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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!

Animal rescue pony makes TV appearance

Dougie

A Channel 4 film crew came to Stone yesterday to uncover how an abandoned pony could be turned into a competition winner The journey began 5 years ago when Samantha Adams and her daughter Hannah fostered Dougie from the Blue Cross. Dougie was a very poorly foal when fostered, he was found very ill, suffering from starvation and showing neurological ...

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The Stone High Street Shuffle

Late summer and early autumn brings a change to the High Street landscape as four shops move into newly refurbished units First of all Zeta will be moving from it’s current location down at the bottom end of the High Street up to what was formally Greggs bakery.  The move is happening at the end of August and will see ...

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Beware of rogue rubbish clearance companies

fly tipping

2 separate incidents have resulted in fines totalling almost £1400 after 2 householders paid for rubbish to be cleared The fly tipping occurred near the village of Fulford, and in Thorneyfields Lane and Milton Grove in Stafford. Items dumped in Fulford Dale Lane included several carrier bags full of empty tins and food wrapping in a cardboard box with other ...

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Baah Wars comes to local farm attraction

baah wars

A farm attraction near Penkridge is set to celebrate the 40years of Star Wars this summer with a Millennium Falcon-themed Maize Maze Families are being challenged to help save the galaxy from the ‘Bark Side’ as they take on the maze, which has been taken over by the evil Emperor, his sidekick Bark Vader and their army of mutant sheep. ...

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Beyond the Barricade returns to Sandon Hall

beyond the barricade

Once again Staffordshire’s Sandon Hall is set to play host to the UK’s longest running musical concert tour, Beyond the Barricade, as part of two evenings of exquisite music in the stately home’s 50-acre formal gardens Beyond the Barricade will headline on Friday, 8th September; recreating original West End and Broadway musical hit songs with amazing authenticity. With a cast ...

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Wedding Belles ring out in Stone

Stone bridal boutique Queenies Belles has been re-branded as Wedding Belles following a change of ownership We reported back in April that following a change in their personal circumstances the current owner was looking to find a buyer for the successful wedding dress business. Claire Sutton had been looking to open up her own wedding dress shop when she spotted ...

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Funding available to make local roads safer

Speed Camera

Community ideas for making their neighbourhood’s roads safer can win funding to make them happen. The Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership is organising the trial scheme which is offering up to £5,000 to community groups in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to help improve road safety. Proposals could include speed watch groups and activities with schools such as walking buses, but projects must ...

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