Stoke on Trent

Linda Robson Issues Apology After 'Loose Women' Comments Lead To Ofcom Complaint

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

Linda Robson has apologised to the town of Stoke-on-Trent, after a comment she made on ‘Loose Women’ wound up sparking a complaint to Ofcom. Earli...

Why Stoke Locals Were Right To Call Out The Negative Media Narrative About Their 'Brilliant City'

Giselle Green | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Politics
Giselle Green

She's right. Until we start investigating why some things are working, we're not going to be able to fix the things that aren't.

Jeremy Corbyn Says Why He's Refusing To Quit After Losing Copeland By-Election

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK

Labour leader rules out stepping down after by-election loss in Copeland pic.twitter.com/MLYXZOoSFK— DailySunday Politics (@daily_politics) February...

Commons People Podcast: If You Tolerate This, Then Your NHS Will Be Next

Commons People | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Politics
Commons People

This week's Commons People sees the team wondering if Labour has gone too far with its campaigns on the NHS, after saying "babies will die" if the Tories win in Copeland. Theresa May is facing trouble from her backbenchers over business rates, and is also under scrutiny over what she knew about former Guantanamo Bay detainee who was awarded £1million compensation before becoming a suicide bomber in Iraq. There is the usual amazing quiz - no, seriously - and the crucial In Case You Missed It.

Why The Potteries Could Make Or Break Ukip

Joe Moore | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Politics
Joe Moore

It will be fascinating to see how this by-election plays out, especially in light of a UKIP campaign that seems to be struggling to shake off substantive allegations of its leader and candidate, Paul Nuttall, lying about Hillsborough. It has been a truly dirty campaign of nastiness, desperation and anger on both sides, and as with any by-election the level of turnout will be crucial to the result.

'You Remind Me Of The Nazis My Grandad Fought' Stoke Voter Lets Rip At Ukip

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Politics

A voter in Stoke has left Ukip in no doubt what they think of the anti-EU party by posting a letter in their window.comparing them to Nazis. The resid...

Stoke Candidate Arrested On Suspicion Of Stirring Up Racial Hatred

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK

A pensioner standing as an independent candidate in the Stoke byelection has been arrested on suspicion of stirring up racial hatred. Barbara Fieldin...

Pregnant Women To Get Up To £260 Shopping Vouchers For Giving Up Smoking

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Parents

Pregnant women are being rewarded with up to £260 shopping vouchers if they successfully quit smoking in a pilot scheme. Mums-to-be in Stoke-on-Tren...

Can Ukip Win On A Cold Night In Stoke?

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Politics

When the voters of Stoke Central go to the polls on February 23, they will be doing more than electing a new MP – they will be deciding the fate of ...

Ukip's Paul Nuttall Election Fraud Claims Prompt Police Investigation

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK

Police are investigating allegations of election fraud after Ukip’s Stoke-on-Trent by-election candidate, Paul Nuttall, listed a property he had nev...

'It's Unacceptable For My Labour Colleagues To Block Brexit', Warns MP Leading Stoke By-Election Charge

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Politics

It is “simply unacceptable” for Labour MPs to try to block Brexit in a crucial Commons vote today, one of the masterminds of the party’s Stoke b...

In Stoke, Only Labour Will Reject Politics Of Hate And Truly Fight For Working People

Gareth Snell | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Politics
Gareth Snell

his election is going to be a battle, but I know it's one we can win. Together we can stop the Tories taking Stoke-on-Trent backwards, and reveal Nuttall for the fraud that he is. 23 February is the moment that we reject their politics of hate and give power back to those who will truly fight for working people.

EXCLUSIVE: Tories Choose Trudy Harrison And Jack Brereton As By-Election Candidates

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Politics

The Tories have chosen Trudy Harrison as their candidate for the Copeland by-election in Cumbria while Jack Brereton will contest the Stoke-On-Trent C...

The Waugh Zone January 23, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday, January 23… 1) STEPPING UP, NORTH Theresa May has undoubtedly scored something of a coup in becomi...

Ukip Leader Paul Nuttall Echoes Trump In Blistering Speech Against Labour

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 21.01.2017 | UK

Paul Nuttall will stand for Ukip in the upcoming Stoke by-election, it has been confirmed. The party leader and sitting MEP took part in a hustings al...

NHS Battle Lines in Stoke Central

Stephen Hitchin | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Politics
Stephen Hitchin

I will be campaigning to be selected Labour candidate for Stoke Central to advocate for our NHS in Stoke and that the NHS crisis not be swept under the carpet and inaction continue. Our campaign will deliver a key message that Labour is here to fight, Labour is listening and Labour cares and will take positive action. That is the defining difference.

Labour MP Tristram Quits, Sparking UKIP By-Election Threat

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Politics

Labour MP Tristram Hunt is to quit Parliament and trigger a fresh by-election headache for Jeremy Corbyn. The former Shadow Education Secretary, an ar...

Claws And Clay: Mastering The Art Of Veterinary Science

James Greenwood | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK
James Greenwood

There is no such thing as finding happiness. Happiness is created through doing something you are innately very good at and therefore you love doing it. I have learnt that by allowing both the time and headspace to let your natural talent breathe, doors will open and the opportunities that may follow are endless. Trust me. Try it.

Can The UK's Brexit Capital Be The Next City Of Culture?

Laura Krippner | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK
Laura Krippner

We can get over the bitterness that contributed to the Brexit vote. This city needs to channel it's entrepreneurial spirit and think big. We need our ambitions to be impossibly large. Only then can we take baby steps to be great again and regain our civic pride.

A Southerner's Appreciation for the Staffordshire Oatcake

Dan Hughes | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Hughes

Years back, when I first started seeing my wife (who at the time was my girlfriend) she would tell me about this magical delicacy from her home city; a place that she affectionately referred to as The Potteries.

No, Rolf Harris Probably Doesn't Have Ebola (But He Is In A Stoke Hospital)

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK

Social media was abuzz on Thursday with reports that disgraced singer-songwriter and convicted paedophile Rolf Harris has been admitted to the 'Ebola ...

Students - The General Election's Forgotten Force

Mel Ramsay | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Mel Ramsay

Students should not be written off at this General Election. More needs to be done to encourage active participation but it is encouraging to see they want to engage. We hope more will follow in our footsteps at Staffordshire University and launch their own General Election campaigns, to mobilise their students and encourage them to have their say in May.

Government's Stitch-Up Makes a Mockery of the Entire HS2 Project

Rob Flello | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Politics
Rob Flello

If we are going to go ahead with spending tens of billions on High Speed Two then at the very least we need to be sure that we are getting the best value for money and ensuring that the maximum benefit is felt, both for the economy and for the people in cities such as Stoke-on-Trent. The proposals as they stand fail to meet any of these criteria and this should be to the utter shame of all those involved.

Cups, Campaigns and Marmalade: Emma Bridgewater Shares the Ingredients of Good Business

Francesca Gosling | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Francesca Gosling

Often, when I sit down and try to decide on an opening sentence to an article, or a blog, or even a tweet, I sometimes wish I had just been able to dream up some marvellous idea for a single, best-selling product that would run like clockwork and make me lots of money forever.

Council Spends £10,000 On 'Motivational' Texts To Encourage Obese People

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK

A Council is spending £10,000 on "motivational" text messages to overweight people. Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s scheme sends daily texts to ob...