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Live Reporting

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  1. Flooded roads after heavy rain

    Several roads have been flooded today in Cheshire after heavy rain through the morning.

    Part of the A51 Nantwich Road, Calverley, near Nantwich, has been shut by Cheshire East Council so water can be pumped away.

    Gresty Lane, Shavington

    While Gresty Lane in Shavington, near Crewe, is also closed due to flooding, Cheshire Police said.

  2. Trains cancelled as railway lines flooded

    BBC News Travel

    Trains are now being cancelled between Crewe and Chester due to the railway lines being flooded.

    National Rail Enquiries tweeted disruption would now last until at least 14:00 and buses were replacing services "where available".

  3. Around the web: Drawings released of new holiday park

    Stoke-on-Trent Live

    A few of the stories making the headlines on the Stoke-on-Trent Live website:

  4. Flooded railway lines delay trains

    BBC News Travel

    Train passengers are facing delays between Crewe and Chester this morning due to flooded railway lines.

    Disruption's expected until at least 11:00, National Rail Enquiries tweeted, and added services could be delayed by up to 25 minutes.

    Flooded railway lines
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    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, from J13 for A449 to J14 for A34.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M6 northbound from J13, A449 (Stafford South) to J14, A34 (Stafford North), because of a break down.

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

  6. Pantomime postponed as venue unfinished

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    A town's pantomime has been delayed by more than a month after the reopening of a Grade II listed entertainment venue was put back.

    The closed Tamworth Assembly Rooms

    Tamworth Assembly Rooms closed in February 2016 so the building could be regenerated and it was due to reopen at the end of the month.

    But the borough council says extra works are needed to safely finish off the work and it can't reopen until the new year.

    As a result, most of the scheduled shows have been put back to new dates, including this year’s performance of Aladdin which the council says makes up most of the ticket sales.

    Instead of over 10 days from 14 December, the show's now due to take place over eight days from 18 January, with the council offering the new dates or a full refund.

  7. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    It will be a largely dry and cloudy day with highs of 8C (46F).

    Video content

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

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, from J14 for A34 to J15 for A500 D Road.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and it's heavy on M6 northbound from J14, A34 (Stafford North) to J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of a break down.

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

  9. 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 - M6 partially blocked, two lanes closed and long delays northbound between J12, A5 (Gailey) and J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of a break down. Congestion to J11 (Cannock), which is having a knock on effect onto the A460. Traffic is slow on surrounding routes, including the A5 around the Gailey Island and on the Northbound A449 towards Penkridge. Many routes across Cannock are also busy as traffic finds an alt. Travel time is 30 minutes.

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

  10. Long motorway delays after multi-vehicle crash

    BBC News Travel

    There are delays of at least an hour on the M6 this evening following a multi-vehicle crash.

    It happened on the northbound carriageway between junction 12 for Cannock and 13 for Stafford. It's believed a lorry, van and two cars are involved.

    Traffic was temporarily held on the route. Emergency services are at the scene and one lane has been reopened.

    Around 50 litres of oil have been spilled.

  11. Video content

    Video caption: Daughter calls for change in laws on assisted dying

    The daughter of a woman cleared of murdering her terminally ill husband has called for a change in laws on assisted dying.

  12. More rain on the way tonight

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    After the showers this afternoon, it's set to turn drier this evening but more rain's on the way overnight:

    Video content

    Video caption: Rich Davis

    You can get the latest forecast for your area by going to the BBC Weather website.

  13. Your photos: Bonfire night fireworks displays

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It looks like the BBC Weather Watchers were out at firework displays last night.

    This collection includes pictures taken in Tamworth, Stone and Endon.

    Tamworth fireworks
    Stone fireworks
    Endon fireworks
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    Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Staffordshire - Temporary closure and stationary 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

  15. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, from J13 for A449 to J14 for A34.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M6 northbound from J13, A449 (Stafford South) to J14, A34 (Stafford North), because of a break down.

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

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    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, between J10 for A454 Wolverhampton Road Wolverhampton and J10A for M54.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J10, A454 (Wolverhampton) and J10a M54, because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  17. Driver witness appeal after serious sex attack

    Jodie Looker

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Stoke

    Police are trying to trace the driver of a car who may have witnessed a serious sexual assault.

    Stoke Road entrance of park

    A woman in her 30s was attacked last night in Hanley Park, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire Police said.

    The driver officers wish to contact is a potential witness and not a suspect, the force stresses. Police said he was in a silver Peugeot hatchback at the junction of Avenue Road and Stoke Road.

    Officers are also checking CCTV footage and appealing for anyone with dashcam video of the area at about 18:15 to contact them.