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In pictures: Christmas lights switch-on 2014

In pictures: Christmas lights switch-on 2014

Stone’s brand new Christmas lights were switched on last night by some of the stars of Stafford Gatehouse’s panto. After a performance from singer Matt Blake and a wonderful selection of Christmas songs by young members of the Stone Schools Combined Choir, the panto performers joined town mayor Cathy Collier, Santa Claus and members...

Job vacancy at b3 Shopfitting in Stone

Job vacancy at b3 Shopfitting in Stone

B3 Shopfitting Ltd have a vacancy for an Office Junior to join the team at their head office on Stone Business Park. As well as being first-line telephone receptionist, the role will assist the accounts manager and site managers. A confident telephone manner, computer literacy and numeracy skills are essential. A full job description...

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Christmas gift guide – time to shop in Stone!

Christmas gift guide – time to shop in Stone!

Make sure you explore Stone town centre for your Christmas shopping this year. We have so many great businesses offering all manner of gift ideas – and here are just a few. From jewellery and fashion to tool kits and beauty treatments, bikes and accessories, artwork and children’s clothes, there is SO much to...

Steps taken to support young people in Stone

Steps taken to support young people in Stone

On Sunday (16th November) a group of around 20 local people got together at the Crown Hotel to talk about what we, local people, could do to support young people in the town after what has been a horrendous 12 months for many of them. The meeting was co-ordinated by David Leech and here...

Poll: Which 3 local charities to support

Poll: Which 3 local charities to support

Our 2015 ALBOS calendar is in the final design phase so our attention is now switching to which Stone and Staffordshire charities should benefit from the funds raised.  Following a couple of appeals for local charities the following list has been compiled with the names copied and pasted from those suggested. Each page refresh...

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In focus: Giggles & Wiggles nursery in Stone

In focus: Giggles & Wiggles nursery in Stone

Giggles & Wiggles became our main business supporter during our recent crowdfunding campaign. We paid a visit recently to meet owner Jill Jones and to find out more about the Stone nursery… Giggles & Wiggles feels like it’s in the middle of the countryside. Surrounded by trees and right next to the Common Plot,...

Major industry award for Swanline Print

Major industry award for Swanline Print

Swanline Print Ltd, a confidential trade-only supplier of printed packaging and point-of-sale displays based on the Whitebridge Industrial Estate in Stone, picked up the award for SME (Small-Medium Enterprise) of the Year

Job opportunities at Granvilles

Job opportunities at Granvilles

Granvilles in Stone are looking for a new chef and kitchen porter. Chef required to join our culinary team. Must have experience working in a fresh food environment. Flexible hours and decent rate of pay . WE ARE CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY! Also required – full-time kitchen porter, 30-40 hours a week. Pay...

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Alleyne’s Academy ‘box’ clever for Christmas

Alleyne’s Academy ‘box’ clever for Christmas

Staff and students at Alleyne’s Academy went the extra mile last week in putting together 78 shoeboxes of donated items for the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal run by Signal Radio and Samaritans Purse. In exactly one week, staff and students collected together all sorts of items for children around the world and filled...

Sky lantern tribute to Becky Tait

Sky lantern tribute to Becky Tait

Family and friends of Becky Tait, the young woman from Stone who died after being hit by a train on Sunday 9th November, released sky lanterns and balloons on Saturday evening in her memory. Over 50 people gathered at Westbridge Park on 15th November for the emotional tribute, organised by Becky’s close friend and...

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