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Chuckle Children’s Project Receives Second Year Funding

Chuckle Productions, a not for profit organisation based in Stone, has received funding from Youth Music for a further year to support its music and movement project for children with profound and multiple additional needs. The project, which incorporates specialist sound technology and connective movement therapy, encourages the children and young people who attend to create music and communicate with those around ...

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Santa Comes to Amerton Railway

Santa Claus is coming to town! Saturday’s & Sundays in December will see Santa Specials running at Amerton Railway! For £6.50 children can ride Amerton Railway, see Santa, and get a gift from the man himself, while adults get seasonal refreshments instead of a gift for £4.50. Trains run on a Saturday from 11:45 – 5pm and a Sunday from 11am ...

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Rooftop Dancers Tap Their Way to Fundraising Success

Last month thousands of tap enthusiasts across the country joined together for the Performers’ Project ‘Tapathon’ to raise funds for Children in Need, and Stone’s Rooftop Studio dancers proudly played their part!   Sunday 20th November saw 23 keen tap dancers – aged from teens to adults – in Rooftops Stone town centre join the nationwide attempt to smash a world ...

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Police Warn Stone Residents of Cold Caller Danger

This Festive season, residents are being reminded to be more aware of callers to the door with visitors being more frequent. Detective Sergeant James Byrne said: “Never trust anyone calling at the door without a prior appointment. Should you receive such a call, leave the door locked. The caller will hear you through the door when you ask them who ...

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Stone Rotary Club Smashes Target!

Stone Rotary Club’s 20th Annual street collection was a roaring success, bringing the total collected over the years past the £50,000 target they hoped for! A couple of weeks ago, ALBOS kindly announced Stone Rotary Club’s 20th annual street collection for Children in Need – and their hope that they could bring the total collected past the £50,000 mark. The ...

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Stone families encouraged to come forward for fostering

Stone families interested in supporting or fostering young asylum seekers arriving in the county are being encouraged to come forward. The call-out follows the ongoing refugee crisis that is affecting children and young people, specifically those dispersed from Calais following the closure of the so-called Jungle camp.  Staffordshire County Council is currently caring for unaccompanied minors and has pledged to accept ...

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Stone Student Called Up to England U16 Rounders Squad

Stone teenager Jess Adams has earned an opportunity to compete with the England under 16 rounders squad in oversees fixtures. Fifteen year old Jess, who attends Stafford Grammar School, joins a national line up of 30 players. Seeing off competitors from around the country at trials in Northamptonshire, Jess has been brought into the side for her batting prowess but she ...

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Stone Lady Celebrates 107th birthday!

Lilian Ward Cake

During the Christmas lights switch on we bumped in to Stone Lions member Mike Ward and we had a lovely chat about his amazing mum. Lilian Ward from Stone celebrated her 107th birthday on the 10th November, and in doing so was added to the Oldest People in Britain website. Currently number 174 on the list, Lilian celebrated her birthday ...

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Fun & Games at Guides Christmas Fair

Christmas

Girlguiding Stone and Eccleshall Division will be holding their annual Christmas Fair at Guide HQ, Westbridge Park on Saturday 3rd December from 10.00am to 12.30pm. There will be the usual stalls including the ever popular Gift Bag Tombola, Christmas Flowers and Christmas Crafts, plus this year boys and girls of 10 and under can come along and have a FREE ...

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Free parking for Christmas shoppers in Stone

car parking

Two key Saturdays in the run up to Christmas will see free parking available for shoppers in Stone. Stafford Borough Council will be waiving charges in their car parks on Saturday 10th December & Saturday 17th December from 1pm onwards. Free parking will be available in all car parks in Stafford & Stone town centres except the Riverside and Waterfront car ...

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