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Stone branch of HSBC set to close on 25th November

While online banking is certainly advantageous and convenient, it has led to a gradual decrease in the use of High Street banks over-the-counter services, culminating in their closure. The latest casualty is Stone’s branch of HSBC, located on the High Street, which will be closing its doors for the last time on Friday 25th November. Existing HSBC customers accounts will ...

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Free Childcare Scheme Gains Popularity

Staffordshire Employers are trialling a scheme offering 30 hours free childcare for some families, a year earlier than the rest of the country. After Staffordshire successfully bid to be one of the eight countrywide pilot schemes, there are 415 places to be allocated to local families, each receiving 30 hours free for 3 and 4 year old children. They are ...

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Staffordshire canoeist can do it with Stone Property Buyers

Canoe believe it!  As Olympians Adam Peatty and Joe Clarke excel in Rio, a local property expert is hoping his company’s sponsorship will bring about more medals for an award-winning Staffordshire athlete. Ron Jeffries, 49, Managing Director of Stone-based Jeffries Group, is backing 44-year-old paracanoeist, Ian Marsden, in his bid to win gold in the Brazil Paralympics. Staffordshire athletes have ...

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Great Taste awards for Aston Marina

Staffordshire’s waterside foodie haven, Aston Marina near Stone, has once again been recognised in the ‘Oscars’ of the foodie world. The team is celebrating as dishes created by chefs from its renowned Bistro kitchen wowed the judges in the 2016 Guild of Fine Foods’ Great Taste Awards – the acknowledged benchmark for fine food and drink. Following rigorous taste testing ...

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New CEO appointed at Dougie Mac

David Webster has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Douglas Macmillan Hospice. He has been the CEO of the Hanley Economic Building Society for the last 14 years and has led the business from strength to strength and greatly enhanced its standing in the building society industry. David is a keen supporter of local businesses and community initiatives ...

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Meaford road scheme paves the way

Development of a Staffordshire business park, set to support 2,200 jobs on one of the county’s largest brownfield sites, has been given a major boost following the completion of supporting road and infrastructure works. Staffordshire County Council and regeneration specialist St Modwen, which jointly funded the works at Meaford, near Stone, marked the milestone at an event with business and ...

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Stone Panda sorts Potter’s Parking

Panda Press Logo

Printing for sports clubs Stone’s Panda Press have got just the ticket for Stoke City FC It’s been a busy time at Panda Press HQ as the team have been working alongside Stoke City FC as they begin preparing for the 2016/2017 football season. Anyone involved in sporting events will know that it’s not just about what happens on the ...

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Hooksgreen Herbs, Master Growers

Hooksgreen Herbs, based in Oulton Heath, will again be showing at the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Tatton Park Flower Show for the 10th year running. This year’s show will be unlike any other for the culinary, medicinal and scented herb specialists as they have been selected as RHS Master Growers.  This initiative is being launched at the show, and are the ...

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Major projects to boost growth in Staffordshire take a step forward

Major developments to boost growth and opportunities in Staffordshire are set to start in the next few months after gaining planning approval. Following Staffordshire County Council’s delivery of a road and infrastructure scheme to support business development at Meaford near Stone, the first planning consent for an industrial building on site has been given the go-ahead. The county council has ...

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Sizzling BBQ deals at Aston Marina’s butchery

To celebrate the great British summer, the master butchers at Stone’s Aston Marina have put together a selection of BBQ meat packs that represent fantastic quality and value. Whether you’re firing up the barbie for the family or are planning a gathering of friends, there’s a BBQ pack to suit, with all the contents sourced from within 20 miles of ...

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