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Free microchipping ahead of change in the law


Time is running out for dog owners in Stone to get their pets microchipped before a new law comes into force next month. If your pet isn’t chipped, Stafford Borough Council is offering vouchers to 200 people which will entitle them to have their dogs chipped absolutely free of charge.   The microchipping vouchers can be redeemed at The Island Veterinary Associates at ...

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Long service medals for Stone fire station managers

stone fire station

The station manager and watch manager from Stone fire station have received an award for their long service and impeccable conduct. Station manager David Steele and watch manager Mike Burnside were among a number of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service personnel who received Long Service Awards and good conduct medals earlier this month. Lord Lieutenant Colonel Michael Beatty presented the ...

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No trains at Stone over Easter weekend

Easter weekend

No trains will be stopping at Stone station over the Easter weekend because of resignalling work. A replacement coach service will be in operation. The line between Stafford, Crewe and Stoke-on-Trent will be closed from Good Friday (25th March) until Monday 28th March 2016. Trains between London Euston and Crewe will take a diversion between Rugeley Trent Valley and Stoke-on-Trent and will ...

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Council issues blue bin recycling warning


Residents in Stone and across the borough are being warned that their blue recycling bins won’t be emptied if they contain nappies, food or other unrecyclable materials. Stafford Borough Council released the picture above of a lorry load of recycling that was recently rejected by the processing plant because unwanted rubbish had been put in the blue recycling bins. Because of nappies ...

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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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