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East Midlands Trains disruption expected to last until Monday

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Damage caused by a wall collapsing onto the track between Liverpool Lime Street and Edge Hill, means that East Midland Trains are unable to run to or from Liverpool Lime Street.

The collapse damaged the overhead wires in the process. This is now disrupting trains on the Liverpool Lime Street / Nottingham / Norwich route.

A spokesperson for Network Rail, said:

Our engineers are currently on site to assess the damage and we will provide more information once this examination has been carried out.

– spokesperson for Network Rail

Early indications suggest that train services will not resume for several days while extensive clear up and repairs take place to make the location safe again.

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No criminal investigation after Storm Doris death

Tahnie Martin Credit: Facebook

West Midlands Police has confirmed to ITV News Central that there will be no criminal investigation after a woman died during Storm Doris in Wolverhampton last week.

29-year-old Tahnie Martin from Stafford received fatal injuries after she was hit by a large piece of wooden roofing from a building on Dudley Street on February 23.

A spokesperson from West Midlands Police said:

The investigation is now being led by the local authority in Wolverhampton and supported by West Midlands Police and the Health & Safety Executive in a bid to establish the full circumstances which led to the woman’s tragic death.

– West Midlands Police spokesperson

A spokesman for City of Wolverhampton Council said:

Following last week’s tragic incident in Dudley Street, City of Wolverhampton Council can confirm that it will be the lead agency taking responsibility to carry out the investigation into what happened.

The council will continue to work closely with the police and Health & Safety Executive. These are extremely early days in the process and it will inevitably take time to establish the facts.

– spokesman for City of Wolverhampton Council

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ROADS: M6 SOUTHBOUND - VERY LONG DELAYS - CONGESTION TO J16 - AFTER HORSES ON ROAD

Very long delays on M6 Southbound after horses were on road Credit: PA

Very slow traffic and long delays due to earlier horses on road on M6 Southbound between J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J14 A34 / A5013 / A5013 Creswell Grove (Stafford North).

Congestion on M6 to J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-on-trent).

Speed reduced to 40 mph as precaution.

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