Author: Mike Barnes

Councillors set to approve Stoke City FC training ground expansion

Stoke City FC looks set to get the green light for their plans to improve and expand their Clayton Wood training ground. Councillors at Stoke-on-Trent City Council will discuss the proposals that are recommended for approval by its planning officers on Wednesday (3 Feb 2016) despite traffic concerns by local residents. The football club wants to spend […]

Stoke-on-Trent celebrates start of its year as European City of Sport

STOKE-ON-TRENT’S year as a European City of Sport has officially begun after sporting stars, community leaders and residents gathered to witness a stunning opening ceremony. Olympians Amy Williams, Jonathan Edwards and Colin Jackson were among the famous faces at the opening ceremony event, which was watched by more than 3,000 people, young and old, who […]

158 drivers fail breath test over Christmas in Staffordshire

Figures released by Staffordshire Police following an anti-drink/drug driving campaign in December showed a slight reduction of drivers who tested positive. A total of 1,394 alcohol breath tests were carried out with 158 drivers arrested after being found positive or refusing a breath test, equating to 11.3 per cent of those tested. There were slightly […]

New city council homeless centre to be named after Lou Macari

Homeless people could take refuge from the cold weather this winter by seeking shelter in a Stoke-on-Trent City Council-owned building. Up to 18 beds could be made available at the Regent Centre in Hanley to ensure that rough sleepers have a place to go to at night. People staying there would receive a hot evening […]

Residents urged to keep warm as predicted winter weather bites

Residents are being urged to make preparations to stay well as freezing weather is predicted to reach the city towards the end of this week. People are being urged to look out for others, to keep warm indoors and to take care when out and about as a level two cold weather alert is issued […]

Witness appeal by police investigating racial attack of football fan after Tuesday’s Stoke v Liverpool game

Police are investigating a racially-motivated attack on a football supporter near to the Stoke City stadium on Tuesday, January 5. The incident occurred shortly after 10pm in Stanley Matthews Way after the Stoke City v Liverpool match. A black man walking along the pavement was subjected to a racially-motivated assault by the occupants of a […]

North Staffs Pensioners’ Convention meeting to discuss closure of community hospitals

At the Grey Power public meeting, also known as the North staffordshire Pensioners’ Convention (NSPC), on Monday (11 January 2016) the main discussion will be on how the community can respond to the NHS plans to close Community Hospitals in North Staffordshire. The group is urging all those interested in the future of hospitals such as Longton Cottage […]

53 jobs up for grabs at Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Looking for work? Here are the latest jobs going at Stoke-on-Trent City Council Vacancy ID Job Title Closing Date 005892 Admin Assistant (Excel Academy) 18-Jan-2016 005831 Apprentice – Lifeguard 08-Jan-2016 005856 Apprentice Assistant Park Keeper 11-Jan-2016 005823 Apprentice Bar & Catering Assistant x 2 08-Jan-2016 005824 Apprentice Receptionist / Administration Assistant 08-Jan-2016 005887 Assistant Site Supervisor […]