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  1. Concerns for missing 14-year-old girl

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    A 14-year-old girl has been reported missing from Swadlincote, Derbyshire.

    Police said Caitlin Wright was last seen near Primark in Burton at about 11:30 yesterday and believe she may have travelled to Birmingham.

    Caitlin Wright
  2. Around the web: Drama student lives at homeless centre

    Stoke-on-Trent Live

    From the Stoke-on-Trent Live website:

  3. Your photos: Spectacular sunset

    BBC Weather Watchers

    We've had dozens of photos from our BBC Weather Watchers showing yesterday's spectacular sunset.

    Here are three from users Raj's Range in Telford, Shropshire, Lukazure in Leintwardine, Herefordshire and Mr Twister in Leek, Staffordshire:

    Telford
    Leintwardine
    Leek
  4. More towns and cities given £25m to save shops

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    Four towns and cities in the West Midlands will get up to £25m each to help save their local shops, the government's announced.

    Centre of Coventry

    Having already named 101 places last summer to benefit from their Future High Streets Fund, ministers said a further 20 areas would also get support and they've named 14 today.

    In this region, they are:

    • Staffordshire Moorlands - Cheadle
    • Birmingham - Stirchley
    • Coventry - Coventry City Centre
    • Sandwell - West Bromwich Town Centre

    The government said the support they'd each get would include "access to cutting-edge research", online training and use of local footfall data.

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J14, A34 (Stafford North) to J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  6. House fire in Leek 'started deliberately'

    Jack Dowling

    Journalist, BBC Radio Stoke

    A house fire in Staffordshire is believed to have been started deliberately.

    The fire took place on Britannia Street, Leek, yesterday afternoon.

    No-one was hurt and the fire in the front room was put out by 16:00.

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, at M6.

    M6 Staffordshire - M6 lane closed on slip road into the services southbound at M6, Keele Services, because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. A sunny and clear day

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter

    Any early mist and fog should lift to leave a mainly fine day with sunny spells. High: 10C/50F.

    Video content

    Video caption: Kaye Forster

    Then staying dry this evening with clear spells before turning more cloudy through the night. Low: 5C/41F.

    Stay up-to-date with the BBC Weather website.

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

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

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, at J12 for A5.

    M6 Staffordshire - M6 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J12, A5 (Gailey), because of a broken down van.

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, between J15 for A500 D Road and J14 for A34.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J14, A34 (Stafford North), because of a break down. 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 - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J18, A54 (Middlewich) to J17, A534 (Sandbach), because of emergency repairs.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, at J15 for A500 D Road.

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

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

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) to J14, A34 (Stafford North), because of a car that's broken down. Traffic is coping well.

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