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T-Birds… You’re the one that we want!

Wannabe Sandies, Dannies and Rizzos had better shape up and get along to auditions for Stone’s Pop School and Stage Academy’s performance of Grease. Young people from eight to 18 who want to try out for a speaking or singing role should get in touch with PSSA in advance, and will be asked to prepare something straight-forward for the auditions, ...

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Stone man charged with restaurant assault

A Stone man has been charged with ‘assault by beating’ following the disturbance at the Crown of India┬áin Market Square on Tuesday night. Monir Miah, aged 53, of Tilling Drive, has been bailed to appear before magistrates in Newcastle on 6th August. A 28-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of public order offences has been released without charge.

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Manor Hill pupils go wild for wildlife!


Pupils from Manor Hill First School have created a pond and wildlife area at their school in Walton. The school’s eco team – The Eco Warriors – were visited by Stone mayor Jill Piggott at the end of June, who saw the results of all their hard work first-hand and performed the official opening. The pupils have designed the area ...

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The Red Lion set to roar back to life?

The Red Lion could be open again very soon, with the current licensee back behind the bar. Owner Punch Taverns says re-opening the 200-year-old High Street pub is a priority after it failed to open for business on Sunday. More on that HERE. A spokesman for Punch Taverns told The Sentinel: “The Red Lion is temporarily closed and we apologise ...

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Arrests after Crown of India disturbance

Two men were arrested in Stone last night after a disturbance at the Crown of India restaurant in Market Square. A 23-year-old man was treated at the scene by paramedics for facial injuries but it’s not believed that he required hospital treatment. Police were called to the incident just before 7.30pm on Tuesday night. A Staffordshire Police spokesman said today: ...

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Group for Stone snappers up and running

Stone Photographers

It was a great first meeting of the Stone Photographers group on Tuesday night at the Royal Exchange, with 18 people turning up to share expertise, learn tips and techniques and meet fellow snappers in the area! The group has been set up by Harriet Denson, Richard Matthews and Rie Hill – and they set a challenge for the next ...

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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 returning. The group had initially tried ...

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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 the town centre and examined CCTV. ...

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Fun in the sun at Picnic In The Park!

Picnic in the Park (2)

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, with live music, African drum workshops, ...

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