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Joule’s malthouse transformation approved

Joule’s malthouse transformation approved

  Plans to transform the old Joule’s malthouse in Adie’s Alley into shops and apartments have been granted planning permission by Stafford Borough Council. Stone car dealership Hill and Swift have won permission to revamp the historic building and to build an apartment block on neighbouring land. The Maltings were on the brink of...

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Rogue Boutique and other High Street news

Rogue Boutique and other High Street news

A fashion boutique offering some of the hottest independent labels at affordable prices opened in Stone High Street on Saturday 16th February. The Champagne was flowing at Rogue Boutique as owner Alex Bagnall opened her doors for the first time after relocating from Newcastle town centre. The boutique – at 23 High Street –...

Sheep loose in Stone!

Sheep loose in Stone!

Did you see the loose sheep in Stone this morning?! Richard Evans said on Twitter that sheep were blocking traffic at the junction of Kings Avenue and Longton Road and took the great pictures above and below of two of them on the car park off Northesk Street. He said on Twitter: “The only...

Council: No horse meat in school meals

Council: No horse meat in school meals

Staffordshire County Council has withdrawn beef from school meals but says that its service has not been affected by meat contamination. Following the news that some beef products sold in supermarkets including Tesco, Asda, Lidl and Aldi were contaminated with horse and other types of meat, the council say it acted swiftly to confirm...

Graphic designer vacancy at Panda Press

Graphic designer vacancy at Panda Press

Panda Press in Stone are looking for a graphic designer. Here are the details: GRAPHIC DESIGNER REQUIRED An opportunity to join a dynamic team at a progressive design and print company, based in Stone. You will be working with a wide range of clients and will possess creative design for print skills including strong...

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Bedsits plan for old double-glazing shop

Bedsits plan for old double-glazing shop

Plans have been submitted to convert the former double glazing shop in Edward Street into seven bedsits. JPK Designs from Wolstanton have applied to Stafford Borough Council for permission to convert the building into the seven units. The plans from JPK Design Ltd from Wolstanton would create seven bedsits with en-suite facilities and a...

Video: HS2 public meeting at Stone station

Video: HS2 public meeting at Stone station

Stone MP Bill Cash was joined by members of the Stop HS2 campaign group at Stone station on 9th February to set out his opposition to the high-speed rail link. Also there were representatives from the HS2 Action Alliance, a network of action groups, who urged people in Stone to form a group. The HS2...

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Public meeting on HS2 route through Stone

Public meeting on HS2 route through Stone

Stone MP Bill Cash is holding a public meeting on the planned HS2 phase two route at Stone station community building at 11am on Saturday 9th February. Our MP set out his “grave concerns” about the route of the HS2 second phase through Staffordshire – which passes close to Walton Heath, Darlaston and Swynnerton...

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New crackdown on dog fouling

New crackdown on dog fouling

Dog fouling hotspots in Stone will be targeted as part of a new crackdown on the filthy crime. Stafford Borough Council has introduced dawn and evening patrols  to help reduce the number of offences. They have also set up a dedicated email address for people to report offenders. You can now email dogs@staffordbc.gov.uk to give...

Host families needed for Chernobyl children

Host families needed for Chernobyl children

Host families are needed in Stone this summer for children from Belarus who will be spending time in the town to recover from cancers caused by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Margie Haslop from the Chernobyl Children’s Project in Stone has appealed for people to come forward if they can help. Margie Haslop, organiser of...

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