People in Stoke-on-Trent are being asked about proposals to "control" smoking in some public spaces.
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An NHS trust set up to run the scandal-hit Stafford's hospital requires improvement, a health watchdog says.
Remains are found at the site of an explosion at a wood flour mill by search teams looking for a fourth missing person.
Alton Towers owner Merlin Entertainments says the rollercoaster accident at the theme park could affect profits by as much as £47m.
Former Manchester City and Stoke City goalkeeper Carlo Nash is cleared of stalking his ex-wife.
Hundreds of family members and police representatives gather for a service of remembrance for officers who died on duty.
A four-year-old boy has serious head and face injuries after being hit by a car.
An underpass in Cannock which local people once described as "disgusting" has been turned into an art gallery.
Tour of £15.75m collection's new home
The rubble and ruins after mill explosion
Netherlands winger Ibrahim Afellay becomes the fourth ex-Barcelona player at Stoke City after signing for the Potters.
Port Vale bring back Crystal Palace defender Ryan Inniss, who was with the Valiants last term, on a season-long loan.
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