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Stone company tackles under-age sales issue

Frazer Grant

Managers and staff at licensed premises in Staffordshire are being urged to attend a training course after a trade survey revealed that more than a third of UK pubs and bars failed to properly check the age of customers during the first six months of this year. The study, by Serve Legal, an independent test purchase organisation, found that 36 ...

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Tributes paid to Phil James


Our thoughts are with the friends and family of Phil ‘Skinny’ James, who died after being hit by a train in Stone. Phil, who was 19, died in hospital on Tuesday (9th September) after the incident near Stone station on Sunday 7th September. Flowers and Stoke City shirts and scarves have been left at the level crossing near The Talbot ...

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SCC aim to bust the myths on who can foster

Fostering children

‘You need to be a certain age’, ‘be in a relationship’, or ‘own your own home’–are just some of the myths that prevent people from considering fostering according to findings by Staffordshire County Council. As part of its latest campaign to highlight the urgent need for foster families, the Council has set out to dispel commonly held misconceptions about who ...

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Grass fire campaign has dramatic impact

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service

The high profile Flames Aren’t Games campaign has once again proved a success across the county with hundreds fewer small fires reported this summer compared to 2013. The number of grass and bin fires has seen a dramatic decrease from 1,281 between April 1 and August 31 2013 to 866 during the same period this year. This is a reduction ...

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See what goes on inside Stafford prison

Stafford Prison

Here’s an offer you don’t see every day – the chance to see behind the doors of your local prison … There is a group of volunteers in all UK prisons who monitor the day-to-day life there and ensure that proper standards of care and decency are maintained for prisoners. This group is called the IMB – Independent Monitoring Board. ...

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Open evening at Alleyne’s Academy

Alleyne's Academy

An Open Evening will take place at Alleyne’s Academy on Thursday 25th September from 6pm to 8pm for students wishing to take up a place in Year 9 from September 2015. The evening is open to prospective students and parents to go along and see what the Academy has to offer. There will be a talk by the headteacher, along ...

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