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Help shape the future of cancer services

Help shape the future of cancer services

People with direct or indirect experience of living with cancer have been invited to help shape the future of cancer services in the Stone and Stafford area. The initiative is part of a two-year project that is being run jointly by Macmillan Cancer Support and the local NHS and involves a workshop being held at...

Schools admission deadline looming

Schools admission deadline looming

Parents in Stone looking for a primary or middle school place in September have less than two weeks to get their applications in. This year, parents are being encouraged to choose three preferred schools when filling in their applications, to ensure they have the best chance of being allocated one of their top three...

Cafe and building society burgled

Cafe and building society burgled

The Arcadia cafe and Yorkshire Building Society branch were both burgled just before Christmas and Staffordshire Police have appealed for information from people in Stone. A police spokesman said: “We were contacted at around 11am on Sunday 23rd December by staff from Arcadia Cafe in Somerfield Arcade to report a burglary. Offenders broke into...

Warning after thefts from cars

Warning after thefts from cars

Staffordshire Police have warned car owners in Stone to be vigilant after a number of thefts from vehicles between Christmas and New Year. A grey Peugeot parked in Lichfield Road was targeted between 7.30pm on Sunday 30th December and 8.30am on Monday 31st, with offenders smashing the window and stealing an iPod. Another incident...

Police’s message for a Happy New Year

Police’s message for a Happy New Year

Staffordshire Police have appealed to the public to have a safe and Happy New Year. Tonight thousands of people across Staffordshire will be celebrating the start of a New Year, however for some, 2013 will begin in a police cell. Alcohol will play a significant part in the many of the incidents police attend tonight...

MBE for Right Stuff boxing club PC Andy

MBE for Right Stuff boxing club PC Andy

A Stone police officer has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list for his services to young people. PC Andy Whitehall is the driving force behind the Right Stuff Boxing Project. He started the project in Stone in 2008 before it was taken up by other communities in the county....

Merry Christmas from A Little Bit of Stone!

Merry Christmas from A Little Bit of Stone!

Well, another year has gone spinning by and here we are looking forward to another Christmas. Hope you have a wonderful time! 2012 has been a great year for A Little Bit of Stone and more and more people are visiting and getting involved. In January, 3700 people visited the site; in November, it...

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Tom’s appeal over hurricane documentary

Tom’s appeal over hurricane documentary

  Stone student Tom Williams is heading to America next year to film a documentary on the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy – and he’s asked people in the town for their help. Tom, aged 21, is in the final year of his Broadcast Journalism course at Staffordshire University and his 15-minute Hurricane Sandy documentary...

Reminder from GPs on Christmas health

Reminder from GPs on Christmas health

With the Christmas break approaching fast, doctors have urged people in Stone to make sure they are well stocked up for the holidays. People need to be sure they have enough prescription medicines and over-the-counter treatments to last, says the Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which represents 14 GP practices across Stone and...

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Call for urgent action on Meaford flooding

Call for urgent action on Meaford flooding

The owner of Meaford Day Nursery has called for urgent action to be taken to prevent floodwaters at Meaford after the A34 and Meaford Road were shut AGAIN by flooding today (Thursday 20th December). Adele Cheadle was forced to close her nursery today after the area was again hit by flooding, the third time...

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