The RSPCA received more than 900 calls about animal cruelty last winter in the West Midlands and has claimed that the last Christmas Day was its busiest in five years.
The RSPCA’s 24-hour emergency hotline received 55,821 calls across the UK in December last year – almost 1,000 from Staffordshire alone.
December 11 was the busiest day with 2,640 calls answered.
Burslem Rotarians have been travelling around shopping hubs of Stoke-On-Trent, fundraising for charity and spreading a little Christmas joy to busy shoppers.
Santa and his musical sleigh have been parked outside the Potteries Centre and Mothercare in Festival Park, playing classic Christmas tunes and handing out sweets to children.
Bah Humbug! We love Christmas as much as the next person, but it must be acknowledged that maybe the festive season isn’t “the most wonderful time of the year” as Andy Williams wholeheartedly tells us every year.
We’re now in the thick of the festive December month and most of us are already munching into our advent calendars for the Christmas countdown.
With the Christmas season in full swing, it’s only right that a trip to the theatre completes your festive period. The Regent Theatre, located in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent’s city centre, promises not-to-miss festive productions this December, with the Nativity and Robin Hood headlining the end of 2018.
With only 18 days to go we hit the streets of Stoke-on-Trent to find out what the British public really think of the festive season.
Carters Green Farm in Weston, Crewe has been decorated with thousands of twinkling lights and decorations for the sixth year, by Graham Witter and his family.
Thirteen years ago, Staffordshire couple Paul and Sandra Edden took a leap of faith, ditching their “well paid” jobs to care for elderly, isolated people across the UK. It’s been some journey, as Staffslive’s Jamie Moore reports.
Big-hearted students at The Cooperative Academy of Stoke-on-Trent hosted a Christmas lunch for more than 100 guests in a bid to tackle loneliness among the elderly at Christmas time.
According to Age UK, more than two million people in England over the age of 75 live alone, many experiencing extreme isolation and chronic loneliness.