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Help for businesses at boot camp

Help for businesses at boot camp

A Stone businesswoman will be knocking local entrepreneurs into shape with a business boot camp that starts in March. Business consultant and coach Alison Bradford has introduced the Rock Your Business support programme as a recent report from the Office of National statistics (ONS) revealed a 367,000 increase in the number of people becoming...

The bells are back in town!

The bells are back in town!

  St Michael’s church bells will be reinstalled from today (Monday 25th February) after they were blessed in a special service conducted by the Bishop of Stafford on Sunday. The peal of 10 bells (four originals from the 18th century that have been restored and retuned, and six brand new ones) will be ringing...

New ‘Bumps and Babies’ group planned

New ‘Bumps and Babies’ group planned

A group of local parents are looking to set up a new Bumps and Babies group in Stone through the local NCT branch. They would like to get some feedback about what parents want from a group so they can cater for as many local families as possible. Here are some of the ideas...

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Buddy the beagle is looking for a new home

Buddy the beagle is looking for a new home

Can you give one-year-old beagle Buddy a loving home? Victoria Lloyd has genuine reasons for looking for a new owner and would love it if Buddy could stay in Stone. Victoria said: “He has a full pedigree, has been neutered, is microchipped and is up to date with his vaccines. He is extremely friendly...

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Arrest made over charity shop burglaries

Arrest made over charity shop burglaries

An arrest was made today (23rd February) in connection with the spate of burglaries in the High Street, including three charity shops. Cancer Research UK, British Heart Foundation and Age UK were all burgled on Thursday night / Friday morning, as well as Crick & Mardling solicitors. There’s more information about the burglaries HERE....

Charity shops hit by burglars

Charity shops hit by burglars

Three Stone charity shops on the High Street were hit by burglars last night or in the early hours of this morning (22nd February). The Cancer Research, Age UK and British Heart Foundation shops were all targeted, as well as Crick and Mardling solicitors. The thieves took jewellery and watches valued at around £300...

Stone charity marks anniversary with new name

Stone charity marks anniversary with new name

A charity in Stone has celebrated its tenth anniversary of working with people with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the town. And the charity starts its second decade with a new name – SAMS, the local branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre, is now the MS-UK Staffordshire Centre. The Stone centre is part of national...

Family’s fundraising marathon for hospital

Family’s fundraising marathon for hospital

Cath and Neil Lavelle, who live on the Whitebridge estate, are both running the Stafford Half Marathon on 17th March to raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital for all it has done for their baby son Dylan. When Cath was 28 weeks’ pregnany they found out that Dylan had kidney problems and there was...

Town council sets budget for 2013/14

Town council sets budget for 2013/14

 Stone Town Council set its budget for 2013/14 on Thursday 14th February. The budget was set for 2013/14, with indicative figures for the following two years. The budget will see no increase in the town council’s portion of our Council Tax bills, with a Band D property paying £40.09 for the town council’s services....

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House fire caused by cigarette

House fire caused by cigarette

A house fire in Stone this morning (20th February) started when a discarded cigarette set bedding alight. Firefighters from Stone, Stafford, Rising Brook and Longton attended the house fire on Redhill Gardens just after 9am this morning. A mother and daughter were home at the time of the fire and called the fire service...

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