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Meat laced with rat poison found in Walton

dog owners

People have been warned to watch out for suspicious blue pellets, thought to be rat poison, that have been left around Walton. Yesterday (20th April) in Churchill Road on the flat-roof estate in Walton there were a number of bright blue pellets left in piles on the grass verges. Stafford Borough Council workers cleared them away after being alerted by residents were ...

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I dough! Domino’s manager gets married… to Stone


The store manager at Stone’s soon-to-open Domino’s Pizza has become the world’s first person to marry a town as he tied the knot with Stone! The publicity stunt is designed to promote the opening of Stone’s Domino’s takeaway, which will open its doors for the first time on Monday 25th April. The official blessing took place on Lichfield Road and was presided ...

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Celebrate Shakespeare with a selfie on Saturday!


Staffordshire’s libraries are inviting residents to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death using very 21st century technology. ‘Shakespeare Selfie Day’ takes place on Saturday 23rd April. The county’s libraries want as many people as possible to show their love for our greatest poet, pop in to their local main branch, take a selfie and share it on social media using the ...

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Appeal to dog walkers from Common Plot trustees

Common Plot

The days are getting warmer and longer and the grass is growing fast – and this means that from the middle of April, cattle will be returning to graze on the Common Plot. The trustees of the Common Plot are reminding dog owners to walk their pets responsibly around the cattle – and to make sure they clean up after them too. ...

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Callum and Jessica star in GO Outdoors TV ad

Go Outdoors

A brother and sister who attend Stone’s Rooftop Studios are appearing on TV screens across the country in a new advert for the leisure store GO Outdoors. Jessica Creswell, nine, and brother Callum, eight, from Eccleshall were cast in the ad following auditions in Manchester in early March – and filming took place just a week later in Wales. The pair ...

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Tom overwhelmed by Employable Me reaction

Employable Me

It took Tom Dufton almost a week to reply to the hundreds of texts, emails and Facebook messages of support he received after he was featured on the BBC’s Employable Me documentary. Tom has Tourette’s Syndrome – the neurological condition that causes involuntary noises and physical tics. Each week, Employable Me slashed away at the stereotypes that all of us have ...

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