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By Allen Cook

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M6 Cheshire southbound severe accident, between J16 for A500 Crewe and J15 for A500.

    M6 Cheshire - Slow traffic and one lane blocked on M6 southbound between J16, A500 (Crewe) and J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of an accident.

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  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M6 Cheshire southbound severe accident, between J16 for A500 Crewe and J15 for A500.

    M6 Cheshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M6 southbound between J16, A500 (Crewe) and J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of an accident.

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  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe accident, between J13 for A449 and J12 for A5 affecting J14 for A34.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J13, A449 (Stafford South) and J12, A5 (Gailey), because of an accident earlier on and barrier repairs. Congestion to J14, A34 (Stafford North).

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  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A50 Staffordshire both ways

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    A50 Staffordshire both ways severe accident, near Chatterley Street.

    A50 Staffordshire - A50 Scotia Road in Burslem, Stoke On Trent closed near the Chatterley Street junction, because of an accident.

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    Severe disruption: A34 Staffordshire both ways

    BBC Travel

    A34 Staffordshire both ways severe disruption, between A525 Pooldam and A53 Blackfriars Road.

    A34 Staffordshire - A34 Lower Street in Newcastle-Under-Lyme closed in both directions between the A525 Pooldam junction and the A53 Blackfriars Road junction, because of a police incident.

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  6. Chris Osborne

    BBC Sport

    Leicester

    Chris Osborne

    BBC Sport

    Leicester City recover from Jamie Vardy's red card and a two-goal deficit to claim an incredible draw at Stoke.

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  7. Video content

    Video caption: Stoke City 2-2 Leicester City City: Claudio Ranieri hails 'fantastic spirit' from Foxes
  8. Video content

    Video caption: Stoke City 2-2 Leicester City: Result should've been done and dusted - Mark Hughes
  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire both ways

    BBC Travel

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

    M6 Staffordshire - M6 lane closed on exit slip road and queuing traffic at J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of a broken down vehicle.

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  10. As it stands table

    It's tighter than Santa's red suit...

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  11. Post update

    Stoke 1-0 Leicester

    65% possession, 1-0 up, against 10 men.

    Stoke may feel they can bag a few here today against champions Leicester...

    Stoke
  12. Team news

    Stoke v Leicester (15:00 GMT)

    Mark Hughes has made three changes to the Stoke side that lost to Arsenal.

    Marko Arnautovic is suspended, while Charlie Adam and Xherdan Shaqiri drop to the bench.

    In come Mame Diouf, Giannelli Imblua and Bojan Krkic.

    Stoke XI: Grant, Johnson, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Diouf, Whelan, Imbula, Pieters, Allen, Bojan, Walters.

    Subs: Given, Bony, Adam, Shaqiri, Crouch, Ramadan, Ngoy.

    Stoke

    The big news for Leicester City is the return of keeper Kasper Schmeichel, who has been out with a broken hand since early November.

    Claudio Ranieri's only other change is bringing in Danny Simpson for Luis Hernandez.

    Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs, Mahrez, King, Amartey, Albrighton, Slimani, Vardy

    Subs: Zieler, Chilwell, Musa, Okazaki, Gray, Ulloa, Mendy.   

    Leicester
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    Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC Travel

    M42 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J10 for A5 and J11 for A42.

    M42 Warwickshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M42 northbound between J10, A5 (Tamworth) and J11, A42 (Burton-Upon-Trent), because of debris on the road.

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  14. Hectic Christmas excites Sparky

    Stoke City v Leicester City (15:00 GMT)

    Stoke City

    No festive cheer down at Stoke - Mark Hughes is having his boys in for training on Christmas Day. However, he insists he is a fan of the festive period. 

    "I enjoy it - we are quite a unique country that we play over this period, but that is a tradition of British football," he said.

    "A few of the lads come here and scratch their heads wondering what is going on, but they soon buy into it. I loved it as a player and I love it as a manager too. There is always a really good atmosphere around the stadiums, and hopefully we can bring a bit of cheer to our supporters."

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