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Author Archives: Jamie Summerfield

I founded A Little Bit of Stone in August 2010. I'm a journalist and communications professional with a passion for community news

Stone church joins Pokemon Go craze!

Pokemon Go

It’s the gaming craze that’s sweeping the world – and a church in Stone is quickly getting in on the Pokemon Go action! The Pokémon Go app was only officially released in the UK on Thursday (15th July), but on Friday evening (16th July) Christ Church is holding a PokéStop Party, when gamers will gather to hunt for creatures in ...

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Thousands enjoy the RideStaffs festival of cycling

Thousands of people took part in a big celebration of cycling at the Shugborough estate. The RideStaffs Staffordshire Cycling Festival took place from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd July. Some of the UK and Europe’s top pro cyclists competed in two elite British Cycling races on the Friday and Saturday evenings. And the bike-riding public got in on the action too, ...

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A little bit of an announcement…

Hi there, it’s Jamie. I’m writing to let you know that – after almost six years – I’m going to be ending my work with A Little Bit of Stone very soon. Don’t worry, the website and the social media channels will carry on. They’ll be run by Jon Cook – who I’ve run A Little Bit of Stone with for ...

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Gaming geeks ready for battle in Stone


Board gamers will be battling it out this weekend in Stone at a two-day Geek Festival at the Crown Hotel – and raising money for two charities. Organised by Stone’s Staffordshire Wargaming Guild, the event will see two featured games. On Saturday 9th July from 10am until 10.30pm there’s sci-fi tabletop wargame Warhammer 40,000. On Sunday 10th July – between the same times ...

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Day of free live music in Market Square on 16th July

Stone Music Festival

There’s a day of free live music in the Market Square on Saturday 16th July. Stone Town Council says it recognised the disappointment of residents at the sad demise of previous music festivals held in the town, so is staging a free music event. The day has been organised by Tony Hollinshead and Ben Owen on behalf of the town council. Tony plays bass ...

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10k walk to raise money for cardiac charity

10k walk

Parents, staff and children from Smarty’s Day Nursery will be raising money for a cardiac charity on a sponsored 10k walk on Saturday 2nd July. Nursery chef Sue Perry tragically lost her son Timothy in 2011 to hypertrophic cardomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle. He was just 19. Sue’s nursery colleagues are aiming to help Sue to raise £5,000 for Cardiac ...

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Appeal for witnesses after town centre assault


Were you in Stone town centre in the early hours of Saturday 18th June? Police are appealing for information following an unprovoked assault. At approximately 2.30am on Saturday 18th June a man was assaulted as he sat in a taxi outside the Crown and Anchor pub. The vehicle, a red VW Passat, was also damaged. An unknown male offender opened the ...

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Bogus tradesman targets older resident in Stone


Staffordshire Police has urged people to remain vigilant after an older resident in Stone was targeted by a bogus tradesman. The woman – whose age has not been revealed by police – was asked to pay £85 to clear the guttering of her house and her neighbour’s. She was informed by the male that her neighbour had agreed this work. The neighbour was ...

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