Police in Northamptonshire are appealing for witnesses after a woman was killed in a motorcycle crash.
The 29-year-old from Leicestershire died after the accident between junctions 16 and 17 of the M1 northbound. It happened at just before 11pm on Sunday night.
The woman had been riding a white Yamaha R6. Officers would like to speak to anyone who might have information on the accident, and specifically anyone who saw two other motorbikes - a multi-coloured Yamaha R1 and a grey Nissan GT-R - travelling northbound on the M1 at the time.
An 18 month trial to ban traffic from an Essex High Street has been ditched temporarily following a demonstration by a protest group.
Members of the Save Colchester Town group said the move to ban traffic from the town's High street would destroy businesses and make it difficult for disabled people to access shops, now the group seem to have halted the scheme. Serena Sandhu reports.
Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell said: “This shambles is down to Essex County Council – who are the highways authority.
“It reinforces my long-held view that the sooner Colchester breaks away from the control of County Hall at Chelmsford the better it will be for the town and people of Colchester.
“I have previously expressed my opposition to the town centre traffic proposals. Conservatives at County Hall ignored what I said.
*A ban on traffic using Colchester High Street has been suspended after protestors staged a demonstration there this morning. *
Councillors voted to suspend the trial ban after m*embers of Save Colchester Town staged a 'Death of a Town' vigil in the High Street. *The group opposed the 18 month trial banning cars from Colchester High Street and surrounding streets.
Protestors carried a coffin to symbolise the death of the High Street.
The A1 is closed northbound near Peterborough due to an overturned lorry and oil spillage between junction 17 (Fletton Parkway) and the A47.
Partially blocked southbound due to an overturned lorry at Milton (junction 33 / A14).
A lorry carrying steel girders has overturned at the roundabout and crashed in to a set of traffic light.
One lane closed on the exit slip road southbound at junction 15 (Northampton) due to a broken down vehicle.
One lane blocked and long delays due to a broken down lorry on the A14 westbound between junction 1 (Welford / Cold Ashby) and the M1 / M6 (Catthorpe Interchange).
Replacement bus services between Walton-on-the-Naze and Thorpe-le-Soken due to signalling problems. Buses will start running from about 10.45am. It is not yet known when services will be back to normal.
A134 Bury Road blocked in both directions at Alpheton after an accident involving a car and a lorry between Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury (near Old Bury Road).
A lorry has left the road on the A47 Acle Straight between Branch Road (Halvergate Turning) and the A12 (Great Yarmouth), near the Vauxhall Holiday Park. All lanes have now re-opened. The lorry is in a ditch and will be recovered after rush hour.