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Staff needed for Gist chilled warehouse

Pertemps in Stone is looking for staff for the Gist chilled warehouse in Eccleshall. Ideally, candidates should have warehouse or chilled warehouse experience but it’s not vital as full (paid) training will be given. There are various shift start times – 6am, 2pm and 8pm. There is assistance with travel costs available and paid holiday – pay rates are between ...

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Stone traders rustle up a slap-up treat

Businesses in Stone have teamed up to offer local people the chance to win a three-course meal. Come Dine With Us Totally Locally Stone will take place at Stone station community building on Saturday 19th October. Everyone who spends at least £5 with any of the following Stone businesses will be entered into a prize draw – Stone Baked, Panda ...

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M-viron’s Sarah up for a Mumpreneur Award

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The managing director of Stone mobile phone business m-viron has been nominated for the nationally acclaimed Mumpreneur Awards 2013. Sarah White juggles running two businesses – Mviron (in the High Street Arcade) and the BforB Staffordshire Ladies – alongside raising a young family. Her dedication to supporting women in business across Staffordshire with BforB has proven to be extremely rewarding ...

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Radford Gallery to close in September

Really sad news that Radford Gallery will be closing down in September – but great to hear that owner Harriet Denson has some exciting artistic initiatives planned. The Radford Street gallery will be closing its doors on Saturday 7th September. Harriet said: “After four fantastic years I will be closing at The Radford Gallery. I want to say a big ...

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Farewell to the wonderful Wikijum

Wikijum, Stone’s High Street Fairtrade shop, closed its doors for the final time on Saturday and will be really missed. Owner Becky Moseley will be embarking on a career in gardening after bringing something truly unique to the town centre for the last eight-and-a-half years. Lots of people have posted some lovely comments on the Little Bit of Stone Facebook ...

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Designer helps business to Theo success

A Stone designer helped an Eccleshall business to get the seal of approval from Dragons’ Den’s Theo Paphitis. Sincere Moments, which is run by Carole Renshaw, was selected by the master entrepreneur on Twitter at the end of April as one of his top six businesses in his ‘Small Business Sunday’ initiative. Known as #SBS, Theo chooses six businesses each ...

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Alleyne’s students win Staffordshire title

Congratulations to a group of young entrepreneurs from Alleyne’s High School who won the Staffordshire final of this year’s Young Enterprise competition – the third year running that a team from the school has done this! Equipo’s product, the Earbuddy, prevents tangling and damage to earphones, and almost 1,000 units have been sold. The team will now represent Staffordshire in ...

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Virtual brewery for real ale fans

Ever dreamed of brewing that perfect pint, exactly how you want it? Now you have the chance! Lymestone Brewery has teamed up with the Best of British Beer to offer real ale fans a chance to become ‘virtual’ brewers. People who sign up will be able to make all the key decisions during the brewing process – which will then be ...

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Late-night pharmacy for Stone

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A late-night pharmacy will be opening in Stone later this year at the former Traditional Flower Co shop in the town centre. Community Pharmacies, which runs a number of pharmacies across the country, will be opening its Stone pharmacy in June. Called ‘Stone Pharmacy’, its opening hours will be 7am to 10.30pm seven days a week. There are posters in ...

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What a weekend at Moddershall Oaks!

Staff at Moddershall Oaks moved mountains (of snow) at the weekend to make sure that two weddings at the country spa retreat could still go ahead. The snow that fell on Friday and Saturday saw drifts of over 12ft in parts of Stone, with Moddershall particularly badly hit. Here’s Moddershall Oaks director Penny Holland’s account of one hell of a ...

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