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Motorcyclist dies in collision

A man died at the scene Credit: PA

A man has died after a crash on the A523 between Bosley and Leek this morning (Friday 21).

Staffordshire Police are appealing for information after a white Mitsubishi flatbed truck collided with a blue Yamaha motorbike.

The rider of the motorbike was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road remained closed whilst the scene was examined but has now reopened.

An investigation into the circumstances of the collision is now underway by officers from the force's Collision Investigation Unit.

Staffordshire Police said:

The man who died has yet to be formally identified and we are working to inform and support his family.

– Staffordshire Police statement


Accommodation found for care home residents after fire

The fire broke out at around 11pm on Saturday night Credit: SWNS

Alternative accommodation has now been found for all the 24 residents of a fire-damaged care home.

Emergency services were called to the blaze at around 11pm on Saturday night.

Yesterday (Sunday) accommodation was found for 17 residents after the fire at Standon House care home, Tamworth.

Today accommodation has been confirmed for the seven residents who needed hospital treatment and are expected to be discharged in the next few days.

Helen Riley, Staffordshire County Council’s deputy chief executive, said:

It’s not easy finding suitable accommodation in the same area at short notice and I’d like to thank everyone for their hard work in making this happen so quickly to minimise the disruption for residents and their families at a difficult time.

– Staffordshire County Council, Helen Riley

Standon House is a privately-run care home, but following an incident like this, Staffordshire County Council has a safeguarding duty to all residents.

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