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Severe disruption: M1 Hertfordshire both ways

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M1 Hertfordshire both ways severe disruption, at J9 for A5183.

M1 Hertfordshire - Temporary closure and stationary on M1 in both directions at J9, A5183 (Redbourn), because of a police investigation.

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

Severe accident: M1 Bedfordshire southbound

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M1 Bedfordshire southbound severe accident, from J10 for A1081 to J9 for A5183.

M1 Bedfordshire - It's very slow on M1 southbound from J10, A1081 (Luton Airport Spur Road) to J9, A5183 (Redbourn), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Bedfordshire southbound

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M1 Bedfordshire southbound severe disruption, at J10 for A1081.

M1 Bedfordshire - Break down on M1 southbound in Pepperstock at J10, A1081 (Luton Airport Spur Road). Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Bedfordshire southbound

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M1 Bedfordshire southbound severe disruption, at J11 for A505 Dunstable Road Dunstable South.

M1 Bedfordshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound at J11, A505 (Dunstable South), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Bedfordshire southbound

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M1 Bedfordshire southbound severe disruption, at J11 for A505 Dunstable Road Dunstable South.

M1 Bedfordshire - One lane blocked and it's heavy on M1 southbound at J11, A505 (Dunstable South), because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Bedfordshire northbound

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M1 Bedfordshire northbound severe disruption, from J11 for A505 Dunstable Road Dunstable South to J11A for A5 Dunstable Northern Bypass Dunstable.

M1 Bedfordshire - One lane closed and it's heavy on M1 northbound from J11, A505 (Dunstable South) to J11a, A5 (Dunstable), because of a break down.

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

Lidl to open 40 London stores, creating 1,500 jobs

Lidl sign
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Discount supermarket Lidl has announced plans to open 40 new stores in London as part of a £500 million expansion plan, creating around 1,500 jobs.

The major investment will take place in the capital over the next five years, and include the creation of its first central London store on Tottenham Court Road.

The investment plan also includes Lidl's previously announced new head office in Tolworth, south-west London, and the expansion of its Belvedere distribution centre.

New stores will be opened across the capital as part of the expansion strategy, including new outlets in Alperton, East Acton, Hackbridge and Watford.

Lidl said the move will create around 1,500 jobs in the long term. Its new store planned for Tottenham Court Road, will be its most central store in London and have a 1,300 meters squared area, stocking its full range of products including its popular middle aisle items.

A new distribution centre is also planned to open near to Luton, and will be the company's fourth site to service Greater London.

Lidl opened its first UK store in 1994 and now has 760 stores and 13 warehouses across the country.

Earlier this year, Lidl shrank its minimum size requirement for new London store openings, turning its attention towards smaller inner-city retail units.

Severe accident: M1 Bedfordshire northbound

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M1 Bedfordshire northbound severe accident, between J10 for A1081 and J11 for A505 Dunstable Road Dunstable South.

M1 Bedfordshire - One lane blocked and it's very slow on M1 northbound between J10, A1081 (Luton Airport Spur Road) and J11, A505 (Dunstable South), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M1 Bedfordshire northbound

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M1 Bedfordshire northbound severe accident, after J10 for A1081.

M1 Bedfordshire - Three lanes closed and queues for two miles on M1 northbound after J10, A1081 (Luton Airport Spur Road), because of an accident involving a coach and two cars. Congestion to J9 (Redbourn). Travel time is 30 minutes.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Bedfordshire southbound

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M1 Bedfordshire southbound severe disruption, from J11 for A505 Dunstable Road Dunstable South to J10 for A1081.

M1 Bedfordshire - One lane closed and it's slow moving on M1 southbound from J11, A505 (Dunstable South) to J10, A1081 (Luton Airport Spur Road), because of a car that's broken down.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Bedfordshire southbound

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M1 Bedfordshire southbound severe disruption, from J11 for A505 Dunstable Road Dunstable South to J10 for A1081.

M1 Bedfordshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J11, A505 (Dunstable South) to J10, A1081 (Luton Airport Spur Road), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Bedfordshire southbound

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M1 Bedfordshire southbound severe disruption, at J10 for A1081.

M1 Bedfordshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound at J10, A1081 (Luton Airport Spur Road), 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 Hertfordshire northbound

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M1 Hertfordshire northbound severe accident, from J8 for A414 to J9 for A5183.

M1 Hertfordshire - One lane closed and queues on M1 northbound from J8, A414 (Hemel Hempstead) to J9, A5183 (Redbourn), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M1 Bedfordshire northbound

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M1 Bedfordshire northbound severe accident, at J11 for A505 Dunstable Road Dunstable South.

M1 Bedfordshire - Two lanes closed and queues on M1 northbound at J11, A505 (Dunstable South), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Bedfordshire southbound

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M1 Bedfordshire southbound severe disruption, from J11 for A505 Dunstable Road Dunstable South to J10 for A1081.

M1 Bedfordshire - One lane closed and it's slow moving on M1 southbound from J11, A505 (Dunstable South) to J10, A1081 (Luton Airport Spur Road), because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Bedfordshire northbound

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M1 Bedfordshire northbound severe disruption, from J11 for A505 Dunstable Road Dunstable South to J10 for A1081.

M1 Bedfordshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J11, A505 (Dunstable South) to J10, A1081 (Luton Airport Spur Road), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Hertfordshire northbound

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M1 Hertfordshire northbound severe disruption, from J9 for A5183 to J10 for A1081.

M1 Hertfordshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J9, A5183 (Redbourn) to J10, A1081 (Luton Airport Spur Road), 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: M1 Bedfordshire southbound

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M1 Bedfordshire southbound severe disruption, from J10 for A1081 to J9 for A5183.

M1 Bedfordshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M1 southbound from J10, A1081 (Luton Airport Spur Road) to J9, A5183 (Redbourn), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe accident: M1 Hertfordshire northbound

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M1 Hertfordshire northbound severe accident, from J8 for A414 to J9 for A5183.

M1 Hertfordshire - Queuing traffic on M1 northbound from J8, A414 (Hemel Hempstead) to J9, A5183 (Redbourn), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Rescued: Train from trenches discovered in Barrow

An armoured train which was used in World War One has been fully restored and mobile again after it was found rusting in a scrapyard in Barrow.

Armoured locomotive
Ollie Bayliss/BBC

The bizarre-looking steam engine is the last surviving locomotive of its kind and was built to move munitions on the Western Front.

It was brought back to work in a quarry near Barrow until it was eventually abandoned.

After 10 years, volunteers in Bedfordshire have finally restored it to its former glory.

Severe disruption: M1 Bedfordshire southbound

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M1 Bedfordshire southbound severe disruption, from J11 for A505 Dunstable Road Dunstable South to J10 for A1081.

M1 Bedfordshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J11, A505 (Dunstable South) to J10, A1081 (Luton Airport Spur Road), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M1 Bedfordshire northbound

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M1 Bedfordshire northbound severe accident, from J11 for A505 Dunstable Road Dunstable South to J11A for A5 Dunstable Northern Bypass Dunstable.

M1 Bedfordshire - Stationary traffic on M1 northbound from J11, A505 (Dunstable South) to J11a, A5 (Dunstable), because of all traffic being temporarily held and an accident.

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

Severe accident: M1 Bedfordshire southbound

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M1 Bedfordshire southbound severe accident, from J11A for A5 Dunstable Northern Bypass Dunstable to J11 for A505 Dunstable Road Dunstable South.

M1 Bedfordshire - Stationary traffic on M1 southbound from J11a, A5 (Dunstable) to J11, A505 (Dunstable South), because of all traffic being temporarily held and an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Bedfordshire southbound

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M1 Bedfordshire southbound severe disruption, from J11 for A505 Dunstable Road Dunstable South to J10 for A1081.

M1 Bedfordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound from J11, A505 (Dunstable South) to J10, A1081 (Luton Airport Spur Road), because of emergency repairs.

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

Severe accident: M1 Bedfordshire southbound

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M1 Bedfordshire southbound severe accident, from J11 for A505 Dunstable Road Dunstable South to J10 for A1081.

M1 Bedfordshire - All traffic being temporarily held and an accident on M1 southbound from J11, A505 (Dunstable South) to J10, A1081 (Luton Airport Spur Road).

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

Severe disruption: M1 Bedfordshire southbound

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M1 Bedfordshire southbound severe disruption, at J11 for A505 Dunstable Road Dunstable South.

M1 Bedfordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound at J11, A505 (Dunstable South), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe accident: M1 Bedfordshire northbound

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M1 Bedfordshire northbound severe accident, between J10 for A1081 and J11 for A505 Dunstable Road Dunstable South.

M1 Bedfordshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M1 northbound between J10, A1081 (Luton Airport Spur Road) and J11, A505 (Dunstable South), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Bedfordshire southbound

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M1 Bedfordshire southbound severe disruption, between J11 for A505 Dunstable Road Dunstable South and J10 for A1081.

M1 Bedfordshire - M1 partially blocked and slow traffic southbound between J11, A505 (Dunstable South) and J10, A1081 (Luton Airport Spur Road), because of a broken down vehicle.

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