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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A range of other measures are also being introduced to help keep children safe.
Shootings and violence are on the increase in the West Midlands with gangs "coming out of lockdown", warns Police and Crime Commissioner.
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