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03.05.23 – Staffordshire Day Celebrations, Man Stabbed in Newcastle-under-Lyme,

Written by on 3 May 2023

Thousands of people from across Staffordshire turned out for the county’s eighth Staffordshire Day celebrations on Monday.

A food festival, garden party and breakfast train were amongst the events and activities taking place over the weekend.

This year’s theme was all about sustainability, celebrating the many ways our county is doing its bit to reduce our impact on the environment and make Staffordshire more sustainable. The day is a chance for people to come together to celebrate all that is great about Staffordshire and to show their pride in the county.  Highlights included The Big Green Poetry Competition and The Staffordshire Day Film Festival, and an exclusive recipe for Staffordshire Oatcakes.

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A man has been arrested after another man was stabbed in Newcastle-under-Lyme last week.  Emergency Services were called to an address in Kidsgrove shortly after 9.30pm on Friday (28 April) following reports of a stabbing.

The victim, a man in his 30s, was found with stab wounds and taken to hospital by paramedics although his injuries aren’t believed to be serious.

On Sunday, Officers arrested a 23-year-old man from Newcastle-under-Lyme on suspicion of wounding with intent. He has since been released on conditional police bail while inquiries continue.

Police are still interested in speaking to any witnesses or those with any information which can help with their investigation. Contact them on 101, quoting incident 844 of 28 April, or use Live Chat on the Staffordshire Police Website.     website –