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Author Archives: Jon Cook

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!

Stone Advent Windows – 2017

2017 Stone Advent Windows

As we move towards December we are pleased to announced that the Christ Church advent windows will be back for 2017. As in previous years (see archive) this Stone Community Advent Calendar will be opened on each day in December around the town. Now in its eighth year the Advent Calendar has become a key part of the Stone Christmas ...

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Stone company hit with a £300k fine for crushed leg

Stone based Owlett-Jaton has been ordered to pay more than £300,000 after a woman had her leg crushed by a fork lift truck at a warehouse in Stone Team Leader Debra Thorpe was airlifted to hospital and has required 13 operations on her leg after being hit by the truck at the Owlett-Jaton warehouse on the Stone Business Park. Sentencing the ...

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Hundreds turn out for Christmas Lights Switch On

Last night was the annual tradition of turning on the Stone Christmas lights and hundreds flocked to the town centre to see just that! The hats, scarves and gloves made an appearance in Stone last night as the clear and chilly night made the perfect backdrop to the Stone Town Council Christmas lights switch on. Couples, old and young, families ...

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Mature moggies make marvelous companions

Cats Protection’s Stafford and District has been getting involved in ‘Mature Moggies Week’ this week. Figures from the charity’s centres show that cats aged 11 and over spend an average of 33 days waiting to be adopted – twice as long as the overall average time of 15 days and over four times longer than kittens, who wait an average ...

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Stone Late Night Christmas Shopping and Market

Stone Traders Late Night Market

To get everyone in the festive mood this December Stone Town Council have organised a Christmas market shopping event in Stone High Street Taking place on Wednesday 6th December the people of Stone and the wider area are invited to visit the town to enjoy the exclusive range of craft, food and other local stalls, which will be open between ...

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Police warning after deaf people targeted in suspicious incidents

Staffordshire Police are warning deaf people to report any suspicious behaviour after recent incidents in Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle. At 6pm on Tuesday 3 October, a man claiming to be a British sign language interpreter arrived unannounced at a deaf man’s house in Porthill and insisted on taking him to a false hospital appointment. He wasn’t harmed in the incident and ...

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New Stone choral troupe seeks talented young singers

rooftop choral troupe

Youngsters aged 11 + are invited to join a brand new singing troupe based at Rooftop Studios in Stone. ‘Vocal Smash’ will launch with a free taster session on Tuesday 21st November at 6pm to hone skills and learn new songs for performances at a host of competitions and events. The sessions will be led by professional vocalist Kit Henson, ...

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Emma Joustra’s 2018 Calendar

Emma Joustra Calendar

Stone based print and design company Panda Press has announced they’re teaming up with the town’s best known illustrator to sell her 2018 calendar. Panda Press is selling 500 of Emma Joustra’s Beautiful 2018 Stone calendar which would make a great Christmas gift for anyone who loves living in Stone. Emma who draws colourful, fun and highly detailed portraits of ...

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