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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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Excitement builds in run-up to Stone Puppet Festival!

Joseph Peek, 12, will be the youngest performer at the festival. He performed his Punch & Judy in the kids' field at Glastonbury

Hundreds of schoolchildren across the town will be busy making their own puppets ready for Stone’s first Puppet Festival in August. From next week, the Treasure Trove Puppet Theatre Company will be holding puppet-making workshops in local schools. Their puppets will be displayed in Stone Library and in the windows of participating High Street shops in the week leading up to the ...

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Plan for more free parking to boost town centre

Neighborhood Plan

New proposals from Staffordshire County Council could see more free parking for limited periods at certain times of day in Stone in a move designed to boost town centres. The plans are designed to revitalise town centres and will also look to encourage a higher turnover of short stay parking during shop opening hours, and longer stays in the evening where there may be ...

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Cats Protection charity shop opens on Friday

Cats Protection

The Stafford & District Cats Protection charity shop on the High Street opens its doors to the public for the first time at 10am on Friday 22nd May. The shop will be officially opened by Stone vet Will Jeffels from Shires Veterinary Practice. Staff say they understand many local people’s frustrations with the number of charity shops in the High ...

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Break-ins at three town centre businesses

New Stone police post

Three Stone businesses were burgled last night / in the early hours of this morning. In all three incidents, the offender had broken in through the back doors. At Crazy Daisies florist in the High Street, they searched the till (which was empty) but did take a sat nav and smashed a number of vases (incident number 109 / May ...

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Fairy tales and fairy cakes at Regent Travel

Regent Travel as it looks today on Stone High Street

  Once upon a time… Stone’s Regent Travel will be holding an enchanting charity day on 10th June. The theme will be ‘Fairy Tales and Fairy Cakes’ and there will be a cake sale, with coffee and tea served throughout the day too. All donations will be going to Regent’s chosen charity for 2015, Stone First Responders. The event will be ...

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