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Real Christmas trees now available in Stone

real Christmas trees

You can’t beat a real Christmas tree. The smell, the tradition, the sheer joy of decorating it ready for the festive season. You may 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, just follow them! They’ll lead you to the A34, ...

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Santa sleigh tour of Stone – where will he be?

Santa

Stone’s Christmas lights are shining bright, festive adverts are on the telly and we’ve had our first snowfall of the year – so it’s time to reveal where Santa will be heading on this year’s tour of the town! Santa will be travelling around Stone on his sleigh in the run-up to Christmas to raise money for charity. Father Christmas is the ...

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Christmas gift ideas from Old School Wines

Christmas gift

Old School Wines have put together a lovely Christmas gift guide to help you buy something extra special for your loved one this festive season. Wine, whisky, gin, Champagne – they’re all covered, as well as gift vouchers and brand new Old School Wines Appreciation Day vouchers (more on those below). Here’s the top 12 gift ideas… 1 Whisky Calendars! 24 fantastic ...

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100 boxes filled at Alleyne’s Academy for Operation Christmas Child

operation Christmas child

Staff and students at Alleyne’s Academy have shown their generosity by filling shoe boxes for this year’s Operation Christmas Child appeal, run jointly by Signal Radio and Samaritans Purse. They smashed their own record this year by filling a massive 100 shoe boxes with all manner of items including toys, stationery, books, soaps, teddy bears and much more. The shoeboxes will go to ...

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Charity Christmas Fair at Rooftop Studios

Rooftop Studios

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  Stone’s performing arts school, Rooftop Studios, is holding an extra-special Christmas Fair to spread some festive cheer, hopefully get everyone ding donging merrily on high and jingling all the way, and help raise money for charity. Fa la la la la! The fun-filled event takes place on Sunday 6th December, and will feature ...

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Melissa lands Cinderella role in professional panto

panto

Cinderella, you shall go to the ball! Stone born and raised actress Melissa Potts has landed her first professional role since graduating from a prestigious London stage school – she’ll be playing the rags-to-riches princess in a panto at a Norfolk theatre.  Oh yes she has! *sorry!* Melissa, who trained at Stone’s Rooftop Studios before going on to win a sought-after place at The ...

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Advent Windows 2015 – giant town calendar returns!

advent windows

Stone’s Advent Windows is becoming one of the best Christmas traditions in Stone and sees the town transformed into a giant Advent calendar in the run-up to Christmas Day! And we’re delighted to report that the Advent Windows project is back again in Stone in December for the sixth year running. If you haven’t experienced Advent Windows yet, make sure you have a ...

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Christmas shoppers in Stone urged to use their rights

Christmas shoppers

Citizens Advice Staffordshire South West has urged Christmas shoppers in Stone to get to know their consumer rights so they know what to do if they buy faulty goods or suffer misleading claims this Christmas. Analysis by the national Citizens Advice charity shows that people from the West Midlands are more likely to call its consumer helpline with complaints about items like toys, ...

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