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 11 January 2016
- News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Tuesday
Presenter, BBC Midlands Today
Here's a look ahead to what we'll be covering on Midlands Today this evening from 18:30.
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.Copyright: BBC
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
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.Copyright: Getty Images
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.
Alton Towers bosses are set to close to guests on 'quieter' days throughout the year for the first time, it has been revealed.Copyright: Uttoxeter Advertiser
Manchester's police helicopter has been flying over Jodrell Bank in Cheshire, ahead of BBC Two's Stargazing Live event.
BBC Midlands Today
21st century technology is being used to recreate some of the treasure from the Staffordshire Anglo-Saxon 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.
Political reporter, BBC Radio Stoke
Stoke-on-Trent City Council is recommending a bid to become the next UK City of Culture in 2021.Copyright: BBC
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.
Journalist, BBC Radio Stoke
BBC Weather Watcher Dodger's uploaded this picture today of the weather in Stowe, Staffordshire.Copyright: Dodger
We're getting so many great pictures from our BBC Weather Watchers - why not become one yourself, just visit the website.
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.Copyright: Google
A 30-year-old woman from Cobridge who was arrested in connection with the crash has been released on bail.
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".
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
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
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.Copyright: Getty Images
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
BBC Local Live
A Little Bit Of Stone
Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis says 2016 could be a defining year for policing, and is keen to update community groups in Stone as part of his ongoing engagement activities.Copyright: A Little Bit of Stone
This is the number for Stoke City fans to look out for in tonight's FA Cup fourth round draw that takes place on BBC One in the One Show, from 19:00.
The BBC website also has the latest weather forecast for Staffordshire and Cheshire.
Crewe Alexandra commentator, BBC Radio Stoke
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.Copyright: Nicholas Booth
It's just wonderful to get all your various pictures of Staffordshire and Cheshire, keep me deluged with them.
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.Copyright: BBC
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