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City councillors voted for a “once in a lifetime chance” to bring the proposed HS2 rail network to Stoke-on-Trent.

They will now challenge the government’s current plans which are for Crewe to receive the planned hub station along the route linking Birmingham to Manchester with the Potteries missing out.

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A Lichfield District councillor has stepped down from her cabinet role.

Councillor Louise Flowith will no longer be a cabinet member for operational services, but will remain a ward councillor for Little Aston.

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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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