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Lee Walker Family Butcher – a cut above!

National Butchers Week

It’s National Butchers’ Week from 14th to 20th March, so we popped along to Lee Walker Family Butcher in Walton to find out why getting your meat from a quality local butcher beats the supermarket every time… SPONSORED FEATURE   When the row of shops at Walton were built in 1968, Lee Walker’s dad Robert was one of the first ...

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Travellers move on to Westbridge Park

Westbridge Park

UPDATE The travellers left Westbridge Park on Thursday (10th March) Stafford Borough Council said today that steps were being taken to move travellers who have set up camp at Westbridge Park. Caravans moved on to the car park at Westbridge Park on Tuesday (8th March), with more arriving on Wednesday. Around a dozen are parked up.

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Commonwealth flag to be raised in Stone High Street

Commonwealth flag

Stone Town Council will be raising the Commonwealth Flag in Stone High Street on Monday 14th March 2016. The flag-raising will be part of an event which will see more than 850 Commonwealth Flags raised in locations throughout the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK Overseas Territories and Commonwealth countries on Commonwealth Day 2016. Heads of State, Prime Ministers and ...

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Discounted bus travel continues for Stone teenagers


Young people in Stone will continue to benefit from discounted bus travel following plans to extend a unique travel scheme. Thousands of youngsters from across Staffordshire  are already using the Your Staffordshire Card which allows young people aged 11 to 19 to take bus journeys for £1.20. The travel card gives young people a cost effective way to get to school, college, ...

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No Smoking Day backed by fire and rescue service

no smoking day

We all know the long-term dangers of smoking. But Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has pointed out a much more short-term risk as it gets behind national No Smoking Day. Smokers in Staffordshire are being warned of the safety risks linked to lighting up after shocking statistics revealed that cigarettes sparked almost 200 home fires in five years. Between January 1st 2011 ...

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Amanda speaks at Downing Street about son James

Downing Street

Stone mum Amanda Harrison has spoken at a Downing Street reception about her family’s experience of caring for a child with a life-shortening condition. Samantha Cameron hosted the reception at No. 10 Downing Street on 1st March for leading children’s palliative care charity Together for Short Lives. The event helped to raise awareness of the needs of the UK’s 49,000 ...

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Boeing to be the IT partner for Staffordshire Police


Boeing has been awarded a £110 million contract to transform Staffordshire Police’s technology, the first IT partnership in policing in the country. The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in Staffordshire awarded the contract to the world’s largest aerospace company to become the strategic IT partner for the force. Boeing will bring transformational capability to Staffordshire Police, providing new ...

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