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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!

Revellers Reveal Their New Production

Stone Revellers have been in the headlines in the last week due to their involvement in a proposed new theatre space at the Crown Wharf in Stone.  Click Here for Full Story Today the news is about Triple-Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World which is coming to Stone in March! Songs for a New World ...

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Volunteers sought for Stafford Prison

Stafford Prison are currently looking for new volunteers to join the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB). The role involves you monitoring the respect and fairness for people in custody. HMP Stafford is a male category C sex offender prison, located in the town centre and you don’t need any special qualifications or experience as you will receive all necessary training and ...

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£300million care budget approved


Following on from our report early in February, Staffordshire County Council have today approved a record £300million spend on caring for the elderly, people with disabilities and vulnerable children. The spending on care and plans to deliver a balanced budget for 2017/2018 were agreed at a meeting of the Full Council. To help towards the increasing costs of social care, ...

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Witnesses sought to Priory Road burglary


During the early hours of Wednesday 15th February (2:15am to 2:45am) two unknown assailants forced entry into a property on Priory Road in Stone.  Once inside the offenders confronted and threatened the male and female occupants, with the male occupant receiving a punch to his face. Police are appealing for anyone who was around this area or who may have ...

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St. Dominic’s Priory Stations of the Cross project

st doms priory

St. Dominic’s Priory Schools Year 9’s participation in the Cross Curricular project of the Stations of the Cross is now in its tenth year; it involves a collaboration between religious studies, art and the music departments and has become something of a tradition at the school. During the Spring Term and inspired by a particular artist or style, or indeed ...

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Council backs Crown Wharf Development Plans

Crown Wharf

Today Stone Town Council has revealed details of an exciting development that is being proposed for Crown Wharf, Stone. Stone Town Council has been approached by Joules Brewery and Stone Revellers members Leo Capernaros and Harri Bailey for their support with a project which would see the Brewery: Restore Wharfingers Cottage for use as a restaurant/coffee shop Create a Joules ...

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Valentines Messages 2017

We asked for your Valentine messages for your loved ones, and you provided! And the winners of our prize of a 3 course meal for two with wine or cocktails at Let’s See Bistro are Ness & Jon Watt! Check below to see if your Valentine sent you a love note.

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New Lost and Found Service from Staffordshire Police

We get our fair share of lost and found posts on our social media accounts so can you imagine how many Staffordshire Police every day? These non urgent calls to the 101 service are often asking the same questions “what should I do with this item I’ve found?”. To try and answer these questions Staffordshire Police have no launched an ...

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Food and Drink Festival under threat from park development

Westbridge Park

Last week we reported about the positive impact that the Stone Food and Drink festival has on the town (read here) but news from the festival organisers today paints a worrying picture for the event in 2017 and beyond. With the approval by Stafford Borough Council on the re-development of Westbridge Park, which the local town council had rejected, the ...

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I Flipping Love You!

Valentines Flip Out

Are you stuck for ideas for Valentines or do you just like to do something “different”? If so then you should note that Flip Out trampoline park in Stone is hosting an alternative ‘date night’ for couples who want to put a spring in to their relationship this Valentine’s Day. What’s more couples seeking this alternative kind of romantic day ...

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