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Former Co-Op Bank to re-open as Funeralcare Home

The Co-op bank branch on the High Street was closed during 2015 but now the former Britannia Building Society building will be re-purposed as a Co-op Funeralcare home. Hayley Richmond, Stone Resident and Co-op Funeralcare Manager in North Staffs, commented: “While this is a new venture for Stone, my team and I have many years of experience in and around ...

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HS2 Phase 2 Consultation – Sir Bill Cash Debate

Bill Cash House of Commons

As previously mentioned, Sir Bill Cash held a commons debate on the impact of Phase 2 on Stone and the surrounding villages. The full transcript from the debate can be read via the TheyWorkForYou website -> debate here Let us know in the comments what you think about HS2 and the impact that it will have on the area. Sir ...

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Hunt for Stone hairdresser burglary suspect

Staffordshire Police have issued a CCTV still of a suspect that they are continuing to search for following a burglary in Stone this summer. At around 3pm on Sunday 31 July entry was forced at a hairdressers in Radford Street and cash stolen from within. An investigation has been carried out but enquiries to trace the suspect have been unsuccessful. ...

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Local Medallists Honour Canoeing Volunteers

Local Olympic and Paralympic medallists have been honouring volunteers at the British Canoeing Volunteer and Athlete recognition awards. British Canoeing’s annual Volunteer & Athlete Recognition Awards on Saturday 19th November saw Olympic champion Joe Clarke and Paralympic bronze medallist Ian Marsden handing out awards at a star studded ceremony. The Volunteer Awards and sets out to recognise the volunteers and paddlers ...

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Stone Bright Spark Apprentice Wins IET Award

A Stone based apprentice has been honoured as the Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET) has announced the winners of its annual Apprentice and Technician of the Year Awards. The awards, which recognise individuals who have made exceptional engineering contributions to their profession or operational area, have named local company ABB’s apprentice Josh Barber as the winner of the Apprentice of ...

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New deal to deliver integrated care in Staffordshire

Integrated Care

People are being encouraged to find out more and have their say on a new agreement to deliver health and social care side by side across Staffordshire. Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership Trust (SSOTP) have agreed a new contract to run from 2017 to 2020 and a public consultation on the proposals is now open. Alan White, ...

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Sir Bill Cash to hold commons debate on HS2 in Stone

Bill Cash House of Commons

Stone MP, Sir Bill Cash is to hold a debate in the House of Commons on ‘HS2 phase 2 consultation and Stone constituency’ this Thursday afternoon. Further to his letters of objection to the Secretary of State for Transport and sent to HS2 Ltd, he will be putting forward his constituents’ ongoing objections to the project as it impacts upon ...

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MEP calls for brexit focus for farmers

mep dan dalton

West Midlands MEP Daniel Dalton is calling on farmers to be ‘front and centre’ of Brexit negotiations and has launched a consultation with the NFU in the region for ideas on the future of farming. Mr Dalton said, “The West Midlands has a significant rural economy and is an agricultural powerhouse, with some of the most rural counties in England.’ Currently, the rural economy operates under the European ...

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Pedestrian level crossing closed due to misuse

The pedestrian level crossing at Stone railway station has been closed with immediate effect due to “dangerous misuse” incidents. Over a nine day period a Network Rail study recorded 33 incidents that they classed as “misuse”. Incidents ranged from children standing still on the level crossing, not crossing safely and quickly.  There were also people occupied by their mobiles as ...

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In Photos: 2016 Remembrance Sunday

2016 Remembrance Parade

Once again the town saw an outstanding turnout for Stone’s Remembrance parade and service.  The parade started at the bottom of the High Street and finished at the Cenotaph in Granville Square. Following the service, and 2 minutes silence, the parade returned back up the High Street for a service at St. Michael’s church. For the first time ever we ...

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