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Foam stabiliser for structured sewing

I’ve had the opportunity, over the last week or so, to experiment with Bosal In-R-Form foam stabiliser. I’ve been working on a pattern for little boxes/baskets made from fabric and wanted something sturdy to ensure that the sides didn’t sag and bag. 449 more words


Exclusive: 'moderate' MP Farrelly refuses to deny sabotage - 'it's a matter for whips'

Last week the SKWAWKBOX exclusively revealed the alleged attempt by ‘moderate’ Labour MP Paul Farrelly to sabotage the candidacy of Gareth Snell for the Stoke Central seat – and subsequently to sabotage the Labour campaign in the constituency by asking Labour MPs not to campaign for Snell and persuading the area’s biggest Labour donor to withdraw his support. 446 more words

Exclusive: 'moderate' #Labour MP 'tried to sabotage #StokeCentral candidate and campaign'

Following last week’s by-election results and the growing doubts over the legality and validity of the result in the Cumbrian seat of Copeland, in today’s volatile political climate it was only a matter of time before controversy exploded around the Stoke Central campaign, which was won convincingly by Labour. 758 more words

Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire – meeting a descendant of Queen Victoria, viewing a unicorn skull and being interrogated by a vicar

On Saturday I took two trains and a bus to reach the medieval market town of Newcastle-under-Lyme as I had heard several times it is a pretty place. 607 more words


Whitmore Tea Rooms, Newcastle-Under-Lyme

One of my first experiences with a tea room in the U.K. was at this gem: Whitmore Tea Rooms in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, England… and it basically ruined all other tea rooms for me. 448 more words


The Arrogance of Paul Farrelly MP

The Labour Party in North Staffordshire is spectacularly good at shooting itself in the foot it seems.

Paul Farrelly the Labour Party member of parliament for Newcastle-under-Lyme has this evening voted against a 3line whip in the Article 50 debate imposed by his leader Jeremy Corbyn. 675 more words

Toto Bar - Newcastle-under-Lyme

Toto Bar – Newcastle-under-Lyme
Just outside of the potteries you can find Toto Bar. It is a far cry from Newcastle-under-Lyme’s former YMCA charity shop. 323 more words