Apr 23

EXCLUSIVE: Two cabinet members challenge Pervez & Shotton for Stoke-on-Trent Council leadership

Labour councillor Ruth Rosenau, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Planning and Transportation,  is to challenge Mohammed Pervez for the leadership of the Stoke-on-Trent Labour group of councillors and the city council leadership, PotteriesEYE can exclusively reveal. The battle for power will be resolved next Monday night (28 April 2014) at Stoke civic centre where Labour councillors will …

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Apr 22

See Biddulph Grange on British Gardens in Time tonight at 9 on BBC4 TV

Biddulph Grange, the best surviving Victorian garden in the country, takes the visitor on a whistlestop journey around the world from China to Egypt in a series of gardens connected by tunnels and subterranean passageways. Biddulph was created at the height of the British Empire by James Bateman, the son of a wealthy industrialist. Bateman …

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Apr 20

More HS2 consultants to cost Stoke-on-Trent taxpayers at least £240,000

Up to eight more consultants are set to be appointed by Stoke-on-Trent City Council costing cash-strapped taxpayers at least £240,000, in their bid for a HS2 station in Stoke-on-Trent. The council has now opened bids from consultants for the work with five costing £240,000 in total, in a last ditch attempt to persuade the government to …

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Apr 20

Event: North Staffs People’s Assembly Launch Rally 29 April 2014

We face a choice that will shape our society for decades to come. It is a choice faced by ordinary people in North Staffordshire, and in every part of the globe. We can defend education, health and welfare provision funded from general taxation and available to all, or we can surrender the gains that have …

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Apr 18

SOAPBOX: Can Stoke-on-Trent City Council sink any lower?

Firstly, I would ask you to read this article by the gifted and obviously passionate deputy editor at the Sentinel, Martin Tideswell- HERE. This week saw the release of a long awaited and expensive report commissioned by the city council at a cost to taxpayers of £26,000 (note to Sentinel £26,000 not £25,000 – might …

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Apr 17

Councillors defy officer recommendation and approve Longton Asda planning application

A £20m planning application for an Asda superstore and doctors surgery has been given the go ahead by city councillor. In the surprise move at a council planning meeting today councillors voted 8 to 1 in favour – despite planning officers recommending refusal of the scheme. Now work is set to begin to transform the …

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Apr 17

Stoke-on-Trent town centres lose out to Hanley in council regeneration spending

Two of the six towns had nothing spent on them for regeneration by Stoke-on-Trent City in 2013 – Fenton and Tunstall a Freedom of Information request has revealed. Three others – Longton, Stoke and Burlsem – had a combined total of just under £1/2m of spend, whilst taxpayers spent £12m on regeneration for Hanley. The …

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