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Port Vale v MK Dons LIVE: Three changes for Vale

Good afternoon and welcome from Vale Park where the Valiants entertain MK Dons. Vale boss Michael Brown has described this game as the first of nine cup finals as his side try to get out of relegation trouble. Vale kick off two points adrift of safety bu

18 min. ago in Regional West
 

Son's anguish after 'watching' 97-year-old mum die 33 days after being robbed at Trentham home

Grieving Michael Bird has told how he 'watched his mum die' after the 97-year-old passed away just 33 days after being robbed in her own home. Former Michelin office worker Elsie Bird was an avid Sentinel reader and Stoke City fan who was expected to liv

today, 06:40 in Regional West
 

Woman overdosed on heroin before being found dead in Hanley alleyway

Drug user Victoria Williams was caught on CCTV allegedly begging in the city centre just hours before her body was discovered in an alleyway. Stunned restaurant workers found the 40-year-old mum off Gitana Street in a discovery which sparked a major poli

today, 06:40 in Regional West
 

Revealed: B&M to open second Congleton store

Discount retailer B&M is opening its second store in a town. Sixty jobs will be created with the opening of the new store at Congleton Retail Park. Staff including sales assistants, floor managers and cleaners are currently being recruited for the...

today, 06:40 in Regional West
 

Stoke City concerns over Xherdan Shaqiri could end with sale

Stoke City could reluctantly listen to offers for Xherdan Shaqiri at the end of the season following his stop-start second campaign with the club. The 25 year-old winger is approaching a crossroads in his career after struggling to live up to his early p

today, 06:40 in Regional West
 

Ireland 0, Wales 0: Glenn Whelan caught in the face by Aaron Ramsey's stray boot

Glenn Whelan was left with a nasty cut above his eye after being caught by Aaron Ramsey's stray boot during tonight's battle of the Celtic cousins in Dublin. Ramsey, no stranger to controversy where Stoke are concerned, raised his boot to try and control

today, 06:40 in Regional West
 

Man, 30, jailed after robbing Asda worker in car park at Burslem store

Rough sleeper Christopher Barber robbed a shop worker as he walked to his taxi. The 30-year-old used a knife to prise open the doors at Asda, in Burslem, at 11pm after the shop had closed. He went inside, picked up a basket and began filling it with item

today, 06:40 in Regional West
 

Keele University graduate turned to heroin after brain injury ruined career

Gifted mathematician Dayton Hodgkiss turned to using heroin after a brain injury dashed his hopes of a teaching career. An inquest heard yesterday how the 34-year-old died in a Blurton flat from an overdose of the class A drug. His mother Angela Quinn de

today, 06:40 in Regional West
 

Shoppers left stranded after another city post office closes in Stoke-on-Trent

Shoppers have been left stranded after the closure of yet another city post office. The Nik-Naks combined post office and convenience store at unit five in Dawlish Drive, Bentilee, will be closing on Monday. The shop will be located in unit one of the sa

today, 06:40 in Regional West
 

VIDEO: Big Night Out party pictures in Newcastle-under-Lyme

Were you or anyone you know in Newcastle town centre last night? Our photographer was out and about taking pictures of people having a good time. We snapped pictures of people having a great time in the Ironmarket and elsewhere - so have a look at our vi

today, 06:40 in Regional West
 

Shop assistant tells of horror after armed robber pulled out knife at Shelton off-licence

'Scared' shop assistant Alekhya Bolen has told how she was threatened by a knife-wielding robber at a city off-licence. The 24-year-old was stacking the shelves at Minton News, in Shelton, when a customer picked up a bottle of juice from a fridge. The ma

today, 06:40 in Regional West
 

Marathon delays for motorists after M6 shut for bridge repairs

Motorists endured marathon delays after the M6 was shut for hours today. The motorway was closed between the Junction 15 Stoke-on-Trent exit at Hanchurch and Junction 14 at Creswell, near Stafford, after Highways England noticed defects on a bridge. The

yesterday, 21:03 in Regional West
 

Win a pair of Stoke City season tickets for the Potters' 2017/18 Premier League campaign

When Stoke City won promotion to the Premier League in 2008, not many of their fans would have dared to dream that the Potters would still be a top-flight club a decade later. They certainly could never have imaged paying the same price for their season

yesterday, 19:58 in Regional West
 

Fire on Park Road near Brough Park in Leek

Firefighters are attending a fire which is sending a column of smoke over a town this evening. Fire crews from Leek and Longton are tackling the blaze, which involves a shed, on Park Road in Leek. A Sentinel reader sent us this photograph of the ongoing

yesterday, 18:41 in Regional West
 

Gym manager, 41, jailed for 18 years after 16-day crime spree

'Career criminal' Jason O'Connor has been jailed for 18 years after committing a string of robberies and burglaries. The 41-year-old pulled rings off the fingers of one 97-year-old victim and yanked a necklace from around her neck after entering her Tren

yesterday, 17:43 in Regional West
 


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