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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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Woolly Challenge at Yarn Festival

Wool and yarn crafters are being invited to have fun creating entries to take part in one of two visitor competitions as part of the Wool @ J13 yarn festival on the 13th & 14th May in Staffordshire. Those who enter will also be in with the chance of winning some great prizes. Competitors in the individual competition will create an ...

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Yarnfield Student’s Butterfly Creations Get Judges Hearts Fluttering

16 year old Yarnfield student Hattie Jones-Jenkins netted a top award in the Rotary Club of Stafford Knot’s annual competition. The Stafford Grammar School student’s colourful array of fabric and paper butterflies also landed her a special Eccleshall-based Gallery at 12 award for her multi-media work, entitled “Butterflies”. More than 100 talented pupils from seven schools across the area submitted a ...

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Middle of Nowhere Announces Bands for 2017

Staffordshire’s Blues, Rock & Country event for everyone has announced  2017’s line up, and it’s bigger than ever. The line up includes local, national and international bands and takes place on Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of July. Special Earlybird offer has come along with the announcement, which features three day weekend tickets, including optional camping, on sale for just ...

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Fitness Groove Campaign Benefits Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance

Groove Academy, a Staffordshire based dance studio, is challenging local people to get fit while supporting a Stafford based cancer charity. Owner Kate Beauchamp Kate Beauchamp has pledged to match the £20 course fee, which will go to the Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance, for anyone who reaches their 30-day fitness target. Set to start on March 1st, the 30 Day Fitness ...

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Get your skis on at Flip Out Stoke

  Staffordshire skiing & snowboarding enthusiasts are invited to flip out at a special monthly meet-up at Flip Out Stoke trampoline park. The next Staffordshire Ski & Snowboard night will take place on Thursday 23 February, for 2 hours from 7pm to 9pm for £12.50, at its Opal Way arena at Flip Out’s Stone arena.   The event gives enthusiasts the chance to ...

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Superhero Week at Flip Out for Half Term

Flip Out Stoke, based at Stone Business Park, is encouragong visitors to dress up as their favourite super hero or heroine throughout half term week – from Saturday 18th February to Sunday 26th February. The best dressed superhero every day will be entered into a prize draw competition for prizes including Flip Out merchandise. Free face painting will also be available ...

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