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Fulford targets dog fouling hotspots in new campaign


Fulford is joining the battle against dog poo in a six-month campaign to target five fouling hotspots in the parish. Fulford parish, which includes Fulford, Meir Heath, Rough Close and Blythe Bridge wards, is fighting back against irresponsible owners who don’t clean up after their pets in a new six-month campaign of its own. The scheme comes after the villages ...

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A little bit of an announcement…

An eejit with a camera

Hi there, it’s Jamie. I’m writing to let you know that – after almost six years – I’m going to be ending my work with A Little Bit of Stone very soon. Don’t worry, the website and the social media channels will carry on. They’ll be run by Jon Cook – who I’ve run A Little Bit of Stone with for ...

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Cooking on gas! LEP funding helps Stone firm’s £3m expansion


A Stone firm providing specialist equipment for the gas industry is making its mark in global markets after gaining £300,000 in funding from Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire’s Jobs and Growth Fund to support its growth plans. As a result, Orbital has been able to make a £3 million investment in state-of-the-art new premises at its UK headquarters at Cold Meece, including ...

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Glowing report for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service


Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has received a glowing report following the Local Government Association’s Fire Peer Challenge in March. The report praises the Service’s “very positive and unique culture” which “drives improvement and change across the organisation and ensures that everyone is engaged.” It concludes that Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has “a good relationship between the political and managerial ...

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10k walk to raise money for cardiac charity

10k walk

Parents, staff and children from Smarty’s Day Nursery will be raising money for a cardiac charity on a sponsored 10k walk on Saturday 2nd July. Nursery chef Sue Perry tragically lost her son Timothy in 2011 to hypertrophic cardomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle. He was just 19. Sue’s nursery colleagues are aiming to help Sue to raise £5,000 for Cardiac ...

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Appeal for witnesses after town centre assault


Were you in Stone town centre in the early hours of Saturday 18th June? Police are appealing for information following an unprovoked assault. At approximately 2.30am on Saturday 18th June a man was assaulted as he sat in a taxi outside the Crown and Anchor pub. The vehicle, a red VW Passat, was also damaged. An unknown male offender opened the ...

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Could you become a Special?


A special event will be held next month to allow members of the community to find out if they have want it takes to become a Special Constable in Staffordshire. The event gives those interested the chance to find out more about the role of a volunteer police officer and fully understand the expectations that the force and communities will ...

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Staffordshire Police appeal for public to ‘Bin the blade’


Staffordshire Police is appealing for people to ‘Bin the Blade’ with a four-week knife surrender, starting at 9am on Monday 27th June 2016. The surrender, which is being led by Staffordshire Police, alongside Stoke-on-Trent City Council and local authorities across Staffordshire, is in response to a national increase of offences involving knives and blades. This is reflected in Staffordshire with ...

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Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations at St Michael’s First School


Julie Silvester, a teacher at St Michael’s First School in Stone, sent us these pictures of the school’s celebrations to commemorate Her Majesty The Queen’s recent 90th birthday. The children and staff all came dressed in red, white and blue attire – very patriotic.  A tea party was held in the afternoon, which began with everyone singing the National Anthem. Money ...

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