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Severe accident: M6 Lancashire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Lancashire northbound severe accident, from J32 for M55 to J33 for A6 Preston Lancaster Road Lancaster South.

M6 Lancashire - Two lanes closed and it's very slow on M6 northbound from J32, M55 (Broughton Interchange) to J33, A6 (Lancaster South), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M61 Greater Manchester northbound

BBC News Travel

M61 Greater Manchester northbound severe accident, at J5 for A58 Snydale Way.

M61 Greater Manchester - Road closed and queues for four miles on M61 northbound at J5, A58 (Westhoughton), because of an accident involving four cars into the central reservation. Congestion to J3 (Kearsley Spur). The A6 Salford Road off J4 is very slow as traffic seeks to divert via Four Lane Ends. Travel time is 40 minutes. Diversion in operation - via the exit and entry slip roads.

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

Damian Harper was 17 he was diagnosed with bone cancer but he never says no to challenge.
Damian Harper was 17 when he was diagnosed with bone cancer and had to have his leg amputated.
Football

Goals from Callum Camps, Oliver Rathbone and Fabio Tavares deny Keith Hill a first win as Bolton manager as his former club Rochdale come from behind to win.

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Severe accident: A678 Lancashire both ways

BBC News Travel

A678 Lancashire both ways severe accident, between B6535 Harwood Road and M65 J6 Blackburn.

A678 Lancashire - A678 Blackburn Road in Rishton closed and it's very slow in both directions between the B6535 Harwood Road junction and Blackburn, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Lancashire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Lancashire northbound severe disruption, from J32 for M55 to J33 for A6 Preston Lancaster Road Lancaster South.

M6 Lancashire - Temporary closure and stationary on M6 northbound from J32, M55 (Broughton Interchange) to J33, A6 (Lancaster South), because of a police investigation.

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

Severe accident: M55 Lancashire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M55 Lancashire eastbound severe accident, from J3 for A585 Fleetwood Road to J1 for A6 Garstang Road.

M55 Lancashire - M55 partially blocked and it's heavy eastbound from J3, A585 (Kirkham) to J1, A6 (Fulwood), because of an accident.

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

Scarborough lifeboat crew runs 145 miles to Blackpool

A dozen Scarborough RNLI crew members have set off on a 145-mile relay dash from their lifeboat station to Blackpool.

RNLI crew
BBC

The crew set off at 07:00 this morning and are hoping to complete the run - which takes in Helmsley, Sutton Bank, Thirsk, Harrogate, Blubberhouses and Clitheroe - in under 30 hours.

The team are taking it in turns to complete the task, with some of the volunteers running 10 miles and others going for up to 30.

They're putting themselves through it, carrying donation buckets as they go, to raise money for the RNLI.

Lee Martin, the team's Senior Coxswain, says: "A few months ago, two crew members from Blackpool cycled the route over a couple of days and the money raised they shared half with Blackpool Lifeboat Station and half with Scarborough.

"So I said we'll return the favour, but we'll do one better and run there non-stop."

Hillsborough trial not sitting today

The trial of David Duckenfield at Preston Crown Court will not sit today due to juror illness.

David Duckenfield
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Mr Duckenfield was the match commander at Hillsborough in April 1989 when a crush developed involving thousands of Liverpool supporters.

The 75-year-old, from Ferndown in Dorset, denies the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 fans.

The trial is expected to continue on Monday.

Barrow chairman says squad could grow for promotion push

BBC Cumbria Sport

The Barrow chairman Paul Hornby says funds could be made available for squad strengthening to help their push for promotion to the Football League.

The Bluebirds, who get their FA Cup campaign under way tomorrow with a fourth qualifying round home tie against Solihull Moors, lie fourth in the National League on the back of a seven-game winning run.

Paul Hornby says he works on long-term plans with the manager, Ian Evatt.

Barrow ground with FA Cup signage
Barrow AFC

There'll be a conversation, we've got a planned meeting with Ian again and this is how we become more professional, because we're not just talking about budget and players for this year, we're talking about next year, regardless of where we're at."

Paul Hornby

Severe accident: Lancashire both ways

BBC News Travel

Lancashire both ways severe accident, from Blackburn Road to B6231 Manor Place.

Lancashire - Henry Street in Accrington closed in both directions from the Blackburn Road junction to the B6231 Manor Place junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: A577 Greater Manchester both ways

BBC News Travel

A577 Greater Manchester both ways severe accident, from A58 Market Street to Borsdane Avenue.

A577 Greater Manchester - A577 Atherton Road in Hindley closed and it's heavy in both directions from the A58 Market Street junction to the Borsdane Avenue junction, because of an accident.

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

Barrow hopes for more money to build economy

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Barrow council officials are planning talks with government ministers over getting more money for economic development in the area.

It follows a collaboration between councils in Barrow, South Lakeland and Lancaster, which have united to get the Morecambe Bay area recognised as an economic region and submit a multimillion-pound bid for Growth Deal funding.

Barrow Borough Council leader Ann Thomson told a meeting of the full council: “We are now hoping to discuss our proposals with Government ministers to build a case for further investment in our region.”

She said the council was pressing forward with schemes such as the Marina Village and the £3.5m Harding Rise offices, next to the new Waterfront Business Park.

Severe disruption: M6 Lancashire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Lancashire northbound severe disruption, from J32 for M55 to J33 for A6 Preston Lancaster Road Lancaster South.

M6 Lancashire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J32, M55 (Broughton Interchange) to J33, A6 (Lancaster South), because of emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Greater Manchester northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Greater Manchester northbound severe disruption, from J26 for M58 to J27 for A5209 Crow Orchard Road.

M6 Greater Manchester - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J26, M58 (Orrell Interchange) to J27, A5209 (Standish), because of emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

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

Historic areas of Barrow being neglected, agency warns

Two historic parts of Barrow town centre have been put on a list of heritage sites at risk because of neglect and decay.

House of Lords
BBC

Historic England says the Central Barrow Conservation Area and the neighbouring area around St George's Church are "deteriorating" partly because of the fire damaged former club, known as the House of Lords.

Funding has recently been allocated to regenerate the area.

Roman graffiti
Historic England

However, Roman graffiti in a quarry near Hadrian's Wall is now off the register because, although it is still suffering erosion, 3D records have now been made.

And repairs to flood damage at the former gunpowder works at Sedgwick, near Kendal, mean that site is also now seen as safe.

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Severe congestion: M66 Greater Manchester northbound

BBC News Travel

M66 Greater Manchester northbound severe congestion, from J2 for A58 Rochdale Road to J1 for A56 Walmersley Road.

M66 Greater Manchester - Queues on M66 northbound from J2, A58 (Bury) to J1, A56 (Ramsbottom). All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Severe accident: A587 Lancashire northbound

BBC News Travel

A587 Lancashire northbound severe accident, from Grange Road to A586 Poulton Road.

A587 Lancashire - A587 Plymouth Road in Normoss closed and it's very slow northbound from the Grange Road junction to Plymouth Road roundabout, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Lancashire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Lancashire southbound severe disruption, from J28 for B5256 Leyland Way to J27 for A5209 Crow Orchard Road.

M6 Lancashire - One lane closed and it's heavy on M6 southbound from J28, B5256 (Leyland) to J27, A5209 (Standish), because of emergency repairs.

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