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One lane has been closed on the M40 Northbound between J16 A3400 (Henley In Arden) and M42 J3A.

The long delays are due to an overturned car and congestion runs back to J15 A46 / A429 (Longbridge Island/warwick).

Travel time is around 30 minutes.


Concern for teenager missing for over two weeks

Have you seen Britney Bailey? Credit: Warwickshire Police

Police say they are concerned for the welfare of a teenager that has been missing for over two weeks.

Warwickshire Police in Nuneaton are appealing for help to find 15-year-old Britney Bailey who has been missing since Monday 26 June.

She was last seen in Greenside Close in Nuneaton at around 8am on 26 June.

She has links to the Nuneaton, Walsall and Wolverhampton area.

Warwickshire Police said:

Britney is white, 5 foot 5 inches in height, slim build with long mousey brown hair. She was last seen wearing red and white striped t-shirt vest, black leggings, light khaki green bomber jacket and white trainers.

– Warwickshire Police


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The M45 eastbound closed between the A45 Coventry Road and Junction 17 of the M1, due to debris being removed from the carriageway after an accident earlier this morning. Diversions on local routes are heavily congested. Local traffic is being advised to follow the hollow circle symbol via B4429 and A45. Longer distance traffic is advised to use the A46/M6 or A46/M40.



M45 Eastbound closed Credit: ITV News Central

The M45 in Warwickshire is closed eastbound between the A45 for Daventry Road and the M1 after a serious accident.

A car hit the central reservation just before 5am and came to rest amongst the trees off the carriageway just before the exit slip road to the A45 outside Dunchurch.

The road is likely to stay closed during the rush hour.

Holland & Barrett sold for £1.8 billion

Holland & Barrett Credit: PA

Holland & Barrett has been sold for £1.8 billion by a retail investment fund controlled by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman.

L1 Retail, an arm of the tycoon's holding company LetterOne, said that it has bought the retailer from its parent firm Nature's Bounty, which is owned by private equity giant Carlyle.

The fund's managing partner Stephan DuCharme said:

Holland & Barrett is a clear market leader in the UK health and wellness retail market, with attractive growth positions in other European and international markets, and growing online presence, with a leading customer loyalty programme and 10 million active cardholders.

– Stephan DuCharme

Headquartered in Nuneaton, Holland & Barrett's annual revenues in 2016 exceeded £610 million. L1 Retail will continue to work with Holland & Barrett chief executive Peter Aldis.

Founded in 1870, it is now Europe's largest health food chain, has outlets in more than 1,150 locations and employs a workforce of more than 4,200.

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