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Severe disruption: M57 Merseyside southbound

BBC News Travel

M57 Merseyside southbound severe disruption, at J1 for M62.

M57 Merseyside - M57 lane closed on exit slip road to the M62 Eastbound southbound at J1, M62 (Tarbock Island), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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Severe accident: A5058 Merseyside both ways

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A5058 Merseyside both ways severe accident, at Thingwall Road.

A5058 Merseyside - A5058 Queens Drive in Broadgreen blocked and it's slow in both directions at the Thingwall Road junction, because of an accident involving three vehciles.

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What sort of person uses cheese as a bookmark!

Cheese slice
UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL LIBRARY

Finally, a cheese slice bookmark has given librarians and thousands of social media users a Gouda laugh.

A tweet about the slice, found at University of Liverpool Library, has been shared more than 20,000 times.

Associate director Alex Widdeson said the "disconcertingly warm and liquid" slice was discovered "somewhere between American history and geography".

She said while library users were Brie to eat cold food, "we prefer them not use snacks as bookmarks".

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Severe disruption: A5300 Merseyside southbound

BBC News Travel

A5300 Merseyside southbound severe disruption, from M62 J6 to A562 Speke Road.

A5300 Merseyside - A5300 Knowsley Expressway partially blocked southbound from Tarbock Island to the A562 Speke Road junction, because of a car on fire. Traffic is coping well.

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Severe disruption: M62 Merseyside westbound

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M62 Merseyside westbound severe disruption, at J6 for M57 J1.

M62 Merseyside - M62 exit slip road to M57 Northbound closed westbound at J6, M57 J1 (Tarbock Island), because of emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

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Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson

Danny Murphy

MOTD2 pundit and former Liverpool midfielder

Liverpool and England star Jordan Henderson has a wonderful array of midfield qualities scarcely reflected in the statistics, says MOTD2 pundit Danny Murphy.

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Severe accident: A5057 Merseyside both ways

BBC News Travel

A5057 Merseyside both ways severe accident, at Washington Parade.

A5057 Merseyside - A5057 Merton Road in Bootle blocked and it's heavy in both directions at the Washington Parade junction, because of an accident.

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Unifinished business: £3m spent so far on emergency base

Bob Cooper

Political reporter, BBC Cumbria

More than £3m has been spent on an emergency services base in Cumbria, that still stands half-built when it should should have been finished two years ago, BBC Cumbria has established.

Half-finished building
BBC

Work on the base for the police, fire and ambulance services in Ulverston, called the Blue Light Hub, was held up by a contractual dispute.

Cumbria County Council has refused to release details of any pay-out to its former contractor.

The authority says it's now got a new builder in place and hopes soon to say more about when work will re-start.

Gary McAllister attack: Man charged with assault

A 33-year-old man has been charged with attacking former Scotland captain and Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister in Leeds last year.

GARY MCALLISTER
PA Media

McAllister (pictured) needed hospital treatment after he was allegedly punched in the face outside a bar on Call Lane at about 04:00 on 24 March.

Damien Swan, of Beeston, Leeds, is due to appear before magistrates on Wednesday charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

McAllister played for Leeds from 1990 to 1996, a period which saw them become champions of the former First Division in 1992.

He also played for Leicester City, Coventry and Liverpool and won 57 caps for Scotland.

Severe disruption: M57 Merseyside northbound

BBC News Travel

M57 Merseyside northbound severe disruption, at J1 for M62 J6.

M57 Merseyside - One lane closed on M57 northbound at J1, M62 J6 (Tarbock Island), because of flooding. Traffic is coping well.

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