A mother and her two children are in hospital after they were rescued from a fire at a house in Baskerville Road in Stoke on Trent. A 22 year old woman and her two children, a six year old boy and a two year old girl, were taken to North Staffordshire hospital. They are in a stable condition.
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Labour remains in control but lost two seats to the Conservatives.
Labour have lost Dudley to No Overall Control. It had been seen as a vulnerable council for the party.
Labour maintain a majority of a single seat.