A "vindictive and spiteful" mother who lied on forms in order to stop her ex-husband attending their son's cremation is jailed for four months.
Two people charged in connection with an inquiry into human trafficking and sexual exploitation appear in court.
The number of teachers in the West Midlands signed off work because of stress or depression rose by nearly 300 in five years, according to information obtained by the BBC.
A festival of drama inspired by the Staffordshire Hoard is to be staged throughout the summer.
A project to improve wetland areas in the West Midlands is given a £1.8m cash boost.
An ex-clown and a World Cup-winning goalkeeper are given the freedom of Stoke-on-Trent.
A man is been charged with rape, sexually assaulting girls and human trafficking.
The opening of a new council depot near a busy Cheshire road will cause an increase in traffic and problems on the roads, residents warn.
A doctor is suspended after a tribunal hears he inappropriately touched two midwives while on duty.
Two people are arrested after police raids across England in connection with a sex trafficking inquiry.
Political landscape remains the same but tighter
The evacuees who never went home
League One side Port Vale appoint ex-Wales international Paul Bodin as assistant to manager Rob Page.
Stoke sign on-loan Philipp Wollscheid from Bayer Leverkusen for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.
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