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Patients urged to join the fight on antibiotic resistance

Patients in Stone are being urged to use antibiotics responsibly to keep them in good health and prevent disease-resistant infection from spreading. Antibiotics are a vital tool for treating infections such as pneumonia, meningitis and tuberculosis and for preventing infections during surgical procedures and cancer treatment. However, the more antibiotics are used the less effective they become because overuse gives resistant ...

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New campaign gives tips for cyclists and drivers

Cyclists and drivers from across Staffordshire are being reminded to look out for each other and follow some simple tips to help keep them safe on the roads. The call comes after a busy summer of cycling events including IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire, the Women’s Tour of Britain and the RideStaffs cycling festival.  All of which are expected to make cycling ...

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Screwfix workers make a beeline for the mountains

Back in June, a group of 11 colleagues from the Screwfix Distribution Centre in Stafford set out to conquer the 3 Peaks Challenge, in order to raise money for local charity STING – Staffordshire’s Therapeutic Independent Neurological Group. The group, comprising Gez Prendergast, Sam Spring, Tom Heath, Hayden Clarke, John Waldron, Mike Ward, David Bennett, Matthew Hayward, Lee Ogram, Chris ...

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Lucy celebrates hat trick of performing arts distinctions

Lucy Dodd, a student at Stone’s Rooftop Studios performing arts school, has achieved distinctions in three disciplines, with fantastic results across the board for dozens of students. The talented 15-year-old made the coveted grades in her LAMDA drama, RAD ballet and ISTD Tap exams following training in all three at the studio. Whilst Lucy’s achievement is outstanding, she’s not alone in having ...

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Fire service staff pick up awards

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s annual celebration marked its ninth year in style with firefighters, support staff and volunteers being recognised for their contributions to the community and the service at the annual MORE Awards. The winners and runners up were presented with their awards during a ceremony at the County Showground in Stafford on June 30th. The MORE Awards aim ...

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Fulford targets dog fouling hotspots in new campaign

Fulford is joining the battle against dog poo in a six-month campaign to target five fouling hotspots in the parish. Fulford parish, which includes Fulford, Meir Heath, Rough Close and Blythe Bridge wards, is fighting back against irresponsible owners who don’t clean up after their pets in a new six-month campaign of its own. The scheme comes after the villages ...

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A little bit of an announcement…

Hi there, it’s Jamie. I’m writing to let you know that – after almost six years – I’m going to be ending my work with A Little Bit of Stone very soon. Don’t worry, the website and the social media channels will carry on. They’ll be run by Jon Cook – who I’ve run A Little Bit of Stone with for ...

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Cooking on gas! LEP funding helps Stone firm’s £3m expansion

A Stone firm providing specialist equipment for the gas industry is making its mark in global markets after gaining £300,000 in funding from Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire’s Jobs and Growth Fund to support its growth plans. As a result, Orbital has been able to make a £3 million investment in state-of-the-art new premises at its UK headquarters at Cold Meece, including ...

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Glowing report for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has received a glowing report following the Local Government Association’s Fire Peer Challenge in March. The report praises the Service’s “very positive and unique culture” which “drives improvement and change across the organisation and ensures that everyone is engaged.” It concludes that Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has “a good relationship between the political and managerial ...

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10k walk to raise money for cardiac charity

10k walk

Parents, staff and children from Smarty’s Day Nursery will be raising money for a cardiac charity on a sponsored 10k walk on Saturday 2nd July. Nursery chef Sue Perry tragically lost her son Timothy in 2011 to hypertrophic cardomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle. He was just 19. Sue’s nursery colleagues are aiming to help Sue to raise £5,000 for Cardiac ...

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