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Break-ins at four Stone town centre businesses

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Four Stone town centre businesses were broken into last night or the early hours of this morning. Staffordshire Police have appealed for anyone with information to get in touch. Arcadia cafe, Stone Carpets, Staffordshire Cobbler and CJ’s Fashion Accessories – all in the C0-op Arcade off the High Street – were burgled overnight (Tuesday 7th/Wednesday 8th October). In all incidents, ...

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Our guide to the 2015 Stone Food and Drink Festival

Stone Food and Drink Festival site plan 2015

It’s the big Stone Food and Drink Festival weekend, the biggest gastronomic gathering in Staffordshire. Events have been taking place in pubs and restaurants all week, and local shops have been getting involved too, but on Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October, it’s the big weekend itself, with Westbridge Park transformed into a culinary heaven. Here’s our guide ...

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‘Griffins of Stone’ butcher opening in town centre

High Street

Stone town centre will soon have a butcher’s shop again. ‘Griffins of Stone’ is opening on Thursday 17th September in the shop in Adie’s Alley that used to be Stone Country Butchers, which sadly closed earlier this year. The shop will be a traditional family butcher’s, with quality products and service with a smile. Make sure you support! There’s lots ...

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Store Twenty One coming to Stone High Street

Store Twenty One

Clothing and homeware chain ‘Store Twenty One’ is opening a store in Stone High Street. Store Twenty One offers an assortment of stylish fashions and essential wear at value-for-money prices. Product ranges include fashion for women, men, girls and boys, as well as a range of homeware products. The Store Twenty One in Stone is thought to be opening in ...

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Takeaway plan for the back of Baileys DIY

Baileys DIY Stone High Street

A planning application has been submitted to convert the rear of the empty Baileys DIY unit on Stone High Street into a takeaway. The plans – submitted by national planning consultants DPP – seek permission to sub-divide the building, creating a takeaway at the back. The area had previously been used by Baileys DIY, which closed earlier this year, as a storage ...

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Sue hands over Zeta to new owner Tracy

Zeta new owner

Zeta ladies’ clothes shop in the High Street will have a new owner from September as long-standing owner Sue Greason retires after 11 years. Tracy Stant from Stone will be stepping in to make sure the shop remains open for its loyal customers – there had been fears that the business would be closing with Sue’s retirement – and will ...

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Videos: A magical Stone Puppet Festival weekend

Puppet Festival

Website Video Agency’s Matthew Riley was out and about over the weekend to capture the great goings-on at Stone Puppet Festival. Here are videos of the opening parade, the free entertainment in the High Street and some interviews with the puppeteers and the organisers. If you can’t see the videos in your browser, head for the Website Video Agency YouTube ...

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Photos: Stone Puppet Festival – what a day!

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The first day of the first Stone Puppet Festival was a huge success! A packed High Street, lots of shows and entertainment (including the larger-than-life Punch family!) – and the sun was shining gloriously down on it all. There’s a photo slideshow above from Saturday. If you can’t see it in your browser, you can see the photos on our Flickr site ...

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Five High Street businesses broken into at the weekend

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Charity boxes, laptops, cash from tills and cash boxes were stolen as five High Street businesses were burgled over the weekend. The burglaries happened overnight on Saturday / early hours of Sunday (1st and 2nd August). Five businesses premises, including shops and offices, were broken into. In each case, the offenders gained entry by forcing an external door. Staffordshire Police have ...

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New company to provide Stone’s Christmas lights

Some of the town centre lights in December 2014

A new contractor will be responsible for Stone’s Christmas lights this year after a number of problems with last year’s displays. Stone Town Council has secured the services of Christmas Plus to provide lighting over the festive period this year. The company has previously worked with the council, but lost out when the contract was re-tendered in 2014. The town council says it has taken ...

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