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St Dominic’s Students Celebrate 100% Pass Rate!

Results day was 2016 was a resounding success for St Dominic’s staff and pupils, with a fantastic 100% pass rate! 90% of students achieved more than 5 subjects at grades A*-C, and 64% of  all subject entries were at Grade A*-B. One student to be celebrating in particular was  Bethany Barrett who achieved A*/A grades in 11 subjects (6A*s and 5A’s). All ...

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Top Marks for Alleynes Students!

Alleyne's Academy

GCSE students hit the high notes at Alleynes, with 2016 being among some of the best results years in the Academy’s history! A whopping 73% of the 16 year olds achieved a grade A*-C including English & Maths, and  enjoyed their highest progress percentages ever, with 88% making expected progress in English, and 76% in Maths. 36 students obtained 5 ...

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Official : Joe Clarke Homecoming

Joe Clarke Homecoming

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Stone Town Council, with the Stafford and Stone Canoe Club, are preparing to welcome our Olympic gold medal winner, Joe Clarke, back to Stone in style. Bank Holiday Monday will see Stone High Street and Westbridge Park transformed into a fitting showcase for a champion.  Westbridge Park will be welcoming guests from ...

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Appeal for information following photography theft

Daniel Moore Photography on the Whitebridge Estate was broken into between 12pm on Tuesday 23rd August and 9pm Wednesday 24th August. Camera and computer equipment worth in excess of £9,000 was stolen in the theft. The photography equipment that’s been taken includes; Canon 5d Mkiii Camera body Canon 24-70mm F2.8 Lens Fuji Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2 R Fuji Xpro 2 ...

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Recruitment drive for retained firefighters

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched a recruitment drive to boost the number of retained (on call) firefighters for its stations in the west of the county. Retained crew members are being sought at Stone, Eccleshall, Rising Brook, Brewood and Gnosall. Part-time firefighters provide emergency response cover from either their home or work base, which needs to be within five ...

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Tourism drive for Staffordshire’s glorious gardens

A drive to increase visitor numbers for Staffordshire’s garden attractions has been launched. Enjoy Staffordshire has created the new Staffordshire Garden Trail, featuring 20 of the county’s most beautiful gardens, and a Staffordshire garden short break package to help celebrate two major national campaigns, the Year of the English Garden, and the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ ...

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Team GB Set to Inspire Staffordshire Cyclists

Gold! Multiple medals for the Team GB Cyclists are expected to spur on Staffordshire cyclists. Jason Kenny, Laura Trott have brought home 5 Gold medals between them, with Mark Cavendish adding to the 11 medal cycling haul with a Silver, and our success in Rio is likely to bring on a renewed love of pedal power back home. Staffordshire riders ...

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Staffordshire unemployment claimant figure 1% since last year

Staffordshire’s unemployment claimant figure has been 1% or less since March last year, latest statistics have confirmed. The county has consistently been well below national and regional figures. July’s statistics show Staffordshire with a figure of 0.9% the same as the previous month. Staffordshire currently has the lowest figure of any of the West Midlands strategic council areas. The national ...

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Staffordshire Police issue scams warnings

Staffordshire Police have recently issued warnings for residents to be on their guard following two separate scams which could be potentially circulating in the area, and which they could unwittingly fall victim to. The first warning concerns a courier fraud phone scam. Two reports were received recently of suspicious phone calls from someone claiming to be from a PPI company. It’s ...

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Happy 6th birthday to us!

Happy Birthday

A Little Bit of Stone marks it’s 6th year birthday today*! From its birth in August 2010 the story of A Little Bit of Stone (ALBOS) has gone from strength to strength thanks to the hard and dedicated work of all those involved in the site and equally important our fantastic readers. (*Our actual birthday has moved around over the ...

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