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2009-09-09 06:00:00

BIRMINGHAM, England, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ProLogis (NYSE: PLD), a leading global provider of distribution facilities, announced today it has signed a new lease agreement at ProLogis Park Stoke in the UK for 382,000 square feet to Marks & Spencer, a leading UK retailer. "ProLogis' flexibility has resulted in the smooth and swift completion of this third-quarter transaction and has provided Marks & Spencer with a new building that provides additional distribution space...

2008-10-12 00:00:30

Clean Up: With reference to the trial of dissident "not too posh to wash" nurse Gillian Harrison, suspended for 12 months . Remind you of something? Just who runs our health service? B MORGAN Kidsgrove (c) 2008 Sentinel, The (Stoke-on-Trent UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-12 00:00:30

Work on a health centre could start early next year. Oakapple Primary Care and Gladedale Homes have won unanimous backing for a health centre and housing at land off Portland Drive in Scholar Green. Of the 56 proposed houses, 17 would be affordable and 14 low- cost, as required by Congleton Council. One of the conditions they have imposed is that the health centre should be built before the houses are occupied. The Portland Drive plans prompted more than 300 letters of support....

2008-10-12 00:00:13

Mental Health ACT: A networking and mental health awareness event was held for service users, commissioners and mental health service providers. Yesterday's Changes World Mental Health Day event called Getting In On The Act, at the New Vic Theatre in Basford, involved a series of workshops which allowed visitors to interact with writers and actors. In the afternoon the Etruria Cafe Theatre performed A Matter of Time - a prize-winning comedy by local playwright Dave Wheat, which tackles...

2008-10-07 00:00:34

A Teenager was airlifted to hospital after fracturing his ankle falling down a bank. The boy, believed to be 15 years old, was found injured at the bottom of a bank, off Federation Road, Burslem, at 12.15pm yesterday. Ambulances struggled to reach him and an air ambulance landed in a nearby field. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "The location access to the field was difficult so an air ambulance airlifted the boy to hospital." (c) 2008 Sentinel, The...

2008-10-07 00:00:34

Health trainers are being recruited to improve the lives of fat people, smokers and heavy drinkers. They will work in the Biddulph East and South, Leek North and Cheadle West electoral wards in a link-up between the NHS and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council. The areas have been specifically chosen for their poor life expectancy, which sees the average person in Biddulph East living to just 74 years and three months. As well as obesity, smoking and drinking, the health trainers...

2008-10-07 00:00:30

Stoke-on-trent's schools are about to enter what the council promises to be a transformation that will provide our children with centres of educational excellence fit for the 21st century. However, in the council's eagerness to close schools, create academies and get its hands on the pounds230 million investment, it has somehow managed to miss one important fact. The 1996 Education Act, Section 14, states that "the schools available for an area shall not be regarded as sufficient......

2008-10-05 00:00:24

Having just read about the problems with Sodexo's hospital food catering in The Sentinel, I must raise several concerns. While the letter from MP Joan Walley to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire about the awarding of a contract to a foreign company to supply food to patients at the hospital is laudable, it misses the main points. No real consideration was given to in-house catering. While I agree the decision was a fait accompli, the MP should have been in the loop by...

2008-10-05 00:00:21

Mervyn Edwards Looks back to the days when Wolstanton High was Wolstanton County Grammar, and the school song was sung in Latin. W OLSTANTON High School, in Milehouse Lane, Newcastle-under- Lyme, is an imposing building which opened in 1928 as Wolstanton County Grammar School. During this particular incarnation of the school it developed a reputation for educational standards which was second to none across North Staffordshire. It is a pity the same praise cannot be lavished on the...

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