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Check your Bin Collection Dates for the Festive Period

Stone residents are being urged to put their bins out for collection on the right days over the holidays. Across Stafford borough there are revised collection dates for green, brown & blue bins from Christmas Eve through to Saturday 7 January. Changes to the collection dates are clearly marked on the calendars and residents can also check online by entering their ...

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Review: Cinderella..ella…ella….’ey ‘ey


It’s pantomime season! That very British Christmas tradition is back and so we headed over to Hanley’s Regent Theatre to see this years Panto, Cinderella. As panto is very much an audience participation and aimed at all age ranges there’s a real relaxed and exciting atmosphere as you arrive.  Children with mums, dads and grandparents fill the lobby waiting excitedly ...

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Santa Comes to Amerton Railway

Santa Claus is coming to town! Saturday’s & Sundays in December will see Santa Specials running at Amerton Railway! For £6.50 children can ride Amerton Railway, see Santa, and get a gift from the man himself, while adults get seasonal refreshments instead of a gift for £4.50. Trains run on a Saturday from 11:45 – 5pm and a Sunday from 11am ...

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Late Night Shopping Event a Great Success

Stone Traders Late Night Market

Well it’s been 24 hours since the Christmas shopping event in the town centre and first and foremost I’d personally like to pay massive respect to the independent traders of Stone who banded together, put their hands deeper in to their pockets (both in terms of time and money) and put on an event to showcase what they have available ...

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Don’t be alone this boxing day, head to the hub

Stone Community Hub are once again opening their doors on the 26th December, Boxing Day, to provide food, entertainment and conversation to anyone on their own this Christmas. Christmas can be a lonely time for people who are on their own so if you know someone who normally spends Chrismas on their own do let them know about this free ...

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Stone Christmas church services 2016

We’ve compiled our annual round up of the Christmas church services in and around Stone. If we’ve missed any then please feel free to drop us an email using our contact page Christ Church, Stone Date Time Service Saturday 17th December 4:00pm Christmas Craft & Christingle Service Sunday 18th December 9:15am Holy Communion 5:00pm Nine lessons & Carols By Candlelight ...

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Santa Comes to Churnet Valley Railway

You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry, Santa Claus is coming to Churnet Valley Railway, just in time to whistle the start of their “Santa & Steam” event! The stations have been transformed, the present have been wrapped, climbing aboard the Santa Special is a great way to start off this year’s festive season. With the toasty warm garland ...

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Shop Local For Your Christmas Tree This Year

real Christmas trees

For the fifth year in a row, Rob and Steph Bailey will be selling real Christmas trees in Stone.   You may well have seen the Christmas tree signs around the town, on the ring road, the Walton roundabout and elsewhere.  If you want a real Christmas tree this year, simply follow them! They’ll lead you to the A34, just ...

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