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In Pictures: Alleyne’s Year 11 Prom

In Pictures: Alleyne’s Year 11 Prom

Thanks to an American trend, the school prom has become a major event for every  school  leaver . And the Stone House Hotel was again the host of the annual Year 11 Alleyne’s Prom. More photos taken on the night can be found here 

Another charitable donation for Claire Hubbard

Another charitable donation  for Claire Hubbard

After a 12-hour darts marathon between the Pheasant and Talbot Ladies, the 2 darts teams managed to raise a grand total of £810 for ill-Eccleshall mum Claire Hubbard. So far, family and friends have helped Claire raise over £20,000 – funds she needs not just to get to America but to also have the life...

In Pictures: St. Michael’s Kenyan Day

In Pictures: St. Michael’s Kenyan Day

Seventy-five pupils Year 4 from St. Michael’s First School held a Kenyan Day last Friday for friends, family and the younger pupils. For the past 6 weeks, Year 4 have been learning about Kenya as a country, but also the way of life, and they were keen to show off their understands to their...

Look out tummy! Here comes summer!

Look out tummy! Here comes summer!

So you have a summer holiday booked. You have your favourite swim-gear ready, but things seem a little tighter than last year. Maybe you picture your self walking along the beach with the perfect bikini body or ‘strutting your stuff’, showing off your abs, but you seem to be running out of time? Daniel,...

Police station relocation moves a step nearer

Police station relocation moves a step nearer

The relocation of Stone police station into the town council building in Station Road has taken a step closer. Staffordshire Police have submitted planning applications to Stafford Borough Council to make the necessary alterations at the town council building. The planned move by the police was revealed in 2011 as part of wider police...

Hidden Gems of Stone – Boo-tique

Hidden Gems of Stone – Boo-tique

David Leech from Pelham Puppets continues the Hidden Gems of Stone series of articles about the many independent traders in the town.  Please use the comments below to tell us if there’s any business you’d like us to cover. Part 2: Boo-tique As a young child I recall enjoying the simple game of hide’n’seek...

From Stone to Japan, one man’s crusade

From Stone to Japan, one man’s crusade

As human beings we are often emotionally affected by the things we see and hear about in the news.  Sometimes we take a moment to be thankful that we’re safe, sometimes we donate to an appeal and sometimes we become so involved that we set about raising awareness and try and do something that...

Chelsea Flower Show gold for Stone nursery

Chelsea Flower Show gold for Stone nursery

A family-run herb nursery from Stone has won a gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show for its work on a garden with the ‘World of Beatrix Potter’ tourist attraction in Cumbria. Hooksgreen Herbs supplied all the herbs and plants for the ‘Enchanting World of Peter Rabbit Herb Garden’, which was designed by award-winning...

Memorial bench plan for Lally

Memorial bench plan for Lally

The family of Kieran ‘Lally’ McColl is raising money for a memorial bench in the town in memory of Lally - please donate if you can. Lally, who was 21, went missing on 8th May and, tragically, his body was found in the canal in Stone a few days later. His younger brother Trav has started a campaign to...

Jobs up for grabs at The Crown Hotel

Jobs up for grabs at The Crown Hotel

Jobs are up for grabs at The Crown Hotel in Stone, which will be re-opening again soon. Bar, waiting staff and chefs are needed – as the notices that went up today at The Crown Hotel in the High Street show.

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