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Ambulance: Girl bitten by dog suffered 'nasty wounds'

West Midlands Ambulance Service said a young girl was airlifted to hospital after emergency crews were called to a property in Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent.

"The girl, who was understandably upset, was given pain relief to help ease her discomfort before ambulance staff assessed her nasty wounds and carefully applied dressings."

The girl was then airlifted to Birmingham Children's Hospital for further emergency care and surgery, and is said to be in a serious but stable condition.

Dog attack leaves six-year-old girl in 'serious condition'

A six-year-old girl has been left in a "serious" condition after being attacked by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

The girl suffered Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The girl suffered "extensive dog bite wounds to her face" in the attack in Stoke-on-Trent.

Emergency services were called to an address on Pretoria Road in Etruria at 10:20am. She was flown by air ambulance to Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Staffordshire Police said the dog has been taken to specialist kennels.

They believe the attack took place in the garden.


Antony Jenkins: Barclays chief executive to step down

Barclays have said chief executive Antony Jenkins, who grew up in Stoke-on-Trent, is to step down.

Antony Jenkins is leaving the bank. Credit: PA Wire

A "new set of skills were required" at the helm of the group, Barclays deputy chairman Deputy chairman Sir Michael Rake said.

He added that new leadership was required to accelerate the pace of change at the lender.

I reflected long and hard on the issue of group leadership and discussed this with each of the non-executive directors. Notwithstanding Antony's significant achievements, it became clear to all of us that a new set of skills were required for the period ahead."

– Sir Michael Rake

The bank said it will appoint chairman John McFarlane as executive chairman from July 17 until a successor is found.

Girls told: Don't wear skirts, it distracts male teachers

A school in Stoke on-Trent has banned pupils from wearing skirts because they are 'distracting male teachers and pupils'.

Trentham High School has introduced a strict dress code Credit: Newsteam

Trentham High School has ordered all students to wear the same style of 'business-like' trousers to stop pupils coming to lessons in clothing that 'barely covers their bottoms'.

Headmistress Dr Rowena Blencowe said she has been forced to introduce the new rules because staff have started spending more time telling pupils to roll down their skirts than teaching.

Now it's just a constant nag. Girls are coming in with skirts that just cover their bottoms - it's totally inappropriate.

Girls with the right length skirts are just rolling them up. We tell them in form period to roll them down, but by first break they're back up again.

It's not pleasant for male members of staff and students either, the girls have to walk up stairs and sit down and it's a complete distraction.

After a while it stops being a uniform issue and starts becoming a safeguarding issue.

– Dr Rowena Blencowe, Headmistress


Man arrested after body of 69-year-old is discovered in Stoke-on-Trent

Police have arrested a man from Stoke-on-Trent in connection. Credit: PA Images

Police have arrested a man from Stoke-on-Trent after finding a body of a 69-year-old man at a property in the area.

Officers were called to an address in Victoria Road in Fenton, Staffordshire at around 2pm yesterday.

Staffordshire Police have arrested a 59-year-old also from Stoke-on-Trent in connection.

The death is being treated as suspicious and an investigation is now underway.

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