The third round of applications to get hold of a new house for just £1 in Stoke-on-Trent has been launched by the city council.
David Lynn has risen to 34th in the world rankings, after claiming his first European Tour title in nine years.
One of the region's largest pottery firms opened its factories to the public today.
The Queen's Royal Lancers will be awarded the Freedom of the City of Stoke-on-Trent tonight.
It will happen at half time in Stoke City's Premier League match against Cardiff. The city council will also be presenting the football club with the same title.
Hundreds of people in the Midlands are expected to be told by energy provider nPower this morning that they are to lose their jobs.
It is thought 1400 jobs in the UK will be moved overseas with the company's office in Stoke being shut down.
The energy giant employs around 2500 people across the Midlands and also has sites in Solihull, Worcester and Oldbury.
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.
Officers from Derbyshire and Staffordshire Police are using helicopters to search for missing man Stephen Cotton.
37-year-old Mr Cotton went missing from Stoke-on-Trent on Thursday morning. He is thought to be in Ashover, near Matlock in Derbyshire.
He is white, 6ft 3in tall and of a medium build. He has short brown hair, spiky on top, a goatee beard, a pale complexion and green eyes. He is thought to be wearing blue jeans and a navy waterproof coat.
He was driving a white Peugeot Expert panel van, which has the words ‘Right Fix’ on the side in red on a black background.
Police are investigating after a man was hit by a private hire car at around 4.15 am this morning.
It happened on High Street, Sandyford, just outside Tunstall in Stoke-on-Trent
The man in his 20’s died after being struck by the Toyota Avensis private hire car.
A male driver has been arrested in connection with the incident.
A pedestrian has died after being involved in an accident in Stoke-on-Trent in the early hours of this morning.
It happened at High Street, Tunstall, at around 4.30am.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:
– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman
“Crews arrived to find a man and a car that had been in a collision.
“The pedestrian, a man, had suffered serious injuries and was in traumatic cardiac arrest.
“Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.”
The A5006 Stoke Road in Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent, is closed in both directions causing delays.
This is due to emergency repairs after a lorry hit a railway bridge between Station Road and the A500 earlier this week.
A diversion is in place, taking motorists along Leek New Road to get into the city centre.
A petition calling for Stoke City Council to condemn the so-called 'bedroom tax' is being discussed today.
North Staffs Against Cuts, which is submitting the petition, wants the council to promise no-one will be evicted from their homes.
It was April this year that the law was changed to cut the government's spare room subsidy, meaning people living in council homes with more bedrooms than they need will have their benefits cut.