Our political correspondent Alison Mackenzie has been given some inside information on the next potential candidate to fill the Stoke-on-Trent Central seat.
It suggests that if UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall does not become the Ukip candidate for the Stoke-on-Trent Central seat, Ukip West Midlands MEP Bill Etheridge could be.
It comes after Labour's Tristram Hunt stood down last week to take up the role of director at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
There are delays and very slow traffic on the M6 Northbound between J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent) and J17 A534 (Sandbach / Crewe) after an accident and fuel spillage.
Lane one of three is closed.
Paralympian Lee Pearson has won 11 gold medals over five Paralympic games, making him one of the country's most experienced athletes.Read the full story ›
Carragher played 220 games for the club between 1997 and 2003 and captained the side when the club won LDV trophy in 2001.Read the full story ›
A woman has died and a man has been taken to hospital for smoke inhalation following a fire on Boxing Day.
The woman was pronounced dead despite attempts by ambulance staff to revive her following the fire, according to police.
Firefighters were called to the scene in Bayham Walk in the Bucknall area of Stoke on Trent at around 8pm after a resident reported seeing smoke in the house.
The cause of the blaze is still being investigated, although it's thought the fire began in the bedroom.
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The uncle of a jihadi fighter is facing time in prison after infiltrating aid convoys to get £4500 to his nephew in Syria.Read the full story ›
Toi Van Le had been growing the drug in four houses in Stoke-on-Trent as well as properties across the country.Read the full story ›
FA Cup - Second round:
- Port Vale 3-0 Hartlepool United
A public consultation has been launched on plans to continue the transformation of the University Quarter of Stoke-on-Trent.Read the full story ›