Biggest ever illegal tobacco seizure for Stoke-on-Trent

A total of £80,000 worth of illegal tobacco has been seized from shops in Longton, Stoke and Tunstall in a joint operation. 
The operation was conducted by Staffordshire Police, Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s trading standards team and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and Immigration.


Five ways you can help out local animal charities this winter

Many of us would love to help dogs and cats living at local shelters this winter, but let’s face it – everyone is very busy at this time of year. There often aren’t enough hours in the day to accomplish our own tasks, let alone volunteer, and money can also tight around Christmas time.


Longton’s Mikey Allen says Scunthorpe clash is crucial

Longton Rugby Club blindside flanker Mikey Allen has stressed the importance of this weekend’s match against Scunthorpe.

The team haven’t won since 13 January and are looking to end their three-match winless streak at home on Saturday.