Official figures show the number of fatal stabbings in England and Wales at the highest levels since records began in 1946.
Staffordshire Police are hunting a man in connection with a stabbing that left three teenagers injured.
The suspect, who detectives believe to be in his 20s, fled the scene following the attack on Ashfields New Road, Newcastle, just after 7pm last night.
Commuters are facing long delays after both directions of the A500 and A50 were shut due to a vehicle fire.
Staffordshire Police have named the man who died in a collision between two HGVs on the A500 on Tuesday (27 November). Paul Wright, 62, from Wolverhampton was identified as one of the drivers involved in the traffic collision.
Detectives in Staffordshire want help from the public to hunt down a suspect in a £13,000 Rolex watch theft.
A man was recorded on CCTV climbing over a gate on Roman Road in Little Aston, Staffordshire.
Staffordshire Police has announced its biggest ever counter terrorism campaign this Christmas as part of the national ACT (Action Counters Terrorism) programme.
Cheshire Constabulary has changed its screening process for new recruits after it emerged former PC Ian Naude was a known suspect to Staffordshire Police before he raped a 13-year-old girl in Crewe.
Naude, 30, was invited to join the Cheshire force in April 2017.
According to the NSPCC there are 127 sexual complaints made by teenagers in the West Midlands which the police cannot act on.
A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent after an incident in Meir yesterday (8 November).
As many as 18 phones are believed to have been stolen in Newcastle-under-Lyme over the weekend (2 and 3 November).