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Snowdon trek for Becky’s memorial bench

Friends and family of Becky Tait – the young woman who died on the railway line in Stone last year – are climbing Snowdon to raise money for a memorial bench in the town’s cemetery. Becky’s sister Laura Damant and other family members and friends will be doing the challenge on 22nd August and hope to raise £1,000. Laura said: “Becky’s ...

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Puppets at the pulpit for Christ Church service!

Christ Church is getting into the Stone Puppet Festival spirit with a special service on Sunday morning. The town’s first puppet festival takes place on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August, with a huge range of shows, exhibitions, workshops and more in the High Street and in the Crown Hotel. The festival has certainly caught the imagination of Christ Church ...

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Five High Street businesses broken into at the weekend

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Charity boxes, laptops, cash from tills and cash boxes were stolen as five High Street businesses were burgled over the weekend. The burglaries happened overnight on Saturday / early hours of Sunday (1st and 2nd August). Five businesses premises, including shops and offices, were broken into. In each case, the offenders gained entry by forcing an external door. Staffordshire Police have ...

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A Little Bit of Stone’s 5th birthday bash!

We’re having a party to celebrate our 5th birthday! A Little Bit of Stone has been delivering trusted news and information since August 2010 – over 3,000 stories on our website totally dedicated to Stone and goodness knows how many Facebook posts and tweets! We think this is a good excuse for a party! It’s being held at Lymestone Brewery on ...

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Air Cadet Amy’s 160km march in Holland

A 16-year-old Air Cadet Sergeant from Stone took part in a 160km four-day march in Holland. Sergeant Amy Watson from 395 Squadron of the ATC (Air Training Corps) completed the gruelling Nijmegen March with other members of the Staffordshire Wing ATC Nijmegen Team. The march had a different route each day through the landscapes of the Dutch provinces of Gelderland, Brabant and Limburg, through the city of ...

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Swynnerton Roses honoured with flowerbed and plaque

A plaque and flowerbed were officially unveiled in Stone today to honour the surviving Swynnerton Roses and those who are no longer with us. The bed, which has been planted by Stone in Bloom members at Walton Community Centre, contains 12 rose plants, each supplied by David Austin Roses and individually sponsored by a member of the community. The plaque, sponsored by George Beecham, was unveiled ...

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Call for opinions on plans to revamp county archives

Visitors to Stone farmers’ market on Saturday 1st August will be able to to have their say on plans to deliver a new vision for the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Heritage Service. The new vision for the service sets out how the 10 million historical records, 27,000 objects, 43,000 photographs and 1,800 works of art documenting the county’s past will be preserved ...

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