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Cyberbullying offences rise 25% in one year

Cyberbullying offences rise 25% in one year

The Staffordshire branches of two national advocacy groups have pledged their support to a campaign led by Staffordshire Police to stem the tide of cyberbullying in the county. Staffordshire Women’s Aid and Victim Support have joined #urNOTinvisible – a campaign that has been developed in response to police statistics that show a 25% increase...

2014 Remembrance services in Stone

2014 Remembrance services in Stone

  Remembrance services will be held in Stone on Sunday 9th and Tuesday 11th November. There will be a service at Walton war memorial in Whitemill Lane at 9.50am on Sunday 9th November (assemble at the memorial by 9.40am). The annual parade and service at the war memorial in Stone town centre starts at...

Dougie Mac trials new care scheme in Stone

Dougie Mac trials new care scheme in Stone

The Douglas Macmillan Hospice is piloting a scheme in Stone to provide additional support for people over 75. Dougie Mac is looking for volunteers to work alongside ‘care facilitators’ who are already working from the Mansion House and Cumberland House GP surgeries in the town. The facilitators currently send a birthday card to patients...

Stone charity needs fitness instructors

Stone charity needs fitness instructors

A Stone charity is looking for instructors who can provide exercise sessions for people living with neurological conditions. STING - Staffordshire Therapeutic Independent Neurological Group

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Call for views on pharmacy services

Call for views on pharmacy services

People in Stone are being urged to have their say on what they want from pharmacies in order to help shape the services they provide. Health chiefs have launched a public consultation in Staffordshire to gather views on the service and explore how it may be improved to better meet the needs of the county....

Andy’s flantastic time at big Tiswas bash!

Andy’s flantastic time at big Tiswas bash!

A Little Bit of Stone reporter and huge Tiswas fan Andy MacDonald went along to the 40th anniversary celebrations last weekend of the madcap Saturday morning show. Here’s his report… From the mid-‘70s to the last show in ’82, Tiswas (do you remember what it stood for?  Answer below!)  ruled supreme as THE Saturday...

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Getting set for winter with Operation Snowflake

Getting set for winter with Operation Snowflake

Staffordshire’s gritting and snow plough crews are already gearing up for the onslaught of colder weather with the start of Operation Snowflake on Monday 20th October. The operation has seen the council

Adam Jasper is a Stoke City superkid!

Adam Jasper is a Stoke City superkid!

An eight-year-old from Yarnfield is hoping for a bright footballing future after starting this season playing for Stoke City’s under-nine team. Football mad Adam Jasper is in Year 4 at Springfields First School in Yarnfield and last season scored an amazing 139 goals for his team, Stone Dominoes Blacks under-eights. Unsurprisingly, he attracted interest...

Charity match in memory of Phil James

Charity match in memory of Phil James

Friends of Phil James, the man from Stone who died after being hit by a train near Stone station in September, are to hold a rugby match in his memory. Phil, who was 19, died in hospital on 9th September following the incident near the station on 7th September. Rugby players from the teenager’s...

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Nominations open for Dignity Awards

Nominations open for Dignity Awards

Nominations are now open for the Staffordshire Dignity Awards and people in Stone are being urged to nominate someone they feel has gone the extra mile in caring for people and giving an excellent quality of service. The Dignity Awards recognise carers and care services and community groups who respect people’s dignity. These services...

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