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And not before time

A practice in Stoke-on-Trent has finally added the finishing touch to its premises after a 14-year wait.

Pulse reported in 1992 how Dr Prasad and Dr Mohini Rao and their three partners had been left with an empty clock tower on their new building after a spate of vandalism forced them to spend the money on a security fence instead.

Now, after an elderly patient left the surgery £8,000, they have been able to complete the work. Dr Prasad Rao said: 'We didn't want to squander the money ­ we considered equipment for the surgery but then we thought our benefactor belonged to the local community as well.

'We've had a lot of positive comments from the community. They use it as a landmark: Go to the clock tower and turn left.'

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