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Stone’s High Street Co-op to close

Stone Co-Op

The largest retail unit on Stone’s High Street is to become vacant later this year as Central England Co-Op take the hard decision to close down their main store in the town. The closure comes after a review of the stores trading performance, although the proposed development of a new Marks and Spencer food store may have brought the stores performance ...

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Five Years in Prison for Spicing Up Your Life

  A punishment of up to five years in prison is now in force for possession of so-called legal highs. Popular drugs like spice or black mamba could now bring an unlimited fine, up to five years in prison, or both if caught in possession. Under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 synthetic cannabinoids like spice and black mamba are ...

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Adam’s Extreme Charity Challenge

Screwfix Wincanton’s Transport Team Member Adam Paton is taking on an extreme challenge to raise money for a selection of charities close to his heart.   Former RAF Stafford airman, Adam, 37, is originally from Ardrossan in North Ayrshire. Injury put paid to his favourite sport Rugby, but he has continued to be active, and an avid sportsman, and has become a ...

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Lucky escape from Church Road flat fire

A woman had a lucky escape from a flat fire on Church Road, Stone last night. Firefighters from Stone and Longton were called to the incident in the early hours of this morning at 1.42am. The incident involved a pan that had burnt dry on the cooker hob and smoke logged the property. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus ventilated the ...

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Information Evening for Potential Fosterers

A series of information evenings are taking place for people interested in becoming foster carers. The next information session will be held Thursday 26 January 2017, 7pm, Staffordshire Place 1,Stafford, ST16 2LP The informal evenings are open to anyone, no need to book, just turn up on the night. This is a great opportunity for people who want to find out more ...

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Aston Marina sees change of direction in 2017

Aston Marina

Stone’s highly regarded waterside foodie haven, Aston Marina, will see some exciting changes taking place early this year but at the expense of the farm shop. The Marina is set to expand its popular restaurant and events capacity following a busy first 12 months for its purpose built ‘Boat House’ wedding and event venue. Director Helen Webb explains: “We’ve had ...

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Post Christmas Toy Dumping Sparks Appeal

A number of items, including children’s toys, were illegally dumped just off a village lane near Stone after Christmas. The rubbish, which was dumped some time between Christmas and New Year in Cross Lane in the village of Oulton, has sparked an appeal from Stafford Borough Council, and is to be featured on their “Grimewatch” webpage. As part of the ...

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Town Council Planning Meeting – 17th January 2017

Stone Town Council Logo

A meeting of the PLANNING COMMITTEE will be held in the Council Chamber, 15, Station Road, Stone on TUESDAY 17TH JANUARY, 2017 at 7pm.   The Agenda is set out below, and I trust you will be able to attend.   Members are reminded that the Planning Applications are available for inspection in the office prior to meetings.                                                                                               ...

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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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