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Motorcyclist dies in A34 collision

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A motorcyclist died in a collision on the A34 in Stone on Tuesday (21st April). Emergency services were called to the serious road traffic collision on the northbound carriageway of the A34 at Pirehill at around 4.30pm. Sadly, despite the best efforts of paramedics, the motorcyclist – Kevin Hall, who was 55 and from Newcastle – died at the scene. His family have been ...

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Prehistoric butter churn unearthed at Norton Bridge rail development

The butter churn lid unearthed at Norton Bridge

Archaeologists have unearthed evidence of a prehistoric settlement, including woodlands and part of a butter churn, at the major railway development at Norton Bridge. Network Rail is delivering new signalling equipment, line speed improvements and building a new flyover at Norton Bridge which will remove the last major bottleneck on the West Coast main line.  Hundreds of thousands of tonnes ...

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Dog poo appeal from 5th Stone Beavers

5th Stone Beavers dog poo appeal

Young Beavers from Stone have spelled out an appeal to dog walkers who exercise their dogs on Walton common – please clean up your dog poo. The 5th Stone Beavers use the scout hut on the common for their meetings – but find that playing outside is often a problem because of the amount of dog poo. Anna Walker, one ...

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UPDATE: Stuart Frazer found safe and well


*** STUART WAS FOUND SAFE AND WELL ON THURSDAY NIGHT *** Staffordshire Police is appealing for the public to report any sightings of a man missing from Stone. Stuart Frazer, aged 64, was reported missing from the Stone area at around 1pm today (Thursday 16th April). He is described as white, 5ft 5in tall with a stocky build and greying hair. ...

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Meaford power station could be operational in 2020


Work on the planned gas turbine power station at Meaford could get under way in 2017, with the centre in full operation by 2020. Meaford Energy Limited (MEL) – a joint venture between Glenfinnan and St Modwen, has now submitted its Development Consent Order (DCO) application to the Planning Inspectorate for the Meaford Energy Centre power station at the Meaford Business ...

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New consultation events on fire service proposals

Stone community safety options

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has assured people in Stone that no decisions have yet been made on its proposals to remove the second appliance from the town, and has urged residents to give their views. Two new drop-in sessions are being held at Stone Community Fire Station as part of an ongoing consultation. Representatives from the service will attend both events ...

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UPDATE: Missing girl found safe and well

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UPDATE: Thursday 9th April, 9pm. Beth was found safe and well in Stafford on Thursday evening.   Staffordshire police are appealing for help in finding a missing 15-year-old girl. Beth Cox was last seen at 8.30am on Wednesday morning (8 April) in Stone. She is described as white, 5’2″ tall, slim build with very long straight brown hair. Detective Inspector Dave Wain ...

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Stone’s Harry Gillow in University Challenge final

University Challenge

A Stone student will be in the final of University Challenge on Monday 13th April alongside fellow students from Oxford’s Magdalen College. Harry Gillow, who read Classics at Magdalen, will be hoping to lift the legendary University Challenge trophy with team-mates Chris Savory (Chemistry), Hugh Binnie (Chemistry) and Cameron Quinn (Philosophy and French) after they beat a team from St Peter’s ...

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