May 26 2015

Green Party North Staffordshire meet for first time after election “success”

Following a positive showing in the local and general elections members of North Staffs Green Party met for the first time last night. The party stood candidates in most wards across Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle and stood candidates in all three city constituencies and in Newcastle and Stone. The meeting took place at the Chancellor’s building …

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May 26 2015

As I See It: There are worse things to be than the most working class city in the country

You might not have known there was a competition, there is it has to be said less glitter about it than Euro-vision, but Stoke-on-Trent has been crowned the most working class city in the country, beating rivals like Sunderland and Wolverhampton into a cocked hat. Is that such a bad thing? I suppose it means …

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May 21 2015

Stoke City Football Club legends honoured by city

Two Stoke City Football legends have been honoured with the Freedom of Stoke-on-Trent. 1966 World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks and kit man and mascot Neil ‘Nello’ Baldwin were handed the honour during a ceremony at the King’s Hall, in Stoke. Gordon was capped 73 times for England, spent five seasons with the club and still …

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May 21 2015

Crime chief backs Jane Sawyers to be named chief constable of Staffordshire Police

Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis today announced Jane Sawyers as his preferred candidate for Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Police and Crime Panel but, if confirmed, it will see Mrs Sawyers take on the permanent role having served as temporary Chief Constable since August 2014. …

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May 21 2015

Extra Scrutiny Committee set to be blocked by Stoke-on-Trent City Council coalition

EXCLUSIVE One of the first acts of Stoke-on-Trent’s new coalition next Thursday, will be to block proposals led by the previous Labour ruling group, who wanted to increase the number of overview and scrutiny committees from four to five. The move would have cost local taxpayers an extra £9,000 for the allowances of the new …

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May 19 2015

Cabinet set to be cut to six as new leader names his team

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is to get a new smaller cabinet as its new leader, Cllr Dave Conway, names his team he says “will drive the city forward.” The team to take up office on 28 May are: Leader – Dave Conway Deputy Leader/ Finance and Partnerships – Abi Brown Greener City and development – Terry …

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May 19 2015

Port Vale fans and GMB give domestic violence refuge £1,300 boost

GMB trade union and its women’s group, Birmingham Organised Sisters Society (BOSS), have raised £1,300 selling white ribbons at Port Vale FC, to raise awareness of domestic violence and support the Arch women’s refuge Julia House. Donna Boon, Julia House Manager said: “We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone at GMB for …

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May 19 2015

Celebrating ceramics in the city – British Ceramics Biennial returns to Stoke-on-Trent

This autumn the UK’s largest ceramics festival will be in Stoke-on-Trent for six-weeks celebrating the best in contemporary ceramics through a programme of new exhibitions, installations, activities and special events. At the heart of this international cultural event stands the historic former Spode pottery factory, which will once again form the creative hub for the …

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May 18 2015

Food Safety Week – City Council backs campaign to halve food poisoning cases

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has backed a Food Standards Agency (FSA) campaign for this year’s Food Safety Week, which starts today, to raise awareness of campylobacter food poisoning. There were 323 reported cases of campylobacter – a germ mostly found on raw chicken – in the city last year. Nationally, the FSA estimates that almost 300,000 …

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May 18 2015

Two weeks left to have your say on Stoke-on-Trent leisure and cultural services

The public are being urged to have their say on plans by Stoke-on-Trent City Council to transfer museums and leisure centres to a company or trust. The local authority is considering alternative delivery models for its culture and leisure services as part of its budget savings and is running a public consultation until May 31. Consultation …

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