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Stone’s Harry Gillow in University Challenge final

University Challenge

A Stone student will be in the final of University Challenge on Monday 13th April alongside fellow students from Oxford’s Magdalen College. Harry Gillow, who read Classics at Magdalen, will be hoping to lift the legendary University Challenge trophy with team-mates Chris Savory (Chemistry), Hugh Binnie (Chemistry) and Cameron Quinn (Philosophy and French) after they beat a team from St Peter’s ...

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Legal advice clinic at Stone Community Hub

Stone Community Hub

The next Family Legal Advice Clinic at Stone Community Hub will be held on Monday 13th April. Amy Bedford, head of family law at Pickering & Butters will be offering both an appointment and walk- in service on the day. Amy said: “There are appointments available at 10am and 11am and a walk-in service between 11am and noon. Following my colleagues experiencing busy mornings at ...

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Boy and his grandma in hospital after dog attack

New Stone police post

A three-year-old boy and his grandma are in hospital after being attacked by a dog at a family farm. Police say the incident was in the “mid-Staffordshire area” but haven’t revealed more details of exactly where the attack happened. Emergency services were called to the farm just after 5pm on Wednesday (1st April) after a French Mastiff apparently escaped from its pen ...

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Service launches ‘Flames Aren’t Games’ campaign

Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and rescue Authority

Parents in Stone and across the county are being urged to inform their children that they could face imprisonment or a fine of up to £5,000 if they deliberately set fires. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning people that a small deliberate fire can turn into a big problem with far-reaching consequences. It has launched its annual Flames Aren’t Games campaign ...

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Appeal for witnesses after RTC in Hilderstone

New Stone police post

Staffordshire Police is appealing for witnesses to a serious RTC in Hilderstone. The collision happened on Sandon Road at around 10.25pm on Monday night, near to its junction with Dingle Lane. A silver Honda Civic left the road and collided with the front wall of a property near to the Roebuck pub. The 25 year-old male driver suffered serious head injuries and ...

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Town unites in support for Stone Community Hub

Karen Wardell, centre, with Stone Community Hub trustees, volunteers and users

Stone Community Hub raised over £20,000 through its crowdfunding campaign to make sure that its vital services for the town can continue. Donations from individuals, businesses and charities across the made sure the campaign was a huge success – and manager Karen Wardell and the trustees have said a big thank you to everyone for their support. Trustee Ian Fordham ...

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Meeting called over latest Walton homes plan

David Wilson Homes

  Local residents are holding a meeting on Wednesday 1st April on the number of new housing developments in Walton. The meeting will be held on the lounge of The Lamb pub at 7.30pm and has been organised by Phil Ruscoe and Jim Hanvey. David Wilson Homes has submitted a planning application to Stafford Borough Council for a proposed residential development ...

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Anna West heads east for World Scout Jamboree!

Anna West

Anna West, a member of Stone and Eccleshall Girlguiding, has been selected to be part of the International Service Team which will be helping to look after some 42,000 scouts and guides from around the world this summer at the 23rd World Scout Jamboree, which is being held in Japan’s Yamaguchi City. Four years ago, Anna – aged 21 – ...

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