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£500 cost of illegal fare in Stone

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A Stoke-on-Trent cabbie will have to fork out more than £500 after plying for trade illegally in Stone. Ramzan Nawaz, aged 30, was stopped after a joint operation between police and Stafford Borough Council to crack down on rogue minicabs. Magistrates heard Nawaz agreed to take a plain-clothed policewoman and council officer to a local pub when they approached his ...

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Danielle receives her wings from Prince Andrew

Danielle and Prince Andrew

A Stone Royal Navy lieutenant is the first – and last – female to become a Navy Lynx helicopter pilot when she received her wings from Prince Andrew last week. The ceremony was held at RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset and was the culmination of five years’ training for Lieutenant Danielle Welch, a former pupil at St Dominic’s Priory School in Stone. She is the ...

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Event ideas needed for Love Parks Week

Stonefield Park

Got an idea for a great event to be held in one of Stone’s parks? Then Stafford Borough Council would love to hear from you. Stafford Borough Council is looking to promote this year’s Love Parks Week to local organisations and groups who are interested in organising their own events and activities in the borough’s parks during Love Parks Week in ...

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New ‘police post’ for Stone

New Stone police post

Stone’s neighbourhood police officers and PCSOs have a new home, in the town council building in Station Road. Opening times at the new police post enquiry office are exactly the same as they were at the station in Radford Street – 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. It will be open to the public at 9am on Wednesday 28th January. The ...

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Cyclist trapped after collision with van

The aftermath of the accident

A cyclist was trapped under a van for around 45 minutes after a collision in Stone earlier tonight. The incident happened at the junction of Saxifrage Drive and Lichfield Road at about 5.15pm on Monday 26th January and involved the cyclist and a UPS delivery van. Staff from the nearby Fairway Service Station tried to free the trapped cyclist with their garage ...

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Man fined for dumping rubbish in country lane

Rubbish

A man from Meir Heath has been fined a total of £150 for dumping bags of rubbish on a country lane in Moddershall. The man in his thirties was issued the penalty after dumping the rubbish on a country lane in the north of Stafford Borough. Council officers found the illegally dumped refuse bags in Moddershall which contained books, paperwork ...

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Police commander to host online meeting

Staffordshire Police

Stone residents have another opportunity to engage with their Local Policing Team (LPT) during an online meeting on Tuesday 20th January. It is the second online meeting for the Stafford Borough LPT area and will be hosted by Deputy LPT Commander, Inspector Giles Parsons. The initiative was launched in October last year and Staffordshire Police says these online meetings won’t ...

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