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Advent Windows countdown begins in Stone!

The First Noel is sung at Costa on Sunday 1st December

The countdown to Christmas has started in Stone with the opening of the first few Advent Windows in the town centre. Businesses and local charities and organisations have teamed up to open one window each day right up to Christmas Eve, with each window themed around a different Christmas song or carol. There will be a Christmas carol walk around ...

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25-year-old dies in Eccleshall Road crash

Staffordshire Police

A 25-year-old woman from Walton died in a road accident near the M6 in Stone. Julie Faye Johnson, of Churchill Road, Walton, died in the accident on the B5026 Eccleshall Road near to the bridge over the motorway. She was driving a blue Peugeot 206 when it hit a gate post and wall of a property. Police and paramedics were ...

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Have your say on new ward boundaries

There is still time for people in Stone to tell the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England where they think new ward boundaries should be drawn in Stone and across Stafford Borough.  The Commission is asking people and organisations for their help to produce a new pattern of wards for 40 borough councillors, 19 fewer than the current arrangements. ...

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Stone mayor Jill Piggott’s blog

Jill Piggott

Here’s Stone mayor Jill Piggott’s latest blog… Thursday 3rd October Stella Windsor, who is the co-ordinator of the Stone Alzheimers support group, invited us to their 7th anniversary at Christ Church Centre. It was a privilege to meet the members and all of the support and volunteers of the group. The room was filled with happiness and laughter. We were ...

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Charity shops are a ‘lifeline for high streets’

Many people see charity shops on a high street as a sign of a town centre’s decline. However, a new report from a leading national think tank says that charity shops act as a “life support” on Britain’s high streets, providing a number of benefits for local businesses, residents and communities. There are seven charity shops on Stone High Street. ...

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Firefighters reunited at Stone station event

More than 50 former retained firefighters and officers joined serving crew members in Stone to celebrate the station’s rich and varied history. Tuesday night’s event was held so that people could share memories about the current fire station, which has served the town since July 1975, before it is replaced by a new community facility. People also took along old ...

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Stone rugby players go pink for local derby!

Stone rugby players will have their Movember moustaches dyed pink for a clash with local rivals Eccleshall this weekend to raise money for breast cancer charities! Stone Rugby Club’s players have been taking part in Movember all this month to raise money in support of charities related to men’s health. However, they are going one step further on Saturday 30th ...

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Huge Stone effort for Operation Christmas Child

The boxes are packed and wrapped at Manor Hill First School

Over 400 Christmas gift boxes are on their way to Belarus after churches, community groups and businesses in Stone joined forces in a huge effort for the Operation Christmas Child campaign. An amazing 408 boxes were filled and they all include items like clothing, toiletries, stationery, toys, sweets, soft toys and hair accessories. Donations were collected across the town and ...

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Macavity masterclass for Stone’s budding stars


  Budding stars of stage and screen at Stone’s Pop School & Stage Academy (PSSA) were in for a special treat during half term as they were put through their paces by a cast member from CATS the musical during a special workshop. The Professional Masterclass took place at PSSA’s Rooftop Studios base on Tuesday 29th October, led by West End ...

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Deputy Commissioner makes history in Stone

After 300 years of tradition, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Arnold made history by becoming the first woman to attend the annual dinner for the Stone Association for the Prosecution of Felons. Along with sister organisations in Hanley, Burslem and Stoke-on-Trent, the association’s roots go back to the late 1700s before Sir Robert Peel started his embryonic police force. ...

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