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In pictures: Christmas lights switch-on 2014

Stone’s brand new Christmas lights were switched on last night by some of the stars of Stafford Gatehouse’s panto. After a performance from singer Matt Blake and a wonderful selection of Christmas songs by young members of the Stone Schools Combined Choir, the panto performers joined town mayor Cathy Collier, Santa Claus and members of comperes Stafford Radio to push ...

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Sky lantern tribute to Becky Tait

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Family and friends of Becky Tait, the young woman from Stone who died after being hit by a train on Sunday 9th November, released sky lanterns and balloons on Saturday evening in her memory. Over 50 people gathered at Westbridge Park on 15th November for the emotional tribute, organised by Becky’s close friend and former partner Jamie Stanway. The Sentinel ...

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Knitted poppy tribute at Barlaston war memorial

Hundreds of knitted and crocheted poppies made for a beautiful tribute at Barlaston memorial. Members of Barlaston Herons WI were inspired by the huge display of poppies at the Tower of London and created their own mini version. Sara Morris from Barlaston Herons WI said: “A lot of WI members and their families have been busy making either knitted or ...

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Photos of Stone wanted!

Team ALBOS, along with our long time supporters Panda Press, are putting together a 2015 calendar that will be used to raise funds for local charities. We’re looking for photo’s of events and landmarks in and around Stone to be included in the calendar.  We’re looking for a photo per month as well as a cover photo for the calendar ...

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Photos: The changing face of Stone

These slideshows of photographs taken in Stone from 2005 to 2007 show just how much things have changed in the town in less than a decade. They were all taken by Gary Sharman, who says: “It’s amazing that after what is just a relatively short period of time there have been so many changes. Shops have changed, car parks have ...

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Fun day remembers Kieran, Connan and Phil

Three young people from Stone who tragically lost their lives this year were remembered at a family fun day at Stone Cricket Club on Sunday (21st September). The day was the finale of the huge fundraising effort to raise money for epilepsy charity Gemma’s Ray of Hope in memory of Kieran ‘Lally’ McColl, but the day was also about remembering ...

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Weather does not beat the Cadets

Army Cadets from Stone joined over 600 other Cadets and Adult Volunteer Instructors from across the County for their week long Annual Training Camp. This year’s camp was held in Warcop in the beautiful surroundings of the Cumbria countryside. Upon arrival the cadets were broken down into training groups so they could immediately start what would be a very intense ...

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In pictures: Stone Day of Music

The ‘Day of Music and Fun’ took place in Stone town centre on Saturday (16th August) to raise money for next year’s Stone Music and Arts Festival. Huge thanks to Stone’s independent traders, who organised the event after this year’s music festival was cancelled due to lack of sponsorship. They sold voucher / raffle booklets to raise money to make ...

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