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Appeal for owner after child bitten by dog

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A four-year-old boy has been left scarred for life and needed plastic surgery to his face after being bitten by a dog in Stoke-on-Trent.

The child was attacked on a footpath in Blurton at around midday on Sunday.

Police are trying to trace the dog - described as a Staffordshire Bull Terrier - after its owner walked away without leaving any details.

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Overturned lorry closes one lane on M6 near Stoke

A lorry has overturned on the M6 Credit: Highways England

One lane is closed on the M6 northbound near the exit slip road for junction 15, south of Stoke-on-Trent, due to an overturned lorry.

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Peter Crouch to put away 'rusty' robot after joining 100 goals club

Stoke forward Peter Crouch (right) pulls out the robot celebration again. Credit: PA

Peter Crouch spoke of his joy at joining some of his heroes in the "prestigious club" of players to have scored 100 Premier League goals after the Stoke striker reached the landmark in Wednesday's draw with Everton.

He is the 26th player to get to 100 Premier League goals, adding his name to a list that features the likes of Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry.

Crouch told Stoke City Player: "It is a great moment for me personally.

"It is quite a prestigious club - some heroes of mine and some players I have looked up to in the past. It is great to be among them."

He added of his celebration: "I was under so much pressure to pull out the robot - to be honest, it was a little bit rusty! I think I'll put that one away now!"

He signed a new deal with Stoke in January that runs through to the summer of 2018.

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