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Marquees going up for big weekend

The first marquee went up at Westbridge Park on Monday ahead of the big Food & Drink Festival weekend that kicks off on Friday. More will be put up over the next few days as Westbridge Park becomes the base for the Gourmet Food Marquees that thousands of people will enjoy on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This year, new plastic ...

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Star FC want Food and Drink Festival moved

A Sunday league football team from Stone has hit out at the siting of the Food and Drink Festival on Westbridge Park and has called for it to be held somewhere else in the town. Simon Marson, the player-manager of Star FC, says his club was left out of pocket after the Westbridge Park football pitch was left unplayable for ...

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Treasure Trail fun for food festival

This year’s Food and Drink Festival features a fun Treasure Trail for the whole family to enjoy. The Trail will be organised by Treasure Trails Staffordshire, which works closely with Destination Staffordshire to promote the county. As part of the Trail, visitors will be able to explore the stalls and discover a world of delights for their tastebuds while, at ...

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In pictures: Tour of Britain cycle race

The world’s best cyclists zipped through Stone on Tuesday as the Tour of Britain race passed through the town. Huge thanks to Clare Barber, Richard Stevens, Josh Cope and Nick Gumbley for sending these great pictures!   If you take photos at events around the town, please send them to pictures@alittlebitofstone.com and they’ll appear on the site.

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Composting tour with Stone in Bloom

Green-fingered residents have been invited on a free guided tour of a composting centre near Stone. Stone in Bloom has organised the tour of Ainsworth Composting & Recycling at Mill Farm in Chebsey. Meet at 6pm on Wednesday 8th September at Westbridge Park car park – lifts are available for those without transport. Ainsworth’s is one of the largest wood ...

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Stone Festival gives £6k to local groups

Community groups and charities will be sharing the success of this year’s Stone Festival as organisers distribute £6,000. The Stone Festival team has been able to distribute £6,000 again this year, despite the rain on Carnival Day. The following organisations are benefitting from Stone Festival this year: Age Concern Stone Alleynes High School Alzheimers Drop in Club Christchurch First School ...

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Food & Drink Festival keeps it local for 2011

There will be no ‘superstar’ TV chefs at this year’s Stone Food and Drink Festival. Instead, organisers are celebrating the very best of Staffordshire, with the county’s leading culinary stars lined up for the big weekend later this year. This year’s festival, which takes place from Friday 30th September to Sunday 2nd October, is focused on showcasing the ‘Very best of ...

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Free security mark for bikes

Cyclists in Stone are invited to get their bikes security marked for free at an event in Westbridge Park on Wednesday 3rd August. PCSO Steven Bridgewood and PC Bev Tomkins will be hosting the event in the park from noon until 4pm. Each bike will be given a unique reference number which is etched onto the frame in permanent ink ...

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Gallery digs up great exhibition

Staffordshire artist Philip Hardaker will be exhibiting some of his work at The Radford Gallery in September. The exhibition – titled ‘Intent And Irony – The Art Of Philip Hardaker’ – is at the gallery in Radford Street from Saturday 24th September to 24th October. Philip – a graduate of the Royal College of Art – has been digging up ...

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Stone Lions’ duck race & family fun day

Stone Lions’ annual duck race and family fun day takes place on Saturday 2nd July. The duck race – which sees hundreds of plastic ducks tipped into the River Trent at Westbridge Park –  is being held at 12pm, with tickets on sale before the race starts at £1 each. The family fun day immediately after the race will feature ...

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