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A500 Northbound has been closed due to over running roadworks between A34 Newcastle Road / Peacock Hay Road (Talke Roundabout) and M6 J16 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent).

There is congestion on A500 D Road to A53 Etruria Road / Etruria Way (Basford Roundabout) and on A34 Congleton Road to A5011 Linley Road / Coalpit Hill (Talke Traffic Lights).

The road is expected to open around 08:30 after a broken down piece of plant machinery delayed the re-opening of the road earlier.



M6 - SOUTHBOUND Credit: Highways England

Traffic on M6 Southbound has been temporarily halted because of an oil spillage between J10A M54 and J10 A454 / B4464 (Wolverhampton / Walsall).

It is after an incident between a lorry and a tanker.

Prince William opens new Remembrance Centre

Prince William opens new Remembrance Centre Credit: ITV News Central

The Duke of Cambridge was the special guest at the official opening of the new Remembrance Centre at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire today.

Prince William was given a tour around the £15m redevelopment.

He also laid a wreath for PC Keith Palmer, who was killed during last week's terror attack in Westminster.

Meanwhile a vigil was held on Westminster Bridge on the site of the attack which took place a week ago today.

Prince William opens new Remembrance Centre Credit: ITV News Central
Prince William opens new Remembrance Centre Credit: ITV News Central

Man charged after armed police called to school

Armed police were called to Packmoor Ormiston Academy Credit: PA

A man has been arrested after police were called to reports of a man outside a school with an offensive weapon.

Valentin Burlui will appear before magistrates in Newcastle-under-Lyme this morning (29 March) after the incident at Packmoor Ormiston Academy yesterday (28 March).

The 38-year-old, of Russell Road, Stoke-on-Trent, is charged with one count of assault by beating and one count of possess a knife blade/sharp pointed article in a public place.

Officers were called to Packmoor yesterday morning following the incident and no one was injured.

Burlui was arrested at Stafford services, on the southbound M6.

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