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Pupils’ petition to save sports partnership

Pupils have been collecting signatures outside a Stone school for a national petition to save school sport partnerships. The Department for Education has removed the funding for the partnerships, which offer sports programmes and specialist coaching in schools. The Stafford and Stone School Sport Partnership is set to end in April 2011, along with 449 others across England. Pupils at ...

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Young sports stars urged to bid for funding

Young sporting stars have been urged to follow in the footsteps of Stone sailor Sarah Norbury and apply for funding to help them excel in their field. Applications are now being submitted for a share of the county council’s Young People’s Sports Performance Grant Scheme. Each year the scheme provides funding to support young talented sportspeople who either live or go ...

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Tour of Britain: Picture Special

Some of the world’s top cyclists zipped through Stone on Sunday on the second stage of the gruelling eight-day Tour of Britain race. The stage started and ended in Stoke-on-Trent and the 100-mile race celebrated the centenary of the city. But Stone residents had a chance to see the spectacle as the cyclists took part in a sprint finish that ...

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