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Sam Hale selected as Labour Candidate for Stone

Sam Hale

Today we’ve had the first announcement of candidates for the forthcoming General Election (not to be confused with tomorrows County Council Election). Once again Stone Labour Party have selected Sam Hale as their Stone parliamentary candidate.   Commenting on his selection, Sam Hale said: “I’m delighted to be given this opportunity again to represent my home constituency and the community ...

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Careers in Child & Family Social Work for Talented Graduates

The next generation of child and family social workers, graduates across Staffordshire, are being encouraged to apply to a fast-track programme. Step Up to Social Work, a 14-month programme that combines real-world experience in Staffordshire County Council’s Families First social work teams with high-quality university training, is now open for applications. Successful candidates will be awarded a post-graduate diploma in social ...

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Staffordshire County Council – 2017 Elections


On Thursday 4th May the people of Stone, along with the rest of Staffordshire, will take to the polls for the County Council Election. Staffordshire County Council is a Conservative Party controlled council with 34 of the 62 seats being held by Conservative Councillors. There are 2 designated divisions for Stone, Stone Urban County Division and Stone Rural County Division.  These maps ...

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Bill Cash to discuss NatWest closure with bank


Following on from our story about the closure of Natwest Bank in Stone the MP for the town, Sir Bill Cash, has said: “I have expressed my own and my constituents’ concerns at their decision to close the Stone and Cheadle branches and I am due to meet with the bank’s representatives in the coming weeks. “They have explained to ...

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First choice primary school given to 9 out of 10 parents

School Admissions

Nine out of 10 parents across Staffordshire have been offered their first choice primary school Figures revealed today show the majority of parents have been allocated their first choice school, with 98 per cent in total allocated one of their top three preferred schools. A total of 9303 places have been allocated, with 8630 of those receiving their first choice ...

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Herons Return to Stone High Street

The former Heron Foods store will be re-opening in Stone High Street next month The independent frozen, chilled and grocery business based in Melton near Hull, with outlets across the North of England and the Midlands have announced the forthcoming re-opening of their store in Stone, Staffordshire. The revamped store, on the High Street, will re-open in May (date now confirmed ...

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One Month to go Until “An Audience with Mike Dilger”

With just one month to go until Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s “An Audience with Mike Dilger” event at the Alton Towers Resort. people are being urged to snap up their tickets quickly. Well-known for his appearances on ‘The One Show’ and ‘Springwatch, the popular BBC naturalistwill provide an interactive and illustrated talk on the trials and tribulations of being a wildlife ...

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Stone Leisure Centre Gets Public Approval

Stone Leisure Centre - Westbridge Park

Stafford Borough Council has said that the proposed new leisure centre in Stone has been given the thumbs up by members of the public The on-line and on-site consultation gathered feedback on the Westbridge Park proposal. Over 90% of those who took part in the consultation said they would use the new facilities. The centre will house a six lane ...

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Council backs new high speed canal network – HS2O


The council has today backed plans for a new High Speed Canal Network which is being dubbed HS2O. The new £6.8million network will cut the time it takes to navigate the Trent and Mersey canal from 26 days to 17 days, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2022. David Watters from the company behind the scheme ...

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