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Repairs for historic canal bridge at last

Photos by Kate Faulkner

A historic canal bridge in Stone that has been hit by vehicles numerous times over the last few years will be repaired this winter. Barriers were installed to protect the damage a couple of years ago at the bridge on Washdale Lane in Meaford. The Canal and River Trust will be carrying out the repair works to the bridge this ...

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C&A re-opens after ‘nightmare’ for owner

The Crown and Anchor

The Crown and Anchor will be open again on Thursday (21st August) from 12pm after a week that owner Custodio Pinto called a “nightmare”. Custodio was forced to close the popular Stone pub and restaurant last week after he discovered that – because he’d gone into voluntary liquidation last month – the venue didn’t have a licence. The pub will ...

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Bethany’s Ball crowns big fundraising year

Amy, Ben and Bethany (who's taking a nibble of Ben's London Marathon medal!)

Amy and Ben Gamble from Stone have been raising money for the last year for the University Hospital of North Staffordshire’s neonatal unit to thank them for the care their daughter Bethany received last year. The pinnacle of their fundraising year is Bethany’s Ball in October. Amy explains more here… On Saturday 18th October we are holding a Charity Ball ...

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Happy 4th birthday to A Little Bit of Stone!


A Little Bit of Stone is four years’ old this month! Since August 2010, there have been at least 50 stories every single month on this site, all dedicated to Stone. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg – there’s so much more that we do through our thriving social media profiles. In four years, there have been almost ...

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Mobile game to keep kids safe online

Kash Dash

A new mobile game starring Staffordshire police dogs has launched to help youngsters stay safe online. The ‘Kash Dash’ app, which has been designed by the Office of Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, features police dogs Emma and Jasper, and former police dog and force mascot Kash. With game-play similar to the popular mobile game ‘Flappy Birds’, the aim of ...

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Get well soon, Gavin

Gavin at the service last Sunday

All the very best wishes to Gavin Stocks, who’s been in hospital with a major facial infection. Gavin was Stone Army Cadets’ flag bearer at Sunday’s First World War centenary service in Stonefield Park. He was taken straight to hospital after the parade and told he was very lucky that it hadn’t spread to his eye and brain. Mum Jane ...

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