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M1 crash: pictures emerge from scene after several killed

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Pictures are emerging of a major crash on the M1 which has left several people dead and four in hospital.

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Officers were called to a report of a three vehicle collision on the southbound carriageway between junctions 15 and 14, shortly before 3.15am this morning (26/8).

The collision involved two lorries and a minibus, which were travelling in the same direction.

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Two men have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and are in custody.

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Stretch of M1 in Northants to be shut for "hours" after serious crash

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Drivers are being warned that the M1 southbound is closed in Northamptonshire after an accident involving a minibus and two LGVs.

All three lanes are closed between junction 15 (Northampton East) and junction 14 (Milton Keynes.)

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Thames Valley Police and the fire service are continuing to work at the scene and the carriageway is likely to remain closed for several hours.

Highways England has set diversion routes from junction 15, with traffic following the A508, A5 and A509 to rejoin the M1 at junction 14. Drivers are being advised to consider alternative routes, including the M40.

Ice hockey in Milton Keynes debuts in the top league

MK Lightning are set to make their debut in the top flight of ice hockey in the UK.

Fifteen years after being established, the ice hockey team in Milton Keynes will make its debut in the Elite League on Saturday night.

MK Lightning is joining the highest level competition in Great Britain and Northern Ireland ending a spell as a British Premier League club.

Their first opponents are Coventry.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Donovan Blake on the Lightning's landmark season

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Police hunt BMX biker after race attack in Milton Keynes

Police in Milton Keynes are trying to track down a BMX biker following an racially aggravated attack on a woman.

Police in Milton Keynes are trying to track down a BMX biker following an racially aggravated attack on a woman.

Police say a cyclist made racially abusive comments to a 26-year-old woman before cycling towards her at speed. The woman was knocked over and hit on the head.

She sustained a lump to the back of her head and injuries to her elbow and knees but did not need hospital treatment.

The incident happened between 7.15pm and 7.25pm on Wednesday 23 August on Avebury Boulevard near the University of Bedford building.

“This was a serious racially aggravated assault which left the victim physically injured and understandably shaken.

“We have now launched an investigation and I would urge anyone who witnessed the offence or a cyclist matching this description to please come forward to help with enquiries."

– PC Rebecca Wade, Milton Keynes Police

Police have issued a description of the man they want to trace:

  • White in his early twenties
  • Slim with light blue eyes
  • Brown short straight hair with stubble on his face
  • Wearing a cap and a red zip-up top which had white stripes on the arms
  • It is believed he was riding a black BMX bike.

Euston we have a problem: Warning issued to rail users

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Rail passengers planning to travel into Euston from Northampton, Milton Keynes and Leighton Buzzard have been reminded to find alternative transport this weekend.

Work is taking place to prepare for the high speed railway and there will be no trains in or out of the London station on Saturday or Sunday. Trains that do run are likely to be extremely busy.

No trains will run in or out of Euston on tomorrow or Sunday while a major power supply to the station is rerouted by Network Rail on behalf of HS2 Ltd.

All customers are urged to check on www.nationalrail.co.uk for the very latest travel information. Further detail on these works can be found at www.nationalrail.co.uk/eustonworks.

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