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A couple from Stoke on Trent have fostered 3 teenagers and urge more people to come forward due to the shortage of local foster carers

Gina & Michael began their fostering journey 3 years ago, after speaking about fostering for a while they eventually knew the time was right. Gina said, “My daughter is a Social Worker for the Local Authority and was coming home every evening with stories about the lack of placements available for children in the area.

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Stride into Style: Skechers opens May 3rd at Affinity Staffordshire

Attention all fashion-forward folks and comfort seekers alike! Brace yourselves for some exciting news that’s sure to put a spring in your step: Skechers, the iconic footwear brand loved by millions worldwide, is coming to Affinity Staffordshire. Nestled amidst the vibrant shopping scene of Staffordshire, the arrival of Skechers brings with it a promise of

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Smithfield Works Shortlisted for ‘Regeneration Project of the Year’ at Insider West Midlands Property Awards

Smithfield Works, located within the heart of Stoke-on-Trent’s transformative Smithfield development, has been shortlisted for the prestigious ‘Regeneration Project of the Year’ trophy/accolade at the Insider West Midlands Property Awards. Finalist status recognises the significant impact the £200m mixed-use project has made on the local economy and community. Since its opening in 2022, Smithfield Works

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Christmas shopping with Dougie Mac

With the festive season fast approaching, Dougie Mac is reminding supporters to browse its Christmas gifts and cards, which are now available online at www.dougiemac.org.uk/shop Featuring a selection of Christmas cards; Dougie Mac branded gifts; gift vouchers and experience days, there are gifts for all ages, with prices from as little £1.50. Dougie Mac’s selection

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Well Shiver Mi Timbers – It’s a Pirate Themed Summer at Affinity!

From July 24, until September 6, 2023 Affinity will be transformed into The Pirate Cove, complete with a huge sandpit, pirates, and exciting games all for free to help parents ensure their mini pirates have a fun filled summer holidays in Talke. What’s more, the summer season of fun is home to two competitions, giving

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Staffordshire’s born Artist Charmaine Chaudry meets Staffordshire Living

On Friday Staffordshire Living’s Chrissie Woodward went along to meet up and coming artist Charmaine Chaudry. Charmaine is an emerging freelance portrait, landscape, and abstract artist, selling original canvas art and prints.  If the surname rings a bell it is probably because she is the youngest daughter of Mo Chaudry, famous for being the Staffordshire

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The Friends of Staffordshire & West Midlands (North Sector) Army Cadet Force Trust Annual Regimental Dinner 25th March

The ‘Friends’ Regimental Dinner was a great success, raising £7,790 that will be used to remove barriers to engagement and progression within our local Army Cadet Force (ACF). The evening started with a Pre-Dinner Drinks reception sponsored by Ansons solicitors. This provided an opportunity for guests to network and chat with friends over a glass

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THE WORLD’S FINEST HERITAGE ART POTTERY, MOORCROFT & CHANNEL 4’s THE GREAT POTTERY THROWDOWN

The Great Pottery Throw Down. Pictured: Rich, Keith & Siobhan with Moorcroft designer, Emma Bossons FRSA and Moorcroft tubeline artist, Gill Johnson. The Great Pottery Throw Down 2023 on Channel 4 will host the country’s famous art pottery, Moorcroft, on Sunday 5th March, Episode 9. Series 6 commenced with 12 new home potters with Siobhán

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