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Pitches available for Christmas lights switch-on

Pitches available for Christmas lights switch-on

Commercial and charity market pitches are now available for Stone’s Christmas lights switch-on event on Thursday 20th November. Businesses and community organisations have been urged to get in touch with Stone Town Council to book a pitch. A charge of £25 for a 3x3m pitch will be made for businesses and there is no...

Plans submitted for business park access

Plans submitted for business park access

A planning application for access and road works for the planned Meaford Business Park – including a new A34 roundabout – has been submitted. The £6m scheme to improve access to the St. Modwen Meaford Business Park development was announced as part of an £80 million package of Growth Deal investment for Staffordshire and...

New Rainbow unit to open in Stone

New Rainbow unit to open in Stone

A new Rainbow unit will be opening after half-term on Wednesday evenings at Guide HQ at Westbridge Park. Girls aged between five and seven who enjoy making crafts, playing games, outdoor fun, trips, singing and having fun are needed to join up. Call Cathy Collier, District Commissioner for Stone and Eccleshall Girlguiding, for more information...

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Stone company tackles under-age sales issue

Stone company tackles under-age sales issue

Managers and staff at licensed premises in Staffordshire are being urged to attend a training course after a trade survey revealed that more than a third of UK pubs and bars failed to properly check the age of customers during the first six months of this year. The study, by Serve Legal, an independent...

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Culvert being cleared to reduce flood risk

Culvert being cleared to reduce flood risk

The Environment Agency is removing silt from a major culvert and a canal siphon in the Star Lock area of Stone to reduce the risk of flooding in the area. The silt is being removed using a large suction unit and will restore the ability of the culverts to carry high flows on the...

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Tributes paid to Phil James

Tributes paid to Phil James

Our thoughts are with the friends and family of Phil ‘Skinny’ James, who died after being hit by a train in Stone. Phil, who was 19, died in hospital on Tuesday (9th September) after the incident near Stone station on Sunday 7th September. Flowers and Stoke City shirts and scarves have been left at...

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SCC aim to bust the myths on who can foster

SCC aim to bust the myths on who can foster

‘You need to be a certain age’, ‘be in a relationship’, or ‘own your own home’–are just some of the myths that prevent people from considering fostering according to findings by Staffordshire County Council. As part of its latest campaign to highlight the urgent need for foster families, the Council has set out to...

Eighth gold medal in a row for Stone in Bloom!

Eighth gold medal in a row for Stone in Bloom!

Stone won its eighth Heart of England in Bloom gold medal in a row at the awards ceremony in Shrewsbury today (11th September). Heart of England in Bloom judge Roger Bache run the rule over the town in July (see our report and photos HERE) – and he obviously liked what he saw, with...

Grass fire campaign has dramatic impact

Grass fire campaign has dramatic impact

The high profile Flames Aren’t Games campaign has once again proved a success across the county with hundreds fewer small fires reported this summer compared to 2013. The number of grass and bin fires has seen a dramatic decrease from 1,281 between April 1 and August 31 2013 to 866 during the same period...

Young people urged to be smart with their smartphones

Young people urged to be smart with their smartphones

As part of a campaign to reduce the number of mobile phone thefts, Staffordshire Police has put the second of a series of video clips on their YouTube site. Thieves see a mobile as a cash opportunity and the video clip shows it takes only seconds to steal one. Some top phones can cost...

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