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Stone Childminder Wins National Award

Local Childminder Stephanie Brown has won the Exceptional Service Award at the 4th BizMums Awards. Stephanie started her own childminding business due to changes in her personal circumstances with 10 years worth of knowledge of working in nursery’s, and different childcare settings. Research showed there was a need for top quality childcare very early morning, school run, late evenings and over ...

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Autumn Flavours for No 26 at Aston Marina

The inspiration behind the dishes of Aston Marina’s new No.26 bar and eatery is the use of the finest seasonal ingredients, all sourced as locally as possible. This is highlighted by the restaurant’s new seasonal menu which launched at the beginning of October. Seasonal fruit, veg, meat and fish is celebrated from starters through to main courses, with wholesome, comfort-inducing dishes ...

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Prestigious Award Nomination for Local Indie Games Studio

Staffordshire-based Indie games studio Centrifuge have announced that they are finalists at the prestigious TIGA Awards – for their latest mobile game – Virome. From the makers of the popular drawing game Interference, Virome is an infectiously addictive colour-matching puzzle game. Nathan Beardmore, lead developer, and former long-time Stone resident said “We took part in a game jam a few ...

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Stone Children’s Organisation Boosted by Foundation Award

Stone non-profit organisation Chuckle Productions has been awarded a grant from Vinci UK to help tackle social exclusion in the area. Global engineering giant Vinci UK awarded Chuckle Productions grant of £7619 to refurbish the facilities at its premises. The Foundation is supported by Midlands-based Actemium UK, part of the VINCI Energies group; the Actemium sponsor will volunteer his time ...

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Flip Out’s Local Community Charity Pledge

Owners of Flip Out trampoline park in Stone are boosting charities across Staffordshire after pledging to gift passes worth £6000. Elliott Shuttleworth and Matthew Melling, directors of Flip Out Stoke, have promised to give away 50 free passes every month to charities which support children and young people in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent. A different registered charity will be ...

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Be Inspired By Clay This Half Term at the British Ceramics Biennial

  British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) in Stoke-on-Trent will host an action-packed events programme for visitors to get mucky, make and get excited by clay this half-term, from Saturday 21 to Saturday 29 October. Inspired by the artists taking part in this ceramics festival, the free family-friendly programme will include a chance to learn from master potters and artists, create masterpieces ...

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Local Businesses in the Running for Good Food Awards

A glittering awards ceremony at Lichfield Cathedral will see food & drink businesses from across the county will go head-to-head this month, with local businesses hoping to win recognition. The Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards on Friday 20th October has forty of the best restaurants, pubs, tea rooms and other food & drink businesses are in the running for ...

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New Oulton Abbey Care Home Opens

A new multi-million pound care home in Stone has opened its doors to residents. The £5.6m home was built for The English Benedictine Order of Oulton Abbey by Wildgoose Construction. It provides specialist care for dementia patients and features 49-bedrooms – 40 nursing home rooms and nine specialist dementia rooms. It also has residents’ day rooms, a hairdressing salon, chapel, ...

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Public consultation into new car storage facility in Stone

  Stoford Developments Limited is holding a public consultation to hear your views on their proposed plans for a new car storage facility at Jasper Way in Stone. The plans and proposals will be presented at the Stone House Hotel on 17th October (between 4:30pm and 7:00pm) and 18th October (between 4:30pm and 7:00pm) Jasper Way is being billed ase a modern, ...

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Stone businesses encouraged to sign litter free pledge

Litter Free Pledge

Businesses and organisations in Stone are being urged to sign up to pledge their support to rid the area of litter. Keeping the streets clean costs Stafford Borough Council tax payers around £1 million a year and on Thursday (12 October) the council is bringing its campaign to Stone town centre.  The borough council is inviting businesses to come along ...

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