Official figures show the number of fatal stabbings in England and Wales at the highest levels since records began in 1946.
A decision by Cheshire East Council to scrap funding for fifteen local charities has caused anger amongst the community.
The council are due to cease funding for the Neuromuscular Centre and fourteen other local charities on March 31 2018.
Schools, colleges and academies in Stoke-on-Trent face changes to their budgets as government funding will affect them in the forthcoming year. Additional money has been added, or taken away, from schools as a new national funding formula has been introduced.
Northwood Valiants Basketball Club in Stoke-on-Trent said it is dismayed that UK Sport is standing by its decision to cut Olympic basketball funding.
College students are to benefit from a new state-of-the-art education centre.
Stoke-on-Trent College received the £10.5 million cash injection from the Skills Funding Agency to create a new Construction and Engineering Centre at its Burslem campus.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council has saved the troubled Stanley Head Outdoor Education Centre.
The centre, which works with both disabled and disengaged children, has been struggling financially after the council ploughed £1.2 million in to its future.