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Witnesses sought for Stone assault

Taxi Operation

Staffordshire Police are appealing for witnesses and information following an unprovoked attack on a man in Stone as he walked home in the early hours of Sunday 7 January. The assault happened at 2:30am on Sunningdale, Stafford Road, Stone where the victim was attacked by two men, described to be between 20 – 25 years old and 5ft9” and 5ft10” ...

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Pledges to Petition on Next Phase of HS2 in Staffordshire

HS2 Logo

Staffordshire County Council is championing their cause in Parliament on Phase 2a of HS2, and has pledged to continue to get the best deal for Staffordshire and its communities. Phase 2a will aim to mitigate the impact of the high speed line that will run from the West Midlands to Crewe. Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, ...

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2017 – A Little Bit of a Review

2017 Review

Here’s a roundup of what has been happening at A Little Bit of Stone throughout 2017 On our website we published in excess of 500 news articles, with many more items posted to Facebook and Twitter.  We’ve published a range of articles on topics from news and sport to business, events and more, all with a Stone bias – see ...

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New Leader of Local Policing for Stone

Gemma Ward

Chief Inspector Gemma Ward has taken up her new role as leader of the Local Policing Team for Stafford and Stone. The 36-year-old has served with Staffordshire Police since 2006 and feels honoured to be heading up local policing for the county town and surrounding areas in her new posting. Gemma is no stranger to Stafford, having begun her policing ...

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Rural Community Benefits from Superfast Broadband

A rural Stone community have had a major broadband boost through one of the first schemes of its kind nationally, and it has transformed day-to-day living and business operations. Fibre broadband has increased internet speeds from around 3Mpbs to more than 300Mbps for villagers in Cotwalton, near Stone, after becoming the first premises to benefit from the county council’s Community ...

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County Service Aims to Meet the Needs of Modern-Day Families

A new service tailored to meet the needs for modern-day families in Staffordshire has taken an important step forward. The current school nursing and children’s centre services brought together with health visiting for those aged 0-19 under Staffordshire’s new Children and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing programme. The service will offer the right balance of self-support, support from professionals and support ...

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Police Aim to Educate Over 60’s About Online Fraud

Staffordshire Police are trying to educate as many people in the county over the age of 60 about how to spot a scam online. Action Fraud, the national fraud and cybercrime reporting centre, shows in it’s latest data that those aged between 60 and 79 are most likely to fall victim to scams like phishing and romance fraud. Staffordshire Police are trying ...

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Town Council to Provide Free Post Office Bus

Stone Post Office Bus

Stone Town Council are to provide a free bus service to help Post Office users. Stone Town Council has been in discussions with the Post Office regarding the re-opening of a branch in the High Street following the closure of the current outlet early in the new year. The Council has been reluctantly forced to accept, however, that due to ...

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Severn Trent Signs Up in the Fight Against Speeding Motorists in Barlaston

Staffordshire Police’s Community Speed Watch initiative has some new recruits in it’s bid to crack down on speeding motorists in Barlaston. Severn Trent employees working at the company’s Strongford Waste Treatment Works are now monitoring vehicles driving along Old Barlaston Road until Summer 2019. Following a recent training session at Staffordshire Police HQ, Volunteers record details such as vehicle registration, ...

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Stone Charity Gets Cash Boost to Help Local Sixth Formers

A regional builder has given a charity dedicated to improving the lives of residents in Stone, and the surrounding villages, a cash boost to help with their work. Wolverhampton based Persimmon Homes West Midlands, chose Stone Community Hub through its Community Champions scheme to receive more than £600 from its monthly match-funded donation. The Stone charity will use the donation ...

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