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"21.01.2017 13:06:36" Timeline Photos Den made his musical debut today alongside blues singer Pig man
"21.01.2017 12:00:00" Throw off those winter blues - Richard will be here today to get the Northern Soul shining! Tune in from 18:00.
Plus hear previous shows here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02y4tdb
"21.01.2017 10:15:18" The Drivetime Show with Tim Wedgwood came live from Shakespeare at the Castle Photos from BBC Radio Stoke's post If you live near Alsager and are free on a Monday afternoon from 2.30 til 4pm you should come along to the Colour In Group at Alsager Library. Sounds simple. Come. Chat. Colour in. Meet new people. Hear the story on BBC Radio Stoke breakfast this Monday
"21.01.2017 09:42:26" Timeline Photos Morning Den here from 10 ! Look what you can win with the duck's today... a pair of ticket to see the 3 degrees on their 50th anniversary at the Moat house plus a 3 course dinner.
Terry Conroy joins me top talk of the Stoke League Cup tour, there's the
"21.01.2017 06:40:05" Don't panic about Word Up with Stuart and Jodie this morning, it's only a quiz...
"20.01.2017 14:31:42" Rebecca Wood has your forecast
"20.01.2017 10:10:50" bbc.co.uk Three things you wanted to know You have been using Your Questions to ask about the West Midlands. Here are some of our answers. Ever wondered where the Potteries accent comes from? http://bbc.in/2jG1f9t
"20.01.2017 09:00:00" The Port Vale FC manager says new loan striker Tyler Walker's raring to go - the Vale are in action tonight, let's hope he hits the ground running! Full commentary on BBC Radio Stoke:
"20.01.2017 08:00:00" This morning we heard the story of Philip and Dorothy from Staffordshire who have been married for 66 years.
They met 75 years ago as Philip was starting his organ playing career and, with Dorothy's support, he's never stopped.
Here he is in action and
"19.01.2017 17:08:22" The Port Vale FC boss has been talking to us about getting players into the club n the part few days:
"19.01.2017 14:21:41" www.bbc.co.uk Cheshire Police to probe abuse of 83 young footballers - BBC News More than 200 reports of historical sex abuse have been made and three suspects identified, Cheshire Police says. Detectives at Cheshire Police said they would not confirm the identities of any suspects, victims or witnesses, or say which clubs are impacted:
"19.01.2017 11:00:00" Businesses on a street in Wolstanton say they've come close to shutting down because of overrunning roadworks there.
Severn Trent began a £1.2m improvements to the sewer network on Watlands View in February 2016.
They were due to finish before the end of
"19.01.2017 10:00:00" It's the latest argument to divide anglers - should underwater drones be allowed?
They can be guided along the bottom of waterways to find fish - as we've been finding out at Cudmore Fishery:
"19.01.2017 09:25:23" bbc.co.uk Bomb teams sent to schools 600 times in chemical alert - BBC News Warnings about a potentially hazardous chemical sparks a flurry of calls to the Army. Bomb disposal teams were called out to 24 schools in Staffordshire and Cheshire in a two month period at the end of last year.
Click below to find out if bomb disposal teams were called to your school:
"19.01.2017 06:48:52" BBC North West Tonight Cloudy with the odd spot of rain again. Lucy has today's forecast for you: Cloudy with the odd spot of rain again. Lucy has today's forecast for you:
"19.01.2017 06:00:37" www.google.co.uk North West Ambulance Service 'requires improvement' - BBC News A regulator tells an ambulance service it requires improvement as it raises concerns about staff levels. 'Exceptionally caring staff' but 'improvements needed' says CQC:
"18.01.2017 20:00:01" bbc.co.uk 'Schmuck For A Night' comedian Omid Djalili, James Watt on BBC Radio Stoke - BBC Radio Stoke Music and conversation to brighten your afternoon. Comedian Omid Djalili was James Watt's guest this afternoon. His 'Schmuck for a Night' tour comes to Crewe next month. If you missed their chat you can listen again on http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04n6hwc#playt=24m54s
"18.01.2017 19:00:00" Feeling the winter blues? Well we have the answer - an action-packed Soul on Trent full of Northern Soul goodness, yours from this Saturday!
Hear previous shows here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02y4tdb
"18.01.2017 15:02:08" Shefali from BBC Midlands Today has your weather update
"18.01.2017 13:41:54" BBC Radio Stoke's cover photo
"18.01.2017 06:48:16" BBC North West Tonight More of the same today - cloudy with some drizzle. Charlie has the details: More of the same today - cloudy with some drizzle. Charlie has the details:
"17.01.2017 21:39:04" www.bbc.co.uk European vegetables: 'Perfect storm' raises prices - BBC News The impact of wet and cold weather means yields in Spain and Italy are much lower and prices higher. Courgettes and lettuces are likely to be much more pricey, one supplier said:
"17.01.2017 19:00:02" Timeline Photos 'Lobby' - it's a traditional Staffordshire/ Stoke-on-Trent dish....but why is it called "Lobby"?
You've asked and we want to find out - can you help?
"17.01.2017 18:00:00" Catching up with the baby born in a police car outside the Royal Stoke hospital.
We've been to meet the couple after a "stressful" Friday morning! Read more here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-38615799
"17.01.2017 16:24:58" Honouring The Greatest Generation - this was the moment Roy Palfreyman was given the Legion d'honneur from France (their highest decoration) today for his actions in World War Two during the Normandy invasion.
He helped organised the Allied forces in the
"17.01.2017 14:00:50" Charlie Slater has your forecast
"17.01.2017 10:13:46" Tributes to Jill The husband and twin sister of rape campaigner Jill Saward have paid emotional tributes ahead of her funeral. Gavin Drake described his wife as a "fun-loving joy giver". She died from a stroke last week, nine days short of her 52nd birthday. Her funeral
"17.01.2017 09:50:21" bbc.co.uk In the hunt: Stoke Central by-election for all parties - BBC News In the hunt: Stoke Central by-election offers something for all main parties Farewell to the only Tristram in Stoke:
"17.01.2017 08:46:56" bbc.co.uk Women helped by Jill Saward pay tribute: 'Repeating her pain helped us' - BBC News Women comforted and inspired by rape survivor and sexual assault campaigner Jill Saward talk about the impact she had on their lives. Women helped by Jill Saward pay tribute: 'Repeating her pain helped us':
"17.01.2017 06:58:10" gavindrake.co.uk Goodbye Jilly I don't know what to say. I really don't. And those of you reading this who know me will know that this is very unusual. There are some things that I want to get across; but I can't find the words.… The funeral of campaigner Jill Saward takes place later today at Lichfield Cathedral. Her husband Gavin has written a very moving article:
"17.01.2017 06:22:55" BBC North West Tonight You might need your brolly at times again today. Charlie has your forecast: You might need your brolly at times again today. Charlie has your forecast:
"16.01.2017 23:00:00" bbc.co.uk Kevin Nunes murder: 'Poor morale' and drinking in witness protection unit - BBC News A report details concerns about officers drinking on duty and poor morale among staff looking after witnesses following a gangland murder. Nick Baker, Deputy Chief Constable from Staffordshire Police, said: "The content of the report shows that the actions of some of those in the unit 10 years ago is not one that now, or at the time, met the high standards we expect of officers and staff
"16.01.2017 22:30:00" bbc.co.uk Baby born in police car outside Stoke hospital - BBC News A baby makes a surprise arrival when she is born in a police car outside a hospital. "I'm really grateful, they ( Staffordshire Police) got us there in time, if it wasn't for them, I would have been giving birth in traffic.":
"16.01.2017 22:00:00" bbc.co.uk Tunisia survivor: 'This is it, we're going to die' - BBC News A holidaymaker from Cannock, Staffordshire who survived the Tunisia beach massacre in 2015 has spoken out about the terrifying moment she hid from the gunman. Alison Caine from Staffordshire and her husband Baron barricaded the door of their hotel room as the terrorist went on the rampage outside:
"16.01.2017 21:30:40" '26-day average delay' for patients needing social care claims Stoke-on-Trent MP - http://bbc.in/2iEp7Jc
"16.01.2017 20:44:04" Timeline Photos Know where "Nesh"� comes from? How about "Slat�"?
You asked the question, so we've been tracing the Potteries accent - read what we found here http://bbc.in/2jXvg5j
"16.01.2017 20:00:00" Timeline Photos Comedian Jim Davidson was James Watt's guest this afternoon. He will be at the Lichfield Garrick for two nights in February talking about his 40 years in show business. If you missed the interview you can listen again on
"16.01.2017 19:00:45" Timeline Photos Supermarket robbed by masked men in Staffordshire say Staffordshire Police - http://bbc.in/2jBUP8i
"16.01.2017 18:00:32" Timeline Photos New multiplex including Imax screen planned for Stoke-on-Trent - http://bbc.in/2jChilY
"16.01.2017 16:46:27" Work to demolish a number of terraced houses in Stoke-on-Trent has been delayed because bats were discovered in the roof spaces - http://bbc.in/2itYTuH
The pipistrelle bats were spotted flying in and out of the houses last September.
"16.01.2017 16:00:54" Analysis in numbers: What next after for Stoke-on-Trent constituency after Tristram Hunt quits? - http://bbc.in/2iyHiN2
"16.01.2017 15:01:15" Charlie Slater has your forecast http://bbc.in/2joxvxM
"16.01.2017 13:46:01" BBC Radio Stoke's cover photo
"16.01.2017 12:00:20" Timeline Photos Sheep and lambs given oxygen after barn fire in Cheshire http://bbc.in/2iD2dSt
"16.01.2017 11:38:28" BBC Radio Merseyside There she is!
Cilla Black statue unveiled in Liverpool's Mathew Street. The bronze sculpture was made by the Staffordshire artist Andy Edwards - http://bbc.in/2iZwtVG
"16.01.2017 11:00:24" New mum thanks Staffordshire Police for patrol car delivery http://bbc.in/2jqpk3v
"16.01.2017 10:00:12" Timeline Photos Tunisian attack: Inquests open today http://bbc.in/2iZmAqU
A Staffordshire woman died alongside her partner in the attack.
"16.01.2017 09:05:09" Timeline Photos Want to know what's going on in Stoke-on-Trent, Cheshire & Staffordshire today? Latest updates here http://bbc.in/2iZcJkO
"15.01.2017 15:01:11" Taken a good photo in Staffordshire or Cheshire this weekend? We'd love to see it - post it below and tell us where you took it!
Meanwhile, here's some of the great pictures you've sent this week which we've featured on our Stoke & Staffordshire Live page
"15.01.2017 11:31:08" www.bbc.co.uk Two-year-old dies suddenly at Stoke-on-Trent house - BBC News Police say the youngster's death in Stoke-on-Trent was "sudden and unexpected". Ch Insp Kevin Mulligan from Staffordshire Police said there were no suspicious circumstances and a report was being compiled for the coroner:
"15.01.2017 09:20:24" Timeline Photos It's the final episode of Sherlock tonight. What songs can you come up with to do with detectives and criminals? As usual, the more creative the better!! Here's one from us to get you started - "Sweet Little Mystery" by Wet Wet Wet.
"15.01.2017 08:45:13" The Drivetime Show with Tim Wedgwood came live from Shakespeare at the Castle Photos from BBC Radio Stoke's post Terry Walsh writes .........
So what's on my show today, here on BBC Radio Stoke?
At 12, my expert gardening guest is Teacher, RHS author & garden designer, Jenny Hendy.
Then after 1.30, the latest on why a Newcastle green area is called "the Wammy"
"14.01.2017 14:00:32" Special Soul on Trent news for our Northern soul fans as Richard outlines here, ahead of this evening's show!:
"14.01.2017 13:58:43" Timeline Photos BBC Radio Stoke Sport is about to start. This is the view for Lee Blakeman, Denis Smith and Nigel Johnson at the Stadium of Light, for Sunderland AFC vs Stoke City Football Club
"13.01.2017 23:59:00" bbc.co.uk Syria aid convoys: Two jailed for funding terror - BBC News Two men who used aid convoys to Syria to funnel cash to extremists are jailed. Father-of-four Syed Hoque, 37, of Stoke-on-Trent, smuggled £4,500 to help his nephew buy a gun, a court heard:
"13.01.2017 23:00:00" bbc.co.uk Stafford's County Hospital: Consultant-led maternity 'not possible' - BBC News Not possible to return consultant-led maternity services to Stafford's County Hospital, review says. The report concluded it would not be possible to reinstate and safely maintain "a financially viable consultant-led obstetric service":
"13.01.2017 22:00:00" bbc.co.uk Labour's Tristram Hunt quitting as MP to head V&A Museum - BBC News Labour faces another by-election as the former shadow education secretary announces he is to resign. Mr Hunt, a critic of Jeremy Corbyn, said he did not want to "rock the boat" but had the chance "to have one of the greatest museum jobs in the world".
"13.01.2017 20:30:26" Timeline Photos Flu outbreak shuts three hospital wards in Cheshire http://bbc.in/2isSeix
"13.01.2017 19:31:31" Some of the photos you've taken and we've taken, summing up the day snow first arrived in Staffordshire and Cheshire in 2017 - more here http://bbc.in/2iQnfuz
Enjoy and thanks - we appreciate your help!:
"13.01.2017 18:31:55" New boss says more goals secret to Crewe Alexandra Football Club success - http://bbc.in/2isNpWM
"13.01.2017 17:46:06" Timeline Photos Pitch inspection at Port Vale FC ahead of game http://bbc.in/2j8s9UB
"13.01.2017 16:47:01" Raccoon dog rescued from trap 'will make a full recovery' say RSPCA (England & Wales) in Cheshire - http://bbc.in/2jrPoJ7
"13.01.2017 15:50:04" Timeline Photos 'No serious injuries' despite car being spun round in M6 crash near Stoke-on-Trent - http://bbc.in/2j898lm
"13.01.2017 14:55:05" Timeline Photos Jogger dies after being hit by car in Staffordshire - http://bbc.in/2jrtndq
"13.01.2017 13:55:17" Children sledging in the snow in Stoke-on-Trent - http://bbc.in/2irSqyL
"13.01.2017 12:16:23" BBC Radio Stoke's cover photo We'd love to see photos of what the snow is like in your area - share your photos with us.
Thanks to Clair in Stoke for sending us this pic of ponies at play in the snow.
Follow live updates:
"13.01.2017 11:52:12" bbc.co.uk West Midlands: Three things you wanted to know The history of terraced houses in Stoke-on-Trent and other answers to Your Questions http://bbc.in/2irD9ht
"13.01.2017 11:30:05" Timeline Photos 'Not possible' to return maternity services to Stafford's hospital http://bbc.in/2jqQ95l
"13.01.2017 10:30:06" Timeline Photos Tristram Hunt standing down as Stoke-on-Trent MP http://bbc.in/2jqEunb
"13.01.2017 10:11:45" Timeline Photos The severe weather is continuing to affect roads and communities across our area - get the latest information from our live page here - http://bbc.in/2jqoul2
"13.01.2017 07:16:43" BBC Radio Stoke's cover photo We'd love to see photos of what the snow is like in your area - share your photos with us.
Thanks to Jon in Barlaston for sending us this pic.
Follow live updates http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/england/stoke_and_staffordshire
"13.01.2017 07:15:27" What's the weather like where you are? Here are some of the snow photos you've shared with us. Your snow photos What's the weather like where you are? Here are some of the snow photos you've shared with us.
"13.01.2017 06:12:09" Timeline Photos How it looks outside Radio Stoke at the min...keep warm all !
"12.01.2017 23:00:00" bbc.co.uk Dean Ashton: Ex-Crewe Alexandra striker in support of managerial change Steve Davis' sacking may have come "at the right time" if Crewe are to stay in League Two, says ex-Alex striker Dean Ashton. "It was the right time for him to step aside and for someone else to take it on." says the former Crewe Alexandra Football Club man
"12.01.2017 22:30:00" bbc.co.uk Staffordshire probation officers 'supervising 80 offenders a time' - BBC News Probation officers are supervising up to 80 offenders at any one time - leaving the public at greater risk, a watchdog warns. The Ministry of Justice said a "robust action plan" was in place.
"12.01.2017 21:30:03" They've got a dusting already in Packmoor. The view from the Dog and Partridge.
"12.01.2017 21:00:33" Timeline Photos Man jailed over disabled-death-crash on M6 in Staffordshire - http://bbc.in/2ionSO8
"12.01.2017 19:44:07" Timeline Photos Christmas light display in Crewe raises £22k for The Donna Louise Children's Hospice http://bbc.in/2iouyfe
"12.01.2017 19:00:42" Public thanked by Cheshire Police for 'amazing response' in naming police dog http://bbc.in/2jnOltN
"12.01.2017 18:30:01" Our councils say they've been out gritting through the afternoon/evening, preparing for the icy/snowy weather - this was from Stoke-on-Trent City Council's depot.
Latest news on our live page and through tomorrow -
"12.01.2017 17:45:05" Timeline Photos Stoke-on-Trent looks to join UK city of culture race with Stoke-on-Trent UK City of Culture 2021 bid - http://bbc.in/2igTyXv
"12.01.2017 16:45:04" Timeline Photos Nearly third of patients not seen in four-hour A&E target at Stoke-on-Trent hospital, figures reveal http://bbc.in/2jbtpsk
"12.01.2017 15:52:59" Timeline Photos Staffordshire garage crash Land Rover 'deliberately set on fire' http://bbc.in/2inZPz2
"12.01.2017 15:00:52" Rebecca has your weather update http://bbc.in/2iKlK16
"12.01.2017 14:07:38" bbc.co.uk Graham Taylor: Former England manager dies at 72 Former England manager Graham Taylor dies at the age of 72. A family statement said: "With the greatest sadness, we have to announce that Graham passed away at his home early this morning of a suspected heart attack."
"12.01.2017 13:00:32" Timeline Photos 'Spike' in burglaries in Staffordshire village say Staffordshire Police http://bbc.in/2inoBiQ
"12.01.2017 12:23:14" Timeline Photos It's started to snow....http://bbc.in/2jjRaeJ
From BBC Midlands Today's Beccy Wood, just after midday "It's currently snowing across parts of the Staffordshire Moorlands. Coming down in Flash and over the Roaches."
(Pic from Flash Bar Stores at around
"12.01.2017 12:05:41" Timeline Photos Doubts cast over future of Stafford's A&E in health review http://bbc.in/2insyUL
"12.01.2017 10:50:03" Timeline Photos Staffordshire prepares for snow http://bbc.in/2imZyfw
"12.01.2017 10:04:38" Timeline Photos 'Lucky escape' for driver say Officialwmas after branch smashes windscreen in Staffordshire - http://bbc.in/2imPXW2
"12.01.2017 09:12:47" Timeline Photos Want to know what's going on in Cheshire, Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire today? Latest updates here http://bbc.in/2in7a1J
"11.01.2017 22:00:43" Timeline Photos Pet cat shot and killed by air rifle in Staffordshire say RSPCA (England & Wales) - http://bbc.in/2igF70G
"11.01.2017 21:30:38" Cheshire MP warns of rural school funding problems - http://bbc.in/2ijUGb9
"11.01.2017 21:00:00" Some special news for this weekend's Soul on Trent from our Northern Soul guru Richard:
Catch previous Northern soul shows here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02y4tdb
"11.01.2017 20:31:12" Staffordshire County Council says Stafford Shire Hall, Stafford future secure http://bbc.in/2ikfUpi
"11.01.2017 20:00:19" Timeline Photos Lives at risk from planned Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service changes, union claims http://bbc.in/2ik9WF3
"11.01.2017 19:15:13" Timeline Photos Former Stoke City Football Club captain calls for Jermain Defoe signing http://bbc.in/2id6I80
"11.01.2017 18:30:26" Timeline Photos Proposed IVF cuts criticised http://bbc.in/2jiYRT4
"11.01.2017 17:30:00" Wind lifts van! A van was blown off the road in high winds. The gusts pinned the vehicle to a bank, lifting the wheels off the ground, near Leek in the Staffordshire Peak District. http://bbc.in/2jjbRbc
"11.01.2017 16:30:11" Timeline Photos "The J.K. Rowling of his day" - Arnold Bennett statue proposed for his home city of Stoke-on-Trent http://bbc.in/2jD567A
"11.01.2017 15:20:43" Shefali has your forecast
"11.01.2017 14:27:14" Staffordshire park seeks names for new 'woodland' animals http://bbc.in/2ijn798
"11.01.2017 11:16:55" Our Ros has been buffeted by the high winds up in the Staffordshire Moorlands this morning!
Get updates on the impact of today's weather on our live page here http://bbc.in/2jjRaeJ
"11.01.2017 10:10:19" Timeline Photos Centuries-old market cancelled in Staffordshire due to high winds http://bbc.in/2j5jVin
"11.01.2017 09:02:53" Timeline Photos Strong winds cause disruption across Staffordshire and Cheshire http://bbc.in/2j0nS5V
What's it like where you are? Post a picture below of "wind impact", if it's safe to take one:
"11.01.2017 08:12:09" BBC Radio Stoke's cover photo
"11.01.2017 06:54:46" BBC North West Tonight It's a windy one today - with a warning of worse on the way. Alex Hamilton has your forecast today: It's a windy one today - with a warning of worse on the way. Alex Hamilton has your forecast today:
"10.01.2017 19:13:32" Timeline Photos The Port Vale FC chairman Norman Smurthwaite updates us on the search for new players and a new manager: https://audioboom.com/posts/5480404-norman-smurthwaite-with-a-new-player-and-manager-update
"10.01.2017 14:17:46" BBC Radio Stoke's cover photo
"10.01.2017 12:32:11" Take a look in Paul Foden's garden. It's out of this world:
"10.01.2017 11:19:04" Here's the latest from the Crewe Alex press conference:
"10.01.2017 10:20:27" Business is booming at Leek cattle market. Last autumn the market took five million pounds, up nearly 10% on the previous year. Hear what auctioneer Bruce Daniel puts it down to:
"10.01.2017 08:43:32" BBC North West Tonight A lorry fire is causing widespread disruption in Cheshire. The M6 is closed northbound near Lymm. It's also billowing smoke across the southbound carriageway and there are long delays on surrounding routes too.
Picture from Highways England. A lorry fire is causing widespread disruption in Cheshire. The M6 is closed northbound near Lymm. It's also billowing smoke across the southbound carriageway and there are long delays on surrounding routes too.
Picture from Highways England.
"10.01.2017 07:12:54" BBC North West Tonight Some showers today - ahead of the colder weather later this week. Alex has today's forecast for you: Some showers today - ahead of the colder weather later this week. Alex has today's forecast for you:
"10.01.2017 06:37:11" www.bbc.co.uk Nuisance calls result in a complaint every five minutes - BBC News A complaint about nuisance callers is lodged with the UK's data watchdog every five minutes, figures reveal. "Robocallers" are hassling thousands of people every day:
"09.01.2017 23:00:37" Timeline Photos Man severely hurt in Staffordshire knifepoint robbery say Staffordshire Police http://bbc.in/2i9Cyxn
"09.01.2017 22:00:44" Timeline Photos Answering Your Questions: Why are there so many terrace houses in Stoke-on-Trent? http://bbc.in/2ib6jRD
"09.01.2017 21:01:10" Timeline Photos No Woofy McWoofface....
"Three choices in poll to name new Cheshire Police dog http://bbc.in/2jaoRQu "
"09.01.2017 20:00:00" bbc.co.uk Pete Conway talks about life, career and son Robbie, James Watt on BBC Radio Stoke - BBC Radio Stoke Music and conversation to brighten your afternoon. Pete Conway was James Watt's guest this afternoon. If you missed the interview you can listen again on http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04lthls#playt=25m14s
"09.01.2017 19:14:38" Timeline Photos Former Crewe Alexandra Football Club striker Dean Ashton gives his thoughts on the departure of Steve Davis from the Alexandra Stadium: https://audioboom.com/posts/5476143-dean-ashton-gives-his-thoughts-on-steve-davis-s-departure
"09.01.2017 19:00:31" Timeline Photos Charity boxes stolen in Staffordshire village business burglary say Staffordshire Police http://bbc.in/2iVfTa6
"09.01.2017 18:01:17" Timeline Photos People in Staffordshire warned by Staffordshire Police of speeding ticket scam email http://bbc.in/2iUIhsI
"09.01.2017 17:00:57" Timeline Photos Bridge over A500 in Staffordshire to be shut for two months say Highways England http://bbc.in/2ivJOVk
"09.01.2017 16:00:44" Pin-up Cheshire ram turns up after having 'whale of a time' with ewes - http://bbc.in/2iVt8tv
"09.01.2017 15:01:06" Charlie Slater has your forecast
"09.01.2017 12:35:16" BBC Radio Stoke's cover photo
"09.01.2017 12:18:57" Timeline Photos Father wants school speed limit cut over safety fears in Staffordshire town http://bbc.in/2jtPwuT
"09.01.2017 11:00:12" Timeline Photos Crewe Alexandra Football Club's club captain 'disappointed' at lack of contact over Davis sacking http://bbc.in/2j8Pfu1
"09.01.2017 10:00:24" Timeline Photos New Staffordshire festival aims to celebrate 'all things woolly' http://bbc.in/2i59eNj
"09.01.2017 08:58:35" Timeline Photos Want to know what's going on in Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire today? Latest updates here http://bbc.in/2i9gXIL
"08.01.2017 21:00:43" One from this week you may want to see, if you missed it first time round:
"The old Spode factory in Stoke-on-Trent made fine china for more than 240 years. But it closed in 2008. Now the site is being redeveloped to make a "creative village"."
"08.01.2017 20:00:45" What a show this was - lights, camera - ACTION!
Come to the ABC in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent...what do you mean, there isn't one? There is now - http://bbc.in/2i0ZUs9
"08.01.2017 19:00:37" In case you missed this in the week - "Winter lambs at Staffordshire farm after rams make ewe turn - http://trib.al/cnfndtV "
"08.01.2017 16:13:48" bbc.co.uk Singer-songwriter Peter Sarstedt dies aged 75 - BBC News Peter Sarstedt, best known for his number one hit Where do you go to my Lovely?, dies aged 75. He's best known for the song Where do you go to my Lovely?, which topped the UK singles charts in February 1969 and remained number one for four weeks:
"08.01.2017 15:01:04" Taken a good photo in Staffordshire or Cheshire this weekend? We'd love to see it - post it below and tell us where you took it!
Meanwhile, here's some of the great pictures you've sent this week which we've featured on our Stoke & Staffordshire Live page
"08.01.2017 13:13:36" m.bbc.co.uk Crewe Alexandra: David Artell named manager after sacking of Steve Davis Crewe Alexandra name David Artell as their new manager after deciding to sack Steve Davis. Davis, 51, was the fourth longest-serving manager in the top four divisions of English football, having been appointed by Crewe Alexandra Football Club in November 2011:
"08.01.2017 09:22:46" The Drivetime Show with Tim Wedgwood came live from Shakespeare at the Castle Photos from BBC Radio Stoke's post Terry Walsh writes..........
Coming up on my show today from 12, my expert gardening guest is Jo Fawcett from Trentham gardens.
Then, after 1.30, how birds from Iceland are over-wintering on a frozen Westport lake in Stoke-on-Trent .......
And we ask
"08.01.2017 08:51:47" Timeline Photos Entertainer Bradley Walsh has been named the best-selling debut artist of 2016! What other people can you think of who've tried their hand at singing, but aren't singers? William Shatner immediately springs to Jodie's mind!!!
"07.01.2017 23:02:54" Timeline Photos Can you help? We've been asked about the owl graffiti on a few walls in the centre of Stoke-on-Trent and want to know - who did them? And why?
If you can help - message us or post below!:
"07.01.2017 18:00:34" Timeline Photos Housing development planned for former Stoke-on-Trent school http://bbc.in/2i0SWDz
"07.01.2017 14:00:01" Prepare for the Northern Soul time of your lives - Richard's preparing to start up the Soul on Trent motor for this evening's show!
Hear previous Northern Soul shows here on the website http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02y4tdb
"07.01.2017 14:00:00" Terry Walsh is getting ready for his show tomorrow and he's hearing about the birds that come from Iceland to spend the winter in Stoke-on-Trent - more from midday
Hear previous shows here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01204jw
"07.01.2017 11:08:10" BBC North West Tonight Roger pranked weather presenter Dianne Oxberry with a fart machine live on air - "a boy never grows up" #WindyWeather Via BBC North West Tonight - 'Roger pranked weather presenter Dianne Oxberry with a fart machine live on air - "a boy never grows up" #WindyWeather'
"07.01.2017 08:28:14" m.bbc.co.uk Cohen Bramall: Arsenal's new recruit revels in 'crazy' Premier League move Car factory worker Cohen Bramall was facing redundancy at Christmas - now he's heading for Premier League football with Arsenal. "I was working in Crewe for Bentley Motors," he tells BBC Sport, before the move from Hednesford Town to Arsenal:
"06.01.2017 23:00:00" bbc.co.uk Flash Ley School to reopen after formaldehyde leak - BBC News A primary school forced to close when a toxic chemical was discovered reopens. Staffordshire County Council said remedial work had now finished and continued testing confirmed the air was safe for pupils and staff
"06.01.2017 22:00:00" bbc.co.uk Alcohol and karaoke ban for over 55s at housing scheme - BBC News A housing complex for the over 55s introduces a ban on alcohol and karaoke following a festive bust-up. Residents said they are being "treated like children":
"06.01.2017 21:00:00" Timeline Photos Family in Cheshire 'very concerned' at missing rare ram Paul http://bbc.in/2hYurDM
"06.01.2017 20:00:32" Timeline Photos Fly-tipping blocks road in Staffordshire: Councils working to remove rubbish blocking road 'as soon as possible' http://bbc.in/2iYLHdL
"06.01.2017 20:00:00" bbc.co.uk Comedian Arthur Smith plus Elvis Presley's 82nd, James Watt on BBC Radio Stoke - BBC Radio Stoke James brings you three hours of music and conversation to brighten your early afternoon. Comedian Arthur Smith was chatting to James Watt this afternoon. He is coming to the New Vic Theatre in Newcastle in the next couple of weeks. If you missed their chat you can listen again onhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04l6hyr#playt=23m0s
"06.01.2017 19:00:35" Timeline Photos Stoke-on-Trent off-licence robbed by man armed with knife http://bbc.in/2iZ1ERe
"06.01.2017 18:01:06" Come with us....on a tour of the cinema....built by a bus driver...in a Stoke-on-Trent garden - read why here http://bbc.in/2iYOUu2
"06.01.2017 17:12:33" Timeline Photos Hundreds waited for 12 hours on trolleys in A&E in Stoke-on-Trent in a month, latest figures show http://bbc.in/2i0Qop0
"06.01.2017 16:22:30" Parents 'happy' at Stafford school reopening after formaldehyde find http://bbc.in/2ik3bAH
"06.01.2017 14:53:54" Fly-tipping forces road closure in Staffordshire http://bbc.in/2iJ8L2t
"06.01.2017 14:52:21" Family 'very concerned' at missing rare ram Paul in Cheshire - http://bbc.in/2hYurDM
"06.01.2017 13:00:31" Pin-up Paul has gone missing. He's a cherished family pet:
"06.01.2017 12:31:47" BBC Radio Stoke's cover photo
"06.01.2017 12:15:36" "It was the old curtains, the red seats, speckled-effect carpets. You just don't get that now."
"Replica cinema in Staffordshire one of Britain's surprising garden makeovers http://bbc.in/2hXbExr "
"06.01.2017 11:20:30" Timeline Photos Tributes to Ealing vicarage rape victim Jill Saward's 'tireless' campaigning http://bbc.in/2hXFddl
"06.01.2017 08:41:24" bbc.co.uk Flash Ley School to reopen after formaldehyde leak A primary school forced to close when a toxic chemical was discovered is to reopen later. The school closed in October 2015 after about 20 pupils reported feeling ill. http://bbc.in/2hXsNlE
"06.01.2017 06:44:27" BBC North West Tonight A cold start, but it should warm up ...slightly. Charlie has today's weather: A cold start, but it should warm up ...slightly. Charlie has today's weather:
"05.01.2017 23:00:00" bbc.co.uk Stoke and Staffordshire: Ask us your questions - BBC News Have you got a question about Stoke and Staffordshire? Got a question about Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire? Click below to follow the link and get us to find the answer!:
"05.01.2017 22:00:01" bbc.co.uk Ealing vicarage rape victim Jill Saward dies - BBC News Jill Saward, who became a sex assault campaigner after she was raped at her father's vicarage, dies aged 51. She lived in Staffordshire and was the first rape victim in the UK to waive her anonymity:
"05.01.2017 21:00:41" Timeline Photos Two jailed over 'sophisticated' cannabis factory hidden in hay bales in Staffordshire http://bbc.in/2hVpdxq
"05.01.2017 20:00:00" It was a FROSTY start to today and there's likely to be more ahead - so we got some advice on safe scraping and safety when it's icy, from Staffordshire Police.
More updates on the day's news on the live page
"05.01.2017 19:31:49" Plans for Crewe's High Speed Two Limited (HS2 Ltd) station went on show today http://bbc.in/2ifFXeX
"05.01.2017 19:00:55" Stoke-on-Trent over-55s residents' anger at alcohol and karaoke ban - http://bbc.in/2iMeBAL
"05.01.2017 18:01:10" Ambulance service which covers Cheshire 'recruiting from abroad' http://bbc.in/2hVZWla
"05.01.2017 17:00:43" Timeline Photos Cash stolen as thieves burgle Staffordshire village post office say Staffordshire Police http://bbc.in/2hV2cWG
"05.01.2017 17:00:43" Winter lambs at Staffordshire farm after rams make ewe turn - http://bbc.in/2hU1x7R
"05.01.2017 16:01:23" Timeline Photos Ealing vicarage rape victim, Staffordshire-based Jill Saward, dies http://bbc.in/2iHXUUm
"05.01.2017 14:31:58" BBC Radio Stoke Sport Who's a fan of the darts!?
World number 14 darts player Ian White from Stoke-on-Trent is Matt's guest on Sport at Six tonight.
Any questions you've always wanted to ask? Leave them in the comments box and we'll try and put them to Ian.
"05.01.2017 11:30:11" Timeline Photos How a youngster from Hednesford Town is set for a dream move to Arsenal http://bbc.in/2ie8jWV
"05.01.2017 10:46:00" Staffordshire sheep breeder 'stunned' by winter lambs http://bbc.in/2hU0zgv
"05.01.2017 10:30:00" Our Quiz Liz winners this morning!
More great videos on our live page here http://bbc.in/2hMvk6Z
"05.01.2017 09:46:00" Soooooo cold this morning! So cold in fact that the lake at Central Forest Park in Stoke-on-Trent was frozen, as seen/tested by Perry!
You can see the weather forecast for the rest of the day here http://bbc.in/2iE5lhF
"05.01.2017 09:45:29" Our Quiz Liz winners this morning.
"05.01.2017 08:50:55" Timeline Photos Want to know what's going on in Stoke-on-Trent, Cheshire & Staffordshire today? Latest updates here - http://bbc.in/2hVml1L
"05.01.2017 06:58:29" BBC North West Tonight It's a cold one. Here's Charlie: It's a cold one. Here's Charlie:
"04.01.2017 19:00:00" Find out about some super cute winter lambs on Morgan in the Morning tomorrow from 7. Listen here: www.bbc.co.uk/radiostoke
"04.01.2017 14:09:42" Shefali has the forecast
"04.01.2017 09:56:20" Timeline Photos The Christmas market stalls are coming down in Hanley. Did you manage to get around it? What did you think?
"03.01.2017 23:00:01" bbc.co.uk First-time buyer subsidised homes 'will be built this year' - BBC News Thousands of homes with a 20% discount for first-time buyers will be built on brownfield sites this year, the government says. The sites include ones in Stoke-on-Trent:
"03.01.2017 22:30:00" bbc.co.uk Fake university degree websites shut down - BBC News More than 40 fraudulent websites are shut down in a major crackdown on the sale of fake degrees. Degrees from "Stafford University" was just one of the fraudulent degrees on offer:
"03.01.2017 22:00:00" bbc.co.uk Teenage passenger killed in Cannock car crash named - BBC News An 18-year-old passenger who died when the car he was travelling in crashed into trees in Cannock is named by police. His family said in a statement he "will be loved and missed by all his family and friends".
"03.01.2017 21:00:49" Timeline Photos Review of children's A&E service in Stafford expected to finish soon http://bbc.in/2iLK3fv
"03.01.2017 21:00:00" The old Spode factory in Stoke-on-Trent made fine china for more than 240 years. But it closed in 2008. Now the site is being redeveloped to make a "creative village".
"03.01.2017 20:00:28" The demolition of six buildings at the former Spode factory in Stoke-on-Trent has reached its midway stage today - read what the future holds for the site here http://bbc.in/2j55c7E
"03.01.2017 19:00:00" Prepare for a Northern Soul bumper start to 2017 - Richard's preparing to start this year's Soul on Trents with a bang!
You can hear previous Northern Soul goodness from previous shows here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02y4tdb
"03.01.2017 18:15:29" Public get chance for say on Bentley Motors expansion plans in Crewe - http://bbc.in/2hNWQ4l
"03.01.2017 17:30:29" Timeline Photos Village store robbed by balaclava-clad thieves in Staffordshire say Staffordshire Police http://bbc.in/2j4EHzn
"03.01.2017 16:30:07" Timeline Photos We've been answering another question you posed, about what happened to a Stoke-on-Trent windmill - read about the Penkhull one here http://bbc.in/2hOpYXh
"03.01.2017 15:30:39" Timeline Photos Mental health police call-outs 'at five-year high' say Staffordshire Police - http://bbc.in/2iKCJRf
"03.01.2017 15:10:26" Sara has afternoon and evening's weather forecast http://bbc.in/2izb2Ln
"03.01.2017 14:45:13" Timeline Photos New Year's Day 'busiest ever' for ambulance service say Officialwmas http://bbc.in/2iL7o0K
"03.01.2017 13:45:07" Timeline Photos Fake 'Stafford University' degree website shut down http://bbc.in/2iyujwv
"03.01.2017 13:07:53" BBC Radio Stoke's cover photo
"03.01.2017 12:45:09" Timeline Photos Teenage passenger killed in Staffordshire car crash http://bbc.in/2hKnIx2
"03.01.2017 12:00:31" Timeline Photos Have you been affected?:
Protests in Staffordshire and Cheshire over train fares rise http://bbc.in/2hN19Lw
"03.01.2017 11:15:00" Man rescued from house fire in Cheshire say Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service http://bbc.in/2iybklM
"03.01.2017 10:30:01" Timeline Photos Have you taken your decorations down already? It looks like they're starting in Stoke-on-Trent this morning, from what Perry Spiller saw.
If yours are still up - post us a picture below!
"03.01.2017 09:30:20" Timeline Photos Want to know what's going on in Stoke-on-Trent, Cheshire & Staffordshire today? Latest updates here http://bbc.in/2i541B2
"03.01.2017 08:19:58" Timeline Photos For many people it's time to get #backtowork today after the festive break.
So how are you feeling? Take us a picture which sums up your day and post it below:
"02.01.2017 15:44:37" He was the first non-white footballer ever to play for England football team, but the life and career of Stoke City Football Club's Frank Soo have been largely overlooked - until now:
"02.01.2017 10:38:01" The Drivetime Show with Tim Wedgwood came live from Shakespeare at the Castle Photos from BBC Radio Stoke's post From Perry Spiller - some foggy and frosty scenes from Central Forest Park in Stoke-on-Trent:
"02.01.2017 09:08:59" www.bbc.co.uk BBC One circle-themed idents replaced by new campaign - BBC News BBC One's famous circle-themed images are replaced after 10 years with a new "diversity" campaign. It's bye-bye to the BBC One hippos:
"01.01.2017 20:00:35" Timeline Photos They were a HUGE part of Staffordshire for hundreds of years and yet many people don't know who the Sneyd Family are - or why they disappeared?
You asked us to find out - so we did, and here's the answer and their link to Keele University --
"01.01.2017 19:00:31" Timeline Photos Just how far away from Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire can you get the mighty Staffordshire oatcake??
You asked the question - so we went and found out - here's the answer --- http://bbc.in/2hx046Z
"01.01.2017 16:01:02" Taken a good photo in Staffordshire or Cheshire this weekend? We'd love to see it - post it below and tell us where you took it!
Meanwhile, here's some of the great pictures you've sent this week which we've featured on our Stoke & Staffordshire Live page
"01.01.2017 08:59:41" Timeline Photos Terry walsh writes ......... Here's to a brilliant 2017! ....
So what's coming up on my first show of the year here on BBC Radio Stoke?
At 12, my expert gardening guest is Joe Smith from Cheddleton, in the Moorlands.
Then after 1.30 - ideas for walks
"01.01.2017 08:50:25" www.bbc.co.uk New 12-sided pound coin to enter circulation in March - BBC News The new 12-sided £1 coin will appear from 28 March - but then there are just seven months to spend the old coins. Stand-by for your new £1 coin in March folks!
"31.12.2016 22:10:20" BBC Midlands Today NEW YEARS HONOURS ROUND UP: Staffordshire's multi-medal winning Paralympic dressage rider Lee Pearson says it'll take some time to get his head around the "enormity" of being given a knighthood: NEW YEARS HONOURS ROUND UP: Staffordshire's multi-medal winning Paralympic dressage rider Lee Pearson says it'll take some time to get his head around the "enormity" of being given a knighthood:
"31.12.2016 20:01:09" Timeline Photos How did Stafford end up as the county town of Staffordshire when Tamworth was the capital of Mercia before the 10th Century???
You asked - we found out the answer and here's the link to it -- http://bbc.in/2ifYcUu
"31.12.2016 19:00:28" Timeline Photos Want to know why the A500 in Staffordshire's also known as the D Road?
You asked - we found out - here's the answer -- http://bbc.in/2hA3qtg
"31.12.2016 16:00:37" BBC England England's Big Picture: This gallery highlights the best of 2016 based on your engagement with the photographs once they were published on our platforms.
For more information visit: http://bbc.in/2hgD7bD England's Big Picture: This gallery highlights the best of 2016 based on your engagement with the photographs once they were published on our platforms.
For more information visit: http://bbc.in/2hgD7bD
"31.12.2016 14:00:00" Drop that mince pie and throw off the post-Christmas blues - Richard's here this evening to get your New Year's Eve off to a stonking Northern Soul start with Soul on Trent from 18:00!
Hear previous shows here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02y4tdb
"31.12.2016 07:08:41" It's a question of time for Stuart and Jodie's Word Up this morning.
"30.12.2016 22:52:44" www.bbc.co.uk Lee Pearson and Adam Peaty receive New Year Honours - BBC News Staffordshire sporting stars Lee Pearson and Adam Peaty are recognised in the New Year Honours List. Congratulations to all our Staffordshire people who've been honoured:
"30.12.2016 22:34:50" www.bbc.co.uk New Year Honours 2017: Olympic heroes and entertainers recognised - BBC News Olympic stars including Andy Murray are recognised along with names from the entertainment world. Arise Staffordshire's SIR Mr Lee Pearson CBE who's been knighted!
New Year Honours 2017: Olympic heroes and entertainers recognised
"30.12.2016 21:44:46" www.bbc.co.uk New Year delayed by one second - BBC News A "leap second" will be added to 2016 to compensate for a slowdown in the Earth's rotation. "5.....4....3.....3.....2.....1...."
You might want to rethink that New Year's Eve final countdown....
"30.12.2016 21:00:00" bbc.co.uk Matt Carragher: Ex-Port Vale and Wigan defender dies aged 40 Former Port Vale captain Matt Carragher dies at the age of 40, the club confirms. "Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this time":
"30.12.2016 20:00:04" Timeline Photos Smoking numbers fall in Stoke-on-Trent. according to Public Health England http://bbc.in/2hxhEI5
"30.12.2016 19:01:36" Air Ambulance blood trial takes off in the West Midlands
"30.12.2016 18:00:03" Timeline Photos They want to "celebrate his life" - Minute's applause before tonight's game in memory of ex- Port Vale FC captain Matt Carragher, who's died - http://bbc.in/2hzOZFu
"30.12.2016 16:13:33" Timeline Photos Wheelbarrow getaway for fowl thieves in Staffordshire say Staffordshire Police - http://bbc.in/2iNgUnd
"30.12.2016 13:30:12" Timeline Photos "Everybody got on with him"
Tributes to ex- Port Vale FC skipper Matt Carragher who has died aged 40 http://bbc.in/2hToYz1
"30.12.2016 11:43:56" Timeline Photos Peak District National Park 'has lost millions in government funding' http://bbc.in/2hyC5b5
"30.12.2016 11:15:07" Timeline Photos Fundraising for memorial to young Staffordshire crash victim exceeds target http://bbc.in/2iwHHkq
"30.12.2016 10:15:07" Timeline Photos Sad news to bring you today - the former Port Vale FC trophy-winning skipper has died aged 40 http://bbc.in/2iMelSw
"30.12.2016 09:31:21" Photos from BBC Radio Stoke's post Taken a good photo in Staffordshire or Cheshire this weekend? We'd love to see it - post it below and tell us where you took it!
Meanwhile, here's some taken by our own Perry Spiller and some frosty shots from follower Dan Kemsley:
"30.12.2016 08:30:30" Timeline Photos It's a FRRRRROSTY start again in Stoke-on-Trent, Cheshire and Staffordshire but we're already updating our Live page - get the latest news, sport, weather, travel and more here http://bbc.in/2hMG5lG
"30.12.2016 06:45:48" BBC North West Tonight Good morning. Here's Alex with the forecast. Good morning. Here's Alex with the forecast.
"29.12.2016 21:30:01" bbc.co.uk Senior GP Helen Stokes-Lampard voices fears for services - BBC News A leading GP says she is "profoundly concerned" about how doctors will cope over the busy winter period. The Staffordshire-based GP said general practice was "skating on thin ice", warning: "Something has to give".
"29.12.2016 20:29:05" Timeline Photos This isn't very festive at all - "Church donations stolen before Christmas in Staffordshire say Staffordshire Police - http://bbc.in/2hwG3Rg "
"29.12.2016 19:31:09" Timeline Photos Man 'brandishing' bread knife robs Co-op in Staffordshire say Staffordshire Police http://bbc.in/2hsVlU6
"29.12.2016 18:30:00" bbc.co.uk Tributes paid as triplets' mum Rachel Park dies - BBC News Tributes are being paid to a mother of triplets who died after spending her first Christmas at home with her children. Friends have launched a Facebook appeal to help Rachel's husband Steven care for the youngsters who were born 10 weeks early.
"29.12.2016 18:00:41" Timeline Photos 'Relentless' Christmas for ambulance crews in Staffordshire says Officialwmas http://bbc.in/2hzB1W2
"29.12.2016 17:00:11" Timeline Photos Perfumes and Boots UK No7 products worth £2,500 stolen in Staffordshire say Staffordshire Police - http://bbc.in/2hzfqwV
"29.12.2016 16:30:00" Because it's that time between Christmas and New Year's Day and you/we have nothing better to do...
Take an empty mince pie case. Place on cat. Take picture/selfie. Post below. Do it!
"29.12.2016 15:38:41" Timeline Photos Funding for Stafford Borough Council to tackle homelessness in Stafford http://bbc.in/2iu7ERO
"29.12.2016 13:15:11" Timeline Photos Masked men rob Stoke-on-Trent off licence report Staffordshire Police http://bbc.in/2iIqZ4Z
"29.12.2016 12:30:08" Timeline Photos Unattended cooking starts fire in Cheshire say Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service http://bbc.in/2hrWCuC
"29.12.2016 11:35:11" Timeline Photos "Skating on thin ice" - Staffordshire-based senior GP voices fears for services http://bbc.in/2hvQwwq
"29.12.2016 10:33:06" Timeline Photos 'Fundraising getting harder' for family of disabled Staffordshire boy http://bbc.in/2hvHDTO
"29.12.2016 08:42:06" Timeline Photos Want to know what's going on in Stoke-on-Trent, Cheshire & Staffordshire today? Latest updates here http://bbc.in/2hQ09Un
"29.12.2016 06:08:22" BBC North West Tonight It's foggy and icy out there, so take care on the roads. Here's Kay with the full forecast... It's foggy and icy out there, so take care on the roads. Here's Kay with the full forecast...
"29.12.2016 03:18:09" bbc.co.uk US actress Debbie Reynolds dies, a day after daughter Carrie Fisher - BBC News Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds dies, a day after the death of her film star daughter Carrie Fisher. Very sad news, the US actress Debbie Reynolds has died, a day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher.
"28.12.2016 23:00:00" bbc.co.uk Woman killed in Boxing Day house fire in Stoke-on-Trent named - BBC News Police name a 60-year-old woman who died in a house fire in Stoke-on-Trent on Boxing Day. Staffordshire Police said it was not treating the fire as suspicious:
"28.12.2016 22:00:00" bbc.co.uk RSPCA centre in Nantwich 'inundated' with budgies - BBC News Bird lovers are sought to re-home 21 budgies after an RSPCA centre said it had been "inundated" with the birds. Bird lovers are being sought to re-home 21 budgies by Rspca Stapeley Grange Wildlife Hospital & Cattery:
"28.12.2016 21:00:23" Timeline Photos Presents stolen in 'unscrupulous' Christmas Eve break-in in Stoke-on-Trent say Staffordshire Police http://bbc.in/2hO3Wlh
"28.12.2016 20:00:00" The parents of murdered soldier Lee Rigby are setting up a respite centre for bereaved families & veterans in Staffordshire - read more here http://bbc.in/2hwHKjs
"28.12.2016 19:00:00" Prepare to party like it's 1968! Yes Northern Soul will be pumping out on our airways with Richard this Saturday in Soul on Trent!
Catch previous Northern Soul shows here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02y4tdb
"28.12.2016 18:00:46" Timeline Photos Mother of murdered soldier Lee Rigby starts respite centre in Staffordshire http://bbc.in/2hoMWAX
"28.12.2016 17:52:19" Lee Rigby's mum sets up retreat for bereaved families in North Staffordshire.
"28.12.2016 17:15:14" Timeline Photos Watch out tonight and tomorrow morning says Met Office - Yellow warning of fog http://bbc.in/2hwLwJx
"28.12.2016 16:30:07" Timeline Photos Tributes from Officialwmas as Community First Responder dies in crash in Staffordshire http://bbc.in/2i7qoZo
"28.12.2016 15:30:16" Timeline Photos Can you help RSPCA (England & Wales)? - animal centre in Cheshire 'inundated with budgies' http://bbc.in/2i7o5Wd
"28.12.2016 14:46:04" Timeline Photos Wallet stolen from elderly resident during Staffordshire distraction break-in http://bbc.in/2hsLQHN
"28.12.2016 13:55:36" BBC Midlands Today Chilly and bright - Shefali has your latest weather forecast. Here's your latest forecast for Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire:
"28.12.2016 11:47:21" BBC Radio Stoke's cover photo
"28.12.2016 11:00:24" Timeline Photos A fatal house fire is believed to have started in a bedroom, say Staffordshire Police http://bbc.in/2iDiecx
"28.12.2016 09:56:08" Timeline Photos "Oblivious to the dangers", say police - Teenagers caught riding bikes along M6 Toll http://bbc.in/2hvGOM9 "
"28.12.2016 09:05:29" Timeline Photos Want to know what's going on in Stoke-on-Trent, Cheshire & Staffordshire? Latest updates here http://bbc.in/2iDi2FX
"27.12.2016 20:08:07" BBC Archive Carrie Fisher discussing Star Wars on Nationwide in 1977. She has died, aged 60 Carrie Fisher discussing Star Wars on Nationwide in 1977. She has died, aged 60
"27.12.2016 18:07:32" www.bbc.co.uk Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher dies - BBC News Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher dies aged 60 - days after suffering a cardiac arrest Sad breaking news: Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher dies aged 60 - days after suffering a cardiac arrest
"27.12.2016 17:08:23" www.bbc.co.uk Watership Down author Richard Adams dies aged 96 - BBC News The author of Watership Down, Richard Adams, has died aged 96, his daughter says. The tear-jerking classic tale about a group of rabbits in search of a new home after the destruction of their warren was first published in 1972.
"26.12.2016 23:01:08" www.bbc.co.uk 'Royle Family' actress Liz Smith dies - BBC News Actress Liz Smith, who played "Nana" in the Royle Family and Mrs Cropley in the Vicar of Dibley, has died aged 95. Actress Liz Smith, who played "Nana" in the Royle Family and Mrs Cropley in the Vicar of Dibley, has died aged 95.
"26.12.2016 19:40:00" Timeline Photos Bruno Ribeiro has resigned as the manager of Port Vale FC.
It follows a run of form which has seen them win just once in their last 11 league games - they lost 1-0 at home to Walsall today.
First Team Coach Michael Brown will take charge of the team
"26.12.2016 12:00:31" Kandace Springs at BBC Radio Stoke A look back, when Kandace Springs visited James Watt earlier in the year.
"25.12.2016 23:20:50" www.bbc.co.uk Ex-Wham! singer George Michael dies - BBC News Singer George Michael has died aged 53, his publicist says. Some sad news to bring you this evening. Ex-Wham singer George Michael dies.
"24.12.2016 18:07:30" Timeline Photos *SINGALONG ALERT!* Tomorrow 6pm, Jodie Looker & Stuart Ellis have festive showtunes including Les Mis, Wicked and Phantom! http://bbc.in/2hm8Vxb
"24.12.2016 16:17:28" www.bbc.co.uk Status Quo's Rick Parfitt dies aged 68 - BBC News Rick Parfitt - the guitarist behind one of British rock's most enduring acts - dies aged 68. Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has died in hospital in Spain aged 68
"24.12.2016 14:04:26" www.bbc.co.uk Zara and Mike Tindall lose their baby - BBC News The Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall and her husband Mike have lost their baby, their spokeswoman says. Very sad news today, Zara and Mike Tindall have lost their baby
"24.12.2016 11:14:41" Alsager High School's choir warming up for their performances on BBC Radio Stoke this morning! Listen here: http://bbc.in/2iqnwnB
"23.12.2016 09:58:03" We've been at Crewe railway station this morning as the Christmas getaway begins.
"22.12.2016 20:00:00" bbc.co.uk LIVE at today's matinee of Crewe Lyceum's panto!, James Watt on BBC Radio Stoke - BBC Radio Stoke James is behind the scenes at this year's panto production in Crewe, Aladdin. The James Watt Afternoon Show was at the Panto in Crewe this afternoon. If you missed it you can listen again on http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04hndbb#play
"22.12.2016 16:11:35" Plea to find heart donor for baby boy. Stanley Scarratt from Kidsgrove, Staffordshire will be spending Christmas at Birmingham Children's Hospital.
"21.12.2016 15:59:01" Boaty McBoatface resurfaces in Crewe. Meet Shoppy McShopface (in its infancy).
"21.12.2016 14:10:02" The Drivetime Show with Tim Wedgwood came live from Shakespeare at the Castle Photos from BBC Radio Stoke's post This time tomorrow, the James Watt radio show on BBC Radio Stoke comes from Crewe Lyceum Theatre at this tear's panto - Aladdin. Oh yes it does. Behind the scenes with Cannon and Ball (and producer, Lamont Howie). Tune Jon and sense the Christmas and
"21.12.2016 10:19:07" Shine a light - Stunning images are being projected on @ [Lichfield Cathedral] all this week in the run-up to Christmas.
Photos courtesy of Martyn Jennings. http://bbc.in/2hU4Dwx
"21.12.2016 07:07:31" BBC North West Tonight The shortest day of the year...
but it's a wet one....with worse on the way. Here's Sara with the forecast:
"20.12.2016 22:00:00" Here's....well, we asked Den and Graham to record a festive message for you...and this is what they left.
Enjoy! And Merry Christmas!
"20.12.2016 21:00:00" "Health secretary 'will look' at Staffordshire A&E unit downgrade plan" - http://bbc.in/2h8EVVs
"20.12.2016 20:00:00" He's going to be oozing the spirit of Christmas as well as all his Northern Soul gems in Soul on Trent this weekend.
Catch previous Northern Soul shows here from Richard http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02y4tdb
"20.12.2016 19:34:54" The Drivetime Show with Tim Wedgwood came live from Shakespeare at the Castle Photos from BBC Radio Stoke's post "Cats in Hats!"
First there were cat videos...then cats with slices of bread on their head...now BBC Radio Stoke brings you......MINCE PIE CASES ON CATS HEADS.
It's simple to take part - get a mince pie with a case. Eat mince pie. Put case on your cat's
"20.12.2016 18:44:14" Timeline Photos Port Vale FC chairman Norman Smurthwaite says Bruno Ribeiro will remain as manager for at least the next two home games. Hear the interview in full here: https://audioboom.com/posts/5417513-norman-smurthwaite-gives-update-on-manager-s-future
"20.12.2016 18:15:11" Timeline Photos Essex Bridge damaged: Staffordshire County Council says repairs will start next month http://bbc.in/2hR9ChF
"20.12.2016 17:30:00" 18th Century former church up for sale in Stoke-on-Trent http://bbc.in/2ibuHzE
"20.12.2016 16:45:13" Timeline Photos Burglars pose as armed police say Staffordshire Police after breaking in in Staffordshire town http://bbc.in/2hPPOJa
"20.12.2016 15:49:46" Timeline Photos Thousands of paper angels suspended from Lichfield Cathedral ahead of Christmas http://bbc.in/2hW31Q3
"20.12.2016 13:53:06" Timeline Photos Family's Christmas 'ruined' by theft of presents, tree and lights in Staffordshire http://bbc.in/2hQjhoy
"20.12.2016 12:30:00" A narrow historic Staffordshire bridge, used by horses and pedestrians, has been badly damaged after a car reportedly tried to drive over it http://bbc.in/2iaIKpl
"20.12.2016 11:53:13" Timeline Photos Family donate nine-year-old boy's organs following his death after he was hit by a car in Staffordshire http://bbc.in/2iaFn1J
"20.12.2016 10:30:22" Timeline Photos Can he get number 17?
" Stoke-on-Trent's Phil The Power Taylor claims 'massive chance' of getting 17th world title http://bbc.in/2hPH3RO "
"20.12.2016 09:50:47" Timeline Photos Eyewear stolen in Staffordshire burglary say Staffordshire Police http://bbc.in/2hUMU5x
"20.12.2016 08:57:12" Timeline Photos Want to know what's going on in Stoke-on-Trent, Cheshire & Staffordshire? Latest updates here http://bbc.in/2gWN5LL
"19.12.2016 22:30:00" We're almost at the big day so our presenters have recorded some special messages - just for you!
"19.12.2016 21:30:35" Timeline Photos Cheshire Rio Olympic 2016 and Rio Paralympics heroes given freedom of borough http://bbc.in/2hMrCHg
"19.12.2016 20:30:41" Timeline Photos Answering Your questions: Explaining the 'disappearing' Sneyd Family of Staffordshire - read more here http://bbc.in/2hANes7
"19.12.2016 19:45:10" Timeline Photos Christmas tree, lights and presents stolen from home in Staffordshire http://bbc.in/2hROIfe
"19.12.2016 19:00:33" Timeline Photos Horse rescued from ditch by Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service fire crews http://bbc.in/2hRBOOl
"19.12.2016 18:00:00" Remember the name!!
"A teenage Darts player from Stoke-on-Trent has faced some of the greats after just a year on the competition circuitl http://bbc.in/2gTXY0S "
"19.12.2016 16:52:40" Timeline Photos Boy, 9, dies after being hit by car in Staffordshire http://bbc.in/2gU3Mra
"19.12.2016 16:04:39" Zoo animals at Drayton Manor unwrap Christmas presents http://bbc.in/2i75u9y
"19.12.2016 15:33:54" Quarry smell unbearable say Staffordshire village residents http://bbc.in/2hRiDo0
"19.12.2016 14:30:04" Timeline Photos Demoliton beginning on "no aesthetic value" Spode factory buildings http://bbc.in/2h213PU
"19.12.2016 11:45:41" John Acres took this cracking shot of the sunset over the weekend in Staffordshire.
We've also got more pictures of the sunsets from our BBC Weather Watchers here http://bbc.in/2hL7u8u
"19.12.2016 11:00:24" Timeline Photos BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016: Adam Peaty comes 11th in vote http://bbc.in/2hLpt0V
"19.12.2016 10:13:59" Timeline Photos Quarter of five-year-olds in Staffordshire 'not ready for school' http://bbc.in/2hQltcN
"19.12.2016 09:01:34" Timeline Photos Want to know what's going on in Stoke-on-Trent, Cheshire & Staffordshire? Latest updates here http://bbc.in/2hLhXmT
"19.12.2016 06:52:56" BBC North West Tonight A cloudy start to the week. Charlie has your forecast:
"19.12.2016 05:58:04" www.bbc.co.uk Hollywood legend Zsa Zsa Gabor dies at 99 - BBC News Hollywood actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor dies at 99, her publicist confirms. Sad news we're waking up to :
"18.12.2016 22:18:14" Could you beat him? In case you missed from Friday:
"Staffordshire's Eddie Hall throws Christmas tree for BBC Breakfast feature http://bbc.in/2gInCFz "
"18.12.2016 20:00:00" Here's a treat from our weekly archive, to catch again:
"What happens when a BBC reporter has to pass the tests at Elf school?
Well that's what John had to do for Challenge Acres at Alton Towers & here's how he got on...
More great videos and updates on
"18.12.2016 15:30:00" Taken a good photo in Staffordshire or Cheshire this weekend? We'd love to see it - post it below and tell us where you took it!
Meanwhile, here's some of the great pictures you've sent this week which we've featured on our Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire
"18.12.2016 09:20:10" The Drivetime Show with Tim Wedgwood came live from Shakespeare at the Castle Photos from BBC Radio Stoke's post Terry Walsh writes ......
Coming up on my show today from 12 ....
my expert gardening guest is Zdenek Valkoun Walker from the Dorothy Clive gardens near Woore.
Then after 1.30, we explore a former North Staffordshire railway line that's now part of
"18.12.2016 08:43:28" Timeline Photos It's the BBC Sports Personailty of the Year 2016 tonight. To celebrate Stuart & Jodie are after songs to do with sports. Jump by Van Halen springs to mind - what ones can you think of?
"17.12.2016 19:00:00" Terry Walsh is preparing to rule our airwaves tomorrow from midday and, this week, he's exploring a former railway line that's now part of the Newcastle under Lyme Greenway - see some of it below.
Previous Terry Walsh shows are here
"17.12.2016 15:32:49" BBC North West Tonight A rare Asian elephant calf has been born at Chester zoo.
Here she is at just one day old and isn't she gorgeous?!
She hasn't yet been named.
Asian elephants are endangered in the wild and the zoo says this new addition is a great boost to the breeding Say 'Awww':
"17.12.2016 14:00:01" Get ready Northern Soul fans - Richard's about to take you on another Northern Soul journey from 18:00 with Soul on Trent - here's his sneak peak! And catch other shows here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02y4tdb
"17.12.2016 11:00:45" www.bbc.co.uk Strictly Come Dancing final: Winner to be crowned - BBC News The final of Strictly Come Dancing takes place later, when the winner will lift the glitterball trophy. Who do you want to win BBC Strictly Come Dancing??
"17.12.2016 08:30:00" The Stoke City Football Club boss Mark Hughes talks about today's game with Leicester City Football Club
Hear full commentary on BBC Radio Stoke http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04hncxh
"17.12.2016 07:05:17" Stuart and Jodie have plenty to chat about on Word Up this morning.
"16.12.2016 23:00:00" bbc.co.uk Farmers are abandoning traditional ploughing - BBC News Farmers abandon traditional ploughing to cut costs and improve the environment. "They say the result is better for the bottom line and the environment."
"16.12.2016 22:00:00" bbc.co.uk Mark Hughes: Stoke City suffering from past reputation with officials, says boss Stoke City manager Mark Hughes is unhappy at Marko Arnautovic's red card in the 0-0 draw with Southampton. "Unfortunately, officials come here and think an early yellow card will settle down Stoke. I know for a fact this is what they talk about."
"16.12.2016 20:30:28" Timeline Photos Nurses face redundancy as £8m private care deal scrapped in Staffordshire http://bbc.in/2hWUHi5
"16.12.2016 19:31:12" Timeline Photos Will you be one of Stafford's 4,000 runners next March??
"'Record field' sells out for half marathon say Stafford Borough Council" http://bbc.in/2hshwgJ
"16.12.2016 18:31:27" 'Tough decisions' in £542m savings plan in @Staffordshire say health managers http://bbc.in/2hskAJX
"16.12.2016 17:30:23" Timeline Photos Attacks on women in Staffordshire town 'may be linked' say Staffordshire Police http://bbc.in/2hCCgD1
"16.12.2016 16:30:35" Timeline Photos Armour, paintball guns and cash stolen in Staffordshire break-in http://bbc.in/2hFUsJ1
"16.12.2016 15:30:10" Timeline Photos Driver had to be cut free after two lorry crash today in Staffordshire http://bbc.in/2hCdFy1
"16.12.2016 14:29:06" Timeline Photos Anyone for a new film viewing room?
"Cinema for sale for £750k in Staffordshire" http://bbc.in/2hC1TE9
"16.12.2016 12:19:40" BBC Radio Stoke hosts Carols for Christmas - read when you can hear it on-air here http://bbc.in/2gItPl6
"16.12.2016 11:12:12" Staffordshire's Eddie Hall throws Christmas tree for BBC Breakfast feature http://bbc.in/2gInCFz
"16.12.2016 10:13:02" Timeline Photos Positive news on a return from injury for Stoke City Football Club fans today! More here http://bbc.in/2hB5qm7
"16.12.2016 09:08:04" Timeline Photos Want to know what's going on today in Cheshire, Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire ? Latest updates here http://bbc.in/2gRSFlQ
"16.12.2016 08:29:09" BBC Radio Stoke's cover photo Have yourself a merry little Christmas - On Thursday evening we recorded Carols for Christmas at the Kings Hall in Stoke-on-Trent.
Featuring stunning performances from Military Wives Choir Stafford, NULCO Newcastle under Lyme Community Orchestra, Ceramic
"16.12.2016 08:19:27" Have yourself a merry little Christmas - On Thursday evening we recorded Carols for Christmas at the Kings Hall in Stoke-on-Trent.
Featuring stunning performances from Military Wives Choir Stafford, NULCO Newcastle under Lyme Community Orchestra,
"16.12.2016 07:19:00" BBC Radio Stoke's cover photo
"16.12.2016 06:30:38" BBC North West Tonight Cloudy and mild again today. Here's Charlie with the forecast.
"16.12.2016 02:00:00" bbc.co.uk Staffordshire A&E unit could be downgraded in £542m savings plan - BBC News One of three A&E departments in Staffordshire could be downgraded as part of plans to save £542m, health bosses reveal. "Under the proposals, 167 community hospital beds could close, 85 at Longton and Cheadle and 20 at Haywood Hospital.":
"15.12.2016 23:30:12" Timeline Photos Inspectors backs council's plan for 36,000 new homes in Cheshire http://bbc.in/2hKrtXZ
"15.12.2016 21:30:43" MP calls for 'urgent debate' over 'A&E downgrade' plans in Staffordshire http://bbc.in/2hBczjg
"15.12.2016 20:30:53" Timeline Photos Such a moving, powerful and uplifting story this morning - thanks to all who helped x
"Widow united by BBC Radio Stoke with nurse who tried to save her husband" - http://bbc.in/2hyjMnc
Lesley added that they now have a Just Giving page for the British
"15.12.2016 19:30:49" Timeline Photos We've been combing through the major health £542m savings plans for Staffordshire and found more on how there could be more GP hubs serving 70,000 patients - read here http://bbc.in/2hSgPKH
"15.12.2016 18:30:31" Timeline Photos Football fans 'put lives at risk' with slip road pick-ups say Stoke-on-Trent City Council http://bbc.in/2hzVXJj
"15.12.2016 17:30:26" Good luck Frosty!
Stoke-on-Trent's own 'Frosty the Throw Man' is preparing to take on the defending Darts champion http://bbc.in/2gFgaLv
"15.12.2016 16:36:22" Timeline Photos Argos confirms Stoke-on-Trent city centre closure http://bbc.in/2hxYbuX
"15.12.2016 15:31:17" Timeline Photos Man's jaw and eye socket broken in 'violence' in Staffordshire say Staffordshire Police http://bbc.in/2gOS2JE
"15.12.2016 14:30:00" They beat Stu!
Thanks to all at Knutton St Mary's C of E Primary Academy - would you have beaten them with these questions??
More updates and great video on our live page here http://bbc.in/2hoiEjg
"15.12.2016 13:30:14" Timeline Photos Tangled-up fox dies after being rescued from goal net in Staffordshire say RSPCA (England & Wales) http://bbc.in/2hzOVn9
"15.12.2016 12:30:02" Timeline Photos Bulldog pups stolen in Staffordshire say Staffordshire Police http://bbc.in/2gOdPS1
"15.12.2016 11:28:06" Timeline Photos Plans to downgrade an A&E in Staffordshire considered http://bbc.in/2hQWiGv
"15.12.2016 10:33:33" Binmen say their lives are being put in danger by drivers mounting pavements to get round rubbish lorries.
Waste firm Biffa's recorded more than 4,000 incidents in the UK in a month.
"15.12.2016 09:16:15" Timeline Photos Want to know what's going on in Stoke-on-Trent, Cheshire & Staffordshire? Latest updates here http://bbc.in/2gDUv6s
"14.12.2016 22:30:54" www.bbc.co.uk Stoke City v Southampton Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday's Premier League game between Stoke City and Southampton. Stoke City Football Club held Southampton FC to a goalless draw despite having Marko Arnautovic sent off in Mark Hughes' 400th match as a Premier League manager:
"14.12.2016 22:00:00" bbc.co.uk Argos drivers suspend Christmas strike - BBC News A threatened strike by drivers who deliver Argos goods is suspended, trade union Unite says. The drivers work for Wincanton, a logistics firm used by Argos to make deliveries from its national distribution centre in Staffordshire :
"14.12.2016 20:00:00" Timeline Photos Ken Dodd was James' special guest this afternoon. He will be at the Victoria Hall in Hanley this weekend. If you missed the interview you can listen again on http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04h62x9#play
"14.12.2016 19:00:00" Prepare for a serving of the Northern Soul "platters that matter" as Richard looks ahead to Soul on Trent this Saturday!
Hear previous great Northern soul shows here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02y4tdb
"14.12.2016 18:15:30" Rail strikes 'could spread' to West Midlands http://bbc.in/2hNWHcs
"14.12.2016 18:12:47" Newcastle's held its first Christmas Pet Parade...so here's a video of some dogs wearing festive outfits...
"14.12.2016 17:16:01" Demolition date for former Spode bone china factory in Stoke-on-Trent http://bbc.in/2gAOEP8
"14.12.2016 16:12:00" Timeline Photos Please share.
Youngsters 'missing' from council care in Staffordshire say Staffordshire Police http://bbc.in/2hFaUwh
"14.12.2016 15:38:25" "Chicken Crufts"?
The Staffordshire County Showground in Stafford will play host to one of the UK's biggest poultry shows this weekend. Hundreds of chickens will be on display in what's called the Federation Poultry Show.
More videos and live updates on
"14.12.2016 14:40:11" Timeline Photos 'Most difficult time ever' say Staffordshire County Council says over budget http://bbc.in/2ht0Tli
"14.12.2016 13:41:14" Timeline Photos Record-breaking Christmas card presented to armed forces by National Memorial Arboretum http://bbc.in/2hv5Asd
"14.12.2016 10:45:47" Timeline Photos Unemployment falls in West Midlands http://bbc.in/2gzTvAg
"14.12.2016 09:55:05" Timeline Photos Tangled-up fox rescued from football goal net in Staffordshire say RSPCA (England & Wales) http://bbc.in/2gzA76q
"14.12.2016 08:56:14" Timeline Photos Want to know what's going on in Stoke-on-Trent, Cheshire & Staffordshire ? Latest updates here http://bbc.in/2hvBcOI
"14.12.2016 06:52:39" BBC North West Tonight The weather's not looking too bad today. Alex has your forecast: The weather's not looking too bad today. Alex has your forecast:
"13.12.2016 19:54:18" BBC Archive In tribute to Ian McCaskill, weather presenter extraordinaire, here is a clip of him brightening up Russell Harty's day in 1984 A video tribute for you:
"13.12.2016 17:36:48" BBC Archive #OTD 1961 Time for a cheeky biscuit? 'Tonight' went behind the scenes of a biscuit factory, the result was this lovely little video Mmmm, I feel like dunking a digestive now...:
"13.12.2016 16:45:01" Mark Hughes talks about his 400th game as a manager Stoke City Football Club boss Mark Hughes talks about taking charges of his 400th game as a football manager against Southampton.
"13.12.2016 14:27:04" Parking problems in Stafford Traders in part of Stafford say problems with a car park nearby is costing them business. BBC Radio Stoke's John Acres has been to find out more.
"13.12.2016 12:01:56" Snowman Do you have some Christmas related "novelties"? Stuart George would love to hear from you if so. If it makes a noise, even better! Email your pictures and videos to firstname.lastname@example.org or just reply here!
"12.12.2016 22:00:01" bbc.co.uk Woman, 90, killed when hit by a car in Stoke-on-Trent named - BBC News A 90-year-old woman who died after being hit by a car in Stoke-on-Trent is named by police. Anyone with information about the incident was urged to contact police:
"12.12.2016 20:01:02" Shawcross and Walters 'close' to Stoke City Football Club return http://bbc.in/2hmsiTp
"12.12.2016 19:00:44" Timeline Photos Christmas presents stolen in two burglaries in Stoke-on-Trent say Staffordshire Police http://bbc.in/2hmpoOy
"12.12.2016 18:30:01" Timeline Photos Answering Your Questions: Why is the A500 in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire also known as the D Road? http://bbc.in/2hfKiRA
"12.12.2016 18:03:42" bbc.co.uk Weatherman Ian McCaskill dies, aged 78 - BBC News Former BBC weather forecaster Ian McCaskill has died aged 78, his daughter confirms Some sad news to bring you this evening :
"12.12.2016 17:17:35" Woman, 90, from Stoke-on-Trent named after fatal car crash http://bbc.in/2gRBvSK
"12.12.2016 16:33:08" Timeline Photos Extra trains from London Midland after 'cattle class' criticism http://bbc.in/2hlCJ9z
"12.12.2016 15:30:51" Village reknowned for its Christmas lights aims to raises thousands of pounds through them in Staffordshire http://bbc.in/2gw9dRK
"12.12.2016 14:30:42" Timeline Photos Man 'critical' in hospital after bypass crash in Cheshire http://bbc.in/2hEyrts
"12.12.2016 13:30:30" www.bbc.co.uk Ministers consider council tax rise to cover social care funding - BBC News Ministers are reportedly considering rises in council tax to fund social care amid warnings that the system could "topple". 'Ministers in England are discussing ways to invest more money into care services for the elderly and disabled':
"12.12.2016 12:30:00" What happens when a BBC reporter has to pass the tests at Elf school?
Well that's what John had to do for Challenge Acres at Alton Towers & here's how he got on...
More great videos and updates on our live page today for Staffordshire and Cheshire -
"12.12.2016 12:22:55" BBC Radio Stoke's cover photo
"12.12.2016 11:30:00" Almost 100 dogs met Father Christmas in Newcastle under Lyme at the weekend.
He made a special visit to the "Santa Paws" Grotto inside Hounds pet shop in the town centre on Saturday.
Find more updates and great video on our Stoke & Staffordshire Live
"12.12.2016 11:27:53" Your photos from around the West Midlands of the stunning sunrise and sunset on Sunday.
"12.12.2016 10:45:01" Loads of bikers headed through Stoke-on-Trent yesterday as the Star Bikers held their Annual Toy Run.
This was some of them coming down Leek New Rd, Norton - it took about 15 minutes for them all to get through, there were so many!
More great videos and
"12.12.2016 09:50:04" Timeline Photos The West Midlands is Britain's 'Brexit capital' http://bbc.in/2hDuIMs
"12.12.2016 08:51:55" Timeline Photos Want to know what's going on today in Stoke-on-Trent, Cheshire & Staffordshire ? Latest updates here http://bbc.in/2gvjPR0
"11.12.2016 21:48:03" BBC Strictly Come Dancing What an incredible #Strictly journey, Claudia and AJ! Stoke-on-Trent's AJ Pritchard and partner Claudia Fragapane miss out on the BBC Strictly Come Dancing Final!
"11.12.2016 21:00:00" Here's one from the weekly archive, a chance to see again:
"Liz and Perry were talking about wool today and heard from David Griffiths, who owns a mill near Uttoxeter.
Well John went for a look round! More great video and updates on our Stoke &
"11.12.2016 20:00:00" Did you miss this in the week?
" Eddie Redmayne 'spotted at Stone (Staffordshire) market' http://bbc.in/2hdqYoE "
"11.12.2016 19:00:34" Photos from BBC Radio Stoke's post Fantastic Christmas lights display in Haughton, near Stafford. The whole village gets involved to raise money for local charities.
"11.12.2016 18:00:05" www.bbc.co.uk Woman, 90, dies after car crash in Stoke-on-Trent - BBC News A 90-year-old woman dies after being hit by a car in Stoke-on-Trent. Woman, 90, dies after car crash in Stoke-on-Trent:
"11.12.2016 16:58:24" bbc.in Dario Gradi: FA suspends Crewe director after Eddie Heath sex assault complaint Crewe director Dario Gradi is suspended by the FA pending an investigation into claims he "smoothed over" a complaint of sexual assault in the 1970s. http://bbc.in/2hAblnL
"11.12.2016 15:01:07" Taken a good photo in Staffordshire or Cheshire this weekend? We'd love to see it - post it below and tell us where you took it!
Meanwhile, here's some of the great pictures you've sent this week which we've featured on our Stoke & Staffordshire Live page
"11.12.2016 10:09:05" Timeline Photos Stuart and Jodie need your help! They want to tell the Christmas story without using any Christmas songs. Here's one idea - Genesis Jesus He Knows me. What ones can you think of?
"11.12.2016 09:34:51" The Drivetime Show with Tim Wedgwood came live from Shakespeare at the Castle Photos from BBC Radio Stoke's post Terry Walsh writes ......
My expert gardening guest this week is Carol Adams from Trentham Gardens
Then, after 1.30, we hear how Midlands lottery winners have come together, to build a new education facility for The Staffordshire Wildlife Trust...
"11.12.2016 07:52:04" BBC North West Tonight Hundreds of protesters march through Chester. They've been demonstrating against a potential badger cull that could happen in Cheshire next year to try and prevent the spread of Bovine TB. Hundreds of protesters march through Chester. They've been demonstrating against a potential badger cull that could happen in Cheshire next year to try and prevent the spread of Bovine TB.
"10.12.2016 21:00:01" This was memorable this week:
"Cider orchard named in memory of baby daughter built in Stoke-on-Trent http://bbc.in/2gFc7Qp "
"10.12.2016 20:00:00" Miss this in the week?
" Stoke-on-Trent school 'first to get dementia friendly status' in region http://bbc.in/2hoGhau "
"10.12.2016 19:00:01" Terry Walsh is on tomorrow - finding out how Midlands lottery winners have come together, to build a new education facility for The Staffordshire Wildlife Trust - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01204jw
"10.12.2016 17:35:09" Despite the rain, Father Christmas is bringing joy across south Cheshire this evening.
"10.12.2016 14:00:00" Set those antenna towards Northern Soul HQ - Soul on Trent is fast approaching! http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02y4tdb
Here's your man with the Northern soul knowledge, Richard, to look ahead!
"10.12.2016 08:30:02" BBC England It's a chance to bag a bit of a bargain It's a chance to bag a bit of a bargain
"09.12.2016 22:00:00" bbc.co.uk West Midlands: Three things you wanted to know - BBC News All week you have been using Your Questions to ask about the West Midlands. Here are some of our answers. You asked why Tamworth is not the county town of Staffordshire when it was once the capital of the Ancient Kingdom of Mercia:
"09.12.2016 21:00:28" Timeline Photos Crewe Alexandra Football Club turn down Bury Football Club approach for Ryan Lowe http://bbc.in/2hdv28p
"09.12.2016 20:02:24" Eddie Redmayne 'spotted at Stone, Staffordshire market' http://bbc.in/2hdqYoE
"09.12.2016 19:01:41" Staffordshire rehab centre's closure 'will put more pressure on emergency services' http://bbc.in/2hnuYDi
"09.12.2016 18:00:40" Stoke-on-Trent A&E 'full of trolleys' http://bbc.in/2hfcS3r
"09.12.2016 17:00:20" Timeline Photos Former boss 'impressed' by Port Vale FC's performance http://bbc.in/2hePYJH
"09.12.2016 15:50:01" Timeline Photos "Councils make extra millions of pounds from parking charges and fines"
Local figures from RAC Foundation here http://bbc.in/2h57bqS
"09.12.2016 14:15:10" Timeline Photos BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016: Robbie Williams to sing at show http://bbc.in/2gIOwhG
"09.12.2016 13:15:10" Timeline Photos Mixed injury news for Stoke City Football Club ahead of Arsenal game http://bbc.in/2hct2NA
"09.12.2016 12:19:22" Timeline Photos New £50m Screwfix distribution site 'to create 700 jobs' in Staffordshire http://bbc.in/2hcx4pe
"09.12.2016 10:20:29" Timeline Photos 'Perfect storm' causes long delays at Stoke-on-Trent A&E http://bbc.in/2gInrez
"09.12.2016 08:54:57" Timeline Photos Want to know what's going on in Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire today? Latest updates here http://bbc.in/2gIgx9b
"09.12.2016 06:27:53" BBC North West Tonight Wet and windy for Friday. Here's the forecast from Sara.
"08.12.2016 22:01:32" Timeline Photos Fake cigarettes and alcohol found hidden under floorboards in Cheshire http://bbc.in/2h7Lvbe
"08.12.2016 21:00:00" Liz and Perry were talking about wool today and heard from David Griffiths, who owns a mill near Uttoxeter.
Well John went for a look round! More great video and updates on our Stoke & Staffordshire Live page http://bbc.in/2gatASS
"08.12.2016 20:00:32" Timeline Photos The James Watt Afternoon Show was live from Trentham Village this afternoon. James was also chatting to Jodie Prenger who is currently in rehearsals for Dick Whittington (Oh yes she is !). If you missed the interview, or any of the programme, you can
"08.12.2016 19:28:53" Hundreds of people 'to lose rehab service' after Staffordshire County Council decision - http://bbc.in/2hkkvIZ
"08.12.2016 18:44:03" Timeline Photos Novelty reindeer stolen from village gardens say Staffordshire Police http://bbc.in/2h0oUQg
"08.12.2016 17:45:49" Stoke-on-Trent school 'first to get dementia friendly status' in region http://bbc.in/2hoGhau
"08.12.2016 16:51:37" Timeline Photos Fire crews from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service attacked with bottles and fireworks http://bbc.in/2h9KRwL
"08.12.2016 14:46:43" BBC Midlands Today's Shefali Oza has your forecast http://bbc.in/2gFBJMJ
"08.12.2016 14:00:41" Today Perry and Liz heard from Ted Burton, 82, who's been picking up litter in his area for 17 years - and has been given an award for doing so.
So John took a wander around Trentham to see if it's a problem there - more local updates on our Live page
"08.12.2016 13:15:07" Timeline Photos BAC O'Connor closure: Staffordshire councillors reject calls to continue full funding http://bbc.in/2gf6lbH
"08.12.2016 12:44:56" BBC Radio Stoke's cover photo
"08.12.2016 12:40:27" Timeline Photos James Watt is out and about again today...at Trentham Shopping Village. Hear from the visitors and those who have shops on Stoke on Trent's biggest visitor attraction - from 1-4pm on BBC Radio Stoke
"08.12.2016 12:10:12" Cider orchard named in memory of baby daughter built in Stoke-on-Trent http://bbc.in/2gFc7Qp
"08.12.2016 09:06:16" Want to know what's going on today in Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire? Latest updates here http://bbc.in/2geltpZ
"07.12.2016 23:30:23" Timeline Photos Man assaulted in phone robbery say Staffordshire Police - http://bbc.in/2h6AF5S
"07.12.2016 22:30:00" bbc.co.uk Ryan Lowe: Bury approach Crewe about player-coach role for striker Bury approach Crewe about brining striker Ryan Lowe back to the club as first-team coach. The 38-year-old left Bury Football Club in the summer and has scored eight goals in 24 appearances for Crewe Alexandra Football Club this season:
"07.12.2016 21:32:06" Timeline Photos Read when Port Vale FC's Adam Yates reckons he could be back, Vale fans - http://bbc.in/2gUQNsW
"07.12.2016 20:45:16" Timeline Photos Dozens of cannabis plants seized by Cheshire Police in raid http://bbc.in/2h6DELl
"07.12.2016 20:00:06" Timeline Photos On the Afternoon Show today James was chatting to Glenn Tilbrook from Squeeze. Glenn is appearing at the Foxlowe Arts Centre in Leek tonight with his solo acoustic show. If you missed the interview you can listen again on
"07.12.2016 19:00:00" Prepare for Northern Soul lift-off this Saturday - here's Richard to captain your Northern soul adventures and it's looking like a jam-packed show!
Check out previous shows here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02y4tdb
"07.12.2016 18:15:08" Timeline Photos Building flooded in Stoke-on-Trent after thieves steal pipes and tanks http://bbc.in/2gCNAvh
"07.12.2016 17:30:21" Timeline Photos Ducks stolen in Staffordshire town http://bbc.in/2hjel7A
"07.12.2016 16:34:34" Timeline Photos Viola Beach band crash awful tragedy says coroner http://bbc.in/2hj6Mhh
"07.12.2016 15:30:46" Timeline Photos Shakers approach Crewe Alexandra Football Club for Lowe http://bbc.in/2gCfaJ5
"07.12.2016 14:38:57" Two arrests after 'disturbance' in Stoke-on-Trent http://bbc.in/2h5ZH4Y
"07.12.2016 14:30:00" Here's Shefali with your weather update http://bbc.in/2gTxXSU
"07.12.2016 13:30:24" Timeline Photos Answering your questions: Why is Tamworth not Staffordshire's county town? Read here http://bbc.in/2h5u2AN
"07.12.2016 12:30:33" Timeline Photos Carl Tindall killing in Stafford: Family offer £10k reward for information http://bbc.in/2h5qQ8g
"07.12.2016 11:45:08" Timeline Photos Junior doctor who worked in Stoke-on-Trent leaves NHS "over row on new government contracts" http://bbc.in/2hhst1h
"07.12.2016 10:47:34" Timeline Photos West Midlands MPs abused or threatened while carrying out job http://bbc.in/2h1VX3Q
"07.12.2016 09:32:46" Timeline Photos Want to know what's going on in Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire today? Latest updates here http://bbc.in/2h5qGA9
"07.12.2016 07:04:21" Rolf Harris music at Winter Wonderland Richard Hawkins didn't expect to hear Rolf Harris at a family attraction in Stoke-on-Trent. The owners of Winter Wonderland in Hanley say it was played by mistake and has been taken off rotation.
"06.12.2016 19:54:51" www.bbc.co.uk Obituary: Peter Vaughan - BBC News Actor Peter Vaughan, who has died aged 93, seldom played leading roles, but in a seven-year career he became an ever-present figure on stage, screen and TV. A tribute to Peter Vaughan. The actor was born in Shropshire and lived in Staffordshire during his younger
"06.12.2016 13:28:47" Giant piles of rubbish have been discovered in North Staffordshire. Click to see where:
"05.12.2016 23:00:00" bbc.co.uk Bruno Martins Indi: Stoke City boss Hughes has cheekbone injury concern over defender Stoke boss Mark Hughes has a new injury worry over Dutchman Bruno Martins Indi, who may have a fractured cheekbone. Stoke City Football Club are already waiting on the results of an MRI scan for England keeper Jack Butland:
"05.12.2016 22:00:02" bbc.co.uk Polzeath holidaymaker dies after being pulled from sea - BBC News A holidaymaker has died after being rescued from the sea off the coast of Cornwall, police have said. Devon & Cornwall Police said the woman was from Staffordshire:
"05.12.2016 21:00:41" Timeline Photos Staffordshire D-Day veteran awarded France's highest decoration http://bbc.in/2gYE3Q7
"05.12.2016 20:24:47" m.bbc.co.uk FA Cup third round: League Two Newport or Plymouth to visit Liverpool League Two Newport County or Plymouth to visit Premier League Liverpool in the FA Cup third round, as West Ham host Manchester City. So in the The Emirates FA Cup it's:
Stoke City Football Club v Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
Huddersfield Town v Port Vale FC
"05.12.2016 20:00:01" Timeline Photos Karen Hardy star of Choreography Corner on Strictly It Takes Two was James' guest this afternoon discussing the weekend's dancing and Anton Du Beke's singing ! If you missed their chat you can listen again on
"05.12.2016 19:00:56" Timeline Photos Find out which Stoke City Football Club player made Garth Crooks' team of the week on the BBC Sport website - http://bbc.in/2gI5YWd
"05.12.2016 18:00:35" Timeline Photos Staffordshire woman dies on holiday in Cornwall http://bbc.in/2gueLIj
"05.12.2016 17:00:38" Timeline Photos Foster appeal in Staffordshire for dozens of asylum-seeking youngsters http://bbc.in/2gYYbUA
"05.12.2016 16:00:33" Timeline Photos Hospitals say winter will be one of 'most challenging ever' in Stoke-on-Trent http://bbc.in/2ha9YA0
"05.12.2016 15:00:24" Timeline Photos Biscuit factory in Staffordshire evacuated due to fire http://bbc.in/2gHh11R
"05.12.2016 14:00:53" Here's Charlie Slater with your weather update http://bbc.in/2gtnZEO
"05.12.2016 11:59:06" Timeline Photos Will he win it??
Our local lad Stoke-on-Trent's AJ 'overwhelmed' to get to semi-final of BBC Strictly Come Dancing http://bbc.in/2fZzeIU
"05.12.2016 11:00:13" Timeline Photos There's been more award recognition for our lad Adam Peaty - read more here http://bbc.in/2gGljXl
"05.12.2016 10:00:01" Timeline Photos Port Vale FC AND Stoke City Football Club both in this evening's The Emirates FA Cup third round draw - http://bbc.in/2gXQz4O
Your numbers to look out for - 36 for Stoke, 54 for Port Vale
"05.12.2016 09:05:57" Timeline Photos Get today's latest news for Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire on our live page here http://bbc.in/2gXqhNC
We've got updates on Port Vale FC's The Emirates FA Cup win and BBC Strictly Come Dancing news to come this morning already!
"04.12.2016 22:40:34" www.bbc.co.uk 'No plans' for free M6 Toll road, says government - BBC News The government says it has 'no plans' to spend about £1bn on buying the M6 Toll road in order to make it free for users. Car drivers are charged £5.50 and HGVs £11 to use the road during the week.
"04.12.2016 21:47:18" m.bbc.co.uk Port Vale v Hartlepool United Live coverage of Sunday's FA Cup second round game between Port Vale and Hartlepool United. Well done Port Vale FC! Now, tell us who you want in the third round Vale fans??
"04.12.2016 21:00:00" A look back at another video from in the week, giving you a second chance to see:
"Giving his all - Challenge Acres set John the challenge of joining the Trentham Brass Band - here's how he did!
Get more great local updates and videos on the Stoke &
"04.12.2016 20:00:00" Prepare to say "awww" - if you missed this in the week:
"Wildlife centre Rspca Stapeley Grange Wildlife Hospital & Cattery in Cheshire 'inundated' with cold hedgehogs say RSPCA (England & Wales) "- http://bbc.in/2gaY2JV "
"04.12.2016 19:00:00" They came...they saw...they threw Christmas trees around....the contest returned on Friday but, in case you missed the action, here's what was going on:
"The Christmas tree throwing contest returned today at Keele Christmas Tree Farm http://bbc.in/2fOX0az
"04.12.2016 18:00:47" BBC England Action Man fans gather to mark the toy's 50th birthday http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-38196966 Memories?
"The action figure - never called a doll for fear of alienating boys - was hugely popular in the 1960s and 70s but then lost out to Star Wars"
"04.12.2016 15:00:52" Taken a good photo in Staffordshire or Cheshire this weekend? We'd love to see it - post it below and tell us where you took it!
Meanwhile, here's some of the great pictures you've sent this week which we've featured on our Stoke & Staffordshire Live
"04.12.2016 09:08:19" Timeline Photos It's the final of I'm a Celebrity tonight, and it looks like the remaining contestants have become real friends. With that in mind, Stuart and Jodie want suggestions for songs about friendship this morning!
"04.12.2016 08:16:42" The Drivetime Show with Tim Wedgwood came live from Shakespeare at the Castle Photos from BBC Radio Stoke's post Terry Walsh writes........
The gardening show returns today on BBC Radio Stoke from 12 - So what can we look forward to?
From 12, my expert gardening guest is Anita Wright from Stafford, who'll be giving you plenty of ideas on Christmas floral
"04.12.2016 07:17:31" BBC Archive Andrew Sachs, famed for playing Manuel in Fawlty Towers, died recently. He spoke to Michael Aspel in 1979 about life and playing the man who knew nothing. Andrew Sachs, famed for playing Manuel in Fawlty Towers, died recently.
From our BBC Archive friends - "He spoke to Michael Aspel in 1979 about life and playing the man who knew nothing."
"03.12.2016 22:14:50" www.bbc.co.uk Christmas dinner costs 'rise 14%' - BBC News A supermarket basket of Christmas food soars 14% on last year with the cost of many items increasing above inflation, research suggests. A box of crackers costs 41% more than last year
"03.12.2016 21:00:00" Did you miss this in the week?
"If the thought of Brazilian dancing seems thousands of miles away on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, then think again."
"03.12.2016 20:00:00" Christmas light display in Crewe raises £17k for children's hospice - read more here http://bbc.in/2h2co3u
"03.12.2016 19:29:55" www.bbc.co.uk Stoke City v Burnley Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Stoke City and Burnley. Marc Muniesa scored his first Premier League goal to seal a deserved home win for Stoke City Football Club over Burnley Football Club:
Stoke City 2-0 Burnley
"03.12.2016 19:00:00" Terry Walsh returns with his show tomorrow - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01204jw
And this week's hidden away treasure that he's exploring in Silverdale Country Park - join Terry for more about its past, present and future tomorrow
"03.12.2016 16:36:15" BBC Radio Stoke's cover photo
"03.12.2016 14:00:00" Prepare for Northern Soul lift off with Soul on Trent this evening just hours away! - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02y4tdb
Richard's got the lowdown on the Northern soul stars on today's show
"03.12.2016 12:04:57" BBC England Chester is fighting back against people who pee on its walls
Via BBC North West Tonight Should the rest of Cheshire and even Staffordshire follow suit??
"03.12.2016 09:05:00" BBC England Which chocolate bars are getting smaller? http://bbc.in/2gVzpoV Which chocolate bars are getting smaller? http://bbc.in/2gVzpoV
"03.12.2016 08:00:01" "Back on track" says the Stoke City Football Club boss about this season - do you agree?
Live coverage to come later today as the Potters take on Burnley Football Club - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04gpz97
"03.12.2016 06:42:02" Don't substitute Word Up with Stuart and Jodie this morning for anything else...
"02.12.2016 22:51:43" Controversial road scheme to be scrapped in Staffordshire village http://bbc.in/2gQwTx6
"02.12.2016 22:30:00" bbc.co.uk UK Championship 2016: Liam Highfield on career high after run to last 16 at York Liam Highfield targets success after reaching the last 16 of the UK Championship - his best display at a major event. "I hope there'll be many more possibilities in the future" says the Stoke-on-Trent Snooker star:
"02.12.2016 21:30:01" bbc.co.uk Jack Butland: Stoke City & England goalkeeper set to return after ankle surgery England goalkeeper Jack Butland is set to feature for Stoke City's Under-23 team after eight months out following a broken ankle. The 23-year-old, capped four times by his country, missed UEFA Euro-2016 after being injured in England football team's 3-2 win over Germany Football Team - Die Mannschaft in Berlin, Germany in March:
"02.12.2016 20:00:01" Timeline Photos Dancer Ian Waite was James Watt's guest this afternoon. He was telling James how it all started for him as well as talking about his forthcoming tour with Natalie Lowe and, of course, this season of Strictly. If you missed the interview you can listen
"02.12.2016 19:45:11" Timeline Photos Christmas light display near Crewe raises £17k for children's hospice http://bbc.in/2gI5soF
"02.12.2016 18:45:12" Timeline Photos "The look of bliss on their faces was incredible" - we've been tracking down just where you can get Staffordshire oatcakes across the world! http://bbc.in/2gOHefq
"02.12.2016 17:45:31" More lay-bys considered for 'smart motorways' around Midlands, including Staffordshire http://bbc.in/2gOn5Gh