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Cement mixer overturns at Aston roundabout

Considerable delays were encountered by northbound traffic on the A34 this morning on the approach to Aston roundabout. A cement mixer somehow managed to turn over, reducing the roundabout to a single lane. Thankfully no other vehicle was involved and, although rather shocked, the mixer driver was not injured. It took two recovery vehicles a couple of hours to lift ...

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Stone ramblers head for the mountains of Mallorca

A group of ramblers from Stone are flying out to Mallorca later this month to explore the mountain trails of the Serra de Tramuntana. Away from its popular holiday resorts, there is another, more rugged and traditional side of the island. Running along the island’s north-western coastline, the spectacular 50-mile chain of the Serra de Tramuntana is crossed by mountain ...

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Choir on the hunt for singers

The Revellations Choir (part of Stone Revellers) is on the look-out for new members. Anyone in the town interested in singing with a friendly community choir instead of in the shower is invited to try the choir out at one of its Monday night rehearsals. The Revellations Choir meets every Monday night from 7.30pm to 10pm at St Michael’s Hall ...

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Big screen debut for Stone salon

A popular Stone salon takes pride of place on the big screen in a new movie about the Northern Soul scene of the 1970s. The national premiere of SoulBoy took place at the Kings Hall in Stoke recently and the film is set for cinemas across the country on September 3rd. The coming-of-age movie is set in Stoke in 1974 ...

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5.30am deliveries to Morrisons: a problem or not?

I have just received information from Stafford Borough Council that changes are to take place regarding early morning deliveries to Morrisons supermarket. Historically there  has been an agreement that no deliveries would be made to the supermarket before 7.00 a.m. or after 10.00 p.m. This agreement has been in place for many years following complaints about noise from neighbours in ...

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Congratulations Streetscene

It isn’t very often that I have cause to congratulate Stafford Borough Council but today I must eat humble pie and say “Well done Streetscene – a fantastic job done so quickly!” I am referring to a problem that was brought to my attention earlier this week by a resident of Bromfield Court whose property backs onto the Christchurch Way public car ...

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Children take the Space Hop challenge

More than 300 children are taking part in this year’s summer reading challenge at Stone library. The Space Hop – a national scheme at libraries all over the country – encourages youngsters to keep reading over the long school break. And it’s certainly caught the imagination of Stone youngsters – with around 320 signed up at the High Street library. ...

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Drive for more foster carers in Stone

The Staffordshire Adoption & Fostering recruitment bus (or Reggie, as he’s known) was in the town centre on Monday 23rd August to spread the word about the need for more foster carers in the town. Apparently, the service needs another 20 foster carers in the Stone area to meet current needs. Experienced foster carers and social workers will be at ...

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