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Final day of Mid Staffordhsire NHS Trust today

Fire crews to strike from 6pm this evening.

Follow our live coverage of the Staffordshire fireworks blaze aftermath on our blog here

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BREAKING NEWS: Staffordshire Police now saying they believe two people are unaccounted for and a 53-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the blaze and remains in custody.

Statement due shortly from Staffordshire Police updating the details of the Stafford fire last night. See link below for LIVE updates...

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Fresh pictures now coming in from the scene of the Stafford fire now coming in... Here's one taken by our reporter Katy Rose Meaney. See more updates and pics on the fire via the link below.

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Details in overnight of a crash involving three cars, which left six people injured in Walsall.

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Drivers warned of an accident in Walsall this morning.

Scenes from Baswich Lane this morning following the huge blaze last night.

Reports in overnight of possible lamping in the Wombourne area.

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West Brom dismayed by Julian Speroni

SOCCER : Barclays Premier League - West Bromwich Albion v Crystal Palace

Boss Alan Irvine has described comments by Julian Speroni as “disappointing” – after the Crystal Palace goalkeeper hit out at West Brom defender Craig Dawson.


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Mouthwash and hogwash

Benedict Cumberbatch at a photocall for The Imitation Game at the Corinthia Hotel in central London. (Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on Britain's epidemic of gum disease, bunkum in Baker Street and something tacky for Remembrance Day.


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Review: The Witch of Edmonton Swan Theatre, Stratford

The Witch of Edmonton

Great actor, shame about the play. It was a privilege to see Dame Eileen Atkins, one of the finest performers of our time, stepping into the limelight at Stratford at the age of 80 and delivering a master class in spoken drama.


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Impreza impresses with simple plain logic


How can you not warm to a car when the man charged with selling hundreds of them tells you the company ‘went through a pretty sticky patch three or four years ago.’


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BA owner sees profits climb

British Airways' profits are up after it grew capacity and maintained its focus on cost control

The owner of British Airways stepped up pressure on its European rivals today by forecasting it will make bigger than expected profits this year.

Many ex-Remploy staff 'unemployed'

The former Remploy office in Nottingham.

Most disabled workers laid off after the closure of Remploy factories have not found another job a year after they shut, according to a new report.

Family-friendly tests for new laws

Iain Duncan Smith says families are the foundation of society

Every new domestic law or Government policy will have to pass five tests to ensure it is family-friendly before being approved by ministers, under guidance released by Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith.


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