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Allen Cook

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A530 Cheshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A530 Cheshire both ways severe accident, between Smithy Lane and B5076 Flowers Lane.

    A530 Cheshire - A530 Middlewich Road in Crewe closed and delays in both directions between the Smithy Lane junction and the B5076 Flowers Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

  2. Cats die from antifreeze poisoning

    Two cats have died after being poisoned with anti-freeze in a village.

    They both died earlier this month after ingesting the substance near Van Diemans Road in Wombourne, Staffordshire, near Wolverhampton.

    The RSPCA says it doesn't know whether the animals were deliberately poisoned but is asking owners to look out for symptoms, which include vomiting, sleepiness, uncoordinated movement and/or difficulty breathing.

    Quote Message: At the moment we would advise everyone in the area to keep an eye on their cats’ wellbeing and if they are showing symptoms of poisoning get them veterinary treatment immediately. At this stage we do not know if these were accidental incidents or deliberate but we would ask for people to check where they keep their pesticides and chemicals including antifreeze and make sure it is secure and out of the way of cats." from Jackie Hickman RSPCA inspector
    Jackie HickmanRSPCA inspector
  3. Football: Stoke, Vale and Crewe all checking-in for tonight's trophy games

    BBC Radio Stoke Sport

    Stoke City's under-23 side play Blackburn Rovers in the Checkatrade Trophy tonight. Kick off at Ewood Park is 19:45.

    Port Vale begin their campaign with an away tie at League One club Oldham Athletic. Vale boss Michael Brown says he's unsure whether the home side will treat the competition seriously.

    David Artell's Crewe side face Newcastle United's under-23's. Artell told BBC Radio Stoke the tournament that can bring many rewards to a club like Crewe.

    Stoke, Port Vale and Crewe images

    There is coverage of all three games on BBC Radio Stoke, with all the build-up beginning in Sport at Six.

  4. Watch: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    Cloud will thicken overnight with outbreaks of rain arriving during the early hours.

    This will then become heavier and more widespread towards dawn - lows of 12C (54F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Weather for the West Midlands.
  5. 'Deliberate' wheelie-bin fires in Crewe - fire service advice

    Tim Wedgwood

    BBC Local Live

    You're being reminded to store your bins away after a number of wheelie bins were set alight last night in Crewe.

    Cheshire Fire and Rescue say one crew was called out to Newton Street in the town at around 23:30.

    Wheelie bin on fire

    Firefighters are urging anyone with any information about the spate of fires to talk to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or to Cheshire Police on 101.

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A522 Staffordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A522 Staffordshire both ways severe accident, at Wedgwood Road.

    A522 Staffordshire - Heavy traffic on A522 Tean Road in both directions in Cheadle at the Wedgwood Road junction, because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  7. Chalking up a successful pavement art festival in Crewe

    Chris King

    South Cheshire reporter, BBC Radio Stoke

    Crewe Market Square played host to an international pavement art festival over the bank holiday weekend.

    Here are just a few of the pictures which hopefully weren't affected by the early morning drizzle.

    Pavement art
  8. Top hotel can serve alcohol again - after three-month booze ban lifted

    The Sentinel

    One of North Staffordshire’s biggest hotels can once again serve alcohol after the lifting of a three-month booze ban.

    Clayton Lodge Hotel
  9. Six arrested over burglary

    Six people have been arrested in Stourbridge after a burglary yesterday.

    Staffordshire Police said officers were called to a property on Dunsley Road, Kinver, at about 23:15.

    One person was arrested inside the house, the force said.

    The six include:

    • An 18-year-old woman from Brierley Hill - on suspicion of burglary
    • A 17-year-old boy from Stourbridge - on suspicion of burglary and possession of cannabis
    • Three 16-year-old boys from Dudley - on suspicion of burglary
    • A 15-year-old boy from Halesowen - on suspicion of burglary
    Dunsley Road in Kinver
  10. Cheeky monkeys arrive at zoo

    A pair of Pygmy Marmosets, born at the end of June, are now ready to meet the public.

    The new arrivals are already getting into the swing of things and making friends at Drayton Manor zoo, under the watchful eye of their doting parents, Chillido and Wicket.

    Mother and baby monkeys
    Quote Message: Everyone here at the zoo is over the moon with our baby Pygmy Marmosets and it’s always fantastic when our breeding programmes deliver us some new arrivals." from Chris Mitchell Zoo Manager
    Chris MitchellZoo Manager

    They originate from South American rainforests and their diet consists of gum, plants, fruits insects and sap.

    They use their sharp teeth to gnaw at trees to release the sap and, like other monkeys, they love being high up in the trees and live in groups of about a dozen.

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Cheshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire northbound severe accident, between J17 for A534 Sandbach and J18 for A54 Middlewich.

    M6 Cheshire - Severe delays, two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M6 northbound between J17, A534 (Sandbach) and J18, A54 (Middlewich), because of an accident involving two lorries earlier on and a spillage on the road. Travel time is 1 hour and 30 minutes. Congestion to J16, A500 (Crewe).

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