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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!

Stone businesses encouraged to sign litter free pledge

Litter Free Pledge

Businesses and organisations in Stone are being urged to sign up to pledge their support to rid the area of litter. Keeping the streets clean costs Stafford Borough Council tax payers around £1 million a year and on Thursday (12 October) the council is bringing its campaign to Stone town centre.  The borough council is inviting businesses to come along ...

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Stone library takes part in National Library Week

library book

People in Stone are being urged to visit their local library and join the celebrations as part of National Libraries Week  The annual campaign, from 9 to 14 October, is a chance for people to discover the huge range of creative, innovative and diverse things they can do at their local library.  This year’s theme and message is simply ‘discover ...

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2017 Heritage Day at Stone Church

St. Michael and St. Wulfad’s church are holding a Heritage Day on Saturday 7th October 2017 The evemt will run from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m and visitors will be able to see the 12th century Priory Matrix, the Kempe Windows, go inside the Jervis Mausoleum and learn about the history of the church. A highlight of the day is ...

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National Get Online Week at Stone Library

Volunteer Doug

Stone residents are being encouraged to join the digital world and get online for the first time at their local library. National Get Online Week started on 2 October and this year’s campaign is asking people to use the internet to do just one thing they would normally do in a shop or bank, in a doctor’s or chemist, or ...

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HOPEWalk in memory of Josh


Sara Buckley has been in contact about a HOPEWalk in memory of her son Josh: On Tuesday October 25th 2016, we lost our lovely, kind, and thoughtful son Josh. He had been struggling with depression and took his own life whilst we were trying but struggling to get him the support he needed and deserved. We have been overwhelmed with ...

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Live music evenings come to Aston Marina restaurant

Joni Talks

Aston Marina’s No.26 restaurant is hosting two evenings of live acoustic music this Autumn To fit with the eatery’s laid back, cosy style, Friday 6th October and Friday 3rd November will see diners serenaded by two talented songstresses. On the 6th October, Italia Conti trained vocalist Joni Talks will entertain the crowds with her easy-listening renditions of popular covers in ...

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Stone Trent FC kick off their season on the right foot

Stone Trent FC have started life off in the Uttoxeter League with an impressive four wins out of four so far Victories against Kingsway, Fulford&Tean, Bramshall and local rivals Stone Town put the new club at the top of the league at the end of September. The start of October will see two league fixtures against Uttoxeter Dominoes and Fulford&Tean ...

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Heroes by Patricia Boulton


This poem was submitted by Patricia Boulton and it’s called Heroes.  If you’d like to submit a story, or some other submission, for us to consider then please use our contact us form World War One. We did it at school. The soldiers were brave and old fashioned and distant. The grainy pictures show a host of strangers, now angels. ...

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Alleyne’s Academy Open Evening

Alleyne's Academy Open Evening

An Open Evening will take place at Alleyne’s Academy on Thursday, 28th September, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm for students wishing to take up a place in Year 9 from September 2018. The evening is open to prospective students and parents to come along and see what the Academy has to offer. There will be an informative talk by the ...

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Real Ale Trail returns for 2017 food festival

Real Ale Trail

Real Ale fans will be delighted to hear that Stone will once again play host to a Real Ale Trail during food festival week, from Monday 2ndOctober – Sunday 8th October Each year the trail goes from strength to strength and this year no less than 15 pubs are taking part – including: The Pheasant The Borehole The Talbot Langtry’s The Crown and Anchor Granvilles The ...

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