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£400,000 play area boost for Westbridge Park

Westbridge Park

Westbridge Park is in line for a brand new £400,000 play area similar to those at Victoria Park and Wildwood Park in Stafford. Stafford Borough Council has allocated the funds for 2015/16 in its four-year financial plan, which was debated by councillors last night (25th November). Stone borough councillor Philip Leason asked leisure services cabinet member Mike Smith for more ...

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Lewis wins Alleyne’s Academy talent show


The organiser of Stone’s Alleyne’s Academy’s annual talent show was all set to cancel the evening’s proceedings, due to their sound system failing with only hours to go before the event was due to start. Twelve talented artists were waiting in the wings, all poised to break a leg and step into the limelight to sing and dance and beam and ...

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Grimewatch calls time on pub litter louts

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Residents are being asked for information in a bid to track down fly tippers who dumped a load of pub fixtures and fittings in the countryside. A toilet door, carpet and seating were all part of the illegal dump in the Stableford area near Swynnerton. It is the second incident in only a few days in the Stableford area with ...

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1st December public meeting on support groups


A public meeting will be held at the Crown Hotel in Stone at 7pm on Monday 1st December for local people to get involved in new support groups following the tragic events in the town this year. The public meeting will include guest speakers who will briefly share information around young people coping with grief and bereavement, as well as ...

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Arm yourself against flu this winter, urge GPs


Doctors are urging people over 65, pregnant women, children aged two, three or four and anyone suffering from a long-term condition to roll up their sleeves and arm themselves against flu with a free jab as part of the national vaccination programme this winter. Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is backing Public Health England’s seasonal campaign and encouraging ...

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In pictures: Christmas lights switch-on 2014

Christmas lights 2014 (19)

Stone’s brand new Christmas lights were switched on last night by some of the stars of Stafford Gatehouse’s panto. After a performance from singer Matt Blake and a wonderful selection of Christmas songs by young members of the Stone Schools Combined Choir, the panto performers joined town mayor Cathy Collier, Santa Claus and members of comperes Stafford Radio to push ...

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Poll: Which 3 local charities to support

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Our 2015 ALBOS calendar is in the final design phase so our attention is now switching to which Stone and Staffordshire charities should benefit from the funds raised.  Following a couple of appeals for local charities the following list has been compiled with the names copied and pasted from those suggested. Each page refresh randomises the order so please read ...

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