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Summary

  1. New 24-hour emergency mental health team for Staffordshire
  2. Colleges complete merger with 11,000 students
  3. Football: Burton's Ben Turner banned for racial abuse
  4. Saido Berahino: Former manager Tony Pulis says 'life is too short' to dwell on the past
  5. Updates from Friday 31 March 2017

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By Allen Cook

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, between J10 for A454 and J10A for M54.

    M6 West Midlands - Two lanes closed and very slow traffic on M6 northbound between J10, A454 (Wolverhampton) and J10a M54, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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    Severe accident: A38 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A38 Staffordshire southbound severe accident, between A5121 and A5121.

    A38 Staffordshire - A38 in Burton Upon Trent closed and queuing traffic southbound between Clay Mills and Branston Interchange, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: A50 Staffordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A50 Staffordshire both ways severe accident, between A522 Uttoxeter and A521 Blythe Bridge Roundabout.

    A50 Staffordshire - A50 closed and slow traffic in both directions between Uttoxeter in Beamhurst and Blythe Bridge Roundabout in Saverley Green, because of an accident involving 2 vehicles.

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

  4. Amy Lofthouse

    BBC Sport

    Jamie Vardy & Christian Fuchs

    Amy Lofthouse

    BBC Sport

    Wilfred Ndidi and Jamie Vardy score as Leicester City beat Stoke City and register their fourth consecutive Premier League win.

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    Video caption: Leicester 2-0 Stoke: Potters lacked quality - Hughes

    Stoke City manager Mark Hughes says his side lacked quality as the Potters slipped to a 2-0 defeat to Leicester City.

  6. Video content

    Video caption: Leicester 2-0 Stoke: Foxes still not safe - Craig Shakespeare

    Leicester City interim manager Craig Shakespeare insists the Foxes are still not safe from relegation despite a 2-0 home win to Stoke City to make it four consecutive victories.

  7. 'One of the best'

    Leicester 1-0 Stoke

    Jason Roberts

    Former West Brom striker on Final Score

    It's an incredible goal. Absolutely one of the best goals I've seen! 

    Wilfred Ndidi celebrates
  8. Team news

    Leicester v Stoke (15:00 BST)

    Leicester name Demarai Gray in their starting line-up. He comes in for Marc Albrighton, who misses out through illness.   

    Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Simpson, Huth, Benalouane, Fuchs, Ndidi, Drinkwater, Mahrez, Gray, Okazaki, Vardy  

    Leicester

    Geoff Cameron isn't fit enough to start for Stoke after picking up an injury on international duty. Glenn Whelan comes back into central midfield and Glen Johnson replaces Phil Bardsley, who is suspended. 

    Stoke XI:  Grant; Johnson, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Pieters; Arnautovic, Whelan, Allen, Ramadan; Walters; Berahino.  

    Stoke
  9. Our live coverage across the day

    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.

  10. On Midlands Today from 18:30: Stoke striker speaks out on drugs ban and leaving West Brom

    Dan Pallett

    BBC Midlands Today Sport

    On Midlands Today this evening, we'll have reaction to the Stoke City striker Saido Berahino saying he failed a drugs test earlier this season because someone spiked his drink in a nightclub. 

    Saido Berahino

    The former West Brom player's also had some strong words to say about his previous club and why he joined the Potters. 

    We'll have more and reaction to what he's said on BBC One from 18:30 .

  11. Second phase of 'major road' works starting

    Allen Cook

    BBC Local Live

    The second part of work to resurface a road  in Congleton starts this weekend.

    Manchester Road, Congleton

    Over the next two days, Cheshire East Council says staff will be working to finish work on Manchester Road between Lower Heath and Macclesfield Road/Manchester Road junction

    Earlier this month they resurfaced a stretch of Macclesfield Road and say they'll look to finish with a different part of that road next month.

  12. Football: Injury concerns mount for Burton ahead of Huddersfield game

    BBC Sport

    The Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough will assess a returning international quartet of players ahead of their game tomorrow at Huddersfield Town. 

    Jackson Irvine (pictured), Tom Flanagan, Cauley Woodrow and Lasse Vigen Christensen will be checked. 

    Jackson Irvine

    John Brayford, Kyle McFadzean and Luke Murphy suffered knocks in the loss to Brentford and will also be assessed. 

    The Brewers have lost only one of their last seven league games while Huddersfield have won seven and lost just one of their last nine home league games.

  13. Watch: Latest weather forecast

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Weather

    Find out what the weekend has in store.

    You can also get latest forecasts at any other time from the  BBC Weather website .

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    Video caption: Rebecca Wood has your forecast
  14. 'Contamination' warning over cost-cutting bin changes

    Allen Cook

    BBC Local Live

    People in parts of Staffordshire are being warned their garden waste bins will not be emptied after tomorrow if food rubbish is found in them.

    East Staffordshire Borough Council's changed collections from 1 April in an attempt to save around £280,000 a year.

    Bins being collected

    The authority says composting food waste is expensive so it wants residents to now put it in their main grey bin. 

    If they don't, the council says its bin men will class it as "contamination" in the garden waste bin and they won't be collected.

  15. Football: Crewe were 'punching well below' their weight this season - Callum Cooke

    Graham McGarry

    Crewe Alexandra commentator, BBC Radio Stoke

    Midfielder Callum Cooke says the Crewe Alexandra team has come along way since he made his debut for the club in January. 

    Callum Cooke

    The Middlesbrough loanee was part of the team that lost 4-0 at Exeter. 

    Since then, the Alex have won six of the 10 games they've played.

    Quote Message: When I came in the changing room, I looked around and I thought we've got some good players in here, we're punching well below our weight. I think it's starting to show now that we're creeping up the table a bit and rightly so." from Callum Cooke Crewe Alexandra loanee
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