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12.02.23 – Newcastle man arrested on Suspicion of supply of drugs, Dr. Alison Brind’s Park Run, Lord Mayor’s Charity Football Tournament

Written by on 12 January 2023

Staffordshire Police have arrested a man after suspected class A drugs, phones and more than £30,000 in cash was found during two warrants in Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme.

On the afternoon of Thursday (5 January), Police stopped a blue Nissan which was travelling on Kidsgrove Bank to perform some checks and searchs.  A  mobile phone and a tablet were seized for examination. Following this, two addresses in Kidsgrove and Burslem were searched  and a number of items were dicovered, including – Multiple bags of white powder – believed to be class A drugs, More than £30,000 in cash, Digital scales and Three mobile phones

A 53-year-old man, from Newcastle-under-Lyme, was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a class A drug.  He has since been released under investigation while inquiries continue.


A Consultant Gastroenterologist is encouraging her colleagues, former patients and members of the public to start the New Year on the right foot and join her on a fundraising parkrun UK.

Dr Alison Brind wants as many people as possible to join her at Trentham Estate on Saturday 28 January to run or walk the 5k course whilst raising funds for UHNM Charity.

Dr Brind is lacing up her trainers to raise funds to help treat liver disease at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust.

She said: “I’ve been treating liver disease locally for 25 years and I wish to inspire other to enjoy their health and look after their liver whilst raising funds for my Liver Appeal with UHNM Charity.”

“Liver disease accounts for a third of premature deaths each year in the UK. 95% of liver disease is preventable, but most people are unaware of this. As this month is ‘Love Your Liver Awareness Month, now is the perfect time to get active and raise awareness and funds.”

Click here to make a donation or find out more details about joining Dr Brind on her Parkrun


The City of Stoke-on-Trent’s Lord Mayor Councillor Faisal Hussain is hosting his very own charity football tournament to help raise money for his chosen charities, The Hubb Foundation and Brighter Futures.

The tournament will take place on Friday 17 February 2023 at Fenton Manor Sports Complex’s indoor arena.

The tournament is open to players of all abilities, backgrounds and genders and we are encouraging local businesses to put forward teams of a maxiimum of eight to enter the knock-out tournament.

Taking part in the tournament is a fantastic opportunity for businesses to give back to the community and help raise funds for the Lord Mayor’s charities.

The tournament begins at 1pm (each game lasting approximately ten minutes) and entry is £80. Individuals must be aged 18 or above to register. People can still sponsor, if they are unable to take part in the tournament.

Registration takes place at 12pm with a trophy awards presentation by the Lord Mayor Councillor Faisal Hussain, following the tournament.

Parking permits will be made available to the participants of your team on the day to park on Fenton Manor Sports Complex carpark and refreshments will also be available.

How to take part

To register a team, call the Lord Mayor’s Office on: 01782 236663 or email

The deadline to register is Monday 6 February 2023.