Author Archive: Tom Mckeon
A footballer’s life is a fragile one. And no more so than for Newcastle-under-Lyme’s Aidan Gibson.
StaffsLive reporter Tom McKeon spoke to the ex Derby County player about how he recovered physically and mentally from horrific injuries which shattered his dream.
A Stoke-on-Trent health boss has criticised “boring” lessons run by Staffordshire schools as more youths turn to alcohol to “escape Stoke.”
Diane Collingwood, deputy chief executive at North Staffs Mind, believes education on alcohol has to improve if the city is to overcome drink-related problems.
Port Vale manager Micky Adams believes his side must be alert to the threat of former favourite Marc Richards if they’re to keep Chesterfield at bay.
The striker enjoyed a successful spell at Vale Park before opting to join The Spireites in the summer and the Valiants boss says his defence must be on their toes.
A Stoke-on-Trent postman has raised £5,000 for charity after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
Ian Lewis, from Sneyd Green, decided to embark on the challenge in memory of his parents John and Doreen, who both died of cancer in 2010.
Port Vale’s first team coach Robert Page believes exciting times are ahead after Paul Wildes completed his takeover of the club.
The former Wales international says the deal – which was completed on Tuesday evening – will give the Valiants the stability to move forward on and off the pitch.
Port Vale’s Ryan Lloyd has spoken of his excitement about the possibility of making his full senior debut tomorrow.
With Ashley Vincent suspended, the 18-year-old winger could be in line to start against York, and is raring to go, if Micky Adams picks him.
A teenager has died after a road accident in Stoke-on-Trent.
Jack Boast, of Dawlish Drive, Bentilee, died in hospital after his motorbike collided with a van at the junction of Croftfield Road and Dividy Road.
Port Vale stars Clayton Mcdonald and Tom Pope have warned against complacency ahead of their FA Cup first round clash away at Forest Green.
Vale are 28 places above Forest Green in the league ladder, but the pair believe the Valiants must not underestimate their non league opponents if they’re to progress to the next round.
Stoke City manager Tony Pulis believes in-form striker Steven Fletcher and his Sunderland team-mates will provide the Potters with a stern test.
The former Wolves striker has notched five goals in as many games this season – but Pulis warned his players that Martin O’Neill’s side are a threat across the pitch.
When someone says they play in a band, you usually think of an Oasis-esque ensemble with them playing a guitar or hitting the drums. But Staffordshire teenage folk star Robbie Sherratt is a bit different.
The talented teenager plays the violin and has been with popular folk band Bearfoot since he was just 13. The group are known for putting a fun and comedic twist on well-renowned songs.