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18th Aug: Staffordshire County Council takes £370,000 a year off copier costs

18th Aug: Staffordshire County Council takes £370,000 a year off copier costs | Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire | Scoop.it

Staffordshire County Council is set to save a whopping £370,000 a year, simply by introducing a better photocopying system.

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10th Feb: Stoke training firm to expand 400% after gaining Kier contract

10th Feb: Stoke training firm to expand 400% after gaining Kier contract | Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire | Scoop.it

A STOKE-ON-TRENT training provider is set for 400% growth after securing a major new contract worth in excess of £10m. The five-year deal will see APT Health and Safety Training Solutions, based in Hanley, supply training services to the major construction group Kier.

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6th Feb: 80% reduction in people with mental health problems ending up in a police cell

In Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, the latest figures show an 80% reduction in people with mental health problems ending up in a police cell.

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3rd Feb: Trentham Gardens celebrates record year for visitors

3rd Feb: Trentham Gardens celebrates record year for visitors | Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire | Scoop.it

RECORD numbers of families have paid to visit one of Stoke-on-Trent's most popular tourist attractions in the last year. The Trentham Estate recorded 545,000 visits for its Italian Gardens, lake and park in the 12 months up to November 30. This is a rise of 14 per cent compared to the same period the previous year where there were 532,000 paying customers.

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2nd Feb: Former Stoke City manager Lou Macari opens £150k homeless shelter

2nd Feb: Former Stoke City manager Lou Macari opens £150k homeless shelter | Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire | Scoop.it

ROUGH sleepers will now have somewhere to bed down for the night following the opening of a £150,000 homeless shelter. The Macari Centre has launched in the council-owned Regent Centre.

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26th Jan: Prince Charles opens new pottery workshop studios in Middleport, Stoke-on-Trent

26th Jan: Prince Charles opens new pottery workshop studios in Middleport, Stoke-on-Trent | Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire | Scoop.it

The Prince of Wales visited Middleport Pottery in Burslem today to officially open The Prince of Wales Studios. The Pottery received £200,000 from The Prince's Regeneration Trust towards a £9 million conversion. They are designed to offer work spaces to local arts, crafts and ceramic businesses, allowing opportunities to arise for local talent creating 70 new jobs.

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8th Jan: 'All systems go' as Leek's firefighters move into new £3.4m station

8th Jan: 'All systems go' as Leek's firefighters move into new £3.4m station | Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire | Scoop.it

FIREFIGHTERS have moved into a new £3.4 million fire station. Leek's new community fire station is part of an upgrade of 10 stations across the county as Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service adapts to dealing with 21st century emergencies. The building, in Springfield Road, replaces the previous fire station on the site, which had been operational since 1971.

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4th Jan: £2.6 million lottery windfall for iconic Stoke-on-Trent building

4th Jan: £2.6 million lottery windfall for iconic Stoke-on-Trent building | Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire | Scoop.it

NEARLY £2.6 million of Lottery cash has been pledged towards the restoration of one of Stoke-on-Trent's most important buildings. The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced it will support the efforts to restore Burslem's Wedgwood Institute to its former glory.

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2nd Jan: Stoke-on-Trent opens up disused buildings for the homeless

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is opening boarded-up buildings to provide overnight accommodation for rough sleepers, having identified two suitable places so far.

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10th Dec: £3.2m from Growth Fund will help open new training centre in Stoke

10th Dec: £3.2m from Growth Fund will help open new training centre in Stoke | Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire | Scoop.it

An asbestos service provider, which counts the likes of Asda and Marks & Spencer as clients, has secured a multimillion-pound cash injection from the Business Growth Fund (BGF). Environmental Essentials is headquartered in Stoke-on-Trent.  The £3.2m BGF boost will be used to open a national asbestos training centre in Stoke.

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25th Nov: Stoke-on-Trent Enterprise Zone approved by Chancellor today

25th Nov: Stoke-on-Trent Enterprise Zone approved by Chancellor today | Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire | Scoop.it

The Chancellor today approved a new Enterprise Zone for Stoke-on-Trent. The Ceramic Valley Enterprise Zone will build on the city's existing growth, via a chain of six enterprise development locations strung along the A500 valley corridor through the city. The new Zone is expected to create over 7,000 new jobs.

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18th Nov: DMC Moto opens a new store in Stoke-on-Trent

18th Nov: DMC Moto opens a new store in Stoke-on-Trent | Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire | Scoop.it

New motorcycle store DMC Moto Stoke will officially open its doors on London Road, Stoke-on-Trent for the first time on the 21st November. Four times British Superbike Champion, Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne will be the guest of honour at the official opening. DMC Moto will be the latest addition to the dealer network of the famous Italian motorcycle brand Ducati.

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12th Nov: Jobs in store as new TK Maxx is given green light

RETAIL giant TK Maxx is set to create about 50 jobs when it opens a 20,000 square foot store and warehouse on Phoenix Park in Stoke-on-Trent.

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10th Nov: £55k extension for Stoke ​skate park at Europe's biggest plaza

10th Nov: £55k extension for Stoke ​skate park at Europe's biggest plaza | Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire | Scoop.it

SKATEBOARDERS were 'bowled' over after Europe's largest skateboarding plaza had its £55,000 extension officially opened.  Central Forest Park Skate Plaza's new mini-ramp has been completed, allowing skateboarders, BMXers and scooter riders to perfect their tricks in Stoke-on-Trent.

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6th Feb: More businesses registered in Staffordshire last year than ever before

6th Feb: More businesses registered in Staffordshire last year than ever before | Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire | Scoop.it

MORE companies were registered in Staffordshire last year than in any other, new figures reveal. There were 6,375 new companies formed in the region in 2015, up from 6,155 the year before, according to the figures from Inform Direct. It represents a 3.6 per cent growth and means there are now a record 44,125 firms in Staffordshire.

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5th Feb: 'Chuggers' banned from Hanley on four days each week

5th Feb: 'Chuggers' banned from Hanley on four days each week | Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire | Scoop.it

'Charity muggers' have been banned from Hanley, the city centre of Stoke-on-Trent, for four days a week.  A campaign is now underway to enact a similar ban in Stafford town centre.

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2nd Feb: Kiln manufacturing firm is 'fired up' after expansion move

2nd Feb: Kiln manufacturing firm is 'fired up' after expansion move | Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire | Scoop.it

KILN furniture manufacturer IPS Ceramics has moved into a new base as it looks set to expand into new global markets. The company has relocated from its former base in Shelton New Road to a modern, high-quality business unit on High Carr Business Park, in Newcastle. The move comes after the firm successfully expanded its technical ceramics portfolio.

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1st Feb: Stoke-on-Trent City Council announces £166m of new capital projects

1st Feb: Stoke-on-Trent City Council announces £166m of new capital projects | Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire | Scoop.it

COUNCIL leaders have today announced plans to spend £166 million on new projects over the next five years.

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25th Jan: New £1.5m unit will help treat patients with eye problems

25th Jan: New £1.5m unit will help treat patients with eye problems | Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire | Scoop.it

A NEW £1.5m unit which will treat patients with eye problems is being opened at Royal Stoke University Hospital. The state-of-the-art Poswillo Cataract Suite will be used by University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM) clinicians to perform eye surgery on patients from across Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford and the wider local area.

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5th Jan: 200 new insurance jobs for Burslem in Stoke-on-Trent

5th Jan: 200 new insurance jobs for Burslem in Stoke-on-Trent | Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire | Scoop.it

Autonet Insurance has announced expansion plans which will see the firm creating 200 new jobs in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent over the next twelve months. Some of the jobs have been filled already. But a 176 further vacancies are set be advertised at the company during 2016, across "all sorts of departments".

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3rd Jan: £1m revamp for Stoke train station, new entrance for north-bound passengers

3rd Jan: £1m revamp for Stoke train station, new entrance for north-bound passengers | Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire | Scoop.it

WORK on a £1 million upgrade at Stoke Station is taking shape ahead of its unveiling next month. Virgin Trains is now intalling an additional entrance at the rear, automatic ticket gates, upgraded information screens, and a new cafe.

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17th Dec: Synectics Solutions to locate new HQ in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent

17th Dec: Synectics Solutions to locate new HQ in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent | Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire | Scoop.it

A leading Big Data company is moving to Burslem in Stoke-on-Trent. Synectics Solutions has purchased the former Co-op HQ building next to Port Vale F.C. football stadium.  The company will convert the building into their international head office, housing 300 staff. Synectics Solutions provide data analysis systems and services for a range of industries in the UK and internationally.

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3rd Dec: London Midland trains promises free wi-fi from London to Stoke

3rd Dec: London Midland trains promises free wi-fi from London to Stoke | Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire | Scoop.it

London Midland trains will introduce free wi-fi on long-distance routes, including between London Euston and Stoke-on-Trent.

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19th Nov: Hudsons of England opens £171,000 visitor centre in Longton

19th Nov: Hudsons of England opens £171,000 visitor centre in Longton | Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire | Scoop.it

VISITORS to one of the oldest potteries in England can now get a close-up view of the manufacturing process as part of a new tourist attraction. A total of £171,000 has been invested at Hudsons of England, in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, to create a visitor centre complete with viewing windows out into the factory floor.

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17th Nov: Stoke's child literacy standards are rising at last

17th Nov: Stoke's child literacy standards are rising at last | Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire | Scoop.it

Local schools are celebrating major improvements after test results revealed more children can read properly by the age of six.

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12th Nov: Cash found to create a new psychiatric unit

12th Nov: Cash found to create a new psychiatric unit | Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire | Scoop.it

CASH has been found to build a secure hospital unit in North Staffordshire for people with severe mental health needs. A small psychiatric intensive care unit will be created, as an extension to North Staffordshire's existing Harplands hospital.

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