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Flu vaccination reminder for parents in Stone

flu vaccination

Parents of children between two and seven in Stone have been urged to make sure their little ones have their flu vaccination. The nasal vaccination is available free on the NHS for children between two and four, as well as those in school years one and two.  Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) says it’s quick, effective and painless. The vaccination ...

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Oulton First School wins Green Award for recycling efforts

Oulton First School

Oulton First School has won an award for its efforts to boost recycling. The school won the Let’s Recycle prize in the annual Green Awards run by Stafford Borough Council for their great efforts and progress in recycling throughout the school. Judges said: “With lots more recycling bins to hand and a recycling eco-mascot to help, recycling is becoming second nature to ...

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Firefighters take on extra health and wellbeing role

Blue Monday

Firefighters in Stone and across Staffordshire will be doing more to help vulnerable residents in a new partnership with the NHS designed to tackle health and social problems and reduce winter pressures. The ground-breaking national partnership between Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and Public Health England (PHS) was launched this week and will see firefighters in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent carrying out extended ‘Safe ...

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Westbridge Park M&S store to move a step closer

Westbridge Park

A planning application for a Marks & Spencer Simply Food store and cafe on Westbridge Park in Stone will be submitted by the end of the year. A Stafford Borough Council spokesman told us today that the planning application was imminent and that it was the first stage of the process to deliver a £6 million leisure scheme for Westbridge Park. ...

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Don’t be a fool with fireworks on Bonfire Night


Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people in Stone to celebrate safely during Bonfire Night festivities. The Service is recommending the public play it safe and attend organised events which are subject to stringent health and safety regulations. Stone’s charity bonfire and fireworks event on Westbridge Park takes place on Saturday 7th November. Community Safety Officers have once again been ...

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Big Banger Challenge for British Sausage Week!

British Sausage Week

Stone’s Aston Marina has thrown out a challenge to sausage lovers in the town for British Sausage Week – come up with your own flavour of banger! The winner of the competition will see their sausage idea become a reality and sold during December in the deli. As well as the competition for British Sausage Week (2nd to 8th November), there will ...

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Applications now open for 2016 primary school places

primary school

The primary school application process for places in September 2016 opened today – Monday 2nd November – for parents in Stone and across Staffordshire. Parents can apply online now for next year’s primary admissions and have until January 15th 2016 to get their preferences in. And Staffordshire County Council has released some tips to make the process as easy as possible, and ...

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Runners raise vital funds for STING


A group of runners raised over £400 for Stone’s STING charity at this year’s 2015 Morrisons Great Birmingham Run. In the 20,000-strong field was a team of eight runners from Wincanton in Stafford who were running to raise money for their Charity of the Year – Stone-based STING (Staffordshire Therapeutic Independent Neurological Group). The runners, clad in their newly designed running ...

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