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Travellers moved on from industrial estate

Travellers moved on from industrial estate

A group of travellers moved on to the Whitebridge Industrial Estate in Stone on Monday evening. A police spokeswoman said they monitored the situation and that the travellers left the area on Tuesday morning. Workers from the industrial estate then blocked some of the access roads with forklift trucks to stop the travellers from...

Red Lion on the High Street currently closed

Red Lion on the High Street currently closed

Really sad to see that the licensees of The Red Lion in the High Street have moved on and that the pub is currently closed. One of the busiest pubs in the town, it had regular live music and lots of guest ales. Really hope that someone takes it on and that it’s open...

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Warning after High Street pick-pocket thefts

Warning after High Street pick-pocket thefts

Staffordshire Police has urged people in Stone to follow simple crime prevention measures after two pick-pocket thefts on Stone High Street. In one theft in April, a large amount of money in a sealed envelope was stolen from a woman’s handbag. Following a more recent theft, police say they have increased high-visibility patrols around...

Fun in the sun at Picnic In The Park!

Fun in the sun at Picnic In The Park!

What a fantastic day in Walton on Saturday for Picnic In The Park. Posters for the event said this – “Let’s get together for no reason other than to celebrate being a community” – and residents of the old MoD estate in Walton certainly did that. The ABC park off Whitemill Lane was transformed,...

Strange case of granny-napping in Oulton…

Strange case of granny-napping in Oulton…

There has been a case of granny-napping in the sleepy village of Oulton. Over 20 scarecrows appeared in the village at the end of June as part of a competition, with the winner being announced at the village fete on Saturday 13th July. One of them – ‘Doris on the Rocker’ – went missing...

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Audio interview: Marvellous Mary set to retire

Audio interview: Marvellous Mary set to retire

It will be the end of an era at St Michael’s First School this summer as Mary Gale, headteacher for the last 17 years, retires. Staff, pupils and parents will be saying their goodbyes to the inspirational head on Friday 19th July, although she’ll be working hard preparing for the next school year right...

County shelves free school transport cuts

County shelves free school transport cuts

Staffordshire County Council has abandoned plans to cut school transport concessions that would have seen some parents paying almost £400 to get their children to school. The county’s Cabinet member for learning and skills, Ben Adams, has shelved a consultation launched in June following criticism from parents and teachers. Cllr Adams said: “We have...

More plans for new homes in Walton

More plans for new homes in Walton

Another housebuilder is holding a public exhibition this week on plans for housing in Walton. David Wilson Homes is staging the exhibition at The Lamb pub on Eccleshall Road on Thursday 4th July between 3pm and 7.30pm. The housebuilder wants to build new homes on land next to Common Lane in Walton. Their preliminary...

Public exhibition on Walton homes plan

Public exhibition on Walton homes plan

Taylor Wimpey is holding a public exhibition in Stone on their plans for 87 new homes in Walton. Although no planning application has been submitted yet, the housebuilder is looking to build the properties – plus “landscaping and recreation space” – on land between Eccleshall Road and Common Lane that is currently used for...

Go Equipo! National final for Stone students

Go Equipo! National final for Stone students

  Good luck to Equipo, a team of young entrepreneurs from Alleyne’s High School, who will be representing the West Midlands at the national final of this year’s Young Enterprise competition in London on Monday (1st July). Equipo beat off competition from across the West Midlands to book their place in the UK final...

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