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Staffordshire Newsroom

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Nine out of 10 parents allocated their first choice secondary school

Nine out of 10 parents allocated their first choice secondary school

Description
Nine out of 10 parents will learn today that they have been allocated their first choice secondary school in Staffordshire. Of the 8,482 offers made for a Staffordshire secondary school at age 11, 90.8% per cent were for a first choice school. National and regional average is around 83 per cent.
Date:
1 March 2024
Fifty500 Midlands Growth Corridor receives backing from MPs in parliament

Fifty500 Midlands Growth Corridor receives backing from MPs in parliament

Description
MPs have backed a £3 million bid for government funding, submitted by Staffordshire County Council and partners, to further develop the Fifty500 Midlands Growth Corridor.
Date:
29 February 2024
Main Stafford road set to undergo major repairs

Main Stafford road set to undergo major repairs

Description
A main route into Stafford will be undergoing major improvements from this Monday March 4. The A449 Wolverhampton Road will be resurfaced on the stretch from the roundabout close to the town centre to the railway bridge.
Date:
28 February 2024
Staffordshires biggest party is back

Staffordshires biggest party is back

Description
Staffordshire's biggest party of the year, Staffordshire Day, is back on Wednesday 1 May 2024, with a packed programme of events and activities.
Date:
28 February 2024

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Business carbon reduction insight scheme hits 200 participant mark

Business carbon reduction insight scheme hits 200 participant mark

Description
A free training programme for business representatives to support their organisation in reducing its carbon footprint and drive down waste has reached a major milestone.
Date:
2 February 2024
Chair for new tourism partnership sought

Chair for new tourism partnership sought

Description
A new partnership to boost tourism and grow the visitor economy in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is looking to appoint its first chair.
Date:
2 February 2024
Friends reunited on INTO Newcastle scheme

Friends reunited on INTO Newcastle scheme

Description
Two long-lost friends have been reunited after joining an Active Travel scheme at Staffordshire County Council.
Date:
2 February 2024
Town centre transport improvements scheme progresses

Town centre transport improvements scheme progresses

Description
A regeneration project to improve walking and cycling routes in Cannock town centre is progressing well with a third of the scheme due for completion by the end of the week.
Date:
1 February 2024
Celebrating Dignity Action Day and ten years of awards to recognise countys carers

Celebrating Dignity Action Day and ten years of awards to recognise countys carers

Description
People from Staffordshire are being invited to celebrate national Dignity Action Day by nominating a carer, colleague, friend or family member for a special award.
Date:
31 January 2024
£1.6m investment aims to secure wraparound childcare for every Staffordshire primary school by 2026

£1.6m investment aims to secure wraparound childcare for every Staffordshire primary school by 2026

Description
Staffordshire County Council has been allocated over £1.6 million in government funding to increase the quantity and quality of childcare before and after school across the whole county.
Date:
31 January 2024
Businesses invited to sign up for free HR support while they still can

Businesses invited to sign up for free HR support while they still can

Description
Staffordshire businesses are being urged to secure one of this year's remaining places for government-funded HR support, with the deadline fast approaching.
Date:
24 January 2024
Multi-million-pound improvements at major Staffordshire transport gateway begin

Multi-million-pound improvements at major Staffordshire transport gateway begin

Description
A scheme bringing major improvements to a key Staffordshire gateway junction and support long-term future economic growth begins in February.
Date:
24 January 2024
Extra support for children in mainstream schools

Extra support for children in mainstream schools

Description
Staffordshire County Council is funding schools to step in at the first opportunity to help children with special educational needs progress at their local mainstream school.
Date:
24 January 2024
Staffordshire to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Staffordshire to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Description
People in Staffordshire are being invited to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Saturday 27 January at a series of national and local events.
Date:
22 January 2024
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