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  1. Updates on Friday 16 June

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Wayne Rooney

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Wayne Rooney's future needs to be resolved to stop it "clogging up" Manchester United's pre-season, says Gary Neville.

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Scotland international Andy Umeed made his Bears first-class debut in May 2016

Stephan Shemilt

BBC Sport

Andy Umeed bats all day in making 103 not out against Lancashire to offer Warwickshire hope of a first-innings lead at Edgbaston.

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Severe accident: M62 Greater Manchester eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Greater Manchester eastbound severe accident, between J18 for M60 and J19 for A6046.

M62 Greater Manchester - Very slow traffic and one lane blocked on M62 eastbound between J18, M60 (Simister Island) and J19, A6046 (Heywood), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A57 Merseyside both ways

BBC News Travel

A57 Merseyside both ways severe accident, at Church Road.

A57 Merseyside - A57 Prescot Road in Liverpool blocked and very slow traffic in both directions at the Church Road junction, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Bradley Dack

Blackburn sign midfielder Bradley Dack for £750,000 from League One rivals Gillingham on an initial three-year contract.

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Severe disruption: M62 Greater Manchester westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Greater Manchester westbound severe disruption, between J20 for A627 and J19 for A6046.

M62 Greater Manchester - Heavy traffic and one lane blocked on M62 westbound between J20 A627(M) Rochdale and J19, A6046 (Heywood), because of a broken down van. In the roadworks area.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, between J20 for A50 and J19 for A556.

M6 Cheshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J20, A50 (Lymm Interchange) and J19, A556 (Knutsford), because of a broken down car.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

St Helens 25-24 Salford Red Devils: Matty Smith's incredible drop goal
Matty Smith scores an incredible drop goal in the dying seconds of St Helens' game against Salford Red Devils, giving Saints a remarkable 25-24 win having been 24-8 down.

Family give thanks for kindness shown since the death of their daughter

BBC Radio Stoke

The family of a Cheshire schoolgirl who was killed during the Manchester terror attack have thanked the police and public for their support.

Nell Jones was one of 22 people killed in the suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena last month.

Floral tribute
PA

Her family said they wanted to offer special thanks to the 16 people who walked from Crewe to Manchester, and raised £3,000 for the We Love Manchester emergency fund.

Severe disruption: M62 Greater Manchester eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Greater Manchester eastbound severe disruption, at J18 for M60.

M62 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and slow traffic on M62 eastbound at J18, M60 (Simister Island), because of a broken down motorcycle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Diouf: Gerrard needs to know Senegal is bigger than Liverpool
Senegalese footballer El Hadji Diouf shares his unvarnished thoughts on former Liverpool team-mates Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher.

Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, between J19 for A556 and J18 for A54 Middlewich.

M6 Cheshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J19, A556 (Knutsford) and J18, A54 (Middlewich), because of a broken down lorry. In the roadworks area.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M6 Lancashire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Lancashire northbound severe disruption, at J31A for B6242.

M6 Lancashire - M6 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J31a, B6242 (Longridge), because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Jill's tale of mistaken identity

Why a Manchester City footballer is mistaken for a soul singer

Police appeal after Bootle McDonald's metal bar attack

Police are asking for help in identifying five men following a violent incident inside a McDonald's Restaurant in Bootle yesterday evening.

McDonlads, Bootle
Google

Officers say three men, one armed with a metal bar, entered the building on Stanley Road about 18:30 and attacked two men who were inside.

The three attackers made off towards Liverpool city centre in a dark car.

Officers are asking customers who were in the restaurant, especially those who may have taken mobile phone footage, to get in touch.

Severe disruption: M62 Greater Manchester westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Greater Manchester westbound severe disruption, between J19 for A6046 and J18 for M60 affecting J21 for A640.

M62 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M62 westbound between J19, A6046 (Heywood) and J18, M60 (Simister Island), because of a broken down car. Travel time is around 40 minute. Congestion to J21, A640 (Milnrow).

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

George Waring

National League side Tranmere Rovers sign striker George Waring on a two-year deal following his release by Stoke City.

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Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J16 for A666 and J15 for M61.

M60 Greater Manchester - One lane blocked and heavy traffic on M60 anticlockwise between J16, A666 (Pendlebury) and J15, M61 (Swinton Interchange), because of a broken down car. In the roadworks area.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J17 for A56 Prestwich and J16 for A666.

M60 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M60 anticlockwise between J17, A56 (Prestwich) and J16, A666 (Pendlebury), because of a broken down car.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Safety concerns close Wirral road

Part of Woodchurch Road in Birkenhead is closed as police deal with concerns for the safety of a woman in a house.

Firefighters and paramedics are also in attendance. A force negotiator has made contact with the woman.

Motorists are asked to avoid the road near the junction with Woodville Road.

Fire breaks out at Cheshire turkey coop

A fire broke out at a turkey coop in Cheshire.

Fire at Willaston Turkey Coop
Cheshire Fire

Fire crews were called to a farm in Mill Lane, Willaston, just before 00:30.

No animals or birds were inside the single storey coop at the time of the blaze, the fire service said.

Crews are still in attendance at the scene and there is some traffic disruption on Briardale Road. An investigation into the cause is under way.

Severe disruption: A5047 Merseyside eastbound

BBC News Travel

A5047 Merseyside eastbound severe disruption, between Beech Street and Laurel Road.

A5047 Merseyside - A5047 Edge Lane in Liverpool closed and slow traffic out of town between the Beech Street junction and the Laurel Road junction, because of emergency repairs.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Proposals to close 10 police front desks 'inevitable'

The proposed closure of 10 front counters at police stations in Lancashire is "an inevitable result of the ongoing budget limitations", the county's police federation has said.

Rachel Baines, chairwoman of the Lancashire Police Federation, said: "With budget cuts... you cannot continue to see what you saw before."

The cuts, which is an attempt to save about £1.5m, would affect stations including Darwen and Ormskirk.

Further plans would also see reduced hours at 15 sites, among them Blackburn town centre, Chorley and Burnley.

Severe disruption: M62 Greater Manchester eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Greater Manchester eastbound severe disruption, between J18 for M60 and J19 for A6046.

M62 Greater Manchester - One lane closed on M62 eastbound between J18, M60 (Simister Island) and J19, A6046 (Heywood), because of a broken down lorry. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Rachel Baines

Rachel Baines

Four men remain critically ill after taking 'potent' MDMA

Four men are still critically ill in hospital in Oldham, after taking what is thought to have been a strong form of the drug, MDMA.

Police say the type of MDMA, known as "magic" or "pink champagne", is highly potent
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Police issued a warning over the weekend, after a man from Rochdale died, and ten others were admitted to hospital.

Officers said the drugs were known locally as "magic" or "pink champagne" and come in crystal form.

Fraudsters behind £12m scam jailed

Fraudsters who conned NHS hospitals, councils and a government out of more than £12m have been sentenced.

Leicester Crown Court
Google

Ten conspirators, including two from Lancashire, were given sentences at Leicester Crown Court of up to 10 years in prison.

In each case forged letters, emails or faxes were sent to the 22 targeted organisations, pretending to be from a legitimate firm already carrying out contract works.

The biggest victim was the Guernsey government, which lost £2.6m.

Imitiaz Khoda, 44, from Lancaster, was jailed for 54 months for conspiracy to launder money.

A second man, 42-year-old Oghogho Ehanire, 42, from Preston, received 12 months suspended for two years for laundering.

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, before J22 for A672.

M62 West Yorkshire - Very slow traffic on M62 westbound before J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor), because of an accident involving a lorry and a caravan earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, between J20 for M56 and J19 for A556 affecting J21A for M62.

M6 Cheshire - Queuing traffic and long delays on M6 southbound between J20, M56 (Lymm Interchange) and J19, A556 (Knutsford), because of an earlier vehicle fire. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is 35 minutes. Congestion to J21a, M62 (Croft Interchange).

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Motorcyclist suffers leg injuries in crash

A motorcyclist is in hospital with serious leg injuries after a crash with an HGV.

Mosley Road
Google

The crash happened on Mosley Road, Trafford Park, about 05:55 this morning.