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Tailbacks on M1 after lorry fire

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Tribute paid to 'much loved and highly valued colleague' killed in Tunisia attack

Northern Rail has paid tribute to Christopher Bell from Leeds, after he was confirmed as one of the victims' in last week's Tunisia beach massacre.

Mr Bell and his wife Sharon were among 27 Britons killed in Tunisia.

Adrian Thompson from Northern Rail described Mr Bell as a 'much loved and highly valued colleague'.

We were deeply shocked and saddened to hear that our colleague Christopher Bell and his wife Sharon were among those killed in terrorist attacks in Tunisia.

Christopher was a much loved and highly valued colleague and will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

– Adrian Thompson, HR Director, Northern Rail

M1 motorway closed after lorry catches fire

The M1 motorway has been closed in both directions between Junction 28 and 29 this afternoon after a lorry caught fire.

Credit: Jim Napier / Twitter

Pictures posted on social media showed thick black smoke in the sky.

The blaze, close to Mansfield, is now believed to be under control but the motorway lanes remain closed.

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