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Update on the Isabel Trail

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Part of the Isabel Trail in Stafford is reopening today following a safety inspection. The whole trail was closed as a precautionary measure after the death of Neville Scattergood, aged 58, of Stafford, who was hit by part of a falling tree last Thursday morning as he walked by the cemetery near Eccleshall Road. Now a section of the trail, ...

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Farmers fined for animal welfare offences

Two farmers from Meerbrook in Leek have pleaded guilty to a series of animal welfare offenses. Rhona Sherratt, 72, from Lea Farm and Joseph Sigley 69 from Frith Bottom Farm both pleaded guilty to the animal welfare offenses against cattle at the farm premises owned and operated by Sherratt in January 2018. On visiting the farm, animal health officers from ...

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Section of the Isabel Trail to remain closed

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Part of the Isabel Trail in Stafford is to remain closed to members of the public following a fatal accident on Thursday morning in which a 58-year-old man died. Health and safety experts have been on site today to carry out further investigations into the circumstances and cause of a tree fall onto the path. As a result the trail ...

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Staffordshire Farmers sentenced for breaching TB rules

Four Staffordshire farmers have been sentenced for conspiring together in the fraudulent trading of calves and breaching TB restriction rules. The parties admitted they had conspired together in moving cattle from a premises under Bovine TB restrictions and to then fraudulently reidentify the animals to make it look as if they had been born on their farms. The court was ...

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Growth plan to improve economy and wellbeing in South Staffordshire

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An agreement which builds on an established partnership to grow the economy in South Staffordshire and further strengthen communities has been formed by the county and district councils.  The South Staffordshire Growth Agreement follows on from two successful district deals between the councils over the last six years which set out a range of regeneration projects and initiatives to increase ...

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Reaction to The Chancellor’s Spending Review – Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council

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Spending announced by Sajid Javid to support children with special educational needs and disabilities,  tackle climate change and  help towards meeting growing social care costs, have been welcomed by the Leader of Staffordshire County Council. Philip Atkins said the task for the county council now was to examine the Chancellor’s 12-month spending review in detail, before it could be clear ...

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Review of HS2 Project Welcomed

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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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A decade since the ‘field of gold’ was celebrated around the world

Fred Johnson shakes his head in wonderment as he remembers the moment he realised there was an Anglo-Saxon field of gold on his Staffordshire farm. Speaking at a Staffordshire County Council reunion to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard on July 5th, the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon treasure found anywhere in the world, Fred said: “I ...

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Support offered to employees at Kerry Foods Burton

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Staffordshire County Council leader Philip Atkins has said the authority is working with partners to offer support to employees at Kerry Food in Burton following the announcement of expected redundancies. Philip said: This is a huge blow to people working at the company and their families. Our priority is to offer all the support we can. We will work with ...

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Staffordshire events to celebrate 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 29 June. As like previous years, the National Memorial Arboretum will lead the nation’s commemorations with a weekend of family activities. Events to mark the day will also take place in most towns ...

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