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Record GCSE results for Stone students

St. Dominic’s Priory School and Alleyne’s High School in Stone celebrated their students’ success as their GCSE results were announced on Thursday.   Once again, St. Dominic’s Priory school continues its tradition of achieving results that are well above national averages and are proud to report that the pass rate across all subjects was 100%, with our students achieving 53% ...

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Road closure for level crossing work

Part of Mount Road will be closed overnight in September to allow work to take place on the level crossing near the Talbot pub. A traffic order from Staffordshire County Council will close Mount Road for 20 metres either side of the level crossing overnight on Monday 9th, Tuesday 10th, Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th September. Work to repair “overhead ...

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Sporting successes at St Dom’s!

The triumphant U9 Stafford and District Mixed Kwik Cricket team

It was a year of sporting successes at St Dominic’s Priory School in Stone. Ellie Cope was selected as Vice-Captain for the Staffordshire U11 County Girls Team and Callum Hawkins was chosen for the U9 Staffordshire County Cricket Team. Both were instrumental in their school teams being victorious in the U9 Stafford & District Mixed Kwik Cricket Tournament and U11 ...

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Russian scouts visit fire service HQ in Stone

Twenty-six scouts from Russia got the lowdown on Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service on a visit to fire service HQ in Stone. The children and teenagers – 26 from Russia and 14 from Eccleshall – tried using hoses, toured fire control, the smoke house and appliances and learned about breathing apparatus and other firefighting equipment at the service’s headquarters at ...

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Radford Gallery to close in September

Really sad news that Radford Gallery will be closing down in September – but great to hear that owner Harriet Denson has some exciting artistic initiatives planned. The Radford Street gallery will be closing its doors on Saturday 7th September. Harriet said: “After four fantastic years I will be closing at The Radford Gallery. I want to say a big ...

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Stone lifeguards tackle triathlon

Two lifeguards who work at Alleyne’s Sports Centre in Stone have been placed in the top 50 at a national triathlon competition with a difference. Zoe Franks who came 38th and Cassie Whalley who placed 50th beat 257 other contestants to claim the top 50 spots. The two women who work at the borough council-run facility took part in a ...

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Record-breaking A-level results at Alleyne’s

Students at Alleyne’s High School in Stone joined hundreds of thousands of students around the country in receiving their A-Level results this morning. Beth Cartwright, above, a student from Alleyne’s High School, was one of those who achieved 4 A-Levels, including a Distinction Merit. Beth is going to study psychology and criminology at Nottingham Trent University. Karen Locket, the headteacher ...

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Stone couple’s thanks for wedding help

Consall Hall Gardens

The couple who were due to celebrate their wedding at the Crown Hotel before it unexpectedly closed down have thanked people in Stone for their support, advice and help. Hannah McLean and Lee Hawthorn were married at St Michael’s Church on Saturday and celebrated their wedding at Consall Hall Gardens in the Moorlands after a last-minute cancellation there meant they ...

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Hospital administrators face public in Stone

An audience member puts his point to the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust administrators

The administrators of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust faced the public in Stone last night as part of the consultation into their proposals for the future of hospital services for Mid Staffordshire. Financial administrator Alan Bloom and clinical administrator Hugo Mascie-Taylor answered questions and explained their proposals to around 200 people at St Dominic’s Priory School. The Trust Special ...

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