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Family fun day for Reece’s fundraising mission

A teenager who is hoping to raise £20,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust is holding a fundraising family fun day on Saturday 5th September. Reece Marshall, who was a pupil at Christ Church Academy and was due to start at Alleyne’s Academy in September, was diagnosed with bone cancer (osteosarcoma) in January this year when he was 12. He’s had lots ...

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New bus timetables coming in September

A number of changes to local bus services in and around Stone will come into force on 6th September as D&G Bus takes on routes under contract to Staffordshire County Council. A new service, the number 12 (Fulford – Blythe Bridge – Meir Heath – Longton – Barlaston – Stone – Eccleshall – Newport) partially replaces Bennetts service 4 and ...

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Takeaway plan for the back of Baileys DIY

Baileys DIY Stone High Street

A planning application has been submitted to convert the rear of the empty Baileys DIY unit on Stone High Street into a takeaway. The plans – submitted by national planning consultants DPP – seek permission to sub-divide the building, creating a takeaway at the back. The area had previously been used by Baileys DIY, which closed earlier this year, as a storage ...

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No trains at Stone over bank holiday weekend

Easter weekend

There will be no trains calling at Stone or Stafford stations over the August bank holiday weekend as long-term improvements to the railway near Stafford cause short-term changes to normal services. Buses will operate between Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford, calling at Stone. For Stoke, buses will leave the stop on Crown Street For Stafford, it will be the stop in Granville Square. ...

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Police name victims of A500 fatal collision


A man from Yarnfield died in a road traffic collision on the A500 in Stoke-on-Trent in the early hours of Saturday morning. Staffordshire Police today named the two men who lost their lives. They were Marcus Smith from Yarnfield and Sean Longstaff from Woodhouse Street in Stoke-on-Trent. Both were 22. The two men were passengers in a green Vauxhall Vectra which was in collision ...

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Premier class work puts Panda Press top of the league!

Work with Stoke City to provide a Premier League match day hospitality experience is helping Panda Press to reach new goals. Stone’s print company supports Stoke City with a supply of high quality printed material such as menus, team sheets, promotional flyers and parking passes at the Britannia Stadium. Now the family business has netted a second sporting deal with Bristol Sport, ...

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Unique music project for children with additional needs

Chuckle Productions, a non-profit arts organisation based in Stone, has received funding from the National Foundation for Youth Music to launch a unique music-making project for children with profound additional needs.   Using specialist sound technology and connective movement therapy, this unique project will allow most children, even the most physically or mentally isolated, to take part and discover music-making ...

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