It's the eve of World Aids Day and a man who contracted HIV in 1979 has been speaking about the stigma he faced when people found out about his illness.
Chris Kearl says he lost his job, and his grandparents didn't speak to him again. He was also told he had a life expectancy of 18 months.
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A plain clothes officer on a bike spotted drugs being exchanged between two women on a city centre street.
Journalist Steve Hewlett, who shared his experience of battling cancer on BBC Radio 4, has died of the disease at the age of 58.
We asked the candidates running for the Stoke Central seat in this week's by-election five questions, to help you get to know them.