Staffordshire Police issued just four fixed penalty notices for mobile phone use last year.
There are fears a bid to bring jobs and government money to Stoke-on-Trent and eastern Cheshire may be delayed by the election.
A diver from Staffordshire panicked and drowned after an equipment failure at a notorious pool in Snowdonia, an inquest hears.
The mother of teenage cancer fundraiser Stephen Sutton is running the London marathon to continue his legacy.
A 'gang leader' is ordered to pay more than £700,000 of fraudulently-claimed VAT refunds or face a further four years in prison.
The political landscape and potential issues
Stoke City drama Marvellous gets Bafta nod
Southampton's hopes of Champions League qualification are dealt a big blow as Stoke end a four-match winless run.
Tom Bradshaw's late effort extends Walsall's unbeaten run to five games as they fight back to earn a draw at Crewe.
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