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Stafford man denies murder of Connan McLeod

Stafford man denies murder of Connan McLeod

A Stafford man has pleaded not guilty to the murder of 22-year-old Connan McLeod from Stone. Twenty-six-year old Daniel Allott appeared via video link at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court on Monday 23rd June. He was charged with the murder of Connan, who was fatally stabbed in the early hours of April 12th in Whitemill Lane...

Appeal for donations to Stone food bank

Appeal for donations to Stone food bank

The Signpost Centre in Stone says demand for its food bank has increased, and it is asking people in the town to donate items. The centre teamed up with Morrisons earlier this month to collect items for their food bank, and a donation box will be in the store’s entrance area for the next...

No no no no……yes, Dibley raises £1000

No no no no……yes, Dibley raises £1000

Stone Revellers are proud to announce that during their fantastic production of The Vicar of Dibley, the society managed to raise £1000 for Comic Relief. When Stone Revellers decided to perform The Vicar of Dibley for the very popular summer comedy slot, they contacted Tiger Aspect Productions and the agents of Richard Curtis who...

Val’s 70 miles in her 70th year!

Val’s 70 miles in her 70th year!

It’s the St Michael’s 10k road race on Sunday (22nd June) and for one 69-year-old Stone lady, it’s just one of many races she’s running in her 70th year to raise money for a charity very close to her heart. Val Stuart from Yarnfield – who will be 70 on 1st November – is...

Consultation on ward boundaries nears end

Consultation on ward boundaries nears end

Time is running out to tell the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England what you think of proposals for new council ward boundaries in Stone and across Stafford Borough.

Grimewatch, can you help?

Grimewatch, can you help?

The latest pictures of illegally dumped rubbish across Stafford Borough have been posted online. ‘Grimewatch’ is a borough council initiative to help catch fly tippers with the help of the public. Residents are asked to provide information from pictures and details of the ‘unsolved grimes’ featured at www.staffordbc.gov.uk/grimewatch. The latest photos include seven black...

Hidden Gems of Stone – Nail Diva

Hidden Gems of Stone – Nail Diva

You should know the drill by now, David Leech from Pelham Puppets continues the Hidden Gems of Stone series. Part 4: Nail Diva “Looking good and feeling good is important to people,” Gill Williams from Liverpool Community College told the BBC in an interview recently. “Getting your nails done is not just a luxury...

Stone soldier on National Trust WW1 tankard

Stone soldier on National Trust WW1 tankard

A Stone man who lost his life at the Battle of the Somme in 1916 is featured on a commemorative tankard produced by the National Trust to mark the centenary of the First World War - and it’s all thanks to his great-grandson. Illustrator Mat Edwards produced the artwork for the National Trust’s commemorative range and, as part of his...

National final for young Stone entrepreneurs

National final for young Stone entrepreneurs

A group of young entrepreneurs from Alleyne's Academy has continued the school's amazing record in the Young Enterprise competition by making the national final of this year's contest.

New printing press for Panda

New printing press for Panda

Panda Press took delivery of their new, 10-tonne printing press on Sunday morning. The ring road was closed temporarily to allow the five-colour ‘GH525 B3′ Hans Gronhi press to be delivered safely. And the new machine will see the specialist Stone print and design company going from strength to strength. Managing director Laurence Tunnicliffe...

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