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Wool @J13 2018 Opens Exhibitor Applications

The second annual Wool @ J13 wool and yarn festival at Lower Drayton Farm in May 2018 has now opened up their spots for exhibitors. Taking place just 1 mile from J13 of the M6 in Staffordshire, the highly successful inaugural event in May this year attracted some 1,400 visitors and the organisers are aiming to double that figure in ...

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Stone Childminder Wins National Award

Local Childminder Stephanie Brown has won the Exceptional Service Award at the 4th BizMums Awards. Stephanie started her own childminding business due to changes in her personal circumstances with 10 years worth of knowledge of working in nursery’s, and different childcare settings. Research showed there was a need for top quality childcare very early morning, school run, late evenings and over ...

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Staffs Police Urge Caution Against Bogus Officials

Following a number of recent distraction burglaries involving bogus Water Board officials across Staffordshire, Staffordshire Police are reminding people to be wary when answering the door to unexpected callers. There have been four distraction burglaries in the area since 1 September – two in Newcastle and one each in Burton and Lichfield. In each case the offenders claimed to be from ...

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Stone Children’s Organisation Boosted by Foundation Award

Stone non-profit organisation Chuckle Productions has been awarded a grant from Vinci UK to help tackle social exclusion in the area. Global engineering giant Vinci UK awarded Chuckle Productions grant of £7619 to refurbish the facilities at its premises. The Foundation is supported by Midlands-based Actemium UK, part of the VINCI Energies group; the Actemium sponsor will volunteer his time ...

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Funding for Local Communities Unlocked by Crowdfund Project

A brand new fundraising platform is being launched for people interested in raising money to help their local community. ‘Crowdfund Staffordshire’, housed on Crowdfunder.co.uk, will give people in the county a way to showcase their project to the thousands of people who regularly donate to good causes online. Any local charity, business, social enterprise or individual can use Crowdfund Staffordshire to ...

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Flip Out’s Local Community Charity Pledge

Owners of Flip Out trampoline park in Stone are boosting charities across Staffordshire after pledging to gift passes worth £6000. Elliott Shuttleworth and Matthew Melling, directors of Flip Out Stoke, have promised to give away 50 free passes every month to charities which support children and young people in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent. A different registered charity will be ...

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Stone Studios Frightfully Good Half Term Workshops

Stone performing arts academy Rooftop Studios has a host of spooky treats in store for youngsters this October half term – in the form of three days of seasonally creepy workshops. Aimed at engaging and inspiring youngsters with a host of fun activities whilst offering flexible childcare options for parents; kids aged 3 – 12 can enjoy a full day ...

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Be Inspired By Clay This Half Term at the British Ceramics Biennial

  British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) in Stoke-on-Trent will host an action-packed events programme for visitors to get mucky, make and get excited by clay this half-term, from Saturday 21 to Saturday 29 October. Inspired by the artists taking part in this ceramics festival, the free family-friendly programme will include a chance to learn from master potters and artists, create masterpieces ...

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Walton Priory Middle School – Open Evening

Walton Priory Middle School - Open Evening

Walton Priory Middle School in Stone will be holding an open evening on Wednesday 1st November. The school takes children in the 9 to 13 range, years 5 to 8, and prides itself on small class sizes, well qualified staff and a rich curriculum. You can find more information about the school on their website www.waltonpriorymiddleschool.co.uk or they can be ...

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