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Morrisons donating unsold food to Salvation Army


Stone’s Morrisons store is donating all unsold food at the end of its shelf life to the Salvation Army in Stafford. Late last year the supermarket giant announced that it would be giving away its unsold food across its UK supermarkets to local charities and community groups. Morrisons was the first to make this commitment following public outrage at the amount of food thrown ...

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Heaven-sent prize for recycling Reverend!


A £120 prize proved heaven sent for a recycling Reverend in Fulford. Vicar Peter Dakin was awarded the sum after he took part in Stafford Borough Council’s latest doorstep recycling challenge. As ALBOS reported last month, the normal £60 prize was not won in December, which meant one lucky Fulford resident had the chance of bagging double the money if ...

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McCarthy and Stone: retirement complex will be good for the town

McCarthy and Stone

Last week we revealed the news of a planning application from McCarthy and Stone for a retirement complex at Crown Wharf in the town. You can read our article HERE, which featured many views against the proposed development. McCarthy & Stone have responded with their own press release, in which they say that 73% of respondents to their consultation on the development last ...

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New job opportunities at Aston Marina

Aston Marina

Following the launch of its impressive new Boat House venue, which you can read about HERE, Aston Marina is kicking off 2016 by bringing a host of new job opportunities to the local area. The marina currently employs around 40 people and is seeking friendly and dynamic individuals to work as chefs or in a front of house capacity in ...

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Stafford Borough Council chief to step down

Stafford Borough Council

The chief executive at Stafford Borough Council and the head of planning and regeneration are both retiring later this year, the authority announced today. Ian Thompson, 63, has been in the Council’s top job since June 2008. He has served over 40 years in local government having previously been Executive Director at the Borough. Councillors will be asked to agree a process to find ...

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Crown Wharf retirement complex plan submitted

Crown Wharf

A planning application for a 31-apartment retirement complex at Crown Wharf in Stone has been submitted to Stafford Borough Council. The scheme by McCarthy & Stone would deliver 31 retirement living apartments in a “three-and-a-half storey” development off Crown Street, right next door to Canal Cruising Company. The proposed development would consist of 10 one-bed and 21 two-bed apartments, with 24 car parking spaces. Communal ...

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