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Highways Agency expects M1 in Northamptonshire to reopen from 12:00pm

On the M1 northbound between junctions J15 and J16, there are currently delays of 1 hour caused by congestion due to carriageway resurfacing work closing the road between junctions J16 and J18 following an earlier multi-vehicle accident. Road expected to re-open from 12:00pm.

– Highways Agency

1200 square metres of M1 to be resurfaced before road can reopen

1200 square metres of the M1 in Northamptonshire is being resurfaced following a multi vehicle crash - that's the equivalent to five tennis courts.

It's after a multi vehicle crash on the northbound carriageway. The collision between two lorries and a van happened at around 10:40pm last night. One of the lorries was transporting chicken offal which spilt into the road. A diesel tank also ruptured. A third lorry was also involved.

One person is reported to have serious injuries. The road is scheduled to open at around midday.

Unemployed man charged with murder following Westcliff stabbing

Police found a 50-year-old man collapsed in a house on Beedell Avenue. Credit: ITV News Anglia

An unemployed man has been charged with murder after another man was stabbed to death in Essex.

Police found a 50-year-old man collapsed in a house on Beedell Avenue in Wescliff near Southend on Sunday night.

46-year-old Carlyle Daley has now been charged, while another man who was arrested in connection with the incident won't face any further action.


Norfolk: Prince George's outfit proves to be a big hit as sales rocket

Prince George arrives for his sister's christening. Credit: PA

The outfit that Prince George wore for his sister's christening at Sandringham in Norfolk over the weekend has proved to be a big hit.

Orders for the smocked set of red shorts and embroidered shirt have already sold out in some sizes.

It was designed by former Cambridge student Rachel Riley.

Prince George's outfit (left) was similar to the one worn by his father (right) in 1984. Credit: PA

George's outfit was similar to the one that his father Prince William wore when he first met his brother Harry in 1984.

Attenborough to open Rutland training centre

Rutland Water Nature Reserve Credit: Rutland Water Nature Reserve
Rutland Water Nature Reserve Credit: Rutland Water Nature Reserve

Sir David Attenborough is due to open a volunteer training centre at Rutland Water nature Reserve this morning.

The million pound centre, believed to be the first of its kind in the UK, will provide support and training for volunteers in conservation, countryside and heritage skills.

Sir David Attenborough Credit: ITV Anglia

Serious accident and fuel spillage closes M1 northbound in Northamptonshire

Police have closed the road northbound.
The M1 is closed northbound between J16 and J18; diversions are via the A45 and A5.

The Highways Agency is warning that the M1 in Northamptonshire is closed northbound between J16 and J18 following a serious accident between two lorries and a van.

The collision which happened last night left a lot of diesel on the road.

A police investigation is underway and is expected to remain closed for several hours taking the closure through the morning rush hour.

Road users are advised to follow the "Hollow Triangle" diversion symbols leaving the M1 at J16 to the A45 (westbound) towards Weedon Bec then take the A5 (northbound) following signs towards Hinckley and join the A428 (eastbound) then re-join the M1 at J18.

Road users are also advised to allow extra time for their journey.

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