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Jane plans a pamper with bin win cash

Jane, right, receives her cash from the borough council's Di Barnard

A Stone woman is going to get pampered – after she became the latest winner in a recycling challenge. Jane Oldfield proved she was good at recycling when Stafford Borough Council officers turned up on her doorstep as part of their ‘Coming to a Bin Near You’ campaign. They challenged Jane, of Redwood Avenue in Walton, to prove she didn’t ...

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Moving house in Stone just got cheaper


Will the Chancellor’s stamp duty reforms that came into force at midnight be a shot in the arm to the property market? John Follwell, a director at Stone’s Follwells estate agents, says the reforms are long overdue. Here he explains the implications for house buyers in Stone… The Chancellor, George Osborne, announced major stamp duty reforms yesterday (3rd December) as ...

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New borough council plan for Westbridge Park

Westbridge Park

Stafford Borough Council has unveiled a new plan for Westbridge Park, which includes new play facilities (as we revealed last week) but also a new leisure centre and an M&S Simply Foods store. The borough council says it has listened to local people’s concerns from last year’s consultation on their original plans, which included a 30,000 sq ft food store ...

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Advent Windows 2014 gets under way

advent windows

The first of this year’s Advent Windows was revealed this morning at Birchill & Watson on the High Street. The pharmacy’s carol was Silent Night and their window – as well as marking Christmas – also commemorates the centenary of the First World War Christmas truce in 1914. All of the windows this year will include at least a poppy ...

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New footbridge over railway in Stone

The new footbridge over the railway by Stone station

A new pedestrian footbridge over the railway in Stone has been installed by Network Rail. The bridge, just down from the railway station on the footpath towards the canal, was put in place at the end of November. The new bridge comes after one was erected over the railway at Whitebridge Lane (lots of stories on that HERE). A Network ...

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