Highways England

May the force be with you: Police spot baby Luke born on M60

A baby has been born in a vehicle on the hard shoulder of the M60, says Highways England.

Motorway police say Greater Manchester Police patrol spotted the unnamed mother moments after giving birth to a son at about 02:30 BST.

Highways England say the newborn has been named Luke and mother and baby are doing well.

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Council calls for better signs to Carlisle's attractions

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Leading city councillors are ramping up pressure on Highways England to improve “poor” motorway signage in a bid to draw more visitors into Carlisle.

Members of the Economic Growth Scrutiny Panel agreed that more needed to be done by Highways England to advertise the “Gateway City” to motorists, particularly on the M6.

Carlisle motorway sign

Former city council leader Colin Glover, who raised the issue, said: “One of the great difficulties we have had in the past is with Highways England and getting them to sign the city better off the motorway."

Paul Nedved, who is now the executive member for the economy and enterprise, said he endorsed Mr Glover’s comments, adding: “It is critical that we draw people into the city and the single best way to do that is to sell ourselves and market ourselves at strategic points."

We need to be seen as a gateway and as a tourist destination and I think the signage at present is very poor.”

Councillor Paul Nedved