Stoke-on-Trent


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Stoke-on-Trent,

city and unitary authority (1991 pop. 272,446), W central England. Stoke-on-Trent forms the bulk of the area known as the PotteriesPotteries, the,
area, c.9 mi (15 km) long and 3 mi (4.8 km) wide, Staffordshire, W central England, extending northwest-southeast in the upper Trent valley. The area includes Stoke-on-Trent and part of Newcastle-under-Lyme.
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. Situated in a coal field, the city is the center of the Staffordshire pottery-making industry. Tires, brick, tile, and chemicals are manufactured. Coal mining and ironworking, though once important, have died out. The Trent to Mersey Canal (opened 1777), which passes through the district, aided the growth of the pottery industry in the 18th cent. Stoke-on-Trent has several museums and pottery collections, and Josiah Wedgwood, Josiah Spode, and Thomas and Herbert Minton are among the famous potters from the area. North Staffordshire Technical College and the British Ceramic Research Laboratories are there. The writer Arnold BennettBennett, Arnold
(Enoch Arnold Bennett), 1867–1931, English novelist and dramatist. One of the great 20th-century English novelists, Bennett is famous for his realistic novels about the "Five Towns," an imaginary manufacturing district in northern England.
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 was born and is buried in Stoke-on-Trent. The large Atlon Towers amusement park is nearby.

Stoke-on-Trent

 

a city in Great Britain, in Staffordshire, on the Trent River, Population, 258,300 (1974). Stoke-on-Trent is a transportation junction and river port. It is a major center for the production of porcelain, pottery, and ceramics, and the surrounding area has come to be called the Potteries. The city has a scientific research center for the ceramics industry. Industries include coal mining, tire production, machine building, and ferrous metallurgy. There is a university west of the city in Keele.

Stoke-on-Trent

1. a city in central England, in Stoke-on-Trent unitary authority, Staffordshire on the River Trent: a centre of the pottery industry; university (1992). Pop.: 259 252 (2001)
2. a unitary authority in central England, in N Staffordshire. Pop.: 238 000 (2003 est.). Area: 93 sq. km (36 sq. miles)
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Mahmood Hussain, aged 47, of Stoke-on-Trent, was found guilty and sentenced to five years for conspiracy to supply cocaine, with one month concurrent for possession of cannabis.
A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: "We are becoming increasingly concerned for a Stoke-on-Trent teenager who has been missing since Wednesday.
Chief Inspector Rob Taylor, Commander for Stoke-on-Trent South, said: "Six people have been arrested and are being questioned on suspicion of public disorder offences.
The Clean Air Act of 1956 dispelled the smog and today there is a lot more to Stoke-on-Trent than 'pits and pots'--but for those with a deep and lasting interest in what comes out of kilns, then The Potteries remains the place for us.
On Wednesday afternoon, two 35-year-old men, a 23-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman, all from Stoke-on-Trent, were arrested in connection with the death.
All four were taken to the northern area custody facility in Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, for interview, andwere still in custody this morning.
At Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court yesterday all four pleaded guilty to conspiracy to burgle.
Magistrates at Stoke-on-Trent remanded Hammersley-Baker to appear at Stafford Crown Court on April 7.
This tender opportunity is for the short term spot hire of construction related plant and equipment to unitas stoke-on-trent. contract duration: 3 years (based on an initial 12 months with an option to extend for a further 24 months if both parties agree to continue).
The youngster, from Stoke-on-Trent was flown to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire after the collision before being transferred to the Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool for specialist treatment.
THE world famous Staffordshire Hoard is now officially in the hands of the Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent museums after the pounds 3.3 million raised to buy it was handed over to the British Museum.
Customers at Waterford Wedgwood's Stoke-on-Trent factory shop were close to tears yesterday as they described how important the firm was to the city.