Archive for February, 2012
A district judge imposed a curfew order on a Stoke-on-Trent man caught with a knife – then admitted the sentence could be seen as “laughable”.
Judge David Taylor placed the order on Marcin Maciaga, of Sandyford, because he was unable to complete an original community work punishment.
Officers at Rising Brook Community Fire Station believe there are a number of benefits with their new bicycles.
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue and Stafford Borough Council are behind the new initiative which will see firefighters taking bikes onto difficult terrain and helping the service to engage more with the community.
The Leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council has insisted care homes are not being cut.
Councillors are set to approve plans to close two city care homes – St Michael’s and The Meadows – as well as three day centres. Marrow House, a respite centre for dementia patients was also due to shut its doors.
However, with residents facing the likelihood of being forced into private care, the plans for Marrow House were revised to allow it to stay open, although new patients will not be accepted.
Staffordshire University students have been proving their passion for fashion by organising their own clothes show.
The Diversity Fashion Show on March 20 will feature original creations, as well as collections from local designers.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council has received £1.5m of the £5m owed to them from Icelandic bank, Landsbanki.
The city council was one of 80 councils to receive the money after local authority funds worth £413m were held by Landsbanki when it collapsed in 2008.
An elderly Stoke-on-Trent woman died after breaking her leg in a fall at home, an inquest heard.
Elizabeth May Whieldon, 92, of Hall Drive, Weston Coyney, died at the City General Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent.
A man is being quizzed by police over the death of a young woman at a house in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Officers were called to Kentmere Place after reports a 19-year old woman had been injured.
One Direction foiled Adele’s domination of the 2012 Brit Awards by winning the coveted Best British Single at London’s O2 Arena.
The award delighted the chart-toppers who include Staffordshire-born Liam Payne (pictured) and Harry Styles, from Holmes Chapel.