A convicted sex offender is jailed for life for murdering a student in Stoke-on-Trent.
A woman whose father was killed just a few days before the end of World War Two organised a trip for her entire family to Germany to visit his grave.
Police are hunting for a convicted burglar who has escaped from a prison in Wolverhampton.
Hundreds of school children, among them a pupil of eight in Staffordshire, have been caught with drugs on school premises, new figures reveal.
Grass and woodland fires across Staffordshire are brought under control by firefighters.
Cheshire political reporter Phil McCann takes a look at how plans for an HS2 station in Crewe are at the centre of the town's election debate.
Will the electorate focus on health?
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Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Stoke City and Sunderland.
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's League One game between Yeovil Town and Port Vale (15:00 BST).
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