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  1. Latest updates on Friday 1 June

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    Severe disruption: M62 Merseyside eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 Merseyside eastbound severe disruption, at J6 for A5300.

    M62 Merseyside - M62 lane closed on entry slip road eastbound at J6, A5300 (Tarbock Island), because of a broken down lorry. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Video caption: Alternative provision schools: 'We all deserve an education'

    As fixed-term exclusions have gone up across England, these schools are offering pupils a second chance.

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    Severe accident: A5067 Greater Manchester both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A5067 Greater Manchester both ways severe accident, from Rolls Crescent to Old York Street.

    A5067 Greater Manchester - A5067 Stretford Road in Hulme closed in both directions from the Rolls Crescent junction to the Old York Street junction, because of an accident involving a bicyclist.

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

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    Severe accident: A683 Lancashire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A683 Lancashire both ways severe accident, at Morecambe Road.

    A683 Lancashire - A683 Bay Gateway in Torrisholme blocked and slow traffic in both directions at the Morecambe Road junction, because of an accident involving seven vehicles.

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

  5. Woman killed in crash was 'eclectic mix' who 'brought joy'

    A woman who died when she was hit by a car in Middleton was "unique and not afraid of being who she was", her family have said.

    Charlie Salway

    Charlotte Salway, 21, from Middleton, was struck by a Peugeot in Rochdale Road on Friday, Greater Manchester Police said.

    Her 48-year-old father was also hit and suffered a broken wrist and severe bruising.

    Ms Salway's family said she "was an eclectic mix of everything", who "loved music from thrash metal to musicals" and "was both the most feminine 'girly' girl and biggest tomboy at the same time."

    Regularly changing her hair colour and clothing styles, she was affectionately known to the family as "the ever-changing Charlie" and "brought joy to everyone she met", her family said.

    A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink driving and has been released under investigation, police said.

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    Severe accident: M6 Cheshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire northbound severe accident, between J20 for A50 and J21 for A57 Manchester Road.

    M6 Cheshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound between J20, A50 (Lymm Interchange) and J21, A57 (Woolston), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: A57(M) Greater Manchester westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A57(M) Greater Manchester westbound severe accident, at A5067 Cambridge Street.

    A57(M) Greater Manchester - One lane blocked and slow traffic on A57(M) Mancunian Way westbound at A5067 Cambridge Street, because of an accident.

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

  8. Student 'money mules' sentenced for money laundering

    Two students used as "mules" by criminals have been sentenced for money laundering.

    The pair were arrested as part of an investigation into an online scam, in which a book-binding company in Manchester was defrauded of £37,986 on 14 July 2016.

    Abdi Mohamed

    Abdi Mohamed and Nyanjura Biseko, both 22, pleaded guilty after more than £10,000 of fraudulently-obtained money was transferred into their accounts.

    Sussex Police believe they were used as "money mules" and said the case highlights how students are being "targeted and used to launder money".

    Mohamed was jailed and Biseko given a non-custodial sentence.

  9. Brothers 'flooded' resort with drugs

    Two drug-dealing brothers who "flooded" Blackpool with drugs worth millions of pounds have been jailed.

    Anthony Gill (L), Bradley Gill (R)

    Anthony Gill, 33, from Manchester and Bradley Gill, 28, from Blackpool both admitted conspiracy to supply cocaine and were sentenced to 14 years.

    Class A drugs worth £700,000 that were seized were a "snapshot" of the true scale of their dealing, said police.

    Thirteen other gang members were also sentenced at Preston Crown Court including their sister Jessica Lang.

  10. School meal eligibility figures show Halton deprivation

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    New figures for free school meal eligibility suggest Halton is the second most deprived authority nationally at primary school level.

    Halton Municipal Buildings

    Education officers revealed the figures at a Children and Young People’s Family Policy and Performance Board meeting on Monday.

    A spokeswoman told the committee that while attainment in schools had improved, deprivation figures remained a concern.

    The committee heard that “new information” showed Halton was the second most deprived area at primary level based on the soaring number of pupils entitled to free school dinners.

    Meanwhile, at secondary school level, the authority ranked marginally higher and came out as ninth most deprived.

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    Severe accident: A556 Cheshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A556 Cheshire both ways severe accident, from Hartford Road to A533 London Road.

    A556 Cheshire - A556 Davenham Roundabout in Davenham closed and stationary traffic in both directions from the Hartford Road junction to Davenham Roundabout, because of a serious accident.

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

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    Severe disruption: M62 Greater Manchester eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 Greater Manchester eastbound severe disruption, at J20 for A627.

    M62 Greater Manchester - M62 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic eastbound at J20 A627(M) Rochdale, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  13. Pedestrian hit by bus in Manchester

    A pedestrian has been hit by a bus in Piccadilly Gardens in central Manchester.

    Piccadilly Gardens

    Officers were called at about 13:30 to the incident near Lever Street, Greater Manchester Police said.

    There are road closures in place on Oldham Street and Dale Street.

    No more details about the pedestrian, including his or her injuries, are known.

  14. Ringo is off on a world tour

    BBC Entertainment and Arts

    Ringo is planning a world tour.

    The 78-year-old former Beatles drummer/singer will hit the road again next year with a little help from his all star friends... No wait, make that All Starr.

    Ringo Starr

    The tour, which features Colin Hay, Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie and Hamish Stuart, will celebrate 30 years of the All Starr Band.

    The original (and ever-changing) band began life in 1989 when Ringo went out with Joe Walsh, Nils Lofgren, Dr. John, Billy Preston, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Clarence Clemons and Jim Keltner.

    No UK dates as yet.

  15. Boys held over Partington firearms seizure

    Three boys were arrested after a range of guns, other weapons and cocaine stashed inside a toy parrot were seized at a home in Partington.

    Police tape generic

    The disturbance broke out in Cumberland Road after glass was heard smashing and three men seen banging on the door of home at about 23.20 on Saturday.

    One of the youths was waving what was believed to be a handgun in the air before the others entered the property.

    Police attended and found a revolver and an iPhone in a plant pot in the front garden and a rucksack containing an air pistol and pistol bag.

    They also found two air rifles, a hunting knife, a large electric probe and a small quantity of suspected cocaine inside a toy parrot.

    The three boys were arrested on suspicion of possession of firearms and released under investigation pending further inquiries