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Have you seen our ‘Christmas in Stone’ section?

We launched a great new section of the site last week – ‘Christmas in Stone’. I know we’re only half-way through October! But thoughts are turning to Christmas presents, nights out, food and drink and things like the lights switch-on, Christmas fayres, church services and more. You’ll find lots of local independent businesses in our ‘Christmas in Stone’ section. Whether ...

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Shared fire control centre gets nearer

A key milestone has been reached in a project that will see Staffordshire and West Midlands fire and rescue services operating a shared emergency control service in Birmingham. The shared service was announced in 2011 and received £3.6 million from an £81 million Government fund set up to help Fire and Rescue Services in England improve their control command systems. ...

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Mountfords ironmongers on The One Show!

Great to see Mountfords ironmongers from Stone on BBC1’s The One Show on Monday evening! Guest star on the popular magazine show on Monday was actor David Jason and, to mark a Christmas special this year for one of his hit comedies Open All Hours, The One Show had asked family businesses to get in touch with them to tell ...

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Residents’ opposition to wind turbines plan

public meeting

Residents from Aston Lodge set out their opposition to a plan for wind turbines on farmland near their estate at a public meeting on Monday evening. The meeting at Little Stoke Cricket Club was called by local councillor Philip Jones and over 100 people turned up to voice their concerns. You can see more details HERE of the planning application ...

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Body cams for frontline police officers

Frontline police officers, PCSOs and Special Constables in Stone and across Staffordshire are to get body cams. The body-worn video cameras will be rolled out to officers across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent in the coming months following a successful pilot by Newcastle-under-Lyme Local Policing Team. The scheme has been funded by Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis. Mr Ellis says ...

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Radford Art Fair in Stone debuts in style

Radford Art Fair

The first Radford Art Fair took place last Saturday at St Dominic’s Social Centre in Stone. Organised by Harriet Denson, who ran Radford Gallery in the town until recently, the art fairs are set to be a regular event in the town. Lots of artists and crafters were at the debut fair, including ceramic artist Philip Hardaker – you may ...

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Guest post: World Mental Health Day 2013

Today is World Mental Health Day. Carly Spicer from Stone, who is training to be a clinical psychologist, has written this guest post for the site… Stressed? Worried? Anxious? Trouble sleeping? Low? Panic attacks? Depressed? Confused about your emotions? Whatever you call it, if you or someone you are close to is experiencing emotional difficulties right now, then why not ...

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Did you wine and dine at La Casserole?

The La Casserole restaurant in Oulton Road - did you eat here?

It will be 40 years in November since the La Casserole restaurant in Stone opened its doors – and relatives of the owners want to hear people’s memories and see their photos of the popular, long-lost eaterie. La Casserole was on Oulton Road (where the Golden Dragon Chinese takeaway now stands) and opened its doors to the Stone public on ...

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Pet care masterclass for nursery children

Blue Cross

Pre-school children at Giggles and Wiggles nursery in Stone have been learning about how to look after their pets with a visit by the Blue Cross animal charity. Children at the nursery listened to a dog’s heartbeat with a stethoscope and learned about how to keep a dog healthy, saw it perform lots of tricks and were shown how to ...

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