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Stone company hit with a £300k fine for crushed leg

Stone based Owlett-Jaton has been ordered to pay more than £300,000 after a woman had her leg crushed by a fork lift truck at a warehouse in Stone Team Leader Debra Thorpe was airlifted to hospital and has required 13 operations on her leg after being hit by the truck at the Owlett-Jaton warehouse on the Stone Business Park. Sentencing the ...

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Hundreds turn out for Christmas Lights Switch On

Last night was the annual tradition of turning on the Stone Christmas lights and hundreds flocked to the town centre to see just that! The hats, scarves and gloves made an appearance in Stone last night as the clear and chilly night made the perfect backdrop to the Stone Town Council Christmas lights switch on. Couples, old and young, families ...

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Mature moggies make marvelous companions

Cats Protection’s Stafford and District has been getting involved in ‘Mature Moggies Week’ this week. Figures from the charity’s centres show that cats aged 11 and over spend an average of 33 days waiting to be adopted – twice as long as the overall average time of 15 days and over four times longer than kittens, who wait an average ...

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Stone Late Night Christmas Shopping and Market

Stone Traders Late Night Market

To get everyone in the festive mood this December Stone Town Council have organised a Christmas market shopping event in Stone High Street Taking place on Wednesday 6th December the people of Stone and the wider area are invited to visit the town to enjoy the exclusive range of craft, food and other local stalls, which will be open between ...

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Police warning after deaf people targeted in suspicious incidents

Staffordshire Police are warning deaf people to report any suspicious behaviour after recent incidents in Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle. At 6pm on Tuesday 3 October, a man claiming to be a British sign language interpreter arrived unannounced at a deaf man’s house in Porthill and insisted on taking him to a false hospital appointment. He wasn’t harmed in the incident and ...

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“Bake Off” Star Comes to Sandon Hall

“Great British Bake Off”‘ star Prue Leith is coming to Sandon Hall with the Countess of Harrowby for ‘meet the author’ event. Caroline Sandon, the Countess of Harrowby, will be joined at her Staffordshire home Sandon Hall by great friend – the broadcaster and cookery expert Prue Leith – on Sunday, 19th November for an exclusive literary event. Guests will spend an ...

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2017 Stone Remembrance Parade and Service

The Annual Parade, together with Services of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Granville Square and later at the Parish Church of St. Michael and St. Wulfad, will take place on Sunday 12th November The arrangements for the day are as follows: – 10.15 a.m.           Parade Personnel to assemble at the bottom of the High Street. 10.35 a.m.           Parade to proceed ...

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New Garden Village Proposed Near Stone

Stone Garden Village

Stafford Borough Council have revealed plans for a new garden village on former MOD land with the prospect of new homes, school and a doctor’s surgery. The idea for a new garden village could be considered as part of Stafford Borough Council’s local plan process should the Government go ahead with the plans to build a new HS2 railhead near ...

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Stone 2017 Christmas Lights Switch On

This years Christmas lights switch on will take place on Thursday 16th November A highlight for Stone families is the annual Christmas lights swtich on, fair and market.  Stone Town Council have once again planned an evening of family fun to kick off the festive celebrations. The evening will start off at 5pm and the High Street and Market Square ...

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