Cinderella rode into Hanley in a beautiful horse-drawn carriage as the Christmas panto season kicked off in style.
The traditional annual show enjoyed its opening night in front of packed The Regent Theatre audience, and will be on until January 5.
Opposition party leaders have branded Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s bid to spend £40 million relocating its headquarters as a “waste of money”.
And they claim council leaders have “engineered” the move while unveiling a £21 million budget cut plan.
A burglar who broke into a hairdressers in Hanley left police with a cut-and-dried case – by leaving blood at the scene.
Gareth Foxall, 34, was jailed for eight months after blood found on the hair and beauty salon’s floor was matched to his DNA
A woman from Hanley has been jailed after attacking her neighbour – with a tea towel.
Nicola Clewes, 34, of Linfield Road, was sentenced to 32 months after pleading guilty to affray and theft against her 56-year-old victim.
A Leek man has been sentenced to a community order and tagged after a racially aggravated robbery of a Hanley taxi driver.
Samuel Bradbury, 19, from Winkhill, used racial and threatening language towards the driver, Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard.
Wrestler Chris Jericho swapped muscle for music as his band Fozzy performed to a sell-crowd at The Undergrond in Hanley.
The band, who are currently touring the UK, have just released their fifth studio album Sin and Bones.
Heavy rain failed to stop thousands of people turning up to see Stoke City manager Tony Pulis push the button on this year’s Christmas lights in Hanley.
The crowd had umbrellas at the ready as Signal 1’s Perry and Louise hosted the show, kicking off with local rockers Six Towns.
Police have condemned an “appalling incident” involving teenagers at the Hanley Christmas Lights switch-on.
Officers were called to Hanley bus station amid reports gangs of youths were causing a disturbance.
An evening of fashion, beauty and bubbly in Stoke-on-Trent helped to raise more than £3,000 for charity.
Fashion fans looked on as models strutted their high heels on a catwalk in Hanley, all in aid of the Breath of Life charity.
Frustrated shop staff at Hanley bus station say they are being forced out of their jobs this Christmas after 45 years in business.
D&K Wilkinson Newsagents, which opened at the bus station in 1967, is due to close on December 24 when the lease runs out.