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Severe disruption: M62 Greater Manchester westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Greater Manchester westbound severe disruption, between J12 for M60 J12 and J11 for A574 Birchwood Way.

M62 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and it's slow on M62 westbound between J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange) and J11, A574 (Birchwood), because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Greater Manchester southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Greater Manchester southbound severe disruption, between J27 for A5209 Crow Orchard Road and J23 for A580 East Lancashire Road.

M6 Greater Manchester - Long delays and queues on M6 southbound between J27, A5209 (Standish) and J23, A580 (Haydock), because of earlier road repairs. Travel time is 50 minutes. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Severe disruption: M62 Cheshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

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

M62 Cheshire - One lane closed on M62 eastbound from J11, A574 (Birchwood) to J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Eagle on the loose after escaping falconry centre

A large Chilean Blue Eagle has escaped from a falconry centre in Shropshire and is thought to be on the loose in the Wem area.

It's thought Paco broke free when a ring on his perch broke and the Shropshire Falcon Centre said he would still have his leash attached.

Eagle
Shropshire Falconry

Severe accident: M6 Cheshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cheshire southbound severe accident, from J17 for A534 Old Mill Road Sandbach to J16 for A500 Stoke-On-Trent.

M6 Cheshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J17, A534 (Sandbach) to J16, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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, 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: M6 Cheshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cheshire northbound severe disruption, at J17 for A534 Old Mill Road Sandbach.

M6 Cheshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound at J17, A534 (Sandbach), 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, at M6.

M6 Cheshire - M6 entry slip road partially blocked northbound at M6, Knutsford Services, because of a shed load. 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

Severe disruption: M62 Cheshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Cheshire eastbound severe disruption, from J8 for A5281 Burtonwood Road Warrington West to J9 for A49 Newton Road.

M62 Cheshire - One lane closed on M62 eastbound from J8, A5281 (Warrington West) to J9, A49 (Winwick), because of vehicle tyre change. Traffic is coping well.

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

Beechmere fire: Residents still waiting for homes

Local Democracy Reporting Service

A month after a fire at a Crewe retirement complex, the majority of the former residents are still waiting to find permanent accommodation.

A report to Cheshire East Council said about 100 of those people who lived at Beechmere were currently living in flats or other care homes at the moment, or with relatives.

Beechmere fire
Cheshire Fire and Rescue

The council's acting executive director of people, Mark Palethorpe, said its "priority is to find the right accommodation to meet the needs of those individuals”.

He also said he would like to see the complex rebuilt, but it would have to be different, because the needs of those likely to use it have changed since it was first built.

Avantage, which ran the Beechmere apartments, has already said it plans to rebuild the complex on the same site.

Severe accident: M6 Greater Manchester southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Greater Manchester southbound severe accident, from J25 for to J24 for A58 Liverpool Road.

M6 Greater Manchester - M6 partially blocked and it's heavy southbound from J25, Bryn to J24, A58 (Ashton In Makerfield), because of an accident.

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, at J21A for M62 J10.

M6 Cheshire - M6 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J21a, M62 J10 (Croft Interchange), because of vehicle tyre change. Traffic is coping well.

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

Farmer 'absolutely raving' to find people pooing in fields

BBC Shropshire

A Shropshire farmer says she's caught people pooing in her fields three times, and ordered one of them to clean up his mess.

Earlier this week, the issue made the headlines when a Nottinghamshire woman caught a suspected delivery driver defecating in an alley outside her house.

DHL said it was investigating.

Hedge
BBC

Sarah Winwood, from Brick Kiln farm near Whitchurch said she had had a similar experience -not once, but on three occasions over recent years.

Most recently, she said she had found the offending item under a piece of paper she had gone to pick up thinking it was a receipt - leaving her "absolutely raving".

Mrs Winwood, who has a footpath and bridleway running through her land, said she even witnessed a walker drop his trousers and poo behind a hedge.

On another occasion, she said she confronted a workman in a high-vis vest and marched him to the scene of the crime after he initially tried to deny it.

I made him pick it up, he wasn't going anywhere and I certainly wasn't going anywhere until he picked it up. He'd wiped his bum and there was tissues as well."

Sarah WinwoodFarmer

Severe disruption: M62 Greater Manchester westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Greater Manchester westbound severe disruption, from J12 for M60 M602 to J11 for A574 Birchwood Way.

M62 Greater Manchester - One lane blocked on M62 westbound from J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange) to J11, A574 (Birchwood), because of a broken down van. Traffic is coping well. In the roadworks area.

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

PM asked to back £3.6bn rail improvement plans

The chair of the Midlands Connect group has appealed to the prime minister to back its bid for £3.6bn to improve the region's rail network.

It set out plans in June which included more passenger trains and improvements to a number of stations and asked for £25m to create an outline business case.

Train at station
BBC

It said up to 60 towns and cities could benefit from improved services, including Birmingham, Coventry, Stoke-on-Trent, Crewe, Shrewsbury, Worcester and Wolverhampton.

Sir John Peace said his message to Boris Johnson was: "It’s time you made a long-overdue commitment to the future of our rail network. Ten million Midlanders are counting on you; invest in their futures, turn our vision into reality, back Midlands Engine Rail.”

Severe disruption: M62 Cheshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Cheshire westbound severe disruption, at J10 for M6 J21A.

M62 Cheshire - M62 lane closed on exit slip road to the M6 Southbound westbound at J10, M6 J21a (Croft Interchange), 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 disruption: M6 Greater Manchester southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M6 Greater Manchester - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J27, A5209 (Standish) to J26, M58 (Orrell Interchange), 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 disruption: M62 Cheshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Cheshire eastbound severe disruption, between J11 for A574 Birchwood Way and J12 for M60 M602.

M62 Cheshire - One lane blocked and it's slow on M62 eastbound between J11, A574 (Birchwood) and 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: M56 Cheshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M56 Cheshire eastbound severe disruption, at J12 for A557.

M56 Cheshire - One lane closed on M56 eastbound at J12, A557 (Runcorn), 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 disruption: M6 Greater Manchester southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Greater Manchester southbound severe disruption, at J27 for A5209 Crow Orchard Road.

M6 Greater Manchester - Two lanes closed and severe delays on M6 southbound at J27, A5209 (Standish), because of over-running roadworks. Congestion to J28 (Leyland). Travel time is around 60 minutes.

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

Photos released after train fights

British Transport Police is investigating a fight on board a train from Derby to Crewe and has released CCTV images of seven men officers want to talk to.

Police said the trouble broke out on platforms two and three in Derby on 24 August and then continued on board the 19:44 service to Crewe.

CCTV
British Transport Police
CCTV
British Transport Police

BTP said a number of other passengers were on the train at the time and has appealed to them for information.

Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, from J17 for A534 Old Mill Road Sandbach to J16 for A500 Stoke-On-Trent.

M6 Cheshire - M6 partially blocked and one lane closed southbound from J17, A534 (Sandbach) to J16, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent). Traffic is coping well.

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 heavy on M62 westbound from J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange) to J11, A574 (Birchwood), because of a broken down van.

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