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Elderly woman injured in Staffordshire crash

The bus after the crash in Leonard Street yesterday Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Three elderly women have been injured in a crash between a bus and a car in Staffordshire.

It happened at 1.15pm yesterday on Leonard Street in Leek.

Three women were injured in the accident Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

“Three elderly women, who had been travelling on the bus at the time of the incident, were assessed and treated at the scene.

“One woman was treated for head and knee injuries and was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“A second woman was treated for hip pain and was taken to the same hospital for further treatment.

“A third woman was treated at the scene for minor injuries and was taken to Leek Moorlands Minor Injuries Unit as a precaution.

“No one else was injured.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson

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Police find body in search for Newcastle-under-Lyme man

Police searching for missing Stephen Jones have found a body Credit: Staffordshire Police

Police officers searching for missing Stephen Jones from Newcastle-under-Lyme have found a body.

The 47-year-old was last seen leaving his home in Dimsdale View West on 5 January.

Police found the body in Cheshire during the early hours of Saturday morning. Formal identification has not yet taken place, but officers think the man is Mr Jones.

His death is not being treated as suspicious, and his family have been informed.

No more emergency surgery at Stafford's County Hospital

Emergency surgery will no longer take place at Stafford's County Hospital from today Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Emergency surgery will no longer take place at Stafford's County Hospital from today.

Patients will be sent to either Stoke or Wolverhampton.

The Trust says surgery was clinically unsustainable in Stafford and £250 million will be invested to ease pressures, but campaigners have expressed concerns.

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Appeal to find missing Newcastle-under-Lyme man

Police are appealing for help in tracing a man from Newcastle-under-Lyme who has been missing for just over a month.

Stephen Jones is recovering from medical treatment Credit: Staffordshire Police

47-year-old Stephen Jones was last seen leaving his home in Dimsdale View West on 5 January.

Police believe he may now be in the Bolton area.

Officers say this is totally out of character and they are concerned because he is recovering from medical treatment and has reduced mobility.

He was last seen wearing a black North Face coat, a grey Bart hat, black trousers and brown boots.

Should children of female prisoners spend the night with them?

The children of women in prison at HMP Drake Hall in Staffordshire will soon be able to spend the night with their mothers in prison run accommodation.

One of the special 'accommodation centres' for mothers and children at Drake Hall prison Credit: ITV News Central

It's to help prepare offenders for release, in the hope of stopping reoffending, and keep stronger links with their children during sentence.

What do you think about the idea?

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Men arrested after crash on M6 in Staffordshire

Two men have been arrested after two HGVs collided on the M6 in Staffordshire.

The southbound carriageway was closed for a period of time after the collision, which happened at around 2.40am between J16 and J15.

An investigation into the accident is under way Credit: Frank Leonhardt/DPA/Press Association Images

One HGV driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Two men from the other lorry were arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and having an insecure load. The pair, aged 39 and 42, have been taken into custody for questioning.

The Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) has now launched an investigation into the accident.

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