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Stone Motorcycle Club revs back into life!

Motorcycle Club

The organisers of the first meeting of the resurrected Stone and District Motorcycle Club (SDMCC) say they were “simply astonished” at the number of people who attended the first meeting earlier this month. Over 80 people turned out on a wet and dreary night on 14th January to the first meeting at Wetherspoons. Jim Hanvey, who organised the first meeting, ...

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Stone councillors aim to derail Stoke HS2 plan


Stone Town Council voted unanimously at a meeting on Thursday to oppose a bid for a HS2 station in Stoke-on-Trent. Instead of a HS2 stop in Crewe, Stoke-on-Trent City Council wants a route which will see high-speed trains follow the proposed HS2 line from Lichfield to Stone but then use the current lines to Stoke, which they say will minimise ...

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£6m improvements for A34 in Stone


A drop-in event is being held in Stone on Wednesday 29th January for local people to find out more about a new scheme that will see £6m invested in improving the A34  as part of wider plans to regenerate the former Meaford power station site. Staffordshire County Council says the investment will support the transformation of the largest undeveloped brownfield ...

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Guest post: ‘We have to invest in young people’

Stone youth centre

Staffordshire County Council is currently consulting on plans to change the way it delivers youth services. It wants to move away from providing out-of-school activities for all young people, instead focusing on “vulnerable young people who really need our help”. You can find out more about the consultation and the county’s proposals by clicking HERE (and click HERE to take part in ...

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Crown Hotel back up for sale

Crown Hotel (5) (500x335)

Christie & Co, the letting agents for The Crown Hotel have confirmed that it is back up for sale, just four months after an offer was accepted. On Christie & Co’s website it has an explanation that the Crown Hotel was back up for sale and the deal fell through on what is being described as ‘personal circumstances’. The Crown Hotel ...

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Video: Crash bang wallop! Copter down

Paul Maloney

Regular visitors to the site will be familiar with Paul Maloney’s brilliant aerial videos of the town that we’ve shared here. Paul uses a remote control helicopter to capture superb HD-quality video of Stone and other places, often flying from Westbridge Park. On Sunday, however, he got into a spot of bother after his helicopter crashed into a tree about ...

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Missing teenager found safe in Stone

Have you seen Faye Fellows in Stone?

Police said today that a teenager who had been missing from her home in Dudley has been found safe and well in Stone. Faye Fellows, who is 14, was last seen on Saturday 18th January when she left her home on Lancaster Road, Brierley Hill, to meet a friend. She is described as white, 5ft 4ins tall with long brown ...

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Work starts on level crossing footbridge

The level crossing at Whitebridge Lane in Stone

Work has started on a pedestrian footbridge at the Whitebridge Lane level crossing. The work starts as Network Rail announced that it had reached its target of closing 750 level crossings across the country by April 2014, with more closures – including the one at Whitebridge Lane – to come. More details HERE on Network Rail’s safety campaign. Network Rail’s ...

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County council to review Staffordshire libraries

Stone library

Staffordshire County Council is about to review its library service across the county. It says it will be consulting with users over the next few months before its proposals go out to public consultation in the spring. It is not yet known how the council will be getting the views of library users in Stone, but we’ll share details as soon ...

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Appeal after flytipping in Hilderstone wood


Stafford Borough Council has appealed for information after a large mixture of household and domestic waste was dumped in a wood in Hilderstone. A bed, motorcycle tyres, plasterer’s waste, fencing, rubble and domestic waste in black bags is thought to have been dumped in Hardwick Wood off Jolpool Lane on 2nd January. The latest pictures of illegally dumped rubbish have been posted ...

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