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Food festival’s economic boost for Stone revealed

Stone Food and Drink Festival generated over half-a-million pounds of economic activity in the town at last year’s event. A survey of visitors to the 2014 festival by Staffordshire University estimates that it generated a total net spend of around £567,000. This was money spent directly at the festival – at the farmers’ market and at Westbridge Park – but also in Stone ...

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Food festival survey prize winners revealed

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Ho ho ho!  Christmas has come early for the lucky winners of a host of fantastic foodie prizes up for grabs as part of the visitor survey at this year’s Stone Food & Drink Festival. The winners were picked at random from over a staggering 600 entries; and all have now been informed by post or email. Winners include (drum roll, ...

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Food festival teams up with Staffs Uni

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As Staffordshire’s biggest gastronomic gathering prepares to mark its 10th anniversary in October, the team behind the event have joined forces with staff and students at Staffordshire University in a move that will not only bolster the festival’s volunteer workforce but provide Tourism and Events Management students with vital work experience. Students have already attended several other food festivals alongside ...

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Tom’s appeal over hurricane documentary

  Stone student Tom Williams is heading to America next year to film a documentary on the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy – and he’s asked people in the town for their help. Tom, aged 21, is in the final year of his Broadcast Journalism course at Staffordshire University and his 15-minute Hurricane Sandy documentary is his dissertation project. Tom said: ...

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Short film puts Stone in the spotlight

Films which aim to put Staffordshire on the map at the London 2012 Olympic Games premiered last week at Staffordshire University – and a superb short film of Stone was among them. Short video profiles starring farmers and food producers from across the county have been created by Staffordshire University film students to boost the region’s profile during the Olympic ...

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