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Severe disruption: M602 Greater Manchester eastbound

BBC News Travel

M602 Greater Manchester eastbound severe disruption, from J1 for M60 J12 to J2 for A576 Gilda Brook Road Trafford Park.

M602 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and it's heavy on M602 eastbound from J1, M60 (Eccles Interchange) to J2, A576 (Trafford Park), because of emergency repairs.

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

Severe disruption: M62 Cheshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Cheshire eastbound severe disruption, from J11 for A574 Birchwood Way to J12 for M60 J12.

M62 Cheshire - Lane blocked and it's heavy on M62 eastbound from J11, A574 (Birchwood) to J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange), because of a break down.

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

Weather: Sunny spells and showers

BBC Weather

The rain should continue to peter out to leave sunny spells and a few showers through the rest of this afternoon.

Highs of 17C.

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Ambulance crews battled to save man who fell into lake

Police say the man who died after falling into Windermere earlier this week was 57 and from Heversham, near Milnthorpe.

Emergency services were called to Glebe Road, one of the busiest tourist areas in the Lake District, just before 13:00 on Wednesday, and medical staff from the ambulance and air ambulance tried in vain to save the man's life.

Police say the coroner has been informed, and they have no reason to be suspicious about the man's death.

Plans for 23-storey city tower block approved

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Plans for a 23-storey residential tower block in Salford have been approved by councillors despite a lack of affordable housing in the proposal.

Tower block
Jeffrey Bell architects

Developers Silverlane have been given the green light to demolish parts of Vicarage Grove to build 272 apartments in three interlinked buildings, of four, six and 23 storeys, in Eccles.

Labour ward councillor Michael Wheeler said the additional homes in the centre would bring "immeasurable benefits" to the town centre and help drive down anti-social behaviour.

Conservative councillor Bob Clarke described the design as "appalling" and a "blot" on the landscape and was among those concerned about there being no affordable housing.

The application was approved with conditions that would allow the appearance to be softened.

Weather: More rain on the way, then brightening up

BBC Weather

A cloudy and wet start with persistent and heavy rain in places.

Rain should gradually ease and clear during the day with some sunny spells expected this afternoon.

Highs of 17C.

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Weather: Rain expected to ease

BBC Weather

This afternoon should see rain easing and becoming more intermittent - although it will remain rather cloudy.

A cool day in store, with highs of 12C.

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Severe disruption: M62 Cheshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Cheshire eastbound severe disruption, from J11 for A574 Birchwood Way to J12 for M60.

M62 Cheshire - One lane closed and it's heavy on M62 eastbound from J11, A574 (Birchwood) to J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange), because of a car that's broken down. In the roadworks area.

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

Weather: Another wet day in store

BBC Weather

It will be cloudy this morning with widespread rain becoming persistent and heavy in some areas.

BBC Weather forecast for the North West of England

The Met Office has issued a yellow flood warning, which is in place until 12:00.

But the rain should ease this afternoon and become more intermittent. A cool day, with highs of 13C.

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Severe disruption: M62 Cheshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Cheshire eastbound severe disruption, from J11 for A574 Birchwood Way to J12 for M60 J12.

M62 Cheshire - One lane closed and it's very slow on M62 eastbound from J11, A574 (Birchwood) to J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange), because of a lorry that's broken down. In the roadworks area.

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

Severe disruption: M62 Cheshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Cheshire eastbound severe disruption, from J11 for A574 Birchwood Way to J12 for M60.

M62 Cheshire - One lane blocked and it's slow moving on M62 eastbound from J11, A574 (Birchwood) to J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange), because of a lorry that's broken down. In the roadworks area.

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

Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester clockwise severe disruption, at J12 for M62.

M60 Greater Manchester - M60 exit slip road to the M62 Westbound partially blocked clockwise at J12, M62 (Eccles Interchange), because of a broken down van. Traffic is coping well. In the roadworks area.

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

North West weather: Wet and breezy

BBC Weather

Most parts of the region will see plenty of rain throughout Tuesday.

A brisk north-easterly wind will mean temperatures struggle to highs of 13C.

North West weather: Wet and breezy

Severe disruption: M62 Cheshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Cheshire eastbound severe disruption, from J11 for A574 Birchwood Way to J12 for M60.

M62 Cheshire - One lane closed and it's slow moving on M62 eastbound from J11, A574 (Birchwood) to J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange), because of a broken down van. In the roadworks area.

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

Today's weather: Don't forget your brolly!

Today will start out sunny for most of the region but rain will move in later. The further north of the region will stay drier for longer. Highs of 18C.

The North West's weather forecast for Monday 10 June 2019

Weather for Monday 10 June 2019

The North West's weather forecast for Monday 10 June 2019

Severe accident: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester clockwise severe accident, at J12 for M62 J12.

M60 Greater Manchester - M60 lane closed on entry slip road and queues clockwise at J12, M62 (Eccles Interchange), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M62 Greater Manchester eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Greater Manchester eastbound severe accident, before J12 for M60 J12.

M62 Greater Manchester - Stationary on M62 eastbound before J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange), because of a temporary closure and an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M62 Cheshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Cheshire eastbound severe disruption, from J11 for A574 Birchwood Way to J12 for M60 J12.

M62 Cheshire - One lane closed and it's slow moving on M62 eastbound from J11, A574 (Birchwood) to J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange), because of a break down.

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

Ann Widdecombe bemoans 'liberal tyranny' after gay science row

Ann Widdecombe says she does not regret her comments about sexuality, which have led to some of her theatre appearances being cancelled.

Ann Widdecombe
PA

Venues in Altrincham in Greater Manchester, Devon and Surrey have axed tour dates of her show after she suggested science could "produce an answer" to being gay.

Miss Widdecombe said her comments had been "distorted" on social media and that theatres refusing to host shows were "denying free speech".

Her critics have accused her of waging an "anti-LGBT campaign".

The Brexit Party MEP denied this and told the BBC:

This is now the grip that I call the liberal tyranny and I think we have got to fight it.

Severe accident: M62 Cheshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Cheshire eastbound severe accident, from J11 for A574 Birchwood Way to J12 for M60 J12.

M62 Cheshire - One lane blocked and it's very slow on M62 eastbound from J11, A574 (Birchwood) to J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange), because of an accident. In the roadworks area.

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

Severe disruption: M62 Cheshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Cheshire eastbound severe disruption, from J11 for A574 Birchwood Way to J12 for M60.

M62 Cheshire - One lane blocked and it's very slow on M62 eastbound from J11, A574 (Birchwood) to J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange), because of a car that's broken down. In the roadworks area. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Severe accident: M62 Cheshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Cheshire eastbound severe accident, from J11 for A574 Birchwood Way to J12 for M60.

M62 Cheshire - One lane blocked on M62 eastbound from J11, A574 (Birchwood) to J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange), because of an accident involving two cars. In the roadworks area.

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

Severe accident: M62 Greater Manchester westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Greater Manchester westbound severe accident, from J12 for M60 J12 to J11 for A574 Birchwood Way.

M62 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and it's slow moving on M62 westbound from J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange) to J11, A574 (Birchwood), because of an accident involving. In the roadworks area.

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

Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester clockwise severe disruption, from J13 for A575 Walkden Road to J14 for A580 East Lancashire Road.

M60 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and it's heavy on M60 clockwise from J13, A575 (Worsley) to J14 A580 East Lancashire Road, because of a broken down van.

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

Rain stops play in Liverpool again

Lancashire 449, Leicestershire 288 & 26-1

Just two more overs managed on Merseyside and off they come again - so they are taking lunch.

It is starting to look like Lancashire are going to be denied the chance of victory by the weather for the second game running, following last week's two lost days in Gloucestershire at Cheltenham College.

Time for BBC Radio Leicester's Richard Rae to put his hat on again . . .

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Foxes not following the sun

Lancashire 449, Leicestershire 288 & 5-1 (match resumes 11:00)

Leicestershire's Mark Cosgrove says one of the things holding back the Foxes has been the generally poor early summer weather. And it has not been at its best for them again in Liverpool this week.

"It's been tough this season," the Australian told BBC Radio Leicester. "It feels like we've never seen the sun. As soon as we get our pads on the lights come on and the clouds come in."

Cosgrove hit a season's best 70 against Lancashire at Aigburth which, aided by 87 from South African Dieter Klein and 37 apiece from debutant wicketkeeper Harry Swindells and Callum Parkinson, came within 12 runs of saving the follow-on.

But the Foxes, 5-1 overnight for the loss of nightwatchman Chris Wright, still believe they can save the game.

Mark Cosgrove was LBW at Liverpool to fellow thirty-something Graham Onions
Rex Features
Mark Cosgrove was LBW at Liverpool to fellow thirty-something Graham Onions

"We're really disappointed not to avoid the follow-on because the boys at the lower end batted so well," said Cosgrove.

"It's a pretty nice wicket - you might get the odd one jump up at you or keep low but most of those are every half hour or so and it's not one of those pitches that's a minefield. We showed there are no demons and that we can bat really well and deep. You never know - if we bat well in those first two session we might even get a little lead and you never know where that could take us at the back of the game."

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Severe disruption: M602 Greater Manchester eastbound

BBC News Travel

M602 Greater Manchester eastbound severe disruption, from J1 for M60 J12 to J2 for A576 Gilda Brook Road Trafford Park.

M602 Greater Manchester - One lane closed on M602 eastbound from J1, M60 (Eccles Interchange) to J2, A576 (Trafford Park), because of a lorry that's broken down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M62 Greater Manchester westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Greater Manchester westbound severe disruption, from J12 for M60 to J11 for A574 Birchwood Way.

M62 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and it's slow moving on M62 westbound from J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange) to J11, A574 (Birchwood), because of a break down. In the roadworks area.

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

Man 'fighting for life' after being hit by bus

A 28-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a double-decker bus in Stockport.

Hyde Road
Google

The man was struck on Hyde Road at the junction with Station Road in Woodley at about 19:35 on Tuesday.

The pedestrian was taken to hospital with serious head injuries.

PC Darren White said he was "fighting for his life".

Greater Manchester Police said the driver of the bus remained at the scene to speak with officers but no arrest had been made.

Headache for Horton in Liverpool

Mike Perkins

BBC Sport

Captaincy is one of cricket's many great puzzles - but you have to feel for Leicestershire skipper Paul Horton against his former side Lancashire.

There was no danger that Horton would do anything other than bowl on one day one, having seen his side rolled out for 80 on their last visit to Lancashire in the One-Day Cup in April - and with the tendency of out ground cricket to provide trickier batting surfaces.

His captain sensible approach appeared to have been rewarded when Lancashire were reduced to 128-5. And, even when Liam Livingstone got going, when Horton turned to the off spin of Colin Ackerman, it brought a mistimed slog, dropped by another Lancs old boy Callum Parkinson.

Livingstone completed a century as Lancashire went on to post 449. And Horton's luck hasn't changed with the bat. After 37 minutes of difficult work, he edged onto his pad and the ball looped up agonisingly to allow the quick footed Tom Bailey to take a superb diving return catch.

Woman's body found at Salford house

A woman's body has been found at an address in Salford, prompting a murder investigation.

Greater Manchester Police
BBC

Greater Manchester Police said officers were called to a property on Manchester Road in Walkden just before 02:10 and found the remains of a woman in her 20s.

A man in his 30s, who was at the address, has been taken to hospital and remains in a critical condition, a force spokesman said.