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09.01.23 – Chatterley Whitfield Velley West Development Zone, Flu admission rates in Staffordshire, Assau;t on London Road Stoke,

Written by on 8 January 2023

Work has begun on a multi-million-pound Enterprise Zone development in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

The Chatterley Valley West development, which will sit on the brownfield site just off the A500, will see major private sector investment and council investment including an additional £3.7million through the Kidsgrove Town Deal.

The development which lies within the Ceramic Valley Enterprise Zone could create up to 1,700 jobs.

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Data published recently shows that flu infection and hospital admission rates have remained high over Christmas and the New Year, while 410,000 people in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have now had a vital flu jab.

Commenting on the stats, Dr Paddy Hannigan, Clinical Lead of the Vaccination Programme in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, said: “We have delivered thousands of flu jabs across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, protecting thousands of people and keeping them out of hospital. But unfortunately, flu admissions continue to be very high at our local hospitals and so it remains vital that anyone eligible, including pregnant women and children aged two and three, who are yet to have their flu jab, book in for one as soon as possible.”

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Staffordshire Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted with a golf club in Stoke-on-Trent.  Officers were called to London Road just after 11o’clock last Thursday morning along with West Midlands Ambulance Service.

On arrival, officers found a man, in his 40s, with a broken leg and facial injuries having reportedly been assaulted with a golf club. He was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to hospital for treatment. Although his injuries are believed not to be life-threatening or life-changing.

The offender was described as a white man, of a slim build, around 6ft in height and with dark hair with blonde dye. Inquiries are ongoing. If you were in the area at the time, or have any relevant CCTV or dashcam footage contact Police on social media or call 101, quoting incident no 238 of 5 January.