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Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

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M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J17 for Whitefield Interchange Prestwich to J16 for A666 Manchester Road.

M60 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and it's heavy on M60 anticlockwise from J17, Whitefield (Prestwich) to J16, A666 (Pendlebury), because of a fuel spillage. Congestion to J19 (Heaton Park Three Arrows Roundabout).

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

Bus companies hit back at bus franchise plan

Bus companies in Greater Manchester have hit out at plans to bring the buses network back under public control.

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Mayor Andy Burnham wants bus services to be re-regulated and run on a franchise basis.

Onebus, which represents several companies, says that means taxpayers would have to foot the bill.

And Stagecoach has said the mayor had provided "no evidence to support his claim that franchising is better than a partnership approach".

He added: "He is keeping Greater Manchester's taxpayers in the dark about the massive bill they would have to pay for a London-style bus system."

North West weather: Humid day with rain

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A humid day with chance of heavy rain. The Met Office have issued a yellow warning.

It could be heavy at times. Cloudy with highs of 19C or 20C.

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Severe disruption: M62 Cheshire eastbound

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

M62 Cheshire - One lane blocked and it's slow on M62 eastbound from J11, A574 (Birchwood) to J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange), because of a car that's broken down. In the roadworks area.

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

Severe disruption: M602 Greater Manchester eastbound

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M602 Greater Manchester eastbound severe disruption, from J2 for A576 Gilda Brook Road Trafford Park to J3 for A57 Regent Road.

M602 Greater Manchester - One lane closed on M602 eastbound from J2, A576 (Trafford Park) to 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

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 - Temporary closure and stationary on M62 eastbound from J11, A574 (Birchwood) to J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange), because of an accident. 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, from J13 for A575 Walkden Road to J15 for M61 J1.

M60 Greater Manchester - One lane closed on M60 clockwise from J13, A575 (Worsley) to J15, M61 J1 (Swinton Interchange), because of vehicle trye change. Traffic is coping well.

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

North West weather: Some rain but staying warm

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Lingering rain will clear to the north to leave it dry and cloudy for much of the night.

However, further rain will start to spread from the south during the early hours.

Lows of 13C.

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Mayor's transport plan would mean 'massive bill' for taxpayers

Taxpayers would have to foot a "massive bill" under plans to bring Greater Manchester's bus routes and fares under public control, operator Stagecoach has said.

Stagecoach bus in Altrincham
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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.

But a Stagecoach spokesman said the mayor had provided "no evidence to support his claim that franchising is better than a partnership approach".

He added: "He is keeping Greater Manchester's taxpayers in the dark about the massive bill they would have to pay for a London-style bus system."

Ex-lecturer guilty of child sex attacks

A former university lecturer has been found guilty of a series of sex attacks on young girls.

Julian Myerscough
Suffolk Police

Julian Myerscough, originally from Bolton, was accused of abusing three girls between 2001 and 2010. He denied 11 charges, including two of raping a child under 13.

An Ipswich Crown Court jury took less than three hours to find Myerscough, formerly of Lowestoft, Suffolk, guilty of all charges.

Det Con Kate Bond said she was pleased his "reign of terror" was over.

Olympian in 'cheaper' zebra crossing call

Olympic cycling champion Chris Boardman has accused the government of blocking plans to paint 20,000 zebra crossings on roads in Greater Manchester.

Chris Boardman
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The region's walking commissioner said "backwards thinking" was preventing the region from trialling cheaper crossings without expensive flashing beacons.

Mr Boardman said simple French-style crossings could be painted for £200 and would protect pedestrians from traffic.

The Department for Transport (DfT) said it "would always put safety first".

Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

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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

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
Greater Manchester Combined Authority

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.

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.

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  • 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.

Severe disruption: M62 Greater Manchester westbound

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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

Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

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M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J12 for M62.

M60 Greater Manchester - M60 lane closed on exit slip road and it's heavy anticlockwise at J12, M62 (Eccles Interchange), because of a lorry that's broken down.

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

Man fighting for his life after crash

A motorist in his 20s is in a critical condition in hospital after a crash in Wigan.

Pottery Road
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A silver Nissan Micra was travelling along Pottery Road at 21:20 BST on Sunday when the vehicle left the road and collided with a building, police have said.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash, a police spokesman added.

Detectives are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J13 for A575 Walkden Road to J12 for M62 J12.

M60 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and it's slow on M60 anticlockwise from J13, A575 (Worsley) to J12, M62 (Eccles Interchange), because of a car that's broken down.

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 J12 for M60.

M60 Greater Manchester - M60 lane closed on exit slip road to the M62 Westbound and it's heavy anticlockwise at J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange), because of a car that's broken down.

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

Severe accident: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

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M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe accident, at J11 for A57 Liverpool Road.

M60 Greater Manchester - M60 entry slip road partially blocked anticlockwise at J11, A57 (Barton), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Broken-down car prompts M60 rush-hour delays

A broken down car was causing delays around junction 17 of the M60 earlier.

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Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J17 for Whitefield Interchange Prestwich to J16 for A666 Manchester Road.

M60 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and it's very slow on M60 anticlockwise from J17, Whitefield (Prestwich) to J16, A666 (Pendlebury), because of a car that's broken down.

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

North West weather: Unsettled start to week

While the weather is expected to remain warm on Monday, rain is predicted from lunchtime.

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Severe disruption: M62 Cheshire eastbound

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

M62 Cheshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M62 eastbound from J11, A574 (Birchwood) to J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange), because of a break down.

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 on M62 westbound from J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange) to J11, A574 (Birchwood), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: A56 Greater Manchester both ways

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A56 Greater Manchester both ways severe accident, from Stanley Road to B6473 Radcliffe New Road.

A56 Greater Manchester - A56 Bury New Road in Whitefield blocked and it's slow in both directions from the Stanley Road junction to the B6473 Radcliffe New Road junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

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

M60 Greater Manchester - Temporary closure and stationary on M60 clockwise from J10, B5214 (Trafford Centre) to J11, A57 (Barton), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M62 Greater Manchester both ways

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

M62 Greater Manchester - It's heavy on M62 in both directions from J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange) to J11, A574 (Birchwood), because of a temporary closure and pedestrian on the road.

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 J11 for A57 Liverpool Road.

M60 Greater Manchester - Two lanes blocked and it's slow on M60 clockwise at J11, A57 (Barton), because of an accident.

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

North West weather: Plenty of sunshine

BBC Weather

A good deal of dry weather with sunny spells this afternoon, with just a small chance of one or two light showers.

Highs of 18C.

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Severe accident: A56 Greater Manchester both ways

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A56 Greater Manchester both ways severe accident, from Singleton Road to A6044 Hilton Lane.

A56 Greater Manchester - A56 Bury New Road in Prestwich closed and queues in both directions from the Singleton Road junction to the A6044 Hilton Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

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M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe accident, from J16 for A666 Manchester Road to J15 for M61 J1.

M60 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and queues on M60 anticlockwise from J16, A666 (Pendlebury) to J15, M61 J1 (Swinton Interchange), because of an accident.

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

North West weather: Dry and bright

Scattered showers are predicted for the north west this morning but the weather will start to settle as the day progresses.

Temperatures are expected to reach 18C.

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Leeds United drawn against Salford City in Carabao Cup

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Leeds United will face League Two newcomers Salford City in the Carabao Cup first round.

Salford celebrating promotion
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Salford are in the competition for the first time after promotion from the National League in May.

Salford, co-owned by co-owned by six former Manchester United players, will host a Leeds side managed by Marcelo Bielsa, who agreed a contract extension at Elland Road in May.

The draw for the competition, which took place in a Morrisons supermarket, threw up the following ties for Yorkshire's teams:

  • Huddersfield Town v Lincoln City
  • Tranmere Rovers v Hull City
  • Grimsby Town v Doncaster Rovers
  • Bradford City v Preston North End
  • Shrewsbury Town v Rotherham United
  • Sheffield Wednesday v Bury
  • Barnsley v Carlisle United

The fixtures will be played in the week commencing 12 August.