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Young Enterprise Students Take Their Wares to Market

  Thousands of Staffordshire’s young entrepreneurs will be selling their products at local markets after creating their own Young Enterprise company. Coordinated by Staffordshire County Council, The Young Enterprise programme helps young people develop their business and personal skills by creating their own company. Now they will hoping to bag a profit as they try and shift their wares at public ...

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Stone Food and Drink Festival 2016 Survey Results

Stone Food & Drink Festival 2016 Survey has shown that the local economic impact to be in the region of £750,000*. Students and staff from Staffordshire University Business School conducted the survey over the weekend of the festival, and comprised interviews with 611 visitors to Westbridge Park and covered questions ranging from average spend to group demographic and visitor satisfaction. Once again ...

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The Quiet Woman Finds Her Voice Again

Part of Leek’s pub history is being brought back to life, as Stone’s Lymestone Brewery takes over The Quiet Woman   Already running award pubs in Stone (The Borehole) and Newcastle-under-Lyme (The Lymestone Vaults), The Quiet Woman in St Edward Street will be the third establishment the Staffordshire brewery owners Ian & Viv Bradford will run. After being run as “PoundPub” ...

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Council Approves Record Spend on Care

  Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet on 1st February approved plans for a record £300 million spend for  on caring for the elderly, people with disabilities and vulnerable children. The spending proposal will now be presented to Full Council on February 16 for final approval along with plans to deliver a balanced budget for 2017-2018 The proposals will see council tax rise ...

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Aston Marina sees change of direction in 2017

Aston Marina

Stone’s highly regarded waterside foodie haven, Aston Marina, will see some exciting changes taking place early this year but at the expense of the farm shop. The Marina is set to expand its popular restaurant and events capacity following a busy first 12 months for its purpose built ‘Boat House’ wedding and event venue. Director Helen Webb explains: “We’ve had ...

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“Ambulance Service. Is the Patient breathing?”

For anyone who has ever needed to dial 999, the words are familiar; “Ambulance Service. Is the Patient breathing?” The phrase is said thousands of times a day, but it never becomes routine.For the control room call assessors, it’s the most important phrase of all. With a recruitment drive for the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in Stafford underway, 2017 could ...

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Quarrying Protection Plan Makes Progress

An independent inspector has approved plans to protect local communities and the environment during future quarrying in Staffordshire. Over the next 15 years, the Minerals Local Plan shows how local communities and the environment will be protected and where sand, gravel and other minerals will come from. The plan, which was formed after a two year consultation with local communities and ...

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Local apprenticeships see sharp increase

Tom Hassall

21-year-old Tom Hassall from Stone is a Level 2 Highways Maintenance apprentice with Amey. Tom, who’s one year into his apprenticeship said: “I love my apprenticeship and love the work I do. I enjoy being hands on and working outside so a job in highways maintenance is perfect for me and every day is different. The best thing about my ...

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Advent Windows for 2016 – Come and Look!

Stone Advent Calendar 2016

The community of Stone is set to come together again throughout December as the town is transformed into a giant Advert Calendar.  Entering its 7th year this years theme is Advent Alphabet. This modern day tradition is a real community event which if you haven’t experienced it before make sure you have a look at our stories, photos and videos ...

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Santa’s coming to Stone – 2016 tour dates

Santa

Santa Claus is coming to town, as Stone Round Table reveal the 2016 tour dates for this years charity drive. Father Christmas, and his Sleigh, will be completing the annual charity fund raising tour throughout December.  Stone Round Table and Santa have a special relationship that means the residents of Stone get a sneak preview of Santa before he sets ...

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