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  1. Updates on Friday 15 December

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Raheem Sterling

Police are investigating after Manchester City's Raheem Sterling is the subject of what they are treating as a "hate crime".

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Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

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M60 Greater Manchester clockwise severe disruption, between J24 for M67 and J25 for A560.

M60 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M60 clockwise between J24, M67 (Denton Island) and J25, A560 (Bredbury), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe accident: M56 Cheshire eastbound

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M56 Cheshire eastbound severe accident, between J15 for M53 and J14 for A5117.

M56 Cheshire - One lane closed on M56 eastbound between J15 M53 and J14, A5117 (Hapsford), because of an accident involving a vehicle which has left the carriageway.

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

Severe disruption: A550 Cheshire both ways

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A550 Cheshire both ways severe disruption, between A494 Shotwick and A540 Parkgate Road.

A550 Cheshire - A550 Welsh Road closed in both directions between Shotwick and Two Mills Traffic Lights, because of a building fire at Gateway to Wales hotel and some smoke blowing across the road.

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

Bruce Evans

Lomond Capital's purchases in England bring the value of properties under its management to £2.7bn.

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Severe disruption: A640 Greater Manchester both ways

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A640 Greater Manchester both ways severe disruption, between Whitehead Street and A640 Rochdale Road.

A640 Greater Manchester - A640 Huddersfield Road in Newhey closed in both directions between the Whitehead Street junction and Denshaw Crossroads, because of a police incident.

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

Pep Guardiola

Simon Stone

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Man City will hold contract talks with manager Pep Guardiola in the summer as they aim to build a dynasty to rival that of Man Utd.

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Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

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M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, between J21 for A57 and J20 for A50.

M6 Cheshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J21, A57 (Woolston) and J20, A50 (Lymm Interchange), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

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M60 Greater Manchester clockwise severe disruption, at J9 for A5081.

M60 Greater Manchester - One lane closed on M60 clockwise at J9, A5081 (Trafford Park), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: A58 Merseyside both ways

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A58 Merseyside both ways severe accident, between A580 East Lancashire Road and Garswood Road.

A58 Merseyside - A58 Liverpool Road in Haydock closed and slow traffic in both directions between Pewfall Traffic Lights and the Garswood Road junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

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M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J22 for A62 Manchester Road.

M60 Greater Manchester - M60 lane closed on exit slip road anticlockwise at J22, A62 (Failsworth), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Cookey was there to say a big thank you to Scarfe, who works in a school in the day and th
Ex-England netball captain Pamela Cookey pays a surprise visit to say thank you to Michelle Scarf, who coaches Winwood Juniors four nights a week.
Football

Peterborough United score twice in the final three minutes as they twice come from behind to win at Fleetwood Town.

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Severe accident: M6 Cheshire northbound

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

M6 Cheshire - Very slow traffic on M6 northbound between J18, A54 (Middlewich) and J19, A556 (Knutsford), because of an accident earlier on.

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

Severe accident: A682 Lancashire southbound

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A682 Lancashire southbound severe accident, between Reedley Road and A6114 Casterton Avenue.

A682 Lancashire - A682 Colne Road closed and very slow traffic southbound between the Reedley Road junction and the A6114 Casterton Avenue junction, because of an accident.

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

Fran Kirby

Chelsea Ladies, Arsenal Women and Manchester City Women all reach the Continental Tyres Cup semi-finals.

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Four children who died in house fire in Salford and their mother

Hundreds of people attended a vigil after a house fire killed four children from the same family.

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Severe accident: M6 Lancashire southbound

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M6 Lancashire southbound severe accident, between J35 for A601 and J34 for A683.

M6 Lancashire - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J35 A601(M) Carnforth 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 accident: M6 Lancashire southbound

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M6 Lancashire southbound severe accident, between J35 for A601 and J34 for A683.

M6 Lancashire - An accident on M6 southbound between J35 A601(M) Carnforth and J34, A683 (Lancaster).

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

Severe accident: M6 Lancashire southbound

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M6 Lancashire southbound severe accident, between J27 for A5209 and J26 for M58.

M6 Lancashire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M6 southbound between J27, A5209 (Standish) and J26, M58 (Orrell Interchange), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

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M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between J22 for A672 and J21 for A640.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 westbound between J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor) and J21, A640 (Milnrow), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Football

Matt Clarke's second-half header is enough for Portsmouth to beat bottom-of-the-table Bury at Fratton Park.

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Football

Goals from Matt Green and Matt Rhead help Lincoln beat Accrington and close on the automatic promotion places.

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Football

Barnet climb out of the relegation zone as they beat Morecambe to earn their first League Two win at home since September.

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Football

Wigan produce an emphatic second-half performance to down 10-man Wimbledon at Kingsmeadow in League One.

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Football

Jon Nolan's goal early in the second half proves enough to give Shrewsbury a hard-earned win against Blackpool.

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Football

Blackburn Rovers win their sixth consecutive league game as they ease past Charlton Athletic at Ewood Park.

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Football

Play-off chasing Oxford United are held to a goalless draw by struggling Rochdale in League One.

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Football

Eoin Doyle's late equaliser ensures Oldham boss Richie Wellens takes a point from his return to Doncaster.

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Severe accident: M61 Greater Manchester southbound

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M61 Greater Manchester southbound severe accident, between J4 for A6 and J3 for A666 affecting J5 for A58.

M61 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M61 southbound in Farnworth between J4, A6 (Farnworth) and J3, A666 (Kearsley Spur), because of an accident. Congestion to J5, A58 (Westhoughton).

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

Severe disruption: M62 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

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M62 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J18 for M60.

M62 Greater Manchester - M62 lane closed on exit slip road to one anticlockwise at J18, M60 (Simister Island), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Wellington Albert

Super League side Widnes Vikings sign PNG Hunters prop Wellington Albert.

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Severe accident: M62 Cheshire eastbound

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M62 Cheshire eastbound severe accident, between J11 for A574 and J12 for M60.

M62 Cheshire - An accident on M62 eastbound between J11, A574 (Birchwood) and J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange).

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

Severe disruption: A56 Greater Manchester both ways

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A56 Greater Manchester both ways severe disruption, at Rutland Road.

A56 Greater Manchester - A56 Manchester Road in Manchester closed and very slow traffic in both directions at the Rutland Road junction, because of a building fire.

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

Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

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M60 Greater Manchester clockwise severe disruption, at J12 for M62.

M60 Greater Manchester - M60 lane closed on entry slip road clockwise at J12, M62 (Eccles Interchange), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: A556 Cheshire northbound

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A556 Cheshire northbound severe accident, at M56 J7.

A556 Cheshire - A556 exit slip road closed and heavy traffic northbound at Bowdon, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M56 Cheshire westbound

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M56 Cheshire westbound severe disruption, at J7 for A556.

M56 Cheshire - M56 in Macclesfield exit slip road closed westbound at J7, A556 (Bowdon).

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

Severe disruption: M53 Merseyside northbound

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M53 Merseyside northbound severe disruption, between J5 for A41 and J4 for A5137.

M53 Merseyside - One lane closed on M53 northbound between J5, A41 (Eastham) and J4, A5137 (Bebington), because of flooding.

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

Severe accident: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

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M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe accident, between J27 for A626 and J25 for A560.

M60 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and slow traffic on M60 anticlockwise between J27, A626 (Portwood Roundabout) and J25, A560 (Bredbury), because of an accident.

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