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 4 January 2016
- News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Tuesday
Some showers are likely to continue overnight. Minimum Temperature: 5C (41F).
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A dog that was stolen in Burton almost a year ago has been found and reunited with its family.Copyright: Hannah Denton
Ginny the border terrier was discovered wandering the streets in Doncaster.
Her owner, Hannah Denton, went on New Year's Day to pick her up.Quote Message: I was just about to walk my other two border terriers, and I received a call from my sister in absolute hysterics telling me Ginny had been found and she was okay. I just broke down. from Hannah Denton
Stoke City commentator, BBC Radio Stoke
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has dismissed speculation linking Bojan with a move away from the club.Copyright: Getty Images
Newspaper reports suggested the Spaniard had a £10m buy-out clause in his contract.
But Hughes says that's not true.Quote Message: There's a lot of speculation on Bojan. There's a lot of misinformation about and there is no clause in his contract. from Mark Hughes Stoke City manager
A campaign to take supplies to those affected by the floods in the north of England has been started by a team of humanitarians from Tamworth.Copyright: Tamworth Herald
In an update to our earlier story, Stoke City say defender Geoff Cameron's red card has been overturned
Presenter, BBC Midlands Today
Here's a look ahead to some of the stories we'll be covering on BBC One from 18:30.
BBC Radio Stoke Sports Editor
We are starting to build up on BBC Radio Stoke to Stoke City's League Cup semi-final first leg against Liverpool tomorrow evening.Copyright: BBC
It's the first time The Potters have reached this stage of the competition since 1972 - when they won it!
I've been catching up with three of the side from 1972 - Denis Smith, Jackie Marsh and Terry Conroy - and you can hear their thoughts on BBC Radio Stoke tomorrow morning.
Staffordshire Wildlife Trust says part of its headquarters has been flooded.
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A charity says the public will have a say in how the renovated Wedgwood Institute in Stoke-on-Trent will be used.Copyright: BBC
The project to bring the building back into use has had almost £2.6m from the Heritage Lottery Fund - but The Prince's Regeneration Trust (PRT) says it still needs to reach a total of £6.9m before work can begin.
PRT's chief executive Ros Kerslake says people will have the chance to shape how it'll look in the future.Quote Message: This is a building that people really care about in Stoke-on-Trent so we will be out talking to people about what we could do with the building. from Ros Kerslake The Prince's Regeneration Trust's chief executive
Newsreader, BBC Radio Stoke
The main headlines this evening for Staffordshire and Cheshire include
- Staffordshire Fire and Rescue is facing a £1.5m funding cut to its central government grant
- All Arriva Trains Wales services in Cheshire today have been cancelled as drivers staged a 24-hour strike
- Stoke City are appealing against Geoff Cameron's red card against West Brom in their Premier League loss on Saturday
Mow Lane in Moreton is shut in both directions between the junctions of Fence Lane and Congleton Road, because of a two vehicle crash.
Commuters who have used a flooded Stafford car park are being asked to move their cars to dry land as water continues to rise.
Journalist, BBC Radio Stoke
The rain over the past few days has soaked a lot of ground - as this photo from BBC Weather Watcher Dave, of Chorlton, in Cheshire, shows.Copyright: Dave
You can be a BBC Weather Watcher too - there's full details on joining up on the website.
Reporter, BBC Radio Stoke
A group from the Staffordshire Moorlands is helping to support flood victims in the north of England.Copyright: Rotary Club of Leek
Members of the Rotary Club of Leek took £800 worth of mops and buckets to Carlisle.
They say they visited families whose homes have been destroyed by the water.
The group is now appealing for cash donations to help affected communities in Yorkshire.
A broken down lorry means not all the scheduled recycling bins have been collected in Tamworth today.
Crewe Alexandra commentator, BBC Radio Stoke
Crewe Alexandra's boss Steve Davis says everyone must stick together if they're to have any chance of winning their battle against relegation.Copyright: Getty Images
A 5-0 home defeat to Coventry has left them six points adrift of safety at the bottom of League One.Quote Message: We've got to show fight. We've started the new year, we're into the second half of the season - we have to stick together. from Steve Davis Crewe Alexandra manager
More then 2,000 complaints have been made about staff and services over the last three years at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.Copyright: The Sentinel
The latest weather forecast is also available on the BBC website.
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