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Pudsey pops into Pirehill!

Pudsey pops into Pirehill!

Stone Rotary Club will be collecting for Children In Need on Friday – drive carefully as they’ll be approaching motorists around the ring road traffic lights at the junction with Lichfield Street. Please give generously! The Rotary Club gave children at Pirehill First School quite a surprise on Wednesday morning – a visit from...

Youngsters can stand for Youth Parliament

Youngsters can stand for Youth Parliament

Young people in Stone have the chance to sign up and speak out by applying to become a candidate for the UK Youth Parliament. Staffordshire’s UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) elections will be taking place on 22nd February next year and any young person aged between 11 and 18 can apply to become a candidate...

War medals stolen from Birchill & Watson

War medals stolen from Birchill & Watson

Medals have been stolen from the Birchill & Watson Remembrance Sunday window display. The medals belong to the pharmacy’s driver, Sean, and are a long service medal, a Jubilee medal and a Gulf War campaign medal. They are obviously of incredible sentimental value. The display was created by pharmacy assistant Linda Blackburn, who is...

Ashton wears grandfather’s medals with pride

Ashton wears grandfather’s medals with pride

For Ashton Hilditch, the Remembrance Service in Stone this year was extra special. The eight-year-old St Michael’s First School pupil proudly wore the Second World War medals belonging to his great-grandfather, who was too ill to attend himself today. His great-grandfather Arthur Nixon, aged 94, had never missed a Remembrance Service in Stone but...

Linda’s special window of remembrance

Linda’s special window of remembrance

If you’ve been down Stone High Street in the last few weeks then you can’t have missed the brilliant Remembrance Day window display at the Birchill & Watson pharmacy. It was created by pharmacy assistant Linda Blackburn from donations of photographs and memorabilia from customers, as well as items donated from herself and pharmacy...

Never forget

Never forget

People in Stone can pay their respects to those who have died serving our country at the town’s service of remembrance on Sunday 11th November. Wreaths will be laid from about 10.30am at the war memorial in Granville Square, followed by the two minutes’ silence at 11am. The assembled company – led by Stone...

Vote for your Fire Service Champion

Vote for your Fire Service Champion

People in Stone have been urged to vote for their Fire Service Champion of 2012. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s MORE Staff Awards recognise outstanding contribution and dedication to the profession. There are 10 categories overall but the winner of the publicly nominated ‘Fire Service Champion’ award will have demonstrated a real community spirit...

Sporting award for Christ Church Academy

Sporting award for Christ Church Academy

Christ Church Academy has been awarded the School Games Silver Kitemark for their work in school sport, one of the first schools in Staffordshire to receive the award. The School Games Kitemark was launched this year to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the wider...

Over 100 businesses in our directory!

Over 100 businesses in our directory!

Over 100 Stone businesses are now in A Little Bit of Stone’s new business and community directory. As you know, we’re passionate about all things Stone and this includes our fabulous independent businesses. We want to support them and the directory is a great place to find them – and support them too. You...

Pay for parking by mobile phone

Pay for parking by mobile phone

Shoppers and visitors to Stone can now use their mobile phones to pay for parking on Stafford Borough Council’s car parks in the town. Stafford Borough Council has rolled out the scheme on all its car parks across the borough following a successful pilot, including its Westbridge Park, Christchurch Way and Crown Street car...

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