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MOTORWAY: M6 - SOUTHBOUND - STAFFORDSHIRE

Two lanes are blocked and traffic is queueing due to accident on M6 Southbound between J14 A34 / A5013 / A5013 Creswell Grove (Stafford North) and J13 A449 (Stafford South).

Lanes one and two are blocked but a third lane is still open near Stafford.

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Reports: Guests evacuated from rollercoaster at Alton Towers

There are reports people have had to be evacuated from a rollercoaster at Alton Towers after a power outage caused the ride to stop midway.

Pictures on social media show people on the rollercoaster Th13teen, which appears to have broken down.

Burton-on-Trent woman charged with IS membership

A woman from Staffordshire has been charged with inciting terrorism and being a member of Islamic State.

The 26-year-old, who is from Burton-on-Trent stands accused of sending tweets encouraging others to "commit, prepare or instigate" acts of terror.

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has also been charged with belonging to a banned organisation, Islamic State, between October 2014 and January this year, according to West Midlands Police.

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