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A peek inside The Olives

Unfortunately, The Olives closed late September 2015   Stone’s newest restaurant, The Olives, finally opened its doors on Saturday 23rd October after a delay of a couple of weeks. Owner Affy Moini (you may remember him from La Dolce Vita a few years back) and his team welcomed the first customers to their Mediterranean restaurant in Stafford Street. And A ...

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Food & Drink Festival gourmet marquees are open!

The gourmet food marquees opened to the public at 1pm on Friday and, despite the rain, hundreds of people poured into the site in the first hour. The site has been in construction all week and looks magnificent. There’s a huge gourmet food marquee, a Taste of Staffordshire marquee, Titanic beer tent (sure to be popular!) and brilliant cookery demonstration ...

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Tour of Britain: Picture Special

Some of the world’s top cyclists zipped through Stone on Sunday on the second stage of the gruelling eight-day Tour of Britain race. The stage started and ended in Stoke-on-Trent and the 100-mile race celebrated the centenary of the city. But Stone residents had a chance to see the spectacle as the cyclists took part in a sprint finish that ...

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Stone history comes to life: Heritage Open Days 2010

Some of Stone’s hidden history was brought to life this weekend during Heritage Open Days at St Michael and St Wulfad’s Church and Mosty Lea Water Mill. St Michael’s opened its doors to visitors on Saturday and Sunday, who could have a look inside the beautiful church and its stained glass windows. Also open was the mausoleum and, perhaps best ...

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