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Simply Staffordshire Founder Launches Simply Great Britain

Simply Staffordshire, a successful members’ organisation which champions and supports outstanding independent businesses in Staffordshire is to extend its reach across the UK. Founder Emily Whitehead will evolve Simply Staffordshire into Simply Great Britain. She says: “The success of the Simply Staffordshire brand has exceeded our expectations and we have become aware of demand to expand our reach and activity,” ...

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Severn Trent Signs Up in the Fight Against Speeding Motorists in Barlaston

Staffordshire Police’s Community Speed Watch initiative has some new recruits in it’s bid to crack down on speeding motorists in Barlaston. Severn Trent employees working at the company’s Strongford Waste Treatment Works are now monitoring vehicles driving along Old Barlaston Road until Summer 2019. Following a recent training session at Staffordshire Police HQ, Volunteers record details such as vehicle registration, ...

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Stone Charity Gets Cash Boost to Help Local Sixth Formers

A regional builder has given a charity dedicated to improving the lives of residents in Stone, and the surrounding villages, a cash boost to help with their work. Wolverhampton based Persimmon Homes West Midlands, chose Stone Community Hub through its Community Champions scheme to receive more than £600 from its monthly match-funded donation. The Stone charity will use the donation ...

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Stone Businessman Wins Prestigious Award

Paul Gill, Executive Chairman of Stone company Pure CF, has won the prestigious title Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Having gone head to head with leading businessmen and women from a diverse range of industries from across the West Midlands region, Paul beat off strong competition with over 1500 businesses entering the awards ...

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Historical Short Stories from Stone Author

North Staffordshire Press has published Stone based author Steve Dyster’s first collection of short stories. Set in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the tales focus on an old bargee’s look back on a long-life spent working on the canals that carried the goods of industrialisation in a rapidly changing world, before the hand of Victorian respectability laid hold. The back ...

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Christmas Campaign to Highlight Fostering Need

Reggie Bear, Staffordshire County Council’s Fostering Service mascot, has a Christmas message this year; “We need your help to find more foster carers”. Reggie’s call is part of the Council’s latest campaign to highlight the urgent need for more foster carers for Staffordshire children. The campaign wants people to pick up a picture of Reggie from their local library or ...

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Food Bank Donations Overwhelm Stone Community Hub

After it received a huge amount of donations recently for the food bank it runs to support local families in need, Stone Community Hub has thanked people in the town. Four local schools, a nursery and several churches all donated much-needed food items to the Hub’s food bank over Harvest in October. These were Oulton Abbey Nursery, Pirehill First School,  Manor Hill ...

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First “Digital PCSO” for Staffordshire Police

Staffordshire Police have launched their first ever Digital PCSO, and are now doing more than ever to protect the public and businesses against the threat of cyber crime. One of less than ten such PCSOs doing this specialist role in the UK, PCSO Matthew Hough-Clewes has landed this innovative position. This will see him providing important advice on cyber security and ...

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Stone Youth Theatre On The Hunt for Young Stars

In the search for talented young singer-actors aged 14+ for its forthcoming production of Spring Awakening, Stone Youth Theatre will hold the first of two pre-audition workshops this month. The first workshop will take place on 12th December followed by another on 11th January; both at Stone’s Rooftop Studios from 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Set in 19th Century Germany, the rock ...

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