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More Support for Families Under New Care Plan

A plan has been unveiled by Staffordshire County Council to reduce the numbers of Staffordshire children in care by giving families more of the support they need. Services for children and families in the county will be transformed to ensure more families get the help they need sooner, preventing them from reaching crisis point, and reducing the need for high-cost, ...

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“Great Exhibition” at Middleport Pottery

An exhibition currently scheduled to run until July 2, which went on show in Stoke-on-Trent over the late May Bank Holiday, features a host of very familiar ceramic creations. Nam’s Japanese bowls, Clover’s Russian dolls and winner, Ryan’s hand-built turtle toilet are just some of the items that have helped to ‘dress’ a very special room never previously open to ...

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Intu Potteries Invites Applications for Project Based Donation

Intu Potteries team has invited local registered charities from Staffordshire and South Cheshire to apply for a project-based donation. The Intu locations are an integral part of communities, providing a place to meet, eat, drink, socialise and be entertained and like to engage with local charity and community organisations. They are committed to making a difference in the community. Their 2017 community engagement ...

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New Stone Football Club Takes the League

Newly formed local football club, Stone FC, finished their first ever season as a club as league champions. In their last game on Sunday 21st May, the newcomers overcame Holmcroft 2-0 with goals from Dan Kocygit and Jack Scott from a jam packed Walton common. The team, managed by Ben Pugh, have gone 17 games unbeaten on the way to this ...

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First choice primary school given to 9 out of 10 parents

School Admissions

Nine out of 10 parents across Staffordshire have been offered their first choice primary school Figures revealed today show the majority of parents have been allocated their first choice school, with 98 per cent in total allocated one of their top three preferred schools. A total of 9303 places have been allocated, with 8630 of those receiving their first choice ...

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Herons Return to Stone High Street

The former Heron Foods store will be re-opening in Stone High Street next month The independent frozen, chilled and grocery business based in Melton near Hull, with outlets across the North of England and the Midlands have announced the forthcoming re-opening of their store in Stone, Staffordshire. The revamped store, on the High Street, will re-open in May (date now confirmed ...

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County Council Backs City of Culture Bid

Stoke-on-Trent’s bid to become City of Culture 2021 is being backed by Staffordshire County Council, the latest organisation to show it’s support. Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council added his support to the City’s campaign. Philip said: “Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have always been closely linked and are steeped in history with a proud and rich heritage going back many years. ...

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Stone Town Centre – Where do we go from here?

Today has been  a very interesting day in ALBOS land, on top of running ALBOS I have full time day job in Warrington that takes me away from Stone from 6:45am to 5:30pm.  That means that time to fit in Stone activities is normal shoe horned in to the end of the day! BBC Radio Stoke got in touch yesterday ...

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Businesses invited to a slice of Stone Food and Drink Festival

Joule's Food and Drink Sponsor

Following the news that Staffordshire’s biggest gastronomic gathering is safe for another year, organisers are inviting businesses to sponsor the event, which will take place on 6, 7 and 8 October 2017. A range of packages designed to suit businesses of all sizes and budgets has been launched to encourage companies to get behind the volunteer-run event. Generating some £750,000* ...

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