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Be a Totally Locally hero on June 23rd!

Totally Locally – a campaign that encourages local people to shop in their local towns – launches in Stone on Saturday 23rd June with a great Totally Locally Day in the town centre. Stone’s Totally Locally team will be in the Market Square on the day with information of the many special offers and discounts available from the independent shops ...

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Alleyne’s students win Staffordshire title

Staffordshire winners

A group of business-minded students from Alleyne’s High School beat teams from 49 other schools to be named the best Staffordshire company in this year’s Young Enterprise challenge. The Sock Tree Company now go forward to the West Midlands final at Birmingham University next month, following in the footsteps of Versaleaf from Alleyne’s, who made it all the way to ...

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Coming soon! The Stone Business Directory

A Little Bit of Stone will be launching a special business directory just for the town very soon! The aim of the directory is to give our local independent businesses a great online space to promote themselves, and to encourage everyone in the town to use them. Over 6,000 people visit A Little Bit of Stone every month. Businesses will be ...

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Fancy discount for hospice drag race!

A Stone fancy dress business is offering a discount to anyone looking for an outfit for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice’s Fancy Drag Race. The men’s only event takes place on Sunday 27th May around Newcastle town centre – for men dressed as women. Party On Fancy Dress is run by Nick and Julie Pye and has provided costumes in the ...

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Totally Locally Stone to launch soon

£3.5 million would go into the local Stone economy each year if every adult in the town spent a fiver in our local independent shops instead of supermarkets and other chain stores. The figure was revealed at a meeting of ‘Totally Locally Stone’ at the Crown Hotel last night, a campaign that will be launching in the town in the ...

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Stone traders to go Totally Locally

Stone’s independent traders are teaming up to encourage people to shop local by urging us to spend at least a fiver a week in the town. The appeal is part of a Totally Local campaign. There are 13 Totally Locally town campaigns so far in the UK, including Leek, which all work to persuade local people to support their local ...

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Business on the menu for ladies who lunch

A ladies’ luncheon club is to open in Stone for women who are serious about growing their businesses. The ladies-only group at The Mill restaurant is part of the Staffordshire BforB (Business for Breakfast) network which provides networking for more than 130 business owners and executives across the county. The launch meeting will be held on Tuesday 24th April between ...

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High Street empty shop update

Despite work currently going on at the former Joule’s wine shop on the High Street, the site may not be getting a new occupier just yet. It has emerged that the current leaseholder of the building is Punch Taverns, whose contract with the unknown owner of the building comes to an end in September. Thanks to Rob Kenney for this ...

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Work starts on old Joule’s wine shop

Work is under way to bring the old Joule’s wine shop on the High Street back into use again. The shop was used for many years by Victoria Wine and then as a Sue Ryder charity shop but has been empty for years. Workmen are currently fixing the roof before moving inside to carry out renovations. Workmen – with their ...

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First Lymestone pub could be open soon

The first Lymestone Brewery pub could be opening its doors soon after the Stone brewery made an application for a licence to reopen an historic boozer in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Ian ‘Brad’ Bradford wants to open a Lymestone pub at the former Wine Vaults in Newcastle High Street, which was bought by Butters John Bee at auction last year. The estate agent ...

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