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Manager who stole £45,000 electronic goods is jailed

A Currys PC World account manager who stole more than £45,000 of high value goods from the firm's Kendal store has been jailed.

Joshua Charles Nicholson
Cumbria Police

Joshua Charles Nicholson, 25, exploited a loophole in the company's system to create bogus invoices and receipts which allowed him to take goods including iPhones, televisions and computers from the company's Kendal store..

Nicholson, of Low Biggins, Carnforth, said he had "no idea" why he had stolen around 100 items, and admitted theft and two charges of making a false representation.

Recorder Michael Murray jailed Nicholson, of Low Biggins, Carnforth, for 18 months.

The high achieving 'class of 92' have developed new degrees with Lancaster University
The high achieving 'Class of 92' have set up a new university which opens in September 2019.

Severe disruption: M6 Lancashire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Lancashire southbound severe disruption, from J33 for A6 Preston Lancaster Road Lancaster South to J32 for M55.

M6 Lancashire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J33, A6 (Lancaster South) to J32, M55 (Broughton Interchange), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Lancashire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Lancashire northbound severe disruption, from J32 for M55 to J33 for A6 Preston Lancaster Road Lancaster South.

M6 Lancashire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J32, M55 (Broughton Interchange) to J33, A6 (Lancaster South), because of vehicle tyre change. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M6 Lancashire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Lancashire southbound severe accident, from J34 for A683 Bay Gateway to J33 for A6 Preston Lancaster Road Lancaster South.

M6 Lancashire - One lane blocked and queues on M6 southbound from J34, A683 (Lancaster) to J33, A6 (Lancaster South), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M6 Lancashire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Lancashire southbound severe accident, at J33 for A6 Preston Lancaster Road Lancaster South.

M6 Lancashire - Two lanes blocked and it's heavy on M6 southbound at J33, A6 (Lancaster South), because of an accident involving a car.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Lancashire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Lancashire northbound severe disruption, from J32 for M55 to J33 for A6 Preston Lancaster Road Lancaster South.

M6 Lancashire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J32, M55 (Broughton Interchange) to J33, A6 (Lancaster South), because of vehicle tyre change. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Lancashire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Lancashire southbound severe disruption, from J33 for A6 Preston Lancaster Road Lancaster South to J32 for M55.

M6 Lancashire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J33, A6 (Lancaster South) to J32, M55 (Broughton Interchange), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M6 Lancashire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Lancashire northbound severe accident, from J35 for A601 to J36 for A590.

M6 Lancashire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J35 A601(M) Carnforth to J36, A590 (Kirkby Lonsdale), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M6 Lancashire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Lancashire northbound severe accident, from J35 for A601 to J36 for A590.

M6 Lancashire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J35 A601(M) Carnforth to J36, A590 (Kirkby Lonsdale), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M6 Lancashire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Lancashire northbound severe accident, from J35 for A601 to J36 for A590.

M6 Lancashire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J35 A601(M) Carnforth to J36, A590 (Kirkby Lonsdale), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M6 Cumbria southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cumbria southbound severe accident, at Burton-in-Kendal Services.

M6 Cumbria - One lane closed and it's slow on M6 southbound at Burton-in-Kendal Services, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: A588 Lancashire both ways

BBC News Travel

A588 Lancashire both ways severe accident, at Back Lane.

A588 Lancashire - A588 Stricklands Lane in Stalmine blocked and it's slow in both directions at the Back Lane junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Lancashire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Lancashire southbound severe disruption, from J34 for A683 Bay Gateway to J33 for A6 Preston Lancaster Road Lancaster South.

M6 Lancashire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J34, A683 (Lancaster) to J33, A6 (Lancaster South), because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Lancashire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Lancashire southbound severe disruption, from J34 for A683 Bay Gateway to J33 for A6 Preston Lancaster Road Lancaster South.

M6 Lancashire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J34, A683 (Lancaster) to J33, A6 (Lancaster South), because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Lancashire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Lancashire southbound severe disruption, from J34 for A683 Bay Gateway to J33 for A6 Preston Lancaster Road Lancaster South.

M6 Lancashire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J34, A683 (Lancaster) to J33, A6 (Lancaster South), because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Lancashire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Lancashire southbound severe disruption, from J35 for A601 to J34 for A683 Bay Gateway.

M6 Lancashire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J35 A601(M) Carnforth to J34, A683 (Lancaster), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

Floods improving, but focus switches to Whaley Bridge

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

Heavy rains and flooding are beginning to recede around the North West, but the focus is shifting to Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire where more than 6,000 residents have been evacuated.

A reservoir dam has been damaged by rising waters and a severe weather warning has been issued.

You can follow all the latest from Derbyshire here

A yellow weather weather warning remains in place for Greater Manchester with more showers expected.

But the situation is expected to further improve showers over night.