NEWS DIGEST 17.09.2022: News from StokeonTrentLive this week

Good morning. Today’s news comes from StokeonTrentLive via Google News ~ News Showcase. Stoke-on-Trent is a town in the Staffordshire county of central England.

Emergency services are on James Brindley Close in Etruria. Emergency services are currently dealing with an incident on a Stoke-on-Trent street. Staffordshire Police and West Midlands Ambulance Service are at the scene on James Brindley Close, in Etruria. Witnesses say there are currently three police vehicles and an ambulance in attendance. A spokesman for WMAS said: “We were called at 2.17pm to James Brindley Close, Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent to reports of a stabbing. “An ambulance, paramedic officer and a critical care paramedic attended the scene. Crews treated one man on scene before being conveyed to hospital for further treatment.” A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “Police were called to James Brindley Close, Stoke-on-Trent, just after 2.25pm on Friday following reports of violence.”Recap: Police and paramedics descend on Stoke-on-Trent street after reports of stabbing (StokeonTrentLive ~ News – Stoke-on-Trent News – Staffordshire Police)

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Digger giant JCB has announced that its profits and sales have bounced back from their Covid-19 dip. The Staffordshire-based firm has warned of a ‘less certain’ outlook, due to record inflation, the war in Ukraine and other challenges. JCB’s sales turnover grew to £4.4 billion in 2021, up from £3.1 billion in 2020, while profit before tax increased from £130.1 million to £501.6 million. Both sales turnover and machine sales in 2021 were above their pre-pandemic levels. JCB chief executive Graeme Macdonald has warned that there are further challenges ahead. He said: “The results for 2021 were encouraging but the outlook is less certain for the remainder of 2022 and into next year as we continue to wrestle with supply chain disruption, the geo-political situation caused by the war in Ukraine, record levels of inflation and the looming impact of higher energy prices on our production facilities around the world.”JCB issues warning as record inflation and Ukraine war bite (StokeonTrentLive ~ News – Stoke-on-Trent News – JCB)

Billions of daddy long legs (craneflies) are set to hatch and invade our homes over the next two weeks, according to experts. The ideal weather conditions in recent months have led to a bumper crop of the insects – and 200 billion of them are on their way. Buglife – an insect charity – has issued advice about what to do if your homes becomes host to crane flies this month. A spokesman said: “Although they can cause a bit of bother in homes with their incessant fluttering, they are placid creatures, literally incapable of hurting a fly.” Buglife say they do not sting and are harmless. And, they say, if you find one, catch it gently and release it outside, HullLive reports – Billions of daddy long legs set to invade our homes within next two weeks, experts warn (StokeonTrentLive ~ News – Stoke-on-Trent News)

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