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Staffordshire Police has launched its first ever Detective Constable Degree Holder Entry Programme (DC DHEP) in partnership with Staffordshire University this week. Thirty new student officers took their attestation and were sworn in as police officers yesterday (Wednesday 25 November). The force and Staffordshire University have worked in partnership to deliver the course, which is […]

Visitors to the county’s beauty spots and countryside are being reminded to park responsibly and only use official parking. With the county’s green spaces attracting more visitors as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown and other leisure businesses being closed, many locations are much busier than usual. As a result of this, park rangers are […]

Detectives say an investigation into what caused a fatal house fire in Tunstall is ongoing. 32-year-old Nathan Shaw, died in hospital following the blaze at a property on Knight Street on Monday night. Specialist officers are now supporting his family. Two women aged 41 and 20, and 36-year-old man, who were initially arrested on suspicion […]

The first visible signs of action have appeared following a £750,000 Government windfall to boost residents’ health and well-being in Kidsgrove. A scheme to upgrade a popular park in the town is the first among an exciting package of approved capital projects to get off the ground since an advanced Town Deal payment was officially […]

A 24-hour mental health helpline launched at the beginning of the second national lockdown has already received and supported more than 400 calls for help. The helpline, established by Stoke-on-Trent City Council with Brighter Futures, has received 431* calls from residents struggling with their mental health, with 33* of these calls being from residents who […]

All tiers Across all tiers, everyone: must wear a face covering in most indoor public settings, unless they have an exemption should follow the rules on meeting others safely should attend school or college as normal, unless they are self-isolating. Schools, universities, colleges and early years settings remain open in all tiers should walk or cycle where possible, […]

There’s been a series of jewellery thefts including five in Newcastle. Police say offenders are believed to have targeted Asian family gold, getting into properties through unsecured windows. The thefts which also include three in Cobridge, are believed to have taken place last Saturday between half past four in the afternoon and 10.30pm. Officers believe […]

A Stone man has been jailed for eight weeks after breaching his Criminal Behaviour Order. Brandon Dickinson, of Runnymede, was sentenced by magistrates in Newcastle. A court heard, the 21-year-old was arrested on Monday and charged with breaching the order on three occasions during September and October.

Detectives are questioning three people on suspicion of attempted murder following a house fire in Stoke-on-Trent. Four people were rescued from a property on Knight Street in Tunstall on Monday night. A man in his 30’s remains in a critical condition at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. Two women aged 41 and 20, and a […]

More than a million pounds has been handed out by Stoke-on-Trent city council to businesses affected by the latest national lockdown. The local authority says it’s received over a thousand applications in the last fortnight from businesses. Following assessment, 759 have successfully received a grant, some weren’t eligible while a further 26 require additional information.