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Exhibition of textile art by Stone designer Jo Hill

Jo Hill is a local artist and designer best known for her luxury textile pieces featuring beautifully stitched birds, hares and landscapes. You will be able to view and buy a specially selected range of Jo’s work throughout April at Gallery at 12 in Eccleshall. This exhibition is called ‘From Original to Print’ and will feature a brand new range ...

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Stick Man trail coming this Easter

Inspired by the Julia Donaldson book of the same name the Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting an educational family based ‘Stick Man’ trail, throughout the Easter holidays. The trail will be open between Friday the 14th April and Sunday the 23rd April from 10:00am to 5:30pm daily. The trail aims to educate families and other visitors about wildlife and ...

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Local police commander available for chat

Concerned about crime in your community? Got some information to share? Want to know who your local officers are? Chief Inspector Mark Joynson, commander of Stafford LPT, and Supt Elliott Sharrard-Williams, who leads local policing in the south of the county, will be available at the farmer’s market, High Street, Stone, on Saturday 1 April, between 11am and 2pm. Local ...

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Comedy night a massive success!

moddershall comedy

Moddershall Oaks’ first comedy night was a huge success.  Held in The Venue, an absolutely astonishing space accompanied by a trendy bar, colourful ambient lighting & a starry sky of Swarovski crystal lights, the perfect backdrop for an exclusive comedy evening. Just for one night (16th March) Moddershall Oaks’ beautiful, peaceful and serene setting, gorgeous green fields and a tranquil ...

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Ofsted Rates Staffordshire Skill Training as Good

Ofsted

Ofsted inspectors have recently rated Staffordshire County Council’s Skills and Employability Service ‘Good’ for the second time in a row Ben Adams, the county council’s cabinet member for Learning and Skills, said: “We help 10,000 people a year take more than 1,400 courses at around 200 different places across Staffordshire every year. “It’s satisfying that Ofsted should praise what we ...

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Spring into Action to Test Your Smoke Alarm

Residents across Staffordshire are being urged to spring into action to ‘Push the Button’ on their smoke alarm when they put their clocks forward. Launched back in 2011, the ‘Push the Button’ campaign encourages people to test their smoke detectors on a regular basis. Residents are also being asked to test the smoke alarms of older or vulnerable friends, relatives or neighbours ...

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Mother’s Day Messages

Thanks to everyone who submitted Mother’s Day messages. To: June Parnell Happy Mother’s day. I hope the day brings you sunshine, good food and laughter! Love: Mandy To: Catherine Britton Just want to say Thanks for being my mum and also my best friend. You are an amazing woman. Love you to the moon and back xx Love: Angela To: ...

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A Spirited Performance at the Regent Theatre

Some things are indelibly inked into your childhood, a fixed moment in time. These moments change you, and shape you into the adult you will one day become. One of these moments, for me, was at the age of 13 watching the movie Ghost. There was something about the emotions of the film that made my newly teenage hairs stand ...

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Poetry Workshop in aid of Riley Clay

John Mills is an award winning poet who will be running a poetry workshop at The Secret Tea Room The workshop costs £20 per head and is taking place on Sunday April the 9th from 12:30pm – 2:30pm. Profits from the workshop will be donate to the Riley Clay fund. Riley is a local boy with Extrarenal Rhabdoid Cancer and ...

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Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s Giving Tree

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s Wolseley Centre is giving people the opportunity to keep memories alive with a new giving tree The copper giving tree is situated inside the centre’s entrance and will soon be adorned with personalised brass oak leaves. This unique piece of art offers a personalised way for people to record and share their memories. Suitable for all occasions ...

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