With the Staffordshire County Council elections on the horizon, StaffsLive has put together a guide to all the key talking points.
Reporter Sam Richardson provides an in-depth look at some of the core issues and examines just what these elections mean for residents across the county.
Stoke-on-Trent will suffer more than twice the amount of cuts per person than the national average, new statistics show.
Total government funding has been cut by about £130 a person in the city, compared with the national average of £61.
‘Dire’, ‘sad’ and ‘shameful’
Some of the words whispered around the Kings Hall in Stoke-on-Trent as the turnout for the new Police and Crime Commissioner elections was calculated.
Residents in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Tamworth and Cannock Chase are preparing to go to the polls in the local elections.
The three borough councils in Staffordshire are among 63 district councils across the country where a third of the seats are up for grabs.