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Stone Food and Drink Festival – Early Bird Offers

Stone Food & Drink Festival crowds on Westbridge Park in 2016

Tickets are already selling fast for Staffordshire’s biggest gastronomic gathering, set to take place on 6, 7 & 8 October on Stone’s Westbridge Park Three-day tickets are currently subject to a special ‘Early Bird’ deal of £12 per ticket (normal price £15) for online purchases until Saturday 9th September 2017. From thereon online advance tickets will be available for a ...

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Canal volunteers greet Stone travellers

Canal and River Trust Volunteers

On Saturday morning five Canal and River Trust volunteers, along with two CRT managers, spent the morning meeting and greeting the public of Stone as they walked or traveled along the canal towpath by Boatyard lock. The volunteers, who help maintain the canal and the locks, showed the many interested passers by the work that they do and what has ...

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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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