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Last Updated: Friday, 29 October, 2004, 06:55 GMT 07:55 UK
Night safety service to continue
A scheme to make Newcastle-under-Lyme safer for late night revellers is to continue after a successful trial.

A scheme was set up in August by the Newcastle Safer Communities Partnership to fund taxi marshals who help people find and book taxis late at night.

More than 3,000 people have used the scheme, which operates on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Newcastle Safer Communities Partnership has decided to spend 6,000 to keep the scheme running until January 2005.

The marshals who are also trained pub and club bouncers, are equipped with radios to keep in contact with police.

From Friday they will be based on Hassell Street and flyers will be handed out to people to make them aware of the service.


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