first_imgUncle: Half of Europe want Real Madrid midfielder Llorenteby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent and uncle of Marcos Llorente has cast doubt over his future at Real Madrid.The midfielder was named man of the match for the Club World Cup final victory over Al Ain on Saturday.Julio Llorente, his uncle and agent, admits going into the tournament they were preparing to leave Real next month.”We will remember this throughout his life because it is the first title in which Marcos has won,” said Julio Llorente.”To continue in Madrid is nice, but we knew it was not good for his development. We had the plan to leave on-loan until the match against Rayo.”Since the season ended with Alavés, I’ve been called by half of Europe, including Champions League teams.”I was surprised he did not have more participation.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


first_imgHAMILTON — The federal NDP says if it is elected this fall it will expand Canada’s health-care system, starting with fast-tracking a universal drug plan to ensure a late 2020 start date.NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says if his party forms government after the October federal election, it will inject $10 billion annually into a national pharmacare program.The NDP proposal would see the pharmacare program start sooner than an expert panel recently recommended.The panel said a national list of prescription drugs for pharmacare should be established by Jan. 1, 2022, and be expanded no later than Jan. 1, 2027.The NDP policy comes in a new “commitments document” — dubbed A New Deal for People — unveiled today at the Ontario NDP convention in Hamilton.In remarks provided to the media in advance of his convention speech Sunday morning, Singh says the plan would save families who already have insurance coverage $550 a year.“For the first time, every single Canadian can count on this,” he said. “If you need medication, if someone you love needs medication, you can get it — period. Paid for with your health card, not your credit card.”Singh said the NDP plan would also eventually expand universal coverage to dental, vision and hearing care as well.The 109-page document also contains promises to create 500,000 more affordable housing units, expand grant programs for post-secondary education and address the cost of cellphone service and high-speed broadband.The party is pledging to spend a billion dollars in 2020 to enhance child care across the country.The document also promises to restore door-to-door mail delivery to all communities that have lost it — which would cost $100 million — and to establish a gasoline-price watchdog to monitor fuel prices and prevent “gouging.”The party says it would raise government revenues to pay for its policies through a number of measures including increasing corporate taxes and by creating a so-called “wealth tax.”Taxes on the richest Canadians — those with net worth of $20 million or more — would jump by one per cent, generating several billion dollars annually in revenue.“The Liberals and Conservatives have been working for the people at the very top instead of working for you,” Singh said. “We are going to change that.”The party would roll back corporate tax cuts provided by previous governments to 2010 levels, an increase from the current 15 to 18 per cent, generating billions more for government coffers a year.Singh said the party would also institute a 15 per cent foreign buyers tax on residential purchases to prevent housing markets from overheating.The NDP does not make a specific promise to balance the federal budget.“In all cases, we will manage debt and deficits responsibly, borrowing when required to defend the services that Canadians and their families rely on, and moving to balance when prudent,” the document says.Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Presslast_img read more


first_imgBy Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe Tsuu T’ina Nation says a First Nations water bill proposed by the Harper government would leave its people parched in the midst of a major water shortage crunch.Alberta has been termed as a “bellweather” region in the global crisis over water scarcity and the Tsuu T’ina Nation reserve, which borders the southwest city limits of Calgary, finds itself fighting with the industrial, agricultural sectors along with neighbouring municipalities over an increasingly dwindling resource.During a presentation before the Aboriginal affairs committee Tuesday, a Tsuu T’ina Nation band councillor said the Harper government’s proposed bill S-8, an Act respecting the safety of drinking water on First Nations land, would sever Ottawa’s treaty responsibility to the First Nation and put it at the mercy of Alberta’s water regime that doesn’t recognize its rights over water.“The issue here is what if there is a conflict between the drinking water needs of a First Nation and a water allocation for irrigation or industrial purposes,” said Coun. Regena Crowchild. “The proposed act makes it very clear that water allocations by the provinces will be paramount over the drinking water needs of First Nations.”Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt, who appeared before Crowchild, told the committee the bill is necessary to improve the water situation for First Nations across the country by creating water-related regulations on-reserve.“Until regulations are in place, we know that achieving long-term sustainable progress will be challenging,” said Valcourt. “Modern equipment and good intentions are great, but they need regulations to support them. That is why all municipalities and communities off reserve across Canada have regulations in place.Valcourt said Ottawa is not trying to give any province jurisdiction over First Nations territory, but is simply creating a framework that would allow for regulations comparable to what exists off reserve.According to Crowchild, however, First Nations don’t need Ottawa’s help on this front and Tsuu T’ina is already developing its own water regulations.“All indications are that the proposed Act will simply adopt provincial laws and regulations regarding safe drinking water and waste water systems,” said Crowchild. “But the reality is that a large amount of water pollution on reserve lands is caused by weak provincial water standards…or by lack of enforcement of the law and regulations by the province.”The Tsuu T’ina, which signed Treaty 7 in 1877, chose the location of its 69,000 acre reserve between two rivers, the Bow and the Elbow, in hopes of securing water sources in perpetuity.“All of these sources of water have been largely polluted by industrial, agricultural and residential development,” said Crowchild, during her presentation to the committee which is studying the bill. “That is why we are very concerned about water pollution and safe drinking water.”For over a century, Alberta has relied on a water allocation regime based on water licenses which relies on a “first in time, first in right” principle, which essentially gives priority to those who have held licenses the longest.The Tsuu T’ina took Alberta to court over the issue. The matter is before the Alberta Court of Appeals. As it stands, however, the nation holds no water licenses, but maintains Treaty 7 is the only license the nation needs.The Tsuu T’ina Nation currently purchases its water from Calgary, brings in trucked water and also relies partially on underground water sources that are heavy with iron content.Drained by agricultural and oil and gas demands, Alberta’s rivers have faced 20 to 80 per cent declines in water levels over the past 100 years. Tsuu T’ina Coun. Gilbert Crowchild said southern Alberta would be bone dry within 50 years.Crowchild said Ottawa has a treaty responsibility to the Tsuu T’ina to help offset the expected spike in costs for keeping the taps flowing on the reserve.Under the proposed legislation, Crowchild said Ottawa is “washing its hands” of its responsibility.“Why is it we have to buy something we have never paid for in our life?” said Gilbert Crowchild.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more


first_imgNew Delhi: Citing the Pulwama terror attack, President Ram Nath Kovind Tuesday praised the valour and sacrifice of security forces in protecting the country and its citizens.Forces such as the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been playing a pivotal role in checking separatism and terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, he said. “The valour and bravery with which CRPF personnel faced the terrorists, who attacked the Parliament (in 2001), have become part of the legend of the country’s security forces. “CPRF personnel have played an appreciable role in checking separatism and terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said during a remembrance service at the National Police Memorial here. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The service marks the annual ‘Valour Day’ of the CRPF which remembers the gallant fight back by its personnel at the Sardar post in Gujarat’s Rann of Kutch against Pakistani troop on this day in 1965. The president paid tributes to police and paramilitary personnel killed in the line of duty, including the 40 CRPF jawans who lost their lives in the February 14 Pulwama terror attack. He laid a wreath at the memorial, a 30-foot-tall and 238-tonne black granite structure, which was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 21 last year on police commemoration day. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KKovind said a pall of gloom had descended on the country after the Pulwama attack.”People queued up to pay their respect to their (the CRPF personnel) sacrifice. I on behalf of the whole nation paid my deepest respect in remembrance of those brave hearts,” he said. Police personnel have always been alert and active to ensure the safety of the people, and have shown extraordinary commitment towards the nation, he said. This is for the first time that the president has visited the memorial located at Chanakyapuri here. Kovind, the supreme commander of the armed forces, was accorded a “national salute” and presented a guard of honour by a joint column of troops from all the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) such as the CRPF, BSF, ITBP, CISF and SSB. Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba; Director of the Intelligence Bureau, Rajiv Jain; Director of CRPF, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar; and other officials from paramilitary forces, police and the Union Home Ministry attended the event. In 1965, CRPF troops were posted on border-guarding duties and the Sardar post event is mentioned as a glorious chapter in the country’s military history when only two companies (about 150 personnel) of the force stood their ground and repulsed a Pakistani brigade attack.last_img read more


first_imgKolkata: The Calcutta University (CU) has started work to renovate all the buildings on its main campus at College Street in a bid to ensure proper conservation of all these buildings as per its heritage value. The state Public Works Department which is executing the work has consulted the West Bengal Heritage Commission (WBHC) and the entire process of renovation is being supervised by Partha Ranjan Das, heritage conservation architect of WBHC. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”The main purpose of preservation of heritage is to renovate the buildings in a way so that they maintain the look it had during its inception. Temporary constructions have come up inside the buildings here and there from time to time which does not go with the heritage. We are removing all encroachments that are deterrent to the heritage,” said Sonali Chakravarti Bannerjee, vice chancellor of Calcutta University. The verandahs of the buildings had turned into an eyesore with rooms for officers, attached toilets and similar constructions blocking the actual look of the balconies of heritage building. The four buildings that are being given a facelift are Asutosh Building, Darbhanga Building, Centenary Building and the Hardinge Building. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe Darbhanga Building erected in 1912 houses university offices, including the chambers of the Vice-Chancellor, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Registrar and the Controller of Examinations. The Asutosh Building unveiled in 1926 accommodates the postgraduate language and literature departments and the department of commerce. The Senate House that was erected in 1872 and was the first habitation of the varsity was demolished in 1960. It used to provide the venue for Senate meetings, the chamber of the Vice-Chancellor, offices of the Registrar and also examination and lecture halls. Elaborating on the renovation work, Kanakendu Sinha, superintending engineer (Presidency Circle) of the state PWD, said the work begun with through examination of the strength of the buildings. The Darbhanga Building was found to be in a weak condition with many old furniture, papers being dumped at the top floor of the building. “Most of these things being very old hardly had any value and were highly risky in terms of fire vulnerability too. All these things were brought down to reduce the load at the top before taking up the work. The university authorities had provided us with maps, drawings and similar material of the inception days which have helped us immensely in execution of the work,” Sinha said. The syndicate hall of the university has already seen a major facelift with air conditioning and video conference facilities. The photographs of 51 chancellors of the varsity till date has also been restored and put up on the wall of the syndicate room. The work that had started in the middle of 2018 is expected to be completed in the next four to five months. “After the completion of the work on this campus we will undertake work to renovate our Rajabazar Science Campus which is also another heritage building,” the Vice-Chancellor said.last_img read more


first_imgFormer Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel believes that Liverpool’s Alisson Becker must not “compromise his style”The Brazil international was signed by Liverpool this summer for a then world-record transfer fee of £67m for a goalkeeper from AS Roma.After keeping three clean sheets in his opening Premier League games, Allison was at fault for Leicester’s goal in Saturday’s 2-1 win for the Reds.The 25-year-old unsuccessfully tried to dribble past Kelechi Iheanacho, who then set-up Rachid Ghezzal to bring Leicester back into the game.But Schmeichel believes that the worst thing that Alisson can do now is changing the way he plays.“This is a new style,” he said on Sky Sports.“It’s what teams and managers are looking for. Someone who is very comfortable with their feet and can pass the ball even in tight areas.“You lose the ball every now and then. Every single player does that, no matter where they are on the pitch.“The worst thing he can do is compromise his style. Stay with it, be comfortable with it, that’s his way of playing.”Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.The Denmark legend believes that the upcoming months will be critical now for Alisson.“The next few months he will be under pressure. The media will be scrutinising every little thing he is doing,” continued Schmeichel.“How is he reacting to that? Can he still go out and play at this very high level? That is the art of goalkeeping. That you have that ability.“When he made the mistake, the camera was on him a few times, he looked worried. It was playing on his mind. He needs to work on that. It’s the only way you can survive.”The 54-year-old compared Alisson to former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar, who played for the club between 1980 and 1994 while making 628 appearances in the process.“When Liverpool were the most successful team in England and Europe they had a very entertaining goalkeeper,” said Schmeichel.“Grobbelaar was that kind of guy. He would be incredible for many, many games then come out for a cross he should not have come out for, and they concede a goal.“But the team knew that. They lived for that. It wasn’t a problem. He never changed and that, beyond anything, is the most important thing.”last_img read more


first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, Sheri-kae McLeod Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 25, 2017 – Providenciales – An American tourist, from Alabama, remains in serious condition at a Florida hospital after he was robbed at gunpoint and shot on June 23 while vacationing with his family in Turks and Caicos.The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force responded to the shooting in the Grace Bay of Providenciales, at around 1:43 a.m on Friday.   The injured tourist, identified as Keven Newman, was transported to the Cheshire Hall Medical Center where he received treatment for a wound in the abdominal area.   He was then medically evacuated to the United States and admitted to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for further treatment.Newman remains in serious condition, according to police.No arrests have been made in connection with the incident, which detectives are treating as a robbery.   Police said they are following up on “active” inquiries to identify those responsible.Newman, who lives in Smiths Station in eastern Alabama, was on vacation in Turks and Caicos with his wife and son when he was shot.   According to his wife, Tiffany Newman, one bullet pierced his abdomen and exited through his back.“It caused damage to his liver, but the main issue was that it hit his inferior vena cava and right kidney vein,” Tiffany Newman said in a statement obtained by ABC News on Saturday.   “He lost a very large amount of blood, so he received lots of transfusions yesterday.   The surgeon also had to remove his right kidney, and his left kidney function is being monitored closely. ”Newman’s wife said he is “stable” but remains on a ventilator.   His kidney isn’t functioning well due to the loss of blood, but his treating physician is “confident” his condition will slowly return to normal, she said.“His vitals are better today and they are giving him excellent care,” she said in her statement.  “I am so thankful and relieved he is here!”, she told ABC News.Family members and friends have set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to cover the steep cost of Newman’s medical expenses. Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance reportedly transported Newman for free “due to the emergent nature of the transport.”#magneticmedianews#touristshotintci STATEMENT FROM THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM ON RECENT SHOOTING OF VISITOR Recommended for you Dionisio D’Aguilar Introduced As CTO’s New Chairman Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Usain Bolt is the Seventh Most Popular Athlete in the Worldlast_img read more


first_imgA video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament`s Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain`s prime minister Theresa May (3L) reacts as opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn responds to her statement to the House of Commons in London on 14 January 2019. Photo: AFPThe British parliament holds a historic vote Tuesday on the Brexit deal agreed with the EU and all sides are bracing for turmoil when the text is almost certainly rejected.With just over two months to go until the scheduled Brexit date of 29 March, a bitterly divided Britain is in limbo and the world is on tenterhooks about what will happen next.Few expect the deal to pass, but the scale of prime minister Theresa May’s defeat could determine whether she tries again, loses office, delays Brexit — or if Britain even leaves the EU at all.MPs from all parties oppose the agreement, for different reasons, but on the eve of the vote May urged them to look again.”No, it is not perfect. And yes, it is a compromise,” she said.”But when the history books are written, people will look at the decision of this house… and ask: did we deliver on the country’s vote to leave the European Union?”Or did we let the British people down?”Nothing has changedThe deal was agreed with the EU in November after 18 months of talks described as Britain’s toughest since World War II.But hardline Brexit supporters fear it keeps Britain too closely tied to the EU and represents a “betrayal”, while pro-Europeans argue it leaves the country half-in, half-out.Rather than heal the divisions exposed by the 2016 Brexit referendum, it has reignited them, with pro-European MPs facing death threats and harassment outside parliament.Brexit supporters around the country have voiced growing frustration with what they see as parliamentary blockage of their democratic vote, while europhiles see hope in the increased talk of a second referendum to end the impasse.May postponed a House of Commons vote on the deal in December, facing certain defeat, and has since offered MPs clarifications she hopes will convince them.Criticism is focused on an arrangement to keep open the border with Ireland by aligning Britain with some EU trade rules, if and until London and Brussels sign a new economic partnership.May has offered parliament greater oversight of this so-called backstop, and at her request, EU leaders have also given written assurances that the arrangement would not become permanent.A handful of Conservative MPs have changed their minds to back the deal, but a junior minister resigned on Monday so he could vote against it — and the core of May’s critics say she has not done enough.”Nothing has fundamentally changed,” said Nigel Dodds of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), the Northern Irish party on whom May relies for her Commons majority.Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said May had “completely and utterly failed” to ease MPs’ concerns and said if she loses the vote on Tuesday night, she must call an election.His party has also threatened a confidence vote in her government.Risk of no dealVoting begins at 7:00 pm (1900 GMT), with MPs likely to decide on a number of amendments first, which could seek to change or kill the Brexit deal.In the event of a defeat, the government must set out what happens next by Monday at the latest.Speculation is growing on both sides of the Channel that May could ask to delay Brexit, but she said Monday: “I don’t believe that the date of March 29 should be delayed.”The withdrawal agreement includes plans for a post-Brexit transition period to provide continuity until a new relationship is drawn up, in return for continued budget contributions from London.Without it, and if there is no delay, Britain will sever 46 years of ties with its nearest neighbours this spring with no new arrangements to ease the blow.MPs fearful of a “no deal” scenario have vowed to use parliamentary procedures to force the government to seek an alternative plan that the Commons can support.Some commentators suggest May could return to Brussels, seeking further assurances on the deal and the future EU-UK relationship and ask parliament to vote again.”At the second time of asking, MPs might just vote for her deal over the catastrophe that would be no deal,” said John Springford, deputy director of the Centre for European Reform.last_img

first_imgKolkata: Breaking new ground, Kolkata’s Jiya Das has become the first transgender Operation Theatre technician in an Indian hospital, but theatre artists and actors from the community still face discrimination in the culture-loving city, say activists. Jiya, who once had to dance at gun point in soirees in Uttar Pradesh, is now working in a city-based super-specialty hospital, said Bappaditya Mukherjee, Secretary, Prantakatha, an organisation working for marginalised youth. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights “For young people, it is very important to get livelihood. Almost one and half years back, we organised an event called ‘Saathrangi’. During that event, a health entrepreneur said that he will take two members of the transgender community and train them as OT technicians. “Today Jiya Das is the first transgender OT technician in the country,” said Mukherjee. Jiya is treated at par with others in the hospital, he said at a panel discussion titled “South Asian Dialogue on LGBTQI Youth and Livelihood Discrimination” at the American Centre on Wednesday. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed However, Ranjita Sinha, member of the West Bengal Transgender Board, said problems of the transgender community are getting confused with female issues. “I respect all members of LGBTQI community but transgenders are always visible, hence they face discrimination and violence all the time. The census still is not clear on the transgender community and we are mixing our issues with female issues,” said Sinha. “The West Bengal Transgender Board is supported by the women and child development and social welfare board. I have no idea where the movement is heading,” added Sinha. An activist-cum-theatre personality Anurag Maitrayee said that there is politics between the privileged and non-privileged within the LGBTQ community. To understand the pulse one has to step out and visit the interiors to know what the person actually feels. “For transgender people, monetary exploitation in the field of art and entertainment is tremendous, which must be addressed. We are made to understand that we are at least getting some work,” said Maitrayee. Samarpan Maiti, who finished second runner-up at the Mr Gay World 2018, shared his ordeal and how he faced discrimination in reputed institutes of Kolkata. The condition in rural areas is even worse. “I have seen parents cutting all financial aid for a lesbian girl and not letting them continue their education out of fear that if they are financially independent they will not succumb to the pressures of getting married. They are forcibly married off,” said Subhagata Ghosh, one of the founder members of Sappho for Equality, a Kolkata based 19 year old organisation working for lesbians and bisexual and transgender women. She also mentioned that the condition in the rural and suburban regions is all the more difficult, citing the recent suicide of two girls amid some evidence that they were in love. “Now in that village parents are trying to restrict all the girls from going to school thinking they would become vulnerable and do something like this,” said Ghosh.last_img read more


first_imgHello and welcome to Stoke-on-TrentLive’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Friday January 4. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the traffic and travel and weather updates – as well as news and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.stokeontrentlive.co.uk Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @SOTLive – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on Facebook – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive . 17:30Due to an RTC the #A536 is closed at #PexhallRoad on the #Macclesfield side and #BankLane on the #Congleton side. Please avoid until we announce the road clear.— Cheshire Police Taskforce (@CPTaskforce) January 4, 201917:27A527 Porthill Road clear at A500 D Road / Longbridge Hayes Road / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank).16:52A527 Biddulph Road coming from Brinley Ford Southbound busy but moving at A5272 High Lane roundabout. 16:52Brownhills Road / Davenport Street / Newcastle Street busy but moving between A500 (Porthill Bank) and Tunstall. 16:27@PoliceShelton & @Hanleypolice have supported Stoke on Trent’s Sudenese community with their peaceful demonstration, which took place this afternoon in Shelton and Hanley. #ProtestLiaisonOfficers #NoIssuse #lawfulProtest @StaffsPolice pic.twitter.com/EfqB1yLCvW— Shelton Police (@PoliceShelton) January 4, 201915:52Moorland Road busy but moving at A5272 High Lane / A5272 Hanley Road / Bank Hall Road (Smallthorne Roundabout). 15:52Services at a stand on Virgin Trains West Coast between Stafford and Crewe due to signalling problem. 12:53Dog left to die in ditch – with another left dumped by busy road just days after giving birthThe RSPCA are investigating after both animals were dumped in Stoke-on-Trent. More here12:01Lane closed due to accident on A500One lane closed and queueing traffic due to accident on A500 D Road Northbound before A34 Talke Road (Talke Roundabout).The accident is just prior to the Talke exit.11:42Man, 38, charged after Douglas MacMillan charity box stolen from shopHe is set to appear in court this morning. More here.11:18Firefighters working to rescue cat from treeThe cat is believed to have been stuck since Tuesday. More here.10:37Cash only at Stafford ServicesA Highways England spokesman said:Stafford Services M6 southbound between J15 Hanchurch to J14 Creswell- Cash only due to no internet – card machines not working. “10:14Shock as town centre restaurant closes ‘with immediate effect’ The restaurant and wine bar has apologised to customers and thanked them for their support. More here. 09:31Four way traffic lights causing delays at Cobridge Traffic LightsQueueing traffic due to temporary traffic lights on A53 Cobridge Road at A50 Waterloo Road (Cobridge Traffic Lights).Four-way temporary lights installed but cause for this is not known. (Image: Inrix)09:13Woman, 58, dies in accident on A500The A500 was closed for more than five and a half hours following the accident last night. More here.08:58Bull Lane partially blocked due to accident between Brindley Ford and PackmoorBull Lane Westbound partially blocked due to accident from Handley Drive to Mellor Street. Traffic is coping well.Between A527 Outclough Road and Newchapel. (Image: Inrix)08:53Police step up patrols as youths cause anti-social behaviour in townThe youths are believed to have travelled from Crewe to Congleton. More here.08:53Arrest made after break-ins at businesses Police have made the arrest overnight following recent burglaries in the town. More here. 08:33Broken down lorry causing delays on M6M6 Northbound lane closed on exit slip road, queueing traffic due to broken down lorry at J14 A34 (Stafford North).Lane one (of two) is closed heading down to the roundabout. (Image: Inrix)08:20Abandoned Snoop the dog moves closer to being put up for adoptionThe charity hopes to assess the dog, abandoned just before Christmas, to help find him a forever home. More here.’Snoop’ the dog08:15Statement expected on A500 accidentWe have contacted Cheshire Police about an accident that closed the A500 for more than five hours overnight. We understand a statement will be issued later today.07:55Woodhouse Lane now closed due to accidentWoodhouse Lane in both directions closed due to accident, a single vehicle involved between Pennine Way and Under The Hill.Traffic officers are at the scene. 07:43Accident in Biddulph MoorWoodhouse Lane partially blocked, queueing traffic due to accident from Under The Hill to Pennine Way.Between Biddulph Moor and A527 Congleton Road. (Image: Inrix)06:53Arrest after charity box stolen from furniture storePolice made the arrest last night. More here.06:29Police warn motorists in Staffordshire not to leave cars unattended while defrosting windscreensA Staffordshire Police spokesman said:Frosty morning across Staffordshire today. Don’t leave your car unattended whilst defrosting the windscreen. “06:27A34 busy but moving in Trent ValeA34 Newcastle Road busy but moving between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange). (Image: Inrix)06:11Good morningWe’ll be keeping you up to date with the latest news throughout the day.last_img read more