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The lorry being recovered

The southbound carriageway between junctions 18 and 17 was closed throughout the day on Sunday.

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Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, between J14 for A34 and J15 for A500.

M6 Staffordshire - Slow traffic on M6 northbound between J14, A34 (Stafford North) and J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is ten minutes.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, between J11 for A460 and J10A for M54.

M6 Staffordshire - Slow traffic on M6 southbound between J11, A460 (Cannock) and J10a M54, because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, between J10 for A454 and J11 for A460.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J10, A454 (Wolverhampton) and J11, A460 (Cannock), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A449 Staffordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A449 Staffordshire northbound severe accident, at A463 Wodehouse Lane.

A449 Staffordshire - A449 Stourbridge Road in Wombourne partially blocked and slow traffic northbound at Wodehouse Island, because of an accident involving a vehicle on its side.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M42 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M42 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between J9 for M6 Toll and J10 for A5.

M42 Warwickshire - Slow traffic on M42 northbound between J9, M6 Toll (Curdworth) and J10, A5 (Tamworth), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M42 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M42 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between J10 for A5 and J11 for A42.

M42 Warwickshire - Slow traffic on M42 northbound between J10, A5 (Tamworth) and J11, A42 (Burton Upon Trent), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, between J18 for A54 Middlewich and J17 for A534 Sandbach.

M6 Cheshire - Queuing traffic on M6 southbound between J18, A54 (Middlewich) and J17, A534 (Sandbach), because of an earlier overturned vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cheshire northbound severe disruption, between J16 for A500 Crewe and J17 for A534 Sandbach.

M6 Cheshire - One lane blocked on M6 northbound between J16, A500 (Crewe) and J17, A534 (Sandbach), because of cone in the road. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Poole Pottery with closing down banners

Poole Pottery shop, where 33 jobs are going, has been described as being "the heart" of the town.

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Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring for Man City

Saj Chowdhury

BBC Sport

Manchester City produce a scintillating display to overwhelm Stoke and open up a two-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

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Football

Goals from Rhys Browne and Olufela Olomola are enough to secure all three points for Yeovil in a 2-0 victory over Crewe.

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Football

Tom Pope's brace helps end Port Vale's run of 11 games without a win as they comfortably beat Cheltenham.

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Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, at J17 for A534 Sandbach.

M6 Cheshire - Queuing traffic and two lanes closed on M6 southbound at J17, A534 (Sandbach), because of a broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M6 Cheshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cheshire southbound severe accident, between J17 for A534 Sandbach and J16 for A500 Crewe.

M6 Cheshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M6 southbound between J17, A534 (Sandbach) and J16, A500 (Crewe), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, between J10 for A454 and J11 for A460.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound between J10, A454 (Wolverhampton) and J11, A460 (Cannock), because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

fireworks at bridge

The Mersey Gateway Bridge is part of the largest infrastructure project in England outside London.

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Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, between J18 for A54 Middlewich and J17 for A534 Sandbach.

M6 Cheshire - Slow traffic and one lane blocked on M6 southbound between J18, A54 (Middlewich) and J17, A534 (Sandbach), because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, between J12 for A5 and J13 for A449.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane blocked on M6 northbound between J12, A5 (Gailey) and J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A500 Staffordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A500 Staffordshire northbound severe accident, at A5007 City Road.

A500 Staffordshire - A500 D Road in Stoke-On-Trent lane closed on exit slip road northbound at City Road Interchange, because of an accident earlier on and debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A51 Staffordshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A51 Staffordshire both ways severe accident, between Bower Lane and B5013 Wolseley Road.

A51 Staffordshire - A51 Wolseley Road in Rugeley closed in both directions between the Bower Lane junction and the B5013 Wolseley Road junction, because of a serious accident. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Bristol City v Burton

Bristol City miss the chance to go second in the Championship as they are held to a goalless draw at home by Burton.

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Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, at J16 for A500 Crewe.

M6 Cheshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M6 southbound at J16, A500 (Crewe), because of a broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cheshire northbound severe disruption, between J16 for A500 Crewe and J17 for A534 Sandbach.

M6 Cheshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M6 northbound between J16, A500 (Crewe) and J17, A534 (Sandbach), because of a broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Watch: Latest weather for the West Midlands

Rebecca Wood

BBC Midlands Today

Patchy rain will ease this evening. It should remain cloudy, but dry, in most places overnight.

It will be a mild and rather muggy night for all, while remaining breezy - 15C (59F).

West Midlands weather

Driver crashes into lamp post

A 76-year-old man is in hospital after a car hit a lamp post in Stoke-on-Trent this morning.

The A50 High Street in Sandyford was closed for over two hours after the crash at about 09:20.

Ambulance car
WMAS

The man was treated at the scene and then taken to hospital, after he fell ill at the wheel.

It caused major delays at the Reginald Mitchell Way junction near to the KFC roundabout, but the road has now been reopened.

Drink drive police officer sacked

A Staffordshire police officer who was convicted of drink driving has been sacked by the force.

PC Thomas Doubtfire, 54, from Kidderminster, and previously based at Wombourne police station, was found guilty at a police hearing of breaching the standards of professional behaviour expected for police officers, amounting to gross misconduct.

Wombourne Police Station
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Birmingham magistrates in August disqualified him for 16 months and ordered him to pay £1,215 for driving while over the limit.

Bus drivers to strike over 'pitiful pay offers'

More than 2,000 bus drivers and engineering staff at Arriva North West are to stage a series of one-day strikes after the breakdown of pay talks, their union said.

Arriva bus
PA

Members of Unite will walk out on 19, 23 and 30 October, affecting bus services throughout the region.

Depots at Birkenhead, Bolton, Bootle, Macclesfield, Runcorn, St Helens, Speke, Southport, Winsford and Wythenshawe will be affected.

=Arriva has not yet commented.

Delays of 45 minutes on M6

BBC News Travel

Good news for drivers stuck in jams on the M6 northbound - traffic has now been released between J14 and J15, Highways England says.

There are still delays of about 45 minutes in the area.

Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, between J11A for M6 Toll and J12 for A5.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M6 northbound between J11a M6 Toll and J12, A5 (Gailey), because of a broken down car.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

In the papers: Appeal as elderly man has cash stolen

Express and Star

Some of the stories the Express and Star are covering today include:

Severe accident: M6 Cheshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cheshire northbound severe accident, before J16 for A500 Crewe.

M6 Cheshire - Queuing traffic on M6 northbound before J16, A500 (Crewe), because of an earlier broken down vehicle and an accident involving a lorry and a car earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Weather: Windy with outbreaks of rain

A mostly cloudy afternoon with outbreaks of rain, some of which may be heavy and persistent further north. It will be windy, especially over hills. Highs of 17C.

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Care company 'could go out of business'

A Staffordshire care company says it could go out of business, after losing a contract with the county council.

The authority has issued new contracts and says it's reducing the number of care companies it works with to improve the service, and give workers better pay and conditions.

Old people
Thinkstock

First Call Home Care has lost its contract for Kidsgrove and Newcastle.

Staffordshire County Council says people's care will not change and those affected by changes will keep their existing carers, until the new company is ready to take over.

Your pictures: Sunrises and sunsets

BBC Weather Watchers

Here's a couple of gorgeous snaps taken by our BBC Weather Watchers.

This first one was taken in Codsall, by Sue Snaps.

Codsall
Sue Snaps

Leek is the setting for the incredible picture taken by Videoman.

Share your weather pictures here.

Leek
Videoman
Pete Mason uses stamps to create portraits of The Queen
Pete Mason creates tributes to the Queen - using her stamps.

In the papers: Man sent threatening messages to ex

The Sentinel

Here are three of the main stories on the Stoke Sentinel website:

Veteran speaks out over support centre closure plan

A veteran who says he's getting his life back, after receiving support from the military charity Combat Stress, is campaigning against plans to close its residential centre in Newport.

Combat Stress says it's responding to increased demand by offering people care in their own homes instead, but Peter Neale says this won't be as good.

Soldiers in Afghanistan
PA

Mr Neale said one of the advantages of the residential centre was that it allowed veterans to support each other.

He has been getting care at Audley Court for nearly 20 years and set up a Facebook page, opposing the closure.

The staff are phenomenal, they make you feel welcome, you feel you can talk to them about anything. With the other veterans there, we support each other. It's like being back in battalion."

Peter NealeVeteran