M6: Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Kevin Doyle has been banned from he roads for 49 days after he admitted a speeding offence.
Doyle, aged 28, whose Premier League team were relegated following last Sunday's game against Manchester City, was caught by police officers speeding on the M6 Toll Road at Cannock on March 12.
Barrister Bernard Thorogood entered a guilty plea on his behalf at North Staffordshire Magistrates' Court.
Republic of Ireland international Doyle, who signed for Wolves for a £6.5 million fee in 2009, was also fined £365 with £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.
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TRENTHAM: Residents are invited to join a history walk – 100 years after Trentham Hall was demolished.
The Closer To Home Walking Network has enlisted historian David Cooke to lead a two-hour guided walk around what remains of the estate with pictures of what it used to look like.
Everyone is welcome to join the walk, which leaves the Harvester Pub by the entrance to Trentham Gardens on Wednesday, May 9 at 2pm.
For more details about walks in Stoke-on-Trent, call Elise Butler on 01782 831900 or e-mail email@example.com
STOKE: Alcoholic Tina Roberts, aged 30, of Lomas Street, Stoke, who pleaded guilty to stealing a bottle of spirits worth £3.99 from B&M, Hanley, was fined £70 with a £15 victim surcharge.
These amounts were deemed paid by North Staffordshire magistrates because she had already spent a day in custody.
However, she was told to pay court costs of £85.
LEEK: Trials have been fixed at North Staffordshire Magistrates Court for Andrew Ferns, of Prince Charles Avenue, Leek.
The 21-year-old denies offences of breaching a non molestation order and resisting a police officer.
He was remanded in custody until the trials but will make an appearance via video link on May 1.