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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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Two arrested in Stone in drugs operation

Some of the suspected cocaine seized during the operation

Two men were arrested in Stone on Monday on suspicion of drugs offences. Staffordshire Police officers executed warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act on Monday 12th August as part of the force’s ongoing Operation Nemesis initiative. The addresses were targeted as a result of information gathered through intelligence inquiries and from members of the public. Those arrested were as ...

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Price of Crown Hotel slashed by half

The asking price for the Crown Hotel has been reduced by 50%. The historic hotel – which closed down on 23rd July – was originally on the market with Christie & Co for £1.5 million – that price has now been reduced to £750,000. More details HERE. Last week the Lewis Partnership, which runs the Moat House at Acton Trussell, Sandon’s Dog and ...

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Speeders snared in A34 operation

Two drivers were reported for speeding on the A34 in Stone and 20 were warned or cautioned in a road safety operation in the town on Thursday. Road safety officers from Stafford Borough Local Policing Team carried out the operation between 10am and 12pm on Thursday 8th August between the Aston and Walton roundabouts on the A34. A total of ...

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