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Adam’s Extreme Charity Challenge

Screwfix Wincanton’s Transport Team Member Adam Paton is taking on an extreme challenge to raise money for a selection of charities close to his heart.   Former RAF Stafford airman, Adam, 37, is originally from Ardrossan in North Ayrshire. Injury put paid to his favourite sport Rugby, but he has continued to be active, and an avid sportsman, and has become a ...

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Review: Wetherspoon Order and Pay App

Wetherspoons Order and Pay

Having recently spotted the large sign in The Poste of Stone we decided to give the new Order and Pay app a spin! This evening my wife had an appointment so I decided to take our 2 young boys for something to eat. Anyone with small children will know the difficulty of eating out with regard to finding a table, ...

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Work Underway on Stone Lock

Repair work is being undertaken to the canal lock adjacent to the Star public house to replace replace damaged brickwork and re point the rest of the brickwork. The lock gates are also receiving treatment to improve the seal of the gates to improve the efficiency of the working of the lock. The work is being done by employees of CRT ...

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Burn’s Night Whisky tasting at Aston Marina

“Freedom and Whisky gang thegither!” Burn’s Night whisky tasting at Stone’s Aston Marina Whisky lovers and those keen to develop a taste for Scotland’s most enduring export treat this month, as Stone’s Aston Marina hosts a special Burn’s Night whisky tasting event. Taking place on Wednesday, 25th January 2017 (a school night!) the evening will celebrate Scotland’s bard in traditional ...

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Churnet Valley Winter Steam Gala 2017

Churnet Valley Steam Gala

Churnet Valley is planning to once again host its popular annual Winter Steam Gala over the weekend of 25/26 February 2017, with services operating between Froghall and Leekbrook and up on to the steeply graded Cauldon Lowe branch to Ipstones Loop. The section of line from Leekbrook Junction to Ipstones Loop offers over 4 miles of 1 in 40 – ...

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Stone couple give birth in police car

Stone couple Emily McBride and  Thomas Carson had a lucky Friday the 13th when their baby was born this morning in the back of a police car! Emily and Thomas were braving the snow and ice as they headed on their way to the Royal Stoke hospital this morning.  Unfortunately whilst on the way some Friday the 13th luck struck ...

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Free workshops for Stone charities and not-for-profits

Social Media Workshop

Charities, community groups and other not-for-profits in Stone can get expert advice with social media and other communications support at a new monthly workshop in Stone. The ‘Tell Your Story’ sessions will be held on the first Wednesday of each month between 7pm and 9pm at Stone Community Hub, starting on Wednesday 1 February. Not-for-profits in Stone can get friendly ...

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“Ambulance Service. Is the Patient breathing?”

For anyone who has ever needed to dial 999, the words are familiar; “Ambulance Service. Is the Patient breathing?” The phrase is said thousands of times a day, but it never becomes routine.For the control room call assessors, it’s the most important phrase of all. With a recruitment drive for the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in Stafford underway, 2017 could ...

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Council Warning After Dog Fouling Fines

Two women in Stafford Borough have been fined for not cleaning up after their dogs close to schools. When challenged by an officer, neither women had bags to remove their dog’s mess. The Council in Fulford has been running a campaign to reduce dog fouling, the first incident saw a woman get out of her car with 4 dogs, one ...

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