Council cash boost helps fix theatre’s leaky roof

A city centre theatre has been able to fix its leaky roof thanks to a £38,000 cash boost from the council. The Mitchell Arts Centre received £38,178 from Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s Community Investment Fund to part-fund repairs to part of the roof that had fallen into disrepair, causing water to

More

Work to begin on city centre leisure and residential development

Work on a city centre development is set to begin after contracts for infrastructure and enabling works were approved. The Etruscan Square project, in Hanley, will see the former East/West precinct transformed into a new neighbourhood and leisure destination. Plans include new homes, restaurants, leisure facilities, a hotel and also

More

Reminder to be aware of food allergy risks

Businesses have been reminded of the importance of clear allergen and ingredient information over the festive period. Food businesses must provide an ingredients list highlighting any of 14 allergens for prepacked food. But in a pub, restaurant or takeaway, the information may be provided verbally or in the form of

More

Finance worries and anxiety top charity’s poll of issues

Feeling anxious and worrying about finances came out top in a charity’s survey about issues people are experiencing in the run up to Christmas. Uttoxeter-based Your Emotion Support Service (YESS) is now planning to make more help and information available to people suffering with these issues this festive season. Development

More

Marston’s scores sales boost

A brewery is looking forward to a bumper season as punters flock back to its pubs.  Football fans have boosted drinks sales at Marston’s pubs by 50 per cent and general sales by 30 per cent on England match days in the World Cup, compared to the same time last

More

Plea to help treat young carers at Christmas

Donations are urgently being sought to help bring extra cheer to young carers this Christmas.  North Staffs Carers Association is looking for support to provide its young carers with a selection box.  The organisation, based in Fenton, supports unpaid carers in North Staffordshire, including many young people who help parents

More

Help offers come in for Wade Ceramics staff

Support has been launched for those affected by pottery firm Wade Ceramics collapsing into administration.  Around 130 people are believed to have lost their jobs following the shock announcement.  The 155-year-old business, in Stoke-on-Trent, is said to have been hit by the loss of a major customer as well as

More