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Warning over cashpoint criminals

Warning over cashpoint criminals

Stone residents have been warned to take extra care when using cashpoints in the town following incidents at the machines outside Morrisons. The warning came from new Stone PC Daniel Ferguson, who updated Stone Town Council on Tuesday night (14th May) about crime issues in the town. He said that police believe a group...

Alleyne’s students win Staffordshire title

Alleyne’s students win Staffordshire title

Congratulations to a group of young entrepreneurs from Alleyne’s High School who won the Staffordshire final of this year’s Young Enterprise competition – the third year running that a team from the school has done this! Equipo’s product, the Earbuddy, prevents tangling and damage to earphones, and almost 1,000 units have been sold. The...

Share your memories of Trentham Gardens

Share your memories of Trentham Gardens

People in Stone have been asked to share any memorabilia they may have of Trentham Gardens for a new exhibition at the Borough Museum and Art Gallery in Newcastle. Delyth Copp from Stone is curating the exhibition about the Trentham Estate in the 20th century, which opens on 25th May. There’s still time to...

Arrests made in police drugs operation

Arrests made in police drugs operation

A Stone man was arrested on suspicion of possessing cocaine as part of a number of arrests and cautions under Operation Nemesis, Staffordshire Police’s ongoing crackdown on drug dealers. The 55-year-old was arrested after his car was stopped on Yarlet Bank on Sunday 12th May and he remains on police bail pending further enquiries....

Views sought on Walton development

Views sought on Walton development

A housing developer wants to hear people's views on its 500-home development for Walton before it's submitted to Stafford Borough Council. A consultation leaflet has been distributed

Over 100 bikes security tagged in Stone

Over 100 bikes security tagged in Stone

Over 100 bikes were tagged by Staffordshire Police on Saturday as part of the Immobilise scheme, supported by local officers and Staffordshire County Council officials. Stone PCSOs Jenny Ludlow-Smith and Ian Brewis were on hand at Morrisons all day helping to tag bikes and give advice on staying cycle safe. Also there was Cath...

Canalside community clean-up

Canalside community clean-up

A community litter pick has been organised to clean up an area of the town in between Westbridge Park and the canal. The clean-up has been organised by Stone resident Richard Evans. If you’d like to get involved, meet at Westbridge Park in front of the leisure centre at 10.30am on Sunday 19th May....

Hunt is on for Young Poet Laureate

Hunt is on for Young Poet Laureate

The hunt is on for a new Young Poet Laureate for Staffordshire – please encourage youngsters in Stone to enter! Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council have joined forces to recruit the new Young Poet Laureate, who will hold the post for a year. The competition aims to showcase the excellent skills of...

Canal volunteers join dog fouling crackdown

Canal volunteers join dog fouling crackdown

A crackdown on dog fouling has gained extra support from local volunteers in Stone. Volunteer lock keepers for the Canal and River Trust will be handing out doggy bags to residents walking their dogs along the canal in a bid to clamp down on the environmental crime. Stafford Borough Council has also provided the...

Woodland blaze started deliberately

Woodland blaze started deliberately

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service says a woodland fire near Stone yesterday was started deliberately. It took firefighters almost four hours using three fire engines and a water carrier to get the blaze in woodland off Hilderstone Road under control. They were called to the scene just after 3pm and it wasn’t under control...

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