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.
Presenter, BBC Midlands Today
This evening on BBC Midlands Today we'll hear about fresh hope for disabled youngster Ben Baddeley from Staffordshire over his treatment for cerebral palsy.Copyright: BBC
And we'll be seeing just what Port Vale's latest manager - their first foreign boss - Bruno Ribeiro wants to achieve with the club after being unveiled today.
Join us from 18:30 on BBC One for both those stories and much more.
Staffordshire Political Reporter, BBC News
A new fleet of bin lorries has been bought by Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council.
The authority hasn't revealed their cost but says they'll be cheaper and cleaner to run and can take on recycling and food waste at the same time.Copyright: Newcastle Borough Council
From July, the council says it is also moving from fortnightly to weekly recycling collections - and swapping bags for boxes.
Two children remain in a "critical condition" in hospital following a collision which saw two air ambulances and eight ambulances in attendance on Friday.Copyright: Burton Mail
Cheshire Political Reporter, BBC News
Children as young as 11 are to be left to walk nearly three miles to school along an "unsafe" disused railway line amid plans to cancel free bus passes in part of Cheshire, a head teacher says.Copyright: BBC
Cheshire East Council is to cancel passes for 171 pupils in Bollington in a move the authority said would "help tackle obesity".
The council said the route had been approved by road safety officers.
However, Emmanuel Botwe, head teacher at nearby Tytherington School, said the route was "simply not safe".
There are a couple of accidents around the Lichfield area this evening:
- The A51 Western bypass is partially blocked in both directions near the A5192 Eastern Avenue because of a crash and a fallen tree
- A lane is blocked northbound on the A38 near Lichfield in Weeford because of an accident between Weeford Island and Swinfen Island
Health correspondent, BBC Midlands Today
Health officials have not ruled out helping to fund the treatment of an 11-year-old Staffordshire boy who has cerebral palsy, according to his mother.
Previously Ben Baddeley's family had to fundraise to privately pay for the Silverdale youngster's physiotherapy.Copyright: BBC
Earlier in the year he had hand-delivered a letter to David Cameron and that led to a meeting today with the North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
Ben's mum Amy says they've agreed he'll now be assessed by a surgeon and, subject to that, the CCG said they'd meet again and do what they can for him.Quote Message: They're going to do that assessment and then we will meet again with the director for commissioning who has assured me today that she will do whatever she can within the rule and regulations to get Ben what he needs." from Amy Baddeley
Newsreader, BBC Radio Stoke
To get you up-to-date this evening, here's our latest headlines:
- Pottery firm Hudson and Middleton has gone into administration with the loss of 45 jobs, its former managing director confirms
- Port Vale's new manager Bruno Ribeiro says he is targeting a place in the Championship within three years
- Health officials have not ruled out helping to fund the treatment of an 11-year-old Staffordshire boy who has cerebral palsy, according to his mother
News Editor, BBC Radio Stoke
A pottery firm in Stoke-on-Trent has gone into administration with the loss of all 45 jobs, the former managing director has told BBC Radio Stoke.Copyright: Google
Hudson and Middleton was founded in 1941 and is based in the Longton area and was making bone china products.
The former MD Mike Shirley told BBC Radio Stoke that it suffered from a "lack of orders" and administrators are trying to find a buyer.
BBC Radio Stoke Sport
Port Vale's chairman says he wants the club to become a top-six side in League One.
Norman Smurthwaite has been speaking after appointing Bruno Ribeiro as their new manager.
Lichfield is to get a new seven-screen cinema in the city centre.Copyright: Lichfield Mercury
Weather presenter, BBC Midlands Today
The BBC Weather website also has the latest forecast for Staffordshire and Cheshire.
Sound the gongs everyone, summer has finally arrived - well, according to the team at Lichfield Cathedral this afternoon.
We've got the umbrellas on standby.
Crewe Alexandra commentator, BBC Radio Stoke
Crewe Alexandra say they've re-signed defender Zoumana Bakayogo on a one-year deal.
The club say there's also an option of another year for the 29-year-old.Copyright: crewealex.net
Bakayogo is manager Steve Davis's second signing of the summer after Ryan Lowe arrived on a free transfer from Bury.
BBC Radio Stoke
A new breed of pedigree cat, the Suffolk Chocolate kitten, has arrived in south Cheshire
Dorothy Tams from Willaston is believed to be the first and only breeder of them outside Suffolk and says they come from a mix of the breeds Havanas and Orientals.
She told me they'll soon be recognised as an official breed at competitions and that there are only currently around 150 of them alive in the world.
Port Vale commentator, BBC Radio Stoke
Port Vale's new manager Bruno Ribeiro has told me he is targeting a place in the Championship within three years.
The Vale finished last season 12th in League One.
Newsreader, BBC Radio Stoke
This afternoon's headlines include:
- Port Vale have appointed Bruno Ribeiro as their new manager, the Potteries club's first foreign boss
- A 12-year-old Staffordshire boy with cerebral palsy is meeting health managers in the county today to ask them to fund his treatment
- Burglars have used a wheelie bin to break into a house in Burton, police say