Warning: Graphic images. Investigators are hunting cruel thugs who shot a swan through the chest with a crossbow bolt and left it for dead.Read the full story ›
Firearms officers and dog units attended the scene in Hanley city centre after the teenagers were caught on CCTV brandishing BB guns.Read the full story ›
A man has been arrested after a train carrying crashed into an empty car on a railway track in Staffordshire.Read the full story ›
The M6 has reopened following a massive lorry fire which melted part of the road.
Drivers endured hours of misery queues after the motorway was shut for most of the day.
All three lanes were reopened shortly after 5.20pm according to Highways England, nearly 16 hours after the initial fire broke out.
A statement on its website said: "The M6 southbound between junction 13 (Stafford south) and junction 12 (Cannock) has fully re-opened after an earlier severe HGV fire and subsequent extensive resurfacing work. All lanes are now running."
A huge lorry fire has closed a busy motorway after the blaze melted the road.Read the full story ›
Visitors were evacuated from a rollercoaster at Alton Towers after a power cut forced the ride to grind to a halt.Read the full story ›
A woman has been charged with inciting terrorism on social media and being a member of the terrorist group Islamic State.
The 26-year-old woman, from Burton-on-Trent in Staffordshire, is accused of sending a series of tweets encouraging others to "commit, prepare or instigate" acts of terror.
West Midlands Police said the woman had also been charged with belonging to a banned organisation, between October 2014 and January this year.
She was arrested by counter-terror officers at Heathrow Airport in February after arriving on a flight from Turkey.
She is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court today to face the charges.
A "selfish and wicked" mother has been jailed after filling in false paperwork to stop her ex-husband from attending their son's cremation.Read the full story ›
Celebrities join friends and family of Stephen Sutton in two online campaigns to mark one year since his death and raise money for charity.Read the full story ›
Two people have died in a collision involving a minibus and a lorry.
Emergency crews were called to the crash on the A511 at Tutbury shortly before 7am today.
Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene near Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, West Midlands Ambulance Service said.
Six other people have been injured.
One casualty, man in his 20s, was taken to hospital in a critical condition after suffering serious head injuries, Staffordshire Police confirmed.