A senior Stoke-on-Trent City Councillor has told StaffsLive he is concerned that the way police record crimes may be hampering efforts to deal with child sexual exploitation
The Sugarmill in Hanley has been nominated by music magazine NME to become for Britain’s best small venue.
Staffordshire residents are being urged to be extra vigilant in the run up to Bonfire Night as firefighters stage a nationwide four-day walk out in protest at the government’s pension reform policies.
The strike will take place from 6pm on Friday October 31 to 6pm Tuesday November 4 – the longest walkout so far in the dispute.
Irish folk brothers Alfie and Harry Hudson Taylor performed an acoustic one off gig at Keele University.
The Dublin duo were called back to the university as part of the Coffee House Tour competition, which involved students voting for the pop/folk pair they most want back to perform.
Mark Hughes believes his Stoke City side can cause Southampton problems as the two clubs face off twice in the space of five days.
The Potters face third place Southampton at St Mary’s in the Premier League on Saturday, before Wednesday’s League Cup game at the Britannia.
Hundreds of Burslem residents staged a vigil for Marta Galikowska and her two daughters – exactly a week after they were found stabbed to death in their home.
The vigil was organised by Patrick Amphlett, 24, and Jonathan Collins, 18, and took place outside the house on Sherwin Road, Stanfields, where the young mum and girls were found.
A singer-songwriter signed to Sony Records has praised the audience at Keele University following her latest performance on tour in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Editor of The Sentinel in Stoke-on-Trent Richard Bowyer is leaving the newspaper in a shock departure.
The decision to stand down was announced by Mr Bowyer in a statement after just 15 months at the helm of the Local World outlet.
By Charlotte Jones and Becci Heyes
A woman and her two daughters found dead in a Stoke-on-Trent house were named locally today by a devastated friend.
Marta Galikowska and her daughters Maja, aged five, and Olga, two, were found dead in a house on Sherwin Road, Stanfields, Burslem.
By Becci Heyes and Charlotte Jones
Shocked neighbours said today a mum and two children found dead in a Stoke-on-Trent house were a Polish family.
The woman and young children, who have not been named, were found in a house on Sherwin Road, Burslem, after neighbours heard screams.