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Family fun day raises over £4300 for STING

Despite a grey and rainy start to the day, the sun eventually shone down on the latest Family Fun Day at Wincanton’s National Distribution Centre for Screwfix.  The annual event is held to raise money for the company’s nominated charity, this year’s being STING (Staffordshire Therapeutic Independent Neurological Group). The Family Fun Day grows each year, along with the development ...

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A prickly problem – and have you spied a spider?!

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust have launched a ‘Last Hedgehog in Staffordshire?’ campaign to raise awareness of the vulnerable plight of our prickly garden pals, whose numbers have sadly diminished dramatically over the years, with 95% of the population being lost since the 1950s. Over 100,000 homes across Staffordshire will soon be receiving an information-packed booklet to alert people to the predicament. ...

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Stone Guides receive Baden-Powell Challenge Award

Four girls from 1st Aston and Little Stoke Guides have received their Baden-Powell Challenge Awards, the highest award a girl can achieve in the Guide Section. Emily Cunningham, Amy Swan, Ella Williamson and Catherine Abrahams and were presented with their awards by Stone Outward Division Commissioner Judith Woods this summer.   The girls had to complete a series of 10 challenges and a residential event and ...

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Town council wants to produce Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Plan

Stone Town Council is looking to produce a Neighbourhood Plan to make sure that developments in the town meet residents’ needs. A Neighbourhood Plan, the town council says, would allow the town council can refine Stafford Borough Council’s planning policies to ensure that developments within Stone meet more closely the needs of Stone residents. This could include, for example, protecting local ...

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Hob fire in Stone sparks safety warning

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Firefighters are urging people to check their cooking appliances are switched off correctly after use after an elderly lady and her adult daughter had a lucky escape following a fire in their home in St Michael’s Mount, Stone. The emergency services were called when plastic containers which had been placed on top of the gas hob caught fire after it had ...

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Oulton hits Heart of England in Bloom gold

Oulton has scooped a gold medal in its first year of entering the Heart of England in Bloom competition. Stone may not have entered this year’s competition, but Oulton has stepped into the breach to continue the gold medal tradition! Led by Oulton Communty Group with horticultural expertise provided by Martin and Elaine Robinson and financial support from  Stone Rural ...

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8Ball get the 90s look to a tee for top drama

Ah, the 90s… Hot on the heels of Happy Mondays’ gangly dancer Bez dropping into Granvilles the other week, the team at Stone’s 8Ball T-Shirts were recently approached to produce shirts for the latest installment of Shane Meadows’ award-winning Channel 4 drama, This Is England ’90. A spin-off from the 2006 film of the same name, the series takes a retrospective look ...

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