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Allotments targeted for gardening equipment


Gardening equipment has been stolen after several sheds were broken into at the allotments off Tilling Drive in Stone. Offenders cut through a fence to gain entry to the allotments sometime between Saturday 7th Sunday 8th June and anyone with any information is asked to contact the police on 101 quoting incident number 249 of 8th June.

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36 bikes stolen in raid at The Velo Store

Bike theft

  Burglars knocked through two walls and stole a large number of bicycles from The Velo Store in Stone on Sunday night (1st June). Thirty-six bikes worth over £43,000 were stolen in the raid. Shocked staff discovered what had happened when they turned up for work on Monday. Staffordshire Police sent us this statement this afternoon: “Unknown offenders broke into ...

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Meaford power station plans on show

Meaford Energy Centre

The latest plans for a gas turbine power station in Meaford will be on show at consultation events on 11th and 12th June. The proposals for the Meaford Energy Centre at the Meaford Business Park have been drawn up by Meaford Energy Limited, a joint venture between Glenfinnan and St Modwen. The company carried out an initial consultation between September ...

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Dog fouling patrols for Downs Banks


Stafford Borough Council enforcement officers will soon be patrolling Downs Banks after they were called in to help reduce the number of dog owners failing to clear up after their pets at the National Trust beauty spot. It’s the first time that council officers will be patrolling the Downs – and anyone seen failing to clear up after their dog ...

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£100 giveaway to mark the big 10,000!

£50 Stone High Street Voucher

The Little Bit of Stone Facebook and Twitter accounts are closing in on 5,000 followers each – and we are running a special giveaway when we reach the magic number. When we reach 5,000 on each social media site, we’ll give one of our followers on both Twitter and Facebook a £50 voucher to redeem at shops, restaurants and businesses ...

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Another charitable donation for Claire Hubbard


After a 12-hour darts marathon between the Pheasant and Talbot Ladies, the 2 darts teams managed to raise a grand total of £810 for ill-Eccleshall mum Claire Hubbard. So far, family and friends have helped Claire raise over £20,000 – funds she needs not just to get to America but to also have the life changing operation that she so desperately ...

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In Pictures: St. Michael’s Kenyan Day


Seventy-five pupils Year 4 from St. Michael’s First School held a Kenyan Day last Friday for friends, family and the younger pupils. For the past 6 weeks, Year 4 have been learning about Kenya as a country, but also the way of life, and they were keen to show off their understands to their younger peers. The pupils decided what ...

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Police station relocation moves a step nearer

Stone police station

The relocation of Stone police station into the town council building in Station Road has taken a step closer. Staffordshire Police have submitted planning applications to Stafford Borough Council to make the necessary alterations at the town council building. The planned move by the police was revealed in 2011 as part of wider police plans to relocate a number of ...

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From Stone to Japan, one man’s crusade

adrian summersell

As human beings we are often emotionally affected by the things we see and hear about in the news.  Sometimes we take a moment to be thankful that we’re safe, sometimes we donate to an appeal and sometimes we become so involved that we set about raising awareness and try and do something that can make an actual difference to ...

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