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Katie’s education mission to Thailand

Katie’s education mission to Thailand

A Stone student is off to Thailand for six weeks this summer to teach English and work as a language assistant in rural primary and secondary schools. Katie Farley, aged 18, who lives on Aston Lodge and is studying primary education at Edge Hill University, will be volunteering for VESL, a charity that runs...

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Staffordshire Police launch cadet scheme

Staffordshire Police launch cadet scheme

A new police cadet scheme has been launched by Staffordshire’s police and crime commissioner Matthew Ellis – and 14 and 15-year-olds in Stone can be the first to sign up. Applications for a pilot scheme for up to 30 cadets aged 14 and 15 covering Stafford Borough are now being accepted. It is anticipated...

Man charged in connection with burglary

Man charged in connection with burglary

A 35-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent has been charged with handling stolen goods in connection with the burglary at Cancer Research UK last month. He has been released on bail to appear before magistrates at Newcastle on Friday 22nd March. A Staffordshire Police spokeswoman said a 28-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent remains on bail pending further...

Cyclists urged to out-smart the thieves

Cyclists urged to out-smart the thieves

Cyclists across Staffordshire have been urged to check their privacy settings on smart phone apps used to record cycle routes after the police revealed that criminals may be using them to identify the location of high-value bikes. Between September and December last year over 370 cycles were stolen in areas including Stone, Stafford, Cannock, Rugeley,...

Flipt on top at Young Enterprise trade fair

Flipt on top at Young Enterprise trade fair

If you were in town last Saturday you’ll have seen the Stafford and Stone Young Enterprise trade fair in Market Square. On a really busy day in the town centre – the farmers’ market was also going very strong too! – teams of student entrepreneurs were showcasing (and selling) their products to the crowds....

Caroline and Daisy off to Crufts!

Caroline and Daisy off to Crufts!

Good luck to Caroline Clancy Harvey and her three-year-old Staffie-Jack Russell-cross Daisy, who will be at Crufts on Sunday 10th March demonstrating rally obedience. Caroline and Daisy were selected for the Crufts rally obedience demonstration team after winning a competition last November – and they’ve only been doing the activity since October! Caroline has...

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Praise for lifesaving fitness instructor Lee

Praise for lifesaving fitness instructor Lee

A Stone fitness instructor has been praised after he saved the life of a 55-year-old man who collapsed at Westbridge Park Fitness Centre. Russell Follows from Stone suffered a cardiac arrest in the changing rooms of the borough council-run centre on Westbridge Park on 19th February. Instructor Lee Nicklin used CPR and an on-site...

Two arrested on suspicion of badger baiting

Two arrested on suspicion of badger baiting

Two men have been arrested in Stone on suspicion of offences under the Protection of Badgers Act. Police were called to a wooded area “on the outskirts of Stone” just before 6.30pm on Sunday 3rd March after a report of suspicious activity at the site of some badger setts. Officers attended and located a...

Canal graffiti clean-up with Stone In Bloom

Canal graffiti clean-up with Stone In Bloom

A community clean-up of the graffiti alongside the canal takes place on Sunday 10th March from 10am – huge thanks to Stone In Bloom for organising. Meet at the canoe club on Westbridge Park. IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE ORGANISERS: With the graffiti being so close to the canal we cannot risk using chemical cleaning...

Graffiti sprayed down canal in Stone

Graffiti sprayed down canal in Stone

Really sad to report that there’s been a spate of graffiti down the canal in Stone over the weekend, including the ‘Welcome to Stone’ sign near the Westbridge estate. The graffiti is on all sorts of things along the towpath, including the new and old bridges at Whitebridge Lane and the canal milepost near...

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