About Daniel Cross

Daniel is 21 and from London/ studying Journalism at Staffordshire University Interested in sport and news with a casual interest in politics.

Beat the recession by being creative

Amid the difficulties of recession-hit Stoke-on-Trent, there are still numerous opportunities for budding entrepreneurs to start a successful business.

Schemes set-up by Midland Heart, and more prominently BizFizz before that, give local people with talent and ideas, any advice and support they need to create their own business.

Midland Heart is one of the UK’s leading housing associations and their Enterprise and Partnerships Co-ordinator, Carolyn Powell, said it had created numerous opportunities. Continue reading

Penkhull residents campaign to set up their own council

Penkhull’s campaign to set up its own council is still ongoing as the resident’s committee’s long running work continues.

The Penkhull Residents’ Association (PRA) has campaigned for years to elect a structured council, which they believe would give the village a more appropriate representation. Continue reading

Brewers dismiss proposed minimum price plans

Brewers in Staffordshire do not expect to be affected by Government plans to introduce a minimum alcohol price.

Titanic Brewery, which is based in Burslem and owns six pubs in the area, suggest that the price changes will only affect the cheapest alcohol.
David Bott, 53, who runs the brewery with his younger brother Keith, doesn’t expect the Government plans — to introduce a minimum of 40p per unit — to affect his business. Continue reading