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  1. Updates on Friday 2 June

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Severe accident: A5081 Greater Manchester eastbound

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A5081 Greater Manchester eastbound severe accident, from A5181 Mosley Road to Europa Way.

A5081 Greater Manchester - A5081 Trafford Park Road in Trafford Park closed eastbound from the A5181 Mosley Road junction to Village Circle, because of an accident.

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

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Yeovil and Oldham play out a stop-start draw as both sides extend their unbeaten runs to three league matches.

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Kieffer Moore's hat-trick helps Barnsley to a third win from their opening four League One games in a comfortable 4-0 win against Rochdale.

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Mansfield's unbeaten start to the League Two season continues after they are held to a draw by Tranmere at Prenton Park.

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Ten-man Morecambe secure their first win of the League Two season with a dramatic victory over Northampton.

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Cheltenham Town sack manager Gary Johnson after their winless start to the League Two season continues Macclesfield.

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Lee Frecklington produces a late winner as Lincoln City come from behind to beat 10-man Bury at Sincil Bank.

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Second-half strikes from Mark Cullen and Joe Dodoo inspire Blackpool to a 2-0 win over Coventry City.

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Oxford are still looking for their first point of the new season as a Billy Kee double earns Accrington a 3-2 win.

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Severe disruption: A565 Merseyside both ways

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A565 Merseyside both ways severe disruption, from Nevill Street to Hill Street.

A565 Merseyside - A565 Lord Street in Southport closed and slow traffic in both directions from the Nevill Street junction to the Hill Street junction, because of a police incident.

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

John Dickson in front of his potato van

'John the Spud' turned up for work to find a cycle lane where he has parked his potato van since 1999.

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North West weather: Dry and sunny evening, humid night

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A dry evening with some late spells of sunshine. Overnight it will be dry with clear spells and patchy cloud. Another humid night with gentle south-westerly breezes.

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'Despicable' thieves steal from food bank

"Despicable" thieves who stole about £2,500 worth of nappies and sanitary products from a food bank have been criticised by community leaders.

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Matt Cardy

Staff were said to have "burst into tears" after the theft from the Mocha Parade food bank storage unit in Lower Broughton, Salford.

Tom Togher, of Salford Citizen's Advice, said staff were "stunned" anyone could "sink so low".

Salford's mayor Paul Dennett said those responsible "have no conscience."

Severe accident: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

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M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe accident, between J2 for and J1 for A5145.

M60 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M60 anticlockwise between J2, Cheadle Roscoes Roundabout and J1, A5145 (Stockport Pyramid), because of an accident involving.

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

River Mersey moved in Stockport over gas pipe fears

The River Mersey is being rerouted to where it flowed in the 1960s to protect the gas supply to homes in the area.

River Mersey
Cadent Gas Ltd

Decades of erosion along the banks of the River Mersey were threatening to cause a high-pressure gas pipe beneath Stockport to collapse.

Cadent Gas is diverting a 400m (1,300ft) section of the river to the course it took in the 1960s.

The bank of the river will be moved about 40m (130ft) once the project is finished in October.

Yanic Wildschut celebrates scoring for Bolton Wanderers

Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday's Championship game between Bolton Wanderers and Birmingham City.

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Severe disruption: M56 Cheshire eastbound

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M56 Cheshire eastbound severe disruption, between J7 for A556 Chester Road and J6 for A538 Wilmslow Road.

M56 Cheshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M56 eastbound between J7, A556 (Bowdon) and J6, A538 (Hale Four Seasons Roundabout), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Bradley Dack celebrates scoring for Blackburn in 2018

Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday's Championship game between Blackburn Rovers and Reading.

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Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

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M60 Greater Manchester clockwise severe disruption, from J26 for A560 Crookilley Way to J27 for A560 Crookilley Way.

M60 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and slow traffic on M60 clockwise from J26, A560 (Bredbury) to J27, A560 (Portwood Roundabout), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

'Much loved mother' killed in Aughton cycle crash

The family of a 47-year old woman killed in a cycle crash in Lancashire have paid tribute to "a much loved mother, loving sister and daughter".

Alison Doyle with her father
Police handout

Mother-of-two Alison Doyle died at the scene after a collision with a Ford K-A in Bold Lane, Aughton, on Sunday afternoon.

In a statement, her family said:

Taken from us too soon, words cannot describe our loss, she will be in our hearts forever.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw what happened to contact them.

Severe disruption: M56 Greater Manchester westbound

BBC News Travel

M56 Greater Manchester westbound severe disruption, between J4 for Simonsway J4 and J5 for .

M56 Greater Manchester - Stationary traffic on M56 westbound between J4, Simonsway (Wythenshawe) and J5, Manchester Airport, because of all traffic being temporarily held and a police incident.

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

Severe disruption: M56 Greater Manchester eastbound

BBC News Travel

M56 Greater Manchester eastbound severe disruption, from J6 for A538 Wilmslow Road to J5 for .

M56 Greater Manchester - Stationary traffic on M56 eastbound from J6, A538 (Hale Four Seasons Roundabout) to J5, Manchester Airport, because of all traffic being temporarily held and a police incident.

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

Claire Stone is an alternative therapist and steams women's vaginas.
Claire Stone is an alternative therapist and steams women's vaginas, in the hope the treatments will help with periods and fertility.

Severe disruption: M65 Lancashire westbound

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M65 Lancashire westbound severe disruption, at J5 for A6177 Park Road Guide.

M65 Lancashire - M65 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic westbound at J5, A6177 (Guide), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe accident: A589 Lancashire both ways

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A589 Lancashire both ways severe accident, at Ryelands Road.

A589 Lancashire - A589 Morecambe Road blocked at the Ryelands Road junction, because of a serious accident.

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

Severe disruption: M62 Cheshire eastbound

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

M62 Cheshire - Lane closed and slow traffic on M62 eastbound between J11, A574 (Birchwood) and J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Ivo Pinto in action for Norwich

Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday's Championship game between Norwich City and Preston North End.

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Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire northbound

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M6 Cheshire northbound severe disruption, between J18 for A54 Middlewich Road Middlewich and J19 for A556 Chester Road.

M6 Cheshire - Lane closed and heavy traffic on M6 northbound between J18, A54 (Middlewich) and J19, A556 (Knutsford), because of a broken down lorry. In the roadworks area.

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

Teenage girl 'slapped' by Lancashire Police officer during arrest
The footage was shot while the girl and a 52-year-old woman were arrested.
Cuca Martina in action for Everton

Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday's Championship game between Stoke City and Wigan Athletic.

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IOPC will 'support CPS with remaining Hillsborough defendants' trials'

The Independent Office for Police Conduct's Deputy Director General Ian Todd said:

“We acknowledge the CPS decision to discontinue criminal proceedings against Norman Bettison.

"We know many people will be affected by today’s news, particularly the Hillsborough families.

"Our focus is to support the CPS with the forthcoming trials for the remaining defendants, and to complete our investigations into police conduct following the Hillsborough disaster.

"We ask that people avoid making any online comments that could prejudice those trials.”

'My Hillsborough involvement has been misrepresented'

Speaking outside the court, Sir Norman Bettison said: "The loss of loved ones who will never come home from Hillsborough is an enduring tragedy.

"Such a devastating loss is deserving of all of our sympathies and has always included mine. Nothing, over the last six years, has diminished my sympathy.

"My involvement in the events around Hillsborough has often been misrepresented, even in Parliament.

"Since then, I have been forced to deny, strenuously, that I was guilty of any wrongdoing in the aftermath of the disaster. Today's outcome vindicates that position."