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Festive cheques handed over at The Swan

The Swan landlord Geoff Blundell, centre, with Collin Taylor and Helen Blundell

Big hearted festive boozers dug deep at the Swan’s popular annual Christmas auction back in December, and helped raise an impressive £3,500 for the nominated charities via generous bids on the plethora of goodies on offer. There was a veritable selection box of items, including paintings from local artists Hilary Jeffries Bransom and Rita Banks, a holiday comprising a week’s ...

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Farmers’ market flashmob from Grease stars!

Farmers market

  Young performers from Stone took to the farmers’ market on Saturday to spread the word about their next performance. Students from the ‘Pop School and Stage Academy’ based at the town’s Rooftop Studios surprised shoppers by performing songs from Grease: The Musical, which they’re staging at the Mitchell Memorial Theatre in Hanley over the February half-term break. Click HERE ...

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Appeal after fire extinguisher incident in Stone

Staffordshire Police

A fire extinguisher was set off through a letterbox at a property in Lichfield Street, Stone, on Sunday night. Police were called at around 10.40pm. A spokesman said: “The hose from a fire extinguisher had been put through the letterbox and the extinguisher triggered, causing the foam to cover the floor of the porch. No-one was injured and no permanent ...

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Be a volunteer lock keeper in Stone

Canal and river trust

The Canal and River Trust is looking for people in Stone who would like to be volunteer lock keepers on the Trent and Mersey through the town. The role of a lock keeper is to “provide a friendly welcome to visitors, assist boaters through locks and help maintain the lock areas”. No previous experience is required. Full details below…

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Stone entrepreneurs go straight to the PM!

David Cameron

It’s the Young Enterprise trade fair in Stone’s Market Square on Saturday 1st February when teams of entrepreneurs from schools in Stone and Stafford will be selling their products. There is more information about the event HERE One of the key tests for the teams is their marketing skills. One of the Young Enterprise teams from Alleyne’s Academy – Ignite, ...

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Apology from Stoke council leader over HS2 plans


The leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council will be meeting councillors in Stone soon to explain the city’s bid for a HS2 station – and its impact on Stone – in more detail. Stone Town Council issued the press release below on Thursday evening, in which it says Cllr Mohammed Pervez, the leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council, apologised to the town ...

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Stone mayor’s blog – what a busy Christmas!


Here’s the latest instalment of Stone town mayor Jill Piggott’s blog for A Little Bit of Stone. And the run-up to Christmas was an extremely busy time! Friday 15th November We attended Lichfield Mayor and Sheriff’s charity dinner, held in the town hall. It was a lovely evening, a great menu followed a very entertaining band, all money raised goes to ...

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Use Stone library? Let the county council know

Stone library

Staffordshire County Council wants people who use Stone library to tell them how and why they use it. The council will be formally consulting on plans for the future of the county library service in the summer – but it first wants to find out how local people and community groups use their library. If you’re a user of Stone ...

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Send your loved one a Valentine’s message!


A Little Bit of Stone wants to play Cupid this Valentine’s Day! You can send your loved one a special Valentine’s message (clean, please) and we’ll publish all that we receive here on the website on Valentine’s morning for all to see. You can send your message – and a photo if you like – to love@alittlebitofstone.com Just make sure ...

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