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North West weather on Monday 15 July

There will be plenty of sunshine to start the week.

There will be some cloud but it should remain dry with temperatures going up to the mid-20s.

Severe accident: A676 Greater Manchester westbound

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A676 Greater Manchester westbound severe accident, between Fern Street and Blackshaw Lane.

A676 Greater Manchester - A676 Deane Road in Bolton closed and it's heavy westbound between the Fern Street junction and the Blackshaw Lane junction, because of an accident involving two cars and a van.

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

Laura Kuenssberg finds out what voters think of the Tory leadership candidates
Laura Kuenssberg finds out what voters think of the Tory leadership candidates

Two arrested after girl, 12, dies in M61 hit-and-run

Two people from West Yorkshire have been arrested over the hit-and-run killing of a 12-year-old girl on a motorway.

The M61
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The victim, named by police as Sana Patel, of Blackburn, died at the scene on the M61 in Lancashire.

She was a passenger in a Nissan Qashqai, which was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Corsa on Saturday at about 22:45.

The crash happened on the northbound carriageway between junction eight and Bolton West/Rivington services.

Lancashire Police said a 23-year-old woman from Mirfield, West Yorkshire, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

A 28-year-old man from Dewsbury was also detained on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident. Both remain in custody.

Carol, 61, is first to be given new cancer treatment

A cancer patient from Wetheral has become the first person to be treated with a revolutionary new procedure at the Christie hospital in Manchester.

Carol Livesey
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Carol Livesey, 61, who has now moved to Chorley, was diagnosed with lymphoma in March 2018 but after both chemotherapy and radiotherapy failed, was referred for a treatment called CAR-T.

CAR-T involves removing immune cells and modifying them in a laboratory in the USA so they can recognise cancer cells and kill them.

Carol said that she was a little anxious, because all new procedures came with risks, but excited to be put forward for such ground-breaking treatment.

Emerging data suggests that CAR-T treatment can lead to durable remissions in a significant proportion of patients.”

Adrian BloorConsultant Haematologist , Christie
Changing Places: 'We need bigger disabled toilets'
As the government consults on making Changing Places toilets mandatory in public buildings, campaigners tell the BBC why they are necessary.

Wigan MP says no Brexit is better than a no-deal Brexit

Wigan MP Lisa Nandy says she would rather vote to revoke Article 50 and cancel Brexit altogether than leave the European Union with no deal.

The Labour MP told the BBC's Politics Live she was "staunchly opposed to a second referendum" but favoured remaining in the EU over a no-deal withdrawal to protect the jobs of her constituents.

WICKET Anderson goes - Lancashire all out

Lancashire 337 & 247, Durham 281

Jimmy Anderson's appearance as last man batting with a runner takes up 17 minutes - and helps to add 11 runs - before he is last out.

Recalled Australian Nathan Rimmington, coming in round the wicket, bowls the left-hander with an inswinger that removed Anderson's off stump to finish with 4-42, for career-best match figures of 8-116, after his 4-74 in the first innings.

Lancashire have a lead of 303, with no Anderson to help them defend it, following his pre-Ashes calf strain scare on Tuesday. But could those 11 runs come in handy later?

Anderson got four of them, while helping Saqib Mahmood move on to 31 not out.

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Close of play at Sedbergh School

Lancashire 337 & 204-7, Durham 281

Sedbergh School, on day three of the Lancashire-Durham game
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Well, even in the short history of first-class cricket at Sedbergh School, that was a pretty dramatic day.

A calf injury to Jimmy Anderson that took him out of the attack.

Then a Durham collapse as their last five wickets went down for just 18 runs in 10 overs, followed by an extraordinary start to the Lancashire innings as they were reduced to 10-2 inside the first four balls of Chris Rushworth's first over.

At 59-5, fuelled by a daft run-out, Lancs led by only 115. But, by the end of the day, Lancs skipper Dane Vilas had made 74 to steer his side into a 260-run lead.

That ought to be a matchwinning lead already. But, don't forget, Lancashire will not have use of Anderson tomorrow. He will be having treatment on his calf strain as he begins his battle to be fit to face the Aussies at Edgbaston on 1 August.

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Injury scare over Anderson

Lancashire 337, Durham 234-5

Slight injury scare over England paceman Jimmy Anderson at Sedbergh School - just a month away from the first Ashes Test.

He has pulled up in his run-up and, after three attempts to bowl the third ball of the 84th over, he has walked off. Josh Bohannon is completing the over.

Hopefully, just a precautionary measure, wit the Ashes series due to start in a month's time at Edgbaston. The BBC commentary team suspect it might be an Achilles injury, based on the stretching exercises Anderson was trying.

Jimmy Anderson took his 950th first-class wicket at Sedbergh School yesterday
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Jimmy Anderson took his 950th first-class wicket at Sedbergh School yesterday

Lancs also had a slight scare over England opener Keaton Jennings.

He apparently made a visit to Lancashire Royal Infirmary yesterday after injuring a finger trying to field the ball in the slips. But he is back out there this morning.

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North West weather: Dry and bright day ahead

It will be mainly dry and bright today with temperatures set to reach 19C.

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