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Rugeley lies within the coverage areas of the West Midland regional stations, like Heart and Planet Rock, Touch FM and Signal 1 in Stoke-on-Trent. BBC Local Radio is covered by BBC WM from Birmingham on 95.6 FM, though reception is not good, and in some parts, BBC Radio Stoke on 94.6 FM is better received.

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The Rugeley B station used two 500 MW generating sets, which could produce 8,760,000 MWh each year.[7] The station usually burned 1.6 million tonnes of coal a year, producing 240,000 tonnes of ash.[8] The station's boilers produced 1,100 tonnes of steam per hour, at a temperature of 568 degrees Celsius.[2]

Rugeley also has a state-of-the-art health centre off Sandy Lane, a replacement for its predecessor on Horsefair. A modern care home now stands on the site of the former surgery. Technically, two separate surgeries coexist there. There is also the Aelfgar Surgery in Taylors Lane.

In February 2016 it was announced that the power station would close in the summer of 2016. An announcement by owners, Engie blamed a deterioration in market conditions which included a fall in market prices and increasing carbon costs. The closure will result in the loss of 150 jobs

The Lea Hall Social Club, which underwent extensive renovation between 2005 and 2011, serves Rugeley residents with a variety of facilities including cricket and football pitches, tennis courts and a crown bowling green.

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The first of the five cooling towers to be completed at Rugeley in 1960 was the world's first large dry cooling tower, and the first large scale experiment with a design aimed at eliminating water loss.[2] On occasions this tower was used by the RAF for parachute development. Rugeley A was also the first power station in Britain to be controlled entirely from a central control room.[2] The total cost of building it was £30 million.

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Rugeley suffered an increase in unemployment when Lea Hall Colliery closed in 1990. Following many years of demolition and regeneration, a number of large industrial units have been built on the Towers Business Park, a brownfield site situated on the former ground of the colliery. In August 2011, opened a 700,000 sq ft fulfillment centre on the Towers Park, creating between 700[7] and 900[8] full-time jobs as well as generating a large pool of seasonal work around Christmas.[9]

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Here at Rugeley Kebab House we are constantly striving to improve our service and quality in order to give our customers the very best experience. As a result, we are finally proud to unveil and introduce our latest improvement, our new online ordering website! You can now relax at home and order your favourite, freshly prepared meals from Rugeley Kebab House, online. You can even pay online!

The station had five 120 MW generating sets which gave it a generating capacity of 600 megawatts.

The major roads into Rugeley are the A460 from Cannock, and the A51 Lichfield to Stone. A new eastern bypass was opened in 2007 to facilitate the development of new employment areas on the former colliery site, and to reduce congestion in the town centre.

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Directions: From M6 J14 follow the A5013 for Stafford. At the roundabout take 2nd exit (A34). Follow until you are able to join the A513 (Rugeley). At roundabout take 2nd exit (A51). Turn left on to Wolsley Rd, turn left on to Powerstation Rd. Hotel entrance is off the 2nd exit of the roundabout.

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A charter fair occurs during the first weekend in June, which is a huge attraction with most people from the town joining in the street parade. The town council also puts on a fireworks display during the last weekend of the school summer holidays, known as "Back to School with a Bang". A Christmas lights switch-on during December includes a market and late night opening of shops, with the local traders association joining in the organising of street entertainment.

In July 1996 the Rugeley B power station was bought by Eastern Generation, itself acquired by TXU Europe. Rugeley B was subsequently sold to International Power plc in July 2001.[4] It remains under the same ownership, though International Power later merged with GDF Suez in 2011.

Rugeley is twinned with Western Springs, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago in the United States and Blyth in Northumberland, UK.

The town, historically known as Rudgeley or Ridgeley, is listed in the Domesday Book. This name is thought to be derived from 'Ridge lee', or 'the hill over the field'. In the mediaeval period, it thrived on iron workings and was also a site of glass manufacturing. During the Industrial Revolution the economy of Rugeley benefited from the construction of the Trent and Mersey Canal and then from it becoming a junction on the railway network.

Transport and local information: Rugeley Bus Station 2.2 Miles Trent Valley Station 1.7 Miles Rugeley Town Centre 2 Miles Alton Towers 23 Miles

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Rugeley is home to two cricket clubs (Rugeley C.C. and Trent Valley C.C.), several football clubs and Rugeley Rugby Club, as well as Rugeley Rifle Club, which caters to .22 and air gun target shooting.

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