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Missing teenager found safe in Stone

Have you seen Faye Fellows in Stone?

Police said today that a teenager who had been missing from her home in Dudley has been found safe and well in Stone. Faye Fellows, who is 14, was last seen on Saturday 18th January when she left her home on Lancaster Road, Brierley Hill, to meet a friend. She is described as white, 5ft 4ins tall with long brown ...

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Work starts on level crossing footbridge

The level crossing at Whitebridge Lane in Stone

Work has started on a pedestrian footbridge at the Whitebridge Lane level crossing. The work starts as Network Rail announced that it had reached its target of closing 750 level crossings across the country by April 2014, with more closures – including the one at Whitebridge Lane – to come. More details HERE on Network Rail’s safety campaign. Network Rail’s ...

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County council to review Staffordshire libraries

Stone library

Staffordshire County Council is about to review its library service across the county. It says it will be consulting with users over the next few months before its proposals go out to public consultation in the spring. It is not yet known how the council will be getting the views of library users in Stone, but we’ll share details as soon ...

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Appeal after flytipping in Hilderstone wood


Stafford Borough Council has appealed for information after a large mixture of household and domestic waste was dumped in a wood in Hilderstone. A bed, motorcycle tyres, plasterer’s waste, fencing, rubble and domestic waste in black bags is thought to have been dumped in Hardwick Wood off Jolpool Lane on 2nd January. The latest pictures of illegally dumped rubbish have been posted ...

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Bibby Scientific homes plan to be revealed


Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey will unveil its plans for around 215 new homes on the Bibby Scientific site in Walton at a public exhibition on Monday 27th January. The drop-in event takes place at Walton Community Centre in Whitemill Lane between 2pm and 8pm. Outline planning permission for the development (of up to 244 homes) was granted by Stafford Borough Council ...

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Fire service: take extra care on icy roads

Fire engine

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has urged motorists to take extra care during icy conditions following a series of road traffic collisions earlier this week, including the second in a few days on Yarnfield Lane. The service has also issued advice to motorists for safe driving in winter weather conditions (see below). Firefighters have attended a number of incidents which ...

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Take care on the roads in icy conditions


A woman was taken to hospital this morning after another accident on Yarnfield Lane in Stone. She was taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire after the incident near The Wayfarer junction on the A34 just before 8am. Firefighters also attended another incident at Winghouse Lane. Today’s incidents follow another on Yarnfield Lane on Friday morning when a driver ...

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Uncertain future for Stone Youth Centre

Stone youth centre

Staffordshire County Council is looking to change the way it delivers youth services, which could have major implications for Stone Youth Centre in Station Road. A consultation is now under way on their proposals, so please make sure that you have your say. Click HERE to take part. You have until 26th February to have your say. The county council ...

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Alleyne’s pool to re-open after repairs

Alleynes Sports Centre

The swimming pool at Alleyne’s Sports Centre in Stone will be open to the public again on Monday 13th January. The pool has been closed since the end of October after a broken circulation pipe caused damage to a filter pump and electrical circuit board. The costs of the repair work has been split between Alleyne’s Academy and Stafford Borough ...

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Stone canal locks to close for repairs


Canal locks in Stone will be closed for repairs in January and February. Locks 31 to 34 at Meaford have been closed from 6th January and will reopen on 31st January. New oak gates will be fitted and other repairs carried out. There is more information HERE In February, repairs to Bridge 96 at Whitebridge will see the canal there closed ...

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