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Summary

  1. Serial stalker jailed for manslaughter
  2. Benefits cheat avoided £15K in M6 tolls
  3. Men cleared of murder get police pay-out
  4. Police officers cycle to National Memorial Arboretum to remember dead colleagues
  5. Updates on Friday 28 July 2017

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A50 Staffordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A50 Staffordshire both ways severe disruption, at A520 Sandon Road.

    A50 Staffordshire - A50 Meir Tunnel in Meir closed and queuing traffic in both directions at Meir Tunnel Interchange, because of flooding.

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

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    Severe disruption: A51 Staffordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A51 Staffordshire both ways severe disruption, at Biddles Lane.

    A51 Staffordshire - A51 in Cranberry blocked and queuing traffic in both directions at the Biddles Lane junction, because of an overturned vehicle.

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

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    Severe disruption: A5121 Staffordshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A5121 Staffordshire eastbound severe disruption, between Sydney Street and Eton Road affecting Shakespeare Road.

    A5121 Staffordshire - A5121 Derby Road in Burton Upon Trent closed and slow traffic eastbound between the Sydney Street junction and the Eton Road junction, because of a building fire. Congestion on Eton Road to the Shakespeare Road junction.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A51 Cheshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A51 Cheshire both ways severe disruption, between A51 and A530 Beam Street.

    A51 Cheshire - A51 Barony Road in Nantwich closed in both directions between Reaseheath Roundabout and the A530 Beam Street junction, because of a vehicle fire.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A50 Staffordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A50 Staffordshire both ways severe accident, at Chadwick Street.

    A50 Staffordshire - A50 Uttoxeter Road in Stoke-On-Trent blocked and queuing traffic in both directions at the Chadwick Street junction, because of an accident involving a car and a motorcycle.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

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

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Cheshire - One lane blocked on M6 northbound between J16, A500 (Crewe) and J17, A534 (Sandbach), because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe accident: M42 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, at J10 for A5.

    M42 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M42 southbound at J10, A5 (Tamworth), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: M42 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, between J11 for A42 and J10 for A5.

    M42 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M42 southbound between J11, A42 (Burton Upon Trent) and J10, A5 (Tamworth), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: A460 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A460 Staffordshire southbound severe accident, between Voyager Drive and M6 Toll J7T.

    A460 Staffordshire - A460 Eastern Way in Cannock closed southbound between the Voyager Drive junction and Churchbridge, because of a serious accident.

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

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    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Cheshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J16, A500 (Crewe) and J17, A534 (Sandbach), because of vehicle tyre change. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe accident: A51 Staffordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A51 Staffordshire both ways severe accident, at A53 Newcastle Road.

    A51 Staffordshire - A51 in Blackbrook blocked and very slow traffic in both directions at the A53 Newcastle Road junction, because of an accident involving lorry and a car.

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

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    We'll be back with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday.

  14. Leek show returns to the Moorlands

    BBC Radio Stoke

    Thousands of people are expected to visit one of the biggest shows in the Staffordshire Moorlands tomorrow.

    Leek Show

    Leek Show is being staged at the Birchall Playing Fields and is described as when town meets country.

    This is the second year the main show ring has been moved further down the grounds.

  15. Football: Alex striker back in training

    Crewe Alexandra striker Jordan Bowery could be in contention to be part of the squad for next week's opening game of the season.

    Bowery is training today with the squad for the first time after a hernia operation.

    Jordan Bowery
  16. Football: Vale striker out with hamstring injury

    Port Vale striker Tyrone Barnett (below right) has been ruled out of the first few months of the season with a hamstring injury.

    Barnett only joined the club this summer, after signing on a two-year deal from AFC Wimbledon.

    Tyrone Barnett
  17. Watch: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    Outbreaks of rain and strong winds will continue through tonight eventually clearing away to give a drier end to the night with clear spells.

    It will remain on the mild side for most - lows of 14C (57F).

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    Video caption: Weather for the West Midlands.