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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday 13 June 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. Alton Towers starts to see recovery in trade

    Trade has started to recover at Alton Towers following a crash on its Smiler rollercoaster last year.

    Its owners, Merlin Entertainments, said visitor numbers had picked up over summer, but that overall numbers "still remain some way below the 2014 level".

    On Tuesday, the company was fined £5m for the incident, for which it has apologised.

    Sixteen people were injured in June 2015, including including two teenage girls who needed leg amputations.

    Chanda Chauhan, from Wednesbury, was among the victims. She had surgery to her stomach and treatment for a damaged liver and blood clots.

    Chanda Chauhan
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    Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire both ways

    BBC Travel

    M6 Staffordshire both ways severe accident, at J15 for A500.

    M6 Staffordshire - M6 lane blocked on exit slip road at J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of an accident.

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    Severe accident: A533 Cheshire both ways

    BBC Travel

    A533 Cheshire both ways severe accident, at Love Lane.

    A533 Cheshire - A533 Cappers Lane in Hassall closed and queuing traffic in both directions at the Love Lane junction, because of an accident. Police directing traffic.

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    Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe accident, between J14 for A34 and J15 for A500.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J14, A34 (Stafford North) and J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of an accident.

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    Video caption: The bells of St Mary and St Chad, Brewood in Staffordshire.

    The bells of St Mary and St Chad, Brewood in Staffordshire.

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    Video caption: A wildlife expert captures deers and a stag running through a reservoir

    A wildlife consultant captures deers and a stag running through a reservoir.

  7. Our live coverage across the day

    We'll be back with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 tomorrow, but keep an eye out here for more updates this evening and into the morning.

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    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, between J12 for A5 and J13 for A449.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane blocked on M6 northbound between J12, A5 (Gailey) and J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of a broken down vehicle.

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  9. Watch: Police catch HGV driver on mobile

    The driver of a 44-tonne truck was among motorists caught using their mobile phone as the BBC joined Central Motorway Police on patrol. 

    It comes as data shows the number of motorists stopped across the country has almost halved in five years.

    The National Police Federation said the drop was due to fewer traffic officers.

    Under new rules expected to come in next year, drivers will get six points on their licence and face a £200 fine.  

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    Video caption: Driver of 44-tonne truck caught using mobile
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    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire northbound

    BBC Travel

    M6 Cheshire northbound severe disruption, between J17 for A534 Sandbach and J18 for A54 Middlewich affecting J16 for A500 Crewe.

    M6 Cheshire - One lane blocked on M6 northbound between J17, A534 (Sandbach) and J18, A54 (Middlewich), because of a broken down vehicle. Congestion to J16, A500 (Crewe).

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  11. Arrest over filmed assault on teenage girl

    A 15-year-old girl has been arrested in connection with the assault of a girl in Amington, Tamworth.

    The 13-year-old victim, who police say was treated in hospital for minor injuries, was injured on Monday.

    Staffordshire Police has said "distressing" footage of the attack is in circulation on social media and should not be shared.

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    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC Travel

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

    M6 Cheshire - One lane blocked and queuing traffic on M6 southbound between J18, A54 (Middlewich) and J17, A534 (Sandbach), because of a broken down lorry.

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  13. Your pictures: An amazing sunset

    John Bray

    BBC Midlands Today

    Thanks to our viewers for sharing their pictures of last night's sunset with us - we'll have more of your pictures on Midlands Today at 13:30.

    Sunset over Tittensor
    Sunset over Evesham
    Sunset over Shrewsbury
    Sunset over Birmingham
    Sunset over Barford
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    Severe accident: A531 Staffordshire both ways

    BBC Travel

    A531 Staffordshire both ways severe accident, at Bowsey Wood Road.

    A531 Staffordshire - A531 Main Road in Madeley Heath closed and heavy traffic at the Bowsey Wood Road junction, because of an accident involving car and motorbike.

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    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, between J13 for A449 and J12 for A5.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J13, A449 (Stafford South) and J12, A5 (Gailey), because of a broken down car.

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