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Traffic on the M6 Credit: Highways England

Two lanes are closed and there's queueing traffic due to a broken down vehicle on M6 Southbound between Junction 14 A34 / A5013 / A5013 Creswell Grove (Stafford North) and Junction 13 A449 (Stafford South).

  1. Robert Townsend

Weekend Picks: A free Christmas at the Castle

Throughout December: Stafford Castle and Visitor Centre, Newport Road

First built by William the Conqueror to subdue the rebellious population, the Castle here has dominated the Stafford skyline for over 900 years, and over 900 Christmases.

Now you can uncover the secrets of the ancient site through the Norman times, the medieval period, the English Civil War and right up to the present day, as part of an alternative Christmas experience.

Take a walk through the castle woodland and solve a Christmas riddle for a chance to be entered in to a free festive prize draw.

Cookies and hot chocolate will be available in the visitor centre throughout the free event and there are some unique gifts available with all proceeds helping to maintain this impressive symbol of our regions heritage.

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No trains at Stafford after signalling failure

All lines are blocked at Stafford train station due to a fault with the signalling system, causing serious disruption this evening.

Virgin Trains confirmed that coaches were being ordered for several services, and directed customers to their website for live updates.

  1. Maya Patel

Weekend Picks: Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show

Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show: Sat 15th - 16th Oct (Staffordshire County Showground, Stafford)

Credit: Joe Dick

The Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show takes place this weekend.

This year’s show will welcome former racers Dave Aldana, Don Emde, Mert Lawwill and Gene Romero who’ll be sharing their stories with showgoers.

There will be a dedicated Suzuki area at this year’s event where Barry Sheene’s 1976 and 1977 world championship-winning bikes will be on display for visitors to take a look at.

For times, prices and more information: www.classicbikeshows.com/event/carole-nash-classic-motorcycle-mechanics-show/

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