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Rail workers raise over £2,000 for Nepal earthquake victims

Workers at the Norton Bridge rail development have raised more than £2,000 towards the rebuilding of a school in earthquake-hit Nepal. Two workers have friends and family affected by the Nepal earthquake. The Staffordshire Alliance workers, who are building a rail flyover junction at Norton Bridge as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan, held collections and organised a car wash accompanied ...

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Help at hand to make firework displays safe


Pubs, clubs and businesses in Stone that are holding firework displays this year have been asked to contact the borough council to make sure their events will be safe. Last month the authority took part in a number of workshops for businesses across Stafford Borough to learn more about their responsibilities if they are organising firework events for residents and customers. Now the council ...

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Cadets in the spotlight at Alzheimer’s drop-in

Matthew Ellis, Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, spoke at the Alzheimer’s drop-in group in Stone last week to update members on the work the Staffordshire Police Cadets carry out in their community. Mr Ellis spoke about the Cadet scheme which he introduced in April 2013 to strengthen links between the police and young people, and promote good citizenship. Successful units have been launched ...

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Baileys DIY takeaway plan approved

Baileys DIY Stone High Street

Planners at Stafford Borough Council have given the green light for a takeaway at the rear of the empty Baileys DIY in Stone High Street. Plans were submitted by national planning consultants DPP earlier this year and have now been approved by the borough council. The building will be sub-divided to create the takeaway at the back. The area had previously ...

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Driving test centre opening at Stone fire station

Stone Community Fire Station driving test centre

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to set up a new specialist driving test centre at Stone community fire station. From 2nd November, bus, lorry and car and trailer tests will be taken from the fire station. The move comes after the test centre in Swynnerton was closed in March. It means ...

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Stone schools take part in new safety initiative

Safer schools

Two Stone schools are taking part in a pilot project to keep children safe. The Safer Schools Initiative is being rolled out to a handful of primary and secondary schools – Stone’s Walton Priory Middle and Alleynes Academy, and Doxey Primary, Stafford Manor High and Stafford Grammar. The scheme, the first of its kind in the county, will complement the Personal ...

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People in Stone thanked for roadworks patience

Meaford roadworls

Staffordshire County Council’s economy leader has thanked people in Stone for their patience as a new phase of the works for Meaford Business Park are about to get under way. From Monday 26th October, part of Newcastle Road will be closed to allow utilities to be laid. Bus services will be re-routed until the work ends on 18th December. Work ...

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