HANLEY: Jobs will be created if plans to open a pharmacy are approved.
Farzana Mazumda has applied for a change of use of a unit in Regent Road, Hanley.
If the scheme is passed, the pharmacy would employ eight people and open from 7am to 10pm seven days a week.
But residents have raised concerns that the new pharmacy would attract drug- users to the area and add to problems with traffic.
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Nasar Khan, who lives nearby said: "I have concerns about patients with substance abuse coming to the pharmacy for methadone. I have young children and many young children and the elderly live nearby.
"There are three established pharmacies within a one-mile radius so another would be inappropriate."
Stoke--on-Trent City Council is expected to make its decision next month.
HANLEY: Land earmarked for a £7 million hotel development is currently owned by supermarket giant Tesco, it has been revealed.
The Sentinel reported last week that Premier Inn is to lodge proposals for a 100-bedroom hotel and Brewers Fayre restaurant, in Etruria Road, Hanley.
The complex would be built next to Storey Carpets on land belonging to Tesco, which opened a £50 million replacement store in 2010.
Premier Inn's plans will be on display at a public exhibition at the Dudson Centre, in Hope Street, Hanley, on Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
CREWE: More than 7,000 people have backed a campaign to free an SAS soldier jailed for possessing a "war trophy" pistol.
Sergeant Danny Nightingale was sentenced to 18 months by a court martial for illegally possessing the Glock 9mm gun, presented to him by Iraqi soldiers he helped train in 2007.
The 37-year-old, of Hough, near Crewe, claims he had no knowledge of possessing the pistol, after it had been mistakenly packed up with his other belongings by colleagues.
A total of 7,100 people have signed an online petition calling for Danny's release at www.thepetitionsite.com.