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2004

Winter
Lucy goes to Auschwitz Two Staffordshire students made an emotional journey to the former concentration camp
Staffordshire's Christmas Lights A photo-gallery of lit-up Christmas Homes, and buildings, in Staffordshire

Homeless - by choice - for the night Ever wondered what it might be like to live on the streets? Some brave volunteers did just that
S'no joke Snow was predicted for 28th January but, as well as a winter wonderland, it produced traffic chaos.
Fund raising for Jackson Odiero A night in aid of charity was given a Caribbean flavour.
Seen a "big cat" near you? Staffordshire isn't the first place you'd think of if you're looking for big cats - but apparently they do exist?!
Alton Towers' "swans" get a new home - Find out how the Alton Towers swans were given a new home

Keele scholar cracks "Voynich" history mystery A Staffordshire scholar thinks he may have the answers to the 'Voynich' puzzle
Youth Parliament
Kirsty Shaw introduces the Staffordshire youngsters who aim at the Houses of Parliament
You will go to the Ball The very rich and famous will gather for the Caudwell Charity Ball
Prostitution - a special report BBC Radio Stoke's Ruth Alexander looks at prostitution in the city of Stoke-on-Trent.
Mad About Music in Soul-on-Trent 300 Northern Soul fans came together in Alsager to celebrate the BBC's Mad About Music event
Miners' Strike memories North Staffs Miners Wives Action Group celebrate Strike twentieth anniversary
Popstars 2004 Charlotte Dunn walked away with the title of Staffordshire Pop Star
Monday night is Student night Sarah Thorley had the unenviable task of trawling Hanley's watering holes on a student night

Spring
Wig Wham! When Jo Hilton lost her hair after developing breast cancer, it inspired her to help others with the same difficulty
Centralan - gaming event Hardcore gamers will enjoy a whole 48 hours of solid gaming without sleep!
Ray Edensor runs 20 marathons Ray the running paramedic completed his gruelling task - which was all in aid of charity
An audio diary - the Autism experience Listen as a young mother talks about her experiences of caring for an autistic child

Gordon Banks - a hero for Don Famous author Don Mullan hails the effect Gordon Banks had on his life as a boy.
Homeless diary
A day in the life of Jonathan Toft - told through pictures
Sport Relief returns The big fund-raising event of the sport year was back - with socks!
National Angling Centre The National Angling Centre will effectively make Staffordshire the 'home' of fishing
Titanic sails into Stoke See what happened when the Titanic exhibition came to Stoke - alas ladies, Leo wasn't there...
Etruria Chapel - part of the local community in Stoke for just short of a century, but this once beautiful building is due to close
A Long Way From Home - stories of the Polish exiled from their own country, who settled here in Staffordshire

Summer
Allotment Project Radio Stoke's own team of gardeners are spending a year transforming an allotment patch into a place of beauty
Election Results On June 10th we got a chance to vote again - in local council and European Parliament elections.
Remembering the summer of 1944 The 60th anniversary of D-Day brought memories flooding back to the people of Staffordshire
Trentham Gardens re-awakes After years in the wilderness - Trentham Gardens has been reopened to the public.
Want to be a model Staffordshire firm Obsession launched their "Faces 2004" campaign - but what does it take to be a model?
Takbir Uddin At just 22 years of age Takbir, from Stafford, has written a play entitled Ammah
Words Words The local BBC went words-mad with a book club, prizes for writing, a text-poetry competition, and more!
National Festival and Boat Show 2004 Over the bank holiday, Burton will be home for the first time to this festival
Giant Maze A new maze at Postern House Farm in Tatenhill was the summer challenge
Radio Stoke Book Club Ruth launched the reading group, which discusses books once a month on the airwaves
Radio Stoke picks up awards The station scooped a gold in the 'diversity' category in the Gillard Awards
Inca Trail Nurses from the Douglas MacMillan Hospice decided to do the Trail in Peru for charity, with unexpected results
Turning Japanese Traditional Japanese ‘Manga’ cartoon characters are keeping Staffordshire students in education
Fight the fat Sarah Ratcliff did a diary of her attempts at the BBC's "Fat Nation The Big Challenges"
Diaries of a Blind Student Darren is studying at Keele University... how's he getting on?
Esperanto - a local language Tucked away in Barlaston, is the headquarters of the national association

DAB broadcasts across Staffordshire Digital Audio Radio came to the county in 2004


Autumn
BBC Midlands Sports Awards Staffordshire's sportspeople had their day, with Lee Pearson in the spotlight - with photos
Missing Persons Stuart George met Glenis Durkin, whose husband went disapeared eleven years ago.
Ska revival Matt celebrates 40 years of British/US ska and looks at the local scene
BBC Radio Stoke at The Gillards The local radio station for North Staffs picked up some more awards
David Beckham? Nearly 'Becks' lookalike Luke Lightwood - from Stafford - surprised a lot of folks
Carol Ann Duffy The
highly acclaimed poet, playwright and writer
grew up in Stafford
Children in Need The BBC's annual charity bash relies on YOU - to raise the funds and make the fun - all year round!
Moorcroft for Children In Need This year, you took part in a hugely exciting auction for quality pottery
Museum man Mark Fisher, MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central, has written a book about Britain's best museums and galleries
Biddulph's Poles Sharon Nowakowski tells her story of the Polish community which grew up around Biddulph in North Staffordshire
Top Up Fees Andrew Taylor is a student, who argues that the "Educational Market Place" will damage new universities.

Winter
Panto The BBC Radio Stoke pantomime of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was, er, unique. See and hear the result!
In brief... Port Vale Football Club became the first in the UK to release a range of sexy underwear for their male and female fans
Naked in the Potteries Portmeirion staff in Stoke stripped for a Children in Need 'Hotpots' calendar!
Feed The Birds The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has come up with ten tips for caring for your winged visitors

All stuff and nonsense What's gone out of your life? And can it ever be replaced? Mary Fox - who produces BBC Radio Stoke's local nostalgia show 'Good Times' - looks back at five decades of the "stuff" that has accompanied her existence


Others

BBC Radio

BBC presenters out and about
See what happened at the County Show and others on outside broadcasts in 2004
Rascal Presentations
See which charities BBC Radio Stoke supported throughout 2004

Talking Points
Top Up Fees Andrew Taylor, a Staffordshire University
student, argued that the "Educational Market Place" is damaging universities
Where do ethnic minority women stand in society? Nageena Younis looks at freedom of expression for women

Sport

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