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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A38 Staffordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A38 Staffordshire both ways severe accident, from A5192 Cappers Lane to Rykneld Street Alrewas.

    A38 Staffordshire - A38 closed in both directions from Lichfield to Alrewas, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, from J9 for A4097 Kingsbury Road Curdworth to J10 for A5 Watling Street.

    M42 Warwickshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M42 northbound from J9, A4097 (Curdworth) to J10, A5 (Tamworth), because of a vehicle fire.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, at M6.

    M6 Cheshire - Heavy traffic on M6 southbound at M6, Sandbach Services, because of broken down vehicle on the slip road into the services.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A525 Staffordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A525 Staffordshire both ways severe accident, around St Patrick's Drive.

    A525 Staffordshire - A525 Keele Road in Newcastle blocked and very slow traffic in both directions around the St Patrick's Drive junction, because of an accident involving 8 cars. Expect delays.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, at M6.

    M6 Cheshire - M6 entry slip road partially blocked southbound at M6, Sandbach Services, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  6. Video: What's the weather got in store?

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    There will be further outbreaks of rain, sleet and hill snow this evening and overnight, with lows of 1C (34F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  7. Burglar who unwrapped Christmas presents is jailed

    A burglar who broke into a Rugeley home and unwrapped Christmas presents has been jailed for four years.

    James Hayes

    Not seeing anything he wanted to take, Staffordshire Police said 38-year-old James Hayes, who has no fixed address, stole jewellery from the home instead.

    He broke in on 19 December.

    The Staffordshire force said he was stopped by officers as he drove away, with the stolen property returned.

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe accident, at J16 for A500 Stoke-On-Trent.

    M6 Staffordshire - M6 lane closed on entry slip road and queuing traffic northbound at J16, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of an accident.

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

  9. Roads warning as heavy snow falls

    BBC News Travel

    Motorists are being warned to be careful on the roads this evening, with temperatures dropping and snow forecast for parts of the West Midlands.

    Earlier, police in Staffordshire reported it falling heavily in the Moorlands area.

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    Video caption: Refugee boy, 11, plays piano at Stoke-on-Trent charity shop

    Rifat Ozturk, originally from Turkey, arrived in Stoke-on-Trent with his parents.

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, between M6 and J15 for A500 D Road.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound between M6, Stafford Services and J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of a broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area.

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, between J14 for A34 and M6.

    M6 Staffordshire - Stationary traffic on M6 northbound between J14, A34 (Stafford North) and M6, Stafford Services, because of all traffic being temporarily held and emergency repairs.

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

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    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, between J14 for A34 and J13 for A449.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J14, A34 (Stafford North) and J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of a broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area.

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

  14. Video content

    Video caption: Boris Johnson on Brexit: 'Shameful' to extend Article 50

    The former foreign secretary says "the totemic date" of 29 March for leaving the EU should not change.

  15. Six years for driver who caused death of motorcyclist

    A Stoke-on-Trent man has been sentenced to six years in prison after he admitted causing the death of a motorcyclist on the A500 in May 2017.

    Staffordshire Police said James Virgo, 33 and from Chilworth Grove, was driving at more than 70mph in a 40mph area while under the influence of cocaine, cannabis, nordiazepam and diazepam.

    James Virgo

    The motorcyclist, 65-year-old Stephen Philips from Stoke-on-Trent, died at the scene from multiple head injuries. His bike was in a collision with Virgo's Citroen C2 and another vehicle.

    Virgo was sentenced at Stoke Crown Court earlier, having admitted his guilt at an earlier hearing.

  16. Arrest after fire at house in Eccleshall

    A 47-year-old man has been arrested by police investigating a house fire at Eccleshall yesterday afternoon.

    Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said there were people inside the property on Newport Road, but they all managed to get out and no-one was hurt.

    Staffordshire fire engine

    Staffordshire police said it believed the fire was started deliberately and arrested the man on suspicion of arson.

  17. Hill snow warning issued

    Hill snow in the north of Staffordshire could cause travel disruption later today, the Met Office is warning.

    Weather map

    The yellow warning for snow comes into effect at 13:00 and remains in place until midnight.

    The Met Office says to expect some snow to also fall in Shropshire and Herefordshire.