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29 January 2015 Last updated at 14:19

Schools close as heavy snow fallsHanley town hall

More than 50 schools close across Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and Cheshire following heavy snow.


Jail (generic)Violence at youth jail 'too high'

Levels of violence at a young offenders' institution are still too high, the chief inspector of prisons says.

Map showing epicentreEarthquake recorded in East Midlands

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 has been recorded in the East Midlands, with the shock felt in Staffordshire, the British Geological Survey confirms.

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

Politics can damage your health in needle elections

Health issues are once again firmly on the agenda as the UK heads for a general election.

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

West Midlands medic trials sugar remedy

One medic in the West Midlands investigates whether sugar could help treat infected wounds.

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