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Swynnerton Roses honoured at remembrance event

Swynnerton Roses

The Swynnerton Roses – ladies who worked at the village’s ammunitions factory during the Second World War – have been remembered and honoured at an event in the village. Landmarc Support Services and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) hosted their annual Swynnerton Roses and residents lunch. The event honours these ladies and remember those who lost their lives to protect our ...

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Alleyne’s Academy entrepreneurs ready for Dragons’ Den

Alleyne's Academy

Entrepreneurial students from Alleyne’s Academy in Stone will join youngsters from 11 other Staffordshire schools to have their ideas put to the test at a Dragons’ Den style event. Teams of teenagers from across the county are competing in the 2015/2016 Young Enterprise competition. The young people have formed their own businesses based on ideas as diverse as glow red safety patches to ...

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Small Business Saturday: who are your Stone heroes?

Small Business Saturday

Saturday 5th December is ‘Small Business Saturday’, a national campaign to encourage people to support their local businesses. The campaign highlights the influence consumers can have on their area’s prosperity by shopping locally and using tradesmen in their home area, while businesses themselves are being encouraged to source their supplies and services from local firms. We want to know about your ...

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Developer appeals rejection of Walton Heath housing plan

Walton Heath

A housing developer has appealed Stafford Borough Council’s decision not to grant planning permission for 114 new homes at Walton Heath in Stone. David Wilson Homes’ application to build the houses at Walton Heath was refused by the borough council in May – they said the number of new houses identified for Stone in the Stafford Borough Local Plan could be met from existing development. The ...

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Night vision goggles – latest weapon in dog fouling fight

dog fouling

A new weapon in the fight to reduce dog fouling in Stone and across the borough has been launched. Stafford Borough Council’s enforcement officers will be using night vision goggles to combat the disgusting environmental crime which can also have serious consequences for youngsters. The ‘monocular’ has a built-in laser infrared illuminator which improves viewing in the dark. The council has targeted ...

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New Stone takeaway is a Domino’s


The takeaway that will be opening at the back of Baileys DIY in Stone High Street will be a Domino’s. Planning permission for the takeaway (then unknown) was granted by Stafford Borough Council in October – although that decision didn’t go down well with many people. Although lots of people on our Facebook page predicted that the takeaway would be ...

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