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Appeal for donations to Stone food bank

signposts centre

The Signpost Centre in Stone says demand for its food bank has increased, and it is asking people in the town to donate items. The centre teamed up with Morrisons earlier this month to collect items for their food bank, and a donation box will be in the store’s entrance area for the next few weeks. Please donate some items ...

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No no no no……yes, Dibley raises £1000


Stone Revellers are proud to announce that during their fantastic production of The Vicar of Dibley, the society managed to raise £1000 for Comic Relief. When Stone Revellers decided to perform The Vicar of Dibley for the very popular summer comedy slot, they contacted Tiger Aspect Productions and the agents of Richard Curtis who created the popular TV series.  The ...

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Val’s 70 miles in her 70th year!

Val and grandson James

It’s the St Michael’s 10k road race on Sunday (22nd June) and for one 69-year-old Stone lady, it’s just one of many races she’s running in her 70th year to raise money for a charity very close to her heart. Val Stuart from Yarnfield – who will be 70 on 1st November – is running half-marathons and 10k races totalling ...

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Grimewatch, can you help?

Flytipping at Moddershall

The latest pictures of illegally dumped rubbish across Stafford Borough have been posted online. ‘Grimewatch’ is a borough council initiative to help catch fly tippers with the help of the public. Residents are asked to provide information from pictures and details of the ‘unsolved grimes’ featured at www.staffordbc.gov.uk/grimewatch. The latest photos include seven black bags, which contained empty beer cans ...

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Stone soldier on National Trust WW1 tankard


A Stone man who lost his life at the Battle of the Somme in 1916 is featured on a commemorative tankard produced by the National Trust to mark the centenary of the First World War – and it’s all thanks to his great-grandson. Illustrator Mat Edwards produced the artwork for the National Trust’s commemorative range and, as part of his design, he included the soldier’s handbook of ...

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10 tonne Panda causes Stone street closure

Panda Press

A road closure will be in place on Sunday morning (15th June) as Panda Press take delivery of a new, state-of-the-art 10-tonne printing press. A closure order for the ring road by the Crown and Anchor pub will be in place between 5am and 11am so that the press can be safely delivered to Panda’s HQ. For most of the ...

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Lymestone Brewery plans first Stone pub!

Brad and Viv from Lymestone Brewery at the launch night for their pub in Newcastle, the Lymestone Vaults, in November 2012

Stone’s Lymestone Brewery are planning to open their first pub in the town, just 100 yards from their brewery off Mount Road. The brewery is based on the Mount Road Industrial Estate and Lymestone have submitted a planning application to Stafford Borough Council to convert the old schoolhouse on the edge of the estate into their first Stone pub. Lymestone ...

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Knighthood for Stone MP Bill Cash

Stone MP Sir Bill Cash

Stone MP Bill Cash has received a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his political service. The veteran Conservative MP, who is 74, first entered Parliament in 1984 and has represented the Stone constituency since 1997. He is perhaps best known for his Eurosceptic views after fronting the anti-Maastricht Treaty campaign in the 1990s that almost brought down John ...

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