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Appeal after serious collision involving cyclist and car, Wide-ranging study begins into impact of landfill odours

Written by on 13 May 2024

Staffordshire Police are appealing for information following a serious collision involving a cyclist and a Nissan Juke in Bentilee.  Officers were called at just before 2.55 on Sunday afternoon to Beverley Drive and the cyclist, an 18-year-old man, was taken to hospital. He is in a stable condition.

The driver of the Juke remained at the scene where she helped officers with their enquiries.  If you have any information or dashcam footage that could help, please contact them on 101 quoting incident 411 of 12 May.

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Communities affected by emissions from a landfill site are to be involved in an independent study detailing their experiences.

Researchers will talk directly to residents, businesses and schools to ask not only how the long-running problems at Walleys Quarry landfill in Newcastle have affected their physical and mental health, but how they may have influenced children’s education, the local economy, community safety, the value of homes and other factors.

Commissioned jointly by a group of public bodies, including Staffordshire County Council, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, the Environment Agency and UK Health Security Agency, the survey will be carried out by independent Consultants and findings will be published later in the year.

Complaints over odours coming from the landfill, owned by Walley Quarry Ltd, rose substantially in the winter of 2020/21 and has remained an issue ever since.