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Lorry spills load of Red Bull on M6

It's advertised as giving you wings, but this lorry has caused delays for motorists on the M6 after shedding it's load of the energy drink Red Bull.

The lorry on the M6 southbound Credit: North West Motorway Police

The North West Motorway Police on twitter advised motorists to avoid the area, and that the HGV was being recovered.

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List of Tesco stores set for closure

These are the stores that Tesco have revealed are set to close.


  • Bedlington
  • Chatham
  • Connswater and Cregagh Road in Belfast
  • Doncaster
  • Kirkcaldy and Wrexham Dodds Lane

Homeplus shops

  • Bristol Cribbs Causeway
  • Chelmsford
  • Chester
  • Edinburgh
  • Southampton
  • Staines

Tesco Metro

  • Bicester
  • Bootle
  • Caerphilly
  • Crossgates
  • Devizes
  • Grangemouth
  • Mexborough
  • Morecambe
  • Ormskirk
  • Runcorn
  • Smethwick
  • Woodseats

Tesco Express convenience stores

  • Bearwood
  • Belvedere
  • Church Street, Ballymena
  • Heaton Chapel
  • Heybridge, Essex
  • Houghton Regis
  • Liverpool Kensington
  • Longbridge Road, Barking
  • Northfield, Birmingham
  • Raymouth Lane, Worksop
  • Sheffield Manor
  • South Tottenham High Road
  • Tredegar
  • Troon
  • Walsall Wood
  • Wealdstone
  • Whitley Bay
  • York Road, Hartlepool.
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2,000 Tesco jobs at risk as store closure list revealed

Tesco Credit: PA Wire

Around 2,000 Tesco workers have been told their jobs are at risk after the supermarket giant announced the location of 43 store closures.

Seven superstores and six Homeplus outlets are among the unprofitable shops identified for closure by new chief executive Dave Lewis.

Mr Lewis said: "The decision to close the stores has been exceptionally difficult to take. I recognise it will affect many hard-working colleagues, our customers and local communities.

"Our priority is to explain what this announcement means for our colleagues and, wherever possible, offer them alternative roles with Tesco."

Sir Bobby Charlton launches Manchester United Foundation partner school

Sir Bobby meets PE students Credit: Ashley Derricott, ITV Granada

Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton has launched the latest Manchester United Foundation partner school, at Middleton Technology School.

Sir Bobby speaking to head teacher of Middleton Technology School Allison Crompton Credit: Ashley Derricott, ITV Granada


Educating future generations on the lessons of Auschwitz

This week has seen the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the death camp at Auschwitz in Poland where more than a million Jews were killed.

Rudi Oppenheimer talks to pupils about his experiences Credit: ITV Granada

Some of those who survived now devote their lives to educating future generations about the holocaust and the lessons to be learned from it.

In the last of his special reports, Rob Jaskowski visits a school in Wigan to see a survivor talking to pupils and asking if those responsible for mass murder can ever be forgiven:

You can find out more about the work being done to educate people about the holocaust by going to the Holocaust Educational Trust's website.

There's more about the work being done to commemorate the Holocaust in the North West at the Imperial War Museum North.

Cuadrilla 'remain committed' to shale gas in Lancashire

Energy company Cuadrilla say they are "committed to the exploration of shale gas in Lancashire".

The company issued a statement after Lancashire County Council agreed to defer a decision on planning applications to drill for gas in the county.

We recognise the careful consideration that Lancashire County Council has given and its subsequent agreement to our request to defer the determination of our planning applications for shale gas exploration at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood. The additional information we have provided on further mitigation measures will, we believe, fully address the noise and traffic concerns raised by the Planning Officer’s in their recommendation to refuse planning permission for both sites.

This additional information will be assessed by the Planning Officers and there will now be an opportunity for the public to properly review and comment on this.

We remain committed to the exploration of shale gas in Lancashire.

– Cuadrilla spokesperson
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