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Photos: Trinity Skills for Life summer show

The Fab Four, The Supremes, Roy Orbison, Bon Jovi, Village People, Abba and more. They were all there at Trinity Skills for Life’s superb summer concert on 28th July. Students and staff put on a brilliant show at St Dominic’s Priory School’s Priory Hall, with music, comedy sketches, dances and lots of audience participation. The show – called ‘Through The ...

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In pictures: Granville School 50th anniversary reunion

Former pupils from Granville School enjoyed an evening of reminiscing at Wetherspoons recently. The reunion, held on 25th April,  was predominantly to mark the 50th anniversary of the class of 1965, but Carole Shardlow said that over the years they have welcomed all ex-Granville attendees, older and slightly younger alike, with even regular Alleynians joining them for a fun evening recalling ...

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Former Stone resident’s terrifying forest fire encounter

Former Stone resident Lynne Shepley now lives in South Africa and sent us this fascinating report and spectacular photographs of a brave and dramatic firefighting operation following a series of devastating forest fires in the area back in March. Thanks Lynne. The Cape Peninsula was in the grip of raging wildfires in early March, stretching many miles from the Indian Ocean ...

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Kris uses his loaf!

ALBOS’s Kris Grainger is aiming to encourage novice bakers to get creative in the kitchen, with a series of informative classes beginning shortly. Under the moniker Breadheads and Doughnuts, over the coming weeks, Kris will be leading a series of fun baking classes, suitable for everyone regardless of ability and experience. The first class takes place on Friday 1st May ...

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Your amazing pictures of the solar eclipse

This amazing image of Friday’s solar eclipse – taken by Stone photographer Ian Turner from Walton – has become the most popular photo shared on the Little Bit of Stone Facebook page. The composite image – which is a number of photos stitched together that were taken at roughly 10-minute intervals using a nine stop ND filter – has received almost 1,000 likes ...

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Brownies made sure Stone was blooming beautiful!

Whisper it quietly, but it seems that spring may finally be here, and thoughts are turning to gardens and the blooming colours of spring and summer. DAVID LEECH looks back at the creation of a beautiful garden in the town last year by local brownies for Stone in Bloom – and how they overcame the theft of two of the ...

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