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Kickstarter Campaign for Stone Based Illustrator

A Kickstarter campaign has been started by first-time author Kathy Tallentire to fund the publishing of her illustrated children’s book, Nana Duck. The book has been illustrated by local artist Sarah Croker, and the campaign is aiming to raise £2,000 to print 1,000 copies of the story. Previously been involved in illustrating the double award-winning children’s book Miles & Mia, ...

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Local Interiors Business Steps In To Help Community Radio

Newly launched Stone Radio station has been helped in it’s hour of need by local business Planned Office Interiors. The fledgling radio station needed a custom-built mixing desk, tables and chairs at their Grade II listed headquarters, so the Stone based interiors specialist, who provide all aspects of office refurbishment, stepped up to help. Neil Rowley, business manager of office ...

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Regent Travel Staff Celebrate 30 Year Anniversary

Celebrating 30 years providing travel to the community, Regent Travel’s Staff finally got their chance to join the party! Last December the company entertained over 100 of their most valued clients on board the Fred Olsen cruise, and now the staff have had their own chance to celebrate the huge 30 year achievement themselves. Owner David Barrett treated his staff ...

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The Stone High Street Shuffle

Late summer and early autumn brings a change to the High Street landscape as four shops move into newly refurbished units First of all Zeta will be moving from it’s current location down at the bottom end of the High Street up to what was formally Greggs bakery.  The move is happening at the end of August and will see ...

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Wedding Belles ring out in Stone

Stone bridal boutique Queenies Belles has been re-branded as Wedding Belles following a change of ownership We reported back in April that following a change in their personal circumstances the current owner was looking to find a buyer for the successful wedding dress business. Claire Sutton had been looking to open up her own wedding dress shop when she spotted ...

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Council’s Preferred Bidder for Leisure Services Identified

The company earmarked to run leisure and cultural facilities across Stafford Borough has been identified. Venues including Stafford Leisure Centre, the Gatehouse Theatre and Stafford Castle, as well as the new multi-million pound leisure centre in Stone, will be run by Freedom Leisure as the borough council’s ‘preferred bidder’. Popular events such as Shakespeare at the Castle and the Stafford ...

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Chance to Shine for County’s Best Tourism Businesses

Destination Staffordshire has launched the 2017 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards, so the hunt for Staffordshire’s best tourism businesses is now on!   With 14 categories for the county’s best attractions, accommodation providers, events and most dog-friendly businesses. The fifth iteration of the awards will give businesses the chance to emulate last year’s winners, who included Alton Towers Resort, Drayton Manor Park, ...

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Lotus footwear returns to Stone

The UK’s oldest footwear heritage brand, Lotus, is returning to Stone with its footwear available from MIRELLA Only a stone’s throw away from the original Staffordshire Lotus factory which operated from 1810, MIRELLA will be stocking all key Lotus styles for the autumn/winter season. Discover the indulgence of embellished ankle boots, resplendent stilettos, court shoes and the fanciful flurry of ...

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