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Stone community rallies round for Helen Hutchinson

Helen Hutchinson

More community fundraising events have been organised to raise money for Stone mum Helen Hutchinson’s cancer treatment. Firefighters from Stone will be washing cars at the town’s community station on Saturday 5th December to raise money for Helen Hutchinson’s treatment. And later in the month, on Monday 21st December, a sponsored swim is being held at Alleyne’s Sports Centre. Helen was ...

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Real Christmas trees now available in Stone

real Christmas trees

You can’t beat a real Christmas tree. The smell, the tradition, the sheer joy of decorating it ready for the festive season. You may have seen the Christmas tree signs around the town, on the ring road, the Walton roundabout and elsewhere. If you want a real Christmas tree this year, just follow them! They’ll lead you to the A34, ...

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Mixed reaction for Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

Autumn Statement

There has been a mixed reaction locally to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement and Spending Review. The leader of Staffordshire County Council welcomed George Osborne’s greater focus on health and social care and more cash for the NHS. But despite the scrapping of the proposed tax credit cuts, the Citizens Advice branch that covers Stone says there’s a long way to go ...

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Santa sleigh tour of Stone – where will he be?


Stone’s Christmas lights are shining bright, festive adverts are on the telly and we’ve had our first snowfall of the year – so it’s time to reveal where Santa will be heading on this year’s tour of the town! Santa will be travelling around Stone on his sleigh in the run-up to Christmas to raise money for charity. Father Christmas is the ...

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Flippin’ fantastic – trampoline arena to open in December!


Read our review of Flip Out Stoke – with lots of photos and video – here: http://alittlebitofstone.com/2015/12/21/flip-out-stoke-bounces-into-action/   The Flip Out trampoline arena in Stone will be opening mid-December – and the team behind it are currently recruiting for staff. A number of part- and full-time positions are available, including court monitors and a cafe manager. You can send your ...

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Fire service signs up to mental health anti-stigma pledge

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has shown its commitment to ending mental health discrimination in the workplace by signing the Blue Light Time To Change Pledge. Blue Light Time To Change Pledge. The signing ceremony took place on 4th November, and representatives from the Service pledged their support to the Blue Light Programme, promoting a better understanding of mental health ...

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