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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, at J11 for A460.

    M6 Staffordshire - M6 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J11, A460 (Cannock), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  2. Girl airlifted to hospital following serious crash

    A nine-year-old girl has been left with potentially life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car, police said.

    Staffordshire Police

    She was initially airlifted to Royal Stoke hospital after the crash which happened at about 16:30, in Lower Milehouse Lane, Newcastle-under-Lyme.

    She was later flown to Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool.

    Staffordshire Police is asking for any witnesses to come forward.

  3. Personifying the two main political parties

    Video content

    Video caption: Labour and Conservatives: What do voters make of the two main parties?
  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A41 Shropshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A41 Shropshire northbound severe disruption, at A519 Roundabout.

    A41 Shropshire - A41 Newport Bypass in Forton closed northbound at the A519 Roundabout junction. On the roundabout.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound from J14, A5013 (Stafford North) to J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of an accident.

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

  6. 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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, between J16 for A500 Stoke-On-Trent and J15 for A500.

    M6 Cheshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J16, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, between J15 for A500 and J16 for A500 Stoke-On-Trent.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane blocked on M6 northbound between J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J16, 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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, between J17 for A534 Old Mill Road Sandbach and J16 for A500 Stoke-On-Trent.

    M6 Cheshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J17, A534 (Sandbach) and J16, A500 (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 disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane blocked on M6 southbound between J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J14, A5013 (Stafford North), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  11. 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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

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

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

  13. Winter pressure cash 'to create 64 hospital beds'

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    Dozens of new hospital beds are going to be created at the Royal Stoke University Hospital with £8.82m from the government.

    Royal Stoke

    Ministers have given the funds to the University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust to try and ease pressures this winter.

    This afternoon, managers at the site say they will use the money to install two temporary wards with a total of 64 beds.