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25 years at Francesco for Michelle!


Francesco’s senior stylist Michelle has been with the Stone salon for 25 years this November! To share the celebration with their customers, Francesco, on the High Street, is offering a 25% discount on all colours from 1st to the 20th November. Call the salon on 01785 816926. Congratulations Michelle!

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Italian food market on 8th November

An Italian food market will be in Stone High Street on Saturday 8th November. The Italia in Piazza market will be full of delicious treats direct from Italy – olives, cheeses, oils, nougat, pasta sauces, breads and more. Simon Faro from Italia in Piazza said: “We bring you real Italian food, made in Italy, right to your neighbourhoods throughout England. ...

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Photos: The changing face of Stone

These slideshows of photographs taken in Stone from 2005 to 2007 show just how much things have changed in the town in less than a decade. They were all taken by Gary Sharman, who says: “It’s amazing that after what is just a relatively short period of time there have been so many changes. Shops have changed, car parks have ...

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Pitches available for Christmas lights switch-on

Stone Christmas lights

Commercial and charity market pitches are now available for Stone’s Christmas lights switch-on event on Thursday 20th November. Businesses and community organisations have been urged to get in touch with Stone Town Council to book a pitch. A charge of £25 for a 3x3m pitch will be made for businesses and there is no charge for registered charities. Tables are ...

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C&A re-opens after ‘nightmare’ for owner

The Crown and Anchor will be open again on Thursday (21st August) from 12pm after a week that owner Custodio Pinto called a “nightmare”. Custodio was forced to close the popular Stone pub and restaurant last week after he discovered that – because he’d gone into voluntary liquidation last month – the venue didn’t have a licence. The pub will ...

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In pictures: Stone Day of Music

The ‘Day of Music and Fun’ took place in Stone town centre on Saturday (16th August) to raise money for next year’s Stone Music and Arts Festival. Huge thanks to Stone’s independent traders, who organised the event after this year’s music festival was cancelled due to lack of sponsorship. They sold voucher / raffle booklets to raise money to make ...

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Stone’s ‘Day of Music’ line-up

Stone Music Festival

It’s the ‘Day of Music and Fun’ in Stone town centre on Saturday 16th August, with lots of live music from Stone bands and performers. The day has been organised by Stone’s independent traders to raise money for the 2015 Stone Music and Arts Festival. This year’s was cancelled unfortunately after major sponsorship was lost, but Stone’s traders want to ...

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Crown Hotel an Asset of Community Value?

The Crown Hotel in Stone could be listed as an Asset of Community Value, giving the town council the right to bid for it should it be sold. The Development Sub-Committee of the town council debated on 17th July which buildings and sites in the town should be listed as assets of community value. A previous General Purposes Committee meeting ...

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