The Olympic Torch Relay leaves Stoke-on-Trent

The Olympic Torch Relay has left Stoke-on-Trent this morning and headed off to Crewe and then on to Bolton for its next overnight stop.

Stoke City Manager Tony Pulis got todays relay started at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery and ran the first part of the relay. Continue reading

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

Stoke-on-Trent Olympic Torch Relay finale

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

Olympic Torch arrives in Stoke-on-Trent

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 Olympic Torch route 30 May

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

Road closures for Stoke-on-Trent Olympic Torch Relay

To facilitate the safe hosting of the Olympic Torch Relay and Evening Celebration on 30 May a number of roads forming and around the route in to Hanley Park in Shelton are to be closed.

The enforcement are for 3 days beginning on Monday 28 May and will remain in place until after the Olympic Torch Relay event in Stoke-on-Trent has been completed.

On the morning of Thursday 31 May a number of roads in and around Hanley and along the Olympic Torch Route towards Burslem and out of the city will be closed. Continue reading

Residents urged to claim their free tickets for Stoke-on-Trent Olympic celebration

Only 2,000 tickets remain for the Olympic Torch Relay Evening Celebration in Hanley Park on Wednesday May 30 in what is set to be the city’s biggest ever stage show.

Last month 6,000 tickets went up for grabs for the city’s Olympic Torch Relay Evening Celebration, now only 2,000 tickets remain available and residents are being urged to act fast to avoid disappointment. Continue reading

Your chance to shine? Olympic Torch volunteers wanted

Staffordshire County Council is calling on residents who want to take advantage of a unique opportunity to be a volunteer when the Olympic Torch Relay arrives in Staffordshire in May and June.

Volunteering roles for the Olympic Torch relay around Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent include Continue reading