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Missing Josh, 1 Week On

Police have carried out anniversary checks in the area that a missing man was last seen a week ago. Joshua Smith, 27, who is known as Josh to his family and friends, was last seen walking along Copeland Drive, Stone, at 8:38am on Tuesday 25 October. He was captured on CCTV walking towards the canal.Josh, who is from the Aston area of Stone, is described ...

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Crown Wharf retirement complex plan submitted

Crown Wharf

A planning application for a 31-apartment retirement complex at Crown Wharf in Stone has been submitted to Stafford Borough Council. The scheme by McCarthy & Stone would deliver 31 retirement living apartments in a “three-and-a-half storey” development off Crown Street, right next door to Canal Cruising Company. The proposed development would consist of 10 one-bed and 21 two-bed apartments, with 24 car parking spaces. Communal ...

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Woman, 76, suffers head injury in canal fall

Wes Midlands Ambulance

A 76-year-old woman suffered a serious head injury after falling into the canal in Stone this morning while operating a lock. West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Limekiln Lock on the Trent and Mersey Canal in Stone at 9am and sent an ambulance, a rapid response paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and a BASICS doctor to the scene. ...

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Repairs for historic canal bridge at last

A historic canal bridge in Stone that has been hit by vehicles numerous times over the last few years will be repaired this winter. Barriers were installed to protect the damage a couple of years ago at the bridge on Washdale Lane in Meaford. The Canal and River Trust will be carrying out the repair works to the bridge this ...

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Body found in hunt for missing Kieran

Chief constable

Police officers searching for missing Kieran ‘Lally’ McColl recovered a body from the canal between Westbridge Park and the canal bridge at Simeon Way in Stone this morning (13th May). Police posted this on their Facebook page this afternoon… “The man, who was found at around 11am today (Tuesday 13 May) is believed to be Kieran although formal identification has ...

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Hunt for missing Kieran in Stone

  The police and fire service searched the town and the Trent and Mersey Canal today (Saturday 10th May) for missing Kieran ‘Lally’ McColl. The 21-year-old was  last seen at around 10pm on Thursday night when he left friends near Stone town centre. He is described as about 5ft 8ins tall, with a pale complexion, stocky/muscular build and with blond ...

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Stone canal locks to close for repairs


Canal locks in Stone will be closed for repairs in January and February. Locks 31 to 34 at Meaford have been closed from 6th January and will reopen on 31st January. New oak gates will be fitted and other repairs carried out. There is more information HERE In February, repairs to Bridge 96 at Whitebridge will see the canal there closed ...

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