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Cyberbullying offences rise 25% in one year

Staffordshire Police

The Staffordshire branches of two national advocacy groups have pledged their support to a campaign led by Staffordshire Police to stem the tide of cyberbullying in the county. Staffordshire Women’s Aid and Victim Support have joined #urNOTinvisible – a campaign that has been developed in response to police statistics that show a 25% increase in offences reported in the year ...

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2014 Remembrance services in Stone

Hundreds of people attended the service at the war memorial in Stone

  Remembrance services will be held in Stone on Sunday 9th and Tuesday 11th November. There will be a service at Walton war memorial in Whitemill Lane at 9.50am on Sunday 9th November (assemble at the memorial by 9.40am). The annual parade and service at the war memorial in Stone town centre starts at 10.35am, with the parade moving up ...

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Call for views on pharmacy services

Pharmacy consultation

People in Stone are being urged to have their say on what they want from pharmacies in order to help shape the services they provide. Health chiefs have launched a public consultation in Staffordshire to gather views on the service and explore how it may be improved to better meet the needs of the county. As part of the consultation, which ...

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Andy’s flantastic time at big Tiswas bash!


A Little Bit of Stone reporter and huge Tiswas fan Andy MacDonald went along to the 40th anniversary celebrations last weekend of the madcap Saturday morning show. Here’s his report… From the mid-‘70s to the last show in ’82, Tiswas (do you remember what it stood for?  Answer below!)  ruled supreme as THE Saturday morning show, enjoyed by kids and ...

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Adam Jasper is a Stoke City superkid!

Stoke City

An eight-year-old from Yarnfield is hoping for a bright footballing future after starting this season playing for Stoke City’s under-nine team. Football mad Adam Jasper is in Year 4 at Springfields First School in Yarnfield and last season scored an amazing 139 goals for his team, Stone Dominoes Blacks under-eights. Unsurprisingly, he attracted interest from Manchester United, Port Vale, Crewe ...

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Charity match in memory of Phil James


Friends of Phil James, the man from Stone who died after being hit by a train near Stone station in September, are to hold a rugby match in his memory. Phil, who was 19, died in hospital on 9th September following the incident near the station on 7th September. Rugby players from the teenager’s former team, Eccleshall Rugby Club, are ...

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Nominations open for Dignity Awards

Dignity in Care Awards

Nominations are now open for the Staffordshire Dignity Awards and people in Stone are being urged to nominate someone they feel has gone the extra mile in caring for people and giving an excellent quality of service. The Dignity Awards recognise carers and care services and community groups who respect people’s dignity. These services ensure people are treated with respect, ...

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Panda Press donate defibrillator to school


Children, staff and members of the public near St Dominic’s RC Primary School in Stone are now safer after Panda Press donated a defibrillator to the school. The defibrillator is housed inside the school and can be used by members of staff at the school or members of the public in school hours should anyone suffer from a sudden cardiac ...

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