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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, from J17 for A534 Old Mill Road Sandbach to J16 for A500 Stoke-On-Trent.

    M6 Cheshire - Temporary closure and stationary on M6 southbound from J17, A534 (Sandbach) to J16, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of a police investigation.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, from J12 for A5 to J11 for A460.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J12, A5 (Gailey) to J11, A460 (Cannock), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. 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 break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Cheshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J18, A54 (Middlewich) and J17, A534 (Sandbach), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. 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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A5 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A5 Staffordshire northbound severe accident, from A453 Bonehill Road to M6 Toll JT4.

    A5 Staffordshire - A5 closed northbound from the A453 Bonehill Road junction in Mile Oak to Weeford Interchange in Weeford, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  7. Your photos: Murky views

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It may have been a murky old day on the weather front but our local BBC Weather Watchers still snapped some great views across the West Midlands.

    Here are three from users Mr Twister, in Leek, Staffordshire; Snapper Simon, in Church Stretton, Shropshire; and Littleacorns, in Southam, Warwickshire.

    Leek
    Church Stretton
    Southam
  8. Fire-hit pony rescue centre thanks 'unbelievable' support

    Jennie Aitken

    Reporter, BBC Radio Stoke

    A pony rescue centre which was devastated by fire in August is hoping to have its stables rebuilt by the new year.

    The fire in August

    A faulty generator was blamed by Staffordshire Fire Service for the blaze which swept through Elverra Pony Rescue, near Eccleshall.

    All the horses, along with two dogs, were led to safety by firefighters but all the stables along with bedding and offices were wiped out.

    More than £7,000 was raised for the centre via crowdfunding and it's had donations from places as far away as the New Forest.

    Yard manager Sheila Bailey said: "Hopefully we'll go into 2020 with all new stables, rugs, hay, everything. We've got so much stuff to start off the new year with, it's unbelievable."

  9. Man seriously hurt in street attack

    A man suffered a serious injury after being pushed to the ground and kicked by two men on a street in Crewe, police said.

    Nantwich Road, Crewe

    The 48-year-old was walking on Nantwich Road on Sunday morning when Cheshire Police said two men, who he didn't know, came up to him.

    They started shouting at him before pushing him over and attacking him.

    The victim needed hospital treatment but officers said he had since been discharged.

  10. Delays of nearly an hour on M6

    BBC News Travel

    Drivers are being warned of long delays of nearly an hour on the M6 in both directions in Staffordshire this afternoon after two breakdowns.

    Highways England said the northbound side was also seeing a higher than usual amount of traffic between J12 and J14 on top of a broken down van in lane four.

    While, on the southbound side, they had cleared a breakdown between J15, near Stoke-on-Trent, and J14, for Stafford, but there are still delays of more than 40 minutes.

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, between J15 for A500 D Road and Stafford Services.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and queues on M6 southbound between J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and Stafford Services, because of a car that's broken down. In the roadworks area.

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

  12. 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 - One lane closed and queues on M6 northbound between J12, A5 (Gailey) and J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of a break down. In the roadworks area.

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

  13. Cloudy and mainly dry for next 24 hours

    BBC Weather

    Tonight's set to stay cloudy and dry with some mist in places. Low: 6C/43F.

    Sheep in Longnor, Shropshire

    The weekend's then expected to start grey and misty with some drizzle around before turning generally dry and cloudy. High 10C/50F.

    Get a latest forecast at any time from the BBC Weather website.

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, from J17 for A534 Old Mill Road Sandbach to J16 for A500 Stoke-On-Trent.

    M6 Cheshire - One lane closed and queues on M6 southbound from J17, A534 (Sandbach) to J16, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of a break down.

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