David Crook has been sentenced to 13 years after attacking a teenager in a van in the 1980s.
A 19-year-old man died in a crash after being pursued by police on the A50 near Longton.
A golf trolley battery had overheated while charging at a house in Tamworth, the fire service says.
A rare piece of Wedgwood pottery will return to Stoke-on-Trent after an appeal to buy it.
Local voting is set to present the biggest test of public opinion since June's general election.
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Sunderland and Burton Albion.
Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Stoke City and Burnley.
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