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Staffordshire Police have arrested two men following a stop-and-search in Etruria on Wednesday afternoon. Officers stopped a grey Seat Ibiza at just after 3.15 on Festival Heights Retail Park. They found cannabis, cash and a mobile phone inside the vehicle, and a bag containing digital scales was recovered nearby. A further search by officers uncovered […]

The top officer at Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council is stepping down after five years at the helm. Martin Hamilton will leave his position as chief executive at the end of March 2024, having played a leading role in reorganising the council internally, reducing running costs and overseeing thousands of hours’ work on Walleys Quarry, including the […]

Road safety concerns have been highlighted following an incident on Chell Street, outside of Central Forest Park last Tuesday. Work to install flood-risk preventative measures were completed and the area was set up with traffic management to allow the newly laid tarmac and new drainage system to set. Between 3 and 7pm, the traffic management […]

A Stoke-on-Trent-based school have created their own allotment, with fresh produce grown being donated to a local fine-dining establishment. Thistley Hough Academy, who are part of the CET Trust, in Penkhull, has linked up with Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s community development team and Stoke-based restaurant Feasted, and now donate home-grown produce from their on-site allotment, orchard […]

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 […]