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The new manager at Newcastle-under-Lyme Business Improvement District (BID) says building on the town centre’s “wonderful sense of community” will be her main focus as businesses emerge from lockdown. Alex Taylor is highly experienced in business and employer engagement and has been brought in to help the BID deliver even more engaging projects, events and […]

An international expert on crowd psychology from Keele University who contributed to the Government’s Covid-19 lockdown planning is among residents in Staffordshire recognised by the Queen in her Birthday Honours. Clifford Stott, a Professor of Social Psychology, whose work with the police and other authorities has included developing policy on managing football crowds and public […]

Thousands of pupils in Leek and Cheddleton will be tested over the coming days in a bid to tackle a major outbreak of the Delta variant of Concern. Kits will be sent home with younger pupils as part of the surge testing of more than three thousand children. There’s been more than 100 Covid cases […]

 A skin cancer specialist at the Royal Stoke hospital is urging people to take extra care with this weekend set to be one of the hottest of the year so far. Wayne Jaffe, who’s also a medical advisor for Melanoma UK, says skin cancer is the biggest cause of cancer in this country and spending […]

There’s been a small increase in the number of Coronavirus cases in Stoke-on-Trent. The seven day rate is now 19.9 per 100 thousand people up until June the third. That’s up just over four per cent on the previous seven days. Health bosses say although cases are spread widely across the city, there are high […]

The European Championships get underway tonight and Cheshire East Council and their partners are reminding people affected by domestic abuse they’re not alone. In 2014, a study found that reported cases of intimate partner violence increased 38 per cent when England lost and by 26 per cent when they won or drew during the World […]

A man has been charged with assaulting an emergency worker in Hanley. Christopher Edwards from Burslem, is accused of assaulting a PCSO in Fountain Square on Tuesday morning. The 41-year-old has been bailed to appear before magistrates in Newcastle later this month, with conditions he can’t enter Hanley town centre.

A man who drove at more than 150 miles-per-hour on the M6 and went through a red light at over 100 in  a residential area in Cheshire has been jailed for twelve months. A court was told, police were forced to stop pursuing a black Audi on December the 13th for safety reasons, after witnessing it […]

After a big hike in Covid cases, largely driven by the Delta variant, Cheshire East Council has brought in several mobile testing units in response to local demand.   Every person living in Crewe over the age of eighteen, are being urged to take a PCR Covid-19 test, even if they aren’t showing symptoms. The local […]

Newcastle is getting nearly 24 million pounds from the Towns Fund for a raft of projects including new buses, hundreds of homes in Knutton and Chesterton and a circus arts centre. There’ll also be a crossing on Barracks Road, a new foot bridge and improved cycle access routes into the town centre. Other projects include […]