Stoke-on-Trent Olympic Torch Relay Live Blog

We’ve linked up with My Tunstall and Knot FM to create an Olympic Torch Relay live blog so even if you can’t make it to Hanley Park for the event you should be able to keep up to date with what people are tweeting and saying on-line.

The live blog will run while the Olympic Torch is in Stoke-on-Trent on Wednesday night & Thursday morning. Continue reading

Princess Royal to open new YMCA Youth Campus in Stoke-on-Trent

35 years after her father, the Duke of Edinburgh, opened the YMCA’s Edinburgh tower on Harding Road, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent the Princess Royal will will officially open North Staffordshire’s new YMCA campus on Friday.

The £9.5 million campus provides first class learning and sports facilities along with new independent living apartments for young people who are ready to move on from the YMCA hostel accommodation. Continue reading

From YMCA to FM to make voices heard

A new online community radio station, run voluntarily by young people from North Staffs YMCA, has been launched in Hanley.

Knot FM began broadcasting on March 4 this year, as part of the YMCA’s One Big Sunday, and is based at Edinburgh House, Harding Road.

The radio station is run predominantly by people living at North Staffs YMCA, whose responsibilities range from presenting radio programmes, to sound editing and organisational roles. Continue reading