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  1. Updates on Friday 6 April

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    Good morning! We'll be with you until 18:00 today with the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates from across the North West of England.

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J18 for M62 and J17 for A56 Prestwich.

    M60 Greater Manchester - Heavy traffic on M60 anticlockwise between J18, M62 (Simister Island) and J17, A56 (Prestwich), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 Cheshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 Cheshire westbound severe disruption, at J10 for M6 affecting J12 for M60.

    M62 Cheshire - Queuing traffic on M62 westbound in Warrington at J10, M6 (Croft Interchange), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is around 20 minutes. Congestion to J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange).

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

    BBC News Travel

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

    M60 Greater Manchester - One lane closed on M60 clockwise between J16, A666 (Pendlebury) and J17, A56 (Prestwich), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, at J22 for A672.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M62 eastbound at J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor), because of an overturned caravan.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, at J22 for A672.

    M62 West Yorkshire - M62 entry slip road closed eastbound at J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor), because of an overturned vehicle.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, between J17 for A534 Sandbach and J16 for A500 Crewe affecting J18 for A54 Middlewich.

    M6 Cheshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M6 southbound between J17, A534 (Sandbach) and J16, A500 (Crewe), because of emergency repairs. Congestion to J18, A54 (Middlewich).

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 Cheshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 Cheshire westbound severe disruption, between J10 for M6 and J9 for A49.

    M62 Cheshire - One lane closed on M62 westbound between J10, M6 (Croft Interchange) and J9, A49 (Winwick), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M60 Greater Manchester clockwise severe disruption, between J13 for A572 and J15 for M61.

    M60 Greater Manchester - One lane closed on M60 clockwise between J13, A572 (Worsley) and J15, M61 (Swinton Interchange), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  10. Silver Medal - England

    Men's 4x200m freestyle relay

    What a final leg from James Guy!

    He secures England the silver in 7:08.57.

    England's team: James Guy, Nicholas Grainger, Jarvis Parkinson and Cameron Kurle.

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Cheshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire northbound severe accident, at J18 for A54 Middlewich.

    M6 Cheshire - M6 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic northbound at J18, A54 (Middlewich), because of an accident.

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M62 Merseyside westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 Merseyside westbound severe accident, between J5 for A5080 and J4 for A5080 Bowring Park Road.

    M62 Merseyside - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M62 westbound between J5, A5080 (Huyton) and J4, A5080 (Rocket), because of an accident.

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

  13. Silver Medal - Sarah Davies (England)

    Weightlifting - women's 69kg

    SO CLOSE. Sarah Davies almost cleans a whopping 128kg but the Preston-born weightlifter just can't lock out the arms and finishes with a total of 217kg.

    It's a silver medal for England.

    Punam Yadav of India wins the gold, with Fiji's Apolonia Vaivai in bronze.

    Sarah Davies of England
  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M60 Greater Manchester clockwise severe disruption, at J7 for A56.

    M60 Greater Manchester - M60 entry slip road partially blocked clockwise at J7, A56 (Stretford), because of Greater Manchester Marathon. Traffic is coping well.

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

  15. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J7 for A56.

    M60 Greater Manchester - M60 exit slip road closed anticlockwise at J7, A56 (Stretford), because of Greater Manchester Marathon.

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