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Barlaston tackles dog poo problem

Barlaston, near Stone, is fighting back against irresponsible owners who don’t clean up after their pets in a new campaign of its own. The initiative follows successful schemes in various villages and places which have been run with Stafford Borough Council. From December, Barlaston Parish Council will be joining forces with the borough council to target dog fouling hot spots. ...

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Just Ask; Could it be SEPSIS?

Sepsis Vehicle Messaging

“For a condition that takes 44,000 lives every year, it is astonishing how few people know what it is. That’s one of the reasons we want to help highlight the dangers of SEPSIS to the public.” These are the words of West Midlands Ambulance Service Chief Executive, Anthony Marsh, at the launch of a new campaign to raise awareness about ...

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Stone Town Council Secures Additional Free Parking

Stone Police Station Parking

Stone Town Council has secured the use of the car park at the rear of the former Stone Police Station as an additional free shoppers car park for the Christmas and New Year period. The Staffordshire Police and Crime Commissioner has supported an approach from the Town Council to make this currently unused space on the edge of the town ...

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Deadline Approaches for Staffordshire Youth Commission Applications

In an exciting initiative partnership with the Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Ellis. the Staffordshire Youth Commission currently recruiting young people to join them on their work, the deadline for applications is Wednesday 22nd November. Over the coming year, Staffordshire Youth Commission will be developed and expanded following a successful pilot project. The initiative hopes to allow young people across the communities ...

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Stone company hit with a £300k fine for crushed leg

Stone based Owlett-Jaton has been ordered to pay more than £300,000 after a woman had her leg crushed by a fork lift truck at a warehouse in Stone Team Leader Debra Thorpe was airlifted to hospital and has required 13 operations on her leg after being hit by the truck at the Owlett-Jaton warehouse on the Stone Business Park. Sentencing the ...

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Hundreds turn out for Christmas Lights Switch On

Last night was the annual tradition of turning on the Stone Christmas lights and hundreds flocked to the town centre to see just that! The hats, scarves and gloves made an appearance in Stone last night as the clear and chilly night made the perfect backdrop to the Stone Town Council Christmas lights switch on. Couples, old and young, families ...

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Mature moggies make marvelous companions

Cats Protection’s Stafford and District has been getting involved in ‘Mature Moggies Week’ this week. Figures from the charity’s centres show that cats aged 11 and over spend an average of 33 days waiting to be adopted – twice as long as the overall average time of 15 days and over four times longer than kittens, who wait an average ...

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Stone Late Night Christmas Shopping and Market

Stone Traders Late Night Market

To get everyone in the festive mood this December Stone Town Council have organised a Christmas market shopping event in Stone High Street Taking place on Wednesday 6th December the people of Stone and the wider area are invited to visit the town to enjoy the exclusive range of craft, food and other local stalls, which will be open between ...

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Police warning after deaf people targeted in suspicious incidents

Staffordshire Police are warning deaf people to report any suspicious behaviour after recent incidents in Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle. At 6pm on Tuesday 3 October, a man claiming to be a British sign language interpreter arrived unannounced at a deaf man’s house in Porthill and insisted on taking him to a false hospital appointment. He wasn’t harmed in the incident and ...

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