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M5 southbound remains closed after lorry collision

The incident happened at around 3am this morning.

Emergency services say the M5 remains closed southbound between J19 and J20 following an collision this morning between two lorries.

Avon Fire and Rescue says three HGVs were involved in the incident and one of the drivers was rescued by crews using cutting and rescue equipment.

Police are advising motorists to avoid the area and find alternative routes for travelling home from work during the rush hour this afternoon, as the obstruction may not be completely cleared.

The incident happened at around 3am this morning.

Police say one of the lorries involved in the incident is carrying chemicals which must be removed before the obstruction can be cleared.

Officers say it is "difficult to say" when the clearing process will be completed.

Petition calls for drivers to report hitting cats

Gemma Conway's cat Bertie has been missing since April. Credit: ITV News

A pet lover from Dorset is calling for a change in the law to put a legal obligation on drivers to report hitting a cat.

Gemma Conway from Chickerell near Weymouth has gathered more than 210,000 signatures for a petition in support of her campaign.

Ms Conway's cat Bertie has been missing since April and she fears he may have been hit by a vehicle.

Under current law, motorists must report hitting dogs and farm animals including horses but not cats.

You can find the petition and more information about the campaign here.

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M5 northbound fully reopened following tragic crash

One lane had remained closed while police investigations continued. Credit: ITV West Country

Highways England says the M5 northbound between junctions 16 and 14 has been fully reopened following the serious incident in South Gloucestershire on Saturday.

One lane had remained closed between junction 15 and junction 14 while police investigations continued.

The carriageway reopened fully at 5pm.

Highways England says drivers should be aware of residual delays in the area.

Police still investigating fatal M5 collision

One lane remains closed on the M5 northbound. Credit: ITV West Country

Police say they are still investigating the scene of the M5 collision in South Gloucestershire in which four people sadly died.

One lane of the northbound carriageway between J15 and J14 remains closed.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary say this closure is likely to remain in place for a few more hours.

Police say their thoughts remain with the families of all the victims.

A full investigation is being carried out into the circumstances of this collision, which involved a Mercedes box van and two cars.

Three people – a 42-year-old woman and two children, a 12-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl, remain in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

Family liaison officers are working to support and locate the next of kin of all the victims. It may be some time before formal identification can be concluded. The driver of the lorry, a man in his forties from Worcestershire, has been spoken to and has provided us with an initial statement.

– Insp Frazer Davey, Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Nightly road closures planned in Bristol city centre

The centre will be closed to traffic from 8pm to 6am, Sundays to Thursdays. Credit: ITV News

Bristol city centre will be closed to traffic overnight for three weeks as roads are resurfaced.

The work is part of the city's MetroBus project.

Closures begin on Sunday 10th September and are planned to last three weeks.

The city centre will be closed to traffic from 8pm to 6am, Sundays to Thursdays.

During the night-time closures the following roads will be closed to traffic:

  • Colston Avenue
  • St Augustine’s Parade
  • Broad Quay
  • Rupert Street (south of St John’s Bridge)
  • Baldwin Street (west of Marsh Street)
  • Denmark Street (south of Gaunt’s Lane)
  • College Green (south of St George’s Road)
  • Anchor Road (east of Lower Lamb Street)
  • Cannon’s Road
  • St Stephen’s Street
  • St Augustine’s Place

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