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Get well soon, Gavin

Get well soon, Gavin

All the very best wishes to Gavin Stocks, who’s been in hospital with a major facial infection. Gavin was Stone Army Cadets’ flag bearer at Sunday’s First World War centenary service in Stonefield Park. He was taken straight to hospital after the parade and told he was very lucky that it hadn’t spread to...

Call for views on inconsiderate school parking

Call for views on inconsiderate school parking

Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Matthew Ellis is asking people in Stone for their views on whether inconsiderate or disruptive parking outside schools is a problem.

Stone’s lost sons from WW1 remembered

Stone’s lost sons from WW1 remembered

The names of the 148 men from Stone who lost their lives in the First World War were read out at an emotional centenary service in Stonefield Park on Sunday (3rd August). The service was led by Rev Ian Cardinal from St Michael’s Church. He told the hundreds of people who had gathered: “We...

Trinity students mark Great War centenary

Trinity students mark Great War centenary

I had the pleasure of seeing the students from Stone’ s Trinity Skills for Life put on their annual show this week at St Dominic’s Priory Hall. If you don’t know, Trinity Skills for Life is an innovative project for young people with learning disabilities based on the Whitebridge Estate in Stone. You can...

Linda’s First World War window tribute

Linda’s First World War window tribute

Linda Blackburn from Birchill & Watson pharmacy on Stone High Street has created a wonderful shop-window tribute for the centenary of the start of the First World War. Customers and staff members at the pharmacy have donated photographs and other items, and shared stories of their family members’ involvement in the Great War. All...

Big extension for Shires Vets in Stone

Big extension for Shires Vets in Stone

Shires Veterinary Practice in Stone is having a major expansion and refurbishment of its popular Eccleshall Road surgery. Work will start on phase one of the project – the extension to the rear and back of their current building – on 18th August and is expected to be completed next February. The extended surgery...

Have your say on flood risk reduction

Have your say on flood risk reduction

People in Stone can have their say on how flood risk can be reduced in the town and across the county as Staffordshire County Council adopts a joint plan with Shropshire. The county council is the lead authority on local flooding and is working with Shropshire Council, as it says that authority shares similar...

Labour selects candidate for General Election

Labour selects candidate for General Election

The Labour Party has selected its candidate for the Stone constituency for the 2015 General Election. Cheadle resident Sam Hale will be running for Parliament for Labour for the Stone seat, which is the largest in Staffordshire and also covers Cheadle, Tean and Forsbrook in the Staffordshire Moorlands, Eccleshall, Gnosall and Blythe Bridge in Stafford...

Plan for Walton housing resubmitted

Plan for Walton housing resubmitted

Taylor Wimpey is resubmitting a planning application for up to 92 homes on farmland off Eccleshall Road in Walton - and has appealed against the decision earlier this year to refuse its original plans.

Rooftop Studios keeps it in the family

Rooftop Studios keeps it in the family

It’s the end of an era for Stone’s Rooftop Studios performing arts school as Principal Elaine Bird takes a step back and daughter Laura Keeling takes the helm. Elaine, who originally established the studio as GEMS Youth Theatre with her friend Sara Christie back in 1990, has helped thousands of youngsters to reach their...

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