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Times Echo and Life / Kingstone

June 16, 2022

Top awards for public houses

Two public houses in East Staffordshire have received top awards for the area. The Uttoxeter & District branch of Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) presented their Pub of the Year awards recently.

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June 22, 2021

Diversion dismay as closures continue

BUSINESSES, residents and councillors have hit out at further delays and disruption as works to complete access to the Hazelwalls housing development continues. The deadline for works to be complete has been extended to June 30 – more than a month later than originally planned.

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July 28, 2020

Farmer Tom celebrates centenary

A FARMER from Kingstone has celebrated his 100th birthday. Reginald Thomas Gallimore, known as Tom, marked his century milestone on Thursday, July 23 at his home in Loxley Green. His family – children Kathleen and Thomas and grandsons William, Michael, Matthew and Luke – have put together a moving tribute to the centenarian for his special birthday.

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June 2, 2020

Moving farewell to D&G’s Dave

A charismatic entrepreneur who died following a sudden illness was honoured with a cavalcade of buses as he was laid to rest last week. The convoy was in honour of D&G Bus founder, David Backhouse Reeves, who passed away on Monday, May 11. He was just 61.

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January 23, 2020

Plaque presented to village pub turned community hub

A PLAQUE will be installed at a village pub, recognising public funds used to save it. The plaque was presented in the same week the pub received a five-star food hygiene rating. And the group behind The Shrewsbury Arms in Kingstone is to hold its AGM tonight (Wednesday).

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September 26, 2019

Jail sentence for farmer who left lambs to die

Stephen Croxall, aged 50 from Kingstone, near Uttoxeter pleaded guilty to breaching the animal welfare act. Charges ranged from causing unnecessary suffering to animals to failing to record the administration of medicines. When animal health officers from Staffordshire County Council visited the farm on December 31, they found the animals in “terrible condition, starving and freezing to death.” One lamb was hypothermic, and another dead under a fallen gate. A young calf was also found very vocal and thin, indicating it had not been fed or watered. Several other animals had to be put down.

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April 11, 2019

Village pub purchased by community

A VILLAGE pub has been saved by a community group. The Shrewsbury Arms in Kingstone closed its doors in May last year and following public meetings held in the village hall in October the Kingstone Community Society was formed with the vision of establishing a community hub within the property. Since then, the society has been working hard to raise the funds needed to purchase the property which went under an auctioneer's hammer last Wednesday – April 3.

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February 7, 2019

Funds raised to save pub

A CAMPAIGN to raise funds to save a village pub for the community has been reached. The Kingstone Community Society, which has the vision of establishing a Community Hub in the village, has reached its £100,000 target of selling shares to try and save The Shrewsbury Arms which closed last summer. The Kingstone pub, locally known as the Shrew, closed its doors in May last year, and following two open meetings which were held in the village hall in October, where the community voted overwhelmingly to support the purchase of the pub, to be owned and run as a community asset and community hub; the Kingtsone Community Society was formed.

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