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Dirty dog owner hit with £500 bill

Dirty dog owner hit with £500 bill

A Stone man who failed to clean up after his dog when it fouled on a football pitch at Westbridge Park has been handed a bill of nearly £500. Magistrates heard Nigel Green let his black Labrador off its lead in Westbridge Park and it was then seen defecating on the grass behind one...

Games Maker Sophie at the Paralympics

Games Maker Sophie at the Paralympics

The London 2012 Paralympic Games are in full flow and a Stone student is playing her part in making sure spectators have a whale of a time in the Olympic Park.  Sophie Watt from Newcastle Road is a volunteer Games Maker at the Paralympics before she returns to Leeds Metropolitan University, where she is...

Mont Blanc charity climb for Chris’s 40th

Mont Blanc charity climb for Chris’s 40th

A local landscape gardener will be celebrating his 40th birthday in style this weekend – by climbing Mont Blanc to raise money for Stone charity SAMS. Chris Cope begins the climb on Sunday 2nd September and hopes to reach the summit by Wednesday. Chris is hoping to raise £2,000 for SAMS, a peer-to-peer support...

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GCSE joy for Katie and Molly!

GCSE joy for Katie and Molly!

Thanks to Joshua Cope for this series of fab photos taken at Alleyne’s High School on GCSE results day, 23rd August, of two friends opening their results together. Katie Marshal, on the right, got 8 A* to C grades and her friend Molly Dean got nine. Both students are going to Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College....

Sad death of Scout leader and carpenter George

Sad death of Scout leader and carpenter George

Stone carpenter and Scout leader George Shufflebotham has died while on a camping trip in Wales. George, who was 66, was camping with 1st Stone Scouts near Abergele and died of natural causes on 9th August. George, as well as working from his workshop in Victor Street, was involved with 1st Stone Scouts for...

Final service in St John’s Church building

Final service in St John’s Church building

It’s the end of an era for St John’s Church this weekend as the congregation meet for the final service at their Granville Terrace building before moving out to make way for its sale. The congregation voted to leave their listed building at a special meeting in May – you can read A Little...

Owning a home becoming more difficult

Owning a home becoming more difficult

The cost of buying your own home in Stafford Borough increased by more than double the rate of an average salary in the area over the past 10 years, leaving thousands of people with no hope of ever getting on the housing ladder. The cost of buying a home in the borough soared by...

A-level delight for students

A-level delight for students

A-level students from St Dominic’s Priory School are celebrating tonight after they all secured their first choice of university following another great set of results at the Station Road school. This year the school achieved a 97% A-level pass rate, with 64% achieved at grades A*, A and B. Eighty per cent of students achieved four A-levels....

Dad’s charity challenge inspired by his son

Dad’s charity challenge inspired by his son

A Stone dad is raising money for research into a rare genetic condition after his son was diagnosed with the disorder earlier this year. Martin Stuart’s son James was diagnosed with Williams Syndrome shortly before his second birthday in March. It’s a very rare genetic disorder, occurring in only approximately 1 in 25,000 births, is...

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Ambassador Dan spreads the travel card word

Ambassador Dan spreads the travel card word

A teenager from Stone is helping to spread the word about a special travel and loyalty card for young people from the county council. The council has been training a group of young champions from Stafford Borough to promote the award-winning Your Staffordshire Card. Their job is to get more young people to sign...

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