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Police warn of bogus callers

Police are advising residents to be on their guard against bogus callers following an incident in Stone. At some point on Saturday 4 February a man visited an address in Oulton Road. He rang the doorbell and the 88-year-old victim gave him access to the main door and went out to greet his visitor. On returning to his flat he ...

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New 2017 look for Stone Farmers Market!

If you popped along to the ever popular Farmers’ Market in Stone last Saturday you will have noticed a fresh new look to the stalls that lined the High Street. Now one of the largest markets in the county, Stone Farmers’ Market has a vast array of food, drink as well as gifts and craft stalls. For 2017 Stafford Borough ...

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Superfast broadband comes to Coldmeece

Mark Winnington at superfast broadband cabinet

A Staffordshire business park is to become the second location in the county to benefit from a new initiative designed to help more people – especially in rural areas – get superfast fibre broadband. It is the second community fibre partnership deal to be spearheaded by Staffordshire County Council and BT through Superfast Staffordshire, which is part of the Government’s ...

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Post Christmas Toy Dumping Sparks Appeal

A number of items, including children’s toys, were illegally dumped just off a village lane near Stone after Christmas. The rubbish, which was dumped some time between Christmas and New Year in Cross Lane in the village of Oulton, has sparked an appeal from Stafford Borough Council, and is to be featured on their “Grimewatch” webpage. As part of the ...

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2016’s Top 10 Most-Read Articles

Throughout 2016 we’ve published hundreds of articles ranging from sport and politics to business, events and more, all totally dedicated to Stone and surrounding villages. There have been 525,748 page views on our website in 2016, with 50.2% being from regular readers who come to our website every day! Of our social media accounts, Facebook remains our largest growing platform.  ...

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Stone duo recognised in New Years Honours List

Joe Clarke rounded off an exceptional year with an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list. Joining Joe is Stone resident David Emley who has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to higher education and natural history. A knighthood has been awarded to equestrian Lee Pearson CBE, who carried the Union flag for Great Britain at ...

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Check your Bin Collection Dates for the Festive Period

Stone residents are being urged to put their bins out for collection on the right days over the holidays. Across Stafford borough there are revised collection dates for green, brown & blue bins from Christmas Eve through to Saturday 7 January. Changes to the collection dates are clearly marked on the calendars and residents can also check online by entering their ...

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Staffordshire Police PCSO Opportunities Available

The recuitment process for new Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) to join the force next spring has begun with Staffordshire Police. We have a number of vacancies across the force area and the new recruits will start in April 2017. ACC Nick Adderley said: “From day one the successful candidates will be helping to fight crime and protect the public of ...

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Bogus Police Emails Circulating

Staffordshire Police are warning of bogus Phishing Emails being sent out purporting to be from The Metropolitan Police. Residents & businesses are warned to be on the alert after Action Fraud have received a high number of reports concerning a phishing campaign targeting personal and business email addresses with the subject heading ‘Crime Prevention Advice’, with the intention of distributing ...

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