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  1. Updates on Friday 30 June

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  1. 'Capacity constraints' hit extra Cheshire train services

    Long-promised extra train services for Cheshire are not being introduced due to "capacity constraints", rail officials have said.

    Knutsford Railway Station

    Extra hourly services from Macclesfield to Blackpool and Chester to Manchester were due to begin in May.

    Transport for the North (TfN) said "risks to performance" meant they were not currently possible, but it was looking at an "alternative benefit".

    Northwich MP Mike Amesbury said the uncertainty was "quite unacceptable".

    The second hourly services were mooted by train operator Northern as part of the national timetable overhaul of May, which ended in chaos.

  2. Oswaldtwistle takeaway worker's grief over allergy death

    A takeaway worker accused of the manslaughter of a teenager who died from an allergic reaction has told a jury her death was "killing me inside".

    Megan Lee

    Megan Lee, 15, died after eating food containing peanuts from The Royal Spice takeaway in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire.

    Harun Rashid told Manchester Crown Court he saw the words "prawns, nuts" on the order but did not think any of the dishes included contained nuts.

    Mr Rashid and co-accused Mohammed Kuddus deny manslaughter.

  3. Man Utd boss Mourinho 'to probe team line-up leak'

    BBC Sport

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is to carry out an internal investigation into how his line-up was leaked before Saturday's draw with Chelsea, the BBC Sport Gossip column reports.

    Jose Mourinho

    Meanwhile, the Red Devils' French forward Anthony Martial has denied ever having a tense working relationship with Mourinho.

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  4. 'I forgot to do my research' - Pickford on penalty save

    BBC Sport

    Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has admitted he "forgot" to do his research but still managed to save Luka Milivojevic's penalty during their 2-0 win over Crystal Palace yesterday.

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    Video caption: Match of the Day 2: Jordan Pickford admits 'forgetting' to do penalty research
  5. Weather: A dry and fine afternoon

    BBC Weather

    It will be dry this afternoon with spells of sunshine and patchy cloud cover.

    It will become increasingly breezy and it will feel cooler than it was yesterday.

    Highs of 14C.

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    Video caption: Weather: A dry and fine afternoon

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  6. McGuinness and Flintoff unveiled as new Top Gear hosts

    Paddy McGuinness and Andrew Flintoff will be the new presenters of Top Gear, the BBC has confirmed.

    Andrew Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness

    The pair, from Preston and Bolton, will take over from Matt LeBlanc, after he steps down from presenting duties at the end of the next series.

    The comedian and former England cricket captain will join existing presenter and former racing driver Chris Harris to complete the new-look line-up.

    Filming for series 27 of the BBC Two show will begin in early 2019.

  7. Rail passengers told new trains 'could take five years'

    Faith Page

    Reporter, BBC Shropshire

    The new operators running trains through parts of the West Midlands to Wales say it could take five years to solve overcrowding problems.

    Transport for Wales's predecessor Arriva Trains Wales has come under fire from commuters and MPs for years for regularly using shorter trains on some routes.

    It operates services to Birmingham New Street, Crewe, Hereford and Shrewsbury, among others.

    A rebranded train

    TfW says passengers need to be patient while waiting for improvements.

    It's a French-Spanish joint venture by KeolisAmey with TfW overseeing the franchise.

    It's promising to replace all trains, at a cost of £800m, but admits it'll be around five years before 95% of journeys have new, higher capacity trains.

    In the meantime, some busy commuter services are still running with just two carriages.

    Quote Message: We are trying to bring in some interim rolling stock as quickly as possible so we're scouring the market, trying to find whatever we can in essence that's of a reasonable quality and has a good level of reliability, just to bring additional capacity into the market but it's very difficult at the minute." from James Price Chief executive, Transport for Wales
    James PriceChief executive, Transport for Wales