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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


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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Stone Lions’ Post Plum Pudding Plod 2015

Stone Lions

Stone Lions are hosting a charity walk to raise much-needed funds for epilepsy charity Gemma’s Ray of Hope in memory of Lally McColl, and Stone support group STING on Monday 28th December 2015. The entrance fee is £3 per person (£1 for children), with all proceeds going to the two charities. You can also raise extra money by asking people ...

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Christmas fair weekend at Sandon Hall

Sandon Hall

The Christmas season at Sandon Hall gets under way on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November with the Christmas fair weekend. It will be the hall’s largest Christmas fair so far, with a huge selection of crafts, treats, food, drink and gifts to inspire your festive period. Now in its third year, the event has become renowned with visitors across ...

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