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View from the heavens at St Michael’s

View from the heavens at St Michael’s

I’m terrified of heights. So the thought of climbing to the top of St Michael’s church tower wasn’t top of my list of things to do on a sunny Saturday in early September. But that’s exactly what people could do today at the Stone church as St Michael’s offered visitors a glimpse behind the...

Firefighters’ car wash for charity

Firefighters’ car wash for charity

Firefighters will be washing cars to raise money for the Firefighters Charity at Stone fire station on Saturday 8th September. The charity car wash will be taking place between 10am and 3pm at the station on The Filleybrooks. As well as washing motors, firefighters will also be handing out safety leaflets and signing people...

Alex privileged to be a Games Maker

Alex privileged to be a Games Maker

Stone student Alex Steer says he’s privileged to be a Games Maker at the Paralympic Games in London. Alex, who’s 19, and studying business and management sciences at Aberystwyth University, has been playing his part in making the 2012 Paralympics the best ever by joining an army of Games Maker volunteers. Alex said: “It’s...

Welcome to our new Business Directory!

Welcome to our new Business Directory!

A Little Bit of Stone now has a great new Business and Community Directory. The directory – directory.alittlebitofstone.com – enables people in the town to find and support their local businesses – and gives businesses a great platform to reach thousands of local people. A Little Bit of Stone has now been running for...

Dirty dog owner hit with £500 bill

Dirty dog owner hit with £500 bill

A Stone man who failed to clean up after his dog when it fouled on a football pitch at Westbridge Park has been handed a bill of nearly £500. Magistrates heard Nigel Green let his black Labrador off its lead in Westbridge Park and it was then seen defecating on the grass behind one...

Games Maker Sophie at the Paralympics

Games Maker Sophie at the Paralympics

The London 2012 Paralympic Games are in full flow and a Stone student is playing her part in making sure spectators have a whale of a time in the Olympic Park.  Sophie Watt from Newcastle Road is a volunteer Games Maker at the Paralympics before she returns to Leeds Metropolitan University, where she is...

Mont Blanc charity climb for Chris’s 40th

Mont Blanc charity climb for Chris’s 40th

A local landscape gardener will be celebrating his 40th birthday in style this weekend – by climbing Mont Blanc to raise money for Stone charity SAMS. Chris Cope begins the climb on Sunday 2nd September and hopes to reach the summit by Wednesday. Chris is hoping to raise £2,000 for SAMS, a peer-to-peer support...

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GCSE joy for Katie and Molly!

GCSE joy for Katie and Molly!

Thanks to Joshua Cope for this series of fab photos taken at Alleyne’s High School on GCSE results day, 23rd August, of two friends opening their results together. Katie Marshal, on the right, got 8 A* to C grades and her friend Molly Dean got nine. Both students are going to Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College....

Sad death of Scout leader and carpenter George

Sad death of Scout leader and carpenter George

Stone carpenter and Scout leader George Shufflebotham has died while on a camping trip in Wales. George, who was 66, was camping with 1st Stone Scouts near Abergele and died of natural causes on 9th August. George, as well as working from his workshop in Victor Street, was involved with 1st Stone Scouts for...

Final service in St John’s Church building

Final service in St John’s Church building

It’s the end of an era for St John’s Church this weekend as the congregation meet for the final service at their Granville Terrace building before moving out to make way for its sale. The congregation voted to leave their listed building at a special meeting in May – you can read A Little...

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