Stoke on Trent

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 22.03.2016 | 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...

Vandals Decapitate Primary School's Beloved Ducks & Make Off With Their Heads

Caters News | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Vandals who decapitated a school’s pair of pet ducks and kept the their heads as gruesome mementoes have left a class of four-year-old children dist...

Pictures Of The Day: 24th April 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

Amir Khan Attends Funeral Of Brothers Killed On Christmas Day

PA | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK

Boxer Amir Khan was among thousands of mourners at the funeral of two young brothers who died in a Christmas Day crash on the M6. Adnan Habib, 10, ...

Trio Killed In Christmas Day M6 Crash Named

PA | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK

Two young brothers killed in a motorway crash on Christmas Day were today named by police. Adnan Habib, 10, and Mohammed Arsalaan Habib, four, died...

Student Leaves Mother Distraught With 'Suicide Note' School Asked Him To Write

Caters News | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Wesley Walker and his mother Vicky A mother feared she had been handed a suicide note after being handed a "goodbye" letter her son had been asked...

Six Arrested Over Fatal Stabbing

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK

Six people have been arrested by police investigating the murder of a man stabbed in a street attack. The 29-year-old victim died in hospital after...

Chris Wimpress

Tristram Hunt: 'Lords Reform's A Bit Like Vietnam' | Chris Wimpress | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Politics

It's fair to say Tristram Hunt has had a slightly lower profile in the past six months than in the previous period of this Parliament. We got used to...

London Council Accused Of 'Social Cleansing'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK Politics

A London council has been accused of 'social cleansing' after it asked a housing association in Stoke-on-Trent to take in 500 families it could 'not a...

Children Taken From Addict Parents 'Suffered Decade Of Abuse By Doctors'

PA | Posted 19.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Three adopted children "rescued" from their drug addicted parents went on to suffer a decade of systematic abuse and neglect at t...