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Historical Short Stories from Stone Author

North Staffordshire Press has published Stone based author Steve Dyster’s first collection of short stories. Set in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the tales focus on an old bargee’s look back on a long-life spent working on the canals that carried the goods of industrialisation in a rapidly changing world, before the hand of Victorian respectability laid hold. The back ...

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Christmas Campaign to Highlight Fostering Need

Reggie Bear, Staffordshire County Council’s Fostering Service mascot, has a Christmas message this year; “We need your help to find more foster carers”. Reggie’s call is part of the Council’s latest campaign to highlight the urgent need for more foster carers for Staffordshire children. The campaign wants people to pick up a picture of Reggie from their local library or ...

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Food Bank Donations Overwhelm Stone Community Hub

After it received a huge amount of donations recently for the food bank it runs to support local families in need, Stone Community Hub has thanked people in the town. Four local schools, a nursery and several churches all donated much-needed food items to the Hub’s food bank over Harvest in October. These were Oulton Abbey Nursery, Pirehill First School,  Manor Hill ...

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Joule’s Brewery Acquires Crown Wharf Land

Crown Wharf

Joule’s Brewery has today confirmed that they have acquired the land adjacent to the Trent and Mersey canal as it passes through Stone town centre. The plot is known as Crown Wharf and was a part of the original Joule’s Brewery warehouse operation when the company exported Stone Ales from Liverpool docks around the world. Joule’s was the first English ...

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Great Atmosphere at Late Night Shopping and Market

Father Christmas at the Market

Once again the residents of Stone came out in force to support the Stone Town Council organised late night shopping and market. Stone is really getting the hang of late night shopping and late night markets as people came in and out of the town last night to partake in the shopping and market. Whilst the majority of the town ...

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Flip Out Bouncing over TripAdvisor Accolade

Review site TripAdvisor has awarded Flip Out trampoline park in Stone a certificate of excellence for continually delivering superior customer service. Based on more than 180 guest reviews on the site, the Staffordshire venue won the accolade after maintaining a 4.5 out of 5 star TripAdvisor rating. As a result, TripAdvisor currently lists Flip Out Stoke as the #1 ‘thing ...

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Stone residents warned about “fake” police

Staffordshire Police are warning residents, particularly the elderly, to be wary of a growing fraud in which criminals pose as police officers and ask their victims to take part in a fake undercover operation. Seventeen offences have been reported to Staffordshire Police with two losses totalling approximately £20,000. Four further reports were reported directly to Action Fraud but did not ...

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Swynnerton Roses Honoured at Annual Armistice Day Celebration

The annual Armistice Day lunch held by Landmarc Support Services and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) once again honoured the ladies who worked at Swynnerton Training Camp in World War II – fondly named the ‘Swynnerton Roses’. The Swynnerton Roses were invited along with their family members to the lunch pays respect to these ladies and remembers those who lost ...

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Barlaston tackles dog poo problem

Barlaston, near Stone, is fighting back against irresponsible owners who don’t clean up after their pets in a new campaign of its own. The initiative follows successful schemes in various villages and places which have been run with Stafford Borough Council. From December, Barlaston Parish Council will be joining forces with the borough council to target dog fouling hot spots. ...

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