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Man hit by train near Stone station


UPDATE – 10th September The man very sadly died in hospital following this awful incident. He’s not been officially named yet. Our thoughts are with his family and friends   A man was taken to hospital with multiple injuries after being hit by a train near Stone station on Sunday evening (7th September). West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed to us ...

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Memorial bench for Lally on canal towpath

Kieran's mum XXX and brothers XXXX and XXX

A memorial bench for Kieran ‘Lally’ McColl was installed on the canal towpath in Stone on Saturday (6th September). Kieran’s friends and family had raised £2,000 to purchase the bench, but hit problems earlier this year when the Canal and River Trust objected to its planned location next to where Kieran had been tragically found in the canal near Weavers ...

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FOUL! Red card for anti-social dog owners


Stafford Borough Council and footballers have teamed up to show the red card to inconsiderate dog owners who allow their pets to foul pitches. The authority, along with Staffordshire FA and local leagues, have come up with a novel initiative to send a warning to dog walkers to prevent their pooches pooping on the pitches. The council has already run ...

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Man wanted in connection with assault


Police are appealing for help in tracing a man in connection with an assault in Stone at the end of July. A 49-year-old man from Tittensor suffered a severe cut to his head during the incident, which took place at around 12.20am on Sunday 27th July at Granvilles. Police today issued the still CCTV photo above and asked anyone with ...

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Crowdfunding campaign launches on 8th Sept


On Monday 8th September at 8am, A Little Bit of Stone’s crowdfunding campaign will go live. We really need your help to make the website even bigger and better. All that’s been achieved with A Little Bit of Stone over the last four years (we celebrated our fourth birthday in August – yay!) has been done by fitting it around ...

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Weather does not beat the Cadets


Army Cadets from Stone joined over 600 other Cadets and Adult Volunteer Instructors from across the County for their week long Annual Training Camp. This year’s camp was held in Warcop in the beautiful surroundings of the Cumbria countryside. Upon arrival the cadets were broken down into training groups so they could immediately start what would be a very intense ...

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Community driven funding round closing soon.

Staffordshire PCC

Groups in Stafford and Stone have just over two weeks left to bid for money to help make their communities safer from the latest round of Police and Crime Commissioner’s People Power Funding. As part of his commitment to local communities, Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis is providing £500,000 in 2014/15 through the fund in the form of grants ...

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“Team Programme” launches in Staffordshire

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Young unemployed people who want to take their first steps towards a successful career are being urged to apply for a place on a pioneering project. Safer Communities CIC in partnership with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up with The Prince’s Trust to launch the charity’s ‘Team Programme’. The three-month course is aimed at 16-25-year-olds who are not ...

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