Work begins on a new section of a £7.5m cycle path linking Staffordshire with the Peak District National Park.
School children in Stoke-on-Trent are underperforming at most stages of their education, Ofsted inspectors say.
The UK government has not shown why it needs to spend £50bn building the HS2 rail link, says a House of Lords committee.
A 17-year-old is arrested in Staffordshire over an attack that left a football fan critically ill after a match in Wolverhampton, police say.
The UK government must act quicker to bring to justice fugitives who flee to Turkish-controlled northern Cyprus, a House of Lords peer says following Staffordshire Police's arrest of John Anslow.
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Phil Taylor calls for Stoke darts venue
Fans from all 20 Premier League clubs are set to protest against match ticket prices when top-flight club executives meet.
Port Vale sign Sheffield United's Neill Collins, Everton's Francisco Junior and Bournemouth's Mohamed Coulibaly on loan.
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