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Officers at Staffordshire County Council’s Trading Standards service have welcomed changes in the law which will see higher fines for those selling illicit tobacco. The new sanctions introduced this month (July) mean that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) can enforce penalties of up to £10,000 for those businesses and individuals selling illicit tobacco.  Depending on […]

Young bikers from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are invited to a series of free events to help keep them safe on our roads. The Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) is providing free workshops, biker BBQs and a special training day, all designed to help improve young bikers’ riding skills: Pre-Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) workshops, taking […]

Staffordshire Police are appealing for information following a deliberate house fire in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Just before 12.40 last Friday afternoon, Police were called to High Street, Silverdale, along with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.  Firefighters extinguished the fire and no one was injured. Police are currently reviewing CCTV footage from the area at the time and […]

Possible locations for homes, businesses, community facilities and protected green spaces are all being proposed in a community plan. Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council is unveiling the first draft of its Local Plan, which will eventually determine which areas are earmarked for different uses and which are not. If approved, an eight-week public consultation would begin in […]

Non League Weekend Football – 15.04.23 By Dave Johnson Newcastle Town v Trafford A superb win away to Leek Town on Easter Monday has lifted hopes of avoiding a bottom four spot and all that it would mean for Newcastle, but there is still work to be done. Saturday’s opponents Trafford have nothing to play […]

Hundreds of lime trees are being planted to mark a historic anniversary and make a green commitment for the future. Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council is planting 850 lime trees, plus other broadleaf species, to create a commemorative Lyme Forest to mark the 850th anniversary of the granting of the Borough’s first Royal Charter. The forest will […]

Action has been taken after illegal cigarettes were found at an address in Stoke on Trent. Working in partnership with Staffordshire Police, a tobacco dog detection team, and Trading Standards, officers have uncovered over 120,000 illegal cigarettes, with a retail value of almost £75k The counterfeit cigarettes were discovered in a self-store unit in the […]

Budget proposals promising investment in key areas, while keeping a council tax increase to a minimum, have been approved in Newcastle under Lyme. The Borough Council has agreed its spending plans for 2023/24, resulting in most households only paying up to 8p a week extra for local services. Investment will continue in Newcastle and Kidsgrove […]

Part of the A53 will be closed to all road users and pedestrians on two Sundays so tall trees can be cut back for the first time in 18 years.Tree surgeons will be working on both sides of the A53 Etruria Road at Basford Bank, between the junction with the A500 and Basford Park Road. […]

If you are looking for something festive to do for the whole family over Christmas, THE NEW VIC in Newcastle-under-Lyme have a wonderful production of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ which is on until 28th January. Our Review was 5* for this magical Christmas play, filled with amazing actors who brought their characters to life. We sent […]