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Air Ambulance lands at Walton’s ABC Park

Air Ambulance

The West Midlands Air Ambulance landed in Stone earlier this week when there was a reports of a patient who had fallen from a ladder. Along with a regular ambulance, a paramedic area support officer the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire was also sent to the scene. The male patient, believed to be in his 40’s was treated for back ...

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New 2017 look for Stone Farmers Market!

If you popped along to the ever popular Farmers’ Market in Stone last Saturday you will have noticed a fresh new look to the stalls that lined the High Street. Now one of the largest markets in the county, Stone Farmers’ Market has a vast array of food, drink as well as gifts and craft stalls. For 2017 Stafford Borough ...

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Council Approves Record Spend on Care

  Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet on 1st February approved plans for a record £300 million spend for  on caring for the elderly, people with disabilities and vulnerable children. The spending proposal will now be presented to Full Council on February 16 for final approval along with plans to deliver a balanced budget for 2017-2018 The proposals will see council tax rise ...

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Local Company Helps Create Dedicated Community Room for Lifesaving Charity

Local commercial interiors specialists Planned Office Interiors have stepped in to help create a dedicated community room at a lifesaving charity. Based in Stone High Street, AEDdonate supports groups, clubs & organisations. to fundraise for Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and install these at their premises to help prevent sudden death through cardiac arrest. The first AED for the charity was installed ...

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Councillor and Food Agency Call for Published Hygiene Ratings

Stafford Borough Council is being backed by the organisation responsible for food safety in the UK in a call to force food businesses to display their hygiene ratings. Councillor Frank Finlay wrote to the Chief Executive of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), calling for the mandatory publicising of the scores following support for the proposal from the Council’s Community Services Scrutiny Committee. In ...

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Stone’s High Street Co-op to close

Stone Co-Op

The largest retail unit on Stone’s High Street is to become vacant later this year as Central England Co-Op take the hard decision to close down their main store in the town. The closure comes after a review of the stores trading performance, although the proposed development of a new Marks and Spencer food store may have brought the stores performance ...

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Five Years in Prison for Spicing Up Your Life

  A punishment of up to five years in prison is now in force for possession of so-called legal highs. Popular drugs like spice or black mamba could now bring an unlimited fine, up to five years in prison, or both if caught in possession. Under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 synthetic cannabinoids like spice and black mamba are ...

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Adam’s Extreme Charity Challenge

Screwfix Wincanton’s Transport Team Member Adam Paton is taking on an extreme challenge to raise money for a selection of charities close to his heart.   Former RAF Stafford airman, Adam, 37, is originally from Ardrossan in North Ayrshire. Injury put paid to his favourite sport Rugby, but he has continued to be active, and an avid sportsman, and has become a ...

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Lucky escape from Church Road flat fire

A woman had a lucky escape from a flat fire on Church Road, Stone last night. Firefighters from Stone and Longton were called to the incident in the early hours of this morning at 1.42am. The incident involved a pan that had burnt dry on the cooker hob and smoke logged the property. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus ventilated the ...

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Information Evening for Potential Fosterers

A series of information evenings are taking place for people interested in becoming foster carers. The next information session will be held Thursday 26 January 2017, 7pm, Staffordshire Place 1,Stafford, ST16 2LP The informal evenings are open to anyone, no need to book, just turn up on the night. This is a great opportunity for people who want to find out more ...

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