first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C., appears close to resuming its normal operating status in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, after the commander of the 4th Fighter Wing issued an “all clear” for the base Friday. Since the storm reached the installation, Sept. 14, causing flooding in multiple locations including parts of the runway, airmen responded to power outages and removed fallen trees from buildings, reported 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs. The base’s 50 F-15E Strike Eagles and 6 KC-135R Stratotankers returned from Barksdale AFB, La., last Tuesday. According to the National Weather Service, the Neuse River, located just outside the base perimeter, crested at more than nine feet above flood level. … On Saturday, three Marine Corps bases in coastal North Carolina — Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps Air Station New River, and MCAS Cherry Point — issued an “all clear,” directing all personnel to return to their duty station by Sunday. The announcement warned personnel about widespread road closures throughout the region, and recommended specific routes for returning to each of the installations. Damage assessments of facility exteriors have been completed at Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River, with tarps placed over the most significant damage, according to a Facebook post.Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brittain Crolleylast_img read more

first_imgJust give up. AI’s got you beat. Getty Images An artificial intelligence algorithm is putting humans to shame by solving a Rubik’s Cube in just over a second. The algorithm, called DeepCubeA, was created by researchers at University of California, Irvine. The results are described in a study published Monday in Nature Machine Intelligence. The algorithm was presented with 10 billion combinations for the cube. The goal was to decode them all in 30 moves, which exceeds or is equal to human performance. DeepCubeA was then tested on 1,000 combinations and solved them all, doing so in the least number of moves around 60% of the time.Pierre Baldi, an author of the study and professor of computer science at UCI, told The BBC the algorithm “learned on its own.” He added that he believed the “AI’s form of reasoning is completely different from a human’s.”The authors also discussed their research in a paper published last June, which described a machine that could solve a Rubik’s Cube without algorithms created by human beings.They’re not the only ones who’ve looked for shortcuts to solving the complex puzzle. Last year, an MIT robotics student and a software developer built a robot that can solve a Rubik’s Cube in 0.38 seconds. And for anyone looking for an easy way out, there’s a self-solving Rubik’s Cube that’ll spare you plenty of time and stress.  Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) $59 at eBay Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. See at Turo DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Sarah Tew/CNET Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. 1:59 Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. $6 at Tidal $60 at Best Buy $999 $520 at HP See it Read the AirPods review CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Share your voice Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Tags Sarah Tew/CNET Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Angela Lang/CNET Now playing: Watch this: $999 Read Google Home Hub review Sprint Sarah Tew/CNET $210 at Best Buy Read DJI Osmo Action preview Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Rylo Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54)center_img The Cheapskate $999 Toys and Tabletop Games,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Best Buy Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). See It Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. $299 at Amazon Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Sarah Tew/CNET Amazon $155 at Google Express 7 Post a comment Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Read the Rylo camera preview See at Amazon $999 Tags See It TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Apple iPhone XS See It Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Boost Mobile $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express 0 HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Chris Monroe/CNET DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Watch this Rubik’s Cube solve itself Comments Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Turo Share your voice Turo: Save $30 on any car rentallast_img read more

first_img Volkswagen (VW) first sold a diesel vehicle in Britain equipped with software which rigged the result of emissions tests in 2008, UK managing director Paul Willis told the Commons Transport select committee on 12 October. It seems around 2008 from the information I have at the moment. I knew nothing about this subject until 19 September this year, when I first heard it on the news from the United States.During the hearing Willis answered questions from British lawmakers and vowed that Volkswagen would work to win back trust. He also said there were questions around the emissions testing process, and that the firm should discuss with British regulators the possibility of paying towards the re-testing of vehicles. Willis told Louise Ellman, the chair of the parliamentary committee, that the first recalls of the faulty models will take place in the first quarter of 2016.Were determined to get to the bottom of this, because we have to get to the bottom of this issue to regain the trust of our customers. We will call the cars back step by step and I intend in the United Kingdom to contact every single customer to try to call those cars back, said Willis. The Volkswagen managing director also defended allegations that it was a corporate decision to circumvent the emissions tests. I find it absolutely implausible that senior people of the company would have known of these issues with regard to the testing regime, he said.The biggest business crisis in VWs 78-year history has wiped about a third off its share price, forced out its long-time CEO, prompted investigations across the world and shaken both the car industry and German establishment. Closelast_img read more

first_imgFile photoSome 46,664 Bangladeshi pilgrims are yet to travel to Saudi Arabia to perform this year’s hajj, according to Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd.A total of 80,664 hajj pilgrims flied for Saudi Arabia till Saturday morning, said Biman general manager (PR) Shakil Meraj.Of them, 39,081 were carried by Biman Bangladesh Airlines while 41,583 by Saudi Airlines, he said, adding that Biman will operate six hajj flights, including one from Chittagong, by 8:00am on Sunday.Shakil Meraj also said no Biman flight was cancelled today, Saturday. “Biman has so far cancelled 24 hajj flights.”Some 127,198 pilgrims are scheduled to perform hajj from Bangladesh this year under government and private managements.last_img read more

first_imgUnlike similar initiatives in other states, this rule was crafted quietly within the Texas Workforce Commission, not by elected officials. The Texas rule was drafted using language lifted directly from proposals lobbyists sent to commission officials months before. That’s according to internal emails obtained by the advocacy group Workers Defense Project. The group’s executive director Jose Garza demanded the rule be revoked outside an agency building in Austin.“The proposed rule as we sit here today sits under a heavy cloud of corruption and suspicion and the TWC [Texas Workforce Commission] has a lot of explaining to do,” said Garza. 00:00 /00:59 Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Elizabeth Trovall/Houston Public MediaLobbyists working for the digital app Handy corresponded with the Texas Workforce Commission months before the new gig-economy rule was proposed.Workers who offer home repair, food delivery and other services through digital apps could lose certain protections under a rule proposed by the Texas Workforce Commission.Advocates are calling on the state agency to withdraw the rule, which would classify workers as contractors, not employees, when dispatched by a digital platform.By classifying their workers as contractors, gig-economy employers (like Uber, Lyft or Handy) wouldn’t have to pay out unemployment insurance. State Representative Ramón Romero (D) is from Fort Worth and said these rules should have been debated by elected officials as in all other states.“Changes such as these, that are for the gig-economy companies’ wide discretion in categorizing their employees as contractors rather than employees, should be deliberated by the legislature with public input rather than decided on by appointed commissioners,” Romero said. A spokesperson for the Texas Workforce Commission told News 88.7 they stand by their rule making process.“When drafting rules, TWC program staff may rely on their expertise, their own professional research, or review of legislation in other states. This was the case in the drafting of TWC proposed rules on digital marketplace platforms,” the commission’s spokesperson said in a written statement. Across the country, lobbyists from digital employment platforms, like Handy, are pushing legislation to classify workers as contractors. In all other cases so far, lobbyists have passed initiatives legislatively. Similar laws to the Texas rule failed to pass or were withdrawn in states like Colorado and Georgia. The Texas Workforce Commission proposed this rule in late December 2018 and is not yet in effect.  Sharelast_img read more

first_imgBy The Associated PressOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Senate has given final approval to Gov. Kevin Stitt’s pick of the first African American to serve on the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents in 20 years.The Senate voted 45-1 on Monday to confirm Stitt’s nomination of Ohio business executive Eric Stevenson. The sole opposing vote came from Oklahoma City Democrat Sen. George Young, one of two African Americans in the Senate.In this March 1, 2019 file photo Eric Stevenson stands with his wife Davia in the Blue Room at the Capitol in Oklahoma City, Okla. Gov. The Oklahoma Senate has confirmed Gov. Kevin Stitt’s pick of Stevenson, the first African American to serve on the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents in 20 years. The Senate voted 45-1 on Monday to confirm Stevenson, an Ohio business executive. (Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman via AP, File)Young said Stitt should have considered a list of names submitted to him by the Oklahoma Legislature’s Black Caucus. Young says he was impressed with Stevenson’s credentials, but that he would have preferred a regent more closely connected to students on the Norman campus.OU has been rocked with racial unrest in recent years after the release of videos depicting students using racist language.last_img read more

first_img © 2012 Phys.org Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Very early human ancestors are believed to have eaten mostly fruits and insects, a trait they shared with most modern apes. At some point however, as the climate changed, our ancestors shifted their diet to include grasses and sedges. Previous evidence had shown that a Paranthropus boisei hominin had existed by eating mostly plants, but carbon dating had shown that individual to have lived approximately 2.8 million years ago. The A. bahrelghazali tooth fossils in this new study are from 3 to 3.5 million years ago, pushing back the date that our ancestors came down out of the trees and began eating C4 grasses, though it’s not clear if they were eating actual grass blades or the roots and tubers that support such plants.A. bahrelghazali stood approximately five feet tall (similar in size to modern chimpanzees) and walked on two legs. It also had a projecting jaw with powerful muscles and large teeth that enabled it to grind plant material to aid digestion. During its time, the part of African where it lived was covered with lakes, floodplains and wooded grasslands, which would lead quite naturally to a change in eating habits if a pattern of living on the ground as opposed to trees developed.Grasses and sedges are generally high fiber foods that also have complex starches and some even have tissue that also offers nutrients, thus, A. bahrelghazali would have been able to survive on such a diet despite not having evolved a sophisticated plant processing digestive system such as that seen with modern cows.The researchers acknowledge that because there is so little fossil evidence to work with, it is possible that the carbon levels found in the tooth fossils came from eating animals that consumed C4 plants, but thus far there is no other evidence to suggest that was the case. Citation: Researchers find human ancestors switched to eating grasses earlier than thought (2012, November 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-11-human-ancestors-grasses-earlier-thought.html Explore further More information: Isotopic evidence for an early shift to C4 resources by Pliocene hominins in Chad, PNAS, Published online before print November 12, 2012, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1204209109AbstractFoods derived from C4 plants were important in the dietary ecology of early Pleistocene hominins in southern and eastern Africa, but the origins and geographic variability of this relationship remain unknown. Carbon isotope data show that Australopithecus bahrelghazali individuals from Koro Toro in Chad are significantly enriched in 13C, indicating a dependence on C4 resources. As these sites are over 3 million years in age, the results extend the pattern of C4 dependence seen in Paranthropus boisei in East Africa by more than 1.5 million years. The Koro Toro hominin fossils were found in argillaceous sandstone levels along with abundant grazing and aquatic faunal elements that, in combination, indicate the presence of open to wooded grasslands and stream channels associated with a greatly enlarged Lake Chad. In such an environment, the most abundant C4 plant resources available to A. bahrelghazali were grasses and sedges, neither of which is usually considered as standard great ape fare. The results suggest an early and fundamental shift in hominin dietary ecology that facilitated the exploitation of new habitats.Press release When African animals hit the hay: Fossil teeth show who ate what and when as grasses emerged This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (Phys.org)—An international team of researchers has found evidence that suggests a human ancestor – Australopithecus bahrelghazali – was eating grass plants almost a million years earlier than most scientists had thought. In their paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team says carbon dating of tooth fossil samples found in Chad indicate early hominins had been dining on a diet heavy in plants that contained 4 carbon atoms (C4), which are typical of grasses or sedges.last_img read more

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. UP NEXT:UP NEXT: Click for Sound Video Loading Video Unavailable Watch Next Watch againcenter_img How to download The Sentinel’s new FREE app Share this video Click to playTap to play We pay for stories! Send your videos to video@trinitymirror.comWelcome to The Sentinel’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Wednesday, March 28 Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the weather, traffic and travel as well as news, sport and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.thesentinel.co.uk . Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @ SentinelStaffs – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on www.facebook.com/sentinelstaffs – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. Key EventsKnypersley collision20:21Two lanes shut due to accident on M6 in Staffordshire15:23Three Staffordshire schools and a college on evacuated or in lockdown – live updates15:23Crewe attack15:1220:41Lotto results!Are you a lottery player? Check your results here.20:27M6 lane closureOne lane is closed and traffic is heavy on the M6 northbound because a lorry is having a tyre changed. Lane one, of three, is closed between junction 14, Stafford North, and junction 15, Stoke-on-Trent.20:21KEY EVENTKnypersley collisionA motorist had to be cut free from his car and taken to hospital after it collided with a wall and overturned earlier this evening. Read more.19:33DerringtonTemporary traffic lights on Aston Bank in both directions at Seighford Road. 19:11M6 CheshireTraffic has returned to normal, earlier broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound between J16, Crewe and J17, Sandbach. A broken down car has been removed. 19:06Gender pay gap (Image: Staffordshire Police)Men working at Staffordshire Police are paid an average of 13 per cent more than female colleagues – and the force says part of the reason is that male officers hold more high ranking positions.Under new legislation all organisations employing more than 250 people are required to publish a report on their gender pay gaps.Men working at the police force receive an average wage of £17.92 an hour while their female colleagues will be collecting roughly £15.52 – a gap of 13.4 per cent. Read more.18:58Knypersley collisionA Staffordshire Moorlands road is completely closed off while emergency services deal with a road traffic collision.A number of police vehicles, three fire engines, and two ambulances have been called to Park Lane, in Knypersley , shortly after 5.35pm tonight (February 28). Read more.17:22M6 slow trafficThere is slow traffic because of an accident on the M6 northbound at junction 18, Middlewich and Holmes Chapel. All traffic was temporarily held at the slip road.17:16A34 accidentThere is heavy traffic and the road is partially blocked due to an accident on the A34, Newcastle Road, at the Talke Roundabout.17:10Slip road blockedOne lane is blocked on the M6 southbound at junction 17, Sandbach, because of an accident involving a lorry and a car. Lane two, of two, remains closed.17:03Gritting in StaffordshireStaffordshire County Council has said its gritters are on stand-by tonight. Looks like a fairly cold night ahead with possible freezing temperatures so gritting crews will be monitoring conditions and out where needed. Please take care if on the roads. 16:58M6 trafficTraffic heavy on the M6 southbound between junction 13, Staffoprd South, and junction 12, Gailey.16:56Collection box theftPolice officers are appealing for information after a collection box was stolen from a Staffordshire church.The collection box at Upper Tean Christ Church was stolen at some point between 11am on March 18 and 11am and March 25. It contained around £50. If anyone has seen anything contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 356 of March 27. 16:31Three people chargedThree people were due to appear in court today after a pensioner was robbed in broad daylight in a busy shopping centre.A woman in her eighties was walking through the Bridestones Shopping Centre, in Congleton, when she was surrounded by two men and a woman at around 1.15pm on Monday, March 26. Read more.16:18Heavy traffic in CreweThere is heavy traffic on the A534 Crewe Green Road before the roadworks. Travel time is around five minutes.16:00Candle warning (Image: Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service)Firefighters are urging families to take care when using candles in their home following a fire late on Tuesday night. Two crews from Rising Brook and Stafford were called to a semi-detached property in Common Road, Rising Brook, shortly after 10pm on Tuesday. Read more.15:30A500The A500 D Road southbound is busy but moving around junction 15 of the M6.15:23KEY EVENTTwo lanes shut due to accident on M6 in StaffordshireThe carriageway is shut on the M6 Northbound between Junction 12 and Junction 13. More here.15:23KEY EVENTThree Staffordshire schools and a college on evacuated or in lockdown – live updatesMilton Primary Academy has confirmed an evacuation is underway – while at least two schools in Stafford and the Burslem campus of Stoke-on-Trent college are also reportedly affected. More here.15:23Slow traffic in LeekThere is slow traffic on the A53, Borad Street, at the A52. Congestion is backing up to Buxton Road and Ball Haye Road and on the A523 Ashbourne Road.15:12KEY EVENTCrewe attack (Image: Google Maps)Police officers are appealing for witnesses after a 42-year-old woman was sexually assaulted.At around 8.20am on Saturday, March 24, the woman was accosted by a man as she walked along Harrison Drive, in Crewe. Read more.14:52Bucknall RoadBucknall Road inbound is busy but moving from the A52, Leek Road, to Hanley.13:31Firefighters cut hole in wall to free trapped ‘large’ catFirefighters were called to Chessington Crescent in Trentham to free the unfortunate animal – which firefighters described as ‘large’. More here.13:10Gritters out in Cheshire tonightGritters are out in Cheshire tonight.A Cheshire East Council spokesman said: With a risk of patchy frost and ice ❄️ overnight, we’ll be gritting all routes from 19:00. We’ll continue to monitor the weather.” 13:08Delays now clearedThe earlier delays on the M6 have now all completely cleared.13:07’Wonderful father’ was texting at wheel before fatal A50 crashMore here. 12:35Heavy traffic on A500Heavy traffic on A500 D Road Southbound before M6 J15. 11:44Man released on bail after bungalow fireEmergency services were called to Highfield Close in Swynnerton on Monday night. More here.10:40One lane closed on M6One lane closed and heavy traffic due to broken down lorry on M6 Southbound after J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). In the roadworks area.Lane one (of three) is closed within the smart motorway works.10:24Man released on conditional bail following fireThe man was arrested following a fire in Swynnerton.last_img read more