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.
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.
Police have today issued an appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was hit by a van on a Staffordshire road.
The crash between the cyclist and the van, which had the word "Moores" written along the side, happened on the A50 at Meir at around 6am on Tuesday.
The man, aged 44, suffered a broken pelvis and is in a stable condition at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.
The 20-year-old van driver, from Stoke-on-Trent, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and bailed while investigations continue.
One lane is closed on the M6 southbound between J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and Stafford Services due to an accident and oil spillage.
Traffic is queuing.
Staffordshire digger maker JCB has said it is donating more than £300,000 worth of machines and generators to help people affected by the Filipino typhoon disaster.
The company is sending a fleet of three loaders to aid the clear-up operations following Typhoon Haiyan.
In addition, more than 120 JCB electrical generators are being provided through the company's Filipino dealer Camec.
There are delays on the M6 northbound between J12 (Cannock) and J13 (Stafford) due to an accident involving two cars.
It is expected to return to normal by 9am.
A British soldier killed in a suicide blast while on patrol in Afghanistan has been named as Warrant Officer Class 2 Ian Michael Fisher from the 3rd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment (Staffords).
The 42-year-old studied at Staffordshire University before joining the Territorial Army in Stoke-on-Trent and later the Mercian Regiment. He was killed yesterday in Helmand province on the final day of an operation to disrupt insurgent activity.
The 42-year-old physics and geology graduate, WO2 Ian Fisher was born in Barking in Essex, joined the Territorial Army in February 1993.
After completing his degree at Staffordshire University, and following three and a half years' service as a reservist Lance Corporal, he volunteered to go to Hong Kong in August 1996 as a Regular Private with B Company, 1st Battalion The Staffordshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's).
He completed four previous operational tours from 1999 - once to Northern Ireland, twice to Iraq and a previous tour of Afghanistan in 2011.
WO2 Ian Fisher leaves his wife, Emma, two sons, James, seven, and William, five, and his parents, Simon and Helen.
Paying tribute, Emma said: "Ian will always be the centre of my life, he will be remembered as a doting father, loving husband and a true professional soldier.
"He loved being a soldier, that's what he lived for. We are all so proud and always will be."
The MoD said WO2 Fisher's colleagues described him as "the epitome of an Infantry Sergeant Major, straight talking and obsessive in his pursuit of excellence and gaining the most from his subordinates while ensuring their wellbeing."
A British soldier killed in a suicide blast while on patrol in Afghanistan has been named as Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) Ian Michael Fisher from The 3rd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment (Staffords).
WO2 Fisher, 42, who worked as a Sergeant Major for a company of Warrior fighting vehicles, died from an explosion during a vehicle-borne suicide attack.