Archive for February, 2012
Port Vale FC have been handed a winding-up petition by HM Revenue and Customs over an unpaid tax bill.
Vale, eighth in League Two and two points behind the playoffs, were placed under a transfer embargo after failing to repay a monthly instalment of the £2.25 million loan to Stoke-on-Trent City Council.
Detectives want to trace two missing items in connection with the death of Newcastle-under-Lyme teenager Samantha Laney.
An adult’s mountain bike and a mobile phone are missing.
A man has been arrested in connection with the death of moped rider Benjamin Warrington on the A38 near Lichfield.
Detectives investigating the incident have arrested a 43-year-old West Bromwich man. He is currently in custody being questioned.
Port Vale drew 1-1 with local rivals Crewe Alexandra, while Burton Albion lost 2-0 away at Swindon in League Two.
Vale, who started the night three points behind 7th placed Oxford, took a 49th minute lead courtesy of a Dave Artell own goal.
Stafford 4th Boys Brigade will benefit from those taking the “leap” today (February 29) after a graphic designer offered to design professional posters for them.
David Yates, who grew up in Stoke and went to Staffordshire University, is one of many professionals across the UK spending their February 29 Leap Day volunteering for good causes.
Eleven men have been sentenced for a large-scale drug farm operation.
The men were caught after a five-month Staffordshire Police Operation Nemesis investigation on drug dealers.
Police warned cyclists across Stoke-on-Trent today after a spate of bike thefts at major locations around the city.
Five bikes worth £500 each have been stolen in the last seven days around Staffordshire University’s Stoke campus.
A Leek man has been forced to move out of his home after a chip pan fire destroyed his kitchen.
Alan Bentley, 65, had turned on the cooker at his home at Pickwood Close last Saturday (February 25), but did not realise his chip pan was also on.
Two people were injured and a woman was trapped after a car accident in Tamworth.
The woman had to be cut free by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service after the collision on Pennine Way, Wilnecote.