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Witness appeal after fatal crash

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.

Protestors win traffic ban review

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.

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Council suspends traffic ban

Protest against Colchester High Street traffic ban Credit: ITV Anglia

*A ban on traffic using Colchester High Street has been suspended after protestors staged a demonstration there this morning. *

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Protestors carrying a coffin in Colchester High Street Credit: ITVAnglia

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.

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