Among the memorable performances in London 2012 were those on the water, with canoeing and rowing scooping 13 medals
Now the spin-off from that success is filtering down to clubs across the country – including Stoke-on-Trent. StaffsLive’s Tom Keating finds out more.
Staffordshire boxing champion Jonjo Finnegan’s career ended just nine months ago after a near-fatal accident in the ring.
Now the Burton-based fighter, who was British Masters super-middleweight champion, tells his story to StaffsLive
Staffordshire Police and Crime commissioner Matthew Ellis has highlighted changes in the county’s police force as part of his pledge to make it the best in the country by 2016.
Speaking at Staffordshire Police’s first “oath swearing” ceremony in three years, he told StaffsLive: “The plan to do that, which I will be launching in June, is being seen nationally as the most comprehensive and ambitious in the country.
Hundreds of mourners turned out for the funeral of former Stoke City player Paul Ware.
Fans and former players, including Terry Conroy, Dennis Smith and Tony Pulis, arrived at St Mary’s Church in Sandbach to pay their last respects.
The 42-year old’s life was celebrated through music and tributes after lost his battle against brain cancer earlier this month.
Despite the cool weather, cricket is back.
It’s an Ashes summer, so the headline writers will be busy over the next couple of months.
Nowadays cricketers at all levels have the advantage of being able to play through the winter, because of the rising popularity of indoor cricket.
People in crisis are being turned away from Stoke-on-Trent foodbanks after demand doubled.
Staff at foodbanks in Hanley and Stoke have had to restrict donations to pensioners and those with children under 16.
Talke mum Tracey Wainwright suffers Multiple Sclerosis.
The 49-year-old is one of 100,000 across the UK with the unpredictable condition – and it’s left her wheelchair-bound.
Now, during MS Awareness Week, she tells her story to StaffsLive reporter Heidi Booth about coping with this terrible illness.
Stoke Ladies FC won a historic treble yesterday beating Leafield Athletic 8-4 in a high scoring rout to win the Midlands Combination League Cup.
Stoke had already clinched the league title with a dramatic last minute penalty against the same opposition with three games to spare, allowing them to concentrate on cup competitions. They also won the Staffs FA Challenge Cup beating Norton Town FC in the final.
Residents have been sharing their memories of life in Longton.
A stall in the local market gave people the chance to record their thoughts on life in years gone by.
Young footballers at professional clubs across Staffordshire will be sweating on their futures in the coming weeks.
Although first team players at Stoke City, Port Vale and Burton Albion will be waiting to see who comes and goes during the close season, youth teamers are also keeping their fingers crossed for the future.