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Sky lantern tribute to Becky Tait

sky lanterns

Family and friends of Becky Tait, the young woman from Stone who died after being hit by a train on Sunday 9th November, released sky lanterns and balloons on Saturday evening in her memory. Over 50 people gathered at Westbridge Park on 15th November for the emotional tribute, organised by Becky’s close friend and former partner Jamie Stanway. The Sentinel ...

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Rotarians raise over £2k for Children in Need

Pudsey at Walton Priory Middle School earlier this week

Stone Rotary Club raised more than £2,000 in their street collection for Children in Need today (Friday 14th November). Rotarians braved the downpours this morning to collect from people in the town centre and from motorists at the Christchurch Way / High Street junction. Staff at Barclays in the High Street started to count the cash from the dozens of ...

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Town council to make bid for youth centre

Stone youth centre

Stone Town Council will be putting in a bid to take over Stone youth centre when it’s closed by Staffordshire County Council on 31st December. The decision could see the youth centre being run by the town council from 1st January 2015 and the Frank Jordan Centre handed back to owners Stafford Borough Council (more on why that can happen HERE). ...

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Have your say on revised bus services

Bus stop

If you use Stone’s local bus services, make sure you have your say in a new Staffordshire County Council consultation. A full review of the town’s services was carried out at the end of last year and the council now wants people’s views on several of the revised routes that are currently operating in and around the Stone area to ...

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Stone drama teacher to make pro panto debut

Nick Earnshaw (2)

A teacher from Rooftop Studios’ Pop School and Stage Academy’s (PSSA) in Stone is set to make his professional directorial debut in a production of a self-penned pantomime at the Sherringham Little Theatre in Norfolk later this year. Entitled ‘Robin Hood and His Merry Crew, The Panto’, the production was written by Nick Earnshaw and is an hilarious reimagining of ...

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Family statement after tragic railway death

Becky Tait

The family of the young woman who died after being hit by a train on Sunday have thanked people in the town for their support since the tragic incident and shared a photograph. They sent us this statement and the photograph above today: Sadly, on Sunday 9th November at around 6.15pm, Becky Tait, aged 20, tragically took her own life ...

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Council plans craft market shake-up

craft market

Stone Town Council is looking to shelve its current craft and collectibles market and create a new one on a different date in the month. The council’s services sub-committee is looking at moving the market from the second Saturday of each month to the third, to get more stallholders involved and to increase the number of people visiting. The issue ...

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