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04.08.22 – Covid Update, Assault at Snow Hill, SOT Trading Standards Exercise, Local Pharmacies Survey, Adam Peaty takes 50m breaststroke Gold

Written by on 3 August 2022

Staffordshire County Council are encouraging people to follow sensible precautions and enjoy a safe summer.

Many families will be looking forward to enjoying the summer holiday with no Covid-19 restrictions. However, parents are encouraged to ensure their children are up-to-date with their Covid vaccinations before they return to school in September.

Anybody still in need of a first, second or booster vaccine can book an appointment or attend a walk-in clinic.

Anybody aged 5 and over is eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine and anybody aged 16 and over is eligible for the booster jab.

All information on covid and vaccinations can be found on the NHS website

People can find details of walk-in clinics at:

More information on the vaccine can be found at:


Three men have been arrested over a robbery which saw two men attacked in Stoke-on-Trent.

Police were called shortly after 9.30 on Monday night to the Snow Hill area following reports of violence.

The victims, men in their late teens and early 20s, reported being approached by a group of men who smashed the windows of their car before pulling them out of the vehicle, assaulting them and stealing cash

The victims were taken to hospital by ambulance where their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

Two 21-year-old men and a 19-year-old man, all from Stoke-on-Trent, have been arrested on suspicion of robbery.

The 19-year-old man has also been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent.

Anyone who saw what happened or who may have relevant CCTV or dashcam footage of the area at the time is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, or on social media, quoting incident 816 of 1 August.


Trading Standards officers from Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s latest exercise to ensure shops across the city are correctly asking for identification from under-age customers, has resulted in three premises being the subject of further investigations.

Last week’s exercise involved two 15-year-old female volunteers attempting to buy alcohol, tobacco and vapes at 11 shops across the city, checking that shops are correctly asking for identification from under-age customers.

The pair were asked for proof of age ID in eight of the premises, resulting in them being unable to buy any items. Staff in the other three shops did not, however, ask for identification and sold them vapes.

The three shops in Stoke, Longton and Tunstall are now being investigated.


Pharmacies are at the heart of community healthcare, and that’s why The Staffordshire Health and Wellbeing board want to know what you think about your local pharmacy services.

They have put together a draft plan for the future of pharmacies, to make sure what’s available is fit for the needs of local people.

Your views will help to shape the final plan and influence how pharmacies are operated in your local area.

The survey will be open until 5 September and can be found on the Staffordshire County Council website

Shot of a young pharmacist assisting a customer


and finally … Staffordshire’s swimming superstar Adam Peaty has taken Gold in the 50m breaststroke at the Commonwealth Games, with a time of 26.76 seconds

The Commonwealth Games 50m breaststroke gold medal was the only champion title Peaty was missing in his impressive collection.