An investigation led by the BBC has revealed that 1 in 36 Etruria and Hanley residents are asylum seekers.
For Kimberley Unsworth it should have been the best year of her life – a new baby, just married, and starting out in a new home.
Then came the devastating news she had breast cancer.
StaffsLive’s Leah Mahon tells Kimberley’s story of how battling this terminal illness has given her a new lease of life.
When Val Emery paid a visit to her doctor’s one morning, she could have never have guessed it was just the very beginning of her long battle with ovarian cancer.
“August 2007 is when I went for a normal smear test, everything had been normal up until then. Everything.”