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20 April 2014 Last updated at 16:43

Armed robbers target service station

Armed robbers hold up a Staffordshire service station and take a "substantial amount" of cash and cigarettes.

Midlands Air AmbulanceMan seriously injured in rock fall

A rock climber is airlifted to hospital after falling on a climb in Staffordshire.

Buster the sniffer dogDog to sniff out drugs in hospitals

A police-trained sniffer dog is to patrol Staffordshire hospitals to monitor wards for illegal drugs.

Patrick Burns, Political editor, Midlands Article written by Patrick Burns Patrick Burns Political editor, Midlands

Funding cuts expose polar opposites

How government austerity measures and council funding cuts make polar opposites of lifelong friends.

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David Gregory-Kumar Article written by David Gregory-Kumar David Gregory-Kumar Science & Environment correspondent, BBC News

Chemists create a new cancer drug

Chemists have created a new medicine to fight cancer which they hope will overcome the problem of drug-resistant cancers.

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