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Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester clockwise severe disruption, from J6 for A6144 Old Hall Road to J8 for A6144.

M60 Greater Manchester - ' lane closed and it's slow on M60 clockwise from J6, A6144 (Sale) to J8, A6144 (Carrington), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

Weather: Sunny spells and showers

BBC Weather

The rain should continue to peter out to leave sunny spells and a few showers through the rest of this afternoon.

Highs of 17C.

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Ambulance crews battled to save man who fell into lake

Police say the man who died after falling into Windermere earlier this week was 57 and from Heversham, near Milnthorpe.

Emergency services were called to Glebe Road, one of the busiest tourist areas in the Lake District, just before 13:00 on Wednesday, and medical staff from the ambulance and air ambulance tried in vain to save the man's life.

Police say the coroner has been informed, and they have no reason to be suspicious about the man's death.

Weather: More rain on the way, then brightening up

BBC Weather

A cloudy and wet start with persistent and heavy rain in places.

Rain should gradually ease and clear during the day with some sunny spells expected this afternoon.

Highs of 17C.

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Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester both ways

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester both ways severe disruption, at J1 for A5145 Travis Brow.

M60 Greater Manchester - M60 lane closed on exit slip road in both directions at J1, A5145 (Stockport Pyramid), because of a break down.

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

Council to give Manchester's 'most vulnerable' housing priority

Manchester's "most vulnerable people" are to be given priority for rehousing under new council plans.

Manchester city council
GMP

The city's council is reviewing its social housing policy, which it said currently allows anyone to apply for housing, "regardless of their need".

As a result, 15,000 households have applied for the estimated 2,200 homes expected to become available by 2020.

Councillor Suzanne Richards said it was "vital" the system helped people in crisis or facing homelessness first.

Weather: Rain expected to ease

BBC Weather

This afternoon should see rain easing and becoming more intermittent - although it will remain rather cloudy.

A cool day in store, with highs of 12C.

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Weather: Another wet day in store

BBC Weather

It will be cloudy this morning with widespread rain becoming persistent and heavy in some areas.

BBC Weather forecast for the North West of England

The Met Office has issued a yellow flood warning, which is in place until 12:00.

But the rain should ease this afternoon and become more intermittent. A cool day, with highs of 13C.

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Catalogue of failings at after-school playgroup

Local Democracy Reporting Service

An after-school playgroup has been rated ‘inadequate’ after inspectors uncovered a catalogue of safeguarding failings.

Ofsted found that shortcomings at Playclub Unlimited in Stockport were compromising children’s welfare.

Manager Julie Longman says she ‘"takes full responsibility" for the outcome of the inspection, and has taken action to address the concerns as required by the education watchdog.

The club, based at Bradshaw Hall Primary School, in Cheadle Hulme, looks after youngsters aged between four and 11.

'Hostile' Manchester shisha cafe closed down by council

A "hostile" shisha cafe where council inspectors were "threatened" after it broke the law on smoking has become the first to be closed down in Manchester.

Suede shisha cafe in Rusholme
Manchester City Council

Manchester City Council found that Suede in Rusholme had been letting people smoke inside, contrary to the 2006 Health Act.

A council spokesman said on visits, its officers were "routinely" abused and a glass was thrown at an inspector's car.

The business has been made subject to a three-month closure order.

Severe accident: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe accident, at J2 for A560 Stockport Road.

M60 Greater Manchester - M60 lane closed on exit slip road and it's heavy anticlockwise at J2, A560 (Cheadle Roscoes Roundabout), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe accident, at J2 for A560 Stockport Road.

M60 Greater Manchester - M60 lane closed on exit slip road and it's heavy anticlockwise at J2, A560 (Cheadle Roscoes Roundabout), because of an accident.

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

Cows invade Stockport street

Residents on a street in Stockport were awoken by the mooing of a herd of cows this morning.

The herd had invaded some gardens and roamed in the streets.

One of the people living in the street described it as a "funny alarm call".

Severe accident: M56 Greater Manchester eastbound

BBC News Travel

M56 Greater Manchester eastbound severe accident, from J3 for to J2 for A560 Altrincham Road.

M56 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and queues on M56 eastbound from J3, Princess Parkway to J2, A560 (Sharston), because of an accident and rain. Congestion to M56 J6 / A538 / Runger Lane (Hale Four Seasons Roundabout). Travel time is 20 minutes.

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

'Exhausted' badger and cub rescued from Cheshire drainage shaft

Trapped badgers
RSPCA/PA

An "exhausted" badger and its cub have been rescued after falling down a 10ft (3m) drainage shaft, the RSPCA has said.

A dog "sniffed out" the animals late at night while out for a walk with its owner near Mobberley, Cheshire.

Rescued badger
RSPCA/PA

The badgers were rescued on 23 May by animal collection officer Emma Dwan, who used specialist equipment to "scoop up" the pair before releasing them back into the wild.

An RSPCA spokeswoman said it was a "remarkable" discovery in a "remote location".

North West weather: Wet and breezy

BBC Weather

Most parts of the region will see plenty of rain throughout Tuesday.

A brisk north-easterly wind will mean temperatures struggle to highs of 13C.

North West weather: Wet and breezy

Arrest over attempted jewellery snatch by cyclist

A man has been arrested over the attempted robbery of jewellery from a woman in her 70s in Manchester - after a man riding a bicycle tried to rip gold bangles from the victim's wrist.

CCTV footage of the attempted robbery
Greater Manchester Police

It happened in Wilbraham Road in Fallowfield, before a passing taxi driver chased off the man and CCTV footage was later released by police.

A 46-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery and released under investigation.

PC Daniel Cox of GMP said: "While we have made an arrest, we are still keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed or has any information about this crime.”

Boy, 13, stabbed outside Co-op

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested after a 13-year-old was stabbed in Heaton Mersey.

Co-op, Didsbury Road
Google

Police were called to Hamilton Crescent just after 18:30 on Sunday to reports that a teenager had been stabbed.

He's been taken to hospital for treatment and the full extend of his injuries is yet to be confirmed.

Greater Manchester Police said inquiries so far have indicated that the stabbing took place on Didsbury Road, close to the Co-op.

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault and remains in custody for questioning.

Today's weather: Don't forget your brolly!

Today will start out sunny for most of the region but rain will move in later. The further north of the region will stay drier for longer. Highs of 18C.

The North West's weather forecast for Monday 10 June 2019

Weather for Monday 10 June 2019

The North West's weather forecast for Monday 10 June 2019

Severe accident: M56 Cheshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M56 Cheshire westbound severe accident, at J7 for A556.

M56 Cheshire - M56 lane closed on exit slip road westbound at J7, A556 (Bowdon), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester clockwise severe accident, at J26 for A560 Crookilley Way.

M60 Greater Manchester - M60 lane closed on exit slip road clockwise at J26, A560 (Stockport East), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

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

M60 Greater Manchester - M60 lane closed on exit slip road anticlockwise at J7, A56 (Stretford), because of flooding. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: A560 Greater Manchester both ways

BBC News Travel

A560 Greater Manchester both ways severe accident, from Southmoor Road to Spark Road.

A560 Greater Manchester - A560 Altrincham Road in Baguley closed in both directions from the Southmoor Road junction to the Spark Road junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M56 Cheshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M56 Cheshire eastbound severe disruption, from J7 for to J6 for A538 Wilmslow Road.

M56 Cheshire - One lane closed on M56 eastbound from J7, Bowdon to J6, A538 (Hale Four Seasons Roundabout), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester clockwise severe disruption, from J26 for A560 Crookilley Way to J1 for A5145 Travis Brow.

M60 Greater Manchester - One lane closed on M60 clockwise from J26, A560 (Stockport East) to J1, A5145 (Stockport Pyramid), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M56 Cheshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M56 Cheshire eastbound severe disruption, from J7 for A556 Chester Road to J6 for A538 Wilmslow Road.

M56 Cheshire - Stationary on M56 eastbound from J7 A556 Chester Road to J6, A538 (Hale Four Seasons Roundabout), because of a break down and a temporary closure.

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

Ann Widdecombe bemoans 'liberal tyranny' after gay science row

Ann Widdecombe says she does not regret her comments about sexuality, which have led to some of her theatre appearances being cancelled.

Ann Widdecombe
PA

Venues in Altrincham in Greater Manchester, Devon and Surrey have axed tour dates of her show after she suggested science could "produce an answer" to being gay.

Miss Widdecombe said her comments had been "distorted" on social media and that theatres refusing to host shows were "denying free speech".

Her critics have accused her of waging an "anti-LGBT campaign".

The Brexit Party MEP denied this and told the BBC:

This is now the grip that I call the liberal tyranny and I think we have got to fight it.

Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester clockwise severe disruption, at J2 for A560 Stockport Road.

M60 Greater Manchester - M60 lane closed on entry slip road clockwise at J2, A560 (Cheadle Roscoes Roundabout), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester both ways

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester both ways severe disruption, at J3 for A34 Kingsway.

M60 Greater Manchester - M60 lane closed on exit slip road and it's slow moving in both directions at J3 A34 Kingsway, because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M56 Cheshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M56 Cheshire westbound severe disruption, at J7 for A556.

M56 Cheshire - One lane closed on M56 westbound at J7, A556 (Bowdon), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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