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County elections: Stone Rural candidates

County elections: Stone Rural candidates

We’ll go to the polls on Thursday 2nd May to elect a councillor to Staffordshire County Council for the Stone Urban and Stone Rural wards. Here are the candidates’ appeals for your vote for the Stone Rural ward. Polling stations are open between 7am and 10pm. Lloyd Brown (Labour) I am delighted to have...

County elections: Stone Urban candidates

County elections: Stone Urban candidates

We’ll go to the polls on Thursday 2nd May to elect a councillor to Staffordshire County Council for the Stone Urban and Stone Rural wards. Here are the candidates’ appeals for your vote for the Stone Urban ward. Polling stations are open between 7am and 10pm. Andrew Illsley (UKIP) I have lived in Stone...

50,000 people march for Stafford Hospital

50,000 people march for Stafford Hospital

Thousands of people marched on Saturday to save Stafford Hospital’s acute services – thanks to reporter Jack Taylor and photographer Joshua Cope for this feature… A Monitor report published in February called for the closure of acute services, including the A&E department. The trust that runs the hospital – the Mid Staffordshire – was...

St George’s Day medals for Scout leaders

St George’s Day medals for Scout leaders

Three Scout leaders from Stone are being awarded in the Scout St George’s Day Roll of  Honour. Simon Bunn, Jonathon Bunn and Adam Saunders will all be receiving the Medal for Meritorious Conduct. The award is made for conduct  involving a high degree of courage, endurance, initiative or devotion to duty, often under suffering, without necessarily involving any...

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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...

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