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Closure of M6 bridge delayed until September

M6 bridge

The closure of a main road across the M6 near Stone will be delayed until September following talks by the county council and Highways England. This will allow essential maintenance of nearby Meece Road to go ahead over the coming weeks and enable people and businesses to travel with less disruption. We’d reported on Monday how some residents were facing ...

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Attempted robbery in Stone: appeal for witnesses


Staffordshire Police is appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery in Stone last night (Tuesday 7th June). At around 10.30pm last night, a male had purchased some takeaway food on Lichfield Road. He then walked down the service road at the side of Flames takeaway shop on to Abbey Street, where he turned left and walked over the dirt footpath ...

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Coast-to-coast challenge for Stone cyclists


Six intrepid cyclists are taking part in one of the toughest one-day events in the country on 25th June. The members of Stone’s Velo-M cycling club are tackling a sportive known as “Coast-2-Coast In A Day.” This event is 150 miles long and includes 15,000 feet of climbing, with ascents of some of the toughest climbs in the country, a few with ...

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Businesses rally to support RideStaffs cycling festival


Staffordshire’s biggest cycling festival, RideStaffs, has won the support of businesses ranging from major players in the cycling industry through to small, Staffordshire independents. The business backing reflects the standing of the event, now in its 6th year, both locally and in British cycling’s sporting calendar. Taking place at Shugborough over the weekend of Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd July, ...

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Dean’s degree show exhibition has pedal power!

Student Dean Morris, currently living in Nottingham but originally from Stone, will be exhibiting his work at Nottingham Trent University degree show until Saturday 11th June. Dean is also making a name for himself as an actor. Dean’s no stranger to charitable causes.  Last year he joined in the flan-flinging fun at a Tiswas birthday party in Stone to raise funds for Chris ...

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Local artist joins forces with AED Donate

AED Donate

Stone charity AED Donate has teamed up with local artist Lauren Ward of Nova & Me to create a limited edition print to fund a seventh defibrillator in the town. Sudden cardiac arrest kills approximately 100,000 people a year in the UK. There are no warning signs but through awareness and the appearance of community defibrillators, this shocking statistic can be ...

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M6 bridge to be closed for five months

M6 bridge

UPDATE: 8TH JUNE The closure of the M6 bridge has been delayed until September. Full story HERE   Work on the M6 bridge on Eccleshall Road will see a total closure to traffic for five months. Kier will be carrying out the ‘parapet replacement scheme’ on behalf of Highways England. Work is planned to start on Monday 13th June until ...

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Fire Service Awards nominees revealed

MORE Awards

Teams and individuals from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Services HQ in Stone are up for awards at the service’s annual MORE Awards. The MORE Awards aim to highlight the excellent work carried out by operational and support staff as well as voluntary members of the team and partnership agencies.  The winners will be announced during a ceremony at the County ...

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