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Joule’s bid to return to Stone receives boost

Joule’s Brewery’s bid to return to Stone received a boost last week as parliamentary candidate Bill Cash visited a possible development site in the town centre. Bill met Joule’s MD Steve Nuttall and head of the Crown Wharf steering group, Rob Kenney at the Crown Wharf which is currently owned by the Canals and Rivers trust. The trust is currently ...

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Churnet Valley on the way to Fundraising Success

The Churnet Valley Railway’s bid to raise £75,000 in just 3 months has made a flying start with just over half of the funds raised in a little under 3 weeks! The funds are being raised in order to complete the purchase of Cheddleton Station. The Victorian building at Cheddleton has been home to the preservationists since 1974, and the money ...

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Backing for Business to Transform Rural Buildings into Industry Hubs

Small and medium sized enterprises could benefit from vacant buildings being transformed into thriving business hubs thanks to a new initiative. Grants of between £10,000 and £65,000 from the Rural Enterprise Programme will be made available to businesses that can demonstrate they will create jobs as a result of a move to the refurbished building. Grants are also available to ...

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Little Stoke Cricket Club Bags New Sponsor

A group of Stone financial advisers have stepped up to the crease to support their local cricket team in a two-year sponsorship deal. Stonegate Wealth Management were unveiled as the new main sponsor for Little Stoke Cricket Club ahead of their First XI’s match against Caverswall on Saturday (6 May). The club’s First XI are gunning for promotion to the Premier League after a great ...

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New fishing tackle shop to open in Stone

toddys tackle

A new fishing tackle shop is to open in Stone in June 2017 With no local alternatives, a business owner has decided to set-up a new fishing tackle and bait shop within the town. The new shop will be opening on Monday 19th June 2017 and will be based within the Autocare business, behind Stone Library. With a wide range ...

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Bridal Boutique set to close unless new owner found

queenies bridal boutique

The owner of Queenies Bridal Boutique have contacted us to say that due to family circumstances they regret to announce the closure of their doors to all new customers unless a new buyer can be found Originally opening as Bridal Belle in 2014 the store has been popular with local brides over the years. The shop have confirmed that they ...

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Semi finals win for Alleynes Connexsus

Cora from Connexsus

Over 100 pupils from mid & north Staffordshire battled it out in the county semi-finals of this year’s Young Enterprise The programme, being co-ordinated by Staffordshire County Council helps young people develop their business and personal skills by creating their own company and products. Alleynes Academy team Connexsus  were winners from mid Staffordshire with their Smoothie Jigsaw to encourage children ...

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The Red Lion completes £178k refurbishment

Red Lion Bar

Staff and customers are celebrating at The Red Lion in Stone, following completion of the pub’s £178,000 refurbishment by national pub operator, Punch. The Red Lion is located on the High Street and is the oldest pub in the town.  The pub offers a traditional pub experience with a wide range of quality beers, wines and spirits including a range ...

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Herons Return to Stone High Street

The former Heron Foods store will be re-opening in Stone High Street next month The independent frozen, chilled and grocery business based in Melton near Hull, with outlets across the North of England and the Midlands have announced the forthcoming re-opening of their store in Stone, Staffordshire. The revamped store, on the High Street, will re-open in May (date now confirmed ...

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