intu Potteries prepares for UK’s first accessible shopping day

intu Potteries prepares for UK’s first accessible shopping day

Published on 13/11/2018

intu Potteries is joining retail businesses across the nation in marking Purple Tuesday, the UK’s first accessible shopping day.

Tuesday 13 November 2018 will see intu’s popular retail and leisure destinations across the UK join the campaign to promote awareness by highlighting the difficulties facing disabled shoppers and the measures that can be put in place to overcome them.

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Retailer awards 2018, the winners are...

Retailer awards 2018, the winners are...

Published on 19/09/2018

Retailer awards 2018, who are intu Potteries’ stars?

 
intu Potteries’ retailers awards took place last night at Genting Casino. For the third year, it was a great evening to recognise and celebrate the very best stores and restaurants of intu Potteries and was attended by over 130 people. The night included the coveted awards ceremony, entertainment by a magician and gaming on the casino fl…
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Happy 30th Birthday intu Potteries

Happy 30th Birthday intu Potteries

Published on 17/11/2018

On Friday 1st June 1988, intu Potteries (then The Potteries Shopping Centre) opened to hundreds of excited shoppers. It took three years to build, cost £45m and 3 million bricks produced locally were used.
HRH Princess Margaret visited the centre on the 13th November 1989. She unveiled the Princess Margaret vase made by Wedgwood which celebrated the industrial heritage of Stoke-on-Trent, steel, c…

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30 years at intu - Meet Mick Steele

30 years at intu - Meet Mick Steele

Published on 16/05/2018

Tell us a bit about your career at intu
I visited the town one day and noticed a huge hoarding surrounding what used to be my favourite chip shop amongst other buildings, and I wondered what was being done there. I saw an advert for a new shopping centre and a security position advertised in a local paper so I applied. I had never worked in security before but after the interview – I got the job!

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Supporting Dementia Week at intu Potteries

Supporting Dementia Week at intu Potteries

Published on 15/05/2018

intu provides additional support and customer service for our customers with dementia, their families and carers.
Following our drive to make our centres autism friendly, this year we are working towards becoming dementia friendly, using Dementia Action Week as an opportunity to raise awareness and create some dementia friendly activities.

Some of the activities we will be doing throughout the…

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Corporate responsibility 2017 highlights

Corporate responsibility 2017 highlights

Published on 19/04/2018

Our corporate responsibility (CR) initiatives are closely tied to the successful running of our centres and help deliver operational excellence. Equipping staff to meet the needs of customers with autism or ensuring, via our skills programmes, that retailers can access a better-prepared talent pool of potential employees – these activities directly support the welcome our customers receive at our …

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Park Mark Safer Car Park awarded to intu Potteries for 16 consecutive years

Park Mark Safer Car Park awarded to intu Potteries for 16 consecutive years

Published on 12/04/2018

Shoppers can be assured that they’re in very safe hands when visiting intu Potteries in Stoke-on-Trent, as the team is celebrating the achievement of the Park Mark – Safer Parking Scheme award for 16 years running!  Plus, they have been awarded Park Mark status for the surface car park adjacent to its leisure complex which includes 7 restaurants and a 9-screen cinema. 

A Park Mark is awarded to…

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Monthly Autism hour at intu Potteries

Monthly Autism hour at intu Potteries

Published on 29/01/2018

Simple steps to an autism friendly world

•      intu Potteries launch monthly Autism hour
•     Cineworld Autism friendly screening
 
UPDATE
From Monday 8 to Saturday 13 October we are taking part in Autism week and extending our dedicated Autism hour each day from 4pm to 5pm.
 
intu Potteries has introduced a dedicated Autism hour the first Monday of each month from 4pm to 5pm…
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World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day

Published on 18/01/2018

We’re working to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Every Unity Band® takes us a step closer. Every Unity Band funds more research, more treatments and more cures. More bands mean more lives saved. 
Get yours right now for World Cancer Day, 4 Feb – at the customer service desk at intu Potteries
Let’s beat cancer sooner

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All in a year's work at intu Potteries

All in a year's work at intu Potteries

Published on 10/01/2018

•    intu Potteries staff have used over 156 hours last year to volunteer in support of causes close to their heart, showing their commitment to local charities.

The Hub, Fenton is home to a range of activities for the whole community. Its focus is on developing people to become more confident, independent, less socially isolated and widening their social group. Volunteers from intu Potteries h…

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The happiest Christmas song in the world

The happiest Christmas song in the world

Published on 04/12/2017

IS THIS THE HAPPIEST CHRISTMAS SONG IN THE WORLD?
– Music and science combine to create happy festive track –
– Musicologist creates guide to writing joyful Christmas hit –
– Song to be played at intu Potteries to make festive shoppers happier –

Musicians, musicologists, composers and choirs have come together to create the happiest Christmas song ever to bring some extra festive joy at intu…

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National Win your dream winner works at intu Potteries

National Win your dream winner works at intu Potteries

Published on 07/11/2017

Christine Underwood, a member of the customer services team at intu Potteries, has won a national prize as part of intu’s employee recognition and reward scheme “win your dream”. The scheme recognises employees who go above and beyond in their day to day roles. Christine was awarded the “mini dream” after helping a distressed customer who had lost his wallet but needed to make some urgent purchase…

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LOCAL CHARITIES SCOOP DONATION FROM INTU POTTERIES

LOCAL CHARITIES SCOOP DONATION FROM INTU POTTERIES

Published on 23/10/2017

intu Potteries welcomed representatives from three local charities and presented them with a £1,000 donation each. The presentation was held at the centre on Friday 20 October.

The charities awarded a donation were; Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Cross Rhythms and The Staffordshire Adults Autistic Society.

Douglas Macmillan will be using the donation to fund an admiral nurse providing specialist…

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Stoop for a scoop: World's smallest ice cream van

Stoop for a scoop: World's smallest ice cream van

Published on 02/08/2017

STOOP FOR A SCOOP: WORLD’S SMALLEST ICE CREAM VAN UNVEILED  

Mini ‘Nice Cream Van’ to delight intu shoppers in Stoke-on-Trent by giving away free ice cream
Top ten things that make people in Stoke-on-Trent happy in summer revealed

The world’s smallest ice cream van has been unveiled today as part of intu’s pledge to make customers smile and follows new research revealing that eating ice cre…

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Launch of pioneering Autism scheme at intu Potteries

Launch of pioneering Autism scheme at intu Potteries

Published on 17/11/2018

intu Potteries has launched a pioneering scheme aimed at supporting individuals with autism.

An autism-friendly guide to the centre has been designed and published along with alert card for visitors. In addition, staff including customer service, security, cleaners, car park and duty managers are being trained in helping autistic visitors when they are shopping in the centre.

The guides are …

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Corporate Responsibility achievements 2017

Corporate Responsibility achievements 2017

Published on 17/11/2018

There’s a huge amount of behind the scenes activity that goes on when running a shopping centre including supporting the local community. Here’s what we’ve achieved since April.

Charities that have benefited from free promotional space include the local charity, Assistance Dogs and The Peter Pan Children’s Centre, who took part in our intu Summer Party in July…

Where we’ve really gone the ex…

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intu Potteries cements itself as ‘the’ retail destination for Staffordshire

intu Potteries cements itself as ‘the’ retail destination for Staffordshire

Published on 06/06/2017

Following a string of new brands signed up since the completion of the £20million leisure extension at the end of 2015, intu has announced that Next has renewed its lease at intu Potteries in Stoke-on-Trent.

The brand has also earmarked additional investment for a refresh of the 28,000 sq ft store as part of its on-going retail strategy focusing on prime regional shopping locations across the U…

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Calling all local charities

Calling all local charities

Published on 05/05/2017

The intu Potteries team wants to hear from local registered charities from Staffordshire and South Cheshire who wish to apply for a project-based donation.

We are an integral part of our community providing a place to meet, eat, drink, socialise and be entertained and we like to engage with local charity and community organisations. We are committed to making a difference in our community.

W…

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intu Potteries in the Community

intu Potteries in the Community

Published on 25/04/2017

At intu Potteries we go the extra mile when supporting the local community. Here’s what we’ve been supporting so far in 2017.

The Big Sleep Out 2017 
Toni, one of our data control team and Louise, our guest services duty manager took part in the Big Sleep Out on Friday 3 February along with Stoke on Trent College to raise money and awareness for the Macari Centre homeless charity. They have ra…

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intu Potteries awarded Investors in People Gold standard

intu Potteries awarded Investors in People Gold standard

Published on 17/11/2018

intu Potteries, Staffordshire and South Cheshire’s most popular retail and leisure destination, has successfully achieved the Investors in People gold standard.

This outstanding achievement highlights intu and intu Potteries as an employer of choice; leading, empowering and supporting employees effectively as part of one aligned organisation.

In 2013, intu Potteries brought together our faci…

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The Ruff & Ruby win national prize

The Ruff & Ruby win national prize

Published on 25/01/2017

Yesterday, The Ruff & Ruby were the proud recipient of a national prize: intu’s Chairman’s Prize. They were presented with a cheque for £4,000 by Patrick Burgess – Chairman - and Alexander Nicoll – Corporate Responsibility Director for intu. 

Every year, each of the 14 intu shopping centres is invited to submit one entry for prizes that could make a welcome, and possibly much needed, additional…

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intu Potteries donates £5,000 to local charities

intu Potteries donates £5,000 to local charities

Published on 19/10/2016

intu Potteries welcomed representatives from five local charities and presented them with a £1,000 donation each. The presentation was held at the centre on 7 October.

The charities awarded a donation were; DEAFvibe, AEDdonate, Shropshire & Staffordshire Blood Bikes, Love4Leah and Saltbox.

DEAFvibe supports individuals, families, friends and carers with hearing loss or dual sensory loss from…

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Krispy Kreme now open

Krispy Kreme now open

Published on 07/07/2016

Krispy Kreme is now open on the middle mall outside Topshop. Come along to choose from the classic Original Glazed or limited edition’s Nutty Chocolatta and Strawberries & Cream among other delicious varieties.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts creates delicious, melt-in-your-mouth pieces of donut joy from the original glazed to the assorted dozen and wedding doughnut towers.

Have you ever noticed how …

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Thank you teacher terms and conditions

Thank you teacher terms and conditions

Published on 17/11/2018

THANK-YOU TEACHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS #BESTINCLASS

• The competition is open to all UK residents aged 18 years and over with a UK postal address except persons connected with this promotion or employees of intu properties.
• Competition overview: We would like you to nominate your favourite teacher for the chance to win them a £50 intu Gift Card. Simply reply to the Facebook post [each centre…

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Stoke City FC new kit launch

Stoke City FC new kit launch

Published on 13/05/2016

Stoke City are delighted to reveal their new home and away kits for the 2016/17 Premier League season, designed and manufactured by the Club’s new technical kit supplier Macron. The new kit is available to purchase from Saturday 14 May at the intu Potteries store on the upper mall.

 The Potters will wear the new home kit for the first time when they meet West Ham at the Britannia Stadium in the…

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intu reaps rewards for intu Potteries investment

intu reaps rewards for intu Potteries investment

Published on 10/05/2016

intu reaps rewards for intu Potteries investment

• New Look Men and Smiggle are latest brands to join intu Potteries as it continues to enhance its retail offer after successful launch of £20m leisure and dining scheme

New Look Men is heading to intu Potteries as the retailer continues to roll out its menswear strategy with its seventh store opening. This latest signing marks the retailer’s …

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Calling all local charities

Calling all local charities

Published on 17/11/2018

CALLING ALL LOCAL CHARITIES!
INTU POTTERIES WISHES TO DONATE TOWARDS COMMUNITY ACTION

The intu Potteries team wants to hear from local registered charities from Staffordshire and South Cheshire who wish to apply for a project-based donation. We are an integral part of our community providing a place to meet, eat, drink, socialise and be entertained and we like to engage with local charity and …

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intu Potteries is more than just a shopping centre

intu Potteries is more than just a shopping centre

Published on 30/12/2015

intu Potteries is not just a shopping centre: we offer a wide range of services including free Wi-Fi, free mobile phone charging points, wheelchair hire, baby change and breast feeding facilities, Click & Collect, Collect +, free events and a Kid's Club soft play area.

1. Our new baby change and breast feeding facilities have recently opened with more changing stations a comfy and private breas…

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New Stoke on Trent PizzaExpress pays tribute to the Potteries

New Stoke on Trent PizzaExpress pays tribute to the Potteries

Published on 17/11/2018

30 new jobs as restaurant team prepares to stretch, toss and serve
4,000 pizzas in its first month

Pizza lovers are in for a treat with the opening of a new PizzaExpress at the Intu Potteries Shopping Centre in Stoke. The restaurant, which can seat 157 people, means jobs for 30 new team members, including 8 pizzaiolos and 14 waiters and waitresses.  An estimated 1,480 kilos of dough will be us…

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Cinema and dining

Cinema and dining

Published on 17/11/2018

Say hello to The Hive, intu Potteries new leisure development comprising seven scrumptious restaurants; Nando's, Chiquito, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Frankie & Benny's, Pizza Express, Bon Pan Asian, Coast to Coast and a nine screen Cineworld cinema. Opening December 2015.

Download our new leisure leaflet giving you the must have's for each of our new restaurants and cinema.

Opening hours
Cinem…

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SS16 Facebook competition

Published on 17/11/2018

SPRING SUMMER FASHION FACEBOOK COMPETITION

• The competition is open to all UK residents aged 18 years and over with a UK postal address except persons connected with this promotion or employees of intu properties.
• How to enter: leave a comment on the designated intu Potteries in reply to the Facebook post telling us your favorite trend from the list in the video posted – The list are: Nauti…

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Say Thank you teacher with an intu Gift Card

Say Thank you teacher with an intu Gift Card

Published on 22/06/2015

It’s nearly the summer holidays, pupils are leaving to go to high school or college, some have done well in their SAT’s or exams, others just want to say thank you for all the hard work to your favourite teacher. A gift is more memorable when it’s what someone really wants so why not let them choose themselves with an intu Potteries Gift Card, giving them the choice of over 60 stores.

You could…

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Legends Game - Port Vale FC vs Crewe Alexandra

Legends Game - Port Vale FC vs Crewe Alexandra

Published on 12/06/2015

PORT Vale will play Crewe Alexandra this summer – thanks to a player who loved his time at both clubs.

Tony Naylor is organising a meeting of the local rivals on Sunday, July 26, as a sequel to the hugely successful Vale versus Stoke City charity game last summer.

As with that Potteries derby, the Vale v Crewe game will be staged to raise funds to support sufferers of Alzheimer's Disease and…

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Full menu selection available at intu Potteries

Full menu selection available at intu Potteries

Published on 17/11/2018

The impressive range of family-friendly dining choices at the restaurant & leisure development of intu Potteries will be completed with authentic cuisine from across the Far East served at a new Bon Pan Asian Restaurant.

The 13,750 sq ft unit, signed on a 25 year lease, is at first floor level above five new restaurants that will open out onto a spacious boulevard area. With all seven dining sp…

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Download our new Shopping Guide

Download our new Shopping Guide

Published on 17/11/2018

Download our new Shopping Guide here. (updated December 2015)

intu Potteries is the largest shopping centre in Staffordshire and South Cheshire. Not only do we want you to enjoy your visit with us, we want to bring you a whole new shopping and leisure experience. We have over 80 shops and cafe's, 7 restaurants, a cinema and an indoor market to make you spoilt for choice. We also have over 100 d…

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Do you know a local charity who would benefit from a donation from intu Potteries

Do you know a local charity who would benefit from a donation from intu Potteries

Published on 24/04/2015

intu Potteries is inviting local registered charities from Staffordshire and South Cheshire to apply for a project based donation.


Every year intu Potteries donates funds to local charities. Last year they donated to: Relate, The Grocott Centre, Dyslexia Association, Bentilee Volunteers and Citizens Advise Bureau. intu Potteries is also supporting a Community Trust Enterprise project scheme w…

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Download our Spring Summer magazine

Download our Spring Summer magazine

Published on 17/11/2018

Spring is here with our Spring Summer 2015 intu Potteries magazine. There's some fabulous fashion blossoming into our stores. In this issue we celebrate the new season with style advice on the latest trends straight from the SS15 catwalks with beautiful boho, grown up gingham, sleek kimonos and androgynous monochrome.

With products for men, women, kids and the home you're sure to find something…

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intu Potteries signs Coast to Coast

intu Potteries signs Coast to Coast

Published on 17/11/2018

News Release
23 February 2015


INTU POTTERIES SIGNS COAST TO COAST
FOR ITS £20M RESTAURANT EXTENSION

• Sixth restaurant to join the line-up, which is due to open in Autumn 2015


Coast to Coast American Restaurant & Bar is joining the line-up of top names at the £20 million restaurant and leisure extension at intu Potteries.

Coast to Coast brings the cuisine and tastes from along Th…

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Shopping Guide

Shopping Guide

Published on 17/11/2018

intu Potteries is the largest shopping centre in Staffordshire and South Cheshire. Not only do we want you to enjoy your visit with us, we want to bring you a whole new shopping experience. We have over 80 shops and an indoor market to make you spoilt for choice. We also have over 100 days of free events taking place every year.

Download a copy of our  shopping guide.

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PizzaExpress signs up

PizzaExpress signs up

Published on 07/08/2014

PizzaExpress will be bringing pizza perfection to Stoke-on-Trent as the latest big name to sign up for the £20 million catering and leisure extension at intu Potteries.

It will be joining Chiquito, Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Frankie & Benny’s plus Cineworld at the 60,000 sq ft extension to the shopping centre, which will include at least five restaurants and a pedestrian boulevard.

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New store hits the right notes

New store hits the right notes

Published on 07/08/2014

A brand new and exciting retail experience for everyone who loves music has opened at intu Potteries.

The Music Store is for everyone who loves music and as such will have the area’s biggest selection of officially licensed merchandise, gifts & apparel featuring some of the world’s greatest rock and pop stars.

Also unique musically themed gifts, posters and wall art; but that’s not all, as i…

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Free Wi-Fi, that's how we scroll

Free Wi-Fi, that's how we scroll

Published on 07/08/2014

To promote the launch of the new Wi-Fi service, show your phone or device at the Customer Service Desk, register and receive a free phone sock or ear buds.

It’s easy to get online, just follow these simple steps and you’ll be surfing in no time.
Free Wi-Fi everywhere at intu Potteries (Yippeeee!)

For your iPhone
1 Go to ‘settings’
2 Select ‘Wi-Fi’
3 Choose ‘intu Potteries
Free WiFi’
Su…

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Intu Potteries development brings boost to local employment

Intu Potteries development brings boost to local employment

Published on 07/08/2014

The much-anticipated £20m extension of intu Potteries has become a catalyst to enhancing employment in Stoke-on-Trent city centre, with the arrival of the first 15 in a line of local operatives on site with main contractor, Wates Construction.

With construction now well underway at the new cinema and leisure complex, Wates has welcomed to site document controller, Liz from Berry Hill; site engi…

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Patrick Grant's range available at Debenhams

Patrick Grant's range available at Debenhams

Published on 19/08/2014

Following on from an incredibly successful AW13 debut, Savile Row tailor Patrick Grant’s Hammond & Co. range at Debenhams is officially the most successful debut menswear designer collection in the brand’s history.  Now into its third season, the collection is rolling out to an additional 60 stores including Debenhams at intu Potteries.

Returning once again with his triumphant Hammond & Co. col…

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Building work is progressing at the Leisure Development

Published on 18/06/2014

Work started earlier on this year on the £20 million, 60,000 sq ft intu Potteries leisure development which will include a 9 screen cinema and several family restaurants.

There is a lot of work going on behind the scenes. So far the hoarding has been erected, a new car park entrance has opened and innovative new car park equipment has been installed including large information Totem signs at ea…

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Melice an authentic French Patisserie is coming to intu Potteries

Published on 01/07/2014

Mamady Sidibé, ex Stoke City FC player, and his wife Bineta are opening a French Patisserie at intu Potteries in the Lower Mall. Both are food lovers and always wanted to share their French cuisine heritage.

“All our childhood memories are tightly linked to patisseries. In France, you find them in every street corner. Opening a French patisserie is for us a way to let you indulge in gorgeous ca…

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Real time camera on our development site

Published on 27/06/2014

See what's going on each week at our Leisure Development Site

Updated Saturday 26th July 2014

There’s so much going on at the intu Potteries leisure development building site every day. Now people can see exactly what is going on from their computer, tablet or mobile thanks to a camera which has been installed on the site.

At the moment there are lots of diggers and large machinery prepar…

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bareMinerals BARESKIN Pure Brightening Serum Foundation

bareMinerals BARESKIN Pure Brightening Serum Foundation

Published on 01/09/2014

This ultra-thin, lightweight, skin-perfecting fluid is a tone-correcting foundation and skincare serum in one. Get a flawless, more youthful-looking appearance with the natural finish and seamless coverage of this innovative foundation.
BARESKIN will be available from 1st September in Debenhams.
RRP: £26

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New Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush

New Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush

Published on 21/08/2014

Great skin just got better with Clinique's new sonic system purifying cleaning brush.

It gently lifts makeup, dirt and oil hand washing may miss, getting deep into the T-Zone. The brush which has been dermatologist-developed to help transform skin goes gentle on cheeks.
Oh, the healthy glow… the purified-looking pores. And moisture just sinks in.
This product is suitable for all skins.
Clini…

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NANDO'S is coming to intu Potteries

Published on 22/08/2014

The lure and popularity of Nando's infamous PERi-PERi chicken resulted in a proactive Facebook campaign to bring a restaurant to Stoke-on-Trent. Now, that hope is being turned into reality.

Nando’s Restaurants has signed a lease on 5,500 sq ft of space at the £20 million catering and leisure extension at intu Potteries. Nando’s was the top name specifically requested by people in the public con…

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Stoke City FC giftware range

Stoke City FC giftware range

Published on 17/11/2018

Discover Anita Harris range of Stoke City FC giftware. Beautifully designed and produced locally, they are an original gift idea for any Stoke City FC fan.

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Halloween with Millies Cookies

Halloween with Millies Cookies

Published on 17/11/2018

Fancy a personalised giant cookie for £14.99? Choose your cookie flavour, your message, your cookie shape and your icing colours flavours.

The spooky cupcakes are £1.49 each.

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