A Staffordshire care home has been fined £133k after the death of a woman, 91, who froze to death in the grounds of the home.
The timeline for what has been a stop-start summer for the Smiler.
A former Stoke-on-Trent man has been sent to prison for 15 years after he pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a mother and her son.
Detectives investigating alleged neglect at Stafford Hospital have completed their initial review of source material relating to deaths at the hospital between 2005 and 2009.
In total, 209 cases have been identified as needing a more detailed review and 36 have already been examined by a joint team from Staffordshire Police and the Health and Safety Executive.
The police say they are now investigating whether any criminal offences have been committed in relation to the 209 deaths.
A British soldier described as "one of the best of his generation" will be laid to rest today in Staffordshire after he was killed in a suicide blast while on patrol in Afghanistan.
Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) Ian Fisher from The 3rd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment (Staffords) died following an explosion in Helmand province last month.
Mourners will gather at Lichfield Cathedral in Staffordshire to pay their respects.
An inquest into the deaths of two children who died in a car crash on Christmas Day is due to re-open today.
Adnan Habib, 10, and Mohammed Arsalaan Habib, 4, and their aunt died after the car they were in crashed on the M6 in Staffordshire as they were travelling to a family wedding.
A student from Keele University is to be awarded a Conspicuous Gallantry Cross as recognition for his bravery and attempts to break down cultural barriers in Afghanistan.
Captain Owen Davies says it is a 'massive honour' to be given the award.
A student at Keele University is receiving the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross today at Buckingham Palace. Captain Owen Davis, who is now studying to be a doctor, is getting the medal for bravery and helping to break down cultural barriers in Afghanistan.
One lane is closed on the M6 northbound between J11A M6 Toll and J12 A5 (Gailey) due to a crash between a lorry and a car.
It's not long now before Hobbit fans get their next instalment of Middle Earth as the second part of the blockbuster epic hits our screens.
In the West Midlands it's usually Birmingham that plays up its connections to the author JRR Tolkien - with Sarehole Mill and Moseley Bog both his childhood haunts.
But now Staffordshire is getting in on the act too.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council has announced its budget proposals for the next financial year. It wants to save £20 million and says 150 jobs will have to go. However, 80 of these posts are currently vacant.
They will increase parking charges by nearly 4%, cut the mobile library service and increase the cost of a cremation by £35. The council has already made £77 million worth of savings over the past three years.
Cllr Mohammed Pervez, Leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council, said some services will "simply have to go."
Stoke City Council has announced some of the cuts it needs to make to save £20million from the budget next year.
They include losing 150 jobs - 80 of which are currently vacant. The council also wants to put up the cost of parking by 3.8% and increase the cost of cremations by £35.
Six people have been taken to hospital after a crash in Stoke-on-Trent.
Ambulance crews were called out to Congleton Road in Talke at around 9:30pm last night.
Two cars were involved in the incident.
All six people were taken to University Hospital of North Staffordshire for further assessment and treatment.