From Magabrands to Unleash the Power

first_imgThe AmericanMagazine Conference—the annual pow-wow of high profile consumer magazineexecutives—is more than four months away. But the Magazine Publishers ofAmerica just announced the event’s 2008 tagline.Unleash thePower.Sorry. UNLEASH THE POWER. Hear leaders from every facet of the magazine industry and othervisionaries, such as: And informative sessions, including: Jeffrey Katzenberg in conversation with FORTUNE’s Andrew Serwer Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg on challenges scaling operations and growing its brand globally Tom Rogers, President and CEO of TiVo Futurist Paul Saffo Plan ahead to combine your trip with other business, see clients,and take advantage of San Francisco’s many attractions. Great Magazine Advertising Monetizing Beyond the Ad Page How to Re-Ignite a Brand in Challenging Times Jumpstart Your Website Secrets of Five Super-Successful 2008 Redesigns Retail 2012: The New Reality PLUS: Google Campus Visit—a unique opportunity designed especially formagazine executives and editors to interact with Google leaders at theirSilicon Valley headquarters and learn what’s next for them. Last year, you’llrecall, it was “Magabrands”—an awkward term coined by Men’s Health editor andconference chair David Zinczenko who, as the conference progressed, took flakfrom media critics and attendees for coming up with such a convoluted, gooeyphrase to describe what magazines have been doing for years now. That is,extending their brands into new platforms to generate new revenue.While this year’stheme probably won’t be met with the same sort of vitriol, it’s just as … I don’tknow … ridiculous? Maybe it’s the font they use. Or the unfortunate memory ofthat superhero character the MPA created a couple years ago—remember that thing?Captain Read? Really, what the hell was that?But UNLEASHINGPOWER sounds more suited for Monday Night Raw than a boutique hotel in SanFrancisco.Maybe it’s justme.At any rate,here’s a preliminary lineup of what the MPA intends to unleash on attendeescome October:Mark Your Calendar for AMC! Register beforeAugust 27 for big savings.Formore information and to register, visit www.magazine.org/amc.last_img read more

The Brightest Minds in Magazine Media Celebrated at the Folio 100

first_imgNEW YORK – The Grand Ballroom of The Yale Club in Manhattan was packed with some of magazine media’s brightest minds on Thursday to celebrate Folio:’s list of the top 100 innovators, entrepreneurial thinkers, and industry-disruptors from over the past year.The annual list, which is comprised of the best thought-leaders from the industry, recognizes honorees for the tangible impact they’ve had in their jobs, on their companies and brands, or on the industry at large. Representing every sector of magazine media, including consumer, b2b, regional, enthusiast, and association, the honorees set a theme of thanking their hard working teams and bosses who allowed them to execute their ideas. So this happened today- thanks @foliomag #Folio100 @InformaPLC @VitafoodsEurope pic.twitter.com/2UBKSmKDKq— Heather Granato (@HeatherGranato) December 6, 2018 Thank you @foliomag for such an honor to be named a 2018 Folio: 100 Honoree. Here I am just before heading to the event. #Folio100 #williamjacksonlifestyle pic.twitter.com/RbcQGSAz35— William Jackson, MBA, GQ Insider (@Austinpublisher) December 6, 2018 GIE Media in the Big Apple. Special afternoon representing our company with @lawnlandscape’s Justin Armburger at the 2018 @foliomag 100 awards. pic.twitter.com/4EbRUOvlJi— Guy Cipriano (@GCIMagazineGuy) December 6, 2018 “We had a terrific year and for that we have an amazing team that shows up everyday to reveal the truth and grow consumer power,” said president and CEO of Consumer Reports Marta Tellado, who is responsible for transforming one of the most trusted resources by leverage its rigorous research.This year, the list includes C-level visionaries, such as Condé Nast’s first chief data officer, Karthic Bala, who has worked diligently to strengthen the 109-year-old company’s focus on data and analytics, and founder and chief business officer of InFluential Magazine William Jackson, who created a portfolio of award-winning publications that reach millions readers every issue.“We’re doing really exciting things and taking an iconic publishing company and really transforming it for this new digital age that we’re all learning how to understand,” said C-suite honoree, Alec Casey, who serves as CMO of Trusted Media Brands.Also on the list were senior executives, including the new SVP and publisher of one of the highest profiting magazines in the industry, Cece Ryan; Yankee Magazine’s VP and publisher Brook Holmberg, who successfully transformed a regional publication into a national brand; and Meredith’s VP of brand licensing, Steven Grune, who oversees of all of Meredith’s licensing activities, spanning more than 60 partnerships.Doug Olson, president of Meredith Magazines and one of the executive honorees, said in his acceptance speech, “We had a really good year last year, but I promise you, the best is yet to come.”The strategists on the list are those who have worked over the past year to grow their brands and companies through new revenue streams and with innovative ideas. Included in this category are Adam Krefman, senior director of festivals and activations at Pitchfork, who has taken the Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago to new heights year-over-year by maxing out every inch of Union Park; Joann Kropp, Informa Engage’s VP of global data solutions, who is a visionary in the audience monetization space; and Bustle Digital Group’s Kate Robinson, who, as the SVP of content distribution and partnerships, has brought video to the forefront of her division.“I want to thank Hearst, who always lets us try new things and take risks,” said strategist honoree Patrick Varone, who is the VP of audience development at Best Products.And to round out the list are the industry creators who work to reach the hearts and minds of millions of readers around the country and the world. From video producers like David Popp at the enthusiast video magazine MR Video Plus, to the newly appointed, digital-minded editor-in-chief of a major women’s lifestyle and fashion magazine Cosmo, Jessica Pels, these creators know what it takes to stay competitive in the crowded media space.Congratulations once again to all of the honorees in year’s class of the Folio: 100! Read all about the 100 honorees here.last_img read more

Luke Bryan Joins Katy Perry As American Idol Judge

first_img“Idol” goes country, filling the second seat for the ABC series rebootRenée FabianGRAMMYs Sep 25, 2017 – 5:28 pm Ladies and gentlemen, we have our next “American Idol” judge, and it is … country singer/songwriter Luke Bryan! Twitter Luke Bryan Latest “American Idol” Judge luke-bryan-joins-katy-perry-american-idol-judge Facebook News Email Luke Bryan Joins Katy Perry As “American Idol” Judge NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 8, 2015 – 11:57 pm Katy Perry: GRAMMY Fashion Cam Bryan joins previously announced Katy Perry as the second judge for the reboot of the popular singing competition show responsible for stars such as Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.The country singer has reportedly been in consideration since July alongside Lionel Richie and Charlie Puth. Variety reports it’s unlikely these two will join Perry and Bryan, but a third judge has yet to be determined.”American Idol” will premiere in March on ABC.Pink, Sam Smith Added To “SNL” Lineuplast_img read more

Dell Presidents Day deals LG 86inch 4K TV for 3K 90 UE

first_imgDell has kicked off its annual President’s Day sale a bit early — it’s not even Valentine’s Day yet — with discounts on a variety of hardware. Some of the discounts are bigger than others, but if you were already considering buying a gigantic TV, laptop or other device, there are a bunch of deals here worth a look.Many of the discounts are available right now, with more scheduled to come online over the next few days. The company is giving members of its rewards program early access to a handful of special “Doorbuster” deals. And we’re checking with Dell about exactly when the sale ends — the press release says Feb. 18 at 7:59 a.m. ET (4:59 a.m. PT), but the circular I received in the mail says Feb. 20.Here are some of the best deals we found. Sarah Tew/CNET Bluetooth Dell Intel LG Read the CNET review Computers Speakers TVs Laptops See at Dell Survive Valentine’s Day 2019 on a limited budget: Save on flowers, gifts and more.The best dating sites for Valentine’s Day and beyond: Get swiping! Dell is currently selling a midrange configuration of its older Alienware m15 for $1,450 — about $150 off the usual price. On Feb. 19, it will begin selling the brand new Alienware m15, announced at CES in January, discounted by $400. That deal features an eighth-gen Intel Core i7 CPU and a GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card, though the company said that the new model would be available configured with Nvidia’s newer RTX card. Still, the President’s Day deal is a good one — and worth waiting for.  See at Dell CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Preview • Dell’s new XPS 15 revealed Comments Read the CNET review This is a decent deal on the 15-inch version of the XPS. It comes equipped with a beautiful, high-resolution and accurate broad-gamut display. And it incorporates the Nvidia GTX 1050 gaming GPU, which raises playtime performance in general-purpose laptops. This configuration features an eighth-gen Intel Core i7, 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. Dell is also selling the two-in-one version of the XPS 15 for $1,400 — that’s more than $300 off of the usual price. See it Read the CNET review Sarah Tew/CNET 2 We haven’t reviewed this particular LG TV. But CNET’s resident expert, David Katzmaier, has certified it as a legit deal on the screen-size-to-cost basis alone.  This appears to be the 2018 version of Dell’s nearly perfect XPS 13 — we’ve asked Dell for clarification and will update this post when it comes. Either way, the configuration is legit: You get an eighth-gen Intel Core i7 processor with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. But there’s no touchscreen, and you’re stuck with Dell’s annoying below-the-screen webcam, which has been fixed in the 2019 edition of this laptop.  Sarah Tew Sarah Tew/CNET See at Dellcenter_img 1:49 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Dell XPS 13: $1,200 (save $270) This terrific Bluetooth speaker cost $300 when it debuted in 2015. At $90, it’s an absolute steal — you get impressive sound quality, great connectivity range and excellent battery life. Plus, it’s waterproof.  Justin Jaffe/CNET Review • XPS 15 is Dell’s high-end midsize workhorse Now playing: Watch this: Alienware m15 with Intel Core i7: $1,650 (save $400) $1,499 Dell XPS 15 Mentioned Above Dell XPS 15 – Core i5 TFT Tags See at Dell Read the CNET review Dell XPS 15: $1,350 (save $160) Ultimate Ears Megaboom: $90 (save $160) The Alienware m15 is shockingly slim, for an Alienware Disclosure: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products featured on this page. Share your voice LG 86-inch 4K Smart HDR Ultra HDTV: $3,000 (save $1,500) See at Delllast_img read more

Everything we know about Apple WWDC 2019

first_img Comments WWDC 2018: Everything from Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 63 Photos I am now fairly confident based on evidence I don’t wish to make public at this point that Apple is planning new (likely UIKit) Music, Podcasts, perhaps even Books, apps for macOS, to join the new TV app. I expect the four to be the next wave of Marzipan apps. Grain of salt, etc— Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) April 5, 2019 See It What to expect in iOS 13, and a 5G iPhone could be closer Whither iTunes? Dedicated music, podcast and video apps coming to MacOSscreen-shot-2019-04-10-at-12-20-38-pmThe purported new icons for Apple’s Music, Podcast, TV and Book apps. Guilherme Rambo/9to5Mac Two veteran programmers, Guilherme Rambo and Steve Troughton-Smith, have discovered evidence suggesting that Apple may unveil new standalone apps for music, podcasts and TV shows in a forthcoming version of MacOS. According to the reports, Apple will keep iTunes around (for now) because it’s the only way to sync data between older iPods and iPhones and Macs. $249 See it iOS 13 leaks hint at future products and the latest iPhone… Apple’s impressive buying power, a store coming to WatchOS? Aug 19 • iOS 13 and iPadOS: How to join the beta, use the best new features on your iPhone and iPad Tags Apple iPad CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Now playing: Watch this: Given the precedent for hardware announcements and introductions at WWDC, there’s also a chance that we could see a new MacBook Pro or iPad Pro, or some other unknown product, brought out on stage. The company could also debut the updated Mac Pro, which it has already pledged to reveal in 2019. (In 2017, the company used the event to unveil a new iPad Pro and the HomePod smart speaker.) Apple didn’t respond to a request for comment.Below, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about WWDC 2019 — including the rumors that have captured our attention so far. We’ll continue to update this article as we count down the days until the big conference, so check back often.When is WWDC 2019? Apple WWDC starts on June 3 and runs through June 7. Apple has invited members of the media to its annual keynote address, which will take place at 10 a.m. PT on Monday, June 3 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.How can I watch the WWDC 2019 livestream?If you have an Apple TV, you can use the Apple Events app to watch it (and older events, too). Otherwise, you can can livestream WWDC from the Apple Events section of the company’s website.CNET will also be liveblogging the event live from the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.Can I attend WWDC? If you haven’t already snagged a ticket, the answer is probably “no.” Apple doled out tickets on a lottery system when the event was announced earlier this year, and all of the available slots have been snapped up.What are the rumors about WWDC 2019?A new look for iOS 13ios-13 Óscar Gutiérrez/CNET There’s a lot of buzz about a dramatic redesign coming to the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system, expected to be called iOS 13. We had heard reports that the forthcoming iPhone 11, expected in September, would have a new home screen, a system-wide “dark mode” setting, expanded multitasking capabilities and an “undo” option. Now, Bloomberg has published an article previewing dozens of features that are said to be part of the upgrade. They include:A refreshed Messages app that supports profile picture and names, privacy settings and expanded Animoji featuresAn upgraded Maps app that lets you identify and save important addresses (like home and work)Enhancements to Sleep Mode including tighter integration with the Bedtime feature Four dedicated sections in the Reminders app: “tasks to be done today, all tasks, scheduled tasks and flagged tasks”Plus new features coming in other apps including Books, Health, MailThe Bloomberg article also suggests that iOS 13 will support expanded multitasking features on the iPad and support its use as an external display for a Mac.iOS apps coming to MacOS (and vice versa)ios-12-macos-mojave-wallpapers Matt Elliott/CNET At WWDC 2018, Apple software chief Craig Federighi announced new technology that would make it easier for people to take apps developed for iOS and bring them to Macs. In a MacOS update released in September, Apple unveiled new versions of four of its own apps that originated on iOS — News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home — built with that technology. Now, apparently, Apple plans to bring this cross-platform framework to third-party developers.Reportedly code-named Marzipan, the technology is really for developers, not users. But there would be plenty of implications for the 1.4 billion devices currently running iOS, MacOS, WatchOS or TVOS. In the near-term, at least, it seems we can expect to see more iOS features — like Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time and iMessage screen effects — coming to MacOS, according to 9to5Mac. Jul 5 • RIP, iTunes. This is what happens to your Apple music now 7:52 $249 See It $249 2 Jun 30 • iOS 13 and iPadOS public betas: How to download and install them now Amazon WWDC 2019 iPhone Update iOS 12 Rumors Intel MacOS Mojave Siri Apple Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Apple Read more: Apple rumored to split up iTunes in forthcoming MacOS releaseA new iPad Pro and MacBook Pro?ipad-pro-iphone-xs-max-9 Óscar Gutiérrez/CNET Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has made a few predictions about products that could materialize at WWDC. Earlier this year, he suggested that Apple would introduce two new iPad Pros in 2019. That noted, we already got two new non-Pro iPads in 2019, back in March — the iPad Air and the iPad Mini. And it hasn’t even been a year since the company released its two newest iPad Pros, last October, so we’re taking this one with a grain of salt.Read: New iPad feature to compete with laptops on track for Apple’s iOS 13Kuo has also suggested that Apple will release a new 16-inch MacBook Pro and refresh the 13-inch model with 32 GB of RAM. And he’s alleged that Apple is working on a new Mac Pro with “easy to upgrade components” that comes with a 31-inch 6K monitor that’s said to have a Mini LED-esque backlight design. Mouse support coming for iPads?magic-mouse-2-apple-imac Sarah Tew/CNET According to rumors, Apple may be taking another step toward evolving the iPad into a true laptop replacement. Federico Viticci, editor in chief of MacStories, says that the company may build in mouse support for the iPad in a future version of iOS. Will the 2019 Mac Pro debut at WWDC?Apple's cylindrical Mac Pro, which brought some style to the boxy world of workstations, is shown here running Final Cut Pro X to edit the movie "Focus."Apple’s cylindrical Mac Pro. Apple There’s no harm in hoping. The company last refreshed its flagship desktop computer in December 2013, and Apple executives have been talking about a followup that’s been “coming soon” for years now. Around this time last year, we heard that a new Mac Pro would arrive in 2019. “We want to be transparent and communicate openly with our pro community so we want them to know that the Mac Pro is a 2019 product. It’s not something for this year,” Mac hardware product marketing director Tom Boger told TechCrunch in April 2018.Of course, Apple said something similar back in 2017. Read: The 2019 Apple Mac Pro has to look backward to move forwardBut maybe the company means it this time. After all, the iMac Pro was launched at WWDC in 2017. And if the new Mac Pro doesn’t come this June, Apple’s next and presumably final opportunity to launch it in 2019 would come in September. That’s when it’s expected to debut a new iPhone and perhaps some other high-profile hardware — which might be a less-than-ideal setting to unveil a niche product like the Mac Pro. Mentioned Above Apple iPad 2018 (space gray, 32GB) See All Review • Apple iPad 2018 review: The iPad for everyone A host of Apple executives, including CEO Tim Cook, are expected to take the stage at WWDC to outline the company’s software strategy and address issues ranging from privacy to security to developer relations.Perhaps the most anticipated news concerns the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system, likely to be called iOS 13, which powers the iPhone and iPad, and which is overdue for a major overhaul. In addition to a handful of redesigned and new features — like a retooled home screen, system-wide dark mode and more multitasking options — the company is also said to be cultivating greater interoperability between iOS with MacOS, the operating system used on its MacBook laptops and Mac desktop computers. This would ostensibly make it easier for developers to share code among apps written for the iPhone and iPad and Macs. Tablets Software Laptops Computers Phones Wearable Tech WWDC 2019 reading • Everything we know about Apple WWDC 2019 See It Jun 14 • Apple Music vs. Apple Podcast vs. Apple TV: What’s the difference? • Best Buy We’re just a few weeks away from Apple’s annual developer conference, which kicks off with a June 3 keynote, and expectations are ballooning. If the rumors are true, the company may use the event to unveil new hardware and announce one of the more significant changes to its iOS and MacOS software road map in years. Taking place once again at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, the 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference will show off the new apps, features and tools coming to the company’s expanding universe of software, services and devices. And unlike last year, when Apple focused mostly on shoring up the speed and responsiveness of its software, there’s a stronger chance of major product introductions and revelations in 2019. Now playing: Watch this: $329 Marzipan is gonna be amazing. I know old Mac guard are anxious but this feels like the early days of iPhone to me—poking at the APIs months before they became an SDK, seeing the kinds of things that could be built, etc. I trust Apple to make this the best way to write Mac apps— Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) May 3, 2019 7:30 1:17 Marzipan could also hasten a transition on Apple’s Mac platform from Intel to iPad-style ARM chips, a long-rumored change that’s been reported by Bloomberg and Axios. In addition to creating business efficiencies for Apple, a single ARM-based CPU across iPhones, iPads and Macs would make it even easier for developers to create a single version of their apps.(John Gruber wrote a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the history, viability and wisdom of Apple’s strategy with Marzipan back in 2017.)Read: Universal apps for Macs and iOS may be on horizon with Apple’s ‘Marzipan’ projectA dedicated App Store for the Apple Watch, and more 494b7417-68e9-42ac-bc05-5a8730cacf70 Érika García/CNET The company plans to bring the App Store to the Apple Watch, according to Bloomberg. The new update will be included in the next version of the device’s operating system, expected to be called WatchOS 6. Today, Apple Watch apps need to be downloaded using the Watch app on the iPhone and then transferred over. Read: App Store could be coming to WatchOS at WWDC, report saysThe Bloomberg article also mentions a new Voice Memos app that will take voice recordings from the wrist; an Apple Books app for audiobooks; a calculator app; a new Dose app that supports pill reminders; and a Cycles app that tracks menstrual cycles. Apple is also expected to add new watch faces and complications in the update, as well as Animoji and Memoji stickers. last_img read more

Blackmail actor Arunoday Singh announces separation from wife of Canadian origin

first_imgArunoday Singh and wife announce separationInstagramArunoday Singh, who tied the knot with Canadian girlfriend Lee Elton in December 2016, took to social media on Friday, May 10, to announce that they have decided to part ways.In the post, he expressed that although they were very good at love but couldn’t survive reality. Despite their best efforts, nothing worked out between them.”My marriage seems to be over. Turns out we were very good at love but couldn’t survive reality. Despite our best efforts, professional counselling and current trial separation, nothing seems to have helped bridge the fundamental differences that have emerged between us. It seems wiser to let go. I think we both deserve better. We shall try and resolve this with compassion and dignity,” the actor shared on Instagram.Lee wons a cafe in Goa and the duo met when the actor was shooting for Sonam Kapoor’s Aisha. The couple’s wedding was a grand one.On the work front, Arunoday made his Bollywood debut with Sikandar (2009) and went on to work in films like Aisha, Varun Dhawan’s Main Tera Hero and more. He was last seen in Irrfan Khan starrer Blackmail.Last year, celebrated fashion designer Masaba Gupta and husband Madhu Mantena had announced that they had decided to go on a trial separation after three years of marriage. However, in March 2019, Masaba, the daughter of veteran actor Neena Gupta and cricketer Vivian Richards, and filmmaker Mantena posted their joint statement on Instagram announcing that they have filed for divorce. Arunoday Singh and wife announce separationinstagramlast_img read more

Delhi to host Indian Languages Festival

first_imgThe theme of the third edition of this annual festival is Jodti Zubanein, Judti Zubanein, and will deliberate on connections between languages and the connections languages make. ‘This year’s theme goes beyond the literary and cultural connections across languages and encompasses the connections between divergent media of expression, like literature, cinema, music, between various ideologies and between languages and dialects,’ said Satyanand Nirupam, festival’s creative director. Acclaimed personalities from diverse fields like Gulzar, Jerry Pinto, Ketan Mehta, and Mahesh Bhatt will be holding discussions on various subjects about literature, Bollywood, music and literature.They will cover issues ranging from Dalit and women writing, alternative voices from literature, cinema, radio, publishing, gender violence, aspirations, dreams and voices of the marginalised.Sessions titled Language into Language, Civil Society and its Activism among other will also take place.last_img read more

It will cause chaos – part of this busy StokeonTrent road will

first_imgWant to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here.   The 44-year-old, of Leek New Road, said: “To be truthful it will be nice to have a bit of peace and quiet instead of ambulances and everything coming up and down. “As long as we still have access to get in and out of the drive, it will be quite nice to have a quiet road. There’s a grid that has sunken in the road and when lorries come past it can be noisy driving over it. So I’m quite glad that it’s happening, it will be a peaceful week and the pot holes will be fixed.” The road closure is set to be in place for up to nine days, but Stoke-on-Trent City Council hopes the work will be finished sooner. Councillor Daniel Jellyman, cabinet member for regeneration, infrastructure and heritage, said: “This is a key route in and out of the city which is used by thousands of motorists each day, and the work is another example of how we are improving roads in the city. “We’re carrying out the work overnight to minimise disruption for motorists, and the road closures and diversions will be clearly signed. The road closure is unavoidable due to the fact there will be workers and machinery on the road, and we have to ensure their safety and that of the public.”  Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Punter found hiding in bushes Leek New Road in Cobridge “There is quite a lot of potholes that need doing, but so much traffic comes along this road. I think it’s the big lorries that come along that cause the most damage. “I can see the closure causing some chaos because it’s tail to tail along here normally so when it’s closed there will be problems but it’s something that’s got to be done really.” But Claire Edwards says she will look forward to the peace and quiet. Read MorePolice make two arrests as ‘injured’ driver and passenger flee A53 crash scene Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Leek New Road in Cobridge “The resurfacing is needed because the roads are not maintained at all. With it being such a busy road it gets a lot of heavy trucks and it just gets worse. “I’ve lived here for 12 years and this road has always been bad for pot holes. The road closures are a necessary evil, but if they did a good job of filling the pot holes in in the first place it wouldn’t need resurfacing. “They just stick tarmac on the pot holes and it just breaks away again.” Read MoreM6 closed due to ‘police incident’   Tom Harding, age 31, of Leek New Road, said: “It’s going to be annoying, my mrs will probably have to drive a different way. “It is needed though and it should have been done a long time ago. It will be a nuisance but it’s a necessary one. The roads have been bad since we moved here 18 months ago. “I’m glad something is finally being done, but we won’t know how much of a nuisance it’s going to be until it happens.” And Susan Gwynne, aged 67, said: “We don’t drive so it won’t be as much of an inconvenience to us but it will be to others. Traffic will be at a stand still. Police search for missing woman Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailMotorists are being warned of disruption as a busy road is to close for up to nine days for resurfacing. The works will take place on Leek New Road, in Cobridge, overnight from Monday June 10 with diversions in place from 7pm to 6am.  A section of road between Sandbach Road and Stanway Avenue will be resurfaced, with local traffic being diverted along Sandbach Road, Sneyd Hill and Hanley Road. Lorries will be diverted through Baddeley Green Lane, Leek Road, Greasley Road, Werrington Road, Bucknall New Road, Potteries Way and Waterloo Road. Residents have welcomed the resurfacing work but say it will inevitably cause traffic chaos.  Read More’My three-year-old’s been left in tears…’ – Hundreds of families ‘gutted’ after mindless yobs force circus out of North Staffordshire town   Glenn Denson, aged 35, of Leek New Road, said: “I work in an off-licence on Leek New Road and it will affect the business because we’re open until 8.30pm. People usually avoid these areas when they see road closures, so it might deter customers. “It will also impact on residents as well because it is a busy road. However, there’s bits of the road that are falling away and it’s an ongoing issue on Leek New Road. Driver named following fatal collision Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or get the Android version from Google Play.  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram.last_img read more