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Stone councillor Mike Carey dies aged 65

  Stone Town and Stafford Borough councillor Mike Carey has died aged 65. Cllr Carey was this year’s Deputy Mayor for Stone, his fourth time in the role. “Always the bridesmaid, never the bride!” he’d joked to A Little Bit of Stone after the mayor-making meeting back in May. He was co-opted on to Stone Town Council in 1974 and ...

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Organic garden expert to give talk in Stone

The head gardener of the UK’s leading organic gardening charity will be giving plenty of advice to green-fingered residents at a special event organised by Stone in Bloom. Andy Strachan is the head gardener at the Garden Organic charity, which is based at Ryton Gardens near Coventry. Garden Organic is dedicated to researching and promoting organic gardening, so there will ...

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Developer asked to reconsider Vine plans

A developer who wants to demolish The Vine pub and replace it with a housing estate has been asked to incorporate the historic pub building into their plans. Internetbase submitted an application to demolish the Vine and build 10 homes in its place. But residents and regulars objected and put together a 500-signature petition in the hope Stafford Borough Council would ...

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Fire risk checks in Walton

Firefighters will be out and about in Walton over the next couple of weeks encouraging residents to have a free home fire risk check. The checks can either be carried out there and then if it is convenient or they can take contact details and arrange for a more suitable time. Crew manager Mike Burnside said: “A Home Fire Risk ...

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Procession to mark new start at St Dom’s

A special procession will mark the transfer of St Dominic’s Priory School to a charitable trust on Thursday 26th May. The school will be marking the transfer with a procession from Market Square to the school in Station Road, where the gates will be officially opened. The school’s brass band will be taking centre stage. The Dominican Sisters in Stone ...

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Pub blaze caused by lightning

An unused pub in a village near Stone was set on fire in a freak incident which saw lightning strike the roof of the property and start a severe fire. Four crews from Stone, Stafford and Longton, as well as the aerial ladder platform from Stafford, were called to The Wheatsheaf on Uttoxeter Road in Milwich just before 9.15pm on ...

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Candidates speak out: St Michael’s ward

Here are the candidates’ appeals for your votes in the St Michael’s ward. These six candidates all want to represent the St Michael’s ward on Stafford Borough Council and they have written these messages specially for A Little Bit of Stone. Two of them will be elected represent the St Michael’s ward. Please feel free to comment and ask questions ...

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Candidates speak out: Walton ward

Here are the candidates’ appeals for your votes in the Walton ward. These eight candidates all want to represent the Walton ward on Stafford Borough Council and they have written these messages specially for A Little Bit of Stone. THREE of them will be elected to represent the Walton ward. Please feel free to comment and ask questions of the ...

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Candidates speak out: Stonefield & Christchurch

Here are the candidates’ appeals for your votes in the borough council election in the Stonefield & Christchurch ward. These six candidates all want to represent the Stonefield & Christchurch ward on Stafford Borough Council. Two of them will be elected to do just that. Please feel free to comment and ask questions of the candidates below. MIKE ABBOTT LABOUR ...

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