Life is not plain sailing for Stella, a 40-something mother living in the Welsh Valleys.
Stella ends up reacting badly to Emma's news, which causes a rift between them.
After a local legend called 'Dick the Kick' passes away, Stella attempts to help Paula throw the funeral of the century for him.
Stella is pleased when her eldest son, Luke, returns home. Before long though he's in with the wrong crowd, leading to tensions with Sean.
Stella attempts to deal with the fact that Luke is planning on leaving. Emma goes into labour whilst at school, leading Stella and Rob to beome much closer after they come to her rescue.
Stella finds her nursing skills being put to the test after she injures Michael. A girls' night out ends in trouble for Emma. Luke has a big question he wants to ask Zoe.
Beyonce's pregnancy manages to cause problems between Stella and Michael.
Stella and Michael attempt to get their relationship back on track, Beyonce makes some outrageous demands. Karl and Nadine decide to take up dancing.
Stella ends up receiving a shock when she travels to London to surpise Michael.
Michael starts to believe that Stella and Rob are hiding something from him.
Michael attempts to make it up to Stella after he finds out Rob's secret. Aunty Brenda receives a blast from her past. Things heat up between Ivan and Nadine.
The early arrival of Michael and Beyonce's baby leaves Michael and Stella's lives in complete turmoil. Nina finds out Carole and Jag's secret.
Paula returns to Ponteberry for Daddy's funeral and ends up getting a shock. The teenagers go on a camping trip.
Michael realises that he needs to choose between his son and career. Stella decides to to confront Rob but needs to find him first.
Stella finally gets a chance to speak with Rob and she needs to make a difficult decision. Beyoncé has some surprising news for Michael. Aunty Brenda says farewell to Clem, and as an upset Ivan gets ready to leave Pontyberry behind, Bobby attempts to prove that he is capable of running the funeral parlour.
It's a huge day for Stella and Michael and everybody turns out to celebrate.