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Staffordshire’s Child Protection Services Enjoys Continued Success

According to the latest Ofsted inspection of children’s services, vulnerable children in Staffordshire are very well protected. For the second inspection in a row Staffordshire County Council’s services for children in need of help and protection, children looked after and care leavers are all rated as ‘Good’ in every category, with no areas needing urgent improvement. The inspection was a ...

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19th Annual “War in the Valley” Event at Churnet Valley Railway

The weekend of 30th of September and 1st of October will see Churnet Valley Railway once again readying itself for action with another nostalgic journey, as Staffordshire’s Little Switzerland gets transported back to the 1940s for one of the line’s biggest crowd-pullers – the annual war event which takes place for the 19th consecutive year. Following its successful rebranding as “War in ...

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George Egg Comes to Ginger & Spice Festival

The first annual Ginger and Spice Festival taking place in Market Drayton, Shropshire this September will now showcase internationally acclaimed Stand-up Comedian George Egg’s Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show “DIY Chef.” Thursday 28th September will see George Egg perform his latest show as a satellite event of the Ginger & Spice Festival at the Festival Drayton Centre at 7.30pm. George Egg ...

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Frank Jordan Centre Re-opens Following Refurbishment

The Frank Jordan Centre re-opened on Thursday 21st September following a refurbishment to it’s two main rooms and facilities. The occasion was marked by the unveiling of a freshly re-framed picture of Frank Jordan by his daughters Mo & Rosemary. Deputy Mayor, Councillor Ian Fordham, gave a short speech outlining the centre’s history, before handing over for the unveiling. He ...

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Match Report – FA Vase First Qualifying Round – Hereford Lads Club Vs. Stone Old Alleynians

FA Vase First Qualifying Round Hereford Lads Club 2-5 Stone Old Alleynians The Old Boys booked a spot in the second qualifying round of this prestigious competition with a comfortable away victory on Saturday afternoon. A brace from Jack Tomlinson and one each for Ian Whalley, Matt Fellows and Danny Heard was enough to see off the challenge of the ...

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Match Report – Cheadle Town Vs. Stone Dominoes

Stone Dominoes

Cheadle Town 1 Stone Dominoes 3 SCSL Premier Division Saturday 16th September 2017 Stone Dominoes made it 3 wins from 3 in September as a Jon Hancock brace helped them come from behind to take the points in Cheadle. Dan Harper had put the home side ahead from the penalty spot early on before Hancock levelled proceedings midway through the ...

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Warm Home Discount Scheme Open for Applications

The government’s Warm Home Discount Scheme, which will see thousands of households in the Stafford Borough eligible for a £140 reduction to their electricity bill, is open for applications. For winter 2017-18, some energy suppliers are closing applications soon and householders are being urged to seek advice and apply now if they think they may be eligible. The discount is ...

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Plans for New Staffordshire History Centre Available to View

Plans for the new multi-million pound Staffordshire History Centre are available for the public to view for the first time. The plans, including artist’s impressions and a 3D model of what the new centre could look like, are being revealed at events throughout September. Along with a new community exhibition space, modern reading and search rooms and a packed programme of ...

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Open Mic Night at St Dominic’s

New music comes to Stone this October, with an open Mic Night featuring special guests “The IdiOms” at St Dominic’s Social Centre. Friday 13 October sees the centre on Station Road host the Labour Party event, which is open to everyone, with no political agenda. Local bands and artists are encouraged to book their slot at the mic early by ...

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