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Campaigners against HS2 claim the planned railway is causing so much distress that people are suicidal.

Robert Gasch, who is involved with the Marston Against HS2 group, said plans for the high-speed railway that will run through Staffordshire without a stop, have left people devastated.

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Former Stoke-on-Trent councillor Andrew Lilley has been jailed for 16 months after taking £10,000 from a Labour Party constituency accounts.

Lilley, of Leek Road, Carmountside, was treasurer of Stoke Central Constituency Labour Party – the seat of Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt – between 2004 and 2012.

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Campaigners fighting to save Fenton Town Hall have taken a local petition to 10 Downing Street in a bid to save the historic building.

The petition, which has 10,000 signatures, calls for the government to prevent the Ministry of Justice from selling the hall.

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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.

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A Staffordshire HS2 protester has claimed David Cameron’s view of the controversial high speed rail project would have been very different had he been elected in the Stafford constituency in 1997.

The Prime Minister lost out to Labour’s David Kidney, before being elected MP for Witney.

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