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22.12.22 – Cannabis Grow in Kidsgrove, SFRS team up with NHS, New Plans for Potteries Museum and Art Gallery

Written by on 21 December 2022

A man has been arrested following a cannabis grow discovered at a property in Kidsgrove.

Staffordshire Police  attended an address off Newchapel Road just before 11oclock on Tuesday morning and on arrival, found more than 180 cannabis plants.  The property has been secured and the plants have been seized.

Shortly after, A 19-year-old man, from Kidsgrove, was arrested and inquiries are ongoing.

If you’re suspicious of a cannabis farm report online, by calling 101 or by messaging us on Facebook and Twitter. Always dial 999 in an emergency.


Staffordshire Fire and Rescue are teaming up with local hospitals in Staffordshire to make sure vulnerable members of the community are protected.

Their  ‘safe and well’ teams will undertake additional training to help them signpost residents on visits that may have underlying health conditions and get them the help they need.

Those between the ages of 55 and 74 who have smoked or still smoke will be signposted to the Targeted Lung Health Check service. It will help the NHS to identify problems such as lung cancer as early as possible and make sure the patient receives the appropriate support and advice through their programme – giving them a better chance of finding these issues early and treating them effectively.

The scheme also aims to reduce the number of accidental house fires in Staffordshire caused by smoking.

Since the start of the lung health checks programme in 2019, 76% of lung cancers have been diagnosed at an early stage

Vulnerable people who are screened through the training will be given tailored support and guidance to help them quit.. For more information about the programme please visit

If you would like to refer someone for a Safe and Well visit, please email or call 0800 0241999.

For more information on Olive Branch learning and keeping people safe from fire in their homes, visit: where you can register for an account and complete the training.


Ambitious new plans have been unveiled for The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, including an extension to the building and the gallery space.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has set out a bold range of proposals in a brand-new prospectus, which seeks to promote and enhance the city’s unique cultural and heritage offer. This involves the reinterpretation of ther exquisite collections and improvements to the existing infrastructure that will enhance the visitor experience.

An important stage of this work is the widespread public engagement that will start next year to ensure the redesign of the galleries fully reflect the story of Stoke on Trent.

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery Prospectus can be viewed here –