Current track



Current show

The BIG Breakfast Show

7:00 am 11:00 am

Current show

The BIG Breakfast Show

7:00 am 11:00 am

09.12.22 – JCB Toy Appeal, Chris Marsh Radiographer of the Year, local football

Written by on 9 December 2022

JCB’s Christmas Toy Appeal delivered sacksful of festive cheer to vulnerable children after a staggering 1,000 gifts were donated to the cause.

The digger giant ran the appeal for more than two weeks and set up 13 collection points across its sites in Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Wrexham for employees to donate toys. By the time counting stopped an overwhelming 984 gifts had been donated – and now JCB has rounded up the total to more than 1,000 with a selection of JCB toys and children’s merchandise.

The stunning array of gifts have all been gathered around a JCB digger dressed as Santa at the company’s World HQ in Rocester ready to be distributed by charities in the Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire areas.


A clinician from University Hospitals of North Midlands has been awarded ‘Midlands Region Radiographer of the Year’ at the Radiographer Awards 2022.

Chris Marsh, Advanced Clinical Practitioner for Radiology, was nominated by Gastrointestinal Radiologist Dr Ingrid Britton and Advance Practice Radiographer Cathryn Bradbury for his understated confidence, shining competence and for putting all patients, students and staff at ease in teaching, service or crisis.

The Radiographer Awards celebrate individuals, teams and students from across the UK who have made a positive difference to patient care, service delivery or excelled academically. Chris will be presented with the regional award early next year and the nomination will now be put forward to be judged for the overall UK award.



In local sport this weekend … Stoke City will be hosting Cardiff City at the Bet 365 stadium, Port Vale will be facing Bristol Rovers away and Crewe Alexandra will be taking on Leyton Orient at home with an earlier than normal start time of 1pm.  And our local non league teams – Newcastle Town are away this week facing Runcorn Linnets, Kidsgrove Athletic are hosting Trafford and Hanley Town will be travelling to Merseyside to face the City of Liverpool