Author: Hitmix Local News
People in Newcastle are facing a small increase in council tax after councillors approved its budget for the forthcoming twelve months. It means the majority of residents are set to pay less than NINE PENCE more per week for a wide range of services. The local authority is having to make 1.3 million pounds savings […]
An Air Quality Monitoring unit has been installed by the Environment Agency near to Walley’s Quarry landfill site in Silverdale. It’s in response to hundreds of complaints from residents about a bad smell in the area that they say impacts negatively on their families and their quality of life. The unit, which will be in […]
One of Staffordshire’s biggest tourist attractions has announced when it will reopen. Bosses at Alton Towers say following the Government’s lifting of lockdown restrictions they plan to open its theme park and selected self-contained accommodation from the 12th April.
A number of areas of Stoke-on-Trent have been identified as having the highest rates for Coronavirus. Now, health leaders at the City Council are urging people living in Stoke, Shelton, Penkhull, Fenton East and around Hanley Park to get tested. The local authority has increased the availability of lateral flow testing at more venues which […]
Organisers of the Potters Arf are looking at plans to pay tribute to the founder of the race. Don Shelley from Stone, passed away earlier this month at the age of 84. He founded the Potteries Marathon in 1982, which went on to become the Potters Arf in 2005.
A Stoke-on-Trent man has been jailed for nine years after pleading guilty to two counts of rape. David Wainwright, of Smithpool Road in Fenton, admitted the offences which were reported to police in March 2019. The 26-year-old has also been placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life. Detectives say this has been […]
And a child has been rescued after becoming stuck on a swing in Newcastle. A fire crew were sent to Newcastle Road in Madeley. The child was successfully released from the swing.
More than 8,000 people have been tested for Covid-19 in the first two weeks since a South African variant was found in the Stafford borough. Health bosses say they’ve been delighted by the response of the public with testing taking place at the Kingston Centre in Stafford, as well as in Gnosall, Eccleshall and […]
Families in Staffordshire struggling to heat their homes over the winter could get up to 200 pounds financial support to pay their heating bills. The County Council is working with the fire service and local charity Beat The Cold to deliver the Covid-19 winter grant scheme. In addition to the financial help, families will also […]
A man whose death sparked a murder investigation in Stoke has been named. The body of 34-year-old Bartek Sobon, was found at a property on Lime Street on Saturday night. A post mortem is due to take place. A woman and two men, who were arrested have been released under investigation, while a fourth person, […]