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Summer Fair Success for Christ Church School

As the end of term approached, Christ Church C.E. First School’s PTFA were firmly focused on fundraising to get ready for the new school year in September. Their annual Summer Fair was bigger and better than ever with the aim of raising as much money as possible to support more school trips for the children next year. Stalls and activities ...

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Slice of Local History Comes Under the Hammer

A Trentham Estate account book dating from 1871 is going under the hammer this Friday at a Staffordshire auction house. Cuttlestones’ Specialist Collectors’ auction in Wolverhampton on Friday, 11th August will feature the tome, entitled ‘Vouchers Trentham, Newcastle & Stittenham 1871’, contains accounts and receipts for rents, taxes, rates, gratuities, purchases and development works alongside lists of employees, receipts from ...

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Alleynes Academy Teachers Accumulate 76 Years of Service

Two highly esteemed teachers are leaving Alleyne’s Academy (formerly Alleyne’s High School) having accumulated 76 years of service at the school between them. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, Mrs. Wendy Moore, Deputy Head and History Teacher, has been a key member of Alleyne’s Academy for 44 years. She has not only taught History throughout this time, but ...

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Local Park Wins Second Green Flag Award

Stonefield Park

Stonefield Park in Stone has won the prestigious Green Flag award for the second time, along with two other Stafford Borough Council venues. The Green Flag awards – given to the best open spaces in the country – were also scooped by Victoria Park in Stafford for the 11th consecutive year, and Stafford Crematorium, on the town’s Tixall Road, has ...

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Springfield First School Starts Construction for Expansion

Part of a major £650k expansion project which will provide much-needed additional school places from September is well underway at Springfields First School. The Ofsted-rated outstanding first school has seen increased demand for pupil places as a result of its high-quality teaching and also due to growth of Yanfield village, near Stone. Designed and built by educational construction specialist Fords ...

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Staffordshire’s Top 10 Summer Family Days Out

If you’re looking for ways to entertain the kids this summer, Staffordshire has a wealth of options available. Here are 10 great ways to keep the kids happy till schools back. Alton Towers Resort’s brand new CBeebies Land Hotel is full of well-loved children’s TV characters, hours of live shows and 76 themed rooms – and kids play free with ...

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Intu Potteries Launches PLAYMOBIL Play Zone

Tuesday 1st August saw intu Potteries open a free ‘play zone’ featuring toy brand PLAYMOBIL as part of a summer of activity planned for families during the school holidays. The dedicated space will be open by Clintons on the upper mall at intu Potteries every day from Tuesday 1 August until Thursday 10 August from 11am to 4pm. There will ...

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Join the Animal Agents for the Library Summer Reading Challenge

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge invites children from Stone to join the Animal Agents. The Stone’s 4-11 year-olds are being challenged by Staffordshire’s library Service to borrow and read any six library books during the summer holidays. This year’s theme is Animal Agents, based on a detective agency staffed by all kinds of clever animals – furry, scaly and slippery ...

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