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Trust Wins Opportunity to Help Thousands Encounter Peregrine Falcons

Thousands of people will now have the chance to experience an encounter with the fastest animal on the planet after a Staffordshire Wildlife Trust project was awarded almost £10,000 in a national competition. Thousands of votes were received from members of the public after the Trust submitted a project to be entered into The Aviva Community Fund, which supports and recognises ...

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“Ambulance Service. Is the Patient breathing?”

For anyone who has ever needed to dial 999, the words are familiar; “Ambulance Service. Is the Patient breathing?” The phrase is said thousands of times a day, but it never becomes routine.For the control room call assessors, it’s the most important phrase of all. With a recruitment drive for the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in Stafford underway, 2017 could ...

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Police Appeal for Help with Barlaston Robbery

Police are appealing for help to find four men who were involved in an incident in Barlaston on Sunday. At around 8:30pm a 23 year old man got out of his car & was entering his house on Hall Gardens when four unknown male offenders approached him and forced their way into the house. One of the men was armed with a bladed ...

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Trust Launches “Wildlings” Play Sessions in March

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is expanding its provision for outdoor play for babies and toddlers through a new programme of activities. “Wildlings” play sessions at the Trust’s Wolseley Centre headquarters, near Rugeley, will start in March and run from 10.30am-12pm on the first and third Friday of each month. The sessions will be aimed at children from six months to five years, and ...

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Foster Carers Take Centre Stage in New Year Campaign

The latest campaign to help find families for the county’s vulnerable children is putting Staffordshire foster carers in the spotlight. There is an urgent need to find more foster carers, with at least 60 families needing to be found in Staffordshire over the next year. Carers from across Staffordshire are now coming out in force and putting themselves in front ...

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Celebrate the New Year with Traditional Wassailing Ceremony

People of all ages are invited to join the county’s largest nature conservation charity to encourage a good fruit harvest for the New Year. Sunday 15th January sees the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust stage it’s popular annual wassailing ceremony at its Wolseley Centre HQ, near Rugeley. The ancient custom involves driving evil spirits out of trees and encouraging good spirits in the hopes ...

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2016’s Top 10 Most-Read Articles

Throughout 2016 we’ve published hundreds of articles ranging from sport and politics to business, events and more, all totally dedicated to Stone and surrounding villages. There have been 525,748 page views on our website in 2016, with 50.2% being from regular readers who come to our website every day! Of our social media accounts, Facebook remains our largest growing platform.  ...

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Witnesses sought after Yarnfield Lane accident

Staffordshire Police were called to a report of a one vehicle collision on Yarnfield Lane, just off the A34, at around 1:05pm on Saturday 24 December 2016.   The collision involved a blue Honda motorbike and the rider, a 29-year-old man from Stone, suffered serious head injuries. The A34 was closed to allow for air ambulance to land and reopened ...

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Staffordshire Police Achieves “Good” Rating

The latest inspection from the independent police watchdog, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has found that Staffordshire Police treats the communities it serves with fairness and respect. The report also found that officers and staff are also treated with fairness and respect, and identified the strength of the force in ensuring its workforce behaves lawfully and ethically. HMIC rated Staffordshire Police as “Good” ...

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