The Sentinel has been a pal of the household since 1854, and together with our on-line model StokeonTrentLive, it’s wanted now greater than ever.
With faux information, trolls on social media and considerations over the veracity of extensively shared data on social media, The Sentinel and StokeonTrentLive stand out as first-class native journalism with devoted, skilled and passionate journalists.
We’re regulated by IPSO, and each article is vetted and checked by skilled content material editors previous to publication.
We rejoice and chronicle native life and rejoice native individuals and when there’s a important occasion in Stoke-on-Trent, the Moorlands or Newcastle-under-Lyme relaxation assured we’ll attempt to be there.
If you’re studying this in your Sentinel, or on-line, then hopefully you’re already a pal to us – however are you conscious of the position native newspapers play in communities throughout the nation?
On a regular basis we try to hold optimistic and native content material on our information pages and on-line – we like to large up our metropolis and shout about how proud we’re of the communities we reside and work in and spotlight the problems which have an effect on you.
And we have now seen an enormous enhance in our viewers. Greater than 2.2 million individuals – loyal customers – learn tales on StokeonTrentLive in August of this yr, simply over double the quantity in the identical month final yr.
This week is Journalism Issues Week – and what we would like you to recollect is that we are going to at all times be there for you – we’re #localandproud.
Editor Marc Waddington says: “We reside in unusual instances. We reside in an period by which many are prepared to model as ‘faux information’ something they do not like, or don’t desire individuals to know. So it is by no means been extra necessary than it’s now to make certain that you’re getting your information from dependable, trusted media retailers.
“Anybody with a cell phone can publish kind of something they need and it may be half means around the world in minutes, and an enormous quantity of the data being pumped out onto the web every day is unregulated and unchecked.
“That is why journalism issues: you possibly can know that what you’re studying on web sites like StokeonTrentLive, and in newspapers like The Sentinel, is correct and truthful and based mostly on trusted and respected sources of knowledge.
“Our newspapers and web sites are regulated to the best business requirements. Most significantly, we’re accountable for what we do.
“StokeonTrentLive and The Sentinel are trusted and much-loved manufacturers. We work onerous to deliver our native communities the information that issues most to them. We’re proud to serve the communities we serve, and grateful for the belief and assist we obtain from the individuals who matter most to us, and who’re on the coronary heart of every little thing we do – our readers.”
So, what have we accomplished over the past yr to make a distinction regionally?
Listed below are only a handful of tales which have made a distinction to our communities:
Stoke-on-Trent barber underneath investigation over alleged coronavirus masks rule breaches
SOTLive investigated claims a barber was breaking coronavirus guidelines by not ensuring employees wore face masks.
StokeonTrentLive gathered proof after considerations had been raised by a fearful reader, and photos appeared to point out employees not carrying face coverings whereas at work inside RamysCut, in Tunstall.
Stoke-on-Trent Metropolis Council has since launched an investigation.
You may learn the complete story right here.
We requested Boris Johnson why Stoke-on-Trent key staff need to drive 80 miles for a coronavirus take a look at – and this is what the PM needed to say…
Key staff in Stoke-on-Trent are being informed to drive an 80-mile spherical journey for a coronavirus take a look at, and we requested the Prime Minister why.
Important staff, excluding emergency companies, NHS and frontline council employees, had been being despatched to Manchester Airport for the Covid-19 take a look at.
After SOTLive questioned the prime minister, an answer got here shortly.
Troopers had been drafted in to assist perform coronavirus swabs at a second Stoke-on-Trent testing centre.
The cell testing centre – operated by the Division for Well being and Social Care – opened on the wager365 HQ in Etruria.
It was been arrange by Authorities and NHS officers inside a matter of hours after StokeonTrentLive raised the plight of warehouse staff who’ve needed to make an 80-mile spherical journey to the ‘regional’ testing centre at Manchester Airport.
Learn the complete story right here.
Stoke-on-Trent mum wins five-month combat to bury son, 34, subsequent to his grandparents
The grieving mum of a 34-year-old most cancers sufferer gained a five-month battle to bury her son subsequent to his grandparents.
Claire Waller spent lockdown desperately attempting to fulfil her son Alex McFarlane’s last want, which was to be buried alongside Jean and Dennis McFarlane at Tunstall Cemetery.
However Alex’s ashes remained on the espresso desk of his mum’s Chell residence for the previous 5 months – the identical room the place he handed away.
After Claire contacted SOTLive, the council was capable of finding an answer.
You may learn the complete story right here.
We unmasked two boys liable for sickening assault
Identities of two 17-year-old boys revealed as they’re jailed for 10-and-half years for brutal stabbing on Stoke-on-Trent property
Two teenage cousins have been jailed for a complete of 10-and-a-half years after they stabbed a person in a sickening road assault.
StokeonTrentLive can right now title the thugs who had been simply 16 after they launched their brutal assault after a choose agreed their crimes had been so severe their identities must be revealed.
Myckel and Duvon Betty, now each aged 17, attacked their sufferer in Norton leaving him needing hospital remedy for 3 stab wounds.
You may learn this story right here.
Our Heroes Awards
The Sentinel’s flagship annual group awards scheme was launched in 2006.
It recognises unsung heroes together with Kids of Braveness, Shiny Younger Issues, Grownup Carers, Good Neighbours, Charity Champions and Volunteers, Heroes of the NHS, Faculty Stars and native representatives of the emergency companies and armed forces. Tales about nominees are printed within the newspaper and on-line from Could 1 to July 31 with the judging course of happening in early August.
A star-studded, gala dinner and awards ceremony takes place on the Moat Home Lodge, Competition Park, Stoke-on-Trent, in September.