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Historic buildings in Burslem are set to get a new lease of life thanks to a £1million grant.

The money will help bring some of the one in five vacant properties in the town’s conservation area back into use.

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A church in Longton is to be renovated as part of a £750,000 grant secured by Longton Heritage Partnership.

The 19th Century Central Hall Methodist Church, in the Strand, is undergoing its first serious renovation work to the building since 1940.

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Residents living in Haywood and Colwich have insisted the HS2 high speed rail project will “devastate” their community.

The project was confirmed earlier this month by Transport Secretary Justine Greening and will link Birmingham to London, but phase two of the scheme plans to extend this up to Manchester and Leeds, meaning that the line will cut through Staffordshire.

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The leader of Cannock Chase Council has backed the Government’s decision to give the go-ahead for a high speed rail link between London and Birmingham.

The controversial HS2 scheme was confirmed by Transport Secretary Justine Greening today (January 10) after months of debate.

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A day of discussions and debate on environmental issues took centre stage among leaders of the ceramics industry in Staffordshire.

Ceramics 2011 brought manufacturers, suppliers and buyers together to explore vital issues affecting the future of the industry.

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Residents facing the prospect of a high speed rail line passing near their homes have been warning councillors and MPs that the proposals could blight communities in Staffordshire.

A HS2 meeting saw a panel made up of the leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council Mohammed Pervez, Geoffrey Robinson MP, Tristram Hunt MP, leader of Staffordshire County Council Cllr Philip Atkins and Guardian columnist Julian Glover discuss the scheme, while the audience were also given the opportunity to share their views.

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