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08.12.21 – Her Majesty’s Coroner, Award for NUL Cemetries, Beware of Counterfeit Goods

Written by on 8 December 2021

Her Majesty’s Coroner in Stoke-on-Trent is appealing to help trace the family of a woman who has died.

Eileen Lewis, aged 85, from Tunnicliffe Close, Longton, died on Sunday 28 November.     Her death is not being treated as suspicious.

Anyone who knew Eileen Lewis and has any details should contact the Coroner’s Office via coroners@stoke.gov.uk

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Newcastle Borough Council’s Cemetery and Crematorium Services has been declared Most Improved Performers in the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) national awards, winning their category.  And The Street Cleansing Services were finalists in their category, making the service part of the top eight in the UK.

The Leader of the Council, Simon Tagg, said: “APSE is the largest local government benchmarking association in the UK and so this is a brilliant result for the Council and, in particular, the teams concerned.

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Staffordshire County Council’s trading standards officers are reminding people about the dangers of counterfeit goods when shopping in the run up to Christmas.

The sale of counterfeit goods is big business with much of it linked to organised crime. Buying fakes does not only help line the pockets of criminals but they can also be harmful, especially when it comes to things like alcohol or unsafe children’s toys.

Popular fakes this Christmas will include the latest children’s toys and dolls, branded sportswear, electronics, cosmetics and alcohol.

You can report the sales of counterfeit goods on the Staffordshire Fight the Fakes helpline on 01785 330356.