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Summary

  1. Key updates on Friday 31 May

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Cheshire - It's slow on M6 southbound from J19, A556 (Knutsford) to J18, A54 (Middlewich), because of a break down earlier. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M60 Greater Manchester clockwise severe disruption, at J13 for A575 Walkden Road.

    M60 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and it's heavy on M60 clockwise at J13, A575 (Worsley), because of a car that's broken down. Congestion to J9 (Trafford Park).

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

  3. Fourth teen arrested after stabbing

    Lee Thomas

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Stoke

    A fourth teenager's been arrested after a man was stabbed in Crewe.

    Nantwich Road, Crewe

    The 29-year-old victim was on Nantwich Road on 16 June when Cheshire Police said he was attacked.

    Three teenage boys, two aged 14 and a 16-year-old, were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and released on bail.

    Today, police revealed a 15-year-old boy from Crewe had been arrested on suspicion of assault and also released on bail.

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M60 Greater Manchester clockwise severe disruption, at J4 for M56.

    M60 Greater Manchester - One lane closed on M60 clockwise at J4 M56, because of a police investigation. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Vandals wreck school in 'soul-destroying' attacks

    A primary school has had classrooms trashed, paint daubed in corridors and attempts made to set furniture on fire during five break-ins in two months.

    ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

    Rochdale's St John the Baptist RC Primary School has also seen pupils' work ruined and glass smashed.

    Head teacher Michael Unsworth said the damage was "soul-destroying" and the school had spent thousands on anti-climb measures and shutters.

    Rochdale Council said it was "appalling that people would do this to a school".

  6. Mayor's plan to take control of buses

    Politicians would be given power to set Greater Manchester's bus routes and fares under plans to bring the transport network under public control.

    Andy Burnham

    Mayor Andy Burnham wants to introduce a model similar to London, which would see bus operators bidding to run services on a franchise basis.

    The proposals would help to make public transport less "fragmented and unreliable", Mr Burnham said.

    The BBC has approached bus operators for comment.

  7. M62 closed after crash

    The M62 at Huyton has been closed in both directions due to a crash this afternoon.

    Motorists travelling in the area have been warned to expect delays.

    View more on twitter
  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M602 Greater Manchester both ways

    BBC News Travel

    M602 Greater Manchester both ways severe disruption, at J3 for A57 Regent Road.

    M602 Greater Manchester - One lane closed on M602 at J3, A57 (Regent Road Roundabout), because of a car that's broken down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 Merseyside eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 Merseyside eastbound severe disruption, from J4 for A5080 Bowring Park Road to J5 for A5080 Roby Road.

    M62 Merseyside - Temporary closure and stationary on M62 eastbound from J4, A5080 (The Rocket) to J5, A5080 (Huyton).

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

  10. Bus re-regulation: What does it mean for Greater Manchester?

    Control of Greater Manchester's bus network could be taken back into public control, under new proposals.

    It follows a two-year review and it's recommending that the system is re-regulated, reversing the privatisation 30 years ago.

    BBC News takes a look at what the changes would mean.

    Buses in Manchester
    • Since 1986, bus services have been run by private operators who decide what routes to run and what fares to charge.
    • Under the proposals, the region’s bus network would come back under public control.
    • Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), would be given powers to set routes, ticketing, timetables and quality standards – and even decide on a uniform colour and branding.
    • Private bus companies would compete for contracts, given by TfGM, to operate services on specified routes on a franchise basis.
    • TfGM would receive the revenue from tickets and operators to re-invest in public transport and to subsidise less busy but necessary routes.
    • It would not mean a return to municipal ownership of bus services – that was outlawed in 2017.
    • Greater Manchester would become the first city-region outside London to take back control of its bus network.
  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M62 Merseyside westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 Merseyside westbound severe accident, at J5 for A5080 Roby Road.

    M62 Merseyside - Road closed on M62 westbound at J5, A5080 (Huyton), because of an accident. Diversion in operation - via the exit and entry slip road.

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe accident, at J24 for M67.

    M60 Greater Manchester - M60 lane closed on exit slip road and it's heavy anticlockwise at J24, M67 (Denton Island), because of an accident.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 Greater Manchester westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 Greater Manchester westbound severe disruption, from J12 for M60 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 car that's broken down. Traffic is coping well. In the roadworks area.

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