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Severe disruption: M67 Greater Manchester eastbound

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M67 Greater Manchester eastbound severe disruption, from J3 for A627 Clark Way to A57 Hyde Road Broadbottom.

M67 Greater Manchester - One lane closed on M67 eastbound from J3 A627 Clark Way to A57, Broadbottom, because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

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M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, from J37 for A628 Whinby Road Barnsley to J36 for A61 Barnsley South.

M1 South Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and queues on M1 southbound from J37, A628 (Barnsley) to J36, A61 (Barnsley South), because of an accident.

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 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

Severe disruption: A58 Greater Manchester both ways

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A58 Greater Manchester both ways severe disruption, from Howarth Green to Ashbrook Hey Lane.

A58 Greater Manchester - A58 Halifax Road in Smallbridge closed in both directions from the Howarth Green junction to the Ashbrook Hey Lane junction, because of a police investigation.

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

Severe accident: M61 Greater Manchester northbound

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M61 Greater Manchester northbound severe accident, from J1 for M60 J15 to J3 for A666 St Peters Way.

M61 Greater Manchester - One lane closed on M61 northbound from J1, M60 (Swinton Interchange) to J3, A666 (Kearsley Spur), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

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M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J34 for A631 Tinsley Viaduct to J33 for A630 Catcliffe.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J34, A631 (Meadowhall) to J33, A630 (Catcliffe), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M62 Greater Manchester westbound

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M62 Greater Manchester westbound severe disruption, at J18 for M60 J18.

M62 Greater Manchester - It's heavy on M62 westbound at J18, M60 (Simister Island), because of a break down.

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

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 - Lane blocked and it's heavy 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: A57(M) Greater Manchester westbound

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A57(M) Greater Manchester westbound severe disruption, at A5103 Princess Road.

A57(M) Greater Manchester - One lane blocked and it's very slow on A57(M) Mancunian Way westbound in Deansgate Locks at A5103 Princess Road, because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M61 Greater Manchester northbound

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M61 Greater Manchester northbound severe disruption, at J4 for A6 Watergate Lane.

M61 Greater Manchester - M61 exit slip road partially blocked and it's slow northbound at J4, A6 (Farnworth), because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M18 South Yorkshire northbound

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M18 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between M1 J32 and J1 for A631 Bawtry Road.

M18 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M18 northbound between M1 J32 and J1, A631 (Bramley), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: A639 West Yorkshire both ways

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A639 West Yorkshire both ways severe accident, from A6539 Leeds Road to Tomahawk Trail.

A639 West Yorkshire - A639 Colorado Way in Castleford closed in both directions from the A6539 Leeds Road junction to the Tomahawk Trail junction, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M62 Greater Manchester eastbound

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M62 Greater Manchester eastbound severe disruption, from J20 for A627 to J21 for Milnrow Interchange.

M62 Greater Manchester - One lane closed on M62 eastbound from J20 A627(M) J3 Rochdale to Milnrow, because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M61 Greater Manchester northbound

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M61 Greater Manchester northbound severe disruption, from J2 for A580 East Lancashire Road to J4 for A6 Watergate Lane.

M61 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and it's slow on M61 northbound from J2 A580 East Lancashire Road to J4, A6 (Farnworth), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

Police name woman killed in multi-vehicle collision

A woman who was killed in a multi-vehicle collision near Maltby has been named by police.

Lindsey Burton
South Yorkshire Police

Lindsey Burton, 34, was driving a Mercedes C Class on the A631 at about 15:40 on Wednesday when it collided with a Scania LGV which then hit a silver Citroen Picasso before leaving the road.

She died in hospital a day after the crash.

Her family today described her as a "beautiful and loving wife and mother".

A 75-year-old man and a 74-year-old woman who were travelling in the Picasso were also taken to hospital, although their injuries are not thought to be serious.

The 28-year-old driver of the LGV was uninjured.

Anyone with footage of the collision, or events leading up to it, is asked to contact South Yorkshire Police.

Collection of unique musical instruments stolen from lorry

A collection of unique musical instruments have been stolen from a lorry parked up in a layby near Doncaster.

A stolen instrument
South Yorkshire Police

The instruments, described as "unique works of art," were on their way to an exhibition in West Yorkshire when they were stolen.

Police are appealing for information after they were taken from the lorry on Doncaster Road, near to Ackworth, at about 23:00 on 6 June.

A stolen instrument
South Yorkshire Police

The instruments are said to "hold great sentimental value to their owner" and anyone who knows where they are is asked to contact South Yorkshire Police.

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

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M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J41 for A650.

M1 West Yorkshire - Temporary closure and stationary on M1 northbound at J41, A650 (Carrgate), because of debris on the road.

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

Jobs lost as Yorkshire Linen Company shuts it shops

More than 130 people have lost their jobs after a chain of linen shops went out of business.

Yorkshire Linen store
BBC

The Yorkshire Linen Company operated 19 stores across the north of England - including in Huddersfield, Hull, Keighley, Leeds and Wakefield - selling towels, bedding and curtains.

Its closure comes four months after the firm shut eight stores as part of a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) designed to keep the business going.

Administrator BDO said the closure was down to challenges on the High Street.

Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

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M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe accident, after J36 for A61 Barnsley South.

M1 South Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and queues on M1 northbound after J36, A61 (Barnsley South), because of an accident. Congestion to almost back to J34 A6109 (meadowhall).

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

Severe accident: A59 Lancashire both ways

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A59 Lancashire both ways severe accident, from A671 Pimlico Link Road to Sawley Road.

A59 Lancashire - A59 in Chatburn closed and it's slow in both directions from the A671 Pimlico Link Road junction to the Sawley Road junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

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M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, from J22 for A672 to J23 for A640 New Hey Road.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and queues on M62 eastbound from J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor) to J23, A640 (Huddersfield), because of an accident involving two cars.

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

Mural artist goes to Towner

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

The outside of the Towner Art Gallery has been transformed to mark its tenth anniversary.

Towner Gallery mural
BBC

German artist Lothar Goetz has covered all three sides of the building in Eastbourne with a giant mural.

Artist Lothar Gotz
BBC

It was mainly the scale I was a bit nervous about, because I knew it’s outside, I knew we had a limited time where we can work.”

Lothar GoetzMural artist
Towner mural
BBC

The project also marks the launch of the new Devonshire Quarter, a cultural, conferencing and sporting complex.

The artist has previously worked on commissions for the Southbank Centre in London and Leeds Art Gallery, but the Towner is his largest mural to date.

Towner mural
BBC

The mural will be in place for a year.

Houghton Weavers singer dies at 69

Tony Berry, the lead singer of the Houghton Weavers, has died from cancer at the age of 69.

Tony Berry
Houghton Weavers

The folk band formed in 1975 in Westhoughton, Bolton and are well-known for songs including The Blackpool Belle and Sit Thi Deawn.

A message on the band's website said: "Tony was a wonderfully talented, thoughtful and kind person who touched the lives and hearts of so many over a lifetime of dedication to show business.

"Tony will be very sadly missed but will remain eternally in our hearts and thoughts."

Keighley drama teacher Lynne Rodgers had sex with boy

A former drama teacher has been jailed for 10 months for sex offences involving a 13-year-old boy in the 1990s.

Bradford Crown Court
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Lynne Rodgers, then aged 30, engaged in sexual acts with the boy in her car.

The West Yorkshire teacher took him to her home and invited him to have sex with her on the sofa.

Rodgers, of Braithwaite Edge Road, Keighley, admitted gross indecency with a child and indecent assault and will be put on the sex offenders' register.

The daredevils who flew across an ocean

Dan Box

BBC News

A century ago, John Alcock and Arthur Brown made the first non-stop transatlantic flight.

John Alcock and Arthur Brown
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They flew from Newfoundland to County Galway. The then flew on to Manchester for a civic reception. It was a remarkable achievement.

Vickers Vimy departing St Johns, 14 June 1919
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They won the Daily Mail's reward of £10,000 and were knighted by King George just a few days later.

Read their story here.

Severe accident: M621 West Yorkshire westbound

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M621 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, at J3 for A653 Dewsbury Road.

M621 West Yorkshire - Temporary closure and stationary on M621 westbound at J3, A653 (City Centre), because of an accident involving two cars.

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

Severe disruption: A1(M) West Yorkshire northbound

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A1(M) West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, from A1 to J41 for M62 J32A.

A1(M) West Yorkshire - One lane closed on A1(M) northbound from A1 to J41 M62 J32a, because of a vehicle that was on fire earlier. Traffic is coping well.

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

Jo Cox: Woodland to be planted to celebrate murdered MP

A community woodland is to be planted to celebrate the life of murdered West Yorkshire MP Jo Cox.

A vigil for Jo Cox
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The woodland, in Liversedge, will include an outdoor classroom, with local children involved in looking after the 2,000 trees and plants.

The Spen Valley Civic Society hopes to finish planting the woodland by early next year.

Mrs Cox, then MP for Batley and Spen, was shot and stabbed to death in Birstall in 2016, a week before the EU referendum vote.

Severe disruption: M65 Lancashire westbound

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M65 Lancashire westbound severe disruption, at J8 for A56.

M65 Lancashire - M65 lane closed on entry slip road westbound at J8, A56 (Accrington), because of emergency services responding to a medical emergency.

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

Adam Harris custody death: Police sergeant cleared

A police officer has been cleared of misconduct over the death of a man who fell ill after his arrest.

Adam Harris
Family handout

The death of Adam Harris, 34, in Tameside on 20 April 2018 led to an investigation of a custody sergeant from Greater Manchester Police.

But the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said his decision not to immediately send Mr Harris to hospital was "considered, and rationalised".

An inquest found Mr Harris died of cocaine and alcohol poisoning.

Police in Manchester 'committed' to reducing knife crime

Extra police officers will be deployed across Manchester every weekend of the summer in a new effort to tackle knife crime.

knives
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As well as officers conducting stop and searches, the council will be visiting schools to talk to children on the dangers of knife crime.

Police recorded 168 incidents between March and April.

Supt Umer Khan said: “The rise in knife crime has provoked concern and anxiety across communities so I am committed to addressing and reducing the number of attacks."

Speed camera operator 'threatened' in Sheffield

South Yorkshire Police say they won't tolerate abuse of their staff after a speed camera operator was allegedly threatened in Sheffield.

Speed camera sign
PA

A 31-year-old man was arrested after reportedly threatening the camera van operative and violently shaking the vehicle on Chapeltown Road.

He was apparently angry there weren't signs warning there would be a speed camera ahead at the time of the incident on Tuesday morning.

The force said the man was arrested on suspicion of attempting to cause criminal damage and a public order offence and was later released under investigation.

Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

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M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe accident, before J31 for A57 Worksop Road Sheffield.

M1 South Yorkshire - Temporary closure and stationary on M1 northbound before J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of an accident.

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