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Peregrine Watch needs your vote for falcon project

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust are enlisting the public’s help to get an exciting project off the ground via a voting system. Peregrine Watch will enable thousands of people to experience an encounter with the fastest animal on earth – the majestic peregrine falcon. The peregrine falcon is the undisputed fastest member of the animal kingdom, capable of reaching speeds of almost 250 ...

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Calais children start arriving in Staffordshire

Calais Children

A small number of children and young people from the Calais camps have begun arriving in Staffordshire, days after the County Council  pledged its support for the most vulnerable young people. The County Council is signed up to the National Transfer Scheme and has been working closely with the regional migration team and other West Midlands Authorities on a daily ...

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Stafford Borough Council approve M&S Westbridge Park Store

Westbridge Park

A planning meeting at Stafford Borough Council saw a 9 votes to 3 majority in favour of the plans to develop a new Marks and Spencer food store on Stone’s Westbridge Park. There has been fierce campaigning on both sides over the redevelopment of the Westbridge Park’s leisure facilities but the council always stipulated that leisure facilities would only get ...

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ABB’s class of 2016 celebrates apprenticeship graduation

Eight young professionals received their Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering after a four-year programme that combined work and study. On October 27th 2016 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, celebrated the achievements of eight of its most promising young employees at a special graduation event to mark their achievement of an Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering achieving the Level ...

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The search for Josh continues

Staffordshire police are continuing to appeal for the public’s help to find missing local man Joshua Smith. The 27-year-old, known as Josh to his family and friends, was last seen on CCTV at the crossroads of Lichfield Road and Uttoxeter Road, Stone, at 8:35am on Tuesday 25 October. Josh, who is from the Aston area of Stone, is described as ...

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Town Council Agenda – 1st November 2016

Stone Town Council Logo

  You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of the TOWN COUNCIL, to be held in the Council Chamber, 15 Station Road, Stone, on TUESDAY 1ST NOVEMBER, 2016 at 7.00pm when the following business will be transacted. 1. To receive apologies for absence   2. Declarations of Interest and Requests for Dispensations   3. Representations from Members of the ...

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New “tip” charges come in to affect next week

DIY waste

Stone residents are reminded that charges to cover the cost of recycling non-household waste are being introduced on November 1st at Staffordshire’s household waste recycling centres, including Stone. The changes mean a big bag of soil and or rubble, or a sink or toilet, will cost £3; plasterboard will cost £4 per sheet or big bag; and tyres will cost ...

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Missing Joshua Smith – Last seen 25th October

Joshua, aged 27, was last seen at his home in Stone at around 7am yesterday, Tuesday 25 October. He is described as white, of thin build, 5ft 10ins and has blue eyes. He has light hair which is longer on top, a bushy beard and wears glasses. He was last seen wearing a black three-quarter length coat, black work boots and a mustard backpack. Officers ...

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Flu vaccination drive begins at Stone schools

Children Flu Vaccine

As part of a national programme children in Staffordshire will have their annual flu vaccinations in preparation for winter, as the county council reminds parents of the importance of protecting their kids from flu. Pupils in years one, two and new for this year, three in primary schools across the county will be given their annual flu vaccination. This is ...

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Grit your teeth….winter is on its way

Staffordshire Gritters

The sun may be shining today, but Staffordshire’s army of gritters are primed and ready for action – as winter ‘officially’ starts in Staffordshire. The winter season traditionally gets under way on the third week of October, so the county council’s fleet is now primed and ready to roll when needed. The county council’s fleet of 40 plus gritters and ...

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