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Resurfacing work underway on Whitemill Lane

Work started this week on the resurfacing of Whitemill Lane in Walton after years of campaigning by local people. Residents have battled for years to get roads resurfaced on the former Air Ministry estate in Walton. They said that potholes were a danger to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. After the works were announced, Derek Boult, the chairman of Stone Access ...

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Actor makes surprise visit to Stone

Actor and West End star Ian Kelsey paid a surprise visit to Stone on Saturday 30th October to see pupils at Stone’s Pop School and Stage Academy (PSSA). Ian, who played Dave Glover in Emmerdale, is a regular fixture in TV dramas with recent roles in Blue Murder with Caroline Quentin, Casualty, Where The Heart Is, Down To Earth and The ...

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Morrisons applies for extended opening hours

Morrisons wants to extend the opening hours at its Stone store. The supermarket would be able to open from 6am to 11pm – and sell alcohol during that time – if the licensing application is granted by Stafford Borough Council. Current opening hours are 8am to 8pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays; 8am to 9pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; ...

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Wind turbine protesters win temporary reprieve

Protesters fighting plans for wind turbines on the outskirts of Stone have won a temporary reprieve. Severn Trent Water says that because of the strength of opposition from local residents it will delay its plans for a mast at Aston Hall Farm in Aston-by-Stone until 2012. It aims to use the time to find another site in the Midlands. Severn ...

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Singing firefighters urge everyone to Push The Button

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0qOCBNwT-A&fs=1&hl=en_GB&rel=0] Firefighters have recorded their own version of the Sugababes hit Push The Button to remind people to test their smoke alarms regularly. Members of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have rewritten the lyrics to the number one hit and have even created a video (above), which was partly filmed at their Stone headquarters. The song is the main feature ...

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Views sought on car parking

Residents and businesses in Stone are being asked for their views about car parking. Stafford Borough Council is looking to put plans in place for car parking in the future. A draft strategy has already been drawn up and now the council wants local people, businesses and organisations in Stone and the wider borough to have their say. Comments will ...

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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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5.30am deliveries to Morrisons: a problem or not?

I have just received information from Stafford Borough Council that changes are to take place regarding early morning deliveries to Morrisons supermarket. Historically there  has been an agreement that no deliveries would be made to the supermarket before 7.00 a.m. or after 10.00 p.m. This agreement has been in place for many years following complaints about noise from neighbours in ...

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