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Staffordshire Newsroom

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Leader welcomes vaccination site news

Leader welcomes vaccination site news

Description
Leader of Staffordshire County Council, Alan White, has welcomed the announcement of a large community Covid-19 vaccination site in Tunstall.
Date:
22 January 2021
Make getting a test part of your weekly routine

Make getting a test part of your weekly routine

Description
People who must leave their homes to make essential visits during lockdown are being urged to get tested in one of Staffordshire's Community Testing Centres.
Date:
22 January 2021
Latest jobs boost for Staffordshire following approval of £48million facility

Latest jobs boost for Staffordshire following approval of £48million facility

Description
Approval of a £48million distribution base for national retailer Pets at Home in Stafford means more employment opportunities and will strengthen economic recovery, the county council's deputy leader has said.
Date:
21 January 2021
Gritting and highways crews work through the night to help keep county on the move

Gritting and highways crews work through the night to help keep county on the move

Description
Staffordshire's army of gritters were out in force across the county last night as freezing temperatures, sleet and snow hit the county once again.
Date:
21 January 2021

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Libraries see surge in borrowing of health and wellbeing e-books

Libraries see surge in borrowing of health and wellbeing e-books

Description
Staffordshire County Council's library service has revealed its most popular health and self-help e-books, having seen an increase in borrowing during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Date:
12 January 2021
New town centre enterprise hub to be created in Shire Hall

New town centre enterprise hub to be created in Shire Hall

Description
An enterprise hub providing workspace for over 20 small businesses will be created in vacant space in Stafford's Shire Hall and help to support the town centre economy.
Date:
12 January 2021
Asos investment huge boost for Staffordshire jobseekers, says county economy leader

Asos investment huge boost for Staffordshire jobseekers, says county economy leader

Description
UK clothing firm Asos's decision to build a £90million distribution centre in Staffordshire is a huge boost for local jobseekers, the county's economy leader has said.
Date:
12 January 2021
Apply to be a Covid-19 test assistant

Apply to be a Covid-19 test assistant

Description
Covid-19 test assistants are needed to support the rollout of rapid mass testing in Staffordshire.
Date:
11 January 2021
Staffordshire Residents With No Covid Symptoms Urged To Get Tested After Cases Hit Record High In The County

Staffordshire Residents With No Covid Symptoms Urged To Get Tested After Cases Hit Record High In The County

Description
Residents who need to be out and about in Staffordshire during the lockdown are being urged to have regular Covid-19 tests, even if they don't have symptoms.
Date:
11 January 2021
Environmental improvements under way at Cannock rail station and car park

Environmental improvements under way at Cannock rail station and car park

Description
Cannock's rail station and car park are getting a makeover. The new short-term improvements are being made in time for the opening of the new McArthurGlen Designer Outlet at nearby Mill Green, which is due to open for business in the next few months.
Date:
8 January 2021
Work on final section of growth boosting city bypass moves to next phase this month

Work on final section of growth boosting city bypass moves to next phase this month

Description
Work on the final section of Lichfield's southern bypass is progressing well and moves to its next phase this month.
Date:
8 January 2021
Cannock Chase conservation strategy 'should be considered'

Cannock Chase conservation strategy 'should be considered'

Description
A review of another body's public consultation about conservation plans for Cannock Chase says it is strong enough to proceed. The support clears the way for Staffordshire County Council's cabinet to decide whether to back a 15-year, £7.8m strategy to protect vulnerable wildlife and landscape on Cannock Chase.
Date:
7 January 2021
Next phase of multi-million-pound road project sees opening of new section

Next phase of multi-million-pound road project sees opening of new section

Description
A new section of the multi-million-pound road project which will support growth and ease congestion in Stafford opens this month.
Date:
7 January 2021
Investment plan for businesses and communities

Investment plan for businesses and communities

Description
Planned investment to get businesses and communities moving again has been backed by Staffordshire County Council's cabinet as part of its financial plans for 2021/22, while also proposing record-breaking expenditure of almost £350 million on social care for vulnerable adults and children.
Date:
6 January 2021
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