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  1. Man due in court on sexual assault charges

    A man is due in court later charged in connection with a sexual assault in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, on Friday.

    The 28-year-old is facing a total of seven charges including attempted rape, sexual assault and assault, police said.

    He's set to appear at North Staffordshire Justice Centre.

  2. Rail lines blocked between Birmingham and Lichfield

    BBC News Travel

    An incident is blocking rail lines between Birmingham New Street and Lichfield Trent Valley.

    Services are expected to be disrupted until 08:30 with tickets being accepted on local bus routes.

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    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

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

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

  4. Weather warning for wind issued

    Strong winds on Tuesday could cause disruption to transport and loss of power across the West Midlands, the Met Office is warning.

    Weather warning

    A yellow warning for wind has been issued from 12:00 to midnight.

    The storm was named Brendan on Saturday by Irish weather service, Met Éireann.

  5. Fire spreads at 19th century mansion

    A fire has broken out at a 19th century country house outside Nantwich.

    Fire
    Fire

    All three floors of the buidling on Nantwich Road, Tilstone Fearnall, Cheshire, set alight as the fire spread through the building.

    Fire

    Eleven fire engines were at the scene after fire crews were called out on Sunday evening.

    Firefighters have also been undertaking a salvage operation to help recovery any furniture where possible.

    There are no reports of any injuries, the fire service said.

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire northbound severe disruption, at J17 for A534 Old Mill Road Sandbach.

    M6 Cheshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound at 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

  7. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    After a dry and windy morning a band of heavy rain will spread eastwards across the region with highs of 9C (48F).

    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, between J14 for A34 and J15 for A500 D Road.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M6 northbound between J14, A34 (Stafford North) and 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 accident: Staffordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    Staffordshire both ways severe accident, from Chester Road to Kinver Road.

    Staffordshire - Enville Road in Kinver closed and it's heavy in both directions from the Chester Road junction to the Kinver Road junction, because of an accident.

    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 J14 for A34.

    M6 Staffordshire - M6 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at 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

  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 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J12, A5 (Gailey) and 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

  13. 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 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 northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J14, A34 (Stafford North) to 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

  15. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A5271 Staffordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A5271 Staffordshire both ways severe accident, from Trubshawe Street to Westport Lake Road.

    A5271 Staffordshire - A5271 in Longport closed and it's slow in both directions from Wayne Walker roundabout to the Westport Lake Road junction, because of an accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.

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

  16. Envelope update

    Severe congestion: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe congestion, between J14 for A34 and J13 for A449.

    M6 Staffordshire - It's slow and heavier than usual on M6 southbound between J14, A34 (Stafford North) and J13, A449 (Stafford South).

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