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  1. Updates on Monday 11 January 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Allen Cook

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    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.

  2. Plans to pull out of several Cheshire children's centres defended

    Lamont Howie

    Reporter, BBC Radio Stoke

    It would be better to replace over a third of Cheshire East's children's centres with a mobile service, the local council says. 

    Nantwich Children's Centre

    Four out of its 11 sites are under threat of Cheshire East Council pulling out, with parents having until February 12 to comment.

    Councillor Rachel Bailey, Cheshire East's Cabinet Member for Children and Families says not enough people are making use of some of the centres.

    Quote Message: If we look at the rural demographic of Cheshire East, the location of some of our children's centres does not reach to all our families. from Councillor Rachel Bailey Cabinet Member for Children and Families
    Councillor Rachel BaileyCabinet Member for Children and Families
  3. David Bowie: Musicians pay tribute to legend

    Stuart George

    Presenter, BBC Radio Stoke

    We've been hearing your memories and tributes to David Bowie today, who's died aged 69 - the BBC News website has a wealth of stories about his considerable impact.

    David Bowie

    They include 69 facts about the singer - such as that his first hit, Space Oddity, was used by the BBC in its coverage of the moon landing.

    There's also his five most memorable lyrics, the many faces of David Bowie, how fans have shown their love - and much more.

  4. Video: Recreating the Staffordshire Hoard with cutting edge technology

    Satnam Rana

    BBC Midlands Today

    21st century technology is being used to recreate some of the treasure from the Staffordshire Anglo-Saxon Hoard. 

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    Video caption: How modern technology is being used to recreate some of the Staffordshire Hoard.

    The idea behind it's to enable people to see the intricate work up close without damaging the original pieces.

    I'll have more on how it all happens on Midlands Today on BBC One tonight from 18:30.

  5. BreakingStoke set to bid for UK City of Culture status

    James Bovill

    Political reporter, BBC Radio Stoke

    Stoke-on-Trent City Council is recommending a bid to become the next UK City of Culture in 2021. 

    Stoke-on-Trent City Council

    A report being discussed next week says the authority has until March 2017 to submit a bid.

    It says winning the title could bring millions of pounds to the local economy. 

  6. BBC Weather Watcher picture: Cloud over rolling hills of Stowe

    Monica Rimmer

    Journalist, BBC Radio Stoke

    BBC Weather Watcher Dodger's uploaded this picture today of the weather in Stowe, Staffordshire.


    We're getting so many great pictures from our BBC Weather Watchers - why not become one yourself, just visit the website.

  7. Woman who died after crash in Stoke is named

    Lucy King

    News Editor, BBC Radio Stoke

    A woman who died in a crash involving a car and a lorry in Stoke-on-Trent has been named.  

    Clough Street

    Staffordshire Police say Mobeen Hussain, 25, of Kirby St, Cobridge was in a Vauxhall Corsa when the collision happened on Clough Street, Hanley on Friday evening. 

    A 30-year-old woman from Cobridge who was arrested in connection with the crash has been released on bail.

  8. Video: David Bowie 'best ever' in Stoke-on-Trent

    John Acres

    BBC Radio Stoke

    A former manager of a nightclub in Stoke-on-Trent who saw David Bowie perform several times in the city says he was "the best performer I have ever seen". 

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    Video caption: Browsing David Bowie's vinyl at Stoke-on-Trent record shop.

    The singer, one of the most influential musicians of his era, has died of cancer at the age of 69.

    Martin Donovan used to be in charge of "The Place" in Hanley where Bowie performed during the 1960s.

    Quote Message: I saw him at the Top Rank in Hanley and I also saw him at the Victoria Hall - and that was his Aladdin Sane period. He was, I would say, without doubt, the best performer I have ever seen. from Martin Donovan Former manager of The Place, Hanley
    Martin DonovanFormer manager of The Place, Hanley
  9. News: Chinese university campus buy; woman named after fatal crash; children centre pull-out defended

    Lee Thomas

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Stoke

    These are among Staffordshire and Cheshire's top stories this evening:

    - Staffordshire University has confirmed its Beaconside Campus in Stafford has been sold to a Chinese investor

    - A woman who died after a crash involving a car and a lorry in Stoke-on-Trent has been named by police

    - It would be better to replace over a third of Cheshire East's children's centres with a mobile service, the local council says  

  10. Football: Haugaard was 'excellent' for Stoke says manager

    Matt Sandoz

    Stoke City commentator, BBC Radio Stoke

    Stoke City's manager Mark Hughes was delighted with the performance of Potters goalkeeper Jakob Haugaard in their FA Cup win.

    Andy Williams of Doncaster Rovers and Jakob Haugaard of Stoke City compete

    The 23-year-old made his Stoke debut in the 2-1 win at Doncaster, as regular keeper Jack Butland was rested and left on the bench. 

    But Hughes says he was still undecided on who to play, until just before kick off.

    Quote Message: On reflection, I think it was the right decision and he didn't let us down, I thought he was excellent - looked really calm and assured and that's a positive for us. from Mark Hughes Stoke City manager
    Mark HughesStoke City manager
  11. Video: The student bursaries debate explained

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    MPs are debating government proposals to cut bursaries for student nurses.

    It's come about because of a petition launched by a Staffordshire University student nurse, Kat Webb, which got over 150,000 signatures.

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    Video caption: MPs will debate student nurse bursaries today, following a campaign by a midlands woman
  12. Video: Stoke and Staffordshire weather for tonight and tomorrow

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    The BBC website also has the latest weather forecast for Staffordshire and Cheshire.

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    Video caption: The weather update for the West Midlands region.
  13. Football: Crewe boss facing 'massive' games to save the Alex

    Graham McGarry

    Crewe Alexandra commentator, BBC Radio Stoke

    Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis says his side have 22 massive games left to save their season.

    Crewe Alexandra's ground

    The Alex are battling against relegation for a third successive season and currently find themselves bottom of League One, six points from safety.

  14. Your pictures: Stunning sunset over Crewe

    Allen Cook

    BBC Local Live

    We had a great sunrise today - here's a great sunset from Nicholas Booth who says it was over Ettiley Heath and Crewe.

    Amazing sunset over Ettiley Heath and Crewe

    It's just wonderful to get all your various pictures of Staffordshire and Cheshire, keep me deluged with them.

    You can send your one in on email, tweet @BBCRadioStoke or use Facebook.

  15. Royal Stoke Hospital: Pressure 'reduced slightly' on A&E

    Phil Bowers

    BBC Local Live

    Pressure has "reduced slightly" over the last day at the Royal Stoke University Hospital's A&E unit, the NHS Trust running it says. 

    Royal Stoke University Hospital

    Some patients going to the site were waiting more than five hours to be seen over the weekend with, at one stage, the hospital said to be "full". 

    Quote Message: The weeks following the festive period are always particularly busy times for the NHS, and A&E in particular, and we have seen considerable demand. from Helen Lingham Chief Operating Officer at University Hospitals of North Midlands
    Helen LinghamChief Operating Officer at University Hospitals of North Midlands