Last week I had the great pleasure in working with a group of exchange students from the Czech town of Bustehrad. I met with them at the YMCA in Hanley where we broadcast an hour long radio show which was listened to by their school friends back home.
Not many people will have heard of Bustehrad, if I were to say that is the town just north of Lidice then I guess a few more people will know about the area and the strong historical links between Lidice and Stoke-on-Trent. (Sir) Barnet Stross a Doctor who practiced in Shelton led the campaign to rebuild Lidice after hearing about the town being destroyed under direct orders from Hitler.
At 10pm this evening a network of beacons will be lit across the UK to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. The beacons in the UK will form part of over 4000 that are being lit around the Commonwealth.
Around the UK it seems that almost every county and city will be lighting at least one beacon this evening. Continue reading →
A spectacular aerial acrobatics show is set to close the Olympic Torch Relay celebration event in Hanley Park tomorrow.
A capacity crowd of 13,000 people are expected to watch the evening celebration hosted by Geraint Hardy. The event will see a host of guests and stars being interviewed by Geraint as well as Welsh indie rock band Kids In Glass Houses performing. Continue reading →
An Olympic Torch arrived in Stoke-on-Trent this morning ahead of the Olympic Torch Relay which arrives on Wednesday evening.
The Olympic Torch arrived with members of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games who are now working with Stoke-on-Trent City Council in the final preparations for Wednesday afternoon’s spectacular Olympic Torch Relay celebrations in Hanley Park. Continue reading →
Stoke-on-Trent City Council have just announced that a further 1000 tickets for the Olympic Torch Relay celebrations in Hanley Park have been released. The total number of tickets for the event is now 13,000.
The extra tickets are available for collection only at the following venues. Continue reading →
At the annual council meeting yesterday, Stoke-on-Trent City Council agreed to make Councillor Terry Crowe Stoke-on-Trent’s first citizen by giving him the office of Lord Mayor.
This is 66 year old Terry’s third spell on the City Council since his election in 1978 when he stayed in office for 22 years until 2000. Terry was re-elected in 2002 and again in 2011. During his terms of office as a councillor Terry has has held the positions of Vice-Chair of Education, Chair of Waste, Human Resources Committee and Children and Young People`s Overview and Scrutiny. He is also an honorary Alderman on Staffordshire County Council. Continue reading →
The Olympic Torch leaves Stoke-on-Trent on 31 May.
If you want to catch a final glimpse of the torch then we have created a map of the Olympic Torch Relay route for the torch as it leaves Stoke-on-Trent, you can use our interactive map below to get rough timings and locations. Continue reading →
The Olympic Torch arrives in Stoke-on-Trent on for an evening of celebration and an overnight stop. Having travelled by road from Stafford the Olympic Torch will arrive at the junction of Stoke Road and Station Road where it will be carried by Torchbearers in to Hanley Park for the evening celebration. Continue reading →