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  1. Updates on Friday 11 August

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Manchester house raiders held machetes to victims' throats

A man and woman had machetes held to their throats by burglars in a "terrifying attack" at their home, police say.

Kingsway, East Didsbury
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Police said three armed raiders stole jewellery and cash from the house in the East Didsbury area of Manchester at 21:30 on Sunday.

One of the gang also punched the man several times in his head, at the house on Kingsway.

Det Insp Madeline Kelly said the victims, aged in their 60s, suffered a "truly harrowing ordeal".

Greater Manchester Police said the burglars broke in through the front door.

Images show Rochdale mill blaze aftermath

New photographs show the the burnt-out remnants of a Rochdale mill which went up in flames overnight.

Fire at Rochdale mill fire
Greater Manchester Fire Service

Fire crews will remain at the scene in Greenfield Lane, after the fire was tackled into the early hours.

The roof of the building has collapsed and the fire service has said the building will need to be demolished.

Fire at Rochdale mill fire
Greater Manchester Fire Service

Station Manager Nick Hince said:

Crews have made great progress and we have scaled back the incident overnight. Seats of fire remain in the building and will be difficult to reach until the building has been demolished.

Smoke in the area has been reduced and is currently blowing away from local residents but the safety advice remains the same – please keep your windows and doors closed if you live locally.

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Police aware of Mo Salah driving video

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has been referred to the police by his club after he was apparently filmed using a mobile phone while driving.

Merseyside Police confirmed in a tweet that the video had been passed to the "relevant department".

A spokesman for the club said they had alerted police after discussions with the player.

They added that any follow-up action on the Egypt international would be dealt with "internally".

Fire crews tackle Rochdale mill blaze

Fire crews remain at the scene of a fire which broke out at a mill in Rochdale last night - prompting the evacuation of up to 30 homes.

Fire at mill in Greenfield Lane in Rochdale
Greater Manchester Fire Service

At its height 10 fire engines and more than 50 firefighters tackled the blaze.

In a tweet this morning Greater Manchester Fire Service said the fire had "scaled down but is still not out".

Fire at mill in Greenfield Lane in Rochdale
Greater Manchester Fire Service

Nick Hince of Greater Manchester Fire Service said: "The roof has collapsed which makes it difficult to put the fire out."

Residents, who took refuge in Bury and Rochdale Magistrates' Court, were allowed back home after 00:55.

Nearby residents were urged to keep doors and windows closed.

Severe disruption: M6 Lancashire southbound

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M6 Lancashire southbound severe disruption, around J34 for Bay Gateway.

M6 Lancashire - Rolling road-block on M6 southbound around J34, Bay (Lancaster). Traffic is coping well.

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

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Severe disruption: M62 Greater Manchester eastbound

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M62 Greater Manchester eastbound severe disruption, between J19 for A6046 Middleton Road and J20 for A627.

M62 Greater Manchester - One lane closed on M62 eastbound between J19, A6046 (Heywood) and J20 A627(M) J20 Rochdale, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: A552 Merseyside both ways

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A552 Merseyside both ways severe disruption, at M53 J3.

A552 Merseyside - A552 Woodchurch Road blocked and stationary traffic in both directions at Woodchurch, because of a police incident.

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, from J4 for B5136 Mount Road to J3 for A552 Woodchurch Road.

M53 Merseyside - Stationary traffic on M53 northbound from J4, B5136 (Bebington) to J3, A552 (Woodchurch), because of a rolling road-block and a police incident.

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

Severe disruption: A552 Merseyside both ways

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A552 Merseyside both ways severe disruption, at M53 J3.

A552 Merseyside - A552 Woodchurch Road blocked in both directions at Woodchurch, because of a police incident.

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

Severe disruption: M53 Merseyside southbound

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M53 Merseyside southbound severe disruption, from J2 for to J3 for A552 Woodchurch Road.

M53 Merseyside - Stationary traffic on M53 southbound from J2, Moreton Spur to J3, A552 (Woodchurch), because of a rolling road-block and a police incident.

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

Severe disruption: A664 Greater Manchester eastbound

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A664 Greater Manchester eastbound severe disruption, from Dicken Green to A671 Oldham Road.

A664 Greater Manchester - A664 Queensway in Rochdale closed eastbound from the Dicken Green junction to the A671 Oldham Road junction, because of a building fire at a mill. Traffic is coping well.

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

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Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester both ways

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M60 Greater Manchester both ways severe disruption, at J17 for A56 Bury New Road Prestwich.

M60 Greater Manchester - The main road is closed, with traffic being routed around the junction and back on again, and queuing traffic on M60 in both directions at J17, A56 (Prestwich), because of a police incident. Diversion in operation - via the exit and entry slip roads.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Lancashire southbound

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M6 Lancashire southbound severe disruption, from J28 for B5256 Leyland Way to J27 for A5209 Crow Orchard Road.

M6 Lancashire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J28, B5256 (Leyland) to J27, A5209 (Standish), 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

Severe disruption: A57 Greater Manchester both ways

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A57 Greater Manchester both ways severe disruption, around Mill Lane.

A57 Greater Manchester - A57 Manchester Road in Hyde closed around the Mill Lane junction, because of a police incident.

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