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Grant’s Cairngorms 100 mile cycling challenge for STING


A keen cyclist and regular fundraiser, Grant Grier is always looking for a cause to support. Working at Wincanton’s National Distribution Centre for Screwfix in Stafford gave him the opportunity to satisfy both these ambitions in one ambitious challenge when he took on the Etape Royale 100 mile cycling event through the Cairngorms recently. Each year Wincanton chooses a charity ...

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Donation boost for Age Concern


Age Concern Stone and District need all the help they can get to continue serving older people in and around Stone. Treasurer Sylvia Burdon recently accepted a cheque for £400 from Chairman of Stone Festival Committee Neil Gater. Age Concern Stone and District is a small local charity based in the Council Building on Station Road, and has been offering ...

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Stafford County Hospital Opens Children’s Minor Injuries Unit

County Hospital

Accident and Emergency services continue to be temporarily suspended for under-18s at the County Hospital in Stafford however a minor injuries unit for under-16s will open from Monday, October 10th.  Children aged sixteen and seventeen can be seen in the main Accident & Emergency Department at the hospital. Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: “While we appreciate that ...

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HS2, what does it mean for the residents of Stone?

HS2 Logo

Stone residents are being encouraged to find out more about how HS2 will affect them and the wider county HS2 Limited has organised information events to allow people to find out more about the project and about what it may mean for them and their local communities. Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, said: “From the ...

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Little Switzerland’s Oktoberfest


Prost!  The Churnet Valley Railway is getting ready for a brand new event on the line, with Little Switzerland’s first Oktoberfest as Bavarian Culture is brought to the valley. Providing something different from a traditional beer festival, the Churnet Railway is delighted to announce that it has been able to source five of the six official Oktoberfest beers for this ...

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‘Think before you park’ call to motorists


Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has urged motorists to think before they park to make sure they don’t block emergency vehicles. The Service is reminding motorists to park sensibly to allow enough space for a fire appliance or ambulance to get past. The warning comes after a fire appliance couldn’t get through streets in the Stonefield area of Stone last ...

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Cotwalton board the information superhighway

Superfast Broadband

Households and businesses in Cotwalton have made a giant leap towards joining the information superhighway thanks to a ground-breaking agreement which will deliver some of the fastest broadband speeds in the country. Cotwalton residents joined forces to find a way of getting high-speed broadband after finding out their community was not part of any current fibre broadband roll-out plans. The ...

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Council Reviews Long Term Care Goals

Elderly Care

Staffordshire County Council agrees new proposals to change the way care is sourced for the 5,500 elderly & disabled people in the county. At present, over 2.500.000 hours of home care is provided per year. The new proposals, which were agreed at the county council’s Cabinet on Wednesday, focus more on a person’s individual goals and reduces the need for ...

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Funding now available to support Staffordshire’s armed forces communities


Organisations from across Staffordshire are being invited to apply for funding to help support their local Armed Forces Communities. A new round of the £10 million annual fund available through the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces Covenant opened on 23rd September. The funding offers financial support to organisations and projects to help integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the ...

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Recruitment experts offer free CV workshop


Newcastle-under-Lyme based Brampton Recruitment is offering a free CV workshop day on Saturday October 1st from 9.30am. This one-off Saturday workshop is open to all job seekers in Staffordshire who want to improve their chances of job application success.  On the day, their friendly team can help job hunters revamp their CVs to do just that. They will also be ...

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