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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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Marvellous Award for Stafford Nurse

Nurse Vicky Baines from Stafford has been awarded the prestigious “You’re Marvellous” Award, for her work above & beyond the norm with heart failure patients. Vicky, who is based at County Hospital, Stafford, but also works at University Hospital of North Midlands in Newcastle Under Lyme, was nominated for the award by ALBOS writer Lauren Walker, who was nursed at ...

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Check your Bin Collection Dates for the Festive Period

Stone residents are being urged to put their bins out for collection on the right days over the holidays. Across Stafford borough there are revised collection dates for green, brown & blue bins from Christmas Eve through to Saturday 7 January. Changes to the collection dates are clearly marked on the calendars and residents can also check online by entering their ...

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Tapas Trail Winners Announced

  The newest addition to the Stone Food & Drink Festival, the “Tapas Trail” was a huge success, and the winners of the event’s two competitive elements have now been announced. Stafford Borough’s twin town Tarragona provided local accountant Bob Knight with the inspiration for the event. He has enjoyed it’s counterpart in Spain numerous times, and believed the trail would be ...

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Mansion House Surgery £1.1 million Expansion Opens

An opening ceremony for the new extension at the Mansion House Surgery was held on Thursday 1st December. The six additional consulting rooms and a new treatment room as well as improved parking facilities will benefit the 13,500 registered patients, allowing the practice to expand the mix of skills within the clinical team In addition to GP’s, practice nurses and healthcare assistants, ...

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