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Healthy eating award for Giggles & Wiggles

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Giggles and Wiggles nursery in Stone has achieved top marks in a scheme to improve the health of youngsters. Children and staff from the Mount Road nursery were presented with their platinum certificate recently from Stafford Borough mayor Councillor Angela Loughran. The nursery has been working with the council to reach the awards, which recognise their work in promoting a ...

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Back to the 80s at Stone Cricket Club

A 1980s night is being held at Stone Cricket Club on Saturday 25th January to raise money for the stroke unit at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire. The evening of music, nibbles and fun (and optional fancy dress) starts at 8pm at the club on Lichfield Road / Priory Road. Players at the club – alongside The Dog & ...

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Cricket club gets hairy for stroke unit

Members of Stone Cricket Club will be getting hairy in November to raise money for the stroke unit at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire. The cricket club’s secretary, David Hawbrook, suffered a stroke earlier this year and has been treated at the unit in Stoke-on-Trent. Now members of the club want to raise £2,300 to buy a rehabilitation chair ...

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Pet care masterclass for nursery children

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Pre-school children at Giggles and Wiggles nursery in Stone have been learning about how to look after their pets with a visit by the Blue Cross animal charity. Children at the nursery listened to a dog’s heartbeat with a stethoscope and learned about how to keep a dog healthy, saw it perform lots of tricks and were shown how to ...

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Busking champ Dylan strums to success!

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Thirteen-year-old Dylan Kennerell-Walters won this year’s Stone Music Festival busking competition, beating many more seasoned performers to take the crown. And his seniors should beware – Dylan intends to defend his title in 2014! The busking competition took place on Festival Saturday (13th July) – and the judges were impressed by Dylan’s ukulele playing and vocal talents! Dylan, who has ...

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History Monthly: Stone street names – Part 2

Here’s the second of Stone Historical Society chairman Philip Leason’s posts on the history and meaning behind many of the town’s street names. If you missed the first one in January, have a look HERE. It’s fascinating stuff – and this month’s is even better, including how Hovis has its origins in Stone! If you missed Part 1, by the ...

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Merry Christmas from A Little Bit of Stone!

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Well, another year has gone spinning by and here we are looking forward to another Christmas. Hope you have a wonderful time! 2012 has been a great year for A Little Bit of Stone and more and more people are visiting and getting involved. In January, 3700 people visited the site; in November, it was 9,800. We’ve covered all facets ...

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Trophy haul for Stone kung fu club

Members of a Stone kung fu club won trophies at the British championships at the end of October. The British Kung Fu Association’s national championships took place at Codsall Leisure Centre in South Staffordshire on 28th October and members of Stone Lau Gar Kung Fu took part. Pictured with chief instructor Alec Clark are Jane Gratton, left, and Holly Cook, who ...

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