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In pictures: Christmas lights switch-on 2014

Christmas lights 2014 (19)

Stone’s brand new Christmas lights were switched on last night by some of the stars of Stafford Gatehouse’s panto. After a performance from singer Matt Blake and a wonderful selection of Christmas songs by young members of the Stone Schools Combined Choir, the panto performers joined town mayor Cathy Collier, Santa Claus and members of comperes Stafford Radio to push ...

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Council plans craft market shake-up

craft market

Stone Town Council is looking to shelve its current craft and collectibles market and create a new one on a different date in the month. The council’s services sub-committee is looking at moving the market from the second Saturday of each month to the third, to get more stallholders involved and to increase the number of people visiting. The issue ...

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Acapella celebrates 20 fashionable years

Wayne Allison celebrating 20 years of trading as Acapella. Photo: Joshua Cope - BA Photojournalist

 The owner of Acapella menswear store marks 20 years of successful trading on Saturday (1st November) with 20% off everything in store for one day only. It takes more than just quality products at affordable prices for a business to be successful. You also need passion and enthusiasm, qualities that Wayne Allison, Acapella owner, has an abundance of. From the ...

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Shops revealed for Advent Windows 2014

Advent Windows map 2014

Stone will be transformed into a giant Advent calendar in December again as the fifth Advent Windows project marks the countdown to Christmas in style. For the fifth year, Christ Church is co-ordinating the project and 24 shops and businesses have signed up to host the windows, all based on Christmas carols, to tell the wonderful Christmas story. An extra ...

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25 years at Francesco for Michelle!


Francesco’s senior stylist Michelle has been with the Stone salon for 25 years this November! To share the celebration with their customers, Francesco, on the High Street, is offering a 25% discount on all colours from 1st to the 20th November. Call the salon on 01785 816926. Congratulations Michelle!

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Italian food market on 8th November

Italia in Piazzia

An Italian food market will be in Stone High Street on Saturday 8th November. The Italia in Piazza market will be full of delicious treats direct from Italy – olives, cheeses, oils, nougat, pasta sauces, breads and more. Simon Faro from Italia in Piazza said: “We bring you real Italian food, made in Italy, right to your neighbourhoods throughout England. ...

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Photos: The changing face of Stone

The former post office building in Granville Square before it was bought by Wetherspoons

These slideshows of photographs taken in Stone from 2005 to 2007 show just how much things have changed in the town in less than a decade. They were all taken by Gary Sharman, who says: “It’s amazing that after what is just a relatively short period of time there have been so many changes. Shops have changed, car parks have ...

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