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Top activities revealed for Staffordshire Day


The first ever Staffordshire Day takes place on 1st May and organisers have today revealed some of the top events taking place. Food festivals, arts and music events, special offers and activities from the county’s top attractions are amongst the plans for the big day. Organisers Enjoy Staffordshire and Staffordshire County Council hope to see the day as an annual ...

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Car fire on Newcastle Road in Stone

car fire

Newcastle Road in Stone was closed in both directions this afternoon (20th March) as firefighters dealt with a car fire. The closure caused delays on the A34, which was already seeing a lot more traffic following the closure of the northbound M6 between Junctions 15 and 16. We’ll update this post when we have more information about the incident on ...

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Double cross country champions for Christchurch Academy

cross country

Teams from Christchurch Academy are cross country champions after they triumphed in this year’s under-11 Stafford and District Cross Country League. After four races over four weeks, both the boys’ and girls’ teams from the Stone school came out on top. The four races were held at Shugborough, Birches Valley, Cannock Chase and here in Stone around the Common Plot. Jasmine ...

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Stoke City testimonial match for Andy Wilkinson

Andy Wilkinson

Stoke City are to stage a testimonial match for former defender Andy Wilkinson, who announced his retirement in February. The game will take place at the Britannia Stadium on Monday 16th May – 24 hours after the Potters’ final Barclays Premier League game of the season against West Ham United. Andy, who spent 15 years at the club and made almost ...

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Smart Alert app set to turn the tables on crime

smart alert app

Residents and businesses in Stone can now get free crime alerts and community safety advice through the new Staffordshire Smart Alert app. The app and website is thought to be the first of its type in the UK. The app and website, aimed at everyone over 12, has been launched by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire Matthew Ellis, and allows local ...

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The Mikado – Stone Revellers stage Gilbert & Sullivan classic

The Mikado

Stone Revellers are staging The Mikado, Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic comic opera, in the town in April. This will be Stone Revellers’ first ever Gilbert & Sullivan production and follows their first ever Shakespeare production – A Midsummer Night’s Dream – last year. The Mikado is a continually popular hit with audiences and, while this won’t be a complete reimagining, The Revellers ...

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Free microchipping ahead of change in the law


Time is running out for dog owners in Stone to get their pets microchipped before a new law comes into force next month. If your pet isn’t chipped, Stafford Borough Council is offering vouchers to 200 people which will entitle them to have their dogs chipped absolutely free of charge.   The microchipping vouchers can be redeemed at The Island Veterinary Associates at ...

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