Aug 03 2015

Vote opens for YMCA Worker of the Year – VOTE FOR Dann from North Staffs

The voting has opened for the national YMCA Worker of the Year Award – and Dann from North Staffordshire is in the running and asking for your support. Dann is a former YMCA North Staffordshire resident who, through an apprenticeship programme, has since started to work full-time with YMCA in Stoke. He first came into …

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Jul 30 2015

Fight to save NHS Community Hospitals goes to North Staffs Pensioners’ Convention meeting next week

The North  Staffordshire Pensioners’ Convention (NSPC), known as Greypower, are set to discuss calls to defend NHS community hospitals and oppose their closure at it meeting on Monday. Speakers include Ian Syme, local health campaigner, and Irene Sutton who works at Longton Cottage Hospital. The statement being put forward will be calling for proper consultation …

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Jul 29 2015

Concrete experts U-turn over fitness of Smithfield buildings

Experts who had told the city council that problems with concrete in the two controversial Smithfield buildings in Hanley were so serious they may not be able to be occupied have now given them the all clear. Council leader Dave Conway says that the coalition was now in a position to make a decision on …

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Jul 29 2015

More than 20 apprenticeships up for grabs at Stoke-on-Trent City Council

More than 20 apprenticeships which could lead to permanent jobs are up for grabs at Stoke-on-Trent City Council in a range of areas – organisational development (which deals with staff training among other areas), employment and skills, sports and leisure, food and drink, civil engineering and childcare. Young people attended an open day at Fenton Manor …

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Jul 28 2015

Tour of Britain teams announced

Twenty teams will battle it out in this year’s Tour of Britain – which comes to Stoke-on-Trent in September. Headlining the list are Team Cannondale Garmin, who won the 2014 Tour of Britain with Dylan Van Baarle and the Etixx Quick-Step team of Mark Cavendish and World Champion Michal Kwiatkowski. Top level British interests are …

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Jul 27 2015

Cabinet to spend £2.5 million and axe 150 Stoke-on-Trent City Council jobs to save £4.5m

Stoke-on-Trent City Council cabinet are set to approve three plans to overhaul services to save £4.5m – with 150 full time jobs set to go to as part of the proposals.
Consultants PriceWaterhouseCoopers were brought in by the then Labour run local authority to develop a number of business cases to save a total of £19 million in February’s council budget.

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Jul 24 2015

Hospital porter makes history – forgotten first world war massacre of Staffordshire soldiers

By Charlotte Farmer​ A UHNM hospital porter with a passion for local history has had his first-ever book published. Callan Chevin’s ‘Hell at Hohenzollern: Staffordshire’s Blackest Day’ relives the events leading up to the massacre of 500 men from the North Staffordshire regiment during the Battle of Loos. Callan Chevin said: “I felt compelled to write …

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Jul 24 2015

City Council staff raise thousands for charity

Staff at Stoke-on-Trent City Council have raised more than £6,000 for charity over the last 12 months.
The money, from a series of monthly ‘dress-down days’, cake sales and collections, has been donated to a range of good causes, both locally and nationally.

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Jul 24 2015

EVENT: Discovering Dinosaurs at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Jurassic park comes to the museum as we continue to celebrate the Animal Alphabet exhibition.
Get ready to travel back in time with a real walking, growling T-Rex, the Dinosaur that was truly feared by all.
Saturday 15 August 2015
11am – 4pm

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Jul 23 2015

Green flags fly over six Stoke-on-Trent parks in record haul

Six city parks and green spaces have been recognised in the nationwide scheme run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.
This is the highest number of Green Flags ever held by Stoke-on-Trent City Council, and includes a new award for Whitfield Valley Local Nature Reserve.

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