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I've been the technical partner at ALBOS since 2010. Outside of ALBOS I'm a dad of 2 amazing little boys and follow the McLaren formula 1 team and Hull Kingston Rovers rugby league teams!

Mother’s Day Messages

Thanks to everyone who submitted Mother’s Day messages. To: June Parnell Happy Mother’s day. I hope the day brings you sunshine, good food and laughter! Love: Mandy To: Catherine Britton Just want to say Thanks for being my mum and also my best friend. You are an amazing woman. Love you to the moon and back xx Love: Angela To: ...

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Natwest Stone to close in October 2017


Stone is set to lose another bank as Natwest confirms an October closure date for their Stone Branch. The bank closure comes along with 6 other branches across the their North Staffordshire region. The bank have cited declining transactions due to the uptake of online banking as the reason for the closure and have said: “The way people choose to ...

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American-style Diner to open at Flip Out

A new £150,000 American-style diner is to open at Flip Out on the 1st April This significant investment comes just months after the business celebrated its one year anniversary and is planned to create an additional 15 new jobs at their Stone Business Park complex. Flip Out Stoke owners, Matthew Melling and Elliot Shuttleworth, said the latest project would see ...

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Poetry Workshop in aid of Riley Clay

John Mills is an award winning poet who will be running a poetry workshop at The Secret Tea Room The workshop costs £20 per head and is taking place on Sunday April the 9th from 12:30pm – 2:30pm. Profits from the workshop will be donate to the Riley Clay fund. Riley is a local boy with Extrarenal Rhabdoid Cancer and ...

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Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s Giving Tree

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s Wolseley Centre is giving people the opportunity to keep memories alive with a new giving tree The copper giving tree is situated inside the centre’s entrance and will soon be adorned with personalised brass oak leaves. This unique piece of art offers a personalised way for people to record and share their memories. Suitable for all occasions ...

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Council To Consider 20 Affordable Homes Plan

aston lodge housing development plan

Fradley Estates has submitted a planning application to Stafford Borough Council to build 20 affordable houses on land off Saddlers Avenue, Aston Lodge A plan was submitted and rejected last summer to develop the brownfield land with 10 open market houses.  The reason for the initial rejection was that there was no requirement for any more “open market” properties, this ...

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Badly Behaved Man Loves Staffordshire

TV celebrity Neil Morrissey has thrown his weight behind Enjoy Staffordshire’s drive to attract more visitors into the county. The Stafford-born actor, star of ITV’s The Good Karma Hospital, spoke of his love for Staffordshire and his favourite places to visit, including Cannock Chase and The Trentham Estate, in a video for Enjoy Staffordshire’s YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/enjoystaffs The two-minute interview, ...

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Businesses invited to a slice of Stone Food and Drink Festival

Joule's Food and Drink Sponsor

Following the news that Staffordshire’s biggest gastronomic gathering is safe for another year, organisers are inviting businesses to sponsor the event, which will take place on 6, 7 and 8 October 2017. A range of packages designed to suit businesses of all sizes and budgets has been launched to encourage companies to get behind the volunteer-run event. Generating some £750,000* ...

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Council looking for town centre ideas

Stone Traders Late Night Market

Stone Town Council has called a special General Purpose Committee meeting for Thursday 30th March to discuss issues in Stone town centre The meeting is being held from 7pm at the Christ Church Centre and will include representations from the town’s traders and A Little Bit of Stone have also asked to be able to speak at the meeting.  Members ...

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