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Businesses rally to support RideStaffs cycling festival


Staffordshire’s biggest cycling festival, RideStaffs, has won the support of businesses ranging from major players in the cycling industry through to small, Staffordshire independents. The business backing reflects the standing of the event, now in its 6th year, both locally and in British cycling’s sporting calendar. Taking place at Shugborough over the weekend of Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd July, ...

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Dean’s degree show exhibition has pedal power!

Student Dean Morris, currently living in Nottingham but originally from Stone, will be exhibiting his work at Nottingham Trent University degree show until Saturday 11th June. Dean is also making a name for himself as an actor. Dean’s no stranger to charitable causes.  Last year he joined in the flan-flinging fun at a Tiswas birthday party in Stone to raise funds for Chris ...

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Local artist joins forces with AED Donate

AED Donate

Stone charity AED Donate has teamed up with local artist Lauren Ward of Nova & Me to create a limited edition print to fund a seventh defibrillator in the town. Sudden cardiac arrest kills approximately 100,000 people a year in the UK. There are no warning signs but through awareness and the appearance of community defibrillators, this shocking statistic can be ...

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M6 bridge to be closed for five months

M6 bridge

UPDATE: 8TH JUNE The closure of the M6 bridge has been delayed until September. Full story HERE   Work on the M6 bridge on Eccleshall Road will see a total closure to traffic for five months. Kier will be carrying out the ‘parapet replacement scheme’ on behalf of Highways England. Work is planned to start on Monday 13th June until ...

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Fire Service Awards nominees revealed

MORE Awards

Teams and individuals from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Services HQ in Stone are up for awards at the service’s annual MORE Awards. The MORE Awards aim to highlight the excellent work carried out by operational and support staff as well as voluntary members of the team and partnership agencies.  The winners will be announced during a ceremony at the County ...

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Fire service concept car at Staffordshire County Show

Crews will be showcasing the service’s hi-tech concept car and a fire ranger vehicle during the annual Staffordshire County Show during half term week.   The VF4 Ford Focus ST concept car has been kitted out with state-of-the-art equipment to simulate the impact of a car crash. The safety-boosting vehicle aims to reduce the number of young people being involved in ...

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Alleyne’s cricketers play home games at Stone Cricket Club


Cricketers from Alleyne’s Academy are now playing their home games at Stone Cricket Club in a new partnership between the school and club. Alleyne’s Academy provides students with the opportunity to develop their cricketing skills both in lessons and through extra-curricular opportunities to compete against other schools. Now in partnership with Stone SP CC that opportunity is being enhanced further ...

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Industrial estate fire was started deliberately


The fire at Mount Road industrial estate on Wednesday was started deliberately, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed. The incident involved a camper van, a light goods vehicle and a skip of rubbish before spreading to three heavy goods vehicles. Thankfully, gas bottles near to the blaze were moved, ensuring that it wasn’t even more serious. Crews from Stone, Newcastle and Longton attended just ...

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