Opinions

Personally Speaking - cracking down on gang violence

In the last few weeks we have seen stabbings in Meir and Fenton. Thankfully these incidents are relatively rare here and the fact this shocks us is perhaps a good thing for our city. However, it is essential that shocking crimes like this are treated with the seriousness they deserve. 

Personally Speaking - Small Businesses

Business sometimes suffers from a poor reputation. We all see the occasional news story about the poor behaviour of a multinational firm, or a tech giant not paying its fair share of tax.

Personally Speaking - Longton and Fenton Town Centres

Our city has six towns. Six unique centres, with six high streets and suburbs clustered around six distinct locations. To people from the Potteries, this is entirely normal. In fact, we are rightly proud of our city and the communities we are from.