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World’s first 3D-printed bike created in Stone


The world’s first bike with a 3D-printed metal frame has been created in Stone – and it’s on show at a new exhibition in Manchester that puts the spotlight on this cutting-edge technology. The ‘additive manufacturing’ division (the industry term for 3D printing) of Renishaw has collaborated with the Manchester Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) on the free exhibition ...

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Cabinet green light for Westbridge Park plans

Westbridge Park

  Stafford Borough Council’s Cabinet have approved the new plans for Westbridge Park. The plans, which were revealed on 3rd December, include new play areas and a leisure centre, as well as an M&S Simply Food store. Full details HERE. They were approved by the borough council’s ruling Cabinet at their meeting last week, on 11th December. The borough council ...

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Stone family win Elf Run best dressed prize

Stephanie and daughter XXXX with their Elf Run medals

A family from Stone won the ‘best dressed’ prize at the Caudwell Children Elf Run – and raised over £100  for the children’s charity too. The festive Elf Run was held at the Trentham Estate on Sunday 14th December and saw hundreds of people running and strolling – and pushing prams and pushchairs – on a 5km course around the ...

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Reunited Stone band CID release Xmas single!

Stone Festival

A Stone band that formed in the 1980s have reformed and released a cracking Christmas single. CID’s ‘Christmas Santa’s Coming’ is going down a storm on YouTube and is available to download from the iTunes store. We love it at A Little Bit of Stone HQ and it’s gone straight on to our Christmas playlist – it sounds like the ...

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KWPG responds to new Westbridge Park plan

Westbridge Park

The Keep Westbridge Park Green campaign group has responded to Stafford Borough Council’s new plan for the park. The council’s Cabinet will discuss the new proposals – which include play areas, a new leisure and an 11,000 sq ft M&S Simply Food store to help pay for it all – at their meeting on Thursday 11th December. Agenda and Cabinet ...

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Stone family in TV spotlight for Text Santa

Amanda and Ian Harrison with James, Ruby and Isabelle

A family from Stone are in the TV spotlight to help this year’s ITV Text Santa appeal to raise money for the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice. The Trentham hospice, which looks after children and their families from Staffordshire and Cheshire, is set to benefit from some of the funds raised through the appeal thanks to its partnership with Together for ...

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Open day at Manor Hill First School

Manort Hill First School open day

Manor Hill First School is hosting an open day on Wednesday 10th December. The event takes place at the school in Manor Rise, Walton, between 9.30am and 12pm and is for the school and Manor Hillbillies pre-school and nursery. More information by calling 01785 812418, emailing office-mhfs@waltonpriory.staffs.sch.uk or at www.manorhill.staffs.sch.uk  

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Stone author’s book launch with a difference!

Graham Nolan

Stone author Graham Nolan could only really have the launch party for his new book in one place – the pub where he’s spent the last three years writing it! The second instalment of Graham’s ‘Retinue’ Medieval adventure trilogy – called A Bloodied Kingdom – was celebrated at The Three Crowns with the help of Equine Stunt Productions. There was ...

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