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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!

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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Semi finals win for Alleynes Connexsus

Cora from Connexsus

Over 100 pupils from mid & north Staffordshire battled it out in the county semi-finals of this year’s Young Enterprise The programme, being co-ordinated by Staffordshire County Council helps young people develop their business and personal skills by creating their own company and products. Alleynes Academy team Connexsus  were winners from mid Staffordshire with their Smoothie Jigsaw to encourage children ...

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The Red Lion completes £178k refurbishment

Red Lion Bar

Staff and customers are celebrating at The Red Lion in Stone, following completion of the pub’s £178,000 refurbishment by national pub operator, Punch. The Red Lion is located on the High Street and is the oldest pub in the town.  The pub offers a traditional pub experience with a wide range of quality beers, wines and spirits including a range ...

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First choice primary school given to 9 out of 10 parents

School Admissions

Nine out of 10 parents across Staffordshire have been offered their first choice primary school Figures revealed today show the majority of parents have been allocated their first choice school, with 98 per cent in total allocated one of their top three preferred schools. A total of 9303 places have been allocated, with 8630 of those receiving their first choice ...

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Have you herd how taxpayers’s cash is being saved?

Cows Moove In

A herd of cows are helping save taxpayers’ money by maintaining a nature spot near Stone Up to 10 rare breed Red Polls have just returned to heathland at Barlaston and Rough Close Common Local Nature Reserve. The scheme saves Stafford Borough Council money as it removes the need to pay for machinery to get the job done which would ...

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Mental health strategy aims to combat stigma

Mental Health Issues

Getting help early and combating the stigma that surrounds mental health is key to helping people with depression live healthy, productive lives Staffordshire’s mental health strategy aims to break down the stigma surrounding mental health, and support those who are experiencing problems. One in four people in the county will suffer from mental health problems during their lifetime. Because of ...

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Eggstra Special Easter Hunt in Stone this Sunday

Local people are invited to take part in an EGGstra special Easter Dino Egg Hunt around Stone this Easter Sunday. The hunt has been organised by the team at Flip Out trampoline park in Stone, who will publish a treasure map and clues on their facebook page at @FlipOutStoke on Easter Sunday morning, at 8am. The clues will lead members ...

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Herons Return to Stone High Street

The former Heron Foods store will be re-opening in Stone High Street next month The independent frozen, chilled and grocery business based in Melton near Hull, with outlets across the North of England and the Midlands have announced the forthcoming re-opening of their store in Stone, Staffordshire. The revamped store, on the High Street, will re-open in May (date now confirmed ...

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Stone Leisure Centre Gets Public Approval

Stone Leisure Centre - Westbridge Park

Stafford Borough Council has said that the proposed new leisure centre in Stone has been given the thumbs up by members of the public The on-line and on-site consultation gathered feedback on the Westbridge Park proposal. Over 90% of those who took part in the consultation said they would use the new facilities. The centre will house a six lane ...

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