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Have your say on revised bus services

Bus stop

If you use Stone’s local bus services, make sure you have your say in a new Staffordshire County Council consultation. A full review of the town’s services was carried out at the end of last year and the council now wants people’s views on several of the revised routes that are currently operating in and around the Stone area to ...

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Stone drama teacher to make pro panto debut

Nick Earnshaw (2)

A teacher from Rooftop Studios’ Pop School and Stage Academy’s (PSSA) in Stone is set to make his professional directorial debut in a production of a self-penned pantomime at the Sherringham Little Theatre in Norfolk later this year. Entitled ‘Robin Hood and His Merry Crew, The Panto’, the production was written by Nick Earnshaw and is an hilarious reimagining of ...

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Family statement after tragic railway death

Becky Tait

The family of the young woman who died after being hit by a train on Sunday have thanked people in the town for their support since the tragic incident and shared a photograph. They sent us this statement and the photograph above today: Sadly, on Sunday 9th November at around 6.15pm, Becky Tait, aged 20, tragically took her own life ...

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Council plans craft market shake-up

craft market

Stone Town Council is looking to shelve its current craft and collectibles market and create a new one on a different date in the month. The council’s services sub-committee is looking at moving the market from the second Saturday of each month to the third, to get more stallholders involved and to increase the number of people visiting. The issue ...

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Woman dies after being hit by train

Ambulance

A woman died after being hit by a train in Stone on Sunday evening (9th November). Emergency services were called to the railway line at about 6.15pm. The  level crossing at Church Street/Redhill Road, just up from St Michael’s Church, was closed as paramedics and police officers attended the incident. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said today: “Unfortunately it ...

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Amazing fundraising effort tops £20,000

Balloons are released after the family fun day at Stone Cricket Club

Over £20,000 was raised in a huge fundraising effort in memory of Kieran ‘Lally’ McColl, who died after falling into the canal in Stone following an epileptic fit earlier this year. The amazing effort saw £2,500 raised for a memorial bench (more on that HERE), £16,512 go to epilepsy charity Gemma’s Ray of Hope and a £1,000 donation from Barclays ...

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