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  1. Updates on Friday 10 November

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Severe disruption: A6077 Lancashire both ways

BBC News Travel

A6077 Lancashire both ways severe disruption, between Russell Street and Crossfield Street.

A6077 Lancashire - A6077 Grimshaw Park in Blackburn closed in both directions between the Russell Street junction and the Crossfield Street junction, because of a building fire at Paterson Street. Also affecting Highfield Road between A666 Bolton Road and Mosley Street.

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

Severe disruption: M62 Merseyside westbound

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M62 Merseyside westbound severe disruption, at J7 for A57 Warrington Road.

M62 Merseyside - M62 lane closed on exit slip road westbound at J7, A57 (Rainhill Stoops), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M62 Merseyside westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Merseyside westbound severe disruption, at J6 for M57.

M62 Merseyside - M62 lane closed on exit slip road westbound at J6, M57 (Tarbock Island), because of a broken down vehicle and recovery work.

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

Severe disruption: M62 Merseyside westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Merseyside westbound severe disruption, at J6 for M57.

M62 Merseyside - M62 lane closed on exit slip road westbound at J6, M57 (Tarbock Island), because of a broken down vehicle and recovery work.

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

Severe accident: A671 Lancashire both ways

BBC News Travel

A671 Lancashire both ways severe accident, between B6377 Shawclough Road and Hall Street.

A671 Lancashire - A671 Market Street in Broadley closed in both directions between the B6377 Shawclough Road junction and the Hall Street junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M6 Lancashire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Lancashire northbound severe accident, between J33 for A6 Lancaster South and J34 for A683.

M6 Lancashire - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J33, A6 (Lancaster South) and J34, A683 (Lancaster), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire northbound

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

M6 Cheshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M6 northbound between J18, A54 (Middlewich) and J19, A556 (Knutsford), because of a broken down vehicle.

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 J15 for M61.

M60 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M60 anticlockwise between J17, A56 (Prestwich) and J15, M61 (Swinton Interchange), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M62 Greater Manchester westbound

BBC News Travel

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

M62 Greater Manchester - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M62 westbound between J19, A6046 (Heywood) and J18, M60 (Simister Island), because of barrier repairs.

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

Severe disruption: M56 Greater Manchester westbound

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M56 Greater Manchester westbound severe disruption, between J6 for A538 and J7 for A556.

M56 Greater Manchester - One lane blocked on M56 westbound between J6, A538 (Hale Four Seasons Roundabout) and J7, A556 (Bowdon), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Football

Morecambe secure a vital three points with their first-ever home win over Wycombe Wanderers in League Two.

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Severe accident: M67 Greater Manchester eastbound

BBC News Travel

M67 Greater Manchester eastbound severe accident, between J3 for A627 and J4 for A57.

M67 Greater Manchester - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M67 eastbound between J3, A627 (Hyde) and J4, A57 (Broadbottom), because of an accident.

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

National League

Macclesfield move up into second place in the National League table with a comfortable victory away to struggling Barrow

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National League

Both teams have a player sent off, before a late winner from Will Evans earns Aldershot victory over AFC Fylde.

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Football

Chuks Aneke's strike sees MK Dons beat Fleetwood and record their first League One win at Stadium MK since September.

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Football

Brett Pitman scores twice as Portsmouth beat Blackpool in a game which produced four goals in the final 16 minutes.

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Football

League One strugglers Gillingham and Bury share the spoils from a lively draw at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium.

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National League

James Norwood scores his sixth goal of the season as Tranmere continue their recent resurgence with victory over Dagenham.

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Severe accident: A59 Lancashire both ways

BBC News Travel

A59 Lancashire both ways severe accident, between Sawley Road and Laneside.

A59 Lancashire - A59 in Sawley closed and slow traffic in both directions between the Sawley Road junction and the Laneside junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

Blackpool North

The work is part of the £1bn Great North Rail Project to upgrade links across northern England by 2022.

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Severe accident: M61 Greater Manchester northbound

BBC News Travel

M61 Greater Manchester northbound severe accident, between J6 for A6027 De Haviland Way and J8 for A674.

M61 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and slow traffic on M61 northbound between J6, A6027 (Horwich) and J8, A674 (Chorley), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M6 Cheshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cheshire northbound severe accident, at J21 for A57.

M6 Cheshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M6 northbound at J21, A57 (Woolston), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

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M60 Greater Manchester clockwise severe accident, between J8 for A6144 and J9 for A5081.

M60 Greater Manchester - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M60 clockwise between J8, A6144 (Carrington) and J9, A5081 (Trafford Park), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M62 Greater Manchester westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Greater Manchester westbound severe disruption, at J20 for A627.

M62 Greater Manchester - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M62 westbound at J20 A627(M) Rochdale, because of a broken down lorry.

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

Our live coverage across the day

Our live coverage has ended for the day but we will be back on Monday at 08:00 with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates from across the region.

In the meantime this page will be automatically updated with BBC content.

Weather: Outbreaks of rain

BBC Weather

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain through the evening and night, but the rain will clear by morning with some clear spells developing. Lows of 4C.

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Severe accident: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

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

M60 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M60 anticlockwise between J16, A666 (Pendlebury) and J15, M61 (Swinton Interchange), because of an accident.

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

Captain Beefheart's life and work celebrated in Liverpool

Liverpool is celebrating cult American musician Captain Beefheart.

Captain Beefheart
Lucy Cullen

Don Van Vliet whose stage name was Captain Beefheart retired from the music industry in the 80s to concentrate on his primary love – painting.

The events, which start today, will also explore his specific relationship to Liverpool, where he performed several times.

The programme takes place at Bluecoat in Liverpool city centre and ends on Sunday.

Blackpool FC put up for sale after Oystons lose court battle

The Oyston family has put Blackpool Football Club up for sale after losing a multimillion-pound court battle with Valeri Belokon.

Valeri Belokon (right) claimed Owen Oyston and his family treated the club like "their own personal cash machine"
John Stillwell

The Oystons were ordered by a High Court judge to buy Mr Belokon(pictured right) out for £31m on Monday.

Mr Belokon alleged the Oystons had shown unfair prejudice against shareholders during a civil trial.

In a statement, the club said:"The directors of Blackpool Football Club and Blackpool Football Club Properties are now in a position, following the conclusion of litigation, to market for sale Blackpool Football Club Limited and Blackpool Football Club Properties Limited."

The statement adds that the Oystons intend to appeal "elements of the judgment with immediate effect".

Latest headlines for the North West

Cycling: Former Manchester based Olympian suing UK Sport and British Cycling

BBC Sport

Former Manchester based Great Britain Olympian, Jess Varnish, is suing both UK Sport and British Cycling.

A source close to Varnish has told BBC Sport her legal action is based on claims the 26-year-old suffered sex discrimination, detriment for whistleblowing, victimisation and unfair dismissal.

The sprinter was dropped from British Cycling's elite programme last year, after which former technical director Shane Sutton was found to have used sexist language towards her.

Sutton resigned but was later cleared of eight of nine allegations.

Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester clockwise severe disruption, between J8 for A6144 and J9 for A5081.

M60 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M60 clockwise between J8, A6144 (Carrington) and J9, A5081 (Trafford Park), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Merseyside PC admits possessing child sex abuse images

A Merseyside police constable has admitted possessing more than 1,400 indecent images of children.

Darren Wright
LYNDA ROUGHLEY

Darren Wright, 38, of Chester Road, Southport, admitted five offences involving downloading, distributing and possessing the images.

Liverpool Crown Court was told he possessed a total of 1,417 indecent images and had downloaded 23 in the most serious category.

Merseyside Police said Wright was sacked for gross misconduct in October.