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Safe stolen in St Michael’s school break-in

The office safe was stolen in a break-in at St Michael’s First School in Stone on Thursday evening (14th November). Police were called just after 8.30pm on Thursday 14th November (Christmas lights switch-on night). The offender(s) got into the school by forcing a panel on a fire escape door. They headed for the office and managed to get away with ...

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Restaurant plan for St John’s Church

The empty St John’s Church building in Stone will be converted into a restaurant after it was bought at auction by a local property developer. Alistair Howells from Aston bought the building for £157,000 at a Louis Taylor auction in Hanley on Tuesday night. He will convert the Grade II listed building – which has been empty since August 2012 ...

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History of Stone fire station to be celebrated

Former retained firefighters and officers have been invited to join serving crew members in Stone to celebrate the station’s rich history before it makes way for a brand new community facility. The current fire station in has served the town since July 1975 but is now set to be replaced by a purpose built base. Before the team moves to ...

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St John’s Church in Stone sold for £157,000

The empty St John’s Church building in Stone sold at auction last night for £157,000. The building had been on the market since December 2012 at £195,000 with Louis Taylor but – after failing to sell – went to a public auction at the Quality Hotel in Hanley, with a guide price of between £80,000 and £100,000. A Louis Taylor ...

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Stone goes dotty for Children in Need

People in Stone are going dotty to raise money for Children In Need this year on Friday 15th November. Staff at Greggs on the High Street are doing their fundraising a day early, on Thursday 14th. Staff dressed in fancy dress will be rowing the Channel – well, the equivalent distance on a rowing machine outside the shop! – all ...

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Support at hand for Stone community groups

Voluntary and community groups in Stone can find out more about support available to them at a roadshow in Stone on 19th November. VAST is a registered charity that provides services and development support to voluntary organisations, community groups, charities and social enterprises across Staffordshire. They will be in Stone High Street on Tuesday 19th November to talk to organisations, and ...

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Stafford and Stone Canoe Club turns 40!

Family, friends and members of Stafford and Stone Canoe Club were taken on an emotional journey back through time on Friday 8th November when the club celebrated its 40th anniversary. Founder members Jon and Pauline Goodwin, and Ken Langford, set up the club – which is based at Westbridge Park in Stone – in 1973. Forty years later, it’s one ...

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Video: Remembrance in Stone 2013

Here’s a video by Joshua Cope from the Remembrance service in Stone town centre on Sunday 10th November. Hundreds of people came out to remember and pay their respects. Earlier in the day, a service took place at the war memorial in Walton and, on Monday, a short service was held at the Granville Square memorial. Here’s Josh’s video from ...

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Stone’s giant Advent windows are revealed

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The list of shops and businesses taking part in this year’s Advent Windows in Stone has been revealed. Here is the map which show the order in which Stone’s giant Advent calendar will be revealed day by day in December… For the fourth year running a giant community Advent calendar is being unveiled day by day in Stone shop windows ...

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Number of councillors to be reduced by a third

The number of councillors at Stafford Borough Council is to be reduced by nearly a third. The Local Government Boundary Commission has revealed that the council will in future have 40 members – 19 fewer members than it presently has. Now work is being carried out to redraw boundaries for the new wards that councillors will represent following the borough ...

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