Archive for March, 2012
An Olympic hopeful has not given up on representing Team GB at this year’s games, despite his chances being slim.
Kian Emadi, 19, from Stoke-on-Trent, is gunning for a place in the Track Cycling event at London 2012.
A Staffordshire Paralympian is aiming to compete at his third games for Team GB in London this summer.
Mark Fosbrook, disability sport and physical activity officer for Staffordshire, has been training to become a part of the Great British wheelchair basketball team.
Cannock and Great Britain goalkeeper James Fair claims the international side made “massive strides” after returning from the GB South Africa training camp.
The 26-man squad returned from the two-week camp after playing the South African national side in a test series.
Staffordshire University journalism students clinched half the nominations in their category in the 2012 Midlands Media Awards.
Three talented students Andrew Bettridge, Lee Kettle and Chris Airey have been shortlisted for the “Newcomer/Student of the Year” accolade.
Youngsters dreaming of Paralympic success have a chance to be part of a new sporting programme this year thanks to a local Paralympic hopeful.
Mark Fosbrook, 36, disability sport and physical activity officer for Staffordshire, is training to be part of the British wheelchair basketball team for this years games.
Staffordshire Police have handed out 1,500 leaflets in a bid to trace missing Lichfield teenager Tyler Gardener.
Tyler, 18, was last seen leaving the Manitoba nightclub in High Street Burton, at around 12.35am on Sunday February 26.
Three men were arrested in Cheslyn Hay, Staffordshire, after a drugs raid by police as part of Operation Nemesis.
The men, aged 22, 38 and 39, were arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs with the intent to supply, after cannabis plants and white powder were found at an address in Weston Drive.
Port Vale beat local rivals Burton Albion 3-0 while Crewe Alexandra drew 1-1 at Rotherham in the latest League Two action.
Vale, who are poised to enter administration, took a 43rd minute lead after Marc Richards pounced on Sean Rigg’s parried header.
A blaze which killed an elderly couple in their Biddulph home was started by a gas heater setting fire to an armchair.
Jack and Stella Boon, who were in their 80s, died when a portable gas cylinder they used for heating ignited alongside other combustible materials.