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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!

New Garden Village Proposed Near Stone

Stone Garden Village

Stafford Borough Council have revealed plans for a new garden village on former MOD land with the prospect of new homes, school and a doctor’s surgery. The idea for a new garden village could be considered as part of Stafford Borough Council’s local plan process should the Government go ahead with the plans to build a new HS2 railhead near ...

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Stone 2017 Christmas Lights Switch On

This years Christmas lights switch on will take place on Thursday 16th November A highlight for Stone families is the annual Christmas lights swtich on, fair and market.  Stone Town Council have once again planned an evening of family fun to kick off the festive celebrations. The evening will start off at 5pm and the High Street and Market Square ...

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Bonfire and Fireworks – Stone 2017

The 2017 bonfire and fireworks will take place on Saturday 4th November at Stone’s Westbridge Park Sponsored by Stone company Capula this year’s bonfire and firework event plans to go off with a bang! The annual bonfire and firework display is organised by Stone Town Bonfire Committee and funds raised are distributed to local charities. The bonfire will be lit ...

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Illegal taxis targeted in Stone sting operation

Taxi Operation

A crackdown on taxis operating illegally in Stone town centre has landed 12 drivers in court. On Saturday 7th October 2017 a joint sting operation was carried out by Stafford local policing team and licensing officers from Stafford Borough Council. The operation targeted taxis that may have been illegally plying for hire in the Granville Square area of Stone. This area is the main ...

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Walton Priory Middle School – Open Evening

Walton Priory Middle School - Open Evening

Walton Priory Middle School in Stone will be holding an open evening on Wednesday 1st November. The school takes children in the 9 to 13 range, years 5 to 8, and prides itself on small class sizes, well qualified staff and a rich curriculum. You can find more information about the school on their website www.waltonpriorymiddleschool.co.uk or they can be ...

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New Oulton Abbey Care Home Opens

A new multi-million pound care home in Stone has opened its doors to residents. The £5.6m home was built for The English Benedictine Order of Oulton Abbey by Wildgoose Construction. It provides specialist care for dementia patients and features 49-bedrooms – 40 nursing home rooms and nine specialist dementia rooms. It also has residents’ day rooms, a hairdressing salon, chapel, ...

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Pick your own pumpkin near Stone

Pick Your Own Pumpkin

Halloween is just around the corner so here’s where you can pick your own pumpkin in the Stone area Halloween is celebrated on the 31st of October and the pumpkin is often the centre piece of the decorations. Although local fruit & veg shops as well as supermarkets stock these mammoth orange squashes there’s something special about roaming around a ...

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Review: Son of a Preacher Man

song of a preacher man

On an Autumnal Tuesday we headed along to the Regent Theatre in Hanley to watch the theatre’s first night performance of Son of a Preacher Man. Expecting a biographical tale of, of course, the legendary Dusty Springfield, we quickly realised this was more of a Mamma Mia than a Sunny Afternoon, with the opening scene quickly bringing the audience up ...

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Public consultation into new car storage facility in Stone

  Stoford Developments Limited is holding a public consultation to hear your views on their proposed plans for a new car storage facility at Jasper Way in Stone. The plans and proposals will be presented at the Stone House Hotel on 17th October (between 4:30pm and 7:00pm) and 18th October (between 4:30pm and 7:00pm) Jasper Way is being billed ase a modern, ...

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