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Fancy getting into cricket this winter?


With the depths of winter all around at the moment and severe weather warnings being handed out across the country, it is hard to believe that anyone is preparing for the summer sun at the moment. However, that is exactly what is happening at the Spencer Copeland Cricket Ground as Oulton Cricket Club are about to begin their preparations for ...

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Stone canal locks to close for repairs


Canal locks in Stone will be closed for repairs in January and February. Locks 31 to 34 at Meaford have been closed from 6th January and will reopen on 31st January. New oak gates will be fitted and other repairs carried out. There is more information HERE In February, repairs to Bridge 96 at Whitebridge will see the canal there closed ...

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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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