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A memorial event is taking place in memory of two school friends to raise money for the Breath of Life Charity.

Sam Baker, 18, of Handford, died in a car crash after driving home from his girlfriend’s house, while Aaron Hall, from Blurton, died after battling with cystic fibrosis.


Severn Trent Water customers in Staffordshire face a lower than inflation rise in their water bills.

New figures out today show residents across the county will continue to have the lowest average water bills in the UK.


Comedian Jo Brand is to stage a special one-off performance in Hanley in aid of The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice.

The show at the Victoria Hall on March 14 and will raise money for the hospice, which provides care and support services for terminally ill children.


Angry residents have formed a “March on Stoke” group in protest at the city council’s plans to move up the road to Hanley.

Stoke City Council’s £40 million proposal to relocate 1,300 staff and offices to the Central Business District in Hanley has sparked fury among many.


Alcohol, tobacco and porn films have been sized after a police raid at an unlicensed shop in Stoke-on-Trent.

Police and Trading Standards officials found 40 bottles of vodka, cider and lager, 120 pouches of tobacco, 28 cases of 200 cigarettes and pornographic DVDs in the raid.


A chimney crashed off the roof of a Stoke-on-Trent house, wrecking a parked car below.

High winds have been blamed on the incident which happened at a student house on Carlton Road, close to Staffordshire University’s College Road campus.


Stoke-on-Trent residents packed a public meeting to probe community leaders about plans for a state-funded Muslim school.

Members of the public, who attended at the Queensberry Centre in Normacot, largely agreed with the proposals although concerns were raised over curriculum and staffing structure.

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