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Extra appointments are being made available across primary care to support patient access this winter. The enhanced offer means that around 5,000 additional appointments are available every week through GP practices across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. All appointments can be booked by contacting your own GP practice and people will be navigated to the most appropriate […]

Yesterday morning, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service helped rescue drivers who were stuck in flood water at the bottom of Black Bank in Knutton after two vehicles had become stuck in flood water . Fortunately the drivers were uninjured and a road closure is in place. Police are urging drivers to seek alternate routes and […]

Older people in Staffordshire will be supported and encouraged to live healthy and independent lives in a new 5 year strategy for 2024-29 The new ‘Older People Strategy’ sets out how the county council will support the growing aging population in Staffordshire. There are currently around 194,100 people in the county aged 65+, and 23,500 […]

A woman has been fined after bombarding the Staffordshire force control room with nuisance calls. The 21-year-old from Longton appeared at the North Staffordshire Justice Centre on Thursday 30 November and pleaded guilty to abusing the 101 service. She was arrested on Wednesday 29 November after 72 calls were received from her over a period […]

The Christmas message from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service this year is Buy Safe, Charge Safe, as they issue a reminder about the serious risks posed by lithium-ion batteries. These batteries are used to power many electrical appliances, including e-bikes and e-scooters.  These batteries can catch fire, or even explode, when they create more heat […]

Work to make Newcastle town centre feel safer day and night is paying dividends, according to a new report. Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council’s joint work with Staffordshire Police has resulted in improvements in instances of anti-social behaviour, robbery and general violence. The results follow a series of initiatives including creating Public Space Protection Orders, police officers […]

Residents in Newcastle under Lyme can see for themselves how money is being spent and services delivered thanks to an annual progress report.  The  Borough Council is presenting the report, detailing its performance set against its four-year development plan to 2026. Its priorities are building the local economy; supporting healthy, safe and active communities; creating […]

Staffordshire Residents looking for information about local services or support to deal with cost-of-living pressures can do so at Community Help Points across the county. Community Help Points assist people in accessing a variety of information, activities and resources to make everyday life easier, including -Using the internet to find important information. -Finding out where […]

Staffordshire Police have once again been calling on anyone carrying a knife to #DitchTheBlade.   The campaign ran for 2 weeks recently, in conjunction with the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Violence Reduction Alliance, the aim of the campaign has been to reinforce that it is not normal for anyone to carry a knife. Tackling knife crime remains […]

Staffordshire Police have been proactively targeting those involved in drug cultivation across Staffordshire as part of their Operation Levidrome commitment. On 18th November at 11.30 am Officers attended a home in the Joiners Square area following reports of suspicious activity and found 480 cannabis plants. The incident number is 245 of 18 November. On the […]