Local Authority: Newcastle-under-Lyme (Contact Council) In the latest Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) this area was ranked 8,550 out of 32,844 in England, where 1 was the most deprived and 32,844 the least.
Is Newcastle-under-Lyme a town?
Newcastle-under-Lyme (UK: /ˈnjuːkɑːsəl/ NEW-kah-səl, locally /ˈnjuːkæsəl/ NEW-kass-əl) is a market town in Staffordshire, England. At the 2011 census it had a population of 75,082. It is part of the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme, which had a population of 128,264 in 2016, up from 123,800 in the 2011 Census.
Does Newcastle-under-Lyme have a castle?
Newcastle under Lyme takes its name from the medieval castle which once stood in this part of Staffordshire. Excavated in 1935, this is believed to be the remains of part of the gateway to the Bailey. There has been a castle at this place since at least Norman times but potentially long before.
Why does Newcastle Lyme smell?
Landfill gas is mostly methane and carbon dioxide, which are odourless and colourless. However, the gas also contains hydrogen sulphide that, even in small quantities, has a strong smell of rotten eggs. This is what residents can smell.