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Staffordshire Celebration of Two Decades of the National Memorial Arboretum

The nation’s commemorations will be focused at Staffordshire’s National Memorial Arboretum, twenty years after the first trees were planted. The national centre for remembrance has over 30,000 trees and over 330 memorials, sited on 150 acres of former quarried land in Alrewas in Staffordshire. It includes the famous Armed Forces Memorial, dedicated in 2007 which honours members of the Armed Forces who have ...

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Twosome Get Their Running Shoes on for Chuckles

Clare Pollitt and Liam Herbert are getting ready to run the Stafford Half Marathon next week in aid of local non-profit organisation Chuckle Productions. Sunday 19th March will see Clare & Liam donning their running trainers for the Stafford Half Marathon, along with 4,000 others in the annual event, and they’re hoping to raise as much money for a cause close ...

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Stone Firefighter Receives Long Service Award

A Stone Firefighter was recognised by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service for his long service on February 28 2017, along with 13 others from the Staffordshire region. Firefighter James Williams, from Stone Community Fire station, received his medal from Vice Lord Lieutenant Graham Stow CBE DL, and certificate from Councillor Stephen Sweeney, Chairman of the Stoke-On-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority ...

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Stone Apprentice Recognised for National Apprentice Week

A Stone apprentice was one of 12 awarded for their outstanding contributions to business at this year’s Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Apprenticeship Recognition Awards. Nicole Bath, who is apprenticed at Woolcool, an innovative Stone business providing insulated packaging using sheep’s wool, was recognised at the awards as part of National Apprenticeship Week from 6 to 10 March. The awards gave apprentices, employers and learning ...

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Send in Your Mother’s Day Messages

Mums. They’re pretty amazing. Superheroes without capes with magic powers in knowing everything, and being able to find anything! It’s not lost till Mum can’t find it! So this Mothers Day, its time to show Mum’s just how fantastic they are! Send in your messages, starting with “I love you Mum…..” and completing the sentence in 10 words or less, ...

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Action Group Appeals for Barn Owl Sightings

An appeal for members of the public  has been issued from a barn owl action group to send in their sightings of the stunning bird of prey. Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s Barn Owl Action Group (BOAG) is asking people to get in touch with them if they see one across Staffordshire. They are especially keen to hear from people who spot a barn ...

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Boat House offers Sunday Dining Options

Stone eatery Aston Marina’s Bistro has closed it’s doors whilst work is underway on it’s new restaurant. But don’t worry, foodies keen to enjoy the marina’s popular take on dishes created using only the finest local ingredients needn’t miss out at the Boat House venue is operating as a pop-up restaurant every Sunday until mid-May. From Sunday 12th March – Sunday 7th ...

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Date for Sandon Spring Fair 2017 Announced

The second annual Spring Fair is to be hosted at Sandon Hall on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May 2017, following the event’s success last year. Run in partnership with the team behind the Stone Food & Drink Festival, Sandon Spring Fair attracted some 2,500 visitors in 2016 despite taking place on a somewhat damp and grey April weekend. Aiming to avoid ...

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Woolly Challenge at Yarn Festival

Wool and yarn crafters are being invited to have fun creating entries to take part in one of two visitor competitions as part of the Wool @ J13 yarn festival on the 13th & 14th May in Staffordshire. Those who enter will also be in with the chance of winning some great prizes. Competitors in the individual competition will create an ...

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Could you be a county councillor?

An open day this month will give potential candidates for this year’s county council election an insight into how the authority works. Tuesday March 28th will see three sessions being held in County Buildings, Martin Street, Stafford. They will focus on how the council works and the support on offer. County council officers will be on hand to give guidance on how the ...

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