New research shows households face a postcode lottery when it comes to getting the fastest broadband speeds - but Cannock comes out top.Read the full story ›
The Prime Minister visited Cannock this morning to see new homes built under the Government's Help To Buy Scheme.
Mr Cameron met families who have benefitted from the scheme, before touring a new housing development where homes have been built on the site of a former factory and warehouse off Watling Street.
The Help to Buy scheme has enabled 8,266 people in the West Midlands buy a new home since it was created, new figures have revealed today.
It was created in 2013 "to support hard-working taxpayers" who could pay a mortgage, but couldn't afford the high deposits demanded by lenders in the wake of the financial crisis.
Thanks to Help to Buy, this government has helped thousands of hardworking people that otherwise would have been locked out of home ownership get the keys to their own home and enjoy the security that comes with it.
This is all part of our long-term economic plan to secure a better future for Britain – and, together with cutting income tax, lowering council tax bills and freezing fuel duty, the government is backing those who work hard and get on find the financial security they deserve.
A woman has died after her motorcycle crashed into a car in Cannock this afternoon.
The woman was found unconscious by West Midlands Ambulance Service after the accident on Watling Street at around 1pm.
She was later pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the car is being treated at Walsall Manor Hospital for minor injuries.
The M6 Toll in Staffordshire is currently closed due to a 'serious incident'.
The Highways Agency say there is a total closure between T7 and T6.
There is also a closure in place from JT8 and the air ambulance is at the scene.
Dog walkers are being warned to take care on Cannock Chase after a greyhound was bitten by an adder at the Staffordshire beauty spot.
Animal charity PDSA says eight-year-old Cookie was rushed to its Wolverhampton branch after being bitten while out on a walk.
Almost immediately, she lay down and began to swell up - and needed emergency treatment to save her life.
The adder is the UK's only native venomous snake.
Statement from mother of brothers from Leicester who died at the Hillsborough disaster is read out at inquest.Read the full story ›
The sister of one of the 96 to die at Hillsborough has told a jury how she feels cheated by his death.
Louise Brookes was talking during her pen portrait of her brother Andrew who was 26 when he died.
Andy Bonner has been following the inquests in Warrington for us, and you can see his reports on this website every day of the inquests.
Andrew Brookes, 26, died at Hillsborough. His sister Louise read her statement about him to the inquest in Warrington.Read the full story ›
Andrew Brookes was 26 and from Bromsgrove in the West Midlands.Read the full story ›