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Revellers Reveal Their New Production

Stone Revellers have been in the headlines in the last week due to their involvement in a proposed new theatre space at the Crown Wharf in Stone.  Click Here for Full Story Today the news is about Triple-Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World which is coming to Stone in March! Songs for a New World ...

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Food and Drink Festival under threat from park development

Westbridge Park

Last week we reported about the positive impact that the Stone Food and Drink festival has on the town (read here) but news from the festival organisers today paints a worrying picture for the event in 2017 and beyond. With the approval by Stafford Borough Council on the re-development of Westbridge Park, which the local town council had rejected, the ...

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Stone Soapbox Derby….the second coming

Following on from the storming success of the inaugural Soapbox Derby in Stone last year you’ll be pleased to hear that the event is back once again this year! Taking place on Bank Holiday Monday 29th May 2017 this year’s race sees a range of enhancement and tweaks to make the 2017 a better event all round. Stone Festival Organiser ...

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Tapas Trail Winners Announced

  The newest addition to the Stone Food & Drink Festival, the “Tapas Trail” was a huge success, and the winners of the event’s two competitive elements have now been announced. Stafford Borough’s twin town Tarragona provided local accountant Bob Knight with the inspiration for the event. He has enjoyed it’s counterpart in Spain numerous times, and believed the trail would be ...

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Festive Cheers for Breeding Barn Owls

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust has received some glad tidings as numbers of breeding barn owls in the county showed an increase on the previous two years. Worrying figures over the past few years have suggested that Barn Owls were becoming fewer than ever before, but the Trust’s Staffordshire Barn Owl Action Group (BOAG) has reported 44 breeding pairs in 2016, compared ...

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£1.6m awarded to tackle potholes in Staffordshire

Funding of £1,600,000 has been awarded to help towards tackling the worst potholes on Staffordshire’s roads As part of the national Pothole Action Fund, Staffordshire County Council has been awarded almost  £1.6 million to help towards repairing potholes in the county in 2017/18/.  This £500k increase on this year has been welcomed by the county’s highways chief. Although the core ...

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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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Shop Local For Your Christmas Tree This Year

real Christmas trees

For the fifth year in a row, Rob and Steph Bailey will be selling real Christmas trees in Stone.   You may well have seen the Christmas tree signs around the town, on the ring road, the Walton roundabout and elsewhere.  If you want a real Christmas tree this year, simply follow them! They’ll lead you to the A34, just ...

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Local Medallists Honour Canoeing Volunteers

Local Olympic and Paralympic medallists have been honouring volunteers at the British Canoeing Volunteer and Athlete recognition awards. British Canoeing’s annual Volunteer & Athlete Recognition Awards on Saturday 19th November saw Olympic champion Joe Clarke and Paralympic bronze medallist Ian Marsden handing out awards at a star studded ceremony. The Volunteer Awards and sets out to recognise the volunteers and paddlers ...

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