Behold our retail Christmas future? Perhaps.Apple officially activated iBeacon today, meaning customers in all 254 of its U.S. stores can be tracked – with their permission – and sent notifications as they shop.The iBeacon feature, which was designed for IOS 7, utilizes Bluetooth transmitters to provide accurate location data indoors. That means it can sense exactly where customers are in the store, right down to the very aisle.Users who download the Apple Store app and allow iBeacon to track them can now receive in-store notifications about upcoming deals, events and when their order is ready for pickup, according to the Associated Press, which got a glimpse of the technology this week. It can also alert users to their upgrade eligibility if they are near another iPhone or tablet.Related: Should You Be Worried About Apple Having Your Fingerprints?The company intends for the feature to make the Apple Store experience even more personalized. Apple says iBeacon gives apps “a whole new level of micro-location awareness, such as trail markers in a park, exhibits in a museum, or product displays in stores,” according to the Associated Press.About 20 iBeacon transmitters have been placed in Apple’s Fifth Avenue location in New York City, and the tech is already finding a home outside the walls of the Apple Store. Major League Baseball is planning to use iBeacon to enhance their At The Ballpark iOS 7 app, which will give MLB fans location-specific perks, like coupons, the Associated Press reported.With the accessibility of Apple’s micro-location technology, even more apps with these types of features are probably not far behind. But between iBeacon and Jeff Bezos’s announcement about Amazon Prime Air, this holiday season is starting to seem a little like something George Orwell or Aldous Huxley could have dreamt up. And that’s even before we get to NORAD’s annual tracking of Old St. Nick.Related: Get This: Drones That Attack and Take Over Other Drones Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 2 min read Register Now » December 6, 2013 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals
White cane, white stick, guide cane — however you refer to it — the traditional cane for the visually impaired has long been in need of a high-tech makeover. And now it has one, with technology inspired by bats, which can “see” in the dark using echolocation.Yes, a cane that uses sonar-like technology to see its environment and help people with visual impairments get around more safely. Far out, right?Enter the SmartCane, developed by computer scientists in Delhi, India. It’s not a cane in and of itself. Rather it’s a small, lightweight electronic device that attaches to the handle of a typical guide cane.Related: This Mighty Exoskeleton Can Give You Superhuman Strength (Sort Of)The nifty, double speaker-outfitted plastic attachment emits long (9-foot) and short (6-foot) ultrasound waves. As users wave the cane from left to right when they walk, the ultrasonic beams bounce off of and identify obstacles in the user’s path, particularly above knee height, a critical ability that old-school guide canes annoyingly don’t have.When someone or something is in the user’s way, the SmartCane vibrates to tactilely tip off the user to (insert lurking danger here, trees, moving cars, etc.), ideally in time to avert awkward and potentially dangerous collisions.Related: Google Is Developing an Ingestible Cancer-Detecting PillSo, yeah, it works pretty much the same way bats cluck echolocating chirps to find their way and their prey in the dark, only the device doesn’t sound as, well, scary.A similar add-on device, the UltraCane, was invented in 2011 in the United Kingdom. In a lot of ways, it works like the SmartCane, with some slight differences. Both smart cane attachment devices can be used indoors and outdoors. And their aim is the same: To keep the visually impaired on the right — and more importantly safe — path. Here’s a look at the UltraCane: Related: It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. No, It’s a Flying Car (Finally)! October 30, 2014 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 2 min read
Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » Hackers going by the name Shadow Brokers said on Monday they will auction stolen surveillance tools they say were used by a cyber group linked to the U.S. National Security Agency.To arouse interest in the auction, the hackers released samples of programs they said could break into popular firewall software made by companies including Cisco Systems Inc., Juniper Networks Inc. and Fortinet Inc.The companies did not respond to request for comment, nor did the NSA.Writing in imperfect English, the Shadow Brokers promised in postings on a Tumblr blog that the auctioned material would contain “cyber weapons” developed by the Equation Group, a hacking group that cyber security experts widely believe to be an arm of the NSA.The Shadow Brokers said the programs they will auction will be “better than Stuxnet,” a malicious computer worm widely attributed to the United States and Israel that sabotaged Iran’s nuclear program.Reuters could not contact the Shadow Brokers or verify their assertions. Some experts who looked at the samples posted on Tumblr said they included programs that had previously been described and therefore were unlikely to cause major damage.“The data [released so far] appears to be relatively old; some of the programs have already been known for years,” said researcher Claudio Guarnieri, and are unlikely “to cause any significant operational damage.”Still, they appeared to be genuine tools that might work if flaws have not been addressed. After examining the code released Monday, Matt Suiche, founder of UAE-based security startup Comae Technologies, concluded they looked like “could be used.”Other security experts warned the posting could prove to be a hoax. The group said interested parties had to send funds in advance of winning the auction via Bitcoin currency and would not get their money back if they lost.The auction will end at an unspecified time, Shadow Brokers said, encouraging bidders to “keep bidding until we announce winner.”(By Joseph Menn; Editing by Cynthia Osterman) This story originally appeared on Reuters 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals August 16, 2016
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Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 5 min read November 3, 2016 Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. In Minneapolis, more than 5 percent of people bike to work. The bike culture has spawned a winter bike expo, a bike-related art poster fair and supports a community of artisan bicycle makers, independent bike retailers and accessory makers.Shops like A Train Cycles, Appleman and Peacock Groove (no relation to me) turn out a variety of bicycles, including some designed for riding in the Minnesota snow. Brake Bread will even deliver fresh-baked bread by bicycle right to your door.Today’s consumers crave unique and personalized products and services, and businesses like these are part of a massive new opportunity for small businesses to take on the big guys.Related: 21 Ways to Market Your Business OnlineThe bulging beer cooler at your neighborhood market is another perfect example. Craft breweries quadrupled their share of the U.S. beer market from about 5 percent in 2008 to now more than 20 percent, according to the Craft Brewers Association.Niche grocers also are grabbing share. Fueled by hyper-localization and specialization — think local honey and small batch hot sauce — natural/gourmet stores are projected to grow 6.8 percent annually over the next four years. That’s more than double the growth expected for discount stores, according to a recent Nielsen report.The North American Handmade Bike Show has grown to 180 exhibitors and thousands of attendees from its beginnings in 2005, when 23 exhibitors showed off their wares for 700 biking enthusiasts.No matter what the business, today’s consumers want something unique. That means the huge scale of big chains and corporations has turned from an advantage to an Achilles heel that small businesses can take advantage of. It might seem daunting, but the opportunity is real.According to a new study from QuickBooks, this rising demand for niche products and services is one of the key trends small businesses can leverage to drive success and tap new markets.Access to world-class business infrastructure, valuable data, a talented pool of on-demand employees and cost-effective online advertising are also leveling the playing field for entrepreneurs who take advantage of them, according to the QuickBooks Future of Small Business report. What I love is that these technology-driven shifts complement what has always been the essence of small business success — passion, community (now either physical or digital via social networks) and the personal touch. Technology has just set them on fire.Custom wheels: The rise of the artisan bike shop.Today’s consumers are not just looking for a product or a service. They are looking for experiences and personalized service, and they expect to be given the opportunity to shape the products and services they use. All of those things are right up the power alley of small businesses. That’s part of what has driven the rise of the artisan bike maker.Related: 5 Ways to Penetrate an Already Saturated MarketDespite a U.S. market dominated by big manufacturers like Trek, Giant and Huffy, a thriving industry of very small manufacturers has developed over the last decade. Most of those firms employ between five and 20 people who produce two-wheelers that can come with a price tag of $10,000 or more — handmade and customized to fit their owner. People might have passionate differences of opinion over materials and quality of hand-crafted frames versus what a high-tech factory might produce, but what’s not up for debate is the attention to detail and customization that is driving the rise in these micro-shops.In Portland, Oregon, where biking is at the heart of city culture, the number of bike-related small businesses exploded to 217 last year — employing almost 1,500 people; almost 10 times what it was in 2002.It’s clear that successful small businesses — from bike shops to breweries — win by sharing their passion, embracing their craft and developing personal relationships centered around their shared passion and mission.The power of the platform: Hitch a ride to growth.Even the smallest of businesses focusing on niche products can extend their reach through marketplaces to access new customers and expand internationally.Amazon, eBay, etsy and other platforms all do one thing extremely well. They use technology to connect supply and demand in a way that is frictionless to create a network effect. What that means for a small business — join in and get more customers and more sales.The number of U.S. small businesses who have used eBay to sell outside of the U.S., which was previously near impossible, has increased more than six-fold in six years. Today, more than 190,000 small businesses in the U.S. use eBay to reach customers outside of the U.S. Related: Facebook Opens Marketplace to Take on eBay and CraigslistWhat I think is so exciting about these trends is that they help knock down some of the biggest challenges any small business owner faces — finding customers, cost barriers to entry and opportunity to experiment. Not only do marketplaces expand your brand and product exposure, they also give sellers the opportunity to test out new markets in a cost-effective way. So think about Amazon, eBay or etsy if you are selling products.If you are selling services, your geographic reach might be more limited, but you can test Upwork, TaskRabbit or Catalant as platforms to expand your client base.I believe that almost every small business can take advantage of an online marketplace to sell niche products and services at scale — reaching customers who are looking for a more personal touch. It’s just one of the ways today’s small businesses can power their future by thinking big.
Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. May 6, 2019 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » 2 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Have you ever used Find My iPhone only to discover that AirPod you misplaced is actually in your stomach? Probably not, but that’s exactly what happened to Ben Hsu.As The Daily Mail reports, Hsu fell sleep while wearing his AirPods ($199.00 at Amazon) but woke up to discover only one remained in his ear. The other had mysteriously disappeared and he couldn’t find it anywhere near his sleeping location. That’s when he turned to Find My iPhone, which is automatically setup for locating lost AirPods.The tracking app informed Hsu that the missing AirPod was still in his room, but without a specific location he continued to struggle to find it, so he opted for an audio hint. It’s possible to have the AirPods play a sound as long as they are connected via Bluetooth, and sure enough the missing AirPod retained its wireless link as Hsu started hearing a beep coming from his stomach.Clearly, Hsu had managed to swallow the AirPod as he slept and had little in the way of options now except to wait and let nature take its course. That’s what the doctors at Kaohsiung Municipal United Hospital told him as they handed Hsu a laxative.You’d expect a journey through the hostile environment that is the human gut would render the AirPod useless, but Hsu’s experience shows otherwise. The following day, Hsu was in a train station when the laxative’s effect was felt and Hsu bravely went searching for his lost little gadget. What he recovered (and hopefully washed thoroughly) was a fully-working AirPod with 41 percent of its battery life left.It would be unwise for anyone to attempt this on purpose, but it’s reassuring to know how hard-wearing Apple’s wireless earbuds are if the worst does indeed happen.
“The growth in global pneumonia vaccine market is due to increase in prevalence of pneumonia across the globe and rise in government focus on immunization programs for pneumonia. Furthermore, introduction of novel pneumococcal vaccines into the market is expected to boost the growth of the global pneumonia vaccine market.”According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, “Global Pneumonia Vaccine Market by Vaccine, Product, Sector, and Distribution Channel: Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2018 – 2025,” the global pneumonia vaccine market is expected to reach $10,215 million by 2025, registering a CAGR of 5% from 2018 to 2025, in terms of value.Pneumonia is a lung infection that occurs in one or both the lungs caused by bacteria, virus, or fungi; however, bacterial pneumonia is the most common form occurring in adults.Download Sample Report @ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/2730Pneumonia results in inflammation in the air sacs (known as alveoli) of the lungs, which results in filling the alveoli with fluid (pus cells), thus causing breathing problems. Pneumococcal disease is common in young children, but older adults are at greatest risk of serious pneumococcal infections and even death.Pneumonia vaccines are primarily administered to children less than 2-years old and adults aged 65 years and older. This vaccine helps individuals provide immunization against 13 types of pneumococcal bacteria that causes infection in the lungs.The key factors that drive the growth of the global pneumonia vaccine market include increase in prevalence of pneumonia across the globe, rise in government focus on immunization programs for pneumonia, and introduction of novel pneumococcal vaccines such as PCV10. However, longer timelines required for pneumonia vaccine production and high costs associated with development of such vaccines restrain the market growth. Development of protein-based combination pneumococcal vaccines is expected to offer lucrative opportunities for the expansion of this market during the forecast period.Based on type, pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) is expected to maintain its dominant (more than half of the market share in 2017) position during the analysis period as it is been widely prescribed as compared to pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV).Based on product, the Prevnar 13 segment held the major market share in 2017 and is expected to dominate the market throughout the forecast period, owing to the wide usage and its efficiency in pneumonia prevention.Based on distribution channel, the distribution partner companies segment held majority of the market share in 2017, owing to the wide coverage of the private entities. This segment is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period due to majority of private vaccines purchases which are comparatively expensive are distributed from these companies. Hence, the distribution partner companies hold larger share.Based on sector, the private sector dominates the overall market for pneumonia vaccines and is expected to dominate the market throughout the forecast period due to the higher prices of the vaccine in the private market.North America accounted for nearly three-fifth of the global market in 2017 and is expected to remain dominant throughout the forecast period. This is attributed to the higher prevalence in the developing countries such as India and China, increase in government healthcare expenditure, rise in demand for better healthcare, and surge in number of childbirths in the region. Moreover, government support and development of protein-based combination pneumococcal vaccines are the factors expected to present new growth opportunities to the players in this marketSend Enquiry on this report @ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/2730Key Findings of the Pneumonia Vaccine Market:The pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) segment is expected to grow with a CAGR of 5.1% from 2017 to 2025.Prevnar 13 vaccine is expected to be the fastest growing product with a CAGR of 5.1%.The distribution partner companies held approximately half of the global market share and is expected to remain dominant throughout the forecast period.The private segment held more than threeforth share in the global market and is expected to remain dominant throughout the forecast period.Asia-Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing region, registering a CAGR of 6.6% during the forecast period.The report provides an extensive competitive analysis and profiles of the key market players such as Glaxosmithkline plc., LG Chem Ltd., Merck & Co., Inc., Panacea Biotec Limited, Pfizer Inc., Pnuvax Incorporated, Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd., Shenzhen Kangtai Biological Products Co., Ltd. (Beijing Minhai Biotechnology Corporation Limited), SK Bioscience, and Walvax Biotechnology Co., Ltd.For More Info on this Report, Visit @ https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pneumonia-vaccines-market-to-reach-10-21-bn-globally-by-2025-at-5-cagr-amr-300863240.htmlAbout usAllied Market Research, a market research and advisory company of Allied Analytics LLP, provides business insights and market research reports to large as well as small & medium enterprises. The company assists its clients to strategize business policies and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.Allied Market Research provides one stop solution from the beginning of data collection to investment advice. The analysts at Allied Market Research dig out factors that help clients to understand the significance and impact of market dynamics. The company amplies client’s insight on the factors, such as strategies, future estimations, growth or fall forecasting, opportunity analysis, and consumer surveys among others. As follows, the company offers consistent business intelligent support to aid the clients to turn into prominent business firm. Pneumonia Vaccine Market
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We’re also on www.facebook.com/sentinelstaffs – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. Key EventsMan arrested after police uncover HUGE cannabis factory16:39A51 closed09:28Accident on A52 blocking road between Leek and Ashbourne08:42Three vehicle accident in Blackbrook08:37Serious delays on trains as railway line between Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester Piccadilly blocked08:2519:05Accident cleared on M6Traffic returned to normal, accident cleared on M6 Northbound between J14 A34 / A5013 / A5013 Creswell Grove (Stafford North) and Stafford Services. 18:36All lanes re-opened following M6 accident Slow traffic due to earlier accident, a lorry and a van involved on M6 Northbound between J14 A34 / A5013 / A5013 Creswell Grove (Stafford North) and Stafford Services. All lanes have been re-opened. 17:42Firefighters rescue woman after she broke her ankle while walkingFirefighters from Cheshire and Fire and Rescue attendedFirefighters have rescued a woman after she fell and broke her ankle while out walking.Two crews, from Crewe and Chester, were called to the scene off Groby Road, Crewe, at around 11.55am.17:40Accident in Stone…Reports of slow traffic due to accident on A520 Radford Street in both directions near Bromfield Court.Accident has happened by The Royal Exchange. 17:25Update on Darlington Street incidentA Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said:Fire crews were called to a disused house on Darlington Street, Middlewich, after reports of a fire. On arrival crews found smoke issuing from the two storey property. Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, a covering jet, a hose reel jet and a large fan to put out the fire. A fire investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.”17:16Accident on A50 near the D-RoadReports of slow traffic due to accident on A50 near A500 D Road (Sideway Roundabout). 17:06Traffic at standstill on M6 after accident involving two cars, van and lorryHeavy traffic is building on the M6 after two lanes have been closed after an accident involving two cars, a van and a lorry.Emergency services were called to the scene on the northbound carriageway, between junction 14 and Stafford Services, shortly before 4.30pm.Traffic was held until 4.45pm while the vehicles were moved to the hard shoulder but a lot of debris is covering the carriageway.Read more here.16:45Accident on A50Slow traffic and exit slip road partially blocked due to accident, two cars involved on A50 Westbound near A50 / Upper Normacot Road. 16:40Accident on M6Stationary traffic due to all traffic being temporarily held and accident, a lorry a van and two cars involved on M6 Northbound between J14 A34 / A5013 / A5013 Creswell Grove (Stafford North) and Stafford Services.At just before 16:25 all traffic was held to assist. Originally lanes two and three (of three) were closed. Stafford Services is located between J14 and J15. 16:39KEY EVENTMan arrested after police uncover HUGE cannabis factoryThe cannabis plants discovered at an address in Dundee Road, Etruria (Image: Staffordshire Police)A 21-year-old man has been arrested after police uncovered a huge cannabis factory in a city house.Officers were called to an address in Dundee Road, Etruria, at around 1.10pm after receiving intelligence concerning a cannabis operation in the area.Read more here.15:59’Stolen’ car pursued by police crashes into hedge after colliding with vanA van tried to assist police and slow the car down (Image: Staffordshire Police)A suspected stolen car being pursued by police crashed into a hedge – after colliding with a van which intervened in the chase.A Staffordshire Police patrol became suspicious about the vehicle – a Renault Clio – at around 11.15am on the A34 near Brocton.Read more here.15:31Please avoid the Darlington Street area of MIDDLEWICH. Cheshire Fire and Police are in attendance at an incident and the road will be closed for the time being.— Crewe Police (@PoliceCrewe) January 25, 201814:23Heavy traffic on A50Heavy traffic on A50 Westbound from Meir Tunnel towards the A500 D Road (Sideway Roundabout).13:54Gritters deployed this evening13:16Queuing traffic on the M6Queueing traffic and traffic heavier than normal on M6 Southbound between J17 A534 (Sandbach / Crewe) and J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent).Traffic was briefly held while emergency repairs were made to a pothole. 12:43A51 reopens following earlier accidentA51 in both directions re-opened, traffic easing, accident cleared between A53 and Wharmadine Lane.Accident happened at around 08:30 outside The Swan With Two Necks right at the junction.12:41Man charged with attempted murder after schoolgirl stabbed in neck in Staffordshire churchyardThe 16-year-old girl suffered significant injuries. More here. 12:01Delays on key roadsTemporary traffic lights and abnormal load on A50 Liverpool Road West at A34 Congleton Road North.A traffic light pole must be removed and reinstalled for an abnormal load to pass safely. Until 25th January. 12:01Two in hospital after three vehicle accident on A51Paramedics and firefighters were called to the scene earlier this morning. More here.11:47Wide load approaching Trentham on A3411:27Menswear stolen after raiders target shopThe burglars smashed their way into the store using a crowbar. More here.10:55Accident cleared on A52Road cleared, accident cleared on A52 Eastbound between A523 and Stanton Lane. 10:49Wide load heading towards Stone10:49Man performs sex act at Staffordshire fishing poolPolice are investigating after a man performed a sex act on himself at a Staffordshire fishing pool. More here.10:47Latest on the accident on the A51A51 in both directions closed, queueing traffic due to accident, three vehicles involved between A53 and Wharmadine Lane.Recovery is now on scene so traffic has also currently been stopped on th A53. Accident happened at around 08:30 outside The Swan With Two Necks right at the junction.10:31Trains now running normallyTrains are now running normally following earlier delays between Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester.09:52Wide load setting off shortlyPolice say the load is setting off from Stafford in around five minutes.09:42Wide load about to get underwayThe wide-load which is due to leave Stafford is running slightly behind schedule. More on the load here.09:28KEY EVENTA51 closedTraffic data company INRIX now reports the A51 is closed in both direction, queueing traffic due to debris on road and accident, three vehicles involved between A53 and Wharmadine Lane.Accident happened at around 08:30 outside The Swan With Two Necks right at the junction. The A53 is passable.09:26Firefighters called to chimney blazeFirefighters were called to the blaze just before 11pm last night. More here.Firefighters from Cheshire and Fire and Rescue attended the blaze
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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 . 20:01Firefighters called to four-vehicle accident near garden centreEmergency services were called earlier this evening. More here. 18:07Broken down vehicle causing delays on A500One lane closed and slow traffic due to broken down vehicle on A500 D Road Southbound from M6 J16 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe) to A34 Talke Road (Talke Roundabout).Sensors show lane one (of two) is closed Southbound, other sources are reporting this as Northbound. 17:45Breath test showed woman more than five times drink-drive limit after accidentPolice were called to the accident in Silverdale yesterday. More here.17:41Accident reported at Lime Kiln Traffic LightsA52 Bucknall Road partially blocked, slow traffic due to accident at A5008 Bucknall Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights). (Image: Inrix)17:30Traffic building due to accident on M6 near StaffordA Highways England spokesman said:Lane 1 (of 3) is blocked on the M6 Northbound between Junction 13 Dunston and Junction 14 Creswell due to a Collision. Traffic Officers and Recovery are on route. Traffic building .”17:20Public urged to ‘show restraint’ as police investigate park attack videoPolice say they believe they have identified those involved. More here. 17:14Man, 23, charged with manslaughter after deathA seriously injured man died in hospital after being found in a street earlier this year. More here. 17:025pm traffic round upLeaving work and heading home? Here’s what the roads are looking like at 5pm.M6One lane closed and slow traffic due to broken down car on M6 Northbound between J14 A34 (Stafford North) and M6 (Stafford Services). In the roadworks area. Lane one (of three) is closed. Stafford Services is located between J15 and J14. One lane blocked and very slow traffic due to broken down van on M6 Northbound after J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe). In the roadworks area. Lane one (of three) is blocked around 200 meters north of J16. A500Slow traffic on A500 D Road Southbound at A500 (City Road Interchange). In the roadworks area. Lane closures are in place to assist with road maintenance work.A50:Traffic heavier than normal on A50 Through The Roadworks at B5030 Ashbourne Road (Little Chef roundabout). Travel time is five minutes. Stoke-on-Trent:Birches Head: A5272 Chell Street busy but moving at A5272 Merrick Street / B5047 Hulton Street (Providence Square). Travel time is four minutes. Longport: Heavy traffic on Brownhills Road / Davenport Street / Newcastle Street between A500 (Porthill Bank) and Tunstall. Travel time is seven minutes. Smallthorne: Moorland Road busy but moving at A5272 High Lane / A5272 Hanley Road / Bank Hall Road (Smallthorne Roundabout). Trent Vale: Slow traffic on A34 Newcastle Road between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange). Travel time is six minutes. 16:51Slow traffic on A500Slow traffic on A500 D Road Southbound at A500 (City Road Interchange). In the roadworks area.Lane closures are in place to assist with road maintenance work. 16:14Another broken down vehicle on the M6One lane blocked due to broken down van on M6 Northbound from J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe) to J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe). Traffic is coping well. In the roadworks area.Lane one (of three) is blocked.16:02One lane shut due to broken down vehicle on M6A Highways England spokesman said:Lane 1 (of 3) is closed on the M6 Southbound FROM Junction 15 Stoke-on-Trent to Junction 14 Creswell due to a broken down Car. Traffic officers and Recovery on route. Traffic building .”15:59Heavy traffic on Smallthorne RoundaboutHeavy traffic on B5051 Moorland Road at A5272 High Lane / A5272 Hanley Road / Bank Hall Road (Smallthorne Roundabout). 13:00One lane of the M6 is closed and traffic is heavy due to a broken down vehicle on Southbound between J15 A500 Queensway (Stoke-On-Trent) and J14 A34 (Stafford North). In the roadworks area. 12:30One lane blocked and slow traffic due to broken down car on M6 Southbound from J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe) to J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe). In the roadworks area. 11:46Collapsed manholeReports of slow traffic due to collapsed manhole on A51 near A53 Newcastle Road.Police are en route to a report that a man hole has collapsed in the road near The Swan With Two Necks. 10:56 M6 Southbound lane closed on entry slip road due to broken down lorry at J15 A500 Queensway (Stoke-On-Trent). Traffic is coping well. 10:56Reports of slow traffic due to accident on A520 Weston Road in both directions at A5272 Park Hall Road.Affecting travel between Meir and Cellar Head. 09:06Workers warned to check bank accountsOne of Stoke-on-Trent’s best-known companies has fallen victim to a ‘heinous’ cyber attack which left its workers fearing they would not be paid on time.Pottery giant Steelite International was targeted by an online criminal who demanded money from the company in return for the ‘recovery’ of its data.Read the full story here.08:17Queueing trafficThere is queueing traffic on the A520 Cheadle Road near Pointons. In the roadworks area where there are temporary traffic lights.07:20In the national newsThe runway at Gatwick remains closed this morning following reports of drones flying close to the airport – despite briefly reopening overnight.Flights in and out of the airport were suspended at about 9pm last night after two drones were sighted near the airfield.Gatwick announced that the runway had reopened at about 3am on Thursday – but just 45 minutes later it closed again.06:44Today’s weatherSome dry and sunny spells today, but with blustery showers on and off. The showers will be heavy and quite frequent throughout the day and there is even a chance of some hail or thunder. The maximum temperature is set to be 10 °C. 06:41Good morning!Good morning and welcome to today’s live blog in which we will be bringing you all the latest news – including traffic and travelDon’t forget, if you want to tell us about something going on where you live? 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Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailPolice recorded motorists committing 11 offences in an hour-long operation on a busy Staffordshire road this afternoon. Staffordshire Police carried out traffic enforcement on Silkmore Lane in Stafford today (Thursday February 21) after residents raised concerns about speeding drivers on the route. A police spokesman said: “One hour speed enforcement along Silkmore Lane following complaints on social media & local residents. “11 offences recorded.” Read More200 motorists use town centre road as illegal shortcut in less than 24 hours 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 .