An investigation led by the BBC has revealed that 1 in 36 Etruria and Hanley residents are asylum seekers.
Drinkers, beggars and rough sleepers are facing a crackdown by authorities under a new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO).
The order, announced by Stoke-on-Trent City Council, will cover the city centre, Hanley Park and Etruria.
Two Stoke-on-Trent drug dealers have been convicted after attempting to flee from police when they were pulled over a court heard.
Ahmed Saffee, 28, of Etruria Vale Road, Etruria, pleaded guilty to possession of class A drug cocaine with intent to supply.
Plans for the first stage of a £40 million link road between the A500 and the city centre through Etruria Valley have been unveiled.
The first phase involves building a new road from the Wolstanton junction of the A500 junction to Festival Way in Etruria Valley, including bridges and a roundabout.
Staffordshire Police officers are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic collision on the A500.
A tribute to canal pioneer engineer James Brindley took place at the Etruria Canals Festival.
Stoke-on-Trent Central MP Tristram Hunt was among those from Etruria Canals Festival Steering Group and Stoke-based arts organisation B Arts who called for events to mark the foundation of the waterways system.
A coroner is writing to police with suggestions for change following the inquest into a Cobridge man’s death in police custody.
The inquest into the death of a Cobridge man has heard of changes at the police custody suite where he died.
The death of a Cobridge man in police custody could not have been prevented, an inquest has heard.
A Cobridge man who died in police custody had been seeking help for his drug and alcohol problems, an inquest heard.
Nicholas Rowley, of Waterloo Road, died in a cell at Staffordshire Police Northern Area Custody Facility in Etruria on October 2 2011.