An investigation led by the BBC has revealed that 1 in 36 Etruria and Hanley residents are asylum seekers.
City councillors are backing calls for all schools across Stoke-on-Trent to teach sex education, regardless of religion.
Cllr Joy Garner says there should be no exceptions as local education authorities look to bring in new Government plans to introduce compulsory sex education.
Prime Minister Theresa May has called for an early General Election to be held on June 8.
In a statement made in Downing Street, Mrs May said: “I have concluded the only way to guarantee certainty and security for years ahead is to hold this election.
Councillors in Staffordshire have welcomed news that the government is to allocate more than a million pounds for fixing potholes across the county.
The controversial HS2 high-speed rail section through Staffordshire could be completed seven years earlier than expected, a new government report says.
Phase 1 of the scheme, the line from London to Birmingham, is due for completion in 2026.
The A50 in Staffordshire will be improved to cut traffic and make the road safer around Uttoxeter.
This work is part of a £375billion national infrastructure investment, which will be paid for by the insurance industry.