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Five die following M6 lorry and car accident

Chief constable

A 60 year old HGV driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following an accident on the M6 this morning. At around 4:30 this morning a lorry was in collision with a Nissan Micra on the southbound stretch of the M6 between junctions 15 and 14. The 60-year-old male driver, from the West Midlands, has ...

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Body found in Stone Canal

This morning the body of a man was discovered in the canal in Stone The discovery follows reports around 6:15am of a body in the water. Officers attended then scene and discovered the body of white male in canal off Newcastle Road. At this stage the death is being treated as accidental and the matter has been passed to HM ...

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Churnet Valley on the way to Fundraising Success

The Churnet Valley Railway’s bid to raise £75,000 in just 3 months has made a flying start with just over half of the funds raised in a little under 3 weeks! The funds are being raised in order to complete the purchase of Cheddleton Station. The Victorian building at Cheddleton has been home to the preservationists since 1974, and the money ...

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UK Police Memorial set to be built in Staffordshire

UK Police Memorial

Today saw the national launch of the fund raising campaign for the new UK Police Memorial to recognise the courage and sacrifice of the thousands of members of the UK police service who gave their lives to serve and protect our communities. Staffordshire Police are very proud to be police force responsible ensuring the safety of the National Memorial Arboretum ...

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Crackdown across Staffordshire & the UK on Rogue Traders

Across the UK & Staffordshire, rogue traders and forceful doorstep sellers were targeted during a national day of action this week.   Police officers and Staffordshire County Council’s trading standards team targeted known unscrupulous traders known to be operating in the area. It was the twelfth annual Rogue Trader Operation. Wednesday’s day of action was part of a week of activities being led by trading ...

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Sam Hale selected as Labour Candidate for Stone

Sam Hale

Today we’ve had the first announcement of candidates for the forthcoming General Election (not to be confused with tomorrows County Council Election). Once again Stone Labour Party have selected Sam Hale as their Stone parliamentary candidate.   Commenting on his selection, Sam Hale said: “I’m delighted to be given this opportunity again to represent my home constituency and the community ...

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Careers in Child & Family Social Work for Talented Graduates

The next generation of child and family social workers, graduates across Staffordshire, are being encouraged to apply to a fast-track programme. Step Up to Social Work, a 14-month programme that combines real-world experience in Staffordshire County Council’s Families First social work teams with high-quality university training, is now open for applications. Successful candidates will be awarded a post-graduate diploma in social ...

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Staffordshire County Council – 2017 Elections


On Thursday 4th May the people of Stone, along with the rest of Staffordshire, will take to the polls for the County Council Election. Staffordshire County Council is a Conservative Party controlled council with 34 of the 62 seats being held by Conservative Councillors. There are 2 designated divisions for Stone, Stone Urban County Division and Stone Rural County Division.  These maps ...

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Bill Cash to discuss NatWest closure with bank


Following on from our story about the closure of Natwest Bank in Stone the MP for the town, Sir Bill Cash, has said: “I have expressed my own and my constituents’ concerns at their decision to close the Stone and Cheadle branches and I am due to meet with the bank’s representatives in the coming weeks. “They have explained to ...

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