Author: Duncan Newell

Government Acts To Improve The Home Buying Process

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid launches a call for evidence on making the home buying process cheaper, faster and less stressful for those involved. As part of a continued drive to make the housing market work better, we want to hear from everyone with an interest in home buying including estate agents, solicitors and mortgage lenders. We […]

Staffordshire Police Force Awards 2017

The winners of this year’s Staffordshire Police Force Awards have been announced at a special ceremony at the County Showground on 20th October 2017. The prestigious annual event recognises and rewards police officers, staff, members of the Special Constabulary and volunteers for their hard work and continued dedication in helping to keep our communities safe […]

Port Vale Supporters Charged Following Public Order Offences

Fifteen Port Vale supporters have been investigated by Staffordshire Police Football Unit for their part in committing football offences and disorder at Port Vale FC. Eight of the supporters were charged with a variety of offences ranging from public order to throwing objects onto the pitch. Four men were found guilty of football related offences […]

Car Hire Sites Investigated Over Hidden Charges

The CMA has today launched enforcement cases against 2 car hire price comparison sites. The sites are being investigated due to concerns they are breaking consumer law by hitting customers with hidden charges and unexpected fees, such as for fuel, or late night pick-ups and drop-offs. Over the last year the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) […]

Plans To Upgrade The A500 Are Being Brought Forward

Highways England has today updated its £15 billion road improvement programme to reduce the impact of roadworks on motorists and minimise congestion while improvements take place. Plans for twenty-six road upgrades have been revised to reduce roadworks taking place in the same area of the network or on popular journey routes at the same time. This […]

Driving Instructor Sentenced For Sexual Offences

A driving instructor from Cannock has been sentenced on 13 October for historic sex offences involving two young women. Stephen Wright, aged 53, of Broadhurst Green in Cannock was sentenced to eight months imprisonment, suspended for 12 months, at Stafford Crown Court having been found guilty of four charges of sexual assault. In addition, Wright […]

PC Dismissed From Staffordshire Police For Gross Misconduct

A police officer has been dismissed from Staffordshire Police without notice after a public hearing held today at police headquarters. PC Thomas Doubtfire, previously based at Wombourne police station, was convicted of driving a motor vehicle over the prescribed alcohol limit in August 2017. Today he was found guilty of breaching the standards of professional […]