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ROADS: M6 - SOUTHBOUND - STAFFORDSHIRE

There is very slow traffic due to an accident on the M6 Southbound between J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J14 A34 / A5013 / A5013 Creswell Grove (Stafford North).

The vehicles involved in the collision have been moved to the hard shoulder and all lanes have been re-opened.

Firefighters still tackling Stoke-on-Trent blaze

The fire produced "large plumes" of smoke. Credit: @fiveub

Firefighters continue to tackle a blaze on Redhills Road, in Milton, Stoke-on-Trent, which three fire engines first attended yesterday afternoon.

Staffordshire Fire service stated that the fire was burning 20 tonnes of plastic bales which produced "large plumes of smoke".

The force now ask for local residents in the surrounding area to keep windows and doors closed as a "precaution".

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Appeal after autistic man lured from home & beaten up

A man with autism says he's been left too afraid to leave his home after he was lured outside his flat and beaten up in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Joel Buckle has a broken nose and black eyes after he was repeatedly punched in the head during the assault in Burntwood in Staffordshire. Four suspects are being sought by police. His family believe Joel was deliberately attacked because of his disability. They've been speaking to Chris Halpin.

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