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Stone Revellers Proudly Present “Blue Stockings”

Stone Revellers, the only theatre group to present shows in Stone, are once again back with an interesting, witty and thoroughly entertaining play. It’s 1898 and the first women have arrived at University. Not that they’re allowed to graduate. This  tells the story of the battle for equality at a time when only men could benefit from education. Life and ...

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Summer Reading Challenge Attracts Over 8.000 Children

Staffordshire libraries Summer Reading Challenge has seen over 8,000 children from across the county sign up in the first two weeks. The county’s 4-11 year olds are being called to borrow and read any six library books during the summer holidays, with Staffordshire’s library Service are backing the reading campaign. In Stone alone 493 children have registered, with 55 finishing the ...

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Volunteers Needed for Yarnfield Village Fete

This year’s Yarnfield Village Fete will take place on Saturday 16th September, and the organisers are looking for helpers to make the day go as smoothly as possible. Starting at 12pm on the Green, the fete will be opened by Crewe Academy up & coming star Adam Jasper. The theme for the fete is “A Day at the Races”, and ...

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Churnet Valley to Host Final Steamings for Hercules Locomotive

Churnet Valley Railway has announced that an agreement has been reached with the Dartmouth Steam Railway in Devon for the Locomotive former GWR 42XX no. 4277 “Hercules” for it’s final journeys. The local station will host the locomotive from mid-October until February 2018, but 4277 is nearing the end of her current 10-Year Boiler certificate, and will therefore be seeing out her final ...

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Community Funding Available for Local Groups

Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis is inviting groups in Stafford and Stone to bid for money to make their communities safer, as the latest round of People Power funding in now open. The PCC is providing £300,000 in 2017/18 through the fund in the form of grants of between £100 and £3,000 as part of his commitment to local ...

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Cannock Chase Centre Holds Free Family Fun Day

Tuesday 22 August sees Cannock Chase Children’s Centre hosting a Fun Day, and all families are invited! The event, on between 12:30 and 3:30pm, is open to families and children and promises a wide range of activities. These include arts and craft, fairground style games, teddy tombola, circus workshop, face painting, magic show and refreshments.  Most activities are suitable for ...

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Rail Investment Boost for Staffordshire

A multi-million pound investment in the region’s railway network will benefit Staffordshire enormously, says economic leader. Nearly £1 billion will be put into the region by a new franchise to operate trains in the West Midlands will include: A two trains per hour service between Birmingham and Rugeley, via the Chase line from December 2018; A new hourly service from ...

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New Attraction Unveiled at Flip Out Stoke

A brand new attraction has been launched at Flip Out Stoke for the summer holidays. Saturday 22nd July saw Total Wipe Out open at the Stone based venue. The game which involves contestants competing to avoid being knocked off their feet by a giant inflatable bar. Customers have been kept in the dark about the new attraction, which will add ...

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