"We would like to thank those motorists who were unfortunately caught up in the congestion for their patience, the closure was necessary to allow for the vehicles to be recovered and officers to carry out a full investigation at the scene. We would urge anyone who was travelling along the M6 this morning to contact us if they witnessed the collision or the events leading up to it."
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Scattered wintry showers during the evening will become fewer and further between overnight, with westerly winds tending to ease.
Largely dry overnight with some clear spells. Perhaps one or two showers across the far north, wintry on hills.
With the General Election just months away, we have found this gem from 1964, where school children give their views ahead of the election.