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Council plans craft market shake-up

craft market

Stone Town Council is looking to shelve its current craft and collectibles market and create a new one on a different date in the month. The council’s services sub-committee is looking at moving the market from the second Saturday of each month to the third, to get more stallholders involved and to increase the number of people visiting. The issue ...

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Woman dies after being hit by train


A woman died after being hit by a train in Stone on Sunday evening (9th November). Emergency services were called to the railway line at about 6.15pm. The  level crossing at Church Street/Redhill Road, just up from St Michael’s Church, was closed as paramedics and police officers attended the incident. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said today: “Unfortunately it ...

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Amazing fundraising effort tops £20,000

Balloons are released after the family fun day at Stone Cricket Club

Over £20,000 was raised in a huge fundraising effort in memory of Kieran ‘Lally’ McColl, who died after falling into the canal in Stone following an epileptic fit earlier this year. The amazing effort saw £2,500 raised for a memorial bench (more on that HERE), £16,512 go to epilepsy charity Gemma’s Ray of Hope and a £1,000 donation from Barclays ...

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Great War centenary plaque proudly in place


The plaque that was produced to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War in August took pride of place in Granville Square in time for the Remembrance Sunday service. The plaque was originally going to be placed in Stonefield Park, where the town’s First World War centenary service took place in the summer (photos and video ...

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Parade marshall Dave bows out after 28 years

David with his wife and family after dismissing the Remembrance parade for the final time after 28 years

The man who has been responsible for organising and leading Stone’s Remembrance Sunday parade for the last 28 years took part in his final one today. Dave Cumming moved to Stone in the mid-1980s after 30 years in the Army, ending his career as a company sergeant major. After joining the local Royal British Legion, he was asked to be ...

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Knitted poppy tribute at Barlaston war memorial

Barlaston poppies (4)

Hundreds of knitted and crocheted poppies made for a beautiful tribute at Barlaston memorial. Members of Barlaston Herons WI were inspired by the huge display of poppies at the Tower of London and created their own mini version. Sara Morris from Barlaston Herons WI said: “A lot of WI members and their families have been busy making either knitted or ...

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