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Farmers’ market flashmob from Grease stars!

Farmers’ market flashmob from Grease stars!

  Young performers from Stone took to the farmers’ market on Saturday to spread the word about their next performance. Students from the ‘Pop School and Stage Academy’ based at the town’s Rooftop Studios surprised shoppers by performing songs from Grease: The Musical, which they’re staging at the Mitchell Memorial Theatre in Hanley over...

Appeal after fire extinguisher incident in Stone

Appeal after fire extinguisher incident in Stone

A fire extinguisher was set off through a letterbox at a property in Lichfield Street, Stone, on Sunday night. Police were called at around 10.40pm. A spokesman said: “The hose from a fire extinguisher had been put through the letterbox and the extinguisher triggered, causing the foam to cover the floor of the porch....

Appeal over Stone’s First World War soldiers

Appeal over Stone’s First World War soldiers

Stone Historical and Civic Society need your help to tell the stories of men from Stone who lost their lives in the First World War. Their aim it to write a short account of all those men from Stone who were killed during the war or shortly afterwards as a result of injuries sustained...

Be a volunteer lock keeper in Stone

Be a volunteer lock keeper in Stone

The Canal and River Trust is looking for people in Stone who would like to be volunteer lock keepers on the Trent and Mersey through the town. The role of a lock keeper is to “provide a friendly welcome to visitors, assist boaters through locks and help maintain the lock areas”. No previous experience...

Stone entrepreneurs go straight to the PM!

Stone entrepreneurs go straight to the PM!

It’s the Young Enterprise trade fair in Stone’s Market Square on Saturday 1st February when teams of entrepreneurs from schools in Stone and Stafford will be selling their products. There is more information about the event HERE One of the key tests for the teams is their marketing skills. One of the Young Enterprise...

Apology from Stoke council leader over HS2 plans

Apology from Stoke council leader over HS2 plans

The leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council will be meeting councillors in Stone soon to explain the city’s bid for a HS2 station – and its impact on Stone – in more detail. Stone Town Council issued the press release below on Thursday evening, in which it says Cllr Mohammed Pervez, the leader of Stoke-on-Trent...

Stone mayor’s blog – what a busy Christmas!

Stone mayor’s blog – what a busy Christmas!

Here’s the latest instalment of Stone town mayor Jill Piggott’s blog for A Little Bit of Stone. And the run-up to Christmas was an extremely busy time! Friday 15th November We attended Lichfield Mayor and Sheriff’s charity dinner, held in the town hall. It was a lovely evening, a great menu followed a very entertaining...

Use Stone library? Let the county council know

Use Stone library? Let the county council know

Staffordshire County Council wants people who use Stone library to tell them how and why they use it. The council will be formally consulting on plans for the future of the county library service in the summer – but it first wants to find out how local people and community groups use their library....

Send your loved one a Valentine’s message!

Send your loved one a Valentine’s message!

A Little Bit of Stone wants to play Cupid this Valentine’s Day! You can send your loved one a special Valentine’s message (clean, please) and we’ll publish all that we receive here on the website on Valentine’s morning for all to see. You can send your message – and a photo if you like...

Stone Round Table Santa raises £3,300

Stone Round Table Santa raises £3,300

It seems like ages ago now, but Stone Round Table’s Santa tour round Stone took place again in the build-up to the big day in December. You can see where Santa got to HERE. The Santa Dash has raised a brilliant £3,300 for local charities and good causes. Thanks to everyone who donated and...

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