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Young Enterprise Students Take Their Wares to Market

  Thousands of Staffordshire’s young entrepreneurs will be selling their products at local markets after creating their own Young Enterprise company. Coordinated by Staffordshire County Council, The Young Enterprise programme helps young people develop their business and personal skills by creating their own company. Now they will hoping to bag a profit as they try and shift their wares at public ...

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Stone Couple Goes Above & Beyond

A Stone based couple are celebrating after winning a national award for using their own weight loss to help others shed inches. Independant Cambridge Weight Plan Consultants Jeff & Becky Dean were nominated by their clients for the national Cambridge Weight Plan ‘Above and Beyond’ Award. The couple work from three different centres, two in Staffordshire & one in the North ...

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Launch of New Norton Bridge Golf Club

A new golf club, based at the former Izaak Walton Golf Club, will officially launch on Friday 17th February 2017. Potential golfers can learn more about membership opportunities and plans for development at an open evening taking place in the Club House from 7pm, with wine, cheese & professional entertainment. The new club is the brainchild of a group of members ...

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Stone Food and Drink Festival 2016 Survey Results

Stone Food & Drink Festival 2016 Survey has shown that the local economic impact to be in the region of £750,000*. Students and staff from Staffordshire University Business School conducted the survey over the weekend of the festival, and comprised interviews with 611 visitors to Westbridge Park and covered questions ranging from average spend to group demographic and visitor satisfaction. Once again ...

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The Quiet Woman Finds Her Voice Again

Part of Leek’s pub history is being brought back to life, as Stone’s Lymestone Brewery takes over The Quiet Woman   Already running award pubs in Stone (The Borehole) and Newcastle-under-Lyme (The Lymestone Vaults), The Quiet Woman in St Edward Street will be the third establishment the Staffordshire brewery owners Ian & Viv Bradford will run. After being run as “PoundPub” ...

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Local Company Helps Create Dedicated Community Room for Lifesaving Charity

Local commercial interiors specialists Planned Office Interiors have stepped in to help create a dedicated community room at a lifesaving charity. Based in Stone High Street, AEDdonate supports groups, clubs & organisations. to fundraise for Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and install these at their premises to help prevent sudden death through cardiac arrest. The first AED for the charity was installed ...

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Stone’s High Street Co-op to close

Stone Co-Op

The largest retail unit on Stone’s High Street is to become vacant later this year as Central England Co-Op take the hard decision to close down their main store in the town. The closure comes after a review of the stores trading performance, although the proposed development of a new Marks and Spencer food store may have brought the stores performance ...

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Churnet Valley Railway introduces Brunch Dining Experience

Churnet Valley Railways has announced for 2017, the launch of a brand new dining service, adding another option to its hugely popular “Moorlander” dining trains, all of which offer a scenic journey through Staffordshire’s hidden valley whilst sitting back to enjoy full waitress on-board the line’s dedicated dining coach “Diana”. Making it’s first departure from Kingsley & Froghall station on Saturday ...

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Superfast broadband comes to Coldmeece

Mark Winnington at superfast broadband cabinet

A Staffordshire business park is to become the second location in the county to benefit from a new initiative designed to help more people – especially in rural areas – get superfast fibre broadband. It is the second community fibre partnership deal to be spearheaded by Staffordshire County Council and BT through Superfast Staffordshire, which is part of the Government’s ...

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Acapella Fashions – Special Preview Day

Having moved from Stone, just before Christmas, Wayne at Acapella is welcoming his old Stone customers this weekend (Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th January) at an official preview launch event. The new store has an industrial and contemporary feel and is based at the new Stafford Riverside shopping complex.  Situated next to Costa Acapella will be offering a free glass ...

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