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Hospital administrators face public in Stone

An audience member puts his point to the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust administrators

The administrators of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust faced the public in Stone last night as part of the consultation into their proposals for the future of hospital services for Mid Staffordshire. Financial administrator Alan Bloom and clinical administrator Hugo Mascie-Taylor answered questions and explained their proposals to around 200 people at St Dominic’s Priory School. The Trust Special ...

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Two arrested in Stone in drugs operation

Some of the suspected cocaine seized during the operation

Two men were arrested in Stone on Monday on suspicion of drugs offences. Staffordshire Police officers executed warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act on Monday 12th August as part of the force’s ongoing Operation Nemesis initiative. The addresses were targeted as a result of information gathered through intelligence inquiries and from members of the public. Those arrested were as ...

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Price of Crown Hotel slashed by half

The asking price for the Crown Hotel has been reduced by 50%. The historic hotel – which closed down on 23rd July – was originally on the market with Christie & Co for £1.5 million – that price has now been reduced to £750,000. More details HERE. Last week the Lewis Partnership, which runs the Moat House at Acton Trussell, Sandon’s Dog and ...

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Speeders snared in A34 operation

Two drivers were reported for speeding on the A34 in Stone and 20 were warned or cautioned in a road safety operation in the town on Thursday. Road safety officers from Stafford Borough Local Policing Team carried out the operation between 10am and 12pm on Thursday 8th August between the Aston and Walton roundabouts on the A34. A total of ...

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Lewis Partnership rules out Crown Hotel?

The Lewis Partnership appears to have ruled itself out of taking on the Crown Hotel, which is currently on the market for £1.5 million after it closed down last month. The shock closure of the Crown (more about that HERE) has left one of the town’s most historic buildings empty, and many people had been hoping that the Lewis Partnership – ...

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First artist’s impressions of new fire station

An artist's impression of Stone's new community fire station

  More details – and the first artist’s impressions – have been revealed about Stone’s new community fire station. Work will get under way on the new station in October – which will cost around £3m and take about 16 months to complete. A temporary fire station will be created on the site first to enable the existing building to be ...

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Stone dad-to-be’s call on maternity services

A Stone dad-to-be has spoken out over Stafford Hospital’s administrators’ proposal to end the delivery of babies at the hospital.  The consultation into the Trust Special Administrator’s draft report on the future of hospital services in Mid Staffordshire starts today – more details HERE on how to have your say. There’s a public meeting in Stone at St Dominic’s Priory School ...

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Vandals smash cricket club fence

  Please let the police know if you saw whoever kicked in part of Stone Cricket Club’s Lichfield Road fence on Saturday night / early hours of Sunday morning. The damage was done after 10.30pm on Saturday. Call police on 101 if you have any information. We’ve had reports of other nuisance and criminal behaviour in the Lichfield Road area ...

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Landslide closes A34 overnight

One lane of the A34 northbound after the Darlaston Inn roundabout is likely to be closed all weekend after a landslide late on Friday night caused a tree to collapse on to the road. Staffordshire County Council say heavy rain caused the landslide, which happened at around 10pm on Friday night, totally blocking the northbound side of the A34. Crews ...

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