A terrified family had to leave their home for three days after finding the spiders - which are feared to have been the world's most toxic.
The world's first black professional footballer is to be memorialised as a statue at England’s St George’s Park base in Staffordshire.
Two Army-style all-terrain vehicles have left Staffordshire to help residents trapped by the floods.
Staffordshire Police are dealing with an unprecedented number of calls as weather conditions continue to affect the country.
Last night 425, emergency calls were made in the area and 691 calls to the non-emergency number.
The police say they have had more calls than a typical New Years Eve.
They have now set up a multi-agency response team to keep people safe during the floods involving:
- Staffordshire Police
- Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service
- Staffordshire Civil Contingencies Unit
- Stoke-on-Trent City Council
- Staffordshire Council
- Highways Agency
The newest warehouse for Staffordshire-based JCB has been officially opened today, as the firm celebrates creating almost 100 new jobs in the past six months.
JCB World Logistics, which has its world headquarters in Rocester, took over the former Blue Planet warehouse in Newcastle-under-Lyme in July last year - and since then, 80 new warehouse and office staff have been recruited, along with 20 new drivers.
And job figures are expected to more than triple in the next two years as the warehouse becomes fully operational.
JCB chief executive Graeme Macdonald today unveiled a plaque marking the official opening of the warehouse.
Speaking afterwards, he said:
Staffordshire is where JCB’s business started almost 70 years ago and Staffordshire is where our heart is, so I’m delighted that the opening of JCB World Logistics is bringing more employment opportunities to the county.
A scheme which gives people the chance to buy a house for £1 is offering the final nine properties to would-be buyers.
The homes in Stoke-on-Trent are being renovated at a cost of £30,000 each.
24 homes have already been sold and buyers will pay back the rest of the money over 10 years.
A bone marrow donor match has been found for an 18-month-old girl from Staffordshire who has a rare form of leukaemia.
More than 50,000 people came forward to be tested as a result of the campaign to find a match for Margot, which has been supported by a number of celebrities including David Tennant, Gary Barlow and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Margot is due to start intensive chemotherapy from Wednesday.
A young boy was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car in Staffordshire this afternoon.
The boy, aged five, was hit in Chapel Street, Norton Canes, Cannock, shortly before 3.45pm.
He suffered serious head, pelvic and leg injuries in the crash, and was flown to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for treatment after being anaesthetised by paramedics.
Two women have been jailed for a con where they pleaded with kind-hearted pensioners to help them find their “lost cat” Milly - but then stole thousands of pounds in cash and valuables when their backs were turned.
Cristina Redosavljevic and Bianca Petrunescu targeted victims - the eldest of which was aged 93 - in Coventry, Erdington, Nechells, Hamstead and Staffordshire in a month-long crime spree last year.
They knocked on doors and asked permission to check gardens and sheds as they searched for the fictional feline.
One of them then asked to use the toilet - and used the opportunity to sneak off and rummage through the homeowner’s belongings.
Among the items they stole was a laptop, hundreds of pounds in cash, and thousands of pounds worth of jewellery - including wedding rings.
Redosavljevic, aged 19, of Lincoln Road, West Bromwich, and Petrunescu, 26, of no fixed address, were both jailed for 32 months for the burglaries.
An exhibition honouring Robbie Williams will be launched tonight in his home city of Stoke. As part of next week's celebrations to mark his fortieth birthday,
Portrait of a Potteries Pop Star will show a number of never-before-seen photos and some of his many awards.
Motorway cameras show the scene on the M6 northbound in Staffordshire this morning after a multi-vehicle crash.
The crash happened between junction 13 for Stafford south and J12 for Gailey.
Motorists are warned of long delays and slow-moving traffic in the area.
One lane is closed on the M6 northbound between J12 A5 (Gailey) and J13 A449 (Stafford south) due to a multi-vehicle crash.
Slow traffic and delays.
Part of drugs find at home of a man arrested by CMPG after a stop check in Staffs. £000's stolen property also found http://t.co/QQHy8RVvYy