A stone monument to fallen Gurkha soldiers is unveiled by the Princess Royal at the National Memorial Arboretum.
A cannabis factory is uncovered by chance inside a former nightspot in Burton-upon-Trent.
A patient with a ruptured spleen was discharged from the scandal-hit Stafford Hospital despite a paramedic saying he had a "life-threatening condition", an inquest hears.
Almost 1,700 jobs are to go at the failed Staffordshire-based mobile phone retailer Phones 4U, after the firm's administrators confirmed that 362 stores will close.
Work is starting on a £15m project to upgrade water and sewer pipes in Stafford.
Five men from Yorkshire are arrested after clashes between a "significant number" of Port Vale and Barnsley fans, police say.
A public appeal launched to save the Wedgwood Museum pottery collection hits £2m after a "tide" of support.
A letter by Mary, Queen of Scots sells for £17k
The headlines from across the West Midlands
Marc Muniesa scores twice as Stoke beat last year's finalists Sunderland 2-1 to reach the Capital One Cup fourth round.
Crewe Alexandra are closing in on signing experienced Swansea defender Alan Tate on loan, reports BBC Radio Stoke.
Crewe boss Steve Davis says he will not tolerate "performances like that" after their 6-1 loss at MK Dons.
Niko Kranjcar's sublime free-kick earns Queens Park Rangers a late draw against Stoke at Loftus Road.
Mark Marshall fires home a late winner as managerless Port Vale end a run of six defeats by beating Barnsley.
MK Dons teenager Dele Alli hits a hat-trick as his side overwhelm Crewe.
Port Vale chairman Norman Smurthwaite says caretaker boss Robert Page has six weeks to prove he can succeed Micky Adams.
The boss of the NHS in England defends his role in the Stafford Hospital scandal when he is called in front of MPs.
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