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Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Good morning

    Welcome to the BBC Local Live service for the North West of England

    We’ll be here today with the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates until 18:00.

  2. Beacons lit at end of Remembrance Day

    About 1,000 beacons were lit at the end of Remembrance Day commemorations last night to mark a return to the light of peace after the horrors of World War One.

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    Video caption: The beacons were lit to signify a return to peace

    Fires were lit in Rugeley, Stone, Cound, Worcester, the Malvern Hills, Kempsey and Ross-on-Wye among others across the West Midlands.

    Beacon in Cound
  3. Thousands take part in Remembrance Day events

    More than 10,000 people gathered at the National Memorial Arboretum this weekend to mark the end of World War One.

    Arboretum

    Organisers said the Staffordshire service was a culmination of four years of events to encourage younger generations to learn about the war.

    Arboretum

    Beacons were lit in towns and cities across the UK, including Rugeley, Staffordshire. to reflect the power of light over darkness.

    Rugeley service
  4. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It should be a dry day with sunny spells with a few scattered showers this afternoon and highs of 10C (50F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  5. 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 and slow traffic northbound at J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, from J14 for A5013 to J15 for A500.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J14, A5013 (Stafford North) to J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, from J15 for A500 to J14 for A5013.

    M6 Staffordshire - Lane closed on M6 southbound from J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) to J14, A5013 (Stafford North), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, from J15 for A500 to J14 for A5013.

    M6 Staffordshire - Lane closed on M6 southbound from J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) to J14, A5013 (Stafford North), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, from J10 for A5 Watling Street to J9 for A446 Lichfield Road J10 Curdworth.

    M42 Warwickshire - M42 blocked southbound from J10, A5 (Tamworth) in Freasley to J9, A446 (Curdworth) in Warwickshire, because of all traffic being temporarily held and an overturned vehicle.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A5 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A5 Staffordshire northbound severe accident, from Ventura Park Road to Kinsall Green.

    A5 Staffordshire - A5 Watling Street in Tamworth closed northbound from the Ventura Park Road junction to the Kinsall Green junction, because of an accident.

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, from J12 for A5 to J13 for A449.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J12, A5 (Gailey) to J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, from J18 for A54 Middlewich Road Middlewich to J17 for A534 Old Mill Road Sandbach.

    M6 Cheshire - Queuing traffic on M6 southbound from J18, A54 (Middlewich) to J17, A534 (Sandbach), because of an obstruction on the road. In the roadworks area.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, from J15 for A500 to J14 for A5013.

    M6 Staffordshire - Slow traffic on M6 southbound from J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) to J14, A5013 (Stafford North), because of all traffic being temporarily held and emergency repairs.

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

  14. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, from J10 for A454 Wolverhampton to J11 for A460.

    M6 West Midlands - All traffic being temporarily held and an accident involving lorry and two cars on M6 northbound from J10, A454 (Wolverhampton) to J11, A460 (Cannock).

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

  15. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A53 Staffordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A53 Staffordshire both ways severe accident, at Norton Drive.

    A53 Staffordshire - A53 Leek New Road in Stoke-on-Trent partially blocked and slow traffic in both directions at the Norton Drive junction, because of an accident.

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

  16. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, from J14 for A5013 to J15 for A500.

    M6 Staffordshire - All traffic being temporarily held and emergency repairs on M6 northbound from J14, A5013 (Stafford North) to J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent).

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