Stoke-on-Trent gets its own version of The Stirrer, only with graphic design values and (currently) without an RSS feed. It’s run by Matt Taylor, a journalism graduate from Staffordshire University and a Hanley (i.e.: Stoke city-centre) publican.

The first few stories feature an excellently-made new video documentary about the human costs of the forced clearance of one of the strongest communities in Stoke-on-Trent, Middleport. Having been the Secretary of a Middleport community group, on the committee of Middleport’s Burslem Port project, and the author of a research paper to support community activists, I can vouch that what’s been said here is 100% correct…