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Response officers armed with tasers deployed to 'man wielding hammer'

Police officers armed with tasers were deployed to reports of a man spotted wielding a hammer. The response unit was dispatched to Harborne Road, in Cheadle, at around 8pm last night. And following a short search of the area, a man in his 40s, was arrest

today, 07:00 in Regional West

Smallthorne teenager hailed a hero after helping to talk her troubled brother down from bridge

A teenager has been hailed as a 'little angel' and a 'hero' after she talked her troubled brother down from a bridge. Paige Brereton feared for her brother Thomas Sockett's life after he climbed onto Town Road bridge in Hanley in the early hours of Augus

today, 06:41 in Regional West

Staffordshire's NHS among the worst performing in the country, report says

Staffordshire has one of the worst performing health systems in the country, according to a new progress report. NHS England and NHS Improvement have published their first 'progress dashboard' rating how all 44 sustainability and transformation partnersh

today, 06:41 in Regional West

Two Stoke City fans reunite at Arsenal match after 42 years apart

Two Stoke City fans have been reunited after 42 years – just in time to watch their team beat Arsenal. Neil Mason and Paul Mifflin first met when they were 'tiny tots', went to school together and attended Potters matches at the old Victoria Ground. But

today, 06:41 in Regional West

Cross Heath families forced to keep windows shut due to smell of sewage

Families have been forced to keep their windows shut this summer – because of the smell of sewage in their neighbourhood. People living in Wilmot Close in Cross Heath say the 'stomach churning' stink has stopped them using their gardens on sunny days. Th

today, 06:41 in Regional West

Bradeley personal trainer pulls 11-tonne truck two years after breaking arm

Personal trainer Christopher Brindley pulled a 7.5 tonne truck attached to a 3.5 tonne van – just two years after breaking his arm in a car crash. Doctors told the 26-year-old he would never lift weights again after smashing his elbow in the accident. Bu

today, 06:41 in Regional West

Firefighters tackling house fire in Bucknall

Firefighters are currently dealing with a house fire. Two fire engines from Hanley are currently at the scene in Bucknall after being called at 11.59pm on Sunday night. A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: "Crews from Hanley...

today, 01:09 in Regional West

Stoke City news and transfer rumours LIVE! Arsenal anger and praise for Jese Rodriguez

A debut goal from Jese Rodriguez helped Stoke City resume their dominance in their annual home fixture against Arsenal. The new loan signing from Paris St Germain struck the only goal just after half-time before the Potters manned defence to see out for

yesterday, 22:18 in Regional West

Port Vale's Norman Smurthwaite responds to criticism of ownership

Port Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite says he doesn't want to increase security and possibly police costs by attending games at Vale Park. Smurthwaite also says he will sell to the 'right party but on agreed terms whenever that occurs.' The owner has respon

yesterday, 22:18 in Regional West

What you need to know about using your phone as a sat nav - is it against the law?

As rules on motorists using mobile phones get tougher, we've got some top tips on how not to fall foul of the law. This year legislation was introduced across the UK which means newly-qualified drivers (those who have passed their test within the last tw

yesterday, 21:59 in Regional West

Supernatural Staffordshire: Spooky goings-on in a dark and chilly corridor...

So many people now claim to have experienced phenomena such as UFOs, strange beasts and ghosts that's it's hard to discredit every single reported incident. Let's say a million people claim to have experienced something paranormal and only one can turns

yesterday, 19:06 in Regional West

These huge spiders could be about to head into Staffordshire homes weeks earlier than expected

Time to take a few deep breaths – huge spiders are set to invade Staffordshire homes, weeks earlier than expected. The eight-legged creepy crawlies are expected to surge in numbers, the Hull Daily Mail reports. Spider-mating season usually starts at the

yesterday, 18:53 in Regional West

Firefighters tackle commercial garage fire on Collins Street in Crewe

Emergency services worked throughout the morning to tackle a blaze at a commercial garage. Police, firefighters and the Environment Agency were called to the fire, on Collins Street, Crewe, shortly before 10.30am this morning. Cheshire Police closed the

yesterday, 16:58 in Regional West

Police dog unit called in to hunt suspected Blurton arsonist

Police dogs were called in to help officers hunt for a suspected arsonist. Staffordshire Police were called to Meaford Drive, Blurton, at around midnight last night to reports of a burglary in process. On arrival, officers found the rear of a property on

yesterday, 09:16 in Regional West

Arsenal could have had THREE penalties at Stoke, claim Match of the Day pundits

Boy who cried wolf Arsene Wenger might have actually had a point this time as he left Stoke City in his near-annual furious mood, at least according to Match of the Day pundits. Jermaine Jenas ran through three penalty claims he thought could and perhaps

yesterday, 08:37 in Regional West

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