Author Luke Fry

Hanley Stoke City's Charlie Adam

Stoke City footballer Charlie Adam was at his team’s club shop in Hanley to launch a range of mugs produced by the city’s enterprising youngsters.

The Design-a-Product competition run by Stoke City’s Community Trust challenged school and college students to design mugs and pitch their products to club officials and retailers.

Football Port Vale

Port Vale’s Northern Ireland defender Ryan McGivern is gunning for France 2016 after his international team-mates clinched their qualification for the European Championships.

McGivern, capped 23 times for Northern Ireland, played in the first two fixtures of the Euro 2016 campaign – a win over Greece and a defeat to Romania.