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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!

Bridal Boutique set to close unless new owner found

queenies bridal boutique

The owner of Queenies Bridal Boutique have contacted us to say that due to family circumstances they regret to announce the closure of their doors to all new customers unless a new buyer can be found Originally opening as Bridal Belle in 2014 the store has been popular with local brides over the years. The shop have confirmed that they ...

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Stone friends of Sanctus


On 5th April a group of people from the Stone area met at St. Dominic’s social centre to hear from two guest speakers from the Sanctus St. Mark’s project, which is based in Stoke on Trent. Sanctus is a support group for refugees and those seeking asylum in the UK. The initial meeting gave a lot of information about the ...

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New Headteacher starts at Christ Church First School

Mrs Sherratt

The pupils, staff and governing body at Christ Church First School have this week welcomed the permanent appointment of a new Headteacher to the school Mrs. Tiffany Sherratt has been appointed as the new Headteacher of Christ Church First School (CCFS), located on Northesk Street in Stone, and officially started in the position on the 24th April 2017, when the summer ...

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Staffordshire County Council – 2017 Elections


On Thursday 4th May the people of Stone, along with the rest of Staffordshire, will take to the polls for the County Council Election. Staffordshire County Council is a Conservative Party controlled council with 34 of the 62 seats being held by Conservative Councillors. There are 2 designated divisions for Stone, Stone Urban County Division and Stone Rural County Division.  These maps ...

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Review: Mamma Mia!

On Wednesday 19th April we headed along to the Regent Theatre in Stoke to be whisked off to Greece, the setting for the famous Mamma Mia musical. The central character Sophie Sheridan is a young girl who is due to be married and as such she wants her mother and father to attend her wedding.  Unfortunately for Sophie she doesn’t ...

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Xtenda – “Family Builders”

Uncovered Treasure

Stone buliders Xtenda uncovered a great discovery this week and have shared their story: The whole team at Xtenda was thrilled and astounded this week after a truly profound treasure was uncovered in the roof space of a house that we are totally re-configuring on Valley Road, Stone. The property, owned by Andrew and Rosie Green, is a former bungalow ...

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Dawn Chorus Walk at Wolseley Centre

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is encouraging people to ditch the duvet, see the sun rise and hear the birds wake by experiencing one of Britain’s greatest wildlife spectacles The county’s largest nature conservation charity is holding a Dawn Chorus Walk event at its Wolseley Centre headquarters on Monday 1st May between 5am and 8am. Experts from the Trust will take people on ...

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Bill Cash to discuss NatWest closure with bank


Following on from our story about the closure of Natwest Bank in Stone the MP for the town, Sir Bill Cash, has said: “I have expressed my own and my constituents’ concerns at their decision to close the Stone and Cheadle branches and I am due to meet with the bank’s representatives in the coming weeks. “They have explained to ...

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