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  1. In the papers: 'Schoolgirl's hospital death could have been prevented'

    Stoke-on-Trent Live

    Some stories from the Stoke Sentinel that are making headlines today include:

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    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, between J14 for A34 and J15 for A500 D Road.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M6 northbound between J14, A34 (Stafford North) and J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of a breakdown.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe disruption: A527 Cheshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A527 Cheshire both ways severe disruption, between Boundary Lane and Baileys Bank.

    A527 Cheshire - A527 in Congleton closed in both directions between the Boundary Lane junction and the Baileys Bank junction, because of resurfacing work.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, after M6 J10A.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane blocked on M6 southbound after M6 J10a, M54 Interchange, because of a breakdown. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, from J16 for A500 Stoke-On-Trent to J17 for A534 Old Mill Road Sandbach.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J16, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) to J17, A534 (Sandbach), because of a breakdown. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  6. Teenager suffers 'life changing' injuries in crash

    BBC Radio Stoke

    A teenage pedestrian has suffered possibly life-changing injuries in a suspected hit-and-run crash.

    The 15-year-old boy was on Baths Road, Stoke-on-Trent, on Sunday evening when it happened, Staffordshire Police said.

    The victim was hit by a silver Ford Fiesta and suffered a fractured skull, a broken thigh bone and a shoulder injury.

    Officers believe the driver and at least three passengers left the scene shortly afterwards.

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    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, from J12 for A5 to J13 for A449.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J12, A5 (Gailey) to J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of a breakdown. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  8. Your photos: Local landscapes

    BBC Weather Watchers

    We've had some great views from across the West Midlands this morning from our local BBC Weather Watchers.

    These three are from users Tillymint in Rugby, Warwickshire, Videoman in Leek, Staffordshire and Snapper Simon in Church Stretton, Shropshire:

    Rugby
    Leek
    Church Stretton
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    Severe disruption: A54 Cheshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A54 Cheshire both ways severe disruption, between A523 and Church Lane.

    A54 Cheshire - A54 Buxton Road in Bosley closed and queues in both directions between Bosley Crossroads and the Church Lane junction, because of an overturned lorry.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  10. Arrest after young girl hurt

    A woman has been arrested after a young girl was hurt at an address in Staffordshire this morning.

    Police said they were called to Warren Road, Chell, Stoke-on-Trent, at about 07:30.

    The girl is being treated in hospital for her injuries.

    The woman, in her 40s, is also being treated in hospital.

  11. School meals: 'These kids need feeding today'

    BBC Radio Stoke

    Families struggling to feed their children in Stoke-on-Trent this half term are being urged to contact a local charity.

    Child eating from a plate

    The Alice Charity is delivering bags of food to provide meals for the week to youngsters who need them.

    Ministers continue to say they will not fund free school meals for vulnerable children in England over the holidays, as half term begins for many.

    Health Secretary Matt Hancock defended the government's refusal to budge, saying it had increased Universal Credit and allocated £63m to local authorities.

    But Steph Talbot from the charity said: "It is well and good people saying money is allocated to councils and all the rest of it but these kids need feeding today."

  12. Around the web: Covid cases soar in city

    Stoke-on-Trent Live

    The Stoke-on-Trent Live website's headlines today include:

  13. Tributes to former Grandstand presenter Frank Bough

    BBC Entertainment and Arts

    Tributes have been paid to Frank Bough, one of the most familiar faces on BBC television from the 1960s to 1980s, who has died at the age of 87.

    Frank Bough presenting Grandstand

    Bough was born in Stoke-on-Trent and his family later moved to Oswestry, Shropshire, where he attended the local grammar school.

    He joined the BBC as a reporter and went on to present some of the corporation's most popular shows, including Grandstand and Breakfast Time.

    But his career was brought to an abrupt end by scandal.

    BBC Midlands Today's Nick Owen, who went up against Bough in Britain's breakfast TV battle on ITV's TV-AM in the 1980s, remembered him as "the ultimate broadcaster who combined news and sport brilliantly".

    Astrologer Russell Grant, a regular on Breakfast Time, said Bough was "a great man to work with" and was "always there for advice and support".

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    Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe accident, at J13 for A449.

    M6 Staffordshire - Two lanes closed and it's slow on M6 southbound at J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of an accident involving two and a spillage of diesel.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, from J14 for A34 to J15 for A500 D Road.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J14, A34 (Stafford North) to J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of a lorry that's broken down. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, between J16 for A500 Stoke-On-Trent and J17 for A534 Old Mill Road Sandbach.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane blocked on M6 northbound between J16, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J17, A534 (Sandbach), because of a breakdown. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, between J18 for A54 Middlewich Road Middlewich and J17 for A534 Old Mill Road Sandbach.

    M6 Cheshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J18, A54 (Middlewich) and J17, A534 (Sandbach), because of a breakdown. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, from J15 for A500 D Road to J14 for A34.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) to J14, A34 (Stafford North), because of a breakdown. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time