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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!

Is 2017 the year that you take up running?

Stone Master Marathoner

2017 is your year to begin running and Stone Master Marathoners will support you every step of the way! Our next Beginners Session starts Thursday 5th January, 2017 – suitable for any man or woman, new starter or returning to running. We will help you run, walk and run, or walk to your goals. Please join us at Stone Tennis ...

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Tolkien exhibition celebrates link with Staffordshire

Tolkien's Staffordshire Map

The people from Stone, and the wider county, will have the opportunity to see a new exhibition celebrating the author of The Lord of the Rings’ links with Staffordshire. This fascinating insight into the early years of JRR Tolkien, one of the world’s best-loved writers, and his time spent in Staffordshire, has already been seen by over 52,000 visitors since ...

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Manor Hill First School Open Day

Manor Hill School are having an open Open Day on Saturday 7th January 2017 9.30 – 11.30am. All are welcome to come and meet our teachers and tour our amazing school and grounds. There will be activities and refreshments and staff from our pre-school will also be available to chat to.

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71 Year Old Judie LLoyd missing in Stone – Found

**Judie has now been found, thanks for the shares – updated 22:56 on 16th Dec 2016** Staffordshire Police are urgently seeking help in their search for an elderly resident of a nursing home, Mrs Judie Lloyd who has gone missing this afternoon in Stone. Mrs Judie Lloyd, 71, left her nursing home in Blythe Bridge at 2pm by taxi this ...

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Stone and Eccleshall Guides accept new Westbridge Park HQ

On Friday 9th December a planning application was submitted for a new Head Quarters for the Guides at Westbridge Park.  The application can be viewed on the Borough councils planning portal – planning ref 16/25394/FUL and the proposal is to construct the new building where the skate park currently is. The application for a new Guide Head Quarters is expected ...

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Review: Cinderella..ella…ella….’ey ‘ey


It’s pantomime season! That very British Christmas tradition is back and so we headed over to Hanley’s Regent Theatre to see this years Panto, Cinderella. As panto is very much an audience participation and aimed at all age ranges there’s a real relaxed and exciting atmosphere as you arrive.  Children with mums, dads and grandparents fill the lobby waiting excitedly ...

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Late Night Shopping Event a Great Success

Stone Traders Late Night Market

Well it’s been 24 hours since the Christmas shopping event in the town centre and first and foremost I’d personally like to pay massive respect to the independent traders of Stone who banded together, put their hands deeper in to their pockets (both in terms of time and money) and put on an event to showcase what they have available ...

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Don’t be alone this boxing day, head to the hub

Stone Community Hub are once again opening their doors on the 26th December, Boxing Day, to provide food, entertainment and conversation to anyone on their own this Christmas. Christmas can be a lonely time for people who are on their own so if you know someone who normally spends Chrismas on their own do let them know about this free ...

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Acapella are expanding and moving on up

Acapella owner Wayne Allison explains his expansion plans and what it means for his Stone based High Street store Acapella came to Stone in 2012, having been successfully trading in Stoke for many years.  In 2014 Wayne celebrated 20 years of his Acapella brand trading after initially setting up his first shop in Hanley’s Tontine Centre in 1994.  Founded with ...

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