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Extra Patient Support, Collision on Glebedale Road, Local Weekend Footy

Written by on 8 December 2023

Extra appointments are being made available across primary care to support patient access this winter.

The enhanced offer means that around 5,000 additional appointments are available every week through GP practices across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

All appointments can be booked by contacting your own GP practice and people will be navigated to the most appropriate appointment for their needs.

Patients are also reminded that many minor ailments, which are typical at this time of year, can be easily treated at home with over-the-counter medicines or dealt with by community pharmacies.


A man has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving following a collision in Stoke-on-Trent just before 7.30 yesterday morning.

It happened on Glebedale Road, Fenton, and involved a VW Polo and a grey Peugeot.  The driver of the Polo a 35-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent failed a drug swipe at the roadside and was arrested on suspicion of drug driving. Anyone who saw what happened or those with footage of the area at the time are asked to Call 101, quoting incident 99 of 7 December.


In local football this weekend – Stoke City will be hosting Sheffield Wednesday at the Bet 365 stadium, Port Vale will be travelling South to take on Exeter City and Crewe Alexandra are also away facing Grimsby Town at Blundell Park.  For our non league teams this week – Kidsgrove Athletic will be hosting Mossley and Hanley Town will be travelling to Witton Albion – there is no game for Newcastle Town men this week but on Sunday the Castle Women will be facing Walsall FC Women