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  1. 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

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    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, at J15 for A500 D Road.

    M6 Staffordshire - M6 lane closed on entry slip road southbound at J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  3. Video content

    Video caption: Mother's Day: 'Thanks to my adopted mum'
  4. Video content

    Video caption: Redundancy helped Stoke council worker become an author

    The former council worker is a writer who has sold more than a million copies of her books.

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Cheshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J17, A534 (Sandbach) to 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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, from J15 for A500 D Road to J14 for A34.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) to J14, A34 (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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire northbound severe disruption, from J17 for A534 Old Mill Road Sandbach to J18 for A54 Middlewich Road Middlewich.

    M6 Cheshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J17, A534 (Sandbach) to J18, A54 (Middlewich), 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 accident: M42 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M42 Warwickshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M42 southbound from J10, A5 (Tamworth) in Staffordshire to J9, A4097 (Curdworth) in Warwickshire, because of an accident.

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

  9. The weather to start your weekend

    John Hammond

    Weather forecaster

    Tonight is set to start clear but it won't stay that way in the West Midlands - here's the rest of the full forecast:

    Video content

    Video caption: John Hammond

    If you want an update on your local forecast at any other time, head to the BBC Weather website.

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, from J14 for A34 to J15 for A500 D Road.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J14, A34 (Stafford North) to J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well. In the roadworks area.

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

  11. Cannock Chase: 'Increase' in bad biker behaviour

    More police are going to be patrolling around a beauty spot to try and stop off-road motorbikes causing a nuisance.

    Part of Cannock Chase

    Staffordshire Police has seen an increase in reports of anti-social behaviour involving the bikes in Cannock Chase and Rugeley.

    Officers are going to specifically target areas of private land where they say riders are known to gather, as well as public places and forestry commission areas.

  12. Weather: Clear skies leading to a cold night

    BBC Weather

    Little change at first this evening, with dry and partly cloudy conditions prevailing.

    Through the night, low cloud, mist and fog will feed in from the north and west.

    Lows of 1C.

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    Video caption: Spells of sunshine for most and feeling very mild in the sun Highs of 15C.

    More from BBC Weather

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, from J14 for A34 to J15 for A500 D Road.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M6 northbound from J14, A34 (Stafford North) to J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of a broken down vehicle. Congestion to J13 (Stafford South). In the roadworks area.

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

  14. Video content

    Video caption: The pigs having a stroll on a main road in Cannock

    Police have been working to get the animals back into a field after their excursion blocked a road.