We'll be back with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday.
- Updates on Friday 17 June 2016
- News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Monday
BBC Weather Watchers
Anyone going to go to the park in Stafford might need to take a paddle.
Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Dodger for this soggy scene near The Meadows, next to the River Penkridge.Copyright: Dodger
BBC Midlands Today
This evening on Midlands Today - we'll be looking at a day of mopping up and counting the cost after yet more torrential rain wreaked havoc in the region overnight.
Plus we'll hear from staff at a Stoke-on-Trent letting agent who have told the BBC the company has been posting fake reviews online - something the firm denies.
See those stories and much more, including your important weekend weather forecast, on BBC One from the slightly later time of 19:30.
BBC Midlands Today
You can get a weather forecast for your part of Staffordshire or Cheshire at any other time from the BBC website.
Crewe Alexandra commentator, BBC Radio Stoke
Crewe Alexandra's director of football, Dario Gradi, says the side has had "two poor seasons".
The club were relegated back to League Two at the end of last season, having only just escaped the drop the season before.
Gradi told me the team has just not been good enough.
Staffordshire Political Reporter, BBC News
The local government secretary has decided not to re-examine a decision to grant planning permission for the relocation of Stafford Rugby Club.
Stafford Borough Council approved plans for a site near to Doxey Marshes in March for the second time - a first application was quashed in the High Court.Copyright: Google
Campaigners asked the local government secretary, Greg Clark, to "call in" the decision, but the Department for Local Government says they won't.
Opponents say they'll launch another legal challenge - the rugby club say they want to get on with building their new facilities.
Reporter, BBC Radio Stoke
A Stoke-on-Trent primary school has been told it is going to be flood-proofed.
Clarice Cliff Primary in Fenton was damaged for the second time in just over a week by flooding.
Headteacher Diane Broadhurst (featured in video) says they don't want children to keep missing lessons and they're now looking at flood-proof doors.
The A520 Leek Road in Cheddleton is partially blocked northbound between Station Road and Wall Lane Terrace because of an accident.
Newsreader, BBC Radio Stoke
If you're just checking in with the page this evening, here's our latest round-up of headlines:
- Four teenagers have been arrested at Alton Towers on suspicion of assault after a 15-year-old was airlifted to hospital with facial injuries, police say
- A Stoke-on-Trent primary school has been told it is going to be flood-proofed
Journalist, BBC Radio Stoke
Six men have been charged by police in connection with a string of burglaries in Stafford.Copyright: Google
Staffordshire Police say the men, aged between 15 and 27, have been charged with offences including burglary and receiving stolen goods.
The force says the break-ins happened between August and October 2015. All six are due at magistrates in Cannock later this month.
BBC Local Live
Let me bring you some news about the restoration of Ferry Bridge in Burton.
Four aluminium plaques have been unveiled, ready to be put on the historic bridge once the work is finished.Copyright: BBC
They have cost more than £17,000 and weigh a quarter of a tonne.
Three of the original plaques were lost after they were removed from the bridge in 1969.
Stoke City commentator, BBC Radio Stoke
Stoke City's chief executive, Tony Scholes, says he feels the club's fans have not been treated fairly with the side's fixtures over the festive period.Copyright: Getty Images
The Potters are facing two away games on Boxing Day and New Year's Eve.
Scholes told BBC Radio Stoke he thinks travelling to Liverpool and Chelsea is tough for the supporters.Quote Message: Truthfully I'm a bit disappointed that we are away from home on Boxing Day and on New Year's Eve. I think it's very tough to ask fans to travel to two away games back-to-back over the Christmas period." from Tony Scholes Stoke City's chief executive
Free leisure concessions have again been made for serving members of the armed forces who live in Cannock and Rugeley - for the fifth year running.Copyright: Cannock Mercury
News Editor, BBC Radio StokeCopyright: BBC
The force says there is "no specific threat to MPs" and they should carry out their duties as planned.
It also says it doesn't have plans to send officers out with the MPs as they go about their work
It looks like we've got better weather in store for the weekend.
Producer, BBC Radio Stoke
A candle-lit vigil is due to be held in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent tonight as a tribute to the Orlando shooting victims.Copyright: BBC
Sunday's mass shooting at the gay club in Florida was the worst in recent US history, with 49 people dead.
Organised by LGBT Staffordshire, the event in Hanley is due to start at 19:00.
We have two police incidents disrupting traffic in the north Staffordshire area this afternoon:
- There is stationary traffic on the A500 in both directions between Audley and the Talke roundabout
- The A50 in Longton is blocked between the A50 junction and Longton, because of another police incident
RSPCA vets in Nantwich dealt with one of their most “incredible cases” when a young jackdaw pecked off more than it could chew.Copyright: RSPCA/Nantwich News
Newsreader, BBC Radio Stoke
This afternoon's main headlines include:
- New claims which emerged in a TV documentary into the case of a boy's death in Staffordshire nearly 40 years ago will be examined by the county's police
- The MP for Burton and Uttoxeter, Andrew Griffths, says threats to their safety are commonplace and have to be "shrugged off"
- A Stoke-on-Trent primary school has been flooded for the second time in just over a week
There's a lane shut on the M6 northbound between junctions 12 and 13 in Staffordshire because of a broken-down vehicle.