Author: Duncan Newell

Fenton Backs The Bid – Stoke on Trent 2021 City Of Culture

Local Fenton residents had an idea to do a “Fenton Backs The Bid” event gathering in the square in Fenton on the 22nd April 2017 at 12pm, essentially bringing as many Fentonians into the square for a photoshoot and a chance to discuss the Stoke on Trent 2021 City Of Culture Bid.  We have got […]

Driving Test Changes In December 2017

The driving test will change from Monday 4 December 2017 to include following directions from a sat nav and testing different manoeuvres. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed that the driving test in England, Scotland and Wales will change from Monday 4 December 2017. The changes are designed to make sure new drivers […]

Burslem Festival – Lineup – 30th April 2017 & 1st May 2017

Burslem Festival will again take place on Sunday 30th April 2017 and 1st May 2017. Expect two days of live music, a fairground, Ikon car club, Pebbles Legacy dog show, stalls on Swan Square, Open Top Bus (Stantons of Stoke),  plus loads to do for the entire family. There will be a “Soap Box Derby” […]

The Return Of The Tamagotchi

Bandai has released a throwback version of Tamagotchi, the tiny electronic virtual pet that launched in 1996, but only in Japan, for now.  But as with many products we can no doubt expect the return of the Tamagotchi to the UK streets. The toys were very popular by 2010, over 76 million had been sold worldwide and now […]

Stoke-on-Trent Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Murder

A 58-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Police were called to an address in Cardwell Street, Northwood in Stoke-on-Trent, at around 4:30am this morning (April 12th 2017). A woman’s body was found on arrival. The death is currently being treated as unexplained. A post-mortem examination is expected to be carried […]

Telephone Preference Service Scam Reported Locally

Stoke on Trent City Council have said that local residents have reported receiving phone calls from callers falsely claiming to be from the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) and offering to block cold calls in return for payment.  The Telephone Preference Service (TPS) and the Mailing Preference Service (MPS) enable consumers to have their home addresses […]

SSOTP Recognised At National Patient Experience Awards

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust has been recognised at an awards ceremony celebrating the delivery of outstanding patient experience by those in health and social care. The Community NHS Trust, one of the UK’s biggest integrated health and social care providers, was selected as a finalist in two categories at the national […]