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Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s Giving Tree

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s Wolseley Centre is giving people the opportunity to keep memories alive with a new giving tree The copper giving tree is situated inside the centre’s entrance and will soon be adorned with personalised brass oak leaves. This unique piece of art offers a personalised way for people to record and share their memories. Suitable for all occasions ...

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Stone childminder secures Bizmums funding

Stephs Childminding

A local Stone childminder has been granted funding from the Bizmums social enterprise Stephanie has been a member of Bizmums for 4 years and has gained funding from the Bizfund to access further training to directly impact the lives of the children she cares for. Bizmums is a social enterprise who offer face to face and on-line networking for mums ...

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Child Sexual Exploitation campaign wants unity

The people of Stone, and the wider county, are being asked to unite in a campaign to help tackle Child Sexual Exploitation Individuals are being urged to look out for the signs of child sexual exploitation and report it as part of national CSE awareness Day. Tomorrow, Saturday 18 March, is the day and the campaign is calling on parents, ...

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Staffordshire Celebration of Two Decades of the National Memorial Arboretum

The nation’s commemorations will be focused at Staffordshire’s National Memorial Arboretum, twenty years after the first trees were planted. The national centre for remembrance has over 30,000 trees and over 330 memorials, sited on 150 acres of former quarried land in Alrewas in Staffordshire. It includes the famous Armed Forces Memorial, dedicated in 2007 which honours members of the Armed Forces who have ...

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Twosome Get Their Running Shoes on for Chuckles

Clare Pollitt and Liam Herbert are getting ready to run the Stafford Half Marathon next week in aid of local non-profit organisation Chuckle Productions. Sunday 19th March will see Clare & Liam donning their running trainers for the Stafford Half Marathon, along with 4,000 others in the annual event, and they’re hoping to raise as much money for a cause close ...

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Stone Firefighter Receives Long Service Award

A Stone Firefighter was recognised by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service for his long service on February 28 2017, along with 13 others from the Staffordshire region. Firefighter James Williams, from Stone Community Fire station, received his medal from Vice Lord Lieutenant Graham Stow CBE DL, and certificate from Councillor Stephen Sweeney, Chairman of the Stoke-On-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority ...

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Send in Your Mother’s Day Messages

Mums. They’re pretty amazing. Superheroes without capes with magic powers in knowing everything, and being able to find anything! It’s not lost till Mum can’t find it! So this Mothers Day, its time to show Mum’s just how fantastic they are! Send in your messages, starting with “I love you Mum…..” and completing the sentence in 10 words or less, ...

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Action Group Appeals for Barn Owl Sightings

An appeal for members of the public  has been issued from a barn owl action group to send in their sightings of the stunning bird of prey. Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s Barn Owl Action Group (BOAG) is asking people to get in touch with them if they see one across Staffordshire. They are especially keen to hear from people who spot a barn ...

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Date for Sandon Spring Fair 2017 Announced

The second annual Spring Fair is to be hosted at Sandon Hall on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May 2017, following the event’s success last year. Run in partnership with the team behind the Stone Food & Drink Festival, Sandon Spring Fair attracted some 2,500 visitors in 2016 despite taking place on a somewhat damp and grey April weekend. Aiming to avoid ...

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