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03.01.22 – Award Winning Documentary, Potteries Museum Wall Art, Recycling in the Borough, Queens Medal for Gareth Morgan

Written by on 3 January 2022

Award-winning documentary ‘999:Critical Condition’, which takes an up-close look at the moments when patients in a life threatening condition come through its hospital doors, is to return to television screens on this Thursday.

The third series of Channel 5’s critically-acclaimed series, filmed exclusively at the local Royal Stoke University Hospital, will once again grip viewers with the split second decisions that are often the difference between life and death.

The eight part series will show the reality of critical care in the vital first minutes after a patient arrives in a life threatening condition as well as urgent and emergency surgical care.


Creatives are bringing colour and imagination to the outside of the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery with a new street art wall.  visitors are being encouraged to go along and take pictures in front of the vibrant installation.

The design features large curving geometric shapes and blocks of colour with some abstract references to Stoke-on-Trent’s heritage.

Flowing knots of colour, reminiscent of the Staffordshire knot, and circles representing plates and potters wheels feature prominently in the design to hint at the city’s unique history.

The large scale mural aims to challenge people’s perceptions of street art by working with talented local artists to create bespoke pieces for visitors and residents to enjoy.



Newcastle-under-Lyme Waste and Recycling Services are thanking Borough residents for recycling in 2021, and hoping that in 2022 we will reduce and recycle even more.

By recycling correctly, the glass, plastics, metals, paper and card that you recycle in your blue bin and bag, can be back on the shelves as new packaging and products within weeks.

The food waste and leftovers that you recycle, goes on to make electricity and fertiliser.

In 2021 the residents of Newcastle-under-Lyme helped the Borough Council Waste team to recycle 10,800 tonnes of packaging, 2,600 tonnes of food waste and 6,800 tonnes of garden waste.


The former Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police, Gareth Morgan, has been recognised in Her Majesty the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for 2022.

Mr Morgan, who retired from the force in June 2021, is to receive the Queen’s Medal for Policing (QPM).

The medal acknowledges Mr Morgan’s distinguished service to policing which saw him serve a total of 33 years prior to his retirement.

Mr Morgan started his career in 1987 when he joined West Midlands Police, and most recently, he served as Chief Constable within the Staffordshire force for four years.

Current Staffordshire Police Chief Constable Chris Noble, who started with the force in December 2021, said: “Mr. Morgan was a dedicated leader who passed on his wisdom and experience by coaching and mentoring many chief officers as part of his commitment to enable continuous improvement of police leadership.”