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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!

Stafford Borough Council Approves Stone’s £40m Car Park

Stafford Borough Council met last week and approved the planning application for a 6,200 space car storage depot in Stone. As reported in October 2017, Stoford Developments Limited ran a public consultation on the Jasper Way development that will be leased to Jaguar Land Rover for 15 years.   The application to develop the 55-acre facility received a mixture of support and ...

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Could You Help Make a Difference by Fostering in 2018

Being a lawyer and a business consultant are amongst the dreams being realised by two former children in care thanks to their foster families. The duo are now urging more Staffordshire families to come forward to help children in care achieve their potential. Jess Rees and Marvin Campbell have joined Staffordshire County Council’s latest campaign to highlight the positive difference ...

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Grab Slice of the £400k of Grant Pie

Money Application

Stone businesses are being urged to apply for a slice of £400k grant. The money comes from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Growth Hub is helping companies to apply for capital grants up to £10k. To be eligible for a grant a firm must: Have been trading for at least 12 months. You must be a ...

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Just So Festival – New Areas for 2018

Entrance to Just So credit TenEight

The award-winning family arts festival has begun to reveal its plans for 2018. The Just So Festival is now in its 9th year and takes place over the weekend of the 17th – 19th August 2018. This child-focused festival offers something for all the family. The annual Just So Festival is an imaginative outdoor adventure like no other. As one ...

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Photographers Invited to Submit Wildlife Calendar Entries


Stone photographers are being invited to submit entries celebrating Staffordshire’s varied wildlife and landscapes for a 2019 charity calendar. Staffordshire Wildlife Trust has launched a competition to find 12 stunning images of the wildlife and landscapes from across the county for its 2019 calendar which will go on sale later this year. The competition follows on the success of the ...

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Police Officers Issued With Body Worn Video Cameras

Police Body Camera

Staffordshire Police have announced that they are to issue all of their 1300 front line officers with new personal-issue Body Worn Video (BWV) cameras. Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire, Matthew Ellis, originally instigated the body worn video initiative back in 2012, making Staffordshire the first police force in the country to use the technology. The first issue of body ...

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Beth Lauren’s Cake Parlour Opens on Radford Street

Beth Lauren Cakes

After a few weather related delays Stone’s award-winning cake designer Beth Lauren has opened her cake parlour and kitchen. The cake parlour is situated in the old Apple a Day and Boo-tique shops at the bottom of Radford street.  Both these stores re-located to the High Street last year giving Beth the opportunity to take the next step for her ...

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New Wooden Coaster Unveiled at Alton Towers

Wicker Man

Alton Towers have lifted the lid on their new wood and fire coaster, Wicker Man Opening in Spring 2018, Wicker Man is the culmination of years of development and constuction at the Staffordshire theme park, which is just 30 minutes drive from Stone. It’s been 21 years since the last wooden rollercoaster was built in the UK and Wicker Man ...

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Witnesses sought for Stone assault

Taxi Operation

Staffordshire Police are appealing for witnesses and information following an unprovoked attack on a man in Stone as he walked home in the early hours of Sunday 7 January. The assault happened at 2:30am on Sunningdale, Stafford Road, Stone where the victim was attacked by two men, described to be between 20 – 25 years old and 5ft9” and 5ft10” ...

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Moddershall Oaks Refurb to Boost Jobs & Tourism

Luxury spa and wedding venue Moddershall Oaks is set to receive a refurbishment which is hoped will boost jobs and tourism in the area. The new developments at the premier spa resort are being masterminded by Stafford based Croft Architecture. Work is underway on a luxury restaurant and bar and a separate wellbeing centre. The project is expected to create more ...

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