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Man charged following hospital arson incident

Royal Stoke Hospital Fire

Staffordshire Police have charged a 39-year-old man with arson following deliberately started fires at the Royal Stoke University Hospital and Staffordshire University on the evening of Wednesday 7th June 2017. The charged man has been named as Thomas Ashcroft, of Musgrave Crescent, Sheffield, and he has been charged with two counts of committing arson with intent to endanger life. As ...

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Bill Cash re-elected as MP for Stone

Bill Cash

Bill Cash has retained his Stone constituency seat for the Conservative Party Despite a hung parliament being declared, Stone’s incumbent MP, Sir Bill Cash, increased his majority from 16,250 to 17,495 with 63.2% of the vote, up from 54.7%. Labour candidate Sam Hale built on his 2015 support and gained an additional 4,636 votes (14,119 in 2017 vs 9,483 in ...

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Royal Stoke Hospital fire caused by arson

Royal Stoke Hospital Fire

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed that a fire at Royal Stoke University Hospital on June 7 was started deliberately The Service was called to the hospital at 5.59pm to a fire in the main building and the crews used one breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. At the height of the incident there ...

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Eccleshall Community First Responders receive Queens award

The Eccleshall Community First Responders have been awarded the 2017 Queens Award for Voluntary Services The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen’s coronation. This award is the equivalent ...

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Inn Ringers Support Alzheimer’s Society with 40th Anniversary Concert

The Inn Ringers have announced that The Alzheimer’s Society is their chosen charity for their 40th Anniversary concert on 25th June 2017. Each year the members of The Inn Ringers nominate a charity to support, by an overwhelming majority it was decided the team should support the Alzheimer’s Society. Musical Director Paul Mellor said “The number of people being affected by ...

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Five die following M6 lorry and car accident

Chief constable

A 60 year old HGV driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following an accident on the M6 this morning. At around 4:30 this morning a lorry was in collision with a Nissan Micra on the southbound stretch of the M6 between junctions 15 and 14. The 60-year-old male driver, from the West Midlands, has ...

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Body found in Stone Canal

This morning the body of a man was discovered in the canal in Stone The discovery follows reports around 6:15am of a body in the water. Officers attended then scene and discovered the body of white male in canal off Newcastle Road. At this stage the death is being treated as accidental and the matter has been passed to HM ...

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Churnet Valley on the way to Fundraising Success

The Churnet Valley Railway’s bid to raise £75,000 in just 3 months has made a flying start with just over half of the funds raised in a little under 3 weeks! The funds are being raised in order to complete the purchase of Cheddleton Station. The Victorian building at Cheddleton has been home to the preservationists since 1974, and the money ...

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UK Police Memorial set to be built in Staffordshire

UK Police Memorial

Today saw the national launch of the fund raising campaign for the new UK Police Memorial to recognise the courage and sacrifice of the thousands of members of the UK police service who gave their lives to serve and protect our communities. Staffordshire Police are very proud to be police force responsible ensuring the safety of the National Memorial Arboretum ...

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