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Summary

  1. Live updates from Thursday 21 June
  2. Click on related stories for updates from your area

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All times stated are UK

  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J7A for M6 and J8 for M6.

    M42 Warwickshire - Three lanes closed and slow traffic on M42 northbound between J7a M6 and J8 M6, because of debris on the road.

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

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    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J7 for A34 and J6 for A38.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J7, A34 (Great Barr) and J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway, because of debris on the road.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, at J4 for M42.

    M6 Warwickshire - M6 exit slip road to A446 partially blocked northbound at J4, M42 (Coleshill), because of a broken down lorry. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, at J3 for A444.

    M6 Warwickshire - M6 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J7A for M6 and J7 for M6.

    M42 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M42 southbound between J7a M6 and J7 M6, because of emergency repairs.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, at J6 for A38.

    M6 West Midlands - Heavy traffic and one lane closed on M6 northbound at J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway, because of an accident.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, between J14 for A34 and J15 for A500.

    M6 Staffordshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M6 northbound between J14, A34 (Stafford North) and J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, between J15 for A500 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 broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  9. Our live coverage across the day

    Andy Giddings

    BBC News

    We'll be back with the news, sport, travel and weather from 07:00 tomorrow, but keep an eye out here for more updates this evening and into the morning.

  10. Watch: Swan leads train of cygnets

    We've seen some stories recently of ducklings stuck in drains, badgers stuck down holes and squirrels trapped in bird feeders - so it's good to show some happy animals.

    This swan and its cygnets were filmed at Wolseley in Staffordshire by the county's wildlife trust, outside their headquarters.

    Thanks to the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust for this footage.

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    Video caption: This swan was spotted outside the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust headquarters
  11. Snack cocaine: Police dog finds drugs in cheddars tube

    Cooper the police dog has earned some extra treats tonight - after sniffing out cocaine worth £2,500 hidden inside a tube of Mini Cheddars.

    Staffordshire Police says the discovery was made during a search of a kitchen at a house in Longton.

    Cheddars not cheddars
    Police dog
  12. Children's toy starts house fire

    A children's electrical toy has started a house fire in Crewe, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has said.

    They were called out just before 15:00 and found the kitchen at the property in Smith Grove was alight - a hoverboard plugged in to a charger has been blamed.

    Cheshire fire engine

    It took around an hour to extinguish and a 72-year-old woman was treated by paramedics at the scene as a precautionary measure.

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, between J13 for A449 and J14 for A34.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J13, A449 (Stafford South) and J14, A34 (Stafford North), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  14. Boy arrested near school with Samurai sword

    A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in Telford for carrying a Samurai sword in the street.

    West Mercia Police say they were called to Brunel Road in Malinslee at around 15:00 and children at a nearby school were kept inside while they dealt with the incident.

    Brunel Road

    The sword is believed to have been in a sheath. The boy was arrested as a precaution and nobody was hurt, the force said.

  15. In the papers: Woman guilty stirring up racial hatred

    Stoke-on-Trent Live

    Here are three stories from the Stoke-on-Trent Live website today: