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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!

Fostering roadshow comes to Stone Friday 15th September

Cliff and Elaine Whiteley

A roadshow that’s coming to Stone on Friday 15th September demonstrates that whether you’re a Biker or a Hiker, a Goal Keeper or a Bee Keeper you could be a foster carer. Amongst Staffordshire’s 350 foster families are bikers, bakers, beekeepers, musicians, military history re-enactors, professional athletes and many more. Now, Staffordshire County Council’s latest fostering campaign is reminding people ...

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Stone residents encouraged to Cycle to Work

Cycle to Work

Workers in Stone are being encouraged to leave the car at home and get on their bikes for their morning commute as part of national ‘Cycle to Work Day.’ The annual push on Wednesday 13 September is the national campaign that aims to promote the benefits of cycling to and from work. Cycle shops across the county are also joining ...

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Free first aid courses at Next Level Fitness

Next Level Fitness

On Saturday 2nd September, at Next Level Fitness Gym, a free Medical Emergencies Management morning was held. Dr Jon Bingham Jon is a Midlands Air Ambulance doctor from Stone and he taught sessions on assessment of the acutely unwell, how to perform CPR, how to use an AED (like the one in our High Street), how to put someone in ...

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War Bride procession through Stone town

War Bride

On Wednesday September 13th, Year 5 pupils from Christchurch Academy in Stone will perform the story of two young Stone boys who signed up for active duty in the Great War, both of whom were underage and were killed in action. Local Stone historian Steve Booth researched the two boys who were pupils of Christchurch School and their story will ...

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Get free digital versions of top magazines and books

Did you know that you can access a whole host of free magazines, eBooks and audio books through a partnership with Staffordshire Libraries? Staffordshire Libraries has teamed up with RB Digital and Libro to give Staffordshire library card holders access to digital versions of the top magazines, ebooks and audio books. There are 300+ magazines available including Woman’s Weekly, Amateur ...

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NatWest appoints Community Banker for Stone

Kym Jones

Ahead of the Stone Natwest branch closure in October Kym Jones has been appointed as NatWest Community Banker for the Staffordshire region In her new role Kym will be holding surgeries on a weekly basis in Trentham Methodist Church on Mondays from 10am to 1pm; Walton Community Centre on Tuesdays from 1pm to 3pm, and Stone Library  on Thursdays from ...

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Stone Food and Drink Festival – Early Bird Offers

Stone Food & Drink Festival crowds on Westbridge Park in 2016

Tickets are already selling fast for Staffordshire’s biggest gastronomic gathering, set to take place on 6, 7 & 8 October on Stone’s Westbridge Park Three-day tickets are currently subject to a special ‘Early Bird’ deal of £12 per ticket (normal price £15) for online purchases until Saturday 9th September 2017. From thereon online advance tickets will be available for a ...

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Canal volunteers greet Stone travellers

Canal and River Trust Volunteers

On Saturday morning five Canal and River Trust volunteers, along with two CRT managers, spent the morning meeting and greeting the public of Stone as they walked or traveled along the canal towpath by Boatyard lock. The volunteers, who help maintain the canal and the locks, showed the many interested passers by the work that they do and what has ...

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