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Summary

  1. Police dismiss claims parts of Stoke-on-Trent like "a war zone"
  2. Burton and Crewe get slice of £100m A&E cash
  3. Blocked driveway note met with anger
  4. Hidden 19th Century washroom set to open to public
  5. Updates from Friday 21 April 2017

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By Allen Cook

All times stated are UK

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    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    After a chilly start, sunshine will turn a little hazier later in the afternoon as a veil of cloud moves in from the northwest. 

    It will be a dry day with light winds across the board - highs of 12C (54F).  

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    Video caption: Weather for the West Midlands.
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