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Cullens Narrowly Misses Out On Top Spot At TOS Awards

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Esteemed food and drink businesses from across Staffordshire are celebrating success today, following the announcement of the 2014 Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards winners. Recognising quality, excellence and the use of local produce in the county, the awards celebrate some of Staffordshire’s finest, from restaurants to pubs, brasseries to tea-rooms, visitor attractions to local food producers. More than 200 guests ...

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Charitable four raising cash for ill Eccleshall mum

Claire Hubbard (left) with London Marathon runner Chris Barlow

Teacher Claire Hubbard, 47, who has been suffering from a life changing brain condition for four years, has been inundated with charitable donations from family and friends. The mum of two is aiming to raise £13,000 for much needed treatment in the USA. The treatment in America involves scanning the brain to find out exactly where the condition is and how it can ...

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Stone Ladies 2nd place in local hockey derby

Squeezed: Stone power on past Bridgnorth to level the score and then quickly taking the lead.

Stone Ladies HC Firsts’ final game was played on a glorious Saturday at their home pitch on Enson Lane against Bridgnorth . Stone had a nervous first half after conceding 2 goals but soon started their come back fight with a goal of their own from Megan Sanders. In the second half, Stone came out  fighting, inevitably resulting in an equaliser from Annie ...

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Art materials sale


Renowned Stone artist (and Olympic torchbearer, no less!) Rita Banks is once again opening her studio to the public, and will be selling a vast range of art materials, including all her oil paints and oil painting mediums. The sale will take place on Sunday 6th April, from 10am – 2.30pm. Best of all, there’ll be nothing priced over a ...

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Signpost Centres to stay open

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There has been much speculation recently over the uncertain future of Stone, Barlaston and Stafford’s Signpost centres, and feelings have understandably been running very high. With a shortage of funding, due to council budget cuts, it looked as though their days were numbered. Fortunately, following successful protests against the closure of the centres, supporters are celebrating the news they will ...

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Wildlife Trust appeals for sightings, as barn owl numbers plummet

Barn owl sightings are becoming increasingly rare

The county’s leading nature conservation charity is appealing for sightings of barn owls as numbers of the species reach an all time record low. Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is encouraging members of the public to send in sightings of these beautiful creatures from across the county. Figures from The Barn Owl Trust indicate that sadly, there are currently less barn owls ...

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Alleynes Academy Students Honoured at DOFE Ceremony

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Students from Alleynes Academy were recognised last week at a ceremony in London for their achievements within the Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award scheme. Alleynians (pictured – L-R) Hannah Barton, Anna West, Peter Nichols, James Curtis attended a Presentation of Awards by the Duke of Edinburgh at St James’s Palace on 19th March 2014. They were presented along with Claire Dawson and ...

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Vote for your Fire Service Champion 2014

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Residents, partners and businesses have just one week left to vote for the Fire Service Champion’ of 2014 as part of the MORE Awards. Voting for the awards, which are in their seventh year, closes on Monday, March 31. During the ceremony a member of staff or a team will be recognised for their outstanding contribution and commitment to Staffordshire Fire ...

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Mayors Blog

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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 had a lovely meal catered for ...

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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 with an engraved plaque. This impressive ...

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