After what felt like the longest winter ever, Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire is finally basking in a summer heatwave. Today will be the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures in the city forecast to reach 25C. But how long will the glorious weather last?
For the most part police officers across the area uphold the letter of the law - but those who don't face the consequences They are the men and women who are supposed to uphold the law - to the letter as AC-12 boss Superintendent Ted Hastings would say. But sadly, while Line of Duty is fictional, there have been plenty of crooked coppers who ended up in jail.
The group meets weekly in Hanley A new support group for people struggling with drug addiction has been set up in Stoke-on-Trent. Cocaine Anonymous (CA) has started holding meetings in the Potteries for the first time. Like Alcoholics Anonymous, the organisation – or ‘fellowship’ – runs a 12-step programme, offering a route to recovery for those addicted to cocaine or any mind-altering substance.
The group has been active since 2016 and hopes to change the world ‘one bag at a time’ A community group has been leading efforts to clean up the city by conducting regular litter picks. Alison Evans-Hall runs the Sneyd Green group, which wants to create as much social stigma around littering as there currently is around smoking.
The New Penny, in Fenton, reopened after the first lockdown A Stoke-on-Trent pub has closed its doors. The New Penny, in Fenton, has remained closed despite pubs being allowed to reopen since April. The Goldenhill Road boozer had brought in new management in August last year after a 38-year-old man was stabbed at the venue in July.
A further 7,738 positive tests were recorded in the UK today, the largest total on a Saturday since February 20 Stoke-on-Trent's top health boss has issued a 'severe covid alert' after cases jumped by 36 in one day. Dr Paul Edmondson-Jones is calling for people in the city to get tested and jabbed after the latest Public Health England figures were released this evening.
Fish salesman Charles Colclough slashed his love rival with 'wonderful ferocity' Charles Colclough survived the Great War, but was sentenced to death a year after he was de-mobbed. We look back at the love triangle between a fish seller, an ex-Grenadier Guard, and his estranged wife – which led to murder
Stoke-on-Trent is set to enjoy the hottest day of the year so far this weekend. The weather is expected to be dry and sunny for the next few days, with temperatures expected to reach a sweltering 25C in the city on Sunday afternoon - just as England's football team take on Croatia in the Euros.
Staffordshire Police are investigating the "malicious" letter Police are investigating after a letter was pushed through residents' doors wrongly claiming their neighbour is a 'paedophile'. The letter has been circulated around the Saddlers Park estate, in Burslem, this week reports StokeonTrentLive. The letter pushed through people's doors states: "Read paedophile alert."
Stoke-on-Trent City Council has offered its 'deepest sympathies' to the family of Zainab Hashim and Tafaoul Abdulkarim A coroner has criticised a council after a mother and daughter lost their lives in a flat fire. District coroner Emma Serrano has found Stoke-on-Trent City Council failed to adequately communicate its 'stay put' fire procedure to residents living in the Ringland Close flats complex, in Northwood.
Stoke-on-Trent parenting writer Jade Burt gives a candid account of raising a young family in the pandemic Four days before the arrival of my second son, the UK went into full lockdown. New buzzwords like quarantine, pandemic, self-isolation and social distancing were splattered about the news and social media, the sense in the air was of panic and confusion.
Hundreds of footballers across Staffordshire take to the field every weekend The tackles can certainly be felt, the celebrations are lung-busting, and some players turn up with a hangover so heavy it's a wonder they can lace their boots. That's the world of Sunday league football which attracts scores of men every year.
There are lots of different ways to volunteer for Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank has revealed more people than ever before have needed to access its services due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In December 2020 alone, the foodbank fed 1,552 people - with more than 40 per cent of that number being children.
This weekend is meant to be a sunny one across Stoke-on-Trent Royal Stoke bosses have issued a plea for families to wear suncream as temperatures look set to hit 25c this weekend across North Staffordshire. The Met Office has forecast a sunny weekend for Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire with the mercury hitting 25c in the city and Stafford with 24c in the Staffordshire Moorlands.
Staffordshire Police have raised the alarm Parents are on high alert after reports of adults 'trying to coax' young people into a van. St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy, in Tunstall, has issued the message after being contacted by Staffordshire Police. It has been reported in the area around .
The fast-food giant has been in the city for five years Deliveroo has revealed the most popular takeaway dish in Stoke-on-Trent. The giant's distinctive green bikes have been pedalling around Stoke-on-Trent delivering to hungry punters for over five years now. And it has now revealed the top five orders that are placed across the city.
The first six months of 2021 has caused a lot of rage across the county We're now over six months into 2021 and families across Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire have found themselves riled up about everything from parking fines to council issues. Like any good local news outlet, we've been inundated with angry people contacting us to vent their frustrations with everything from false theft accusations to an overgrown hedge and an annoying humming noise.