Author Archive: Rik Packer
Stoke City manager Tony Pulis believes the pressure is on Manchester City to deliver silverware by winning the league.
The Potters play the big spenders at the Britannia this afternoon (March 24) where a point could see Stoke back into the top ten in the league.
The new City Sentral development in Hanley could help to fill vacant shops, developer Realis Estates claims.
It comes just weeks after a national survey revealed that a quarter of all Stoke-on-Trent retail units are empty.
Officers at Rising Brook Community Fire Station believe there are a number of benefits with their new bicycles.
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue and Stafford Borough Council are behind the new initiative which will see firefighters taking bikes onto difficult terrain and helping the service to engage more with the community.
A local trader has said property landlords hold the key to filling the high number of vacant shop units in Hanley.
Drew Sanger, who owns Dazed Retailing on Brunswick Street, claims that rent and other such fees are a critical factor in encouraging business into the city.
Shrewsbury Town’s home match against Port Vale has been called off due to a frozen pitch.
Referee, Rob Lewis, was called to inspect the ground at Greenhous Meadow today (February 3).
Burton Albion manager Paul Peschisolido has admitted that his side could be in for a “difficult game” against Swindon in their Npower League Two fixture.
Swindon are the in-form team in the league and find themselves in second place with the Brewers lying in ninth ahead of the game tomorrow (February 4).
Stoke City’s Europa League opponents have seen the preparations for their clash at the Britannia Stadium hit by the public sector strikes.
Dynamo Kiev manager Yuri Semin revealed that his side flew a day early because of the industrial action across the UK.
Thousands of people gathered in Hanley city centre to watch X Factor star Matt Cardle switch on the Christmas lights.
Britain’s Got Talent winner Jai McDowall, girl band Parade and Britain’s Next Top Model winner, Jade Thompson, also took to the stage to entertain the crowd.
Port Vale boss Micky Adams has added three new faces to his squad ahead of their League Two fixture against Torquay United.
Ipswich defender Shane O’Connor and Stevenage pair Jennison Myrie-Williams and Guy Madjo have joined Vale on loan.