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I’ve been the technical partner at ALBOS since 2010. Outside of ALBOS I’m a dad of 2 amazing little boys and follow the McLaren formula 1 team and Hull Kingston Rovers rugby league teams!

Staffordshire County Council Introduce DIY Recycling Charge

diy waste

Staffordshire County Council has announced that it will be introducing a charge to cover the cost of recycling non-household waste, from November 1st, at Stone’s household waste recycling centre, as well as their other centres across the county. A big bag of soil and or rubble will cost £3; plasterboard will cost £4 per sheet, or big bag; and tyres ...

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“Clown craze” appeal from the police

Staffordshire Police have issued a further press release to reassure everyone of their determination to deal with individuals who are intent on acting in an anti-social manner and will act swiftly and proportionately to the increasing number of reported incidents. The police force is aware of significant social media activity that is fuelling this so called ‘killer clown’ craze and ...

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Stone Christmas Lights Switch On 2016

Christmas lights

Stone Town Council have today released the finalised details of this years Christmas lights switch on. Taking place on the High Street on Thursday 17th November this years light’s will be turned on at 7pm by Stone’s Olympic gold medal Winner, Joe Clarke.  Joe shot to Olympic stardom this summer with his sensational gold medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics. ...

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Scary clown sightings prompt police alert


Staffordshire Police have issued a warning following a spate of bizarre clown sightings in the area. In a new craze, originated in America, people are dressing up in clown costumes and then walking around towns, often late at night.  There’s been nationwide reporting of incidents including people chasing children through parks and sinisterly peering through car windows. Traditionally associated with ...

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Stafford County Hospital Opens Children’s Minor Injuries Unit

Accident and Emergency services continue to be temporarily suspended for under-18s at the County Hospital in Stafford however a minor injuries unit for under-16s will open from Monday, October 10th.  Children aged sixteen and seventeen can be seen in the main Accident & Emergency Department at the hospital. Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: “While we appreciate that ...

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HS2, what does it mean for the residents of Stone?

HS2 Logo

Stone residents are being encouraged to find out more about how HS2 will affect them and the wider county HS2 Limited has organised information events to allow people to find out more about the project and about what it may mean for them and their local communities. Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, said: “From the ...

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Rain doesn’t stop play at this years food festival

Despite the rain, floods of visitors descended on Westbridge Park as the Stone Food and Drink festival showed why it is Staffordshire’s best attended foodie festival! More visitors than ever before attended the Stone Food and Drink Festival on Friday with traders reporting their best sales for what has traditionally been the quietest day of the event; with talks and ...

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Cotwalton board the information superhighway

Superfast Broadband

Households and businesses in Cotwalton have made a giant leap towards joining the information superhighway thanks to a ground-breaking agreement which will deliver some of the fastest broadband speeds in the country. Cotwalton residents joined forces to find a way of getting high-speed broadband after finding out their community was not part of any current fibre broadband roll-out plans. The ...

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Stone Town Council returns to independent control

Stone Town Council

Ian Fordham takes the Stonefield and Christchurch ward seat following the departure from the council of Councillor Lynne Bakker-Collier. Mr Fordham who stood as  a Stone Independent candidate against Trevor Mardling of the Conservatives and Pat Conlong from Labour. With just over a 14% turnout for last Thursdays election (15th September) the count was as follows: Ian Fordham – Stone ...

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