Oct 30

SOAPBOX: HS2 station is dead – so don’t waste another taxpayer penny

Remember Hervé Villechaize anyone? No? 1970s tv star – not very tall – white suit? Still not getting it? Clue in picture above. Well he was a character called ‘Tattoo’ in a popular american tv series that puts me in mind of this HS2 station million pound fiasco – Fantasy Island it was called. Only I can …

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Oct 30

Thousands of Stoke-on-Trent City Council staff face uncertain future

Thousands of Stoke-on-Trent City Council staff face an uncertain future tonight with severe cuts set to affect the council and its services over the next four years. Whilst the city council refused to officially speculate on the exact number of likely staff leaving the council, several senior sources have revealed to PotteriesEYE that the council believes it will …

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Oct 29

Fire-fighters stage four day strike in run-up to bonfire night

The public are being urged to be extra vigilant in the run up to bonfire night as fire-fighters stage a nationwide four day walk out in protest at the government’s pension reform policies. The strike will take place from 6pm on Friday, 31 October to 6pm, Tuesday, 4 November – the longest walkout so far …

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Oct 28

Latest Stoke-on-Trent planning applications week beginning 20 Oct 2014

Here are the latest planning applications across Stoke-on-Trent. Click on the application link to get all the details: Removal of existing 17.3m high telecommunications monopole and installation of replacement 20m hi… Trentham Golf Club, Barlaston Old Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 8HB Ref. No: 57608/TEL | Received: Wed 22 Oct 2014 | Validated: Wed 22 Oct 2014 …

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Oct 28

EVENT: What kind of future for our children and grandchildren? – North Staffs Pensioners Convention

The North Staffs Pensioners Convention, known as Greypower, will be debating the future for our children and grandchildren at their meeting on Monday (3 Nov) at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery. Admission to the event is free with speakers including Bruce Kent, Vice Chair of the campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Joan Walley MP and Jan …

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Oct 27

Stoke-on-Trent Labour candidate selections hit the buffers

Labour’s hopes for local election success in 2015 appear to have hit the buffers as at least one Cabinet member faces what insiders say, is an uphill battle to be reselected as a candidate for next year. Last Friday a round of ‘selections’ took place in the south of the city, with Cllr Olwen Hamer snubbed …

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Oct 27

Sick of those annoying ads on the Sentinel website? Banish them with an Advert Blocker!

Tired of annoying ads popping up in your face and spoiling your browsing on the Sentinel and other websites? Ads slowing down your computer? Block all advertisements on all web pages, even Facebook, Youtube, and Hulu by installing AdBlocker! It works automatically then when you visit your favorite website see the ads disappear! The most …

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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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