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Welcome to the August issue of Staffordshire Life

Welcome to the August issue of Staffordshire Life! In this issue we visit the town of Uttoxeter and take a trip to Gallery at 12 in Eccleshall. We speak to a couple of chimney pot collectors in L...

Staffordshire Bride

  1. Happy couple

    Plan your wedding day in style!

    ARE YOU planning your wedding for later this year or next year? When it comes to your wedding day, the chances are you have never organised anything on such a large scale before, so here are...

  2. Suits

    Sorting the wedding suits

    We're spoken to the experts at British men's clothing brand Hackett to find out everything you need to know when looking to buy a suit for your big day.

    1. Real Wedding: Winter Wonderland
    2. Wedding Planner Blog: Children at weddings
    3. Win tickets for the National Wedding Show
    4. Win a wedding dress worth up to £1,000 from a Stafford bridal boutique
    5. Real Wedding: Married in a cathedral setting

Health and Beauty

  1. ​Blow-drying tips for National Blow-Dry Day

    Woman blow-drying hair

    The humble blow-dryer is often under-appreciated but when used correctly, it can help transform your hair. To help celebrate National Blow-Dry Day, which falls on Monday 28th July 2014,...

Food and Drink

  1. RECIPE: ​Paddington Bear’s pudding

    Bread and butter pudding

    This recipe was sent to us by Barton-under-Needwood resident and keeper of the Barton Teddies, Jill Rogers. Jill says the recipe works best if you use home-made marmalade as it gives it a much sharper...

  2. RECIPE: ​Cold peach crunch

    A peach

    Staffordshire Life readers NOREEN WAINWRIGHT and MARGARET PRIESTLEY share their recipes for peaches - as featured in their Staffordshire Moorlands blog A Homespun Year



  1. V Festival campers

    V Festival 2014: Camping survival guide and tips

    This year's V Festival takes place on the weekend of 16th and 17th August and with thousands expected to descend on Weston Park in Staffordshire, here's a quick survival guide full of tips, advice and...

    1. V Festival 2014: Justin Timberlake, Ed Sheeran and the best artists of this year
    2. ​V Festival 2014: Line-up
    3. Win family tickets to Alton Towers Resort this summer
    4. Free fastracks as The Smiler wins Alton Towers Whirled Cup of Rides
    5. Moddershall Oaks Spa expansion
  1. BBQ recipe ideas for entertaining this summer

    BBQ Apple Kebabs with Ginger Yoghurt Dip recipe

    Here we have a few different recipe suggestions that are perfect to try out at a family BBQ, or any summer event in fact. Make the most of any sun we get and go outside to enjoy good food with great f...

Wedding Fayres

A list of wedding fayres

A list of wedding fayres

Here you'll find details of Wedding Fayres takign place all year round... think of all the fun and samples to be had!

What's On

  1. Features

    1. Review: Annie get your Gun at the Regent Theatre, Stoke on Trent
    2. Review: Inherit the Wind at the New Victoria Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme
    3. Stafford pub is offering a free pint to anyone with the same name as an England squad football player
    4. Win tickets to ladies night at Uttoxeter Racecourse
    5. Review: Last of the Duty Free at the Regent Theatre
    6. Review: ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’ at the Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Tren
    7. WIN: David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive DVD
  2. Events

    1. Guardians Of The Galaxy
      Times: From  Fri, July 25 2014  to  Thu, July 31 2014
    2. Transformers: Age Of Extinction
      Times: From  Fri, July 25 2014  to  Thu, July 31 2014
    3. Rio 2
      Times: From  Fri, July 25 2014  to  Thu, July 31 2014
    4. How To Train Your Dragon 2
      Times: From  Fri, July 25 2014  to  Thu, July 31 2014
    5. Begin Again
      Times: From  Fri, July 25 2014  to  Thu, July 31 2014