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  1. Crews battle as grass fire spreads

    A large wildfire in the Staffordshire Moorlands has now engulfed more than 200 acres.

    Fire

    Crews were first called to the blaze at the Roaches, in Upper Hulme, Staffordshire, on Thursday afternoon, and they remain at the scene.

    Fire

    It was intensified by high winds which spread the flames across the north of the moor.

    Smoke from the fire was reported as far away as South Yorkshire.

    Staffordshire Fire Service said Roach Road and the surrounding lanes are likely to remain closed for the next few days.

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  2. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It will be a mixed day with sunny spells and scattered showers, some of which could be heavy, and top temperatures of 22C (72F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, from J13 for A449 to J12 for A5.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J13, A449 (Stafford South) to J12, A5 (Gailey), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, from J14 for A5013 to J15 for A500.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J14, A5013 (Stafford North) to J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire northbound severe disruption, from J16 for A500 Stoke-On-Trent to J17 for A534 Old Mill Road Sandbach.

    M6 Cheshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J16, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) to J17, A534 (Sandbach), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, from J14 for A5013 to J15 for A500.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J14, A5013 (Stafford North) to J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, between J12 for A5 and J13 for A449.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J12, A5 (Gailey) and J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, between J15 for A500 and J14 for A5013.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J14, A5013 (Stafford North), because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, from J17 for Sandbach to J16 for Stoke-On-Trent.

    M6 Cheshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound from J17, Sandbach to J16, Stoke-On-Trent, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A34 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A34 Staffordshire southbound severe accident, from A5035 Longton Road to A51.

    A34 Staffordshire - A34 closed and slow traffic southbound from the A5035 Longton Road junction to Darlaston Island, because of an accident involving 2 vehicles.

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A5121 Staffordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A5121 Staffordshire both ways severe accident, from A5189 Shobnall Road to Nicholson Way.

    A5121 Staffordshire - A5121 Wellington Road in Burton upon Trent closed and slow traffic in both directions from the A5189 Shobnall Road junction to the Nicholson Way junction, because of an accident involving a car and debris on the road.

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M54 Staffordshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M54 Staffordshire westbound severe accident, at J1 for A460 Cannock Road Wolverhampton.

    M54 Staffordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M54 westbound at J1, A460 (Wolverhampton), because of an accident.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, from J15 for A500 to J16 for A500 Stoke-On-Trent.

    M6 Staffordshire - Lane closed on M6 northbound from J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) to J16, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent). Traffic is coping well.

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