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Wet day turning to dry night

Rebecca Wood

BBC Midlands Today

After all the rain we should be in for a largely dry night - here's the full forecast, including for the start of your weekend:

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Keep up-to-date with the weather where you are at any other time by heading to the BBC Weather website.

LDRS: Business rates written off as 'unrecoverable'

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Stories covered by the Local Democracy Reporting Service in Staffordshire:

  • Business rate debts worth more than £146,000 are being written off by Tamworth Borough Council, because they are said to be "no longer recoverable".
  • Stone Town Council, Chebsey Parish Council and Yarnfield and Cold Meece Parish Council will petition the House of Lords High Speed Rail Bill Select Committee, to oppose plans for a railhead near Stone.
  • An enforcement order has been served on a man who has continued to sell garden machinery from a domestic garage in Stafford, despite being told to stop.

Two arrested after armed robbery

Two men have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at a shop in Leek on Tuesday

Staffordshire Police said officers were called to Premier Stores in Southbank Street at around 22:00 on 13 August to reports of a man with what appeared to be a pistol demanding cash.

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A "large amount of money was taken from the till", police said.

The arrested men are aged 33 and 29 and both from Leek.