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Live Reporting

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  1. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    A cold and frosty morning and then a dry and bright day with sunny intervals expected this afternoon and highs of 9C (48F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A5 Staffordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A5 Staffordshire both ways severe accident, between A41 and A449.

    A5 Staffordshire - A5 closed in both directions between the A41 junction in Weston-under-Lizard and Gailey Island in Gailey, because of an accident.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, between J18 for A54 Middlewich and J17 for A534 Sandbach.

    M6 Cheshire - Heavy traffic and one lane closed on M6 southbound between J18, A54 (Middlewich) and J17, A534 (Sandbach), because of a broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area.

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

  4. Envelope update

    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 and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J13, A449 (Stafford South) and J12, A5 (Gailey), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  5. Kris Holland

    BBC Sport

    Darren Fletcher celebrates

    Kris Holland

    BBC Sport

    Darren Fletcher scores the only goal as Stoke win on the road for the first time this season.

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  6. Envelope update

    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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, at J12 for A5 affecting J11A for M6 Toll.

    M6 Staffordshire - Queuing traffic on M6 northbound at J12, A5 (Gailey), because of a broken down car and all traffic being temporarily held. Congestion to J11a M6 Toll.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe accident, between J15 for A500 and J16 for A500 Crewe.

    M6 Staffordshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M6 northbound between J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J16, A500 (Crewe), because of an accident.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A500 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A500 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, between M6 J15 and M6 J16 Crewe.

    A500 Staffordshire - One lane blocked on A500 northbound between Stoke-On-Trent and Crewe, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire northbound severe disruption, at J17 for A534 Sandbach affecting J16 for A500 Crewe.

    M6 Cheshire - Very slow traffic on M6 northbound at J17, A534 (Sandbach), because of a broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area. Travel time is 20 minutes. Congestion to J16, A500 (Crewe).

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J14, A34 (Stafford North) and J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of an accident.

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

  12. Huge pile of rubbish dumped near canal

    Chris King

    Reporter, BBC Radio Stoke

    A pile of waste believed to be more than 20m (66ft) long has been dumped in Stoke-on-Trent near a canal.

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    Video caption: The pile of waste

    The rubbish has been left by the entrance of the Harecastle Tunnel by Chatterly Road.

    Stoke-on-Trent City Council and the Environment Agency say they’re investigating to find out who’s responsible.

  13. Wildlife group could change understanding of skylarks

    David Gregory-Kumar

    Science correspondent, BBC Midlands Today

    A wildlife group in Brewood is changing the way skylarks are caught and tracked.

    It has been using a thermal imaging camera to help track down and trap the birds at night, when they are roosting, and as a result they have gone from ringing the odd skylark every decade to hundreds over the course of a few months.

    Skylark

    The West Midland Bird Club and the Brewood ringers have been using it on three farms around Penkridge.

    This will revolutionise what we know about skylarks, especially if more groups borrow this camera or even buy their own.