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UKIP leader Nigel Farage in town

UKIP leader Nigel Farage in town

UKIP leader Nigel Farage visited Stone today as part of his tour of the West Midlands ahead of the county council elections on 2nd May. He was in the town centre – and had a quick pint in Wetherspoons – before moving on to Yarlet and Marston for a protest against HS2. The candidates...

Make sure you can vote on May 2nd

Make sure you can vote on May 2nd

Residents in Stone are being urged not to miss out on the chance to vote in next month’s elections. Voters will be going to the polls on Thursday 2nd May to elect councillors to Staffordshire County Council. With the deadline to register looming (17th April) people are being reminded to make sure they are...

Six-year-old Matthew’s 1km charity swim

Six-year-old Matthew’s 1km charity swim

Six-year-old Matthew Walker is going to be swimming 60 lengths of Stafford Leisure Centre’s pool in an hour to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. St Dominic’s RC Primary School pupil Matthew – along with mum Anna and dad Jon – are taking part in the Marie Curie Swimathon on 27th April and will...

Recent floods litter fields with rubbish

Recent floods litter fields with rubbish

The recent flooding that hit Stone has left a trail of rubbish in its wake. Chris Tibbits walked along the Trent and Mersey Canal towpath from Stone to Burston on Sunday (31st March). He said: “We were quite saddened to see the unbelievable amount of debris that has been washed up in the fields...

UKIP leader Farage in Stone on 4th April

UKIP leader Farage in Stone on 4th April

UKIP leader Nigel Farage will be pressing the flesh in Stone town centre on Thursday 4th April as part of a two-day tour of the West Midlands ahead of county council elections on 2nd May. Mr Farage will be in the town centre at 1pm before heading to Yarlet and Marston for a protest...

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Save money with ‘Cheaper Energy Together’

Save money with ‘Cheaper Energy Together’

People in Stone can sign up for a scheme which could save hundreds of pounds on our energy bills.  A host of Staffordshire charities are backing the not-for-profit ‘Cheaper Energy Together’ scheme. Beat the Cold, Staffordshire Housing Group and Aspire Housing believe this collective buying scheme will help Staffordshire residents save hundreds on their...

Major changes to local NHS from 1st April

Major changes to local NHS from 1st April

Major changes to the NHS in Stone, Staffordshire and across the country come into force on 1st April. Government health reforms mean that once the Easter Bank Holiday ends, the NHS and healthcare landscape in Staffordshire will look very different. The three NHS Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) – North Staffordshire, South Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent...

What a weekend at Moddershall Oaks!

What a weekend at Moddershall Oaks!

Staff at Moddershall Oaks moved mountains (of snow) at the weekend to make sure that two weddings at the country spa retreat could still go ahead. The snow that fell on Friday and Saturday saw drifts of over 12ft in parts of Stone, with Moddershall particularly badly hit. Here’s Moddershall Oaks director Penny Holland’s...

TVT response to Westbridge Park plans on hold

TVT response to Westbridge Park plans on hold

Trent Vision Trust (TVT) say they will crack on with their plans to redevelop land off The Filleybrooks near Stone fire station after the borough council put its plans for Westbridge Park on hold. TVT say their site is the best spot for a new supermarket in the town and has called on Stone...

Wow! Snowy Stone from the air

Wow! Snowy Stone from the air

More great work from Paul Moloney, who flew his camera quadcopter from Westbridge Park this morning to get these amazing views of snowy Stone. They’re just beautiful. There’s more information about Paul and his hobby HERE and you can join Paul’s Facebook group HERE. And there are lots of pictures of snowy Stone (from...

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