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Commissioner wants to hear from Stone community groups


Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis says 2016 could be a defining year for policing, and is keen to update community groups in Stone as part of his ongoing engagement activities. The Commissioner wants to visit local groups across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to speak about the progress made so far and plans for the future to make sure the ...

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Eddie Redmayne snapped in Stone!

Eddie Redmayne

He was spotted in Eccleshall a few days ago and now actor Eddie Redmayne has been seen in Stone after filling up his vehicle at Fairway Service Station! Beth Scott and sister Hannah work at the service station in Lichfield Road and met the Oscar winner on Sunday morning (3rd January) when he went into the shop to pay for his petrol. Eddie won a ...

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Fulford resident to win cash for recycling


A resident in Fulford stands to win £120 this month – just for being a good recycler. The normal £60 prize for the doorstep recycling challenge was not won in December, which means a lucky Fulford resident is in with a chance of bagging double the money. Stafford Borough Council will be visiting a house in the village selected at random ...

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Chief Fire Officer: safety is priority despite cuts

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Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service faces a funding cut of more than £1 million in the next financial year, but Chief Fire Officer Peter Dartford has pledged that the safety of residents and crews will remain paramount. The commitment not to ‘cross the two red lines’ comes in the wake of a Government announcement on funding. The Service has been told ...

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The Maltings to go up for auction

The Maltings, one of Stone’s most historic buildings will be going up for auction on 18th January after failing to secure a buyer on the open market over the last couple of years. The former Joule’s Brewery malthouse has planning permission to convert it into two ground-floor retail units and three apartments. The Maltings, on Crown Street and alongside Adie’s ...

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Our top 10 most-read articles of 2015


We’ve published almost 1,000 articles in 2015, from sport and politics to business, events and more, all totally dedicated to Stone and surrounding villages. There have been over half a million page views on our website in 2015 – 518,575 at time of typing, to be exact – with almost 30,000 regular, returning visitors across the 12 months. Here are the ...

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Support for victims of domestic abuse over Christmas

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Local charity Citizens Advice Staffordshire South West will provide free and confidential support to victims of domestic abuse and other crimes throughout the Christmas period. Citizens Advice Staffordshire South West, one of the delivery centres of the Staffordshire Victim Gateway service, will be providing a telephone service every day over Christmas – including Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve ...

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