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  1. Updates on Friday 5 January

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Severe disruption: M62 Greater Manchester westbound

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M62 Greater Manchester westbound severe disruption, at J18 for M60 affecting J19 for A6046.

M62 Greater Manchester - Very slow traffic on M62 westbound at J18, M60 (Simister Island), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J19, A6046 (Heywood).

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

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

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M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between J23 for A640 and J22 for A672 affecting J24 for A629.

M62 West Yorkshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M62 westbound between J23, A640 (Huddersfield) and J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor), because of an accident. Congestion to J24, A629 (Ainley Top).

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

Severe accident: M6 Cheshire southbound

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M6 Cheshire southbound severe accident, between J19 for A556 and J18 for A54 Middlewich affecting J20 for M56.

M6 Cheshire - One lane closed and stop-start traffic on M6 southbound between J19, A556 (Knutsford) and J18, A54 (Middlewich), because of an accident involving a lorry and recovery work. In the roadworks area. Travel time is around 50 minutes. Congestion to J20, M56 (Lymm Interchange).

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 J19 for A576.

M60 Greater Manchester - M60 exit slip road partially blocked clockwise at J19, A576 (Heaton Park Three Arrows Roundabout), because of emergency repairs.

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, between J17 for A56 Prestwich and J16 for A666.

M60 Greater Manchester - Stationary traffic on M60 anticlockwise between J17, A56 (Prestwich) and J16, A666 (Pendlebury), because of all traffic being temporarily held and emergency repairs.

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

Claire Emslie

Tom Garry

BBC Sport

Leaders Manchester City maintain their 100% record in Women's Super League One as they thump Reading at Adams Park.

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Severe accident: M56 Cheshire eastbound

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M56 Cheshire eastbound severe accident, between J12 for A557 and J11 for A56.

M56 Cheshire - An accident on M56 eastbound between J12, A557 (Runcorn) and J11, A56 (Preston Brook). Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M6 Cheshire northbound

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M6 Cheshire northbound severe accident, at J20 for A50.

M6 Cheshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound at J20, A50 (Lymm Interchange), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M61 Greater Manchester northbound

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M61 Greater Manchester northbound severe accident, between J3 for A666 and A6053.

M61 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and slow traffic on M61 northbound between J3, A666 (Kearsley Spur) and A6053, because of an accident involving a vehicle that has left the carriageway.

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

Lauren Hemp

Lauren Hemp's brace sees Bristol City earn a narrow victory over Everton in Women's Super League One.

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Bethany England

Chelsea loanee Bethany England scores four goals as Liverpool hit eight past Yeovil Town in Women's Super League One.

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National League

National League leaders Macclesfield are held to a goalless draw by struggling Solihull at Moss Rose.

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National League

Chester move to within six points of safety with a first win in four National League games at Ebbsfleet.

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National League

Bromley drop out of the National League play-off places with a narrow defeat by improving AFC Fylde.

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National League

James Norwood scores in the third minute of second-half stoppage time to earn Tranmere a point at Barrow.

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Football

Accrington Stanley climb back into the League Two play-off places after a convincing win over Chesterfield.

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Football

First-half goals from Kevin Ellison and Steven Old earn Morecambe victory at struggling Grimsby in League Two.

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Football

Substitute Alex Mowatt makes an instant impact as Oxford United earn a hard-fought victory over Blackpool in League One.

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Football

Plymouth beat Bury to extend their unbeaten run to seven games and climb into the top half of the League One table.

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Football

Arsenal loanee Stephy Mavididi's strike helps Charlton beat Oldham to secure their first victory in nine League One games.

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Severe disruption: M602 Greater Manchester eastbound

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M602 Greater Manchester eastbound severe disruption, between J1 for M60 and J2 for A576 Gilda Brook Road.

M602 Greater Manchester - One lane blocked on M602 eastbound between J1, M60 (Eccles Interchange) and J2 A576 Gilda Brook Road, 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: M65 Lancashire eastbound

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M65 Lancashire eastbound severe disruption, between J2 for M61 and J3 for A674.

M65 Lancashire - One lane closed on M65 eastbound between J2, M61 (Clayton Brook) and J3, A674 (Blackburn West), 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: M56 Greater Manchester westbound

BBC News Travel

M56 Greater Manchester westbound severe disruption, between J6 for A538 and J7 for A556.

M56 Greater Manchester - One lane closed on M56 westbound between J6, A538 (Hale Four Seasons Roundabout) and J7, A556 (Bowdon), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Kundai Benyu chats to Celtic team-mate Scott Sinclair

League One side Oldham Athletic sign Celtic midfielder Kundai Benyu on loan until the end of the season.

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Rhys Taylor

Tranmere Rovers sign goalkeeper Rhys Taylor on loan until end of the season from National League rivals AFC Fylde.

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Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J27 for A626.

M60 Greater Manchester - M60 lane closed on exit slip road to one and slow traffic anticlockwise at J27, A626 (Portwood Roundabout), because of a spillage on the road. Approach with care.

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 J23 for A6410 Audenshaw Road.

M60 Greater Manchester - One lane closed on M60 anticlockwise at J23, A6410 (Ashton Under Lyne), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho continues his feud with Chelsea's Antonio Conte by saying he will never be "suspended for match-fixing".

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Virgil van Dijk

Phil McNulty

Chief football writer at Anfield

Virgil van Dijk scores the winner on his debut after his £75m move to Liverpool as the Reds beat Everton in the FA Cup third round.

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Interim chief executive starts work at Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council's new interim chief executive has started work with the authority.

Angie Ridgwell
Lancashire County Council

Angie Ridgwell, has joined the council after serving as director general of corporate services at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy since October 2016.

She was appointed in October following management restructuring which saw the departure of former chief executive Jo Turton.