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Pictures from scene of M1 after crash that left a man dead

One man died in the crash involving seven cars and a lorry Credit: Pukaar News

These are the latest pictures from the scene of a crash involving seven cars and a lorry on the M1 near Leicester which left one man dead.

The road has been closed northbound between junction 21a and 22 since around 18.45 last night and is not expected to re-open until lunchtime today.

Three people are being treated in hospital.

Three people are being treated in hospital. Credit: Pukaar News

Lorry driver shortage could affect Christmas deliveries

Credit: PA

A shortage of lorry drivers could affect deliveries this Christmas, the Freight Transport Association has warned.

Areas up and down the country are said to be badly affected with 94% of operators saying it was a real cause for concern.

Shoppers are expected to spend £1.7 billion on online shopping in the run up to Christmas and all items have to be delivered before Christmas 25.

But the FTA said the shortage was a long-term issue that would spread beyond the festive period.

FTA skills policy manager Sally Gilson said: "With just a month to go until Christmas Day it is clear that the festive season is at the forefront of our minds. But driver shortage is not just a seasonal issue but a long-term problem.

"We have long voiced our worries regarding driver shortage and are calling on the Government to support the freight industry with funding in order to encourage new drivers to enrol in the logistics industry."

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One dead, three injured in eight vehicle M1 Leicestershire crash

A man has died in the eight vehicle crash Credit: ITV News Central

A man has died and a woman has been arrested after a crash involving seven cars and a lorry on the M1 near Leicester.

The road has been closed northbound between junction 21a and 22 since around 18.45 last night and is not expected to re-open until lunchtime today.

One lane remains closed on the southbound carriageway.

Three people are being treated in hospital.

British Airways plane checked after 'technical issues'

A British Airways plane is being checked after its crew had to make two unscheduled landings in three days.

The British Airways plane suffered technical issues on two flights in three days. Credit: PA Wire

On Friday, the Boeing 777, flying from Heathrow Airport to Boston, USA, made an unscheduled stop at Shannon Airport due to a "suspected technical issue".

The same aircraft, carrying 220 passengers, had to be diverted to Shannon on its journey from Seattle to Heathrow on Sunday morning following a "minor technical issue".

The passengers were later flown to their destination on a replacement flight, while the plane was inspected.

A BA spokeswoman said: "Safety is always our first priority, and the aircraft diverted purely as a precaution."

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M25 could be closed until 4pm

Emergency repairs on the M25 could continue until 4pm, according to local police. Three lanes have been closed since early this morning, after the surface of the road became damaged in heavy rain.

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Highways agency release statement

Three lanes on the anti-clockwise M25 and the exit slip road at junction 9 remain closed as we work to investigate the cause of, and to repair a defect in the road surface. Safety is our top priority and we are doing all we can to reopen the lanes quickly as possible. In the meantime we advise drivers to avoid this section of the anti-clockwise M25 and seek alternative routes.

– Highways Agency
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