Sep 15

Dinner ladies and teaching assistants to get fair pay under Labour school support staff plan says Tristram Hunt

Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt has vowed to bring in a new negotiating body to advise our 360,000 support staff on wages and conditions. School dinner ladies, teaching ­assistants and caretakers will finally get a fair pay deal under plans announced by Labour. Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt has vowed to bring in a new …

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Sep 14

Mohammed Pervez Blog: There’s a renaissance going on

Over the last few weeks I have spent many of my evenings in community halls and schools talking to local people about the things that concern them most. Many people have asked me about empty and neglected homes. There are about 2,500 privately owned empty homes in the city. Owners leave them empty for a …

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Sep 14

Latest Stoke-on-Trent planning applications – week beginning 8 September 2014

Here are the latest planning applications across Stoke-on-Trent – week beginning 8 September 2014. Just click on the application to get all the latest application details: Change of use to form extension to existing skip storage yard, erection of ancillary vehicle stor… Land off Elder Road/Douglas Street, Cobridge, Stoke on Trent, ST6 2JF Ref. No: …

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Sep 09

Stoke-on-Trent Labour lose another councillor as Janine Bridges resigns from Party over Rotherham child abuse scandal

Janine Bridges, councillor for Great Chell and Packmoor in Stoke-on-Trent, has left the Labour Party, citing the failures in Rotherham as the trigger for her exit. In an email circulated to councillors she said; “I have  now had confirmation from the Head Office that I am no longer a member of the party after cancelling my …

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Sep 09

Stoke-on-Trent Council sent officer to Holland to borrow plants for RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Stoke-on-Trent City Council sent an officer to Holland to loan plants for their garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show at a total cost of £2,500 it has been revealed. A Freedom of information request also showed that just four local businesses were involved in the project compared to seven in 2013. The majority of …

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Sep 08

Stoke-on-Trent City Council supports Stoptober 2014 launch

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is supporting this year’s Stoptober campaign, which aims to encourage smokers to give up their habit for good. The 28-day stop-smoking challenge from Public Health England has enlisted the country’s top comedians to help smokers quit this October. Top British comedians including Paddy McGuinness, Al Murray, Simon Brodkin (AKA Lee Nelson, Jason …

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Sep 08

Work set to begin on largest ever retirement village in Stoke-on-Trent

Work is set to start on site on the largest retirement village initiative ever developed in Stoke-on-Trent. Diggers are moving in on three sites across the city to prepare the ground for three villages in Abbey Hulton, Blurton and Chell which will deliver a total of 390 ‘extra care’ apartments over the next three years. …

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Sep 08

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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Sep 08

Sentinel paper sales continue on downward spiral latest figures reveal

Stoke-on-Trent based Sentinel newspaper sales have continue on a downward spiral as the worldwide decline in local newspaper goes on, latest circulation figures have revealed. The trend has continued for the newspaper in recent years losing between 4,000 and 5,000 sales. The 50p local daily lost 10% of sales in the last 12 months – …

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Sep 07

Stoke-on-Trent City Council to spend £20,000 of taxpayers cash on Fenton Town Council consultation

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is set to spend £17,834 of taxpayers’ money consulting residents about plans to form Fenton Town Council. 2,000 residents signed a petition calling for Fenton to set up its own council to allow it to take control of some of its buildings and apply for its own funding. Now the authority will spend …

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