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Brownies celebrate birth of Prince George

Brownies in Stone celebrated the birth of Prince George with a party at their Westbridge Park base this week – and Stoke-on-Trent pottery firm Emma Bridgewater donated commemorative mugs as a special keepsake. The pottery firm based in Hanley donated 18 Royal Baby half-pint mugs. The Stone St Michael’s Brownies decided to have the special party following the excitement within ...

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Man charged with Wine Cellar robbery

A 35-year-old escaped prisoner has been charged with three knife-point robberies, including the one at The Wine Cellar in Stone that happened earlier this month. Detectives from Cheshire, working closely with colleagues in Staffordshire, have charged Nicholas Andrew Overton with the knife-point robbery at corner shop in Oulton Road which happened on 8th September. Overton has also been charged with knife-point ...

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Matthew’s wedding car with a difference!

Groom Matthew Bufton chose a pretty unusual mode of transport to get him to the church on time last Friday! Matthew married Marie Harvey at St Michael’s Church in Stone on Friday 13th September – although his chosen vehicle was too big for the church drive and had to stop in Church Street instead. Matthew works in agricultural sales and ...

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Show goes on for Stone bonfire and fireworks

This year’s bonfire and firework display at Westbridge Park will be taking place on Saturday 2nd November – although the event was almost cancelled. Click HERE for full details of this year’s event. Stone Town Charity Bonfire and Firework Committee say they were informed recently by Stafford Borough Council that permission to use Westbridge Park for this year’s Fireworks and ...

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Appeal from fire service over strike action

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people in Stone to take extra care at home and on the roads following the announcement by the Fire Brigades Union that its members will take industrial action on 25th September. Householders are being reminded to make preparations to maintain their own safety – including installing and testing smoke alarms, taking extra care ...

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Stone traders rustle up a slap-up treat

Businesses in Stone have teamed up to offer local people the chance to win a three-course meal. Come Dine With Us Totally Locally Stone will take place at Stone station community building on Saturday 19th October. Everyone who spends at least £5 with any of the following Stone businesses will be entered into a prize draw – Stone Baked, Panda ...

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Date set for Stone Christmas lights switch-on

Stone’s Christmas lights will be switched on on Thursday 14th November. As usual, there will be lots going on in the town centre, including live music, a funfair and lots of stalls. Full details will be confirmed nearer the time. However, organisers Stone Town Council are looking to hear from local bands and performers who would like to entertain the ...

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Plan for new power station at Meaford

An aerial view of the construction of the coal-powered Meaford 'B' station in 1956 - image from Staffordshire Past Track. Click the photo for more details

  Plans are being drawn up for a new gas-fired power station at Meaford. Meaford Energy Ltd wants to build a 30-acre station at Meaford Business Park – the site of the former coal-fired Meaford Power Station that was decommissioned and demolished in the 1990s. The company – which has been formed by business park owner St Modwen and property ...

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Offer accepted for the Crown Hotel

An offer has been accepted for the Crown Hotel in Stone, which has been up for sale since unexpectedly closing its doors at the end of July. The historic, Grade II listed building closed down on 23rd July and was initially on the market with Christie and Co for £1.5 million. That was quickly reduced in early August to £750,000. ...

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