Nov 18

Gladstone Pottery Museum win top award second year running

Gladstone Pottery Museum has been named Staffordshire’s best small visitor attraction for the second year running. Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Award judges heaped praise on the venue and said the gold award was well deserved. This is the latest accolade for the Longton-based museum, which received the prestigious Sandford Award last year and was rated as …

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Nov 18

Lightwood residents to fight 100 ‘executive houses’ plan on greenbelt site

More than 250 Lightwood residents have vowed to fight to plans to build 100 ‘executive houses’ on greenbelt land next to their homes. Outline plans have been submitted by Stoke-on-Trent Regeneration Ltd for the homes that are expected to sell for more than £400,000 each on land next to Woodpark Lane and Lightwood Road near …

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Nov 14

Stoke-on-Trent councillor slams £7m ‘bill’ left by City Sentral delay

A senior Stoke-on-Trent councillor has slammed the city council’s handling of the stalled £300m City Sentral development which he fears has left taxpayers with a £7 million bill. A freedom of information request has revealed that Realis (S.O.T.) Ltd has not paid a penny towards Hanley’s new bus station, which was part of the East West development deal with the …

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Nov 12

Staffordshire unemployment fall welcomed

Today’s news that the number of people seeking unemployment benefit in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire has fallen again have been welcomed by the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Stoke North, Ben Adams. Stoke-on-Trent claimant levels have fallen 36.7% this year and are now down to 2.6%, this is below the national average and some way below the …

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VIDEO: See the moment campaigners occupied Fenton Town Hall using the Magna Carta 2014

Video by  TheDecBrennan

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Nov 10

Stoke-on-Trent Councillor pocketed money from residents, says report

Stoke-on-Trent Councillor, Matt Fry, pocketed money from elderly residents meant for bollards and a memorial tribute, and gave it ‘straight to his dad’, a standards hearing into his conduct will be told next week. The report by council officer, Clare Clark, says that Fry, ward councillor for Weston Coyney, was arrested and charged by Staffordshire Police on four counts …

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Nov 09

Protesters occupy Fenton Town Hall under Magna Carta

Protesters campaigning to save Fenton Town Hall have occupied the building after it was opened up for Remembrance Sunday, citing the ‘Magna Carta’. The historic building, formerly Stoke-on-Trent magistrates court, contains a unique war memorial containing the names 498 men from Fenton who died in the Great War 1914-1918. It has been put on the market by …

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Nov 07

Stoke-on-Trent Councillor questions police records system over child sex exploitation

A senior Stoke-on-Trent City Councillor has told PotteriesEYE he is concerned that the way police record crimes may be hampering efforts to deal with child sexual exploitation (CSE). Cllr Dave Conway, chair of the city council’s children and young people’s overview and scrutiny committee, said: “It raises the question of whether the current system is fit …

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Nov 07

EVENT: Hanley Christmas light switch on 2014

One of Stoke-on-Trent’s most iconic buildings will be brought to life in spectacular style when the city centre’s Christmas lights are switched on. Towns and communities across the city will also be lit up at a range of other events as the whole of Stoke-on-Trent comes together to celebrate the festive season. There will be …

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Nov 06

EVENT: Story Telling Café at Longton’s Gladstone Pottery Museum

Local writing talent will be showcased at Longton’s Gladstone Pottery Museum’s Story Telling Café this weekend. The event, which takes place on Saturday between 1.30 – 3.30pm, will feature readings from several local writers’ groups, including members of Room in the Roof, Renegade Writers and Newcastle Writing Group. The museum is holding the event, which …

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