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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 queues on M60 anticlockwise from J11, A57 (Barton) to J10, B5214 (Trafford Centre), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M62 Greater Manchester westbound

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

M62 Greater Manchester - Temporary closure and stationary on M62 westbound from J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange) to J11, A574 (Birchwood), because of accidents in the opposite direction. In the roadworks area.

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

Severe accident: M62 Cheshire eastbound

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

M62 Cheshire - One lane blocked and it's very slow on M62 eastbound from J11, A574 (Birchwood) to J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange), 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 A556 Chester Road to J6 for A538 Wilmslow Road.

M56 Cheshire - One lane closed and it's heavy on M56 eastbound from J7 A556 Chester Road to J6, A538 (Hale Four Seasons Roundabout), because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: A665 Greater Manchester both ways

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A665 Greater Manchester both ways severe disruption, at Barn Street.

A665 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and it's heavy on A665 Bury Old Road in both directions in Whitefield at the Barn Street junction, because of a police investigation.

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, from J18 for M62 J18 to J19 for A576 Middleton Road.

M60 Greater Manchester - One lane closed on M60 clockwise from J18, M62 (Simister Island) to J19, A576 (Heaton Park Three Arrows Roundabout), because of a break down. 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, from J16 for A666 Manchester Road to J17 for Whitefield Interchange Prestwich.

M60 Greater Manchester - M60 partially blocked and it's heavy clockwise from J16, A666 (Pendlebury) to J17, Whitefield (Prestwich), because of an accident involving two vehicles. Congestion to J9 (Trafford Park).

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

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 and it's slow on M62 westbound from J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange) to J11, A574 (Birchwood), because of a break down.

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

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Boy, 16, charged after girl racially abused on tram

A 16-year-old boy has been charged after a girl was racially abused and spat at on a tram in Manchester.

Tram at a stop in Manchester
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A boy first of all confronted the mother of the 17-year-old girl on a tram from Victoria Station to Oldham on 30 March.

After the girl intervened, the boy spat at her and subjected her to racist abuse, Greater Manchester Police said.

The suspect, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with racially aggravated common assault and is due to appear at Manchester and Salford Youth Court on 24 July.

Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire northbound

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

M6 Cheshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J18, A54 (Middlewich) to J19, A556 (Knutsford), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Superbike legend opens road named in his honour

Carl Fogarty has said it was a "huge honour" to officially open a road named after him in the racer's home town.

Carl Fogarty officially opens Carl Fogarty Way
BBC

Carl Fogarty Way forms the last section of a new £5m link road connecting the M65 Whitebirk junction to Blackburn town centre.

The four-time World Superbike Champion joked: "I usually get cats and dogs named after me - so it is a step up from that."

Blackburn with Darwen councillor Phil Riley said the authority wanted to pay tribute to one of the town's "local heroes".

Two held over Manchester shooting

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder during raids connected to a shooting in Manchester.

Slade Lane
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Police said nobody was injured when shots were fired at a home in Slade Lane, Fallowfield, on 4 June but "we believe there was intent to do so".

Two 18-year-old men were arrested when police raided nearby properties this morning.

Det Ch Insp Stuart Wilkinson said:

We need to make it 100% clear to people who pull the trigger that gun crime will never ever be tolerated in our communities."

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 blocked and it's slow on M62 westbound from J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange) to J11, A574 (Birchwood), because of a break down. In the roadworks area.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

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

M6 Cheshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J19, A556 (Knutsford) to J18, A54 (Middlewich), because of a broken down van. Traffic is coping well.

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

Man charged after Merseyside gun and drug raids

A man has been charged with firearms and drug offences following police raids in Merseyside connected with suspected cocaine supply across the UK.

Handgun seized
Police handgun

Officers seized four handguns, an unspecified "large quantity of cash" and drugs believed to be cocaine after properties were searched on Monday evening and Tuesday morning in Liverpool and St Helens.

A 31-year-old man has been charged with two counts of possessing a firearm without a certificate, possessing ammunition without a certificate and conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

He has been remanded in custody to appear before Liverpool magistrates later.

Four men other men held on suspicion of drug dealing are still being questioned, police said.

Police officers raid a house
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Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J23 for A6140 Moss Way.

M60 Greater Manchester - M60 lane closed on exit slip road anticlockwise at J23, A6140 (Ashton Under Lyne), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M6 Cheshire northbound

BBC News Travel

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

M6 Cheshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M6 northbound from J18, A54 (Middlewich) to J19, A556 (Knutsford), because of an accident.

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

How Ian Brady got access to teenagers in jail

BBC Stories

Moors Murderer Ian Brady was able to mix with vulnerable borstal boys in Wormwood Scrubs prison for more than five years, newly released Home Office files reveal.

Ian Brady
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Even after one young prisoner alleged that Brady had had sex with him, no action was taken for several months, the BBC's Sanchia Berg reports.

For decades he was Britain's most notorious murderer.

Ian Brady and his girlfriend Myra Hindley tortured, sexually assaulted and murdered five children in 1963 and 1964 and buried their bodies on Saddleworth Moor, near Manchester.

Severe accident: M62 Cheshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Cheshire westbound severe accident, at J11 for A574 Birchwood Way.

M62 Cheshire - M62 exit slip road partially blocked and it's heavy westbound at J11, A574 (Birchwood), because of an accident involving a car. In the roadworks area.

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 J1 for A5145 Travis Brow.

M60 Greater Manchester - M60 entry slip road partially blocked and it's slow clockwise at J1, A5145 (Stockport Pyramid), because of a broken down van.

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

Severe accident: A576 Greater Manchester both ways

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A576 Greater Manchester both ways severe accident, from A5066 Great Clowes Street to Grecian Street North.

A576 Greater Manchester - A576 Great Cheetham Street West in Broughton blocked and it's heavy in both directions from the A5066 Great Clowes Street junction to the Grecian Street North junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M56 Cheshire westbound

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

M56 Cheshire - One lane closed on M56 westbound from J12, A557 (Runcorn) to J14, A5117 (Hapsford), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

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 - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J18, A54 (Middlewich) to J19, A556 (Knutsford), because of a break down.

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

Head groped staff member during assembly

A former head teacher who groped a member of staff during a school assembly has been banned from teaching.

Belmont School, Rossendale
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Michael Stobart, 61, who ran Belmont School, Rossendale, Lancashire was found guilty of serious misconduct at a professional conduct hearing.

Allegations that he touched two female staff members were proven and were "unwanted and sexual", the Teaching Regulation Agency found.

Mr Stobart who did not attend the hearing can appeal in two years.

Bolton hyper-local party rejected

Local Democracy Reporting Service

The latest hyper-local party to spring up in Bolton has been stopped in its tracks by the Electoral Commission.

ballot box
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The Commission rejected an application for a political party under the name of Bolton People First.

The “incomplete” application was submitted shortly before the last local election in May.

New hyper-local parties around the borough now have seven councillors at Bolton Council.

Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J21 for A6104.

M60 Greater Manchester - M60 lane closed on exit slip road and it's very slow anticlockwise at J21, A6104 (Hollinwood), because of a break down.

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

Drowned boy, 5, died in 'unlawful killing'

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

A five-year-old boy, whose body was found in a Derbyshire reservoir, died as a result of "unlawful killing" a coroner has concluded.

Jenson Spellman was found alongside his mother Emma Sillett, 41, in Longendale Reservoir two days after they were reported missing from their home in Glossop in November last year.

Jenson Spellman and Emma Sillett
Derbyshire Police

Inquests into their deaths found Jenson had been "drowned by another".

Chesterfield Coroners Court heard Ms Sillett had injuries consistent with drowning "having taken measures to drown herself and another".

The coroner concluded the social worker's death was suicide.

Guns, money and drugs seized in Merseyside raids

Four handguns, a "large quantity" of cash and drugs suspected to be cocaine have been seized during police raids.

Gun
Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police said five men were arrested on suspicion of drug and firearms offences after warrants were executed in Liverpool and St Helens.

The North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (NWROC) said they were "part of an ongoing investigation into suspected cocaine supply across the UK".

Money
Merseyside Police

The warrants were carried out on Monday evening and earlier on Tuesday.

Five men, aged between 31 and 56, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs, with one of them also held on suspicion of possessing a firearm and ammunition without a certificate.