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Summary

  1. Key updates on Friday 24 May

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 Greater Manchester westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 Greater Manchester westbound severe disruption, from J12 for M60 J12 to J11 for A574 Birchwood Way.

    M62 Greater Manchester - One lane closed on M62 westbound from J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange) to J11, A574 (Birchwood), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 Greater Manchester westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 Greater Manchester westbound severe disruption, from J12 for M60 J12 to J11 for A574 Birchwood Way.

    M62 Greater Manchester - One lane closed on M62 westbound from J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange) to J11, A574 (Birchwood), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  3. Claire Fox celebrates victory

    The Brexit Party candidate Claire Fox has been elected as an MEP for the North West.

    In her victory speech, Claire Fox said her party "will remake the world in a new form".

    Claire Fox
  4. Tommy Robinson not elected

    Former EDL leader Tommy Robinson has failed to win election tonight.

    Mr Robinson (real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon), who stood as an independent candidate in the North West region, won 38,908 votes (2.2%).

    Tommy Robinsn
    Image caption: Tommy Robinson at the count, ahead of the results being announced.
  5. Video content

    Video caption: The replica guitars going from garage to global

    From a garage he recreates historic instruments and sells them around the world.

  6. Manchester opts for Labour

    Mat Trewern

    BBC Radio Manchester journalist

    We're still waiting for the regional result for the North West but we have just had the results from Manchester which are interesting.

    Labour finished first, second were the Liberal Democrats, third Greens and the Brexit Party fourth.

    I'm not sure that will reflect the results across the North West.

    As you look around the tables, the looks from the faces of candidates and party activists can tell you a lot.

    Tommy Robinson at the count

    There are some pretty glum faces on the Labour and Tory tables, the Brexit Party are looking very happy as are the Lib Dems, and the Green Party as well seem pretty upbeat.

    As for Tommy Robinson (pictured above), the former leader of the English Defence League who is standing here as an independent, he seems to suggest he is not overly confident. In Manchester he got about 2,000 votes, just for comparison Labour got more than 40,000.

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 Cheshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 Cheshire eastbound severe disruption, from J11 for A574 Birchwood Way to J12 for M60 J12.

    M62 Cheshire - One lane closed on M62 eastbound from J11, A574 (Birchwood) to J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M56 Cheshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M56 Cheshire eastbound severe disruption, from J14 for A5117 to J12 for A557.

    M56 Cheshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M56 eastbound from J14, A5117 (Hapsford) to J12, A557 (Runcorn), because of an overturned vehicle.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Cheshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire northbound severe accident, at J21A for M62 J10.

    M6 Cheshire - M6 lane closed on exit slip road to M62 East and very slow traffic northbound at J21a, M62 J10 (Croft Interchange), because of an accident.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe accident, from J11 for A57 Liverpool Road to J10 for B5214 Trafford Boulevard.

    M60 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M60 anticlockwise from J11, A57 (Barton) to J10, B5214 (Trafford Centre), because of an accident. Congestion to J15 Swinton Interchange.

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

  11. Envelope update

    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. Traffic is coping well.

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire northbound severe disruption, from J18 for A54 Middlewich Road Middlewich to J19 for A556.

    M6 Cheshire - Animals on the road on M6 northbound from J18, A54 (Middlewich) to J19, A556 (Knutsford). Traffic is coping well. Approach with care.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Lancashire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Lancashire southbound severe accident, from J29 for M65 J1 to J28 for B5256 Leyland Way.

    M6 Lancashire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J29, M65 J1 (Lostock Hall) to J28, B5256 (Leyland), because of an accident.

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