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Stone stays blue as Tories hold seats

Stone stays blue as Tories hold seats

  The Conservatives held both Stone seats in the Staffordshire County Council elections, but a strong UKIP showing saw their share of the vote reduced. Philip Jones retained the Stone Urban seat, with Ian Parry taking Stone Rural. There was a strong showing from UKIP in both seats, with UKIP candidates finishing second. The...

Controversy over Stone Rural election leaflet

Controversy over Stone Rural election leaflet

A UKIP  candidate’s election leafet has caused outrage among people in the town and the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) community across the country. The flyer is a campaigning leaflet for David Nixon, UKIP’s candidate in the Stone Rural ward for the county council elections on 2nd May, where he is challenging Ian...

‘Good Samaritan’ injured in nightclub assault

‘Good Samaritan’ injured in nightclub assault

A “Good Samaritan” from Stone who stepped in to help a man being attacked in a Stafford nightclub was hit with a bottle and taken to hospital with “nasty” injuries at the weekend. The incident happened between 12.40am and 12.50am on Sunday 28th April next to the dance floor in Couture in Newport Road....

From Stone to the Cape for Lynne and Frank

From Stone to the Cape for Lynne and Frank

I’ve always been struck by the number of people who’ve left Stone but keep up to date with what’s going on in their former home town through A Little Bit of Stone – so I asked some of them to tell their stories! Here’s the first – Lynne Shepley and husband Frank left Stone...

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Zombies set to invade Stone!

Zombies set to invade Stone!

9th May: The zombie filming scheduled for 12th May has been cancelled. A new date will be set soon A short film is being shot in Stone  - and lots of undead extras are needed! ‘Survival’ is being made by Camera Bite Productions, which is run by Nicholas Carter and Gaz Ward from Stone....

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...

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