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The high achieving 'class of 92' have developed new degrees with Lancaster University
The high achieving 'Class of 92' have set up a new university which opens in September 2019.

Severe disruption: M66 Lancashire southbound

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M66 Lancashire southbound severe disruption, from A56 to J1 for A56 Walmersley Road.

M66 Lancashire - One lane closed on M66 southbound from A56, Ramsbottom Junction to J1, A56 (Ramsbottom), because of road management. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: A680 Lancashire both ways

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A680 Lancashire both ways severe disruption, at John Street.

A680 Lancashire - A680 Blackburn Road in Haslingden closed in both directions at the John Street junction, because of a fire at a building.

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

Floods improving, but focus switches to Whaley Bridge

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

Heavy rains and flooding are beginning to recede around the North West, but the focus is shifting to Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire where more than 6,000 residents have been evacuated.

A reservoir dam has been damaged by rising waters and a severe weather warning has been issued.

You can follow all the latest from Derbyshire here

A yellow weather weather warning remains in place for Greater Manchester with more showers expected.

But the situation is expected to further improve showers over night.

North West weather: Wet and windy

North West weather: Wet and windy

A weather warning is in place for heavy rain across the region and winds will be gusty at times.

Temperatures will reach highs of 21C.

North West weather: Storm warnings

A weather warning has been issued for thundery showers and localised flooding in parts of the region this afternoon.

Temperatures will reach a high of 23C.

Met Office weather warnings in place for later this week

BBC Weather

The Met Office has put yellow weather warnings in place for thunderstorms for the North West on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Outbreaks of heavy rain are due to arrive early on Tuesday and spread further and become more widespread during the day on Wednesday.

Read more from BBC Weather

Tuesday's weather warning
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The weather warning for Tuesday
Wednesday's weather warning
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The weather warning for Wednesday

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Have you been caught up in the deluge? How are the water levels in your area?

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Severe roadworks: A680 Greater Manchester both ways

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A680 Greater Manchester both ways severe roadworks, from Moorland Avenue to Caldershaw Road.

A680 Greater Manchester - It's heavy on A680 Edenfield Road in both directions in Rochdale from the Moorland Avenue junction to the Caldershaw Road junction, because of temporary lights and emergency repairs.

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

Severe accident: M66 Greater Manchester southbound

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

M66 Greater Manchester - One lane closed on M66 southbound from J1, A56 (Ramsbottom) to J2, A58 (Bury), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well. Approach with care.

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

Lancashire biker dies in North Yorkshire village crash

A motorcyclist from Lancashire has died following a collision in a North Yorkshire village earlier this week.

A65 and Austwick sign
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The crash, between a blue and white Triumph Bonneville motorbike and a silver Land Rover Freelander, happened on the A65 in Austwick at about 18:30 on Tuesday.

Both vehicles are believed to have been travelling in the direction of Settle when the collision took place.

The biker, a man in his 70s from Lancashire, suffered serious injuries and died at the scene.

Police are appealing to anyone who saw either of the vehicles before the crash, or who witnessed the collision, to get in touch with police.

Anyone with any information, including any dash-cam footage taken in the area prior to or after the collision, is also being asked to contact the North Yorkshire force.

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