Oct 23

EXCLUSIVE: Labour councillor calls for Stoke-on-Trent City Council leader Mohammed Pervez to resign

Labour councillor Duncan Walker has called Stoke-on-Trent City Council leader, Mohammed Pervez, “an absolute disgrace” and called for him to immediately resign his position. The Baddeley, Milton and Norton ward councillor was reacting on Facebook and on Twitter last night, following the publication of pictures of Mr Pervez meeting Lord Heseltine at MIPIM, a property event, where …

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Oct 21

EXCLUSIVE: Thousands of Stoke-on-Trent benefit claims left on table for three weeks internal report reveals

Evidence supplied by thousands of benefits claimants to Stoke-on-Trent City Council was being kept on tables for THREE WEEKS before being processed according to an internal audit report PotteriesEYE can exclusively reveal. The report published in June says the sensitive documents “were stored on tables in an office that, although lockable, is open to all staff that have access …

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Oct 20

Young people could lose out on apprenticeships report warns

School leavers may not be able to undertake apprenticeships in the future because of Government reforms, a report has warned.

The effect of changes to the funding and academic standards of apprenticeships has the potential to lock many young people permanently into unqualified jobs or no job at all.

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Oct 20

Latest Stoke-on-Trent planning applications from 13 October 2014

Here are all the latest planning applications from Stoke-on-Trent city council. Just click on the application to get the full details. Single storey rear extension (prior notification) 47 Stonor Street, Cobridge, Stoke On Trent, ST6 3JN Ref. No: 57567/PNH | Received: Wed 15 Oct 2014 | Validated: Wed 15 Oct 2014 | Status: Registered Change …

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Oct 16

“Significant number” of child sex exploitation complaints since publicity say Staffordshire Police

A “significant number” of complaints have recently been received by Staffordshire Police regarding child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Stoke-on-Trent since the publicity surrounding the issue hit the media, according to acting assistant chief constable, Jon Drake. He said CSE was an umbrella term which covered a variety of crimes including online sharing of images, to individuals who …

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Oct 14

Sentinel editor shock departure after 15 months in charge

The editor of the Sentinel, based in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, has stepped down after 15 months at the helm in has been announced.

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VIDEO: Paul Shotton Standards Hearing 13 October 2014

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Oct 14

Former deputy leader Paul Shotton brought council into disrepute standards hearing rules

City Councillors have ruled that Paul Shotton, the former deputy council leader, brought the authority and his office into disrepute by sending text messages under false names to BBC Radio Stoke. A standards hearing panel held 0n Monday, 13 October, heard that the Fenton East councillor had admitted sending 15 texts over a six months …

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Oct 12

SOAPBOX: Child sex exploitation in Stoke-on-Trent – THE UNANSWERED QUESTIONS

This week Stoke-on-Trent City Council released a report regarding child sexual exploitation within the city – essentially a report to a scrutiny committee requested by them in the wake of the Rotherham scandal. Along side this released is a review conducted by “experts” which assesses the current support and provisions in place which reads well …

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Oct 08

Report reveals over 100 children targeted for child sex exploitation in Stoke-on-Trent last year

More than 100 Potteries children were targeted and vulnerable to child sex exploitation last year a report released by Stoke-on-Trent City Council has revealed. Portfolio holder for Children’s Services, Cllr Gwen Hassall said: “We take the issue of child sexual exploitation extremely [CSE] seriously. That is why as part of our overall strategy to prevent CSE in …

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