Burslem is one of six towns in Stoke-on-Trent and is home to Port Vale Football Club as well as various bars and restaurants. Various art exhibitions and festivals take place at the Burslem School of Art in the town which is also known as the Mother Town.

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Season’s Greetings Review

An extended family combined with Christmas chaos, creates comedy gold in Season's Greetings at the New Vic theatre thanks to genius Alan Ayckbourn. As Christmas Eve gets underway finishing touches to the decorations at Neville (Matt Addis)…
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Recognition for Hanley and Burslem parks in international award scheme

Hanley Park has once again been awarded the prestigious Green Flag. The 125-year-old venue, which has undergone a multi-million-pound restoration over the last few years, has been recognised nationally as a quality green public space by the…
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National heritage body spends detailed two-day tour of city

A major national organisation that champions England’s heritage has completed a two-day visit to sites across Stoke-on-Trent. Historic England commissioners and its executive board explored existing historical projects and future opportunities…
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Free holiday activities and food for children most in need this Christmas

School pupils across Stoke-on-Trent will receive free hot meals and access to a range of activities over the Christmas holidays. Children across the city will benefit from a range of fun and educational activities and food thanks to a unique…
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Burslem Port Trust appeal for help in identifying range of biodiversity on former Burslem Branch Canal Site

Burslem Port Trust are appealing to wildlife, nature and ecology enthusiasts and/or experts in the local area to help them identify, measure and catalogue the range of biodiversity within the disused Burslem Branch Canal site. Members of…
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Volunteers sought for Community Art workshops in Burslem

Volunteers are being sought for a new exciting project to work alongside visual and performance artists from Stoke-on-Trent. The Burslem Port Trust are inviting local residents of Burslem and Middleport to volunteer with a team of visual…
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End of an Era as Gavin Yorke Leaves Port Vale

Gavin Yorke, better known to generations of Port Vale supporters as ‘Boomer’, has made the difficult decision to call it a day in his role as the popular club mascot.  Gav, who has taken on the role of Boomer for almost two decades,…
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Port Vale Foundation suspend some sessions

STATEMENT FROM PORT VALE FOUNDATION - Re: Covid-19 Due to the latest developments and advice from the EFL and the EFL Trust as of 5pm on 18th March 2020 the Port Vale Foundation Trust will be suspending all our out of school sessions indefinitely. First…
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Huge Support for Helping Angels

Charity Helping Angels have been presented with a cheque for more than £2,000 from a local businessman. Independent Travel agent John Lehnert trekked to the lost city of Teyuna, in Colombia in October 2019 to raise money for the Burslem charity. The…
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Stoke-on-Trent parks receive prestigious award

Three Stoke-on-Trent parks have been recognised for their beauty in a national competition. Burslem Park, Longton Park and Park Hall Country Park are among 1,970 UK parks and green spaces – and 131 in 13 other countries around the world –…
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Tourism Honour for Iconic Poppies Sculpture at Middleport Pottery

Civic leaders have been presented with one of the county’s highest tourism awards in recognition of the stunning success of an iconic ceramic poppies sculpture. More than 122,000 people visited Poppies: Weeping Window at Middleport Pottery…