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Natwest Stone to close in October 2017


Stone is set to lose another bank as Natwest confirms an October closure date for their Stone Branch. The bank closure comes along with 6 other branches across the their North Staffordshire region. The bank have cited declining transactions due to the uptake of online banking as the reason for the closure and have said: “The way people choose to ...

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American-style Diner to open at Flip Out

A new £150,000 American-style diner is to open at Flip Out on the 1st April This significant investment comes just months after the business celebrated its one year anniversary and is planned to create an additional 15 new jobs at their Stone Business Park complex. Flip Out Stoke owners, Matthew Melling and Elliot Shuttleworth, said the latest project would see ...

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Businesses invited to a slice of Stone Food and Drink Festival

Joule's Food and Drink Sponsor

Following the news that Staffordshire’s biggest gastronomic gathering is safe for another year, organisers are inviting businesses to sponsor the event, which will take place on 6, 7 and 8 October 2017. A range of packages designed to suit businesses of all sizes and budgets has been launched to encourage companies to get behind the volunteer-run event. Generating some £750,000* ...

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Stone childminder secures Bizmums funding

Stephs Childminding

A local Stone childminder has been granted funding from the Bizmums social enterprise Stephanie has been a member of Bizmums for 4 years and has gained funding from the Bizfund to access further training to directly impact the lives of the children she cares for. Bizmums is a social enterprise who offer face to face and on-line networking for mums ...

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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 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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Stone’s oldest pub to close for a refurbishment

Stone’s oldest pub, the Red Lion, will be closing its High Street doors as they call last orders on Sunday 19th March to allow for a refurbishment inside and out The refurbishment will create a new secluded beer garden at the rear of the pub, which will extend all the way back out to the bypass. Inside sees a full ...

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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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Pasta Di Piazza sets out Stone expansion plans

Stone Pasta Di Piazza Staff

High Street Italian restaurant, Pasta Di Piazza Italiana, is planning to expand both its Stone and Newcastle restaurants Both expansion projects are still in the early stages with planning approvals pending. It is hoped work can begin on the Newcastle High Street site as soon as possible, followed by work at the Stone restaurant. The expansion work will be carried out ...

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