Paul Farrelly, the Labour MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme, told ITV Central's political programme Central Lobby.Read the full story ›
UKIP leader Paul Nuttall is set to contest the Stoke Central by-election later this year according to ITV Central's Political CorrespondentRead the full story ›
There are reports that Labour's Tristram Hunt is to stand down as MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central to become the director of the V&A museum in London.
Parts of the region have had a snowy start to the day. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and ice and are warning drivers to take extra care while on the road and allow extra time for their journeys.
There are also flood warnings in place for parts of Lincolnshire and residents are being told to prepare for large waves and possible flooding.
The Ministry of Defence said about 100 soldiers from the Catterick army base have been deployed to Skegness, where about 3,000 residents have been urged to leave their homes or move upstairs.
Commuters are braced for travel disruption during the evening rush hour on Thursday with sleet and snow forecast for parts of the region.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and say heavy rain and strong winds may prove additional hazards. As skies clear on Thursday night there is also potential for widespread ice to form quite rapidly on untreated surfaces.
Councils across the Midlands have said they are ready to deal with the weather disruption and that gritting teams will be working through the night.
Des Coleman has your weekend weather forecast.Read the full story ›
Grant has put pen to paper on a two-and-a-half-year contract and moves to the bet365 Stadium for a fee of £1.3million.Read the full story ›
Stoke City were in action at home to Watford tonight where they were looking for their first win in a month.
Mark Hughes' team won convincingly 2-0. Ryan Shawcross scored in the first half and Peter Crouch securedthe win with his second goal of the season. The result sees Stoke go level onpoints with tenth place Southampton.
- Stoke City 2 - Watford 0
Parts of the region will be gripped by icy conditions as a cold snap kicks off 2017.Read the full story ›