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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!

Joule’s Brewery Acquires Crown Wharf Land

Crown Wharf

Joule’s Brewery has today confirmed that they have acquired the land adjacent to the Trent and Mersey canal as it passes through Stone town centre. The plot is known as Crown Wharf and was a part of the original Joule’s Brewery warehouse operation when the company exported Stone Ales from Liverpool docks around the world. Joule’s was the first English ...

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Great Atmosphere at Late Night Shopping and Market

Father Christmas at the Market

Once again the residents of Stone came out in force to support the Stone Town Council organised late night shopping and market. Stone is really getting the hang of late night shopping and late night markets as people came in and out of the town last night to partake in the shopping and market. Whilst the majority of the town ...

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Stone residents warned about “fake” police

Staffordshire Police are warning residents, particularly the elderly, to be wary of a growing fraud in which criminals pose as police officers and ask their victims to take part in a fake undercover operation. Seventeen offences have been reported to Staffordshire Police with two losses totalling approximately £20,000. Four further reports were reported directly to Action Fraud but did not ...

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Panda’s Environmental Support

Woodland Trust

Panda Press, the Stone-based print and design company, is doing its bit to help protect the environment, by supporting the Woodland Trust. In their line of work Panda Press obviously uses a lot of paper but to counteract this, the company is taking part in the Trust’s Woodland Carbon for Business Scheme, which helps companies like theirs by planting trees. Businesses often ...

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Barlaston tackles dog poo problem

Barlaston, near Stone, is fighting back against irresponsible owners who don’t clean up after their pets in a new campaign of its own. The initiative follows successful schemes in various villages and places which have been run with Stafford Borough Council. From December, Barlaston Parish Council will be joining forces with the borough council to target dog fouling hot spots. ...

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Stone Parents have 30 days to claim 30 hours’ childcare

Childcare choices

The deadline is fast approaching for Stone parents to claim 30 hours a week of funded childcare. Places are available from January 1 for children who celebrate their third birthday between September 1 and December 31 2017. To claim the funding parents must register at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk by December 31, but if they want everything in place for January they should ...

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Just Ask; Could it be SEPSIS?

Sepsis Vehicle Messaging

“For a condition that takes 44,000 lives every year, it is astonishing how few people know what it is. That’s one of the reasons we want to help highlight the dangers of SEPSIS to the public.” These are the words of West Midlands Ambulance Service Chief Executive, Anthony Marsh, at the launch of a new campaign to raise awareness about ...

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Review: The Band (Take That Musical)

LtoR AJ Bentley, Curtis T Johns, Sario Solomon, Nick Carsberg and Yazdan Qafouri in The Band, credit Matt Crockett

Wow, a night that we’ll “Never Forget” as we went along to see The Band at The Regent Theatre OK so let’s firstly kick off by explaining that although the musical is based around the music of Take That it’s actually a story about 5 girl superfans of the band Take That! The girls friendship is a real sisterhood and ...

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More Free Parking this Christmas Time

Stone Car Park

Stafford Borough Council have today announced that they are making the council run car parks free for afternoon shoppers in Stone Following our report that Stone Town Council has agreed a deal to operate a FREE car park at the rear of the former Stone Police Station, Stafford Borough Council has today said that once again they’ll be making their ...

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