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Summary

  1. Anger over cuts to rail services from Staffordshire stations
  2. Children playing with lighters' leave home 'uninhabitable' after blaze
  3. Swan 'covered in petrol' rescued from lake
  4. Stoke City sign Dutch defender on five-year deal for £7m
  5. Updates on Friday 11 August 2017

Live Reporting

By Allen Cook

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Staffordshire - Three lanes closed on M6 northbound between J12, A5 (Gailey) and J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of an accident.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire southbound severe accident, between J16 for A500 Crewe and J15 for A500.

    M6 Cheshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M6 southbound between J16, A500 (Crewe) and J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of an accident involving two cars.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Staffordshire - Heavy traffic and one lane closed on M6 northbound between J12, A5 (Gailey) and J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  4. Video content

    Video caption: 'I lost half my bodyweight in 12 months'

    Emma Halford, 31, used to weigh more than 15st. Now she's turned her life around and wants to help others.

  5. Video content

    Video caption: Everton 1-0 Stoke: Mark Hughes says Rooney was the difference

    Stoke City manager Mark Hughes says his side matched Everton despite their summer spending but Wayne Rooney was the difference, scoring the winner in a 1-0 defeat.

  6. Video content

    Video caption: Everton 1-0 Stoke: Special moment to score winning goal - Wayne Rooney
  7. Video content

    Video caption: Everton 1-0 Stoke: Wayne Rooney different class - Ronald Koeman
  8. Mark Hughes' best bits

    Mark Hughes is an early contender for most facially animated manager of the year judging by these images from Goodison today. Has a way to go before he can usurp a certain German manager though.

    Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughes
  9. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Stoke

    Everton's Wayne Rooney has touched the ball more times in his own penalty area than Stoke's yet the former Manchester United forward's goal still separates the sides at Goodison Park.

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  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, at J15 for A500.

    M6 Staffordshire - M6 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  11. Envelope update

    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

  12. Good and bad PL kits

    Man Utd v Southampton

    To mark the Premier League's 25th anniversary we take a look at 10 of the most extraordinary kits of that era.

    Some are good, some are bad, some look like a sixth-former designed them in MS Paint, but each tells its own story.

    For most that is of the culture and fashion of the times, but there are also nods to history and of course the influence of sponsors and owners.

    Head here to see the kits. You may need to put on some sunglasses first.

  13. Premier League predictor

    Premier League predictor

    BBC Sport's Premier League Predictor game is back - and this season you can take on pundit Mark Lawrenson.

    More than 200,000 people played last season, and you can register to take part now - it takes less than a minute to get set up.

    If you played last season's version, you will have automatically been entered into the new game, along with any leagues you were involved in.

    Head here to take part