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  1. Lebanon murder inquiry arrest after embassy woman's death

    Police in Lebanon investigating the murder of a British woman who worked at the UK embassy in Beirut have arrested a man, a source has said.

    Rebecca Dykes

    Rebecca Dykes's body was found on the side of a motorway on Saturday.

    The University of Manchester graduate had been strangled, the BBC was told by police sources, who said the suspect worked as a taxi driver.

    Ms Dykes, who is believed to have been in her early 30s, had been working in Beirut as the programme and policy manager for the Department for International Development since January 2017.

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    Severe accident: A561 Merseyside both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A561 Merseyside both ways severe accident, at Northumberland Street.

    A561 Merseyside - A561 Park Road in Liverpool blocked and queuing traffic in both directions at the Northumberland Street junction, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe disruption: M62 Greater Manchester westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 Greater Manchester westbound severe disruption, at J18 for M60 affecting J19 for A6046.

    M62 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and slow traffic on M62 westbound at J18, M60 (Simister Island), because of a broken down vehicle. Congestion to J19, A6046 (Heywood).

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

  5. MP 'devastated' after daughter's death

    The daughter of the Commons deputy speaker Lindsay Hoyle has died, prompting an appeal for information about her final hours.

    Natalie Lewis-Hoyle

    Natalie Lewis-Hoyle, 28, was found unconscious at an address in Heybridge, near Maldon, Essex, on Friday morning.

    Her mother, Maldon councillor Miriam Lewis, said her daughter's phone was missing and urged anyone who spoke to her the night before to contact police.

    Mr Hoyle, Labour MP for Chorley, said the family was "truly devastated".

  6. Man and woman die after two-vehicle crash

    Two people have died after two cars crashed.

    Liverpool Road

    A 37-year-old man driving a VW Golf and his front seat passenger, a 37-year-old woman, died in a crash with a Vauxhall Corsa in Liverpool Road, Haydock, Merseyside, at about 19:20 yesterday.

    A 16-year-old boy and a girl aged 12 who were in Golf are in a serious condition in hospital. A 29-year-old man was also injured and is in a critical condition.

    The driver of the other car, a man aged 27, is receiving treatment for minor injuries.

    No arrests have been made. Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

  7. Vigil held for Salford fire death siblings

    Hundreds of people have attended a vigil for the four children killed in a house fire in Greater Manchester.

    Lia, Demi, Brandon, Lacie and Michelle Pearson

    Siblings Demi Pearson, 15, Brandon, eight, Lacie, seven, and Lia, three, died following the blaze in Salford on Monday.

    Their mother Michelle Pearson, 35, who was also in the house at the time, remains in a coma.

    Three people appeared in court on Friday charged with murdering the children.

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    Severe accident: A665 Greater Manchester both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A665 Greater Manchester both ways severe accident, between A6053 Stopes Road and Wordsworth Avenue.

    A665 Greater Manchester - A665 Bolton Road in Radcliffe closed and slow traffic in both directions between the A6053 Stopes Road junction and the Wordsworth Avenue junction, because of an accident.

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

  10. Weather: Fog patches slowly clearing

    BBC Weather

    Some fog patches will slowly clear this morning, although it should be a generally bright day. There will be some prolonged sunny spells through the afternoon.

    Feeling chilly with highs of 6C.

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