Robbie Williams' 40th birthday sees streets named

Robbie Williams at the London Palladium Robbie Williams' career has spanned more than two decades

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Robbie Williams is to have streets in Stoke named after his songs to mark his 40th birthday.

The singer, who rose to fame with boy band Take That, grew up in the city and celebrates his big day on 13 February.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council officials said "Robbie Day" will be marked with events and the unveiling of a blue plaque near his old home.

Roads in a new housing estate in the Middleport area will be called Angels Way, Candy Lane and Supreme Street.

Council leader Mohammed Pervez said Williams was one of the city's most famous global exports, together with its historic pottery trade.

He said: "He is a global superstar, but one who has always remembered his roots.

"He is very proud of his connections to Stoke-on-Trent and the celebrations will not only attract people from the city, but from across the country and even further afield."

From February 5, the singer's former schools, Port Vale Football Club which he supports and the Donna Louise Children's Hospice he helps, will hold events in the run-up to "Robbie Day".

It is hoped this will also attract visitors to the existing tourist trail that signposts the star's former homes and locations referenced in his songs.

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