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What's the weather got in store today?

BBC Weather

Today will be dry with sunny spells and just a few patches of fair-weather cloud and highs of 20C (68F).

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Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, between J18 for A54 Middlewich and J17 for A534 Sandbach affecting J19 for A556.

M6 Cheshire - Slow traffic on M6 southbound between J18, A54 (Middlewich) and J17, A534 (Sandbach), because of an earlier overturned lorry. In the roadworks area. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J19, A556 (Knutsford).

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

Swansea fans

Dafydd Pritchard

BBC Sport Wales at the Liberty Stadium

Swansea City's relegation from the Premier League is confirmed with defeat by Stoke as emotions run high at the Liberty Stadium.

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Josh Charnley celebrates one of his two tries against Toronto

Indiscipline costs 12-man Toronto as Warrington score 12 tries to cruise into the Challenge Cup quarter-finals.

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Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, between J17 for A534 Sandbach and J16 for A500 Crewe.

M6 Cheshire - Stationary traffic on M6 southbound between J17, A534 (Sandbach) and J16, A500 (Crewe), because of all traffic being temporarily held and a police incident.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, between J15 for A500 and J13 for A449.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

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M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, 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 a vehicle fire. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Staffordshire southbound severe accident, at J12 for A5.

M6 Staffordshire - Queuing traffic on M6 southbound at J12, A5 (Gailey), because of all traffic being temporarily held and an accident involving a car.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, between J11 for A460 and J12 for A5.

M6 Staffordshire - Lane closed on M6 northbound between J11, A460 (Cannock) and J12, A5 (Gailey), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe accident: A50 Staffordshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A50 Staffordshire both ways severe accident, at B5371 The Avenue.

A50 Staffordshire - A50 Liverpool Road in Kidsgrove closed and heavy traffic in both directions at the B5371 The Avenue junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: A460 Staffordshire both ways

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A460 Staffordshire both ways severe accident, between M6 J11 and M54 J1 Wolverhampton.

A460 Staffordshire - A460 in Shareshill closed and queuing traffic in both directions between Cannock and Wolverhampton, because of an accident involving vehicle into tree.

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

In the papers: Burton Mail

Burton Mail

Among Burton Mail stories today:

Channel 4 headquarters

The English city and Welsh town make the first cross-border bid for the broadcaster's new headquarters.

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Arrest after school car theft and crash

A man has been arrested after a car was stolen from a primary school and then crashed into the gates.

Staffordshire Police says it was called to St John's Primary School in Trent Vale at about 13:00.

St John's Primary School in Trent Vale
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A woman in a nearby gym car park was assaulted as someone tried to steal her car.

Members of the public detained a man until the police arrived.

The arrested man is said to be receiving medical support.

North West weather: Mainly cloudy with some rainy spells

BBC Weather

A mainly cloudy evening with outbreaks of rain, which could be heavy. Long clear spells developing in the early hours.

Saturday will be a mostly dry day with spells of sunshine, although more cloud is likely later in the day and there is a risk of some rain in the evening.

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School's mission to make roads safer

Liz Copper

Reporter, BBC Midlands Today

There's growing concern over the number of children killed or injured in road accidents near schools.

In 2016, there were more than 3,500 casualties under the age of 11, according to the Road Safety Observatory.

Thistley Hough Academy in Stoke-on-Trent is getting drivers to sign a pledge that they'll take extra care as they're driving past.

Students from Thistley Hough Academy outside the school
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There are plans to improve road junctions near the school, including adding a new crossing and railings.

Students are going to be carrying out their own speed survey to see whether drivers are slowing down.

A cardboard cut out, outside the school
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Thistley Hough Academy’s road safety campaign #cutout