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Hundreds of new homes for Walton

Hundreds of new homes will be built in Walton after a development was given the green light. Stafford Borough Council’s planning committee gave the go-ahead on 7th January to Hallam Land Management’s plan for around 500 homes at land to the west of Longhope Drive. Eight councillors voted in favour, with one against. Walton councillor Mike Williamson abstained. Approval is ...

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Westbridge Park development plan “unsound”

Westbridge Park

Stafford Borough Council’s plan to designate Westbridge Park as a site for mixed-use development in the Local Plan has been labelled “unsound” by an independent inspector. Stephen Pratt held a number of sessions in public in October and November – you can see a report, plus full audio recording, of the examination of the Westbridge Park issue HERE. Mr Pratt’s ...

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Stone business boost from Dragons’ Den star

Stone’s LIBRIUM Games received a business boost from Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis recently. Steve Howe, owner of LIBRIUM Games Ltd, tweeted Theo about his business during ‘Small Business Sunday’, an initiative set up by Theo that runs weekly. Theo retweeted Steve’s message to his 400,000 plus followers and as a result, the business has hundreds more Twitter followers and ...

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Stone training company expands for 2014

One of the UK’s leading training companies that is based in Stone has taken on new staff to cope with the expanded services it offers the licensed, hospitality, leisure events and tourism industries. abv Training, which was established in September 2001 and is based on the Whitebridge trading estate in Stone, will be rolling out BII Level 4 Certificate in ...

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Phoebe’s mum to have head shaved for hospital

head shave

The mum of five-year-old Phoebe Moon, the little girl from Stone who was recently diagnosed with leukaemia, will be shaving her head to raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Over £4,000 was raised at last Saturday’s family fun day fundraiser at Meaford Fields Day Nursery – more on that (and some beautiful photos) by clicking HERE. Phoebe’s mum Karen now ...

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Advent Windows countdown begins in Stone!

The countdown to Christmas has started in Stone with the opening of the first few Advent Windows in the town centre. Businesses and local charities and organisations have teamed up to open one window each day right up to Christmas Eve, with each window themed around a different Christmas song or carol. There will be a Christmas carol walk around ...

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Stone mayor Jill Piggott’s blog

Jill Piggott

Here’s Stone mayor Jill Piggott’s latest blog… Thursday 3rd October Stella Windsor, who is the co-ordinator of the Stone Alzheimers support group, invited us to their 7th anniversary at Christ Church Centre. It was a privilege to meet the members and all of the support and volunteers of the group. The room was filled with happiness and laughter. We were ...

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Firefighters reunited at Stone station event

More than 50 former retained firefighters and officers joined serving crew members in Stone to celebrate the station’s rich and varied history. Tuesday night’s event was held so that people could share memories about the current fire station, which has served the town since July 1975, before it is replaced by a new community facility. People also took along old ...

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‘Operation Christmas’ We Are Good giveaway

Operation Christmas

  Stone advertising agency We Are Good will be helping Staffordshire charities and ethical businesses with an ‘Operation Christmas’ giveaway in December. From December 2nd to 13th, We Are Good will be helping local ethical businesses promote themselves over a 12-day Christmas giveaway. Each day, an advertising freebie will be up for grabs. Prizes range from free leaflet and business ...

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