May 06 2016

Three more clobbered with £3,500 in fines in Stoke-on-Trent fly-tipping crackdown

Three people have been ordered to pay a combined total of more than £3,500 after failing to supply information about fly-tipping in Stoke-on-Trent. They were taken to court after waste was dumped at locations in Normacot, Tunstall and Bucknall in three separate incidents, ranging from bags of household waste to clothing and cooking equipment. Now …

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May 06 2016

Two major cycling races heading to Stoke-on-Trent this June

Two major cycling races are coming to Stoke-on-Trent – celebrating the city’s year in the spotlight as the UK’s European City of Sport. Thousands of people living in the Potteries and surrounding areas are expected to pack the streets and watch a raft of top names compete in the Pearl Izumi Tour Series on Thursday, …

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May 06 2016

Pensioners’ Convention to join campaign to protect community pharmacies

At the Grey Power public meeting on Monday the North Staffs Pensioners’ Convention will be announcing plans to hold stalls in Hanley and Newcastle under Lyme to collect signatures from the public for the national petition in support of community pharmacies. The petition is a response to Department of Health plans that threaten to damage …

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May 03 2016

400 jobs up for grabs as £55m Smithfield development get first private sector tenant

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has announced the first permanent private sector tenant for its flagship Smithfield development – creating up to 400 jobs for the area. Water companies Severn Trent Water and United Utilities, who announced plans to create a new utilities joint venture in March, have today confirmed they will move into Two Smithfield in Stoke-on-Trent …

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Mar 31 2016

City council £11m overspend predicted as numbers of child in care continues to soar

The number of children being taken into care across Stoke-on-Trent has continued to soar, contributing to a predicted overspend of just under £11m according to a council report. Councillors on the Children and Young People’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee will be told that the number of children in care at the end of December 2015 …

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Mar 31 2016

Grey Power to quiz candidates for the Police and Crime Commissioner Election

Monday’s public meeting of the North Staffs Pensioners’ Convention will be an opportunity for Grey Power members and the public to run the rule over the candidates for the Police and Crime Commissioner election which takes place on May 5th. All four known candidates have been invited and three have accepted our invitation to attend.  …

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Mar 30 2016

EVENT: Slavery and Status in 7th century Mercia at Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery Slavery and Status in 7th century Mercia Tuesday 5 April Free 11am – 4pm Find out what life was like for the poorest members of Anglo-Saxon society in our Staffordshire Hoard Gallery with re-enactment group Angelcynn. Warfare had a very tangible bonus for the victors, not only in items …

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Mar 29 2016

Stoke-on-Trent City Council set to rubber stamp new City Director appointment

Councillors at Stoke-on-Trent City Council are set to appoint a new City Director on Thursday following a recommendation by councillors from its Human Resources Committee. David Sidaway, who has been filling the position of head of paid service since John van de Laarschot, £232,000-a-year chief executive, left last year, has been appointed to the role …

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Mar 20 2016

City gears up for Staffordshire Day celebrations on May 1

A community cycle ride, free or discounted admission to tourist attractions and leisure facilities and a musical celebration at Stoke Minster are just some of the activities taking place in Stoke-on-Trent when the city celebrates the first ever Staffordshire Day. Staffordshire Day will be held on Sunday, May 1 and will mark the anniversary of …

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Feb 29 2016

Stoke-on-Trent foodbank asking for crowdfunding support for van project

Stoke-on-Trent foodbank calling for crowdfunding support to run a van they say is “vital in the provision of emergency food across the city.” Stoke-on-Trent foodbank’s aim is “The prevention and relief of poverty in Stoke-on-Trent and the surrounding area”. Like other Trussell Trust foodbanks, they provide 3 days’ emergency food to local people in crisis. …

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