Author Charlotte Yorke

Community Poverty in Stoke

Foodbank usage in Stoke-on-Trent has increased by 46% since Universal Credit was introduced.

Ruth Smeeth, MP for Stoke-on-Trent North and Kidsgrove, cited the statistics which she says show the Government’s new Universal Credit system has led to a sharp rise in the demand at foodbanks in the city.


Toad in the hole! The Wind In The Willows is this year’s hotly anticipated Christmas show at The New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme, and it does not disappoint, Charlotte Yorke reviews.

News Staffordshire Police

Staffordshire Police have named the man who died in a crash near Rugeley as Tom Williams, aged 30, from the Penkridge area.

The road traffic collision happened on Saturday (November 3) at around 11.30pm on Penkridge Bank Road.

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