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Summary

  1. More news, sport, travel and weather from 8:00 Wednesday
  2. Updates on Tuesday 9 February 2016

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Alice Bentley

    BBC Local Live

    Live updates for Staffordshire and Cheshire have finished for the day but we'll be back from 08:00 Wednesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Your pictures: River Trent

    Alice Bentley

    BBC Local Live

    You've been sending in your photos of Staffordshire and Cheshire today.

    This was sent in by Andy Hollyhead, who's one of our Weather Watchers. 

    It was taken on Walton Bridge in Staffordshire and features the River Trent.

    River Trent

    The photo will also be featured in the weather update on BBC Midlands Today tonight. You can send your pictures for consideration via email, Facebook or Twitter.

  3. Crewe bus station approved

    Phil McCann

    Political reporter, Cheshire

    Plans to build a new bus station in Crewe, a few yards away from the current one, have been approved. 

    Royal Arcade

    The new facility will be part of the regeneration project at the Royal Arcade, a parade of shops that was bought last year by Cheshire East Council.

  4. Photo: Sheep sunshine selfie

    Our presenter Max Mallen took this photo of her pet sheep in the sunshine this afternoon.

    Max and a sheep

    If you'd like to see your photo on this page you can send it to us for consideration via email, Facebook or Twitter.

  5. Watch the latest forecast: Rain will continue overnight

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    Outbreaks of rain will continue this evening and overnight, perhaps turning wintry. 

    Rain will become more isolated with clear spells following, leading to icy patches in some place with lows of 3C (37F)

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    Video caption: Latest weather forecast for the West Midlands
  6. Latest: Council approves tax freeze, ambulance involved in A34 crash and Crewe bus station approved

    Phil Bowers

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Stoke

    - Stoke-on-Trent City Council's cabinet has approved a council tax freeze and a half-a-billion-pound spending plan

    - Staffordshire Police says an ambulance was involved in an accident that's closed the A34 in both directions in Newcastle

    - Plans to build a new bus station in Crewe a few yards from the current one have been approved

  7. Ambulance in collision that shut road

    Phil Bowers

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Stoke

    Staffordshire Police says an ambulance was involved in an accident that's closed the A34 in both directions in Newcastle. 

    The collision happened just before 14:30 near to Unity Way in Talke, and involved two cars as well as the emergency vehicle.

    Police car

    One person was hurt but the injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

    The road has now reopened.

  8. Watch: Crewe feel 'much better' after four games without defeat

    Graham McGarry

    Crewe Alexandra commentator, BBC Radio Stoke

    Crewe Alexandra's stand-in skipper, David Fox, says the team is feeling much better after a run of four games without defeat.

    I've been speaking to him at the press conference today:

  9. Council tax freeze approved

    James Bovill

    Political reporter, BBC Radio Stoke

    Stoke-on-Trent City Council's cabinet has approved a council tax freeze and a half-a-billion-pound spending plan. 

    Deputy leader Abi Brown told the chamber that services had been cut to the bone under the previous Labour leadership.

    Civic Centre

    Today she said services would be protected under the coalition, and by confirming half a billion pounds of capital spending, the city would be rebuilt as well.

    The proposals will go to Full Council in two weeks, before officially being adopted.

  10. Nantwich town game called off

    Lee Blakeman

    Port Vale commentator, BBC Radio Stoke

    Following a pitch inspection, Nantwich Town have called off their game against Stourbridge.

    The Dabbers were supposed to be hosting the third round of the FA trophy and were hoping for the biggest crowd of the season.

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  11. Travel: Accident in Talke blocks A34

    BBC Travel

    The A34 Newcastle Road in Talke is blocked and there's slow traffic in both directions around the Unity Way junction because of an accident.

    A diversion is in operation via Coalpit Hill and Talke High Street to rejoin the A500 at the Talke Roundabout.

    More details at BBC Travel.

  12. Latest: Man treated for face injuries after attack, Areboretum appeals for donations and sports centre could be built on same site

    Phil Bowers

    BBC Local Live

    - A man's been left with a broken nose and a fractured cheek and eye socket after a serious assault in Nantwich

    - Staffordshire's National Memorial Arboretum is appealing for donations to help it complete its biggest project to date

    - Kidsgrove's new Sports Centre could be rebuilt on the same site

  13. Council refuses to back children's centre plan

    Lamont Howie

    Reporter, BBC Radio Stoke

    Nantwich Town Council is refusing to back plans for Cheshire East Council to pull out of running Nantwich and Rural Children's Centre.

    It's one of four children's centres in the area that Cheshire East says it isn't prepared to run anymore, as part of half a million pounds of required cuts.

    Nantwich and Rural Children's Centre

    Consultation on the future of the centre ends on Friday.

  14. Cheshire Bake Off star answers your questions

    Charlotte Foster

    Presenter, BBC Radio Stoke

    Joining myself and Stuart on BBC Radio Stoke from 16:00 is The Great British Bake Off star Luis Troyano.

    He'll be answering your questions on baking, pancakes and offering some inspiration on some sweet treats for your Valentine.

    Decorating a cake

    You can get your questions to him via email, Facebook or Twitter.

  15. Continental market returns to the city

    Chris King

    Reporter, BBC Radio Stoke

    A continental market is returning to Hanley in April.

    Stoke-on-Trent City Council says this time it will be offering free stalls to local traders and performers aged between 12 and 25 to add to the atmosphere of the event.

    Hanley
  16. Watch: Take a look at the work going on at the National Memorial Arboretum

    Emma Thomas

    Journalist, BBC Radio Stoke

    Bosses at Staffordshire's National Memorial Arboretum are appealing to the public to donate to their biggest project so far.

    Construction on a new remembrance centre at the site in Alrewas in honour of people killed in service is due to be completed ahead of Remembrance Day in November.

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    Video caption: BBC Radio Stoke's Emma Thomas looks at the work going on at the Memorial Arboretum
  17. Man left with fractured cheek and eye socket after attack

    Jack Dowling

    Journalist, BBC Radio Stoke

    A man's been left with a broken nose and a fractured cheek and eye socket after a serious assault in Nantwich.

    It happened at around 03:00 on Saturday in Swine Market in the town centre.

    Cheshire Police

    The 20-year-old was approached by three men and then attacked by at least one of them.

    Detectives are now appealing for witnesses.