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Drink-driver caught over the limit for second time in four years

Robert Jones, of Blurton, hit with £575 court bill at North Staffordshire Justice Centre Drink-driver Robert Jones has been banned from the roads after he was caught for the second time in four years. The 38-year-old was stopped while driving a Vauxhall Zafira in Hartshill Road, Hartshill, at 12.50am on April 23.

stokesentinel.co.uk ,  8 days ago 7
Drink-driver caught over the limit for second time in four years

Recognise anyone? Police want your help to put names to these 23 faces

Police investigating a range of offences across North Staffordshire have released 21 CCTV images of men and women officers are keen to speak to. The force is currently appealing for witnesses following thefts and frauds on residential streets and shops in the area. Now images of men and women Staffordshire Police want to speak to have been released - and the force wants your help to identify them.

stokesentinel.co.uk ,  10 days ago 3089
Recognise anyone? Police want your help to put names to these 23 faces

Stoke-on-Trent foodbank feeds 115,000 people in decade as demand soars

Nearly 40 per cent of the people supported by Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank are children Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank has fed 115,000 people since its launch 10 years ago - and record numbers are now using the service. The charity, which marked the anniversary with an event to thank its 120 volunteers, said poverty levels have increased since it began in 2012.

stokesentinel.co.uk ,  10 days ago 2
Stoke-on-Trent foodbank feeds 115,000 people in decade as demand soars

40-year-old man steals from family to fund alcohol addiction

He has been sentenced to 16 months in prison, suspended for two years. A 40-year-old man from Blurton stole from his own family to fund his alcohol addiction. Such was his craving for alcohol that he did not even spare his grandmother's wedding ring. The man, identified as Robert Fenwick, had moved in with his mother in March 2020 as he was being treated for alcohol addiction and needed his family's support at the time.

ibtimes.co.uk ,  11 days ago 4
40-year-old man steals from family to fund alcohol addiction

End of an era as landmark Stoke-on-Trent pub demolished

Eight houses are to be built on the site of the flattened Joker, in Blurton Another landmark Stoke-on-Trent pub is being demolished - as eight houses have been approved for the site. Bulldozers are currently knocking down . It comes after the Finstock Avenue boozer closed down in 2020 following a £2,500 refurbishment - and never reopened.

stokesentinel.co.uk ,  12 days ago 5
End of an era as landmark Stoke-on-Trent pub demolished

'Suspicious' man follows young girls home from shop then 'tries to grab one'

Officers are urging anyone who saw the man to come forward A "suspicious" man followed two young girls home from a shop then "tried to grab one", police said. Officers are urging anyone who saw the man on Blurton Road, Blurton in Staffordshire, on Saturday evening, to come forward.

birminghammail.co.uk ,  12 days ago 9
'Suspicious' man follows young girls home from shop then 'tries to grab one'

Police hunt man in flip flops who tried to 'grab' girl on Stoke-on-Trent street

Staffordshire Police want to hear from anyone who has seen the man Police are urging anyone who spotted a man following two girls along a Stoke-on-Trent road to get in touch. Officers received reports of the 'suspicious' man following two young girls on their way home from a shop on Blurton Road, Blurton, on Saturday evening.

stokesentinel.co.uk ,  14 days ago 32
Police hunt man in flip flops who tried to 'grab' girl on Stoke-on-Trent street

Blackpool birthday bash Stokies out of pocket after party firm keeps their money

The party-goers have had to fork out for new hotel rooms and missed out on a cabaret night after the collapse of Stag and Hen City Party-goers have been left furious and out of pocket - after the collapse of a Stoke-on-Trent events firm. Tracy Bates is one of many customers left in the lurch after booking trips with Stag and Hen City.

stokesentinel.co.uk ,  16 days ago 30
Blackpool birthday bash Stokies out of pocket after party firm keeps their money

Campus bobby retires after helping to keep thousands of university students safe

PC Simon Stone has been Staffordshire University's police liaison officer since 2014 A police officer dedicated to keeping students safe at Staffordshire University is retiring after nearly eight years on the campus beat. PC Simon Stone has been a familiar and friendly face to students and local residents in the Shelton and Stoke communities.

stokesentinel.co.uk ,  20 days ago 0
Campus bobby retires after helping to keep thousands of university students safe

Neighbours defeated as children's home to open in their street

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has ruled the children's home can operate on Laburnum Grove, in Blurton Neighbours have lost their fight to stop a four-bedroom property being turned into a children's home on their residential street. They objected to the plan - for Laburnum Grove, in Blurton - after complaining about the potential for noise, parking problems and anti-social behaviour.

stokesentinel.co.uk ,  23 days ago 132
Neighbours defeated as children's home to open in their street

Tragedy as Sainsbury's worker returns home to find wife dead

was pronounced dead at her Blurton home Michelle Cooper A Sainsbury's worker returned home to find his wife dead at the bottom of the stairs. Gordon Cooper raised the alarm after discovering the body of his partner of 15 years Michelle Cooper at their Blurton home. An inquest has heard how Mr Cooper had left for work at 12.30pm on February 7, spoke to his wife at 4.40pm, and returned to their Fallowfield home at 9.50pm.

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Tragedy as Sainsbury's worker returns home to find wife dead

Police scrambled to Stoke-on-Trent estate after 'knife threat'

Staffordshire Police say the suspect approached a car on Blurton's Meaford Drive before threatening the occupant Police are hunting a thug who threatened the occupant of a car with a knife. Officers were called out to Meaford Drive in Blurton following reports of the incident. Witnesses have reported seeing the offender with a knife threatening 'an occupant' of a grey Suzuki Swift.

stokesentinel.co.uk ,  24 days ago 31
Police scrambled to Stoke-on-Trent estate after 'knife threat'

OAPs 'emotionally distressed' as troubled kids' home set to open in quiet cul-de-sac

The plans have been recommended for approval by Stoke-on-Trent City Council this week Families fighting plans for a children’s home in their cul-de-sac fear they will be plagued by noise, parking problems and anti-social behaviour. The proposals to change the use of a four-bedroom house in Laburnum Grove, Blurton, are being recommended for approval by council officers.

stokesentinel.co.uk ,  28 days ago 83
OAPs 'emotionally distressed' as troubled kids' home set to open in quiet cul-de-sac

Drink-driving gran, 55, shunned by daughters faces losing job

Nicola Stewart, from Penkhull, smashed her Audi into two parked cars Grandma Nicola Stewart crashed her car when she was more than twice the legal drink-drive limit. The 55-year-old had been out with friends when she decided to drive home. But she was being tailgated and turned into Beaconsfield Drive, in Blurton, where she hit a parked car with such force it hit a second stationary vehicle.

stokesentinel.co.uk ,  1 month ago 896
Drink-driving gran, 55, shunned by daughters faces losing job

Dopey drug-driver tells court: 'I cook with cannabis'

Now Gareth Moore, 46, from Blurton, has been banned from the roads Drug-driver Gareth Moore was caught by police as he drove to a petrol station for fuel. The 46-year-old had recently acquired his car and was taking it to buy some diesel when he was pulled over.

stokesentinel.co.uk ,  1 month ago 64
Dopey drug-driver tells court: 'I cook with cannabis'

Girl, 5, hit and killed by car outside school gates described by family as 'our sunshine'

Minaal Salam's family described her as "our sunshine" as they tribute to the five year old who died outside Newstead Primary Academy A five-year-old girl who died after being struck by a car outside her school gates has been named as Minaal Salam. Her heartbroken family have said they can't believe they have been separated from their daughter, who they described as "our sunshine".

mirror.co.uk ,  1 month ago 18
Girl, 5, hit and killed by car outside school gates described by family as 'our sunshine'

Family tribute to girl, 5, killed in Stoke-on-Trent crash

The family of a five-year-old girl killed in a crash have described her as a "loving and passionate soul". Minaal Salam died after she was hit in Stoke-on-Trent. Emergency services were called to the scene in Waterside Drive, Blurton, just before 18:00 BST on 1 April.

bbc.com ,  1 month ago 0
Family tribute to girl, 5, killed in Stoke-on-Trent crash

Family pay tribute to 'loving' five-year-old girl who died in Staffordshire crash

She suffered a cardiac arrest A family has paid tribute to a five-year-old girl who died after she was hit by a car in Staffordshire. Minaal Salam was struck by a Volkswagen Touran on Waterside Drive, in the Blurton area of Stoke, earlier this month. Emergency services raced to the scene at 5.52pm on April 1 following reports of a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian.

birminghammail.co.uk ,  1 month ago 18
Family pay tribute to 'loving' five-year-old girl who died in Staffordshire crash

Coked-up driver caught after pandemic drugs relapse

Marc Goodwin, aged 41, of Blurton, was fined by North Staffordshire magistrates Drug-driver Marc Goodwin has been banned from the roads for 18 months. The 41-year-old was seen driving in Blurton by police who followed him until his car stopped. Officers could smell cannabis and the defendant provided a positive reading for cannabis and cocaine in a roadside drug swipe.

stokesentinel.co.uk ,  1 month ago 15
Coked-up driver caught after pandemic drugs relapse

Coroner names girl, 5, who died after being hit by car outside school gates

A 63-year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been released on conditional bail as police inquiries continue A five-year-old girl suffered 'fatal injuries' after being struck by a car outside the school gates. An inquest has been opened into the tragic death of Minaal Salam who died following the collision with a grey Volkswagen Touran in Waterside Drive, Blurton, on April 1.

stokesentinel.co.uk ,  1 month ago 293
Coroner names girl, 5, who died after being hit by car outside school gates