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Send your videos to [email protected] to The Sentinel’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Thursday, April 12. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the weather, traffic and travel as well as news, sport 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 . 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 – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. Key EventsMadeley pub fire18:57Masked men target shop18:18Hunt continues for teenager following murder12:55Two Staffordshire branches of Carpetright to close09:5123:04End of live reportingAnd that is the end of today’s live blog brought to you by the StokeonTrentLive team. Live reporting will resume tomorrow.22:13M6 southboundThe M6 southbound between junction 15, Stoke-on-Trent, and junction 14, Stafford North, closed at 10pm because of overnight roadworks. The carriageway will reopen at 5pm. A diversion is in place via the A500 and A34.22:05Fire station updatesThe city’s major fire stations have not reported any major incidents since firefighters swapped shifts at 7pm.20:42Weather forecastTomorrow is looking like it could be a wet day with up to 10 hours of rain forecast.The Met Office says there is a 90 per cent chance of rain at around 4am in Stoke-on-Trent that could well last into the late afternoon.It looks as though things could clear up around 2pm.The forecaster said: “It will be a damp, cloudy start on Friday with areas of hill fog and drizzle. Cloud will lift and break up later in the afternoon. Maximum temperature 11 °C. “After a murky start on Saturday, there will be sunshine and isolated showers later. Showery rain and brighter spells are expected on Sunday; then largely dry and sunny on Monday.”19:55Police to be issued cameras (Image: John Jenkins)Police officers could soon be wearing body worn video cameras to help boost the chances of convictions in the courts following a successful trial.Cheshire Police first introduced body cams for its firearms officers last year before the taser units and football spotters had a chance to don the kit earlier this month.But police and crime commissioner David Keane has now announced all frontline bobbies will have cameras by the end of the year. Read more.19:34A50 UttoxeterTraffic is slow and the A50 in Uttoxeter is partially blocked because firefighters were called to a van. Initial reports were of a lorry fire but firefighters confirmed it was a false report.A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “We attended the A50 in Uttoxeter to a box van with a blown turbo. We attended and it was a false alarm.” 18:57KEY EVENTMadeley pub fire (Image: Simon White)A fire at a pub has caused a main road to close while firefighters from across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire tackle the blaze. Firefighters from Hanley, Sandyford, Newcastle, and Longton, rushed to the Offley Arms, in Poolside, Madeley , shortly after 5.20pm tonight (April 12) because of a building fire. Traffic monitoring company INRIX reported the blaze is located between New Road and Vicarage Lane. Read more.18:18KEY EVENTMasked men target shopA masked gang broke into a convenience store in the early hours of the morning in an attempt to steal a cash machine.Four men wearing balaclavas targeted the McColls branch in Congleton Road North, Scholar Green, shortly after 2am this morning (April 12).But they then fled the scene empty-handed. Read more. 17:59Ex-lorry driver’s incredible weight loss after ‘wake-up call’ heart attack and diabetes diagnosisRetired lorry driver Malcolm Hodgkinson had a much-needed ‘wake-up call’ when he suffered a heart attack – without even realising.But it took 16 more years, plus a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and underactive thyroid, before he took serious action on his weight.By the time he retired, in March last year, he’d ballooned to 16st 7lb.Find out how he lost it, and what he looks like now, in our full report. This is what Malcolm Hodgkinson looked like before his four stone weight loss (Image: Copyright Unknown)16:59Update on collapsed manholeThe Eastbound lane closure will be in place until at least Friday Morning, it has been confirmed. 16:28Collapsed manhole on A500One lane of the A500 is closed due to emergency repairs on the Eastbound stretch before M6 J16 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent). Traffic is coping well.Lane one (of two) has been shut.15:31There are even more benefit and pension changes coming to people in Stoke-on-Trent in 2018Earlier this month we revealed eight tax and benefit changes which will affect people in Stoke-on-Trent this year.But things are now being shaken-up even more than we thought, with additional changes being announced.As the new financial year begins this month, it’s worth being aware of what’s happening just in case it affects you.Find out more about the latest changes in our full story. 15:02Naked Attraction is looking for contestants – could you join former Stoke-on-Trent applicants?Naked Attraction is the saucy dating show where contestants strip off in the hope of finding love – and it’s looking for people from Stoke-on-Trent to take part.Now on its third series, the Channel 4 show is hosted by Anna Richardson.In a typical episode, singletons choose a date, from a selection of six people, after each of their bodies are revealed bit by bit.Last year details of the auditions in Stoke-on-Trent – unlike its contestants – were kept strictly under wraps. We do know they took place at a Hanley hotel. For details on how to enter this year, see our full story. Anna Richardson presents Naked Attraction on Channel 4 (Image: CHANNEL 4)14:37Busy roads in TunstallThere’s heavy traffic on A527 Brownhills Road Westbound between Pinnox Street and A500 Queensway / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank) for the second day in a row. 13:43Jewellery and cash stolen during burglaryPolice are investigating after burglars stole cash and jewellery from a house on a busy estate. More here.12:55KEY EVENTHunt continues for teenager following murderTom Ward is wanted in connection with the death of Arthur Gumbley at his home in Sutton Coldfield in November 2017. More here.Tom Ward, left, is wanted in connection with the death of Arthur Gumbley (Image: Staffordshire Police)12:27Re-surfacing in Cliffe ValeResurfacing work and junction improvements on B5045 Shelton New Rd at A500 D Road.Various restrictions in place throughout the works including overnight closures. Until 21st May.11:03Polysterene causing delays on A53Heavy traffic and partially blocked due to polystyrene on road on A53 Eastbound around A5010 Etruria Road / Festival Way (Festival Park Roundabout).Police advise the road is still passable but to approach with care. (Image: Inrix)10:53Heavy traffic on the A500Queueing traffic and traffic heavier than normal on A500 D Road Southbound at A5007 City Road (City Road Interchange). 10:26Broken down vehicle in StaffordA Staffordshire Police spokesman said:We are currently assisting with a broken down vehicle on Weston Road, by the old University roundabout where it meets the Beaconside. The vehicle is in a live lane of traffic, and it is advised to use an alternate route if travelling this way.” 09:51KEY EVENTTwo Staffordshire branches of Carpetright to closeTwo Staffordshire branches of Carpetright are among the 92 stores set to close, it was announced today. More here.Carpetright in Stafford (Image: Google)09:3809:06A50 busy but movingA50 Westbound busy but moving from Meir Tunnel towards the A500 D Road (Sideway Roundabout).09:01Broken down lorry still causing delaysA500 Northbound exit slip road partially blocked due to broken down lorry at Alsager Road (Audley Turn Off). Traffic is coping well.08:38Road causing delays on A53 in Newcastle BoroughSlow traffic on A53 Whitmore Road in both directions at Seabridge Lane. In the roadworks area. 08:29Traffic queuing as result of broken down lorry Queueing traffic on A500 Eastbound at M6 J16 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent). 08:28Broken down lorry at junction 16 of M6Police are currently working to recover the lorry.A Staffordshire Police spokesman said:Our patrols are currently with a broken down HGV at Junction 16 of the M6. Recovery are with the vehicle at the moment and the road will be clear shortly.” 08:27Broken down lorry blocking slip road on A500 A500 Northbound exit slip road partially blocked due to broken down lorry at Alsager Road (Audley Turn Off). Traffic is coping well. (Image: Inrix)08:22Delays of 25 minutes on M6There are now delays of 25 minutes on the M6 Northbound due to an accident in Cheshire. More on that here.08:17Issues with Virgin Trains mobile app this morningA Virgin Trains spokesman said: We have been made aware of an issue with our mobile app where tickets are not showing or booking correctly. If you have an issue with this whilst travelling, please use your booking reference numbers to validate travel.” Watch Next Video Loading Video Unavailablecenter_img The video will start in 1Cancel Play now How to download The Sentinel’s new FREE app Video will play in  Share this videolast_img

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