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Burslem
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Big-hearted students at The Cooperative Academy of Stoke-on-Trent hosted a Christmas lunch for more than 100 guests in a bid to tackle loneliness among the elderly at Christmas time.

According to Age UK, more than two million people in England over the age of 75 live alone, many experiencing extreme isolation and chronic loneliness.

Community staffs police
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Staffordshire Police have announced a range of activities to raise awareness of rogue traders that have been targeting the area.
Rogue traders, often referred to as ‘cowboys’, pose as builders, maintenance workers, gardeners and cold call residents, offering their services.

Features
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Figures have shown that 1.9 million people over the age of 65, often feel invisible and completely ignored. Also, 1.4 million feel cut off from society and 3.6 million admit the television is their only form of company, and the only thing that they interact with.

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a two-vehicle collision on the A51 near Hixon left two elderly women with serious injuries.

A blue Audi A4 and a silver Vauxhall Meriva collided at 4.45pm on October 22 at approximately 4.45pm near the junction with New Road.