Better Weather today for TCI

first_img Recommended for you #MagneticNewsMedia Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissionercenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 13, 2017 –  Small craft can venture out today but should remain close to port says the Bahamas Department of Meteorology forecast and that means weather conditions are improving.There is still caution due to high and rough seas and there are still rip current and rough surf condition warnings in effect for beach-goers, but today should be warmer and winds are considerably weaker, though still brisk, at 15 to 20 knots over open seas.There is a slight chance for passing showers in this surface high pressure which remains over The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedialast_img read more

Ivy Queen Café Tacvba King Krule To Play Tropicália Music Taco Fest

first_imgNews Facebook Email SoCal Festival To Combine Music & Tacos ivy-queen-caf%C3%A9-tacvba-king-krule-play-tropic%C3%A1lia-music-taco-fest Ivy Queen, Café Tacvba, King Krule To Play Tropicália Music & Taco Fest Twitter More than 50 acts to play Southern California festival mixing music with all-you-can-eat tacosTim McPhateGRAMMYs Oct 26, 2017 – 10:56 am Killer music and an endless supply of tacos? That’s exactly the combination the Tropicália Music and Taco Festival promises to deliver on Nov. 11 at Queen Mary Park in Long Beach, Calif.More than 50 acts, including Latin GRAMMY winners Los Tigres Del Norte and Café Tacvba, will play the food-friendly event.Other acts on the eclectic multilingual bill include Puerto Rican reggaeton singer/songwriter Ivy Queen, recently reunited Brazilian psychedelic rockers Os Mutantes, R&B/soul group the Delfonics, alt-rock quartet Chicano Batman, British rapper King Krule, Mexican accordion player Celso Piña, and rockabilly pioneer Wanda Jackson.Tickets are on sale via the festival website, ranging from individual tickets for $85 and VIP passes for $500. Admission will include “all-you-can-eat tacos” from more than 20 different taco vendors. And for those health-conscious fans on the fence, the menu promises “tacos for every diet.”U.S. Latin Music Revenue Soars In First Half Of 2017Read morelast_img read more

Uber is elevating its UberAir pilot program to include Melbourne Australia

first_img 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Share your voice 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value More From Roadshow Now playing: Watch this: UberAir is planning on taking to the skies over Melbourne by 2020, even if that seems highly ambitious to us. Uber For some reason that we can’t fully grasp, people continue to look to flying cars as a valid means of transportation in the future. Uber has really doubled down on this idea, having already named Los Angeles and Dallas as pilot cities for its UberAir aerial rideshare program, announced on Tuesday that it is adding a third city: Melbourne, Australia.The really wild part is that Uber plans on starting test flights as early as 2020 and hopes to have the program commercially viable and available to the public by 2023 — which, if you couldn’t tell, is an incredibly short timeline.So, why Melbourne? It’s not Australia’s largest or most cosmopolitan city, though it’s reasonably close on both counts. We wouldn’t put it past Uber to just be huge Kylie Minogue or Dirty Three fans though.”Australian governments have adopted a forward-looking approach to ride-sharing and future transport technology,” Susan Anderson, regional general manager for Uber in Australia, New Zealand and North Asia, said in a statement. “This, coupled with Melbourne’s unique demographic and geospatial factors and culture of innovation and technology, makes Melbourne the perfect third launch city for Uber Air. We will see other Australian cities following soon after.”A large part of Uber’s plan to take to the skies involves the development of electric helicopterlike aircraft that will be both ecologically friendly and significantly quieter than traditional helicopters, both because of their lack of noisy turbine engines and because they will use multiple smaller rotors to provide lift, rather than a single large one.To get these craft designed, built and approved by governmental agencies within its highly truncated time frame, Uber has partnered with several established aerospace companies, including Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences, EmbraerX, Pipistrel Vertical Solutions and Bell. Skai could be the first hydrogen-powered eVTOL 0center_img Post a comment Tags Roadshow Sci-Tech 8 Photos All of the electric urban aircraft unveiled at Uber Elevate 2018 2:03 Uberlast_img read more

B Chy Kamal for sending emissary to Russia China to resolve Rohingya

first_imgAQM Badruddoza Chowdhury and Dr Kamal Hossain. Photo: Saiful IslamFormer president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury and Gano Forum president Kamal Hossain have asked the government to send emissary to China, Russia and India seeking their good offices to resolve Rohingya crisis.They have also emphasised that a national unity is necessary to deal with this issue and that Bangladesh needs to take a strategic stand to solve permanently the Rohingya issue.The two senior politicians came up with their recommendations while addressing a meeting at Institution of Engineers Bangladesh auditorium in the capital on Thursday.It was organised to protest the attacks on Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar authorities in Rakhine that forced more than 400,000 Rohingyas to take shelter in Bangladesh since 25 August.“Rohingya crisis is a major problem in our national life now and we can’t ignore it. It’s related with international politics,” said Badruddoza Chowdhury, also Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh president.He pointed out that Myanmar buys arms mainly from four countries – India, China, Russia, and Israel. “So, they will support the Myanmar government.”The former president urged the government to send emissary to these countries, saying, “We have to go to China, Russia, and India and make them understand (the situation).”  Echoing Badruddoza Chowdhury, Kamal Hossain, an eminent jurist, called on the government to immediately assign emissaries to persuade Russia and China.“Why are you wasting time? If possible, send emissaries tomorrow. I can guarantee you we’ll be benefitted if we can persuade China,” said Kamal Hossain.Terming the atrocities on Rohingya people as violation of human rights and international law, he urged the government to formulate a national framework to deal with the issue.”The Rohingya issue involves international law, diplomacy and politics. So those who are in the government need to take advice from others in this regard,” he added.Alongside diplomatic initiatives, B Chowdhury suggested that national unity must be forged.”Involving all political parties and intellectuals we can hold public meetings in major cities to show the world that we are united on this issue,” he added.Supporting their proposal, Krishak Sramik Janata League president Abdul Kader Siddiqui said Nobel peace laureate Muhammad Yunus might be used to make international lobbying in resolving the Rohingya crisis.The meeting was also addressed by Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal general secretary Khalequzzaman, former state minister for foreign affairs Abul Hassan Chowdhury, political science professor Dilara Chowdhury and former Awami League leader Sultan Muhammad Mansur Ahmed.last_img read more

Hindi has bright future in Bangladesh Shringla

first_imgIndian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Dhaka University vice-chancellor professro Md Akhtaruzzaman attend a programme at the Institute of Modern Languages marking World Hindi Day on 10 January. Photo: UNBHindi language has a bright future in Bangladesh as many people of this country regularly watch Hindi serials and movies on the television, said Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Wednesday.“These people understand Hindi language although they can’t read or write,” he said while presiding over a programme at the Institute of Modern Languages (IML) of Dhaka University, reports UNB.Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) and the IML jointly organised the programme marking the World Hindi Day.Shringla said the Hindi department of IML has created a great opportunity for those who are interested to know about the Hindi language and culture.“The relation between the people of Bangladesh and India will be more strong and deep,” he said.DU vice-chancellor professor Md Akhtaruzzaman attended the event as the chief guest.IML director professor Shishir Bhattacharya also addressed the programme.last_img read more

Hasina lies under oath says BNP

first_imgSheikh Hasina, Khaleda ZiaAccusing prime minister Sheikh Hasina of perjury for ‘false’ statement about the BNP chairperson’s assets abroad, the BNP on Thursday compared such act with ‘treason’, reports UNB.Drawing further attention to Hasina’s calling of BNP chief Khaleda Zia as mad, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir referred to the apex court’s observation earlier calling Hasina a ‘wrongheaded’ person.”There’s no existence of the assets the prime minister had talked about yesterday (Wednesday) in parliament,” Mirza Fakhrul told a press conference.He said Sheikh Hasina “tried to confuse people with her falsehood. Her effort to confuse people with false statement in parliament is some sort of treason.””We strongly condemn and protest the unguarded, imprudent, indecent and aggressive comments of the prime minister,” stated the BNP leader.The prime minister told parliament on Wednesday that international media ran news reports that Khaleda Zia is the third most corrupt person in the world.Protesting Hasina’s comments, Fakhrul said she took oath to work as responsible person and speak the truth and not to lie. “She can’t make false statement and confuse people standing in parliament.”He urged the prime minister to stop lying as she will not be able to mislead people with her false comments.The BNP leader also warned that a defamatory suit can be filed against the prime minister for her calling their chairperson a mad person.”The ruling party leaders are suffering from mental problem only because of fear of Khaleda Zia and her popularity. We usually don’t make such comments. But, a defamatory case can be filed against the prime minister for the word (insane) she uttered about our chairperson,” he observed.Fakhrul said the PM’s comments about Khaleda and her family members will create confusion in public mind about the next general election and a congenial political atmosphere.Mentioning that the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court branded Sheikh Hasina as a ‘wrongheaded’ person in the past, he said the prime minister should think what is people’s and the court’s perception about her before she calling any one ‘insane’.Fakhrul said the prime minister told parliament that Khaleda did not protest the allegations of having assets abroad. “It’s totally falsehood. We’d protested the allegation at a press conference. Not only that we’d have sent a legal notice to her and she still did not respond to it.”He said the prime minister proved her allegations against the BNP chief are false and fabricated by refraining from responding to the legal notice.last_img read more

Road crash kills one

first_imgA man was killed while another injured when a pick-up van hit a rickshaw in Dakpara, Keraniganj in Dhaka on Wednesday night, reports UNB.The deceased is Shafiqul Islam, 52, son of Sohrab Hossain of West Rabishur.The accident took place around 11:45 pm when a pick-up van hit a rickshaw carrying Shafiqul and his wife Saima, leaving them injured, said Shaker Mohammad Zibaiyer, officer-in-charge of Keraniganj Model Police Station.Later, they were taken to Mitford Hospital where the doctors declared Shafiqul dead.last_img read more

The Baltimore Metro Chapter of the Bennett College Alumnae Association Annual White

first_imgThe Baltimore Metro Chapter of the Bennett College Alumnae Association will hold its Annual White Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on April 1 at the Hilton Doubletree in Pikesville, Md.  This year’s theme for the White Breakfast is “Bennett College- 90 Years of Educating Women and Fostering a Nation.”  This year the Chapter will honor U.S. Representative Dr. Alma Adams of North Carolina District.   For more information about the White Breakfast email baltimorebelles@gmail.com.last_img

Study results suggest people are less cooperative in unequal societies when wealth

first_img Explore further Journal information: Nature (Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Yale University has conducted an online virtual experiment designed to better understand behavior patterns among people in a society as it relates to wealth inequality. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team describes their study and results and offer suggestions on how it may relate to the real world. Credit: A. Reese and A. Ro © 2015 Phys.org Do people treat each other differently or cooperate differently with other people if they know that the other person is more or less well off than they are? Anecdotal evidence would suggest that this is likely the case, but proving it is difficult. To learn more, the researchers asked for help from 1,460 online participants–volunteers who agreed to take part in a virtual society game. The idea was that participants could cooperate with others by giving them virtual cash, making things better for everyone. But unbeknownst to the players, several factors were controlled by the researchers, such as how much virtual cash each player started with, allowing for unequal distribution. Also during some games, players were able to see how much cash everyone had, while in other games, they only knew how much they had, making it impossible to compare themselves with others. In any case, game players were told that at the completion of the game, they would be able to redeem their virtual cash for real world money.In studying the results, the researchers found that players that had more money than others, and knew it, tended to be less cooperative—hoarding their money for a big payoff when the game ended. Such players often also benefited from donations given by other players more willing to cooperate by giving to everyone. On the other hand, when players had more virtual money than others, but did not know it, they tended to be just as generous as those that had less money. Thus, the researchers concluded, it was the knowledge of having more wealth that caused those with more money to be more stingy.How the game relates to real life is of course, a matter of conjecture—the researchers suggest that because game players knew they were going to get real money as a payoff at that end, it meant they behaved in a real way, but at the same time acknowledge that when setting up such an experiment there is going to be trade-offs. In this case, that meant taking education level, race and other such factors out of the equation, allowing for measuring only cooperation degree when known inequality existed.center_img More information: Inequality and visibility of wealth in experimental social networks, Nature (2015) DOI: 10.1038/nature15392AbstractHumans prefer relatively equal distributions of resources, yet societies have varying degrees of economic inequality6. To investigate some of the possible determinants and consequences of inequality, here we perform experiments involving a networked public goods game in which subjects interact and gain or lose wealth. Subjects (n = 1,462) were randomly assigned to have higher or lower initial endowments, and were embedded within social networks with three levels of economic inequality (Gini coefficient = 0.0, 0.2, and 0.4). In addition, we manipulated the visibility of the wealth of network neighbours. We show that wealth visibility facilitates the downstream consequences of initial inequality—in initially more unequal situations, wealth visibility leads to greater inequality than when wealth is invisible. This result reflects a heterogeneous response to visibility in richer versus poorer subjects. We also find that making wealth visible has adverse welfare consequences, yielding lower levels of overall cooperation, inter-connectedness, and wealth. High initial levels of economic inequality alone, however, have relatively few deleterious welfare effects.Press release Gamers who buy advantages are respected less by other players Citation: Study results suggest people are less cooperative in unequal societies when wealth inequality is evident (2015, September 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-09-results-people-cooperative-unequal-societies.html 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.last_img read more

Dozens of new variable stars found in a dense globular cluster

first_imgMessier 54 as imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA Citation: Dozens of new variable stars found in a dense globular cluster (2016, June 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-06-dozens-variable-stars-dense-globular.html Astronomers discover two new stars in a distant open cluster Journal information: arXiv More information: Many new variable stars discovered in the core of the globular cluster NGC 6715 (M54) with EMCCD observations arXiv:1605.06141 [astro-ph.SR] arxiv.org/abs/1605.06141AbstractWe show the benefits of using Electron-Multiplying CCDs and the shift-and-add technique as a tool to minimise the effects of the atmospheric turbulence such as blending between stars in crowded fields and to avoid saturated stars in the fields observed. We intend to complete, or improve, the census of the variable star population in globular cluster NGC~6715. Our aim is to obtain high-precision time-series photometry of the very crowded central region of this stellar system via the collection of better angular resolution images than has been previously achieved with conventional CCDs on ground-based telescopes. Observations were carried out using the Danish 1.54-m Telescope at the ESO La Silla observatory in Chile. The telescope is equipped with an Electron-Multiplying CCD that allowed to obtain short-exposure-time images (ten images per second) that were stacked using the shift-and-add technique to produce the normal-exposure-time images (minutes). The high precision photometry was performed via difference image analysis employing the DanDIA pipeline. We attempted automatic detection of variable stars in the field. We statistically analysed the light curves of 1405 stars in the crowded central region of NGC~6715 to automatically identify the variable stars present in this cluster. We found light curves for 17 previously known variable stars near the edges of our reference image (16 RR Lyrae and 1 semi-regular) and we discovered 67 new variables (30 RR Lyrae, 21 long-period irregular, 3 semi-regular, 1 W Virginis, 1 eclipsing binary, and 11 unclassified). Photometric measurements for these stars are available in electronic form through the Strasbourg Astronomical Data Centre. (Phys.org)—Located some 87,000 light years away, a dense globular cluster named Messier 54 (also known as NGC 6715) is a real gold mine for astronomers. Recently, an international team has discovered dozens of new variable stars in this cluster, improving the stellar census of Messier 54. The findings were presented in a paper published online on May 23 on the arXiv pre-print server.center_img The team, led by Roberto Figuera Jaimes of the European Southern Observatory (ESO), made use of the Danish 1.54 meter Telescope at ESO’s La Silla observatory in Chile in order to obtain high-precision photometry of the very crowded central region of Messier 54. They have analyzed the light curves of 1,405 stars in this stellar system. Their observations were highly successful, resulting in the discovery 67 new variable stars.”A total of 1,405 stars in the field covered by the reference image were statistically studied for variable star detection. (…) We discovered 67 new variable stars, which consist of 30 RR Lyrae, 21 long-period irregular, three semi-regular, one W Virginis, one eclipsing binary, and 11 unclassified stars,” the researchers wrote in the paper.RR Lyrae variables are pulsating horizontal branch stars of spectral class A or F, with a mass of around 0.5 solar masses. They are used as standard candles to measure extragalactic distances. Among the group of 30 newly detected stars of this class, the team was able to discern that 17 of them are pulsating in the fundamental mode, eight are pulsating in the first overtone, one is a double-mode pulsator and four remain with an uncertain subtype. The periods of the newly found stars in the RR Lyrae group range from 0.28 to 0.76 days with amplitudes between 0.06 and 1.69 mag.However, according to Jaimes and his colleagues, the most intriguing addition to the stellar catalog of Messier 54 is the W Virginis variable. The scientists noted that this star’s variation does not follow the pattern found for the other variable stars studied and classified in their work. They found a very well phased light curve with a period of about 14.8 days and an amplitude of 0.71 mag.”This is the only bright variable star on the blue side of the color-magnitude diagram far away from the red giant branch,” the paper reads.The scientists revealed that the amplitudes of 21 long-period irregular variables range from 0.05 to 0.46 mag, however they found no clear periods for these stars. According to the research, the amplitudes of the three semi-regular stars range from 0.04 to 0.45 mag and their periods span between 20 and 150 days. The eclipsing binary’s period was found to be approximately 0.2 days, while the amplitude of the deeper eclipse is of the order of 0.8 mag and the amplitude of the secondary eclipse equals 0.5 mag.The researchers concluded that their findings, especially regarding detecting new RR Lyrae variables, confirm that Messier 54 is of intermediate Oosterhoff type. The so-called ‘Oosterhoff groups’ are two populations of globular clusters, nearly as old as the universe itself, that have weak lines of metallic elements, though they differ in their metal abundances. 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. © 2016 Phys.org Explore furtherlast_img read more

Govt set to upgrade infrastructure of three medical colleges in state

first_imgKolkata: The state government has taken the decision to upgrade three medical colleges in the state by introducing new facilities and at the same time, by developing infrastructure of many of the existing units.Bankura Sammilani Medical College, Malda Medical College and North Bengal Medical College and Hospital are the three state-run major health units, where infrastructure development will take place.As many as 704 beds will be increased, with 249 beds in Bankura Sammilani Medical College, 201 beds in Malda Medical College and 254 beds in North Bengal Medical College and Hospital. In a bid to ensure better health service, 1,453 posts have also been created and will be filled up soon, said Chandrima Bhattacharya, minister of state for Health. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedShe further said that infrastructure for plastic surgery, pediatric surgery, CTVS, dialysis unit, cardiology, general ICU, etc. will be developed in Bankura Sammilani Medical College. Different infrastructure will also be developed in Malda Medical College. In North Bengal Medial College and Hospital, there will also be infrastructure for plastic surgery, pediatric surgery and CTVS. There will be a nephrology unit in North Bengal Medial College and Hospital as well. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPThe cabinet on Thursday has also given its nod to set up 27 more General Nursing and Midwifery schools. At present, there are 89 such schools in the state. In a bid to ensure proper functioning of the 27 new schools, the cabinet has given its nod for creation of 891 posts. It will help solve the problem of shortage of nurses in the state.Meanwhile, Sashi Panja, the state Women and Child Development minister, said after the cabinet meeting that a decision has also been made to set up ICDS cells for each of the four newly created districts – Jhargram, West Burdwan, Alipurduar and Kalimpong.The cells will be supervising implementation of the ICDS scheme, National Creche Scheme and Scheme for adolescent girls. She stated that the Centre has reduced its share for the ICDS cells to 25 percent and the state is now bearing 75 percent of the project cost.The cabinet has also given its nod to set up Chitpur Railway Police Station, bifurcating the jurisdiction of Dum Dum GRPS.last_img read more

Choose the right type of socks with your shoes

first_imgBelieve it or not but socks are also very important to the life of your shoes. As feet are prone to sweating, this can cause damage to the footwear, which highlights the importance of a good quality pair of socks so make sure you are opting for right pair. Experts share a few tips on how to choose the right type of socks with your shoes: 4Styling knee high socks with boots is both an opportunity to transform an outfit and a way to let your personality shine. They’re durable, they stay put on calves of all sizes and are comfortable enough to wear all day. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf4On a rainy day rubber boots are a necessity, it becomes important to make sure feet stay warm, comfortable and, most importantly, dry. Pairing rubber boots with quick-drying, cushioned crew socks will enhance the comfort.4For those looking for a visible, stylish option should wear knee socks with ankle boots. Don’t let more than 2-3 inches of your sock peek out over the top of your ankle boot.4If you prefer socks to stay hidden; a pair of comfortable no-show socks with Casual sneakers should be your go-to. It covers enough of the foot to stay in place while remaining out of sight. Best of all, they don’t slip. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive4For a sports enthusiast, who is very fond of running and playing or just walking around, sports socks paired with running/walking shoes will be the best pick. Sports sock absorbs sweat keeping the feet away from bacterial and fungal infection. 4Play Safe and wear black: If you are someone who doesn’t know the art of wearing socks, classic black dress socks paired with a smart tuxedo and formal or brogue shoes will make you look classy and elegant. 4Striped and Patterned socks: Go for cotton and cotton blended striped and patterned socks for casual sneakers.4Matching up is important: It is very important to keep the colour of your dress socks matching to your trousers for suits. Always Choose a pair of socks that are either a shade darker or lighter than the trousers.4No show socks: No-show socks are best friends of Oxfords shoes, loafers and casual sneakers. Don’t forget to buy a pair this summer.last_img read more

Live News traffic and weather updates for North Staffordshire South Cheshire on

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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 will play in  Watch Next Watch again Click to playTap to play How to download The Sentinel’s new FREE appcenter_img Video Loading Video Unavailable Share this video The video will start in 1Cancel Play now 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 Friday, March 30 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. 19:53Accident on A50Reports of queueing traffic and partially blocked due to accident on A50 Eastbound between A518 Derby Road (Racecourse roundabout) and J7 A515 / Derby Road (Cubley). 19:53Trains not stopping on London Northwestern Southbound at Stoke-on-Trent and replacement bus service running via Stoke on Trent between Crewe and Stafford due to broken down train. Tickets being accepted on East Midlands services. 19:53Services being diverted via Crewe on CrossCountry Southbound due to broken down train at Stoke-on-Trent. Tickets being accepted on East Midlands and Northern services. Journey times extended by up to 30 minutes.Replacement bus service is assisting passengers from Crewe to Stoke on Trent and Stafford. 16:45Elderly woman freed after becoming trapped under some treesWorking with West Midlands Ambulance Service to release an elderly lady who has become trapped under some trees in Packmoor. pic.twitter.com/ngzXOHjXHk— Staffordshire Fire (@StaffsFire) March 30, 201816:36If you weren’t already aware… Nantwich Jazz and Blues festival in Nantwich.Various gigs around the town centre over the Easter Weekend. Extra traffic possible on approach. Until April 2. 16:07Short delays possible in Burslem…Easter Play in Burslem.B5051 Market Place closed from 18:00 to 21:30 between Swan Square and Steventon Place. Short delays possible.16:01Doveridge Bypass fully closed#A50 Doveridge Bypass is now FULLY CLOSED westbound between #A515 #Sudbury and and A518 #Uttoxeter #Derbyshire to recover an overturned lorry. @DerbyshireRPU are on scene dealing.— Highways England (@HighwaysWMIDS) March 30, 201815:37Delays in DerbyshireThe A50 Doveridge Bypass in Derbyshire is closed westbound between the A515 (Sudbury) and the A518 (Uttoxeter) for the recovery of a lorry which over-turned earlier.A diversion is in operation via local routes.Please allow additional time for your journey and consider alternative routes, if possible. 13:50Traffic summaryIn terms of the roads right now there are some residual delays on the M6 in Cheshire due to earlier accidents and broken down vehicles. Earlier delays following an accident in Staffordshire have all reportedly cleared.A lorry has overturned on the A50 Westbound at Sudbury roundabout in Derbyshire – delays are building and this could cause issues for anyone travelling into Staffordshire from that direction.13:22Delays on A50 after lorry overturns near SudburyThe lorry has overturned on Sudbury roundabout. More here.The lorry on the A50 (Image: Derbyshire Police)12:57Heavy traffic on the A500Heavy traffic on A500 Queensway Southbound before A53 Etruria Road (Basford Roundabout). Travel time is five minutes.12:44One lane blocked on broken down vehicle One lane blocked and slow traffic due to broken down car on M6 Southbound between J19 A556 (Knutsford) and J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). In the roadworks area.Lane one (of three) is blocked within the smart motorway works. Breakdown has occurred with in the residual queues following an earlier accident which has since cleared. 12:27Accidents cleared on M6All the lanes have reopened following both accidents on the M6.11:11Second accident on M6Queueing traffic and one lane blocked due to accident, two cars involved on M6 in both directions at J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). In the roadworks area.Lane three (of three) is blocked within the smart motorway works. 11:02Delays of an hour against expected trafficThe M6 motorway in Staffordshire is partially blocked following an accident this morning. More here.10:51Accident on M6 in StaffordshireThe accident has taken place on the northbound carriageway between junction 14 and junction 15. More here.10:38Reports of accident on M6 in Staffordshire Reports coming in of accident on M6 northbound between J14 and J15, more as we get it. 10:33Traffic updateAll the roads are still clear as far as we know – with no reports of accidents or incidents in Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire or South Cheshire.There is the usual congestion around Crewe Green Roundabout and some congestion on the Northbound M6 in Cheshire. That is about it around here.In the West Midlands a swan was blocking one lane of the M6 northbound near junction 8 – but police say it has flown off now, so that’s fine.We’ll keep you posted10:25Heavy traffic on the M6 NorthboundHeavy traffic on M6 Northbound between J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel) and J19 A556 (Knutsford). In the roadworks area.Within the smart motorway works. (Image: Inrix)09:37Slow traffic on A527A527 Brownhills Road Westbound busy but moving between Pinnox Street and A500 Queensway / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank).09:33Bank Holiday roads update (9.30am)Anyone heading out today will be pleased to know that, as of 9.25am, there are no issues on the roads of Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire or South Cheshire.Further south in Staffordshire the A449 southbound is blocked between Gailey and the M54 due to a car fire. Police, firefighters and Highways England are at the scene.Further afield the A46 in Lincolnshire is closed northbound between the A1434 near Newark and the B1190 Lincoln due to an overturned HGV and there are ongoing delays on the A20 and A2 near the Port of Dover due to enhanced French border controls.We’ll be with you all day to keep you informed.09:30Delays on trains in West Midlands after vehicle hits bridgeDelays of up to 15 minutes on Virgin Trains West Coast between Birmingham New Street and Coventry due to road vehicle hitting a bridge.09:16Vehicle fire closes A449 in StaffordshireThe southbound carriageway is closed between the A5 and the M54. More here.Sentinel Traffic Alert08:58A449 closed due to car fire08:37Call to house fire turns out to be false alarmThe house fire in Fegg Hayes firefighters were called out to turns out to be a false alarm. More here.07:51A50 busy but moving A50 Westbound busy but moving from Meir Tunnel towards the A500 D Road (Sideway Roundabout). (Image: Inrix)07:30BREAKING: Emergency services at scene of Stoke-on-Trent house fireTwo fire engines and ambulances are at the scene of the fire in Fegg Hayes. More hereA fire engine at the scene in Fegg Hayes (Image: Sentinel Reader)06:51Arrest after two hospital staff allegedly assaultedA man has now been charged with two counts of assault following the incident in the early hours of Thursday morning. More here.Leighton Hospital in Crewe (Image: Google)06:32Usual delays around Crewe Green RoundaboutA534 Crewe Green Road Eastbound busy but moving before the roadworks at A5020 University Way (Crewe Green roundabout).06:16Traffic reportAs you’d hope at 6.14am on a bank holiday morning things are currently very quiet on the roads of Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire and we currently have no reports of incidents on any roads in the area.Elsewhere in the UK the A46 in Lincolnshire is closed northbound between the A1434 near Newark and the B1190 Lincoln due to an overturned HGV and there are in Kent there are delays expected this morning on the A20 and A2 tourist routes towards the Port of Dover; Highways England say this is due to enhanced French border controls. We’ll keep you updated on roads in our area, and major incidents elsewhere, throughout the day.last_img read more