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Local Churches Invite You to a Holiday at Home Day

St Michael & St Wulfad’s, Stone with St Saviour’s, Aston are inviting you to join them for a Holiday at Home  Day! The fun activity day is suitable for all ages from 0-90, though all children must be accompanied by an adult, and takes place on Tuesday 22 August 2016, from 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. Activities such as home-made sweet ...

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New Attraction Unveiled at Flip Out Stoke

A brand new attraction has been launched at Flip Out Stoke for the summer holidays. Saturday 22nd July saw Total Wipe Out open at the Stone based venue. The game which involves contestants competing to avoid being knocked off their feet by a giant inflatable bar. Customers have been kept in the dark about the new attraction, which will add ...

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Libraries Challenge Teens to Take on Reading Mission

Staffordshire’s teenagers are invited to take on the Young Teen Fiction mission to win a prize over the summer holidays. Their mission, should they choose to accept it, is to borrow and read 6 fiction books from Staffordshire Libraries before 11 September. The campaign, run by Staffordshire County Council, hopes to encourage the county’s 11 to 14 year-olds to continue ...

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Stone Guides Go International!

Two Stone Guide leaders have headed on international adventures, with one travelling to Iceland, and one to Mexico! Sisters Anna & Mara West, who are Stone District Commissioner and Guide Leader respectively, are both travelling abroad on Guide trips. Anna is heading off to Iceland to attend the Scout Moot (18-25 year olds) and Mara is flying to Mexico to ...

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Summer Fair Success for Christ Church School

As the end of term approached, Christ Church C.E. First School’s PTFA were firmly focused on fundraising to get ready for the new school year in September. Their annual Summer Fair was bigger and better than ever with the aim of raising as much money as possible to support more school trips for the children next year. Stalls and activities ...

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Animal rescue pony makes TV appearance

Dougie

A Channel 4 film crew came to Stone yesterday to uncover how an abandoned pony could be turned into a competition winner The journey began 5 years ago when Samantha Adams and her daughter Hannah fostered Dougie from the Blue Cross. Dougie was a very poorly foal when fostered, he was found very ill, suffering from starvation and showing neurological ...

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Local Park Wins Second Green Flag Award

Stonefield Park

Stonefield Park in Stone has won the prestigious Green Flag award for the second time, along with two other Stafford Borough Council venues. The Green Flag awards – given to the best open spaces in the country – were also scooped by Victoria Park in Stafford for the 11th consecutive year, and Stafford Crematorium, on the town’s Tixall Road, has ...

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Staffordshire’s Top 10 Summer Family Days Out

If you’re looking for ways to entertain the kids this summer, Staffordshire has a wealth of options available. Here are 10 great ways to keep the kids happy till schools back. Alton Towers Resort’s brand new CBeebies Land Hotel is full of well-loved children’s TV characters, hours of live shows and 76 themed rooms – and kids play free with ...

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Beware of rogue rubbish clearance companies

fly tipping

2 separate incidents have resulted in fines totalling almost £1400 after 2 householders paid for rubbish to be cleared The fly tipping occurred near the village of Fulford, and in Thorneyfields Lane and Milton Grove in Stafford. Items dumped in Fulford Dale Lane included several carrier bags full of empty tins and food wrapping in a cardboard box with other ...

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Baah Wars comes to local farm attraction

baah wars

A farm attraction near Penkridge is set to celebrate the 40years of Star Wars this summer with a Millennium Falcon-themed Maize Maze Families are being challenged to help save the galaxy from the ‘Bark Side’ as they take on the maze, which has been taken over by the evil Emperor, his sidekick Bark Vader and their army of mutant sheep. ...

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