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Virtual brewery for real ale fans

Virtual brewery for real ale fans

Ever dreamed of brewing that perfect pint, exactly how you want it? Now you have the chance! Lymestone Brewery has teamed up with the Best of British Beer to offer real ale fans a chance to become ‘virtual’ brewers. People who sign up will be able to make all the key decisions during the brewing...

Morrisons baker Debbie seen by millions!

Morrisons baker Debbie seen by millions!

A baker at Morrisons in Stone was the star of a sponsored advert during an ad break on Britain’s Got Talent. Morrisons have sponsored the latest series of ITV’s talent show and Debbie Byrne showed off her baking skills in front of a panel of judges in the Britain’s Got Talent advert. Here she...

Late-night pharmacy for Stone

Late-night pharmacy for Stone

A late-night pharmacy will be opening in Stone later this year at the former Traditional Flower Co shop in the town centre. Community Pharmacies, which runs a number of pharmacies across the country, will be opening its Stone pharmacy in June. Called ‘Stone Pharmacy’, its opening hours will be 7am to 10.30pm seven days...

James May TV spot for Stone Ringers

James May TV spot for Stone Ringers

Stone Handbell Ringers appeared with  James May on his Man Lab programme on BBC2 last Thursday (11th April). Top Gear star James May wanted a different group of musicians to arrange the theme tune to the show, a piece he had written himself. A different group are closing the programme each week by performing...

Common Plott annual general meeting

Common Plott annual general meeting

The trustees of Stone Common Plott will be holding their annual general meeting in Stone Town Council’s council chamber on Wednesday 24th April from 8pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend to find out more about the work that is going on to maintain one of the finest beauty spots in the...

Catherine to help build a school in Morocco

Catherine to help build a school in Morocco

For two weeks this summer Catherine Godon, a former pupil at St Dominic’s Priory School and Deputy Head Girl, will be working for a charity called Child Reach International in Morocco. Recent laws allow all children to have an education. However, there are not enough schools, and so along with around 10 other volunteers...

County elections 2013 – Stone candidates

County elections 2013 – Stone candidates

Here are the candidates who are contesting the Stone Urban and Stone Rural seats in the Staffordshire County Council elections on 2nd May. STONE URBAN Andrew Illsley – UKIP Philip Jones – Conservative Rob Kenney – Independent Christopher Malvern – Labour David Smithwick – Independent STONE RURAL Lloyd Brown – Labour Jill Hood –...

Truck racer Dave on the title trail again

Truck racer Dave on the title trail again

Former British truck racing champion Dave Jenkins from Stone will be aiming to claim back his title this year as the new season gets under way this weekend. Dave won the title in 2011 and was runner-up last year. He said: “We’ve been working hard on the truck and hope to have improved the...

UKIP leader Nigel Farage in town

UKIP leader Nigel Farage in town

UKIP leader Nigel Farage visited Stone today as part of his tour of the West Midlands ahead of the county council elections on 2nd May. He was in the town centre – and had a quick pint in Wetherspoons – before moving on to Yarlet and Marston for a protest against HS2. The candidates...

Make sure you can vote on May 2nd

Make sure you can vote on May 2nd

Residents in Stone are being urged not to miss out on the chance to vote in next month’s elections. Voters will be going to the polls on Thursday 2nd May to elect councillors to Staffordshire County Council. With the deadline to register looming (17th April) people are being reminded to make sure they are...

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