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Alleynes Academy Proposes Expansion

Alleynes Academy

Alleynes Academy is looking to expand its buildings to cope with increased demand from the town’s growing population. New housing has led to a significant population growth in the catchment area, and the planned changes will create an additional 30 high school places in each year group to ensure pupils are offered a local school place. The expansion will include ...

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Flip Yourself Fit at Adult Daytime Classes

Mums & Dads can now join the kids bouncing as Flip Out Stone expands it’s range of popular “Flip Out” fitness classes to include a new daytime session. The sessions will run from 10am – 11am every Friday during term time at Flip Out, located on Opal Way, Stone Business Park. Flip Out’s experienced staff will supervise the kids aged ...

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Information Evening for Potential Fosterers

A series of information evenings are taking place for people interested in becoming foster carers. The next information session will be held Thursday 26 January 2017, 7pm, Staffordshire Place 1,Stafford, ST16 2LP The informal evenings are open to anyone, no need to book, just turn up on the night. This is a great opportunity for people who want to find out more ...

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“Ambulance Service. Is the Patient breathing?”

For anyone who has ever needed to dial 999, the words are familiar; “Ambulance Service. Is the Patient breathing?” The phrase is said thousands of times a day, but it never becomes routine.For the control room call assessors, it’s the most important phrase of all. With a recruitment drive for the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in Stafford underway, 2017 could ...

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Trust Hosts “An Audience with Mike Dilger” at Alton Towers Resort

  Staffordshire Wildlife Trust has announced it is to host ‘An Audience with Mike Dilger’ at the Alton Towers Resort in April. Best known for his television appearances on BBC’s The One Show, the Stafford-born naturalist will provide an interactive and illustrated talk on the trials and tribulations of being a wildlife presenter during the event, on Friday April 28. Mike, who ...

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2017 Dates for Stone Craft & Collectables Market

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Stone’s popular Craft & Collectables Market is back for 2017 with dates starting in February. Starting on Saturday 18th February, and then every third Saturday of the month with the last date for the year being Saturday 16th December. Full dates are listed below. There are a number of pitches still available for the events, which run from 9am – ...

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Trust Launches “Wildlings” Play Sessions in March

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is expanding its provision for outdoor play for babies and toddlers through a new programme of activities. “Wildlings” play sessions at the Trust’s Wolseley Centre headquarters, near Rugeley, will start in March and run from 10.30am-12pm on the first and third Friday of each month. The sessions will be aimed at children from six months to five years, and ...

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Foster Carers Take Centre Stage in New Year Campaign

The latest campaign to help find families for the county’s vulnerable children is putting Staffordshire foster carers in the spotlight. There is an urgent need to find more foster carers, with at least 60 families needing to be found in Staffordshire over the next year. Carers from across Staffordshire are now coming out in force and putting themselves in front ...

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Get Creative & Improve Mental Wellbeing at Art Workshops

A special programme of art activities will be taking place at the Shire Hall Gallery in Stafford every Thursday.   Organised by Creative Health CIC in conjunction with Staffordshire County Council’s Arts team, “This Way Up” will promote good mental wellbeing using the arts.The workshops will be encouraging people to take some creative time out for themselves, and will be running ...

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Celebrate the New Year with Traditional Wassailing Ceremony

People of all ages are invited to join the county’s largest nature conservation charity to encourage a good fruit harvest for the New Year. Sunday 15th January sees the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust stage it’s popular annual wassailing ceremony at its Wolseley Centre HQ, near Rugeley. The ancient custom involves driving evil spirits out of trees and encouraging good spirits in the hopes ...

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