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A Little Bit of Stone is now on Facebook – click here to connect! We’re also on Twitter here – they’re both great ways to keep in touch with the latest Stone news and to let us know about what’s going on in your little bit of Stone. Look forward to seeing you there!

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Advent Window shops revealed

The 23 shops and businesses that are taking part in Christ Church’s Advent Window project in December have been revealed. The giant community Advent calendar will be revealed day by day in and around the High Street in the build-up to Christmas. Twenty-three shops and businesses will decorate their windows as different Christmas carols and open their windows on a ...

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Borough chief: we can weather the storm when the cuts hit

The chief executive of Stafford Borough Council said today that the borough is equipped to cope with the cuts announced by the coalition Government. Ian Thompson said: “We won’t know the details of how these cuts affect individual councils for several weeks. However, we have planned for a worst case scenario and from the Chancellor’s announcement we feel confident we ...

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Chief Constable says force is prepared for big budget cuts

The Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police has admitted that the Government’s spending review will pose “major challenges” – but he says the force is prepared. Mike Cunningham made his comments after Chancellor George Osborne’s announcement yesterday that budgets for departments – including the police – are to be cut. And with forces across the country warned that the overall budget ...

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World Sight Day walk raises awareness of blindness

Children from Christ Church Middle School joined Guide Dogs for the Blind, town mayor Rob Kenney and Stone Lions for a special walk in the town centre on Thursday 14th October for World Sight Day. The walk, which saw all sighted people taking part being blindfolded, aimed to recreate the difficulties that visually-impaired people face in their day-to-day lives. Many of ...

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Stone dancers recreate Elvis’s 1968 Comeback Special

Talented youngsters from Stone’s Pop School & Stage Academy provided their singing and dancing skills to help recreate Elvis’s 1968 Comeback Special at a fundraising night on Saturday 16th October. The event, organised by Staffordshire University in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society, featured internationally acclaimed Elvis impersonator Mark Clay and was held at the university’s Ruxton TV Centre in Stafford. ...

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Singing firefighters urge everyone to Push The Button

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0qOCBNwT-A&fs=1&hl=en_GB&rel=0] Firefighters have recorded their own version of the Sugababes hit Push The Button to remind people to test their smoke alarms regularly. Members of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have rewritten the lyrics to the number one hit and have even created a video (above), which was partly filmed at their Stone headquarters. The song is the main feature ...

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