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Mayors Blog

Mayors Blog

This is our 6th installment about what our Stone Town Mayor has been up to from February to March, Over to you Jill……. Friday 7th February Cliff and I attended Stafford Mayor Angela Loughran Caledonian evening at The White Eagle Club in Stafford, it was an evening of great entertainment and great company. We...

Charity Race Night at The Lamb

Charity Race Night at The Lamb

The Lamb Inn, Walton are holding a charity race night later tonight (21st), in aid of Katharine House Hospice. Top of the list of sport related goodies up for auction is a professionally framed photo of none other than Sir Alex Ferguson, signed by the man himself, holding aloft the Premier League trophy, complete...

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Temporary changes at A Little Bit of Stone

Temporary changes at A Little Bit of Stone

There are some temporary changes afoot at A Little Bit of Stone that we'd like to tell you about. I'm going to be taking a break from the site for the next three months - this is Jamie writing, by the way!

abv Training founder David dies aged 52

abv Training founder David dies aged 52

The founder of Stone-based abv Training and secretary of Stone SP Cricket Club, David Hawbrook, has died at the age of 52. David had worked in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years. In July last year he suffered a stroke and, although his health appeared to be improving in recent weeks, he...

Crown Hotel in Stone is to re-open

Crown Hotel in Stone is to re-open

Great news! The Crown Hotel in Stone is going to be re-opening – and as a bar, restaurant and hotel. The company that has bought the historic hotel in Stone – which has been closed since July last year – also owns the Crown Hotel in Longton. Job vacancies for the Crown Hotel in...

Giggles & Wiggles looking for Room Supervisor

Giggles & Wiggles looking for Room Supervisor

Giggles & Wiggles nursery in Stone is looking for a Room Supervisor. Here are the full details: Giggles & Wiggles nursery are recruiting an experienced and enthusiastic Room Supervisor to join their professional and friendly team in Stone. To be considered you will need to hold a full and relevant Level 3 Early Years...

Staffordshire NHS 111 service is launched

Staffordshire NHS 111 service is launched

The new NHS non-emergency telephone service officially launched in Staffordshire this week. The NHS 111 service – the replacement for the old NHS Direct service – is being run by Staffordshire Doctors Urgent Care (SDUC), with call handlers and clinical advisers from Staffordshire working with partner health organisations to support patients. The NHS 111...

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Guest post: My nan and MSA

Guest post: My nan and MSA

March is MSA Awareness Month. ‘Multiple System Atrophy’ is a devastating rare brain disease that affects around 3,000 people in the UK, including Aimee Nicholls’ nan Alison. Aimee, from Stone, explains more about MSA and her nan’s story in this guest post… Did you know that March 2014 is MSA Awareness Month? It’s something...

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Trust’s wildlife appeal over HS2

Trust’s wildlife appeal over HS2

People living along the proposed route of HS2 are being encouraged to respond to an appeal by a leading nature conservation charity. Staffordshire Wildlife Trust has delivered leaflets to 57,000 households along a 73-mile area close to the proposed route, including in Stone, Walton and Swynnerton, detailing the impact the high speed rail link...

Food festival helps to bake up new partnership

Food festival helps to bake up new partnership

Stone Baked will be supplying the Lewis Partnership’s restaurants with their quality bread from this month – after owner Tina Clare was recommended to the group’s executive chef at last year’s Food and Drink Festival. The Stone Food & Drink Festival, which takes place over the first weekend in October every year, has been...

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