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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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Slice of Local History Comes Under the Hammer

A Trentham Estate account book dating from 1871 is going under the hammer this Friday at a Staffordshire auction house. Cuttlestones’ Specialist Collectors’ auction in Wolverhampton on Friday, 11th August will feature the tome, entitled ‘Vouchers Trentham, Newcastle & Stittenham 1871’, contains accounts and receipts for rents, taxes, rates, gratuities, purchases and development works alongside lists of employees, receipts from ...

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Animal rescue pony makes TV appearance

Dougie

A Channel 4 film crew came to Stone yesterday to uncover how an abandoned pony could be turned into a competition winner The journey began 5 years ago when Samantha Adams and her daughter Hannah fostered Dougie from the Blue Cross. Dougie was a very poorly foal when fostered, he was found very ill, suffering from starvation and showing neurological ...

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Alleynes Academy Teachers Accumulate 76 Years of Service

Two highly esteemed teachers are leaving Alleyne’s Academy (formerly Alleyne’s High School) having accumulated 76 years of service at the school between them. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, Mrs. Wendy Moore, Deputy Head and History Teacher, has been a key member of Alleyne’s Academy for 44 years. She has not only taught History throughout this time, but ...

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Local Park Wins Second Green Flag Award

Stonefield Park

Stonefield Park in Stone has won the prestigious Green Flag award for the second time, along with two other Stafford Borough Council venues. The Green Flag awards – given to the best open spaces in the country – were also scooped by Victoria Park in Stafford for the 11th consecutive year, and Stafford Crematorium, on the town’s Tixall Road, has ...

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Springfield First School Starts Construction for Expansion

Part of a major £650k expansion project which will provide much-needed additional school places from September is well underway at Springfields First School. The Ofsted-rated outstanding first school has seen increased demand for pupil places as a result of its high-quality teaching and also due to growth of Yanfield village, near Stone. Designed and built by educational construction specialist Fords ...

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