Live updates for Staffordshire and Cheshire have finished for the day but we'll be back from 08:00 Thursday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.
- Updates on Wednesday 30 March 2016
- News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Thursday
A cold and frosty night, with patchy fog developing.
Lows of 0C (32F).
BBC Midlands Today
This evening on Midlands Today, I've been speaking to Bethany Gallimore, aged 14, who was filmed being beaten and stamped on by a girl gang in Staffordshire.Copyright: Other
That footage was posted on Facebook and shared more than 5,000 times.
Tonight on Midlands Today you'll hear from Bethany and her mother Denise, on BBC One from 18:30.
Stoke City commentator, BBC Radio Stoke
Stoke City's Phil Bardsley says the squad are determined to qualify for the Europa League this season.Copyright: Getty Images
They return to action on Saturday after a two-week international break with a home game against Swansea.
Bardsley says playing in Europe next season is their main target.Quote Message: It's still on, we've had a good campaign, we don't want that to dwindle out. We want to make sure we finish as high as possible. The last couple of seasons we have finished ninth and we want to look beyond that this year. from Phil Bardsley Stoke City player
Nantwich welcomed thousands of music-lovers over the Easter weekend as the town played host to its 20th Jazz, Blues and Music Festival.
News Editor, BBC Radio Stoke
A third person from Stoke-on-Trent has been duped in the past few days by a conman pretending to sell computers and phones, according to police.Copyright: Google
Staffordshire Police say the latest case happened yesterday and started with a man being offered a laptop and phone for sale on Marsh Street car park, Hanley
He arranged to hand over cash for the rucksack today but, when he opened it, it turned out to contain a bottle of cola and some cardboard.
The force says two students have already fallen victim to a similar scam this month.
The A53 Leek New Road in Cobridge is blocked in both directions at the Sandbach Road junction, because of an accident involving two cars.
Producer, BBC Radio Stoke
Pieces of corned beef stuffed with tablets have been found by a dog owner at their house in Penkridge, police say.Copyright: Google
Staffordshire Police say the resident saw their pet come in from the garden on Cherrybrook Drive with something in her mouth.
Writing on Facebook, Claire Smith warned other dog owners in Penkridge to watch out for mysterious food appearing in their gardens.
Newsreader, BBC Radio Stoke
The main headlines this afternoon for Staffordshire and Cheshire include:
- A teenager was filmed being beaten and stamped on by a girl gang in Staffordshire - before the footage was posted on Facebook and shared more than 5,000 times
- A third person from Stoke-on-Trent has been duped in the past few days by a conman pretending to sell computers and phones, according to police
- Pieces of corned beef stuffed with tablets have been found by a dog owner at their house in Penkridge, police say
BBC Local Live
Here are some more of the pictures you've been kind enough to send in of Staffordshire and Cheshire.
Charles Taylor tweeted this to @BBCRadioStoke saying it was a "moody winter morning fishing" from near Jodrell, Cheshire.Copyright: Charles Taylor
While this landscape from Sutton in Staffordshire was shared with me on Instagram by Ed De Quincey.Copyright: Ed De Quincey
BBC News Online, Journalist
A teenager was filmed being beaten and stamped on by a girl gang in Staffordshire - before the footage was posted on Facebook and shared more than 5,000 times.Copyright: BBC
Bethany Gallimore, aged 14, said she was scared to leave home after the attack in Kidsgrove.
Her mother Denise said she was left "physically sick" after seeing her daughter covered in blood - and then watching the brutal video hours later.
Staffordshire Police said three teenagers had been arrested.
A lane is blocked on the M6 northbound between junctions 16 and 17 in Cheshire because of an accident involving two vehicles.
You can also get the latest weather forecast for Staffordshire or Cheshire at any time on the BBC website.
Newsreader, BBC Radio Stoke
Three teenagers have been arrested after a girl was attacked in Kidsgrove on Sunday night.Copyright: Google
It happened in the Bourne Road and Whitehall Avenue area, Staffordshire Police say.
The teenagers, two aged 16 and one 13-year-old, have all been arrested on suspicion of assault.
Police have revealed the identity of a man who was found dead on a narrowboat in Barton on Tuesday.Copyright: Burton Mail
Journalist, BBC Radio Stoke
Work to repair the timbers of a 1950s aviary in a Stafford park has started today.Copyright: BBC
The borough council say the site in Victoria Park is home to more than 100 birds including golden pheasants, cockatiels and finches.
The authority says the birds will remain on the site while the work is carried out.
Reporter, BBC Radio Stoke
The mother of a Leek footballer, who died from cardiac arrest aged 17, says she was pleasantly surprised when a secretive graffiti artist created a mural of her son.Copyright: Nicola Everill
Jordan Burndred, from Biddulph, suffered multiple cardiac arrests on holiday in Turkey in September and died 10 days later in hospital.
A football stand was named in Jordan's honour at Knypersley Victoria FC.
His mother, Nicolla Everill approached Professor Pigment asking for his portrait to be painted at the stand. The mural suddenly appeared (just before Christmas) and she says it is generous gestures from the community such as this that keep her going.
People in Lichfield and Burntwood are being urged to get behind a major environmental funding bid which could see millions of pounds ploughed into transforming Staffordshire's Trent Valley.Copyright: Lichfield Mercury
Newsreader, BBC Radio Stoke
The main headlines this afternoon include:
- The death of a 20-year-old man, found dead at his Stoke-on-Trent home last week, is not being treated as suspicious by police
- NHS England says it's going to try to reduce costs after it gave more than £165,000 to a healthcare company in the West Midlands that, over five months, ended up carrying out just one GP visit and 18 phone consultations
- A horse had to be rescued today by the fire service in Handforth, Cheshire, after getting stuck in a stable and ending up "upside down"
BBC Weather Watchers
Our BBC Weather Watchers are a great team of volunteers who take pictures of the weather where they are.
In Staffordshire, JR has shared this photo from Gnosall.Copyright: JR
Then in Lichfield, user Officialmaggot took this picture showing blue skies over the cathedral.
If you want to be a BBC Weather Watcher you can head to the website and sign up.Copyright: Officialmaggot