NORTON: Former members of a community centre that was forced to close have reunited for a series of new bingo nights.
Norton and Ball Green Community Hall closed its doors for good on New Year's Eve.
But more than 120 residents attended the first replacement bingo night at Norton-in-the-Moors and District Central Workingmen's Club.
Mick Salih, organiser and former vice-president of the community hall, said: "It was an absolutely brilliant night.
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"Of course, we were all really sad to see Norton shut down.
"But loads of people turned up and everyone was really happy that we still get to see each other and have a bit of fun."
There will be regular bingo nights at the new venue, known as Norton Central, on Mondays. Doors open at 7pm and it will be eyes down at 8pm.
NEWCASTLE: Geoff and Brenda Rainbow, from Newcastle, have retired as honorary local representatives of The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM).
Their role over the last 26 years has seen them support talented musicians across North Staffordshire.
ABRSM is a charity which provides scholarships, supports musical education, and organises graded exams for beginners through to professionals.
Honorary local representatives oversee the arrangements for venues, stewarding and exam invigilation.
STOKE: A meditation class is being offered to encourage residents to relax at a housing association complex.
The new classes will run at the West End Village complex in London Road, Stoke.
Led by tutor Kelsang Gewang, they start this Thursday and continue until Thursday, February 21.
The sessions take place between 7.30pm until 9pm and cost £5 per person.
Kelsang said: "We teach residents techniques that they can practise on their own."