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.
There are long delays and queueing traffic on the M6 after two accidents on the northbound carriageway.
Two lanes are closed due to an accident at J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway / A38 Tyburn Road, with congestion back to J5 A452 (Castle Bromwich).
And two lanes are closed due to a crash between a car and a lorry at J10A M54, with tailbacks to J10 A454 / B4464 (Wolverhampton / Walsall).
More than 600 home owners in Staffordshire are protesting over a planning application to erect wind turbines close to their properties.
Residents of Aston Lodge Park, in Stone, say it's been fast tracked and say they were only given 14 days to file objections..
Staffordshire Borough Council say all legal requirements were met.
A man has died after the van he was driving collided with a lorry in Staffordshire.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called shortly after 2:50pm to the A38 southbound carriageway between the north and south exits for Burton-upon-Trent.
The driver was confirmed dead at the scene.
– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman
“Unfortunately nothing could be done to save the van driver and he was confirmed dead at the scene.
The lorry driver, a man believed to be in his forties or fifties, had back pain. He was immobilised with the use of a spinal board and neck collar and was taken to Queen’s Hospital in Burton.
Due to the investigation into the crash, there have been long delays in the area.”
A man died after being thrown from his car in a three-vehicle crash in Staffordshire today.
The man was travelling along the A5 Watling Road in Norton Canes at around 11.20am when his car crashed with two others.
When paramedics arrived, they found he was in traumatic cardiac arrest and he was confirmed dead at the scene.
The second driver, a man in his 70s, cut his head in the crash and was taken to Wolverhampton's New Cross Hospital suffering with shock.
Both cars were badly damaged in the smash.
A family travelling in the third car, which was only slightly damaged, were not injured.
The crash caused major traffic delays along the A5, with the main road being closed in both directions until shortly after 5pm.
A 40-year-old man has appeared before magistrates in Cannock today, charged with the kidnap of two toddlers in Stoke-on-Trent last week.
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was today remanded in custody and is due to appear at Stafford Crown Court on November 11. He is charged with two counts of kidnap, one count of assault and two breaches of non-molestation orders.
CCTV footage which shows the consequences of motorists not slowing down or paying attention when driving through roadworks has been released by the Highways Agency.
A man from Staffordshire, Gordon Davies, spent weeks in intensive care after he was hit by a driver who overshot a bend in Lichfield a year ago.
A campaign which aims to keep young people safe on Bonfire Night is taking place across Staffordshire.
Operation Good Guy demonstrates the dangers that fireworks and bonfires can pose.
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will visit schools across the county to deliver the presentation.
Healthcare bosses have been given an additional 40 days to reach an agreement on the funding of essential services at two Staffordshire hospitals.
Administrators were appointed by health watchdog Monitor earlier this year to look at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Stafford and Cannock Chase Hospitals, after a draft report found the trust to be clinically and financially unsustainable.
The findings proposed that the trust be dissolved and some essential services moved to hospitals in neighbouring areas, while also recommending that the A&E department be retained.
However, an agreement is still to be reached on how to pay for the services and interested parties have now been given an extended period to finalise a deal.
Monitor chief executive David Bennett said: "We need to find an answer to the question of who will be providing what funding to secure the future of essential patient services in Mid Staffordshire."
"We are giving extra time for the interested parties to reach agreement over the next few weeks, in order to ensure that patients continue to get the services they need and the taxpayer gets value for money."
A woman was taken to hospital after her car veered off the road and flipped onto its roof, landing in a field.
The woman was driving along the A53 at Quarnford, Staffordshire, shortly before 6pm yesterday when the accident happened.
She suffered neck, chest, and pelvic injuries in the crash and was taken to the major trauma centre at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire with a pelvic splint.
Her car was left badly damaged.
The A5189 St Peter's Bridge in Burton-on-Trent is partially blocked in both directions after a lorry overturned and spilled fuel onto the carriageway.
The lorry, which has now been righted, tipped over on the roundabout junction with the A444 Stapenhill Road.