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  1. Latest updates on Friday 18 May

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  1. Travel: Northern brings in new timetable

    BBC News Travel

    Northern has brought in a new timetable - every service is different -and passengers are strongly advised to check before they travel.

    If you were planning to catch the 08:41 Manchester Airport service to Barrow, that passes Lancaster at 10:41 arriving Barrow 11:15, it is not running.

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    Severe accident: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire southbound severe accident, at J19 for A556.

    M6 Cheshire - M6 lane blocked on entry slip road southbound at J19, A556 (Knutsford), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe accident: M61 Lancashire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M61 Lancashire southbound severe accident, between J8 for A674 and J6 for A6027 De Haviland Way.

    M61 Lancashire - One lane closed on M61 southbound between J8, A674 (Chorley) and J6, A6027 (Horwich), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: A59 Lancashire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A59 Lancashire eastbound severe accident, between M6 J31 and A59 Whalley Road.

    A59 Lancashire - A59 Preston New Road closed and very slow traffic eastbound between Samlesbury and Swallow Hotel Roundabout, because of an accident.

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

  5. Video content

    Video caption: Freya Lewis, 15, was the honorary starter in the junior race, in which she also took part.
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    Severe disruption: A49 Greater Manchester both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A49 Greater Manchester both ways severe disruption, between Penson Street and Greenough Street.

    A49 Greater Manchester - A49 Wigan Lane in Wigan closed in both directions between the Penson Street junction and the Greenough Street junction, because of a police incident.

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

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    Severe disruption: M56 Cheshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M56 Cheshire eastbound severe disruption, between J11 for A56 and J3 for A560 Altrincham Road.

    M56 Cheshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M56 eastbound between J11, A56 (Preston Brook) and J3, A560 (Baguley), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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    Severe accident: A553 Merseyside both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A553 Merseyside both ways severe accident, between A552 Argyle Street and Adelphi Street.

    A553 Merseyside - A553 Conway Street in Birkenhead closed in both directions between the A552 Argyle Street junction and the Adelphi Street junction, because of an accident.

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