- Man jailed for causing Kayden Dunn's death
- Sports centre to close due to £2.4m repair and maintenance bill
- Ceramic firm aims to double staff numbers with £3m investment
- Hundreds of police on Cheshire beat without current background checks
- Updates from Friday 19 May 2017
We'll be back with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday, but keep an eye out here for more updates this evening.
Stoke City commentator, BBC Radio Stoke
The Stoke City manager Mark Hughes says the current campaign has not been "disastrous" for his side, despite being set to finish lower in the Premier League table than in the last three seasons.Copyright: Getty Images
It would also be Hughes's worst finish at Stoke boss since he took the job in 2013.
He's been speaking ahead of the Potter's last game of the season, away at Southampton on Sunday.Quote Message: It's fair to say that we haven't hit our targets this season, so it is disappointing. It isn't disastrous though, I don't feel. The key emotions are frustration and disappointment. We put things into perspective, because for the most part we have been comfortable." from Mark Hughes Stoke City manager
BBC Local Live
BBC Local Live
A man's been jailed for his part in a crash between two bikes in which another man died.
Staffordshire Police says Philip Gray, 37, from Oldbury, died after the crash on the A5 in Fazeley near Tamworth in November 2015.Copyright: Google
Steven Porton was found guilty of dangerous driving earlier this month.
Today the 29-year-old from Windrush Close, Walsall was jailed at Stafford Crown Court for 12 months and banned from driving for three-and-a-half years.
The BBC is running an election panel, asking voters for their thoughts ahead of 8 June.
Labour has proposed the railways should be re-nationalised. What are your views? What other transport or infrastructure issues need tackling, in your view, if any?Copyright: BBC
Beatrice Benson, Shrewsbury: "I believe franchising has improved the railways massively, and although prices for train journeys are at an all time high, I don't see the solution lying in re-nationalisation."
Rachel, Stoke: "I believe that they should be re-nationalised following the end of the franchise deal with private railway companies. This would allow the government to control the rising prices of rail tickets and may make the railway service more reliable. It would also allow the government to reap in the profit currently being made by private companies, such as Virgin."
Paul Cheshire, Shrewsbury: "Yes they should."
Burton Albion have made their first signing of the summer by agreeing a two-year deal with Rochdale midfielder Matty Lund.
The 26-year-old's contract at Spotlands expires at the end of June.Copyright: Getty Images
Twice capped by Northern Ireland, Lund has scored 10 goals in 37 games for Rochdale this season.Quote Message: Playing in the Championship has been an aim of mine for a couple of seasons. It's an opportunity for me to show what I can do at a higher level and I want to show Burton, my family and friends that I can make that step up." from Matty Lund Burton Albion signing
Tomorrow will be a day of sunny spells and scattered showers.
Here's a full forecast looking ahead to what's instore this weekend...
BBC Midlands Today
A Stoke-on-Trent ceramics firm has opened a new £3m headquarters today.
Valentine Clays' new warehouse and distribution facility in Fenton will include gallery space and a new workshop.
The firm says it hopes to double the number of people it employs over the next three years.
A former Stoke City player says dementia has ruined his life.
Ronald Spiers was a midfielder for the Potters but says a brain scan in 2007 revealed he had the condition.Copyright: Getty Images
It comes as the Royal British Legion says more nurses are being employed to help those with dementia and their families.
People qualify for help from a specialist Admiral Nurse by having served in the British armed force - Ron Spiers was in the Territorial Army.
He and his wife Lorraine, who's his main carer, say the nurses have been a huge benefit.Quote Message: I lose track of things very, very easily and it's good for me to have somebody I can speak to who is knowledgeable about the actual condition." from Ronald Spiers Former Stoke City player
BBC News Online
Hundreds of police officers in Cheshire have not had up-to-date background checks to ensure they are suitable to serve.
Out of 2,044 total officers with Cheshire Police, figures reveal 928 have not been vetted in line with current policy.Copyright: BBC
Vetting aims to help prevent corruption in the police by checking an officer or potential officer's background.
Out of 48 police forces across the country, 17 responded in full to a request from the BBC under the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act.
About 14,000 police officers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland had not undergone up-to-date checks.
Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary Mike Cunningham said forces "need to address this matter urgently". Cheshire Police have been asked for their response.
BBC Local Live
Fake cigarettes with an estimated street value of about £60,000 have been seized in Staffordshire.
Central Motorway Police Group says officers pulled over a white van on the M6 near Keele Services at around 11:00 today.Copyright: CMPG
They say they found 257,000 counterfeit cigarettes in the vehicle.
The county council says its trading standards team was then called out to recover the cigarettes and have launched an investigation.
BBC Local Live
A man's been jailed after admitting causing the death of a seven-year-old boy who died five days after he was hit by a car.
Kayden Dunn, of Sneyd Green, Stoke-on-Trent, was hit by a Volvo XC90, on Repington Road on 14 April last year.Copyright: Family picture
Today Shakeeb Zamir, 21, also of Sneyd Green, pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving.
He was given a 12-month prison sentence at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court this afternoon.
Port Vale commentator, BBC Radio Stoke
Port Vale have now officially released their retained list after relegation.
Riginio Cicilia (pictured) and Kiko have had their contracts terminated by mutual consent.
Manager Michael Brown is in talks with Andre Bikey, Chris Eagles and Ryan Taylor over possible deals.Copyright: Port Vale FC
In total six players have been released as Brown looks to trim his squad.
Newsreader, BBC Radio Stoke
A man has been arrested as police investigate two suspicious fires in Crewe, one of which left five people in hospital.
Cheshire Police says a woman, three boys and a girl escaped through a downstairs window during a house fire on Wednesday morning on Selworthy Drive.
All five were treated in hospital after breathing in smoke and have since been discharged.Copyright: Google
And last night, the force says there was a shed fire on the same road but no-one was injured.
Detectives say they're keeping an open mind as to whether the two suspicious fires are linked.
The 21-year-old's been arrested on suspicion of arson.