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Co-op v Morrisons in charity challenge!

Two Stone supermarkets will be going head to head on the football field in a special match to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust and the British Heart Foundation. The match will take place on Westbridge Park on Sunday 28th October at 4pm and has been organised by Jon Robinson and colleagues in memory of two people from Stone ...

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St Dom’s up for prestigious award

St Dominic’s Priory School has been shortlisted for an award at the Independent School Awards 2012 in the Outstanding Governing Body of the Year category. The Independent Schools Awards celebrate excellence in the strategic and financial management of the 2,500 independent schools across the UK. The awards will be held on November 14th at the National Motorcycle Museum near Birmingham. ...

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Call to scrap Westbridge development plans

Westbridge Park

The chairman of Stone Food and Drink Festival has called for plans which would pave the way for development on Westbridge Park to be scrapped immediately. Richard Stevens was speaking ahead of Stafford Borough Council’s Cabinet meeting on Thursday 4th October, when the latest version of the borough Local Plan will be discussed. The plan – which provides a blueprint ...

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Your Tour of Britain video and pics!

Tour of Britain

Thanks to everyone who shared pictures and videos of the Tour of Britain in Stone today, either via email, Facebook or Twitter.  Thank you to Anna West, Cyril Watts, Dennis Bettany, Ian Prescott, Jason Kent, Joshua Cope (A Little Bit of Stone’s resident snapper extraordinaire!), Karen Sunnsea, Matt Lee, Neill Harvey-Smith, Peter Wood, Steve Garner, Tim Garner and Nicholas Carter. ...

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Choose your spot for the Tour of Britain

The Tour of Britain cyclists, including Olympic and Tour de France legend Bradley Wiggins, will be zipping through Stone on Thursday 13th September – and here’s the route they’ll be taking through the town. Stage 5 of the Tour of Britain starts from Trentham Gardens at 10.30am – and it won’t take them long to reach Stone! They’ll come through ...

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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 scenes as part of the Heritage ...

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Alex privileged to be a Games Maker

Paralympics

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 a truly amazing experience. I feel ...

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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 group for people with life-limiting conditions ...

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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 over 30 years. He was married ...

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History Monthly: St John’s Church

Old painting

This month, to coincide with the final service being held on Sunday before the congregation move out to make way for its sale, Stone Historical Society chairman Philip Leason takes a look at the history of St John’s Church. He describes how the church was gutted by fire in 1886 – and how a time capsule was buried beneath it ...

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