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Summary

  1. Man dies in house fire
  2. Getaway car photo released after security guard robbery
  3. Lab tests carried out to solve cracked paving problem
  4. Self-mutilating dog costs charity £10k in vet bills
  5. Updates from Friday 7 April 2017

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By Allen Cook

All times stated are UK

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    Severe accident: A34 Staffordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A34 Staffordshire both ways severe accident, between Pottal Pool Road and Common Lane.

    A34 Staffordshire - A34 in Huntington closed in both directions between the Pottal Pool Road junction and the Common Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

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

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A34 Staffordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A34 Staffordshire both ways severe accident, between Pottal Pool Road and Common Lane.

    A34 Staffordshire - A34 in Huntington closed in both directions between the Pottal Pool Road junction and the Common Lane junction, because of an accident. Police directing traffic. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe disruption: A500 Staffordshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A500 Staffordshire westbound severe disruption, after Alsager Road.

    A500 Staffordshire - Queuing traffic on A500 westbound in Audley after Audley Turn Off, because of a traffic light failure.

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

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    Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe accident, at J12 for A5 affecting J13 for A449.

    M6 Staffordshire - Queuing traffic and the main road is closed, with traffic being routed around the junction and back on again, on M6 southbound at J12, A5 (Gailey), because of a multi-vehicle accident. Congestion to J13, A449 (Stafford South).

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: Staffordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    Staffordshire both ways severe disruption, between School Lane and Padbury Lane.

    Staffordshire - Common Side in Gentleshaw closed in both directions between the School Lane junction and the Padbury Lane junction. Also affecting Chorley Road between Lower Lane and Padbury Lane, Rugeley Road between A5190 Lichfield Road and Lower Lane and Redmoor Road between Common Side and Hayfield Hill.

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

  7. Football

    Joe Rowley scores his first goal to give Chesterfield a victory over Port Vale that keeps their slender League One survival hopes alive for another week.

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    Severe disruption: Staffordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    Staffordshire both ways severe disruption, between Draycott Cross Road and Uttoxeter Road.

    Staffordshire - Cheadle Road blocked and slow traffic in both directions between the Draycott Cross Road junction and the Uttoxeter Road junction, because of a fallen tree.

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

  9. Neil Johnston

    BBC Sport

    Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring against Stoke

    Neil Johnston

    BBC Sport

    Liverpool come from behind to beat Stoke City in a dramatic game and stay on course for a top-four Premier League finish.

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  10. Video content

    Video caption: Stoke 1-2 Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp says Reds won despite 'low batteries'
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    Severe accident: B5043 Staffordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    B5043 Staffordshire both ways severe accident, between A34 London Road and A519 Clayton Road.

    B5043 Staffordshire - B5043 Brook Lane in Newcastle-Under-Lyme blocked and very slow traffic in both directions between Grosvenor Roundabout and the A519 Clayton Road junction, because of an accident.

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

  12. Garth praises officials

    Garth Crooks

    Former Spurs striker on Final Score

    It's not very often I commend the officials, but there have been two offside decisions that have been spot on. One for Shaqiri and one for Rondon. Both offside and the officials were spot on.

    The assistant referees of late have been absolutely spot on, so credit where credit is due.

  13. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball

    Woodburn

    Chris Hickman: Let's get behind the team, the kids have great promise

    Chris Collins: To miserable Liverpool fans. The Spurs side 2 years ago looked very green. Look at them now! Have a bit of faith. 

  14. 'Good luck to the kids'

    Stoke 0-0 Liverpool

    Dion Dublin

    Former Leicester and Man Utd forward on Final Score

    I love seeing young, British players coming through and get a chance, especially at a club like Liverpool. There's a lot of pressure on the young lads but I hope they do well.

    To put on a Liverpool shirt so young, with that pressure, I say good luck to the kids.

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    #bbcfootball

    Stevey Gee: Always great to see fans give up at the first hurdle and be defeated before the games started.. LFC "FANS".

    Ash: Klopp might expect Stoke to defend. Three man defence against counters. Wingers and wing-backs for width and crosses at Origi?

    KZS: Depressing selection by Klopp. The lack of transfers in January will cost us dear. Have CL footy in our grasp but could blow it.