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Burslem Train lines affected by Storm Doris. Photo by Richard Holmes.

Storm Doris caused chaos across Staffordshire today, ripping up trees, damaging buildings and sparking travel disruption.

Met Office forecasters predicted 80mph winds and heavy winds which have battered for Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire for most of the day.

Longton Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court

A Stoke-on-Trent pensioner found guilty of dealing heroin and cocaine, has evaded jail after trying to turn his life around, a court heard.

Clifford Fitzgerald, 66, of Winifred Gardens in Blurton, was convicted of possessing heroin and cocaine with intent to supply at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.


Stoke-on-Trent residents today spoke of their fears as the city’s walk-in centres bear the brunt of rising hospital waiting times.

Latest figures show 35,000 patients have waited four hours or longer for treatment at Royal Stoke University Hospital in the past year.

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