growth in Staffordshire is being sped up with faster broadband thanks to a joint multi-million pound project by the county council and BT. Today’s national internet access statistics show that more and more people and businesses in the county are getting connected through the Superfast Staffordshire programme. In May, the programme connected the county council’s Lymedale Business Centre ...

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Apprenticeship drive essential to maintain countywide employment successes

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A drive to create more apprenticeship and training opportunities is essential in maintaining Staffordshire’s low unemployment levels, the county’s learning and skills leader said today. With latest unemployment claimant figures released today showing a figure of just 0.9 per cent of Staffordshire’s population; Ben Adams said the focus must remain on increasing people’s skills so they could access better paid ...

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Power station approval is another major milestone for Staffordshire business park

Meaford business park site

Government approval of a gas fired power station at a new Staffordshire business park is a major step forward in the site development, the county’s economy leader said today.  Meaford Gas Power Station has now been granted consent by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The development, at the newly created Meaford Business Park near Stone, ...

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Major projects to boost growth in Staffordshire take step forward

Map Western Sprins Road

Major developments to boost growth and opportunities in Staffordshire are set to start in the next few months after gaining planning approval. Following Staffordshire County Council’s delivery of a road and infrastructure scheme to support business development at Meaford near Stone, the first planning consent for an industrial building on site has been given the go-ahead. In Rugeley, a flood ...

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County economic growth will continue following EU vote, says council leader

Philip Atkins

Staffordshire’s strong foundations to bring in major investment and hard work by councils and businesses will lead to continued economic growth as plans are made to leave the European Union, the county council leader has said. Philip Atkins also welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement that he intends to reduce corporation tax following the EU vote. Philip said: “I applaud the Chancellor’s ...

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Latest job boosting development gets under way at top county business park

Redhill Business Park

The latest development at a new Staffordshire business park has started as the site nears full occupancy with further expansion plans. Redhill Business Park in Stafford has been created by Staffordshire County Council following a £10million investment. General Electric is already building a facility on the first of three plots it has taken. Stafford’s largest employer is moving its operations ...

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Villages lead technology charge across Staffordshire


More than twice as many households and businesses are reaping the benefits of the Superfast Staffordshire fibre broadband roll-out as this time last year, lead partners Staffordshire County Council and BT announced today. As the project roll-out continues at pace, the percentage of customers opting for an upgrade has doubled from 12 per cent to more than 24 per cent ...

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Community team work helps pave the way for new fibre broadband technology in Burton

Hundreds more households and businesses in Burton are now able to access faster fibre broadband thanks to the Superfast Staffordshire roll-out spearheaded by Staffordshire County Council and BT. The Wetmore Road area is the latest part of the town to benefit from Superfast Staffordshire, which is part of the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme. The news has been welcomed ...

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