From today, new tobacco rules mean 10-packs and menthol cigarettes will also be phased out. Here's what you need to know about the changes.Read the full story ›
Port Vale's Rob Page has left the Club to take up the manager’s position at Northampton Town.
Performance Coach John Harbin will also join up with the Cobblers as part of Page’s backroom staff.
Port Vale Chairman Norman Smurthwaite said:
We are disappointed at Rob’s decision to leave but we would like to thank him for his hard work over the last 20 months and wish him the very best for the future.
The search for a new manager is already underway and we, as a club, will do our utmost to ensure the best candidate for the job is appointed.
A church in Stoke has set-up a project to help asylum seekers in the area.
St Marks in Shelton is running a food bank and has received a £4,000 grant to help with its work to support refugees in the community.
Reverend Sally Smith has been speaking to ITV News Central.
Jake Shakeshaft from Stoke-on-Trent will represent the UK in this year's Eurovision Song Contest.Read the full story ›
Stoke midfielder Stephen Ireland suffered a broken leg in training, the Barclays Premier League club have announced.
Ireland has struggled with various injury problems this season and the 29-year-old is now set for an extended spell on the sidelines.
The details of how the injury occurred remain unclear, other than the club stating that it happened during training on Tuesday morning.
400 jobs are to be created after water companies Severn Trent Water and United Utilities announced they are moving to Stoke city centre.Read the full story ›
Drivers in Stoke-on-Trent are being advised to avoid the carriageway at Keeling Road after a hole appeared in the road.
It's not yet known how it appeared.
A family of nine from Stoke-on-Trent who were missing has been found safe and well.Read the full story ›
A young boy has suffered critical injuries after a collision with a car in Stoke-on-Trent.
It happened in Repington Road in the Sneyd Green area at around 4.55pm on Thursday afternoon.
On arrival, it was clear that the child had suffered very serious injuries.
He was anaesthetised by the doctor before being taken on blue lights to Royal Stoke University Hospital with advanced life support being undertaken.
After stabilisation at the hospital, the boy was later transferred to Birmingham Children’s Hospital using the hospital's specialist transfer vehicle.
An ambulance was on scene in five minutes and was backed up by a rapid response vehicle, a senior paramedic officer, a BASICS Emergency Doctor from the North Staffordshire Scheme and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire.
A D-Day veteran is to finally marry his wartime romance, more than 70 years after they first met.
90-year-old Roy Vickerman became engaged to Nora Nicholls soon after they met at school in Stoke-on-Trent in 1940.
But the Second World War derailed their plans when Roy was called up to fight for his country.
Now, decades later, they are heading down the aisle!
Here is a clip of the loved up couple talking about the moment they first set eyes on each other: