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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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Trust Hosts “An Audience with Mike Dilger” at Alton Towers Resort

  Staffordshire Wildlife Trust has announced it is to host ‘An Audience with Mike Dilger’ at the Alton Towers Resort in April. Best known for his television appearances on BBC’s The One Show, the Stafford-born naturalist will provide an interactive and illustrated talk on the trials and tribulations of being a wildlife presenter during the event, on Friday April 28. Mike, who ...

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2017 Dates for Stone Craft & Collectables Market

stone weekend

Stone’s popular Craft & Collectables Market is back for 2017 with dates starting in February. Starting on Saturday 18th February, and then every third Saturday of the month with the last date for the year being Saturday 16th December. Full dates are listed below. There are a number of pitches still available for the events, which run from 9am – ...

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Trust Launches “Wildlings” Play Sessions in March

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is expanding its provision for outdoor play for babies and toddlers through a new programme of activities. “Wildlings” play sessions at the Trust’s Wolseley Centre headquarters, near Rugeley, will start in March and run from 10.30am-12pm on the first and third Friday of each month. The sessions will be aimed at children from six months to five years, and ...

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Endeavour Youth Club Receive Mason’s Donation

Endeavour Cheque

On Friday we had the pleasure of popping along to the Endeavour Youth Club whilst members of the St Michael’s Lodge presented a £1000 donation to the group. St Michael’s Lodge is Stone’s masonic lodge where members of of the Freemasons meet and organise fund raising activities for local as well national causes. The Endeavour Youth Club is a dedicated ...

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Channel Charity Row for Simon

Simon Nicholls has presented Stone Community First Responders with a cheque for £582 after carrying out a sponsored row. Simon, owner of Next Level Fitness in Stone, rowed a total of 48km, the equivalent of rowing across the English Channel. The non-stop, 3 hour 48 minute achievement took place at Simon’s training facility on Stone Business Park. The Community First ...

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Film Night at Oulton Village Hall

Oulton Hall is set to become a film fan’s heaven, when it opens it’s doors as a cinema for the night! On 21st January 2017, the highly aclaimed film “Florence Foster Jenkins” will be screened, starting at 8pm. Described as “an insprirational comedy drama”, it tells the true story of  New York socialite and Grand Opera fanatic Florence who dreams of ...

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