Stoke-on-Trent's more recognisable sportsman, Phil Taylor, has today joined fans at a bookmakers in Birmingham for a game of darts.
The 16-time world champion is taking part in the Premier League at the NIA in Birmingham tomorrow.
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Cloudy with rain or drizzle at times, locally heavy over higher ground in Shropshire and Staffordshire.
Rain, persistent and heavy at times, will affect the region through the day with hill fog over Derbyshire Peaks.