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17.01.23 – Operation Lightening, Home Office Jobs in Stoke on Trent

Written by on 16 January 2023

Staffordshire Police are reminding young people and the wider public to ensure they stay safe around our busy roads as they intensify their road safety efforts in Staffordshire.

Statistics have shown that road traffic injuries are the leading cause of deaths of those between the ages of 15 and 29 worldwide.

In Staffordshire, there were 227 fatal or serious injury collisions from July 2021 to July 2022. There were 37 deaths – with 46% of these involving those between the ages of 17 to 39.

After looking at the causes of these collisions, Police found that 24% happened as a result of speeding, with a further 22% due to drink driving.

The Roads policing unit (RPU) was introduced in September 2019 which has been working hard with local partners and organisations to ensure the best possible road safety standard in Staffordshire.  Also launched in 2019, and dedicated to road safety was ‘Operation Lightening’, which in a two week period in 2020 saw 140 arrests following offences relating to the ‘fatal four’ guidelines, which are Speeding. Mobile phone use, Drink and drug driving and Not wearing a seatbelt.

For more information on road safety operation, visit: Op Lightning | Staffordshire Police


Hundreds of jobs are on their way to Stoke-on-Trent after the Home Office signed a lease for a new base in the city.

The government department has signed a deal for office space – totalling more than 38,000 sq ft – at Two Smithfield in Hanley.

The move comes after the Home Office announced that it is expanding its presence in Stoke-on-Trent and establishing a new and innovative hub in the city, as part of the government-wide Places for Growth programme.

The Home Office has committed to creating around 500 new jobs in Stoke-on-Trent, with the first employees expected to move into Two Smithfield in March.

For more information about the roles available at the Home Office or to apply for a job visit: Home – Home Office Careers