02.03.23 – 4 teenagers arrested in Newcastle, 9 out of 10 first choice schools
Written by Hitmix Local News on 2 March 2023
Four teenage boys have been arrested after a number of buses and a car were damaged in Newcastle.
Police were called to Reliance Bus Works on Parkhouse Road East at 9.30 on the morning of Monday 9 January after windows were smashed on eight buses and names had been spray-painted onto them. Some of the buses are vintage models.
A silver BMW was also extensively damaged. The roof had been jumped on, a hosepipe was left running inside it and it had been spray-painted.
The boys, all from Newcastle, one aged 13 and three aged 14, were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage. They were released under investigation pending further enquiries.
Nine out of 10 parents have been allocated their first-choice secondary school in Staffordshire.
Of the 8,324 offers made for a Staffordshire secondary school at age 11, 92.5 per cent were for a first-choice school and nearly 97.8 per cent have been allocated one of their top three preferred schools.
Parents were given until the end of October to apply for a secondary school. Since the closing date, the council’s admissions team has been working with school and neighbouring authorities to ensure as many parents as possible receive a place at one of their preferred schools.
The National and regional average for a first choice school is just 83 per cent, around 10% lower than in Staffordshire.