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Festive MASH bash raises charity cash!

Festive MASH bash raises charity cash!

Staff at Staffordshire’s Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), based at Lindum House in Stone, raised over £1,500 for two carers’ charities at their black tie festive ball at the Stone House Hotel.

Stone engineers in the awards limelight

Stone engineers in the awards limelight

Two female engineers from Stone have been recognised by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for their professional achievements and the work they do to encourage other young people into engineering

Reunited Stone band CID release Xmas single!

Reunited Stone band CID release Xmas single!

A Stone band that formed in the 1980s have reformed and released a cracking Christmas single. CID’s ‘Christmas Santa’s Coming’ is going down a storm on YouTube and is available to download from the iTunes store. We love it at A Little Bit of Stone HQ and it’s gone straight on to our Christmas...

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KWPG responds to new Westbridge Park plan

KWPG responds to new Westbridge Park plan

The Keep Westbridge Park Green campaign group has responded to Stafford Borough Council’s new plan for the park. The council’s Cabinet will discuss the new proposals – which include play areas, a new leisure and an 11,000 sq ft M&S Simply Food store to help pay for it all – at their meeting on...

Stone family in TV spotlight for Text Santa

Stone family in TV spotlight for Text Santa

A family from Stone are in the TV spotlight to help this year’s ITV Text Santa appeal to raise money for the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice. The Trentham hospice, which looks after children and their families from Staffordshire and Cheshire, is set to benefit from some of the funds raised through the appeal thanks...

Open day at Manor Hill First School

Open day at Manor Hill First School

Manor Hill First School is hosting an open day on Wednesday 10th December. The event takes place at the school in Manor Rise, Walton, between 9.30am and 12pm and is for the school and Manor Hillbillies pre-school and nursery. More information by calling 01785 812418, emailing office-mhfs@waltonpriory.staffs.sch.uk or at www.manorhill.staffs.sch.uk  

Stone author’s book launch with a difference!

Stone author’s book launch with a difference!

Stone author Graham Nolan could only really have the launch party for his new book in one place – the pub where he’s spent the last three years writing it! The second instalment of Graham’s ‘Retinue’ Medieval adventure trilogy – called A Bloodied Kingdom – was celebrated at The Three Crowns with the help...

Town comes together to provide support

Town comes together to provide support

New support groups for people in Stone have been set up in the wake of the tragic deaths in the town this year – and they get under way from this week. The dates were set at a public meeting held at the Crown Hotel on Monday evening (1st December), when 45 local people...

Jane plans a pamper with bin win cash

Jane plans a pamper with bin win cash

A Stone woman is going to get pampered – after she became the latest winner in a recycling challenge. Jane Oldfield proved she was good at recycling when Stafford Borough Council officers turned up on her doorstep as part of their ‘Coming to a Bin Near You’ campaign. They challenged Jane, of Redwood Avenue...

Moving house in Stone just got cheaper

Moving house in Stone just got cheaper

Will the Chancellor’s stamp duty reforms that came into force at midnight be a shot in the arm to the property market? John Follwell, a director at Stone’s Follwells estate agents, says the reforms are long overdue. Here he explains the implications for house buyers in Stone… The Chancellor, George Osborne, announced major stamp...

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