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  1. Updates on Friday 7 June

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, from J18 for A54 Middlewich Road Middlewich to J17 for A534 Old Mill Road Sandbach.

    M6 Cheshire - Temporary closure on M6 southbound from J18, A54 (Middlewich) to J17, A534 (Sandbach), because of people on the road.

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

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    Severe accident: M58 Lancashire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M58 Lancashire eastbound severe accident, from J4 for A5068 Glenburn Road to J5 for A577 Pimbo Road.

    M58 Lancashire - Lane closed on M58 eastbound from J4, A5068 (Skelmersdale) to J5, A577 (Up Holland), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J17 for Whitefield Interchange Prestwich.

    M60 Greater Manchester - M60 exit slip road closed anticlockwise at J17, Whitefield (Prestwich), because of flooding.

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

  4. North West weather: Turning wet overnight

    BBC Weather

    Northern parts of the region will hang onto sunshine into the evening, while cloud is starting to build further south.

    Rain will move in overnight with temperatures falling as low as 9C.

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    Video caption: North West weather: Turning wet overnight
  5. Afghanistan players in Manchester restaurant altercation

    BBC Sport

    Some members of the Afghanistan squad were involved in an altercation at a Manchester restaurant on Monday, which resulted in the police being called.

    Akbars Manchester

    It is thought the unnamed members of the squad took exception to being filmed by a member of the public and confronted him.

    Greater Manchester Police confirmed that officers attended Akbar's restaurant shortly after 23:15 BST.

    No arrests were made and investigations are ongoing.

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    Severe accident: M56 Cheshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M56 Cheshire westbound severe accident, at J11 for A56 Chester Road.

    M56 Cheshire - One lane closed and queues on M56 westbound at J11, A56 (Preston Brook), because of an accident.

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

  7. Bag snatch suspect image released after woman robbed

    CCTV images have been release of a man police are looking to speak to after a 62-year-old woman was robbed in the street in Blackpool.

    CCTV image of the man police want to speak to

    The victim was walking along Church Street at about 22:20 BST on 9 June when she was pushed to the floor and had her handbag stolen.

    She was left lying on the floor with injuries to her legs, face and arms.

    A passer-by helped her and she was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

    A short time later, her bank card was used at the Central Convenience Store on Central Drive.

    Det Con Jennie Speight said it was a "terrifying experience" for the woman.

  8. Fifth person held after man's throat slashed

    A teenager has been arrested in connection with an attack on a man who was stabbed and had his throat slashed.

    The 19-year-old was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in custody, said Lancashire Constabulary.

    The 23-year-old victim was described as "lucky to be alive" following the attack at Iddon Court in Blackpool at 20:45 on 19 May.

    Iddon Court, Blackpool

    Three men and a woman have also been arrested in connection with the attack but have since been released.

    Quote Message: Our inquiries continue into exactly what happened to the victim and why. He is recovering well but is incredibly lucky to be alive. from Det Insp Kev Simmons
    Det Insp Kev Simmons
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    Severe accident: M56 Cheshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M56 Cheshire eastbound severe accident, before J12 for A557.

    M56 Cheshire - Two lanes blocked and queues on M56 eastbound before J12, A557 (Runcorn), because of an accident involving three cars and a lorry.

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

  10. Crossing Divides: Train chat 'helped me start my own business'

    As the BBC and public transport companies encourage people to chat to fellow passengers , readers share their memorable experiences.

    Shirley Brown from Liverpool

    Shirley Brown, 62, from Liverpool was travelling to the Lake District with her mother when a fellow passenger knocked over her coffee.

    "We got talking and she told us she was on her way to start a new job in the Lake District as a live-in carer.

    "I just thought that sounds wonderful. I asked her where you would find a job like that and she told me The Lady magazine."

    Twenty years later, Mrs Brown was considering setting up her own care business.

    "I remembered the woman I met on the train. I put an advert in The Lady for carers and got 62 replies in 48 hours."

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    Severe accident: M6 Cheshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire northbound severe accident, from J20 for M56 J9 to J21 for A57 Manchester Road.

    M6 Cheshire - One lane closed and queues on M6 Thelwall Viaduct northbound from J20, M56 J9 (Lymm Interchange) to J21, A57 (Woolston), because of an accident.

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

  12. Man hit on pedestrian crossing dies two months later

    Tom Cooke

    A man has died in hospital nearly two months after he was hit by a car on a pedestrian crossing, say police.

    Tom Cooke, 42, suffered serious injuries in the crash at 21:45 BST on 25 April on St Oswalds Way in Chester.

    St Oswalds Way, Chester

    He was taken to the Walton Centre in Liverpool and died on 15 June.

    Cheshire Police said a 30-year-old man from Chester had been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and released under investigation.

    Mr Cooke's family said he will be "very sadly missed by all of his family and friends".

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    Severe congestion: M56 Greater Manchester eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M56 Greater Manchester eastbound severe congestion, from J4 for Simonsway to J2 for A560 Altrincham Road.

    M56 Greater Manchester - It's slow on M56 eastbound from J4, Simonsway (Wythenshawe) to J2, A560 (Sharston).

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

  14. Disruption warning as mainline upgrade looms

    Acton Grange junction

    Passengers using the West Coast mainline face two weeks of disruption and replacement buses as work is carried out to upgrade track.

    Work costing £27m will begin on 20 July to replace rails, equipment and overhead lines at Acton Grange junction, near Warrington, which is used by 260 trains each day.

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    Network Rail said services between Birmingham and Edinburgh would be replaced by buses on the section between Crewe and Preston.

    There will be no direct trains between Blackpool and London Euston and passengers should connect via Preston.

    Direct services from Preston and Wigan to London Euston will be diverted via Manchester Piccadilly.

    The work is due to be completed by 4 August.

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    Severe accident: M6 Lancashire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Lancashire southbound severe accident, from J34 for A683 Bay Gateway to J33 for A6 Preston Lancaster Road Lancaster South.

    M6 Lancashire - One lane closed and queues on M6 southbound from J34, A683 (Lancaster) to J33, A6 (Lancaster South), because of an accident.

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