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21 min ago | Your Leek Paper
Met Office forecasters predict there will be plenty of dry weather with warm spells this weekend - but does that mean Stoke-on-Trent will have an Indian summer? The table of forecasts below is based on averages for all of the 68 weather stations based within our circulation area. All data is provided by the Met Office through its Datapoint service.
21 min ago | BBC News
Judge Philip Parker told the hearing on Monday that Henderson was dependent on his mother and when her health deteriorated he could not cope. Mrs Henderson had previously been her son's carer.
2 hrs ago | Crewe Guardian
THE Crewe man who died as a result of a road traffic collision in Congleton last week has been named as Alan Horrocks, 68, of Oak Tree Drive. His family paid tribute to a 'much loved dad and grandad, who was also a good friend to many and will be missed by all'.
4 hrs ago | Halesowennews.co.uk
AN ARMED robber who terrified staff at a Halesowen bank during a vicious raid has been jailed for 16 years. Stephen Loftus, from Bewdley, was on the run at the time from police after failing to comply with the requirements of his licence following his release from a seven year jail term for conspiracy to rob a cash-in-transit van.
The 19-year-old, from Burntwood, Staffordshire, died in May after launching an appeal in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. It said A 2.9m of the A 4.96m raised through donations and Gift Aid would be invested in specialist cancer units for young people.
Responders from Dane Valley, Dunwood, Flash and Longnor, Wetton and Alstonefield, Waterhouses and Dove Valley are pictured at a recruitment day held at Rudyard Lake Visitors Centre Responders from Dane Valley, Dunwood, Flash and Longnor, Wetton and Alstonefield, Waterhouses and Dove Valley are pictured at a recruitment day held at Rudyard Lake Visitors Centre West Midlands Ambulance Trust is looking for community first responders particularly in the areas of Brown Edge and Endon, the Churnet Valley, Dane Valley, Dove Valley, Dunwood, Flash and Longnor, Waterhouses, Wetton and Alstonefield.
THE jobs of up to 49 members of staff at Phones 4u outlets across the borough are at risk after administrators were called in to the stricken mobile phone retailer today . Robert Jonathan Hunt, Ian David Green and Robert John Moran of PwC have been appointed as administrators to the leading independent phone retailer, which has stores in Dudley, Halesowen, Stourbridge and the Merry Hill shopping centre and which has been hit hard by EE's decision not to renew its contract.
A 20-YEAR-OLD plumber who punched a young man in the face outside a Stourbridge nightspot fracturing his jaw and eye socket has avoided jail. John Evans from Rowley Regis lashed out with a single blow after being involved in a dispute with Martin Roberts and his brother Anthony in Lloyds Bar - Paul Spratt, prosecuting, told Wolverhampton Crown Court.
Staffordshire and Birmingham Agricultural Society's annual ploughing matches and hedgelaying competitions have got underway, with the first event in Newcastle district on September 7. On Saturday it was the turn of Uttoxeter District, which hosted competitors at Ash Barn Farm, Grindley, by permission of Mr D Rushton.
JOB seekers are invited to a recruitment fair being held at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service's Family Day on Saturday. The event is being held at service headquarters at Pirehill, Stone, on Saturday, September 20 from 12 noon to 4pm.
More than 1,100 people arrived at the Marquis Drive visitor centre to take part in the Alzheimer's Society Memory Walk - almost twice the number of people who attended in 2013. The walk was started by BBC Midlands News presenter Mary Rhodes, who swapped a busy studio for the forests of Cannock Chase.
Art and Soul Picnic to help save Art and Soul with Nesta's Ark, balloons in a police car, face painting, rounders game,Mollie Fowel with her winning I Believe design TACKLING the stigma and discrimination that surrounds mental health has been named a key priority of a new approach to help people living in East Staffordshire. Staffordshire County Council said it will be focusing more on prevention and offering local support at home and work as well as reducing suicide rates after taking a look at how it can jointly provide support for residents with its partners.
The Ilam shuttle takes you from Ashbourne calling at the Callow Hall,Okeover arms, Blore Hall, Ilam Caravan site, The Izaac Walton Hotel, Ashbourne Heights before returning to Ashbourne.
Becci Knight, whose dog won the 'dog the judge would most like to take home', and Social Therapist Kim's daughter Poppy Mace, who won the competition for the dog with the waggiest tail. Staff at Abbey Court Care Home in Leek hosted the pooch display as part of the Buxton Road venue's Summer Fair.
A STAFFORDSHIRE Moorlands farm has been selected as one of the top 10 finalists in the prestigious 2014 Soil Association Organic Awards. Ilam-based Beechenhill Farm has been selected as finalist in the Organic Places to Stay category for its bed and breakfast cottages.
Mother Vincent de Paul, now known as Sister Maria Cox, celebrated her birthday at Loreto Convent, Llandudno. She was Professed in 1948 into the Loreto Order.
New sub-postmaster Mark Daniels, left, and secretary of The Hub, Liddy Hamilton, right, are pictured with some of the residents who have already used the reopened facility. Waterhouses Post Office, which was situated at The Hub in Waterfall Lane, Waterhouses, closed its doors in May following the resignation of the sub-postmaster.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 08:41 am
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