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Boy and his grandma in hospital after dog attack

New Stone police post

A three-year-old boy and his grandma are in hospital after being attacked by a dog at a family farm. Police say the incident was in the “mid-Staffordshire area” but haven’t revealed more details of exactly where the attack happened. Emergency services were called to the farm just after 5pm on Wednesday (1st April) after a French Mastiff apparently escaped from its pen ...

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Service launches ‘Flames Aren’t Games’ campaign

Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and rescue Authority

Parents in Stone and across the county are being urged to inform their children that they could face imprisonment or a fine of up to £5,000 if they deliberately set fires. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning people that a small deliberate fire can turn into a big problem with far-reaching consequences. It has launched its annual Flames Aren’t Games campaign ...

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Appeal for witnesses after RTC in Hilderstone

New Stone police post

Staffordshire Police is appealing for witnesses to a serious RTC in Hilderstone. The collision happened on Sandon Road at around 10.25pm on Monday night, near to its junction with Dingle Lane. A silver Honda Civic left the road and collided with the front wall of a property near to the Roebuck pub. The 25 year-old male driver suffered serious head injuries and ...

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Town unites in support for Stone Community Hub

Karen Wardell, centre, with Stone Community Hub trustees, volunteers and users

Stone Community Hub raised over £20,000 through its crowdfunding campaign to make sure that its vital services for the town can continue. Donations from individuals, businesses and charities across the made sure the campaign was a huge success – and manager Karen Wardell and the trustees have said a big thank you to everyone for their support. Trustee Ian Fordham ...

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Meeting called over latest Walton homes plan

The proposed location of the housing development

  Local residents are holding a meeting on Wednesday 1st April on the number of new housing developments in Walton. The meeting will be held on the lounge of The Lamb pub at 7.30pm and has been organised by Phil Ruscoe and Jim Hanvey. David Wilson Homes has submitted a planning application to Stafford Borough Council for a proposed residential development ...

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Anna West heads east for World Scout Jamboree!

Anna West

Anna West, a member of Stone and Eccleshall Girlguiding, has been selected to be part of the International Service Team which will be helping to look after some 42,000 scouts and guides from around the world this summer at the 23rd World Scout Jamboree, which is being held in Japan’s Yamaguchi City. Four years ago, Anna – aged 21 – ...

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Time capsule buried at community fire station

Fire station time capsule featured

A time capsule was buried at Stone’s new community fire station as part of a community event to celebrate the new facility. Stone Watch Manager Mike Burnside was joined by daughter Sadie and other pupils from Christ Church Academy for the capsule burying ceremony on Monday 23rd March. The capsule contains photographs and ID cards of the current crew, pictures of ...

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Show homes open at Millers Reach development

Millers Reach

Show homes are now open at Millers Reach, Taylor Wimpey’s new development off Tilling Drive. The three-bedroom ‘Aldenham’ and four-bedroom ‘Haddenham’ show properties are open from Thursday to Monday from 11am to 5pm. Carl Cooke, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey, said: “These two show homes are truly stunning properties which provide tantalising glimpses of the amazing lifestyle homebuyers ...

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A34 gap closure put on hold

Logo featured

Staffordshire County Council has put the closure of the A34 gap by Whitemill Lane on hold after a campaign by local people – and says it wants to hear residents’ views on what should be done to improve road safety there. Campaigners said closing the junction opposite the fire station would cause extra traffic on Manor Rise and the flat-roof estate, ...

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Granvilles picks up Best Bar None award

Granvilles staff being presented with their Best Bar None award for Best Overall in Stone by Councillor Jeremy Pert.  Congratulations!  Cheers!

Granvilles picked up an award at the Stafford Borough Best Bar None awards. The top two prizes were awarded to The Post House, who took home the Best Overall award for Stafford,  while perennially popular live music venue Granvilles won Best Overall for Stone. Other winners on the night included The Bear Grill who won Best Pub, the Swan Hotel ...

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