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  1. Updates from Friday 12 May 2017

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  1. New Stafford mayor officially takes up role

    The new mayor of Stafford has been sworn into office. 

    Councillor Aidan Godfrey

    Councillor Aidan Godfrey officially took on the new role at the annual mayor making ceremony at the Gatehouse Theatre. 

    His chosen charities are Staffordshire Women's Aid and Community Link Stafford and District.

  2. Football: Stoke miss out on top ten Premier League finish

    BBC Radio Stoke Sport

    Stoke City defender Eric Pieters says the squad is disappointed they will miss out on a top-10 finish for the first time in four seasons. 

    Stoke City vs Arsenal

    The Potters lost 4-1 to Arsenal on Saturday, leaving them on 41 points - one short of their worse ever season in the Premier league, with one match to go.

    It's the first time they've failed to achieve a ninth placed finish since manager Mark Hughes took over in 2013.

    Quote Message: You set a goal at the beginning of the season. When you don't get the goal you have to be disappointed." from Eric Pieters Stoke City defender
    Eric PietersStoke City defender
  3. Armed police incident 'over' in Norton

    Staffordshire Police say an incident in Norton has ended "safely" after armed officers responded to an incident at a flat in Pointon Grove.

    Several roads in the area have been shut since about 03:00.

    A man has been detained for treatment and assessment under the Mental Capacity Act following police negotiations.

  4. Mental health trust working 'around the clock' after software issues

    Alex Seftel

    BBC Local Live

    The South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, which runs mental health and learning disability services, was affected by the worldwide cyber-attack on Friday.

    Workers say they couldn't access computer records or landline phones, which use internet access.

    Map showing countries affected in the first few hours of the global cyber attack

    The trust says it's now in the process of bringing services back to normal.

    Quote Message: Over the weekend we've had staff working around the clock really to try and bring systems back up, and that's what we are gradually doing today." from Martin Evans South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
    Martin EvansSouth Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  5. Cyber attack: Hospitals a 'big target' for hackers

    Khia Lewis-Todd

    BBC Local Live

    The only hospital trust in the East Midlands to be affected by Friday's cyber attack was Nottingham University Hospitals - some of its phone lines and email systems were made unavailable. 

    Several others shut down computers as a precautionary measure - including Derby, Burton and Sherwood Forest. 

    Leicester's hospitals posted this on Twitter followed by a message of thanks to their information officer for keeping patient data safe.

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    Andy Watterson who specialises cyber crime from the East Midlands chamber told the BBC he's not surprised the NHS was targeted...

    Hospital
    Quote Message: In the world of the hackers there are some big targets out there and from a reputation perspective these hackers are very interested in these large organisations to try and inflict disruption on them - it's only been a matter of time really before this happened, if not the NHS then somebody else." from Andy Watterson Cyber crime specialist
    Andy WattersonCyber crime specialist
  6. Local surgeries and hospitals 'recovering' from NHS cyber-attack

    Patients are being advised to turn up for hospital appointments today unless contacted and told otherwise.

    Cyber-attack message

    It's after NHS services across the country fell victim to a cyber-attack on Friday

    Royal Stoke University Hospital, the County Hospital in Stafford and Leighton Hospital in Crewe all faced disruption over the weekend due to a malware attack which prevented computer users from accessing their terminals unless they paid a ransom.

  7. Football: Leek Town chase new manager

    Graham McGarry

    BBC Radio Stoke Sport

    Leek Town are targeting Neil Baker as their new manager, BBC Radio Stoke understands.

    Neil Baker

    It's after the Staffordshire Moorlands non-league club last night announced they have parted company with the managerial duo of Anthony Danylyk and Paul Donnelly. 

    Baker is currently the head of recruitment at Crewe Alexandra but is keen to make a return to management. 

  8. Staffordshire Hoard named among top finds

    The Staffordshire Hoard, the largest discovery of Anglo Saxon gold ever found in Britain, is up for a public vote. 

    Treasure 20 is an online poll celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Treasure Act - the law requiring people to report their finds.

    Voting ends at midnight tonight.

    Part of Staffordshire hoard
  9. House fire in Goldenhill

    Firefighters have been tackling a fire at a bungalow in Goldenhill, Stoke-on-Trent 

    They were called to Albany Street shortly before 21:00 last night. 

    It's believed the fire started accidently after a frying pan was left on the hob and the home owner fell asleep.

    They were woken by their smoke alarm and managed to escape, the fire service said.

  10. Evha Jannath: Post-mortem due after Drayton Manor park death

    A post-mortem examination is expected to take place after the death of an 11-year-old at Drayton Manor theme park last Tuesday. 

    Evha Jannath, from Leicester, was on a school trip on Tuesday when she fell from a boat on the Splash Canyon ride.  

    The park reopened over the weekend, following an investigation by police and health and safety officials, but the ride itself and others nearby remained closed.

    Evha Jannath
  11. Watch: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    We can expect showers on and off throughout most of the day and the wind will pick up a little too, with top temperatures of 15C (59F).

    You can find a detailed forecast for your area on the BBC Weather site.

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midland
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    Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe accident, between J10A for M54 and J11 for A460.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M6 northbound between J10a M54 and J11, A460 (Cannock), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Staffordshire - Two lanes closed on M6 northbound between J14, A34 (Stafford North) and J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  14. Shamoon Hafez

    BBC Sport

    Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Olivier Giroud

    Shamoon Hafez

    BBC Sport

    Champions League-chasing Arsenal move within a point of fourth-placed Liverpool with a comfortable Premier League victory over Stoke.

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    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 on M6 northbound between J16, A500 (Crewe) and J17, A534 (Sandbach), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  16. Cup final day

    Birmingham City Ladies v Manchester City Women (17:15 BST)

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    Video caption: Manchester City women: Club must fulfill ambition to win FA Cup - Steph Houghton

    Manchester City will bid to win their first ever Women's FA Cup when they meet 2012 winners Birmingham City at Wembley.

    The 2016 league champions are looking to become the first team to hold all of the main three domestic honours at the same time since Arsenal Ladies in 2011.

    Blues knocked out holders Arsenal and 2015 winners Chelsea to make the final, while Manchester City beat Liverpool.

    It will be the first time either side has featured at the national stadium.

    You can watch live on BBC Two or on this site.