The fire service has issued a warning after two dogs died in a house fire in Stoke-on-Trent, caused by a lit cigarette left on a settee.Read the full story ›
Inspirational fundraiser Stephen Sutton joins Peaches Geldof and Robin Williams in Google UK's list of most searched-for deaths this year.Read the full story ›
The A52 in Mayfield, Staffordshire is blocked both ways and there is heavy traffic after an accident near the B5032 Main Road.
The M6 Toll southbound exit slip road is closed at JT5 A5 / A5127 / A5148 (Lichfield/Wall Island).
It is because of the closure of the A5148.
The A5148 in Lichfield, Staffordshire is closed in both directions because of an numerous accidents and icy conditions between A5206 / A38 (Swinfen Island) and M6 Toll J5T / A5 / A5127 (Lichfield/Wall Island).
The exit slip road from the M6 Toll at JT5 is also closed.
The A523 in Rushton Spencer, Staffordshire is closed in both directions because of fog and ice around Station Lane.
Police have closed the road to avoid any serious accidents occurring.
The M54 westbound is closed after an accident between M6 and J1 A460 (Wolverhampton / Cannock).
The eastbound carriageway reopened at 9:55am and the westbound is now only closed between M6 and J1 while gritters treat the road.
Prince William will dedicate a new memorial in commemoration of the 1914 Christmas Truce, at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire today.
The memorial was designed by 10-year-old schoolboy Spencer Turner to mark the friendly football matches.
The Duke of Cambridge will also visit St Basils Supported Accommodation in Birmingham, which helps young homeless people in the city.
An 18-year-old man has been released on bail after being questioned over the death of a man who died in a suspected hit and run in Rugeley.
Joseph Hunt was found with serious injuries on Saturday morning at the junction of Western Springs Road and Church Street.
His family say Joe was a much loved son and brother, who was known by many people and loved by all.
The family of a 22-year-old who died yesterday following a suspected hit-and-run in Western Springs Road, Rugeley, have paid tribute to him.
Although Joseph Hunt has not yet been formally identified, his family have released a statement saying:
The family would like to say Joe was a much loved son and brother, who was known by many people and loved by all."