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Terror awaits on the farm this Halloween!


A whole new world of horror is set to be unleashed in Staffordshire this Halloween, with the launch of a new attraction from the award-winning Twisted Attractions team. Having enjoyed huge success at its original venue in Birmingham, Twisted Attractions has relocated to a 600 acre working farm near Penkridge in Staffordshire which, just 1 mile from J13 of the ...

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Tributes paid to ‘Mustang Keith’


Tributes have been paid to Stone musician ‘Mustang Keith’, who has sadly passed away. Keith was a familiar face at both Ben Owen and Paul Walker’s open mic nights, and an accomplished harmonica player.  One of his favourite numbers to perform was the classic Mustang Sally, which earned him the nickname ‘Mustang Keith’. Former Stone resident Phil Mitchell, who often ...

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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue – Rip Off Britain

Kelvin Knapper

Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service will feature on ‘Rip Off Britain’ this week on Thursday 15th September as part of an investigation carried out by the BBC on ‘graphene heaters’. After receiving a call late last November fire investigation officer Kelvin Knapper came across a new type of fitted ‘graphene’ heater in Staffordshire after an incident. Said Kelvin “After investigating ...

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Bikeability cycle training puts young people safely in the saddle


School children from Stone will continue to benefit from free cycling training over the next three years. Bikeability, the National Standard cycling proficiency scheme, run by Staffordshire County Council provides secondary school aged children with free biking lessons to encourage safer cycling. The training enables children to progress from traffic free riding to quiet residential roads, before building confidence on ...

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Stone branch of HSBC set to close on 25th November


While online banking is certainly advantageous and convenient, it has led to a gradual decrease in the use of High Street banks over-the-counter services, culminating in their closure. The latest casualty is Stone’s branch of HSBC, located on the High Street, which will be closing its doors for the last time on Friday 25th November. Existing HSBC customers accounts will ...

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History message in a bottle

Pictured are Councillors Jeremy Pert, Mike Smith and Head of Leisure and Culture, Adam Hill.  No details were given as to the gentleman on the far right's identity!

A collection of old glass and stoneware bottles discovered during excavations at Norton Bridge have gone on display. The late 19th and early 20th Century bottles were found as part of works to create a flyover on the railway line at Norton Bridge, and are on display at Stafford’s Ancient High House. The collection has been added to the Marson ...

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Handbags and gladrags to be a weekly hit


Residents in Stone and the wider borough can now have their old clothes and electrical items taken by the binmen (not Rod Stewart!) every week. The borough council say householders can bag up clothes, shoes and handbags, for example, and leave them by the side of any bin on their collection day. The same goes for smaller electrical items such ...

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10,000 Facebook Likes!

Facebook Likes

On the 1st of September 2016 we smashed through the 10,000 Facebook likes barrier and we wanted to say a massive thank you to each and everyone of you who like, share, comment and read what we do. Our Facebook page has doubled its following in the past 2 years and is the main source of people who visit our ...

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