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Stone set for West Staffordshire constituency

Stone set for West Staffordshire constituency

Stone will be part of a new West Staffordshire Parliamentary constituency under revised proposals from the Boundary Commission. The Boundary Commission for England is carrying out a review of current arrangements after Parliament decided to reduce the number of constituencies in England from 533 to 502. Its initial proposals were published in September 2011...

Fire at empty Robin Hood pub

Fire at empty Robin Hood pub

Furniture and rubbish that’s been dumped at the back of the Robin Hood pub was set on fire on Friday night. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the pub in Church Street at around 10pm on Friday 19th October and were at the scene until 11.30pm. After putting out the fire they forced entry...

Former Star landlord dies aged 86

Former Star landlord dies aged 86

A former landlord of The Star pub has died aged 86. Vernon Gerrard ran the canal-side pub in the 1970s and was famous for wearing a Joule’s waistcoat every Christmas Day that had been specially made for him! Family friend Adele Leigh came across the waistcoat (pictured below) and lots of other Joule’s memorabilia...

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Pensioner robbed near Shell garage

Pensioner robbed near Shell garage

A 68-year-old man was knocked to the ground and robbed in Stone last night. The man was walking along a path by the Shell garage in Walton Way just before 10.30pm on Thursday 18th October. He was approached from behind and hit on the head, causing him to fall. The offender threatened the man...

Giant Advent calendar for Christmas again!

Giant Advent calendar for Christmas again!

Stone traders are getting ready to wish everyone a very merry Christmas as they plan to  turn the town into a giant Advent calendar again. After the huge success of the last two years with their giant Advent calendar, businesses are repeating the project this year with the theme of carols from around the...

Stone actor lands Blood Brothers role

Stone actor lands Blood Brothers role

Stone actor Jorden Bird will be in for something of a homecoming when the musical Blood Brothers hits the Birmingham Hippodrome later this month. Jorden, aged 30, will reprise his role as Eddie, one of the set of twins who give the show its title, and will star alongside Wet, Wet, Wet frontman Marti Pellow,...

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Birds take flight while new aviary is built

Birds take flight while new aviary is built

Birds from Stonefield Park have left their home – but only while a new aviary is built for them. The birds are a popular feature of the park but will be taking residence in Stafford while their old home is demolished and a bigger one built. The move follows feedback from people in the...

Stone Guides fly out to Kenya

Stone Guides fly out to Kenya

Twenty-six Guides and leaders from Stone were flying out to Kenya today to work on building a new school in a rural village called Kididima. They’re going to spend a fortnight in Kididima, which is about 30 minutes from capital Mombasa City. There are around 5,000 people living in Kididima. There is no running...

A close shave for charity for Jack!

A close shave for charity for Jack!

It was a case of hair today gone tomorrow for Jack Taylor as the young Stone chef had his head shaved for charity in memory of his nan. Just last weekend his flowing locks were on show as he cooked in the demonstration tent at the Stone Food and Drink Festival. Today, at the...

Video challenge from fire service

Video challenge from fire service

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is challenging budding film makers in Stone to better the service’s official Push the Button video by recording their own versions. The competition is open to everyone and can be entered by a single person or group who need to recreate part of the ‘Sugaflames’ Push the Button video....

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