BBC news for Staffordshire

Why Staffordshire oatcakes are being eaten in Arizona

How wide is the appeal of Staffordshire oatcakes? BBC News asked readers for their food stories.

Armed police called to Stoke-on-Trent fights

Reports said some of the men were armed with bats, poles and what was described as a gun.

Two held over illegal waste dumping in northern England and Midlands

Two men are arrested after 25,000 tonnes of waste is dumped in sites across the North and the Midlands.

Jail for Merseyside gang who blew up cash machines

They used stolen cars hidden inside a lorry to carry out the raids across England and Scotland.

Live BBC World News

France elections: Macron-Le Pen through to run-off, projections say

Projections see centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen facing-off on 7 May.

North Korea 'ready to sink' US aircraft carrier Vinson

The USS Carl Vinson is expected off the peninsula soon, amid rising regional tension.

Aurora photographers find new night sky lights and call them Steve

Steve is a "remarkably common" gas ribbon in the upper atmosphere.

Italy migrant crisis: Charities 'colluding' with smugglers

An Italian prosecutor tells a newspaper there is evidence of direct contact between the two.