Live updates for Staffordshire and Cheshire have finished for the day but we'll be back from 08:00 Tuesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.
- Updates on Monday 14 December 2015
- News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Tuesday
A mild night with temperatures well above average for mid December.
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Vandalism to a life-saving device in Lichfield "could potentially end up costing a life", says the ambulance service.Copyright: WMAS
West Midlands Ambulance say the cabinet protecting a defibrillator on Breadmarket Street has been damaged.
They say it happened on Thursday night and the device is now kept inside the bank - which they say means it can only be used when the site is open.
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A 59-year-old manhas died in a crash between two cars and a lorryin Northwich today.Copyright: Google
Cheshire Police say it happened on the A530 King Street at the junction of Davenham Road and Crowder's Lane.
Detectives say the driver of the HGV, a 27-year-old-man from North Wales, has been arrested on suspicion of death by careless driving.
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A man whose body was found at a bus stop in a Cheshire village has been formally identified by police.Copyright: Goog
Cheshire Police say Simon Spence, 43, from the Alsager area, was found on Thursday near the Red Bull traffic lights on the A50.
A post mortem examination has been held but the force says the cause of death is being "withheld pending toxicology results" and the death is still "unexplained".
They also say two men have been arrested on suspicion of robbery as part of the investigation.
Police chiefs say they have taken 'positive action' to help improve a street which was plagued with antisocial behaviour – due to one resident.Copyright: Burton Mail
Port Vale commentator, BBC Radio Stoke
Port Vale striker AJ Leitch-Smith thinks finishing in the play-offs is a realistic target for the club this season.Copyright: Port Vale FC
Vale remainfour points off the top six in League Onefollowing Saturday's 1-1 draw with Scunthorpe.Quote Message: We've just got to concentrate on our performances and hopefully those wins will come with the performances. from AJ Leitch-Smith Port Vale striker
Jodrell Bank is marking it's 70th birthday today.
Bernard Lovell was the pioneer of radio astronomy in Britain and for 30 years, he was the director of Jodrell Bank.
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A man whose stationary vehicle caused the death of a motorcyclist has been given a suspended prison sentence.Copyright: Google
David Gareth Woodcock, 38, of Dial Lane, Congleton, had admitted causing death by dangerous driving - he was given a two-year suspended jail term, banned from driving for two years and told to do 240 hours community service.
Staffordshire Police say Woodcock had parked a farm vehicle with 1.5m of it still sticking out into Dial Lane in September 2014.
68-year-old Alan Horrocks' bike hit it, bursting into flames - he died at the scene.
Davenham Road in Northwich remains closed this evening in both directions between the Manor Lane and the A530 junctions, because of a serious accident.
Political reporter, BBC Radio Stoke
Parents say they're "devastated" an activity centre for disabled children in Newcastle-under-Lyme says it could close at the end of the year because of a lack of funding.
North Staffordshire Special Adventure Playground has written to its supporters saying it's been struggling financially for some time.
I've been speaking to John Hartley and his grandson Jacob who has learning difficulties and has used the centre for 13 years.
Newsreader, BBC Radio Stoke
For Staffordshire and Cheshire the headlines this evening include:
- A man whose stationary vehicle caused the death of a motorcyclist has been given a suspended prison sentence
- A 59-year-old man has died in a crashbetween two cars and a lorryin Northwich today
- An application to build a solar farm on land near Eccleshall has been rejected by councillors
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A group of "hero" binmen in Stafford have been thanked by a 90-year-old great-grandmother after rescuing her when she broke her hip.Copyright: Stafford Borough Council
Stafford Borough Council say Jessie spent five weeks in hospital after falling in September while collecting her empty bin.
The authority says the binmen heard her cries for help and carried her back inside her home while a neighbour rang for an ambulance.
BBC Midlands Today
An infant school in Staffordshire with just 15 children is facing closure unless it can double the number of pupils.
All Saints, in the village of Ranton, is the second smallest school in the West Midlands region.
Staffordshire County Council said at least 30 children were needed to make it viable.
A Lichfield MP's call for a "naming and shaming" law to protect diners has been backed by the Foods Standards Agency.Copyright: Lichfield Mercury
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Crewe Alexandra's manager Steve Davis says his side missed out on a great opportunity to move out of the relegation zone on Saturday.Copyright: Getty Images
The Alex conceded two late injury-time goals at Doncaster, after Crewe had scored a potential late winner themselves.Quote Message: It's disappointing, I'm really disappointed with the outcome because we deserved better than that. from Steve Davis Crewe Alexandra manager
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An application to build a solar farm on land near Eccleshall has been rejected by councillors.Copyright: BBC
The proposed site at High Offley would have included almost 30,000 panels on agricultural fields.
But 11 of Stafford Borough Council's planning committee voted against the plan in a meeting this afternoon.