STAFF at a construction firm in southern Oxfordshire have lost nearly 24 stone between them.

The group of 14, from Wantage-based company Stepnell, lost an average of more than a stone and a half each and completed a combined total of17 million steps.

Stepnell are rolling out a three-month employee health and fitness programme across its regional offices.

Participating staff committed to following a 12-week diet and exercise programme, including a weekly 100,000-step challenge.