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Emma’s in pieces with her latest work!

jigsaw

One of Stone artist Emma Joustra’s works has been broken into a thousand pieces – and is now on sale in WHSmiths across the country as a jigsaw! Emma’s artwork – you may have seen her Stone Festival programme front covers, or some of her work in Bags Of Beautiful Gifts or in lots of other places – is really ...

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Help for businesses at boot camp

A Stone businesswoman will be knocking local entrepreneurs into shape with a business boot camp that starts in March. Business consultant and coach Alison Bradford has introduced the Rock Your Business support programme as a recent report from the Office of National statistics (ONS) revealed a 367,000 increase in the number of people becoming self-employed since the start of the ...

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Rogue Boutique and other High Street news

A fashion boutique offering some of the hottest independent labels at affordable prices opened in Stone High Street on Saturday 16th February. The Champagne was flowing at Rogue Boutique as owner Alex Bagnall opened her doors for the first time after relocating from Newcastle town centre. The boutique – at 23 High Street – promises women’s fashion that is affordable, always ...

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Indoor market idea for town centre

Stone Town Council has urged local businesspeople who would like to trade in the town centre but who can’t afford the rents and rates to get in touch. The council is looking at helping a number of traders to come together to take on one of the empty shops in the High Street, potentially creating an indoor market-style operation. The idea ...

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Mobile phone dealer serves up 4G

Stone mobile phone specialist m-viron has been appointed as one of a select number of independent dealers across the UK to become an accredited EE 4G partner. Mainline, the UK’s leading distributor of EE mobile phones to independent dealers, has specifically selected m-viron for its product knowledge, experience and outstanding customer service. “EE customers should expect a superior level of ...

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Over 100 businesses in our directory!

Over 100 Stone businesses are now in A Little Bit of Stone’s new business and community directory. As you know, we’re passionate about all things Stone and this includes our fabulous independent businesses. We want to support them and the directory is a great place to find them – and support them too. You can have a look at the ...

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Win £50 fancy dress voucher for Halloween

A Little Bit of Stone has teamed up with Party On Fancy Dress to offer one reader a £50 voucher to spend at the Stone store to make sure they’re looking splendidly scary this Halloween! Party On Fancy Dress is based on the Whitebridge Industrial Estate and is one of the UK’s leading fancy dress suppliers. It’s a family-run business ...

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Jack’s plan to honour Stone volunteers

A Stone student has appealed for help from businesses to set up an awards scheme for volunteers in the town. Jack Taylor – who’ll be cooking in the demonstration tent again at this year’s Stone Food and Drink Festival – wants to set up the awards to honour the many volunteers in Stone who make the town such a great ...

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Welcome to our new Business Directory!

A Little Bit of Stone now has a great new Business and Community Directory. The directory – directory.alittlebitofstone.com – enables people in the town to find and support their local businesses – and gives businesses a great platform to reach thousands of local people. A Little Bit of Stone has now been running for two years and we’ve been planning ...

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Discount food store coming to Stone

Heron Foods will be opening a shop in Stone town centre soon and is currently recruiting for a number of positions. There are around 170 Heron Foods stores in the North and Midlands and the chain prides itself on providing “the very best brands at some of the cheapest prices you will find anywhere”. Work has just started on converting ...

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