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Stafford & Stone Chronicle (defunct)

The Stafford & Stone Chronicle was a weekly freesheet tabloid newspaper distributed to households in central Staffordshire. Besides the towns of Stafford and Stone, it also covered the smaller towns of Eccleshall, Gnosall, Great Haywood and Little Haywood, and villages in the area.

It was established in 1981 by Express & Star Newspapers (part of the Midland News Association) as the freesheet companion to the Stafford edition of the Express & Star paid evening tabloid newspaper. As such, it didn’t have a website of its own; the link below is to the Stafford news pages of the Express & Star‘s website.

Its original title was the Stafford & Stone Trader, but it underwent a rebranding in 1985. From 1988 to 1996 it was The Chronicle (Stafford) before changing to the Stafford Chronicle and then, finally, to the Stafford & Stone Chronicle once more in 2001.

It came out on Fridays.

It was replaced in 2010 by a weekly freesheet edition of the Express & Star for the town of Stafford only, called the Stafford Express & Star.