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Dries Mertens

Steve Sutcliffe

BBC Sport

Dries Mertens' penalty and a late Fernando Llorente goal condemns Liverpool to defeat in their Group E Champions League opener against Napoli.

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Severe accident: M62 Cheshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Cheshire westbound severe accident, from J8 for A5281 Burtonwood Road Warrington West to J7 for A57 Warrington Road.

M62 Cheshire - M62 partially blocked and queues westbound from J8, A5281 (Warrington West) to J7, A57 (Rainhill Stoops), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M62 Cheshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Cheshire westbound severe accident, from J8 for A5281 Burtonwood Road Warrington West to J7 for A57 Warrington Road.

M62 Cheshire - M62 partially blocked and queues westbound from J8, A5281 (Warrington West) to J7, A57 (Rainhill Stoops), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M53 Cheshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M53 Cheshire northbound severe accident, from J9 for A5032 Station Road to J8 for A5032 Merseyton Road.

M53 Cheshire - One lane closed and queues on M53 northbound from J9, A5032 (Ellesmere Port) to J8, A5032 (Ellesmere Port Docks), because of an accident. Congestion to J11 (M56 interchange).

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County lines heroin dealer 'was trying to pay drug debt'

A "county lines" drug dealer who was driven to Workington so he could peddle heroin to pay off a large drug debt has been jailed for almost four years.

Allan Kinsella
Cumbria Police

Allan Kinsella, 41, of Greenway Road, Birkenhead, ran up several thousand pounds of arrears with Liverpool crooks after becoming hooked on cocaine.

Carlisle Crown Court was told he was taken to Workington and given heroin to sell. Police found him with 100 wraps of the drug valued at £1,100 and £1,000 in cash.

Kinsella, who was said to have become drug-free while in custody, admitted possessing heroin with intent to supply. He also admitted possession of cocaine and was jailed for 45 months by Judge David Potter.

Severe disruption: M62 Merseyside eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Merseyside eastbound severe disruption, at J7 for A57 Warrington Road.

M62 Merseyside - M62 lane closed on exit slip road and it's heavy eastbound at J7, A57 (Rainhill Stoops), because of a break down.

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

Universities 'in dark' over student mental health needs

Hannah Richardson

BBC News education and social affairs reporter

Universities should be bound by law to meet the mental health needs of their students, an ex-health minister says.

Ceara Thacker
Family photo

Information gathered by Sir Norman Lamb's office reveals a "complex and fragmented" picture of mental-health provision across UK universities.

Many of the 110 universities which responded said they did not record all relevant key statistics, such as their budgets or waiting times.

Universities said they could not deal with the issue of mental health alone.

It comes as an inquest is due to open into the death of a 19-year-old student.

Ceara Thacker, originally from Bradford, died in May 2018 while studying at Liverpool University after her mental health deteriorated.

Severe disruption: M53 Cheshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M53 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, from J9 for A5032 Station Road to J10 for A5117.

M53 Cheshire - One lane closed on M53 southbound from J9, A5032 (Ellesmere Port) to J10, A5117 (Little Stanney), 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: M56 Cheshire both ways

BBC News Travel

M56 Cheshire both ways severe accident, from A494 to J15 for M53 J11.

M56 Cheshire - Temporary closure on M56 in both directions from A494 to J15 M53 J11, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M57 Merseyside northbound

BBC News Travel

M57 Merseyside northbound severe disruption, from J6 for A506 Valley Road to A59.

M57 Merseyside - Two lanes closed on M57 northbound from J6, A506 (Kirkby) to A59, because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M57 Merseyside southbound

BBC News Travel

M57 Merseyside southbound severe disruption, from A59 to J6 for A506 Valley Road.

M57 Merseyside - One lane closed on M57 southbound from A59 to J6, A506 (Kirkby), 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 J15 for M53 J11 to J14 for A5117 Chester Services.

M56 Cheshire - Two lanes closed and queues on M56 eastbound from J15 M53 J11 to J14, A5117 (Chester Services), because of a shed load.

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

Sadio Mane

Tom Rostance

BBC Sport at Wembley

Leaders Liverpool maintain their 100% start to the Premier League season after fighting back from conceding an early goal to beat Newcastle.

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Severe disruption: M57 Merseyside northbound

BBC News Travel

M57 Merseyside northbound severe disruption, at J6 for A506 Valley Road.

M57 Merseyside - M57 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J6, A506 (Kirkby), 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, at J11 for A56 Chester Road.

M56 Cheshire - M56 lane closed on entry slip road eastbound at J11, A56 (Preston Brook), because of a broken down minibus.

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

Severe disruption: A55 Flintshire westbound

BBC News Travel

A55 Flintshire westbound severe disruption, from J34 A494 to J33A Brookside.

A55 Flintshire - A55 North Wales Expressway closed westbound from J34, A494 (Ewloe) to J33a, Brookside (Northop Hall East), because of a police investigation.

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