first_imgCounting for all the 42 Lok Sabha Seats in West Bengal has started at 8 a.m. amidst tight security in Kolkata and rest of the State.The postal ballots are being counted in the first hour and it indicates that Trinamool Congress (TMC) is ahead in six Seats as the first few hundreds of the ballots are being counted.The BJP and the Congress are ahead in three and two Seats respectively. Most of these Seats showing trends are in north Bengal.Left Front is not ahead in any of the 42 Seats.A total of nearly seven crore electors voted in Bengal of which nearly 12 lakh were first-time voters. Polling took place in seven phase in the State with a population of about 10 crore.Various pre-result polls – which are not always correct – indicated that Left Front’s votes will drop in 2019 Bengal election and BJP will gain in the State.Trinamool Congress bagged 34 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha poll while the BJP got two. The Congress and the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) got two each.A clear trend is expected to emerge around mid day.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe PDM is calling for the electorate to be sharp, and to not be duped by the catchy phrases of the PNP Administration; PDM House Members pulled no punches on Monday when they labeled as bogus some of the milestones recently touted by the Rufus Ewing led government. A former Health Minister and Opposition appointed member, Clarence Selver said when it comes to the InterHealth Canada deal, the Premier cannot be trusted. “And if you look at that you will see where the Premier declares that he has an interest with InterhealthCanada; he has an interest so when the InterhealthCanada contract is up for review he conveniently takes over that from his former minister for Health; Porsha (Smith, Minister) so that he can keep an eye on things.” It is true, the Premier has declared that he is compensated by the Hospitals and recent testimony given in the SIPT trials also exposed that Dr. Rufus Ewing was a part of the negotiations of the TCI Hospitals at their inception. Selver said the deal is just too expensive. “The bulk of government expenditure, over 20 odd percent; so every dollar government raises, 20 cents out of that dollar gatta go towards maintaining the hospitals cost. That being the case there were two audits supposed to have been done; a clinical audit which looks at the quality of healthcare that the hospital provided and whether it was up to par and other things, as well as the financial audit, how much money they received, what they spent money on and whether we are getting value for money.” Related Items:last_img read more

first_img Carlos Amezcua Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitter Carlos Amezcua, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsMonday, Carlos Amezcua met with Omar Passons in studio to discuss the upcoming election and the San Diego County Supervisor position.Omar Passons is an attorney and youth advocate seeking to replace termed-out Ron Roberts as the 4th District representative. Updated: 10:57 PMcenter_img Posted: May 14, 2018 Race for San Diego County Supervisor May 14, 2018last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a recent Wilmington Little League game summary:Single A: Cardinals vs. Astros on Monday, May 14 at Glen Road FieldThe Astros came out swinging in a single A game vs the Cardinals.  Jake Gryglik and Jackson Cipolle led the game off with two big hits to get the Astros offense going. They set the pace for a strong offensive performance by the Astros.  On the defensive side, CJ Morad made his season debut behind the plate and did a fine job defensively. Dylan Costantiello  pitched the final inning handling the big bats of the Cardinals by striking out the side to end the game.  The Cardinals looked sharp throughout the game, getting a great pitching performance by Patrick Moriarty and gold-glove caliber defense from Spencer Walker, Zach Maiella, and Sean Theodos. The Cardinals offensive charge was led by leadoff hitter Josh Lopez, who was followed by a series of screeching hits and great at bats from Brendan Cohen, Griffin Crowe, Tommy MacGilvary, and Matthew Norton. Meanwhile the defense was anchored by great defense behind the dish from Justice Eutsay, Max Glazer, and Tommy Demers. (NOTE: Summaries provided by the Wilmington Little League.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Little League’s Latest Game SummariesIn “Sports”Wilmington Little League’s Latest Game SummariesIn “Sports”Wilmington Little League’s Latest Game SummariesIn “Sports”last_img read more

first_img The Cheapskate 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. 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. Read the Rylo camera preview 2 Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Tags Share your voice Best Buy Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Sarah Tew/CNET $999 See at Amazon See It Tags Share your voice Amazon $999 Comments WORLD’S LARGEST BEE: Take a look at Wallace’s Giant Bee!It’s the biggest bee in the world and hasn’t been seen in over 30 years … until now. pic.twitter.com/KB1MjDBCdh— CBSDenver (@CBSDenver) February 21, 2019 Sarah Tew/CNET Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Read DJI Osmo Action preview JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Chris Monroe/CNET $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express 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. 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. 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. $6 at Tidal Sarah Tew/CNET Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) $59 at eBay $520 at HP 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. Sci-Tech,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. 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. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) 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. 7 See It Read Lenovo Smart Clock review “It was absolutely breathtaking to see this ‘flying bulldog’ of an insect that we weren’t sure existed anymore,” Clay Bolt, the photographer who took the rediscovered bee’s first photos, said in a statement. The report describes the bee as being about the size of an adult thumb, with a wingspan of about 2.5 inches (6.35 centimeters). That means it’s four times larger than the European honey bee. It is a very big boy and we’re in awe of the size. Read the AirPods review 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. See at Turo Apple iPhone XS $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Turo Boost Mobile 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. $60 at Best Buy Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Sarah Tew/CNET See it Comments $999 Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) $999 Sprint See It 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). 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. Simon Robson, honorary professor of biology at the University of Sydney and Central Queensland University in Australia, with Wallace’s giant bee. Fanie Heymans The world’s largest bee has resurfaced after 38 years. In January, conservationists found Wallace’s Giant Bee, or the Megachile pluto, on a group of Indonesian Islands known as the North Moluccas, the Global Wildlife Conservation reported Thursday. The Global Wildlife Conservation is a nonproft that’s been searching for “lost” species, or species that might not actually be extinct, but haven’t been seen in a decade or more.  Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $299 at Amazon $155 at Google Express Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Read Google Home Hub review 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. Angela Lang/CNET Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) $210 at Best Buy Rylolast_img read more

first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni.Twitter/Cricket World CupFormer Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is quite well-known for his heroic performances that have given India many trophies in the last decade. The 38-year-old has achieved all the accolades a cricketer can dream of in his career. He has given India a World Cup after 28 years and is arguably the best-ever skipper to lead the Men in Blue. The hard-hitter is known for the way he finishes of matches keeping his head cool. But, he has recently been spotted playing a different sport in a video posted by his fan club on Twitter.Is Dhoni planning to play a new sport?The reality is that Dhoni, who is a Lieutenant Colonel (Honorary) of the Parachute Regiment of the Territorial Army is currently doing his two-month training with his battalion (106 Para TA battalion) in the Kashmir Valley. He has taken a two-month break from the Indian team. The wicket-keeper batsman joined his unit on July 31 and will be there doing his duties of patrolling, guard and post duty till August 15.Lt. Colonel Mahendra Singh Dhoni spotted playing volleyball with his Para Territorial Battalion!Video Courtesy : DB Creation #IndianArmy #MSDhoni #Dhoni pic.twitter.com/H6LwyC4ALb— MS Dhoni Fans Official (@msdfansofficial) August 4, 2019As a part of his training, he was seen playing volley-ball in a video by one of his fan clubs on Twitter. The cricketer was seen serving the ball to the opponents. The video has gone viral on social media.Dhoni became a qualified paratrooper in 2015 after he successfully completed five parachute training jumps from an army aircraft at the Agra training camp. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rishabh Pant.Twitter/BCCIPost India’s exit from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 the former skipper was criticised by cricket fans and former cricketers. They argued that the 38-year-old cricketer has become old and is batting at a very slow pace. Speculations about Dhoni’s retirement were also doing the rounds.When Dhoni opted out of the West Indies series, the speculations started to gain ground. But Indian chief selector MSK Prasad clarified that Dhoni will be back in the team as the second-choice keeper since Rishabh Pant will become India’s first-choice keeper in the future. The ageing cricketer will help in the grooming process of the youngster Pant. As reported by NDTV, Dhoni is expected to return for India in T20 internationals against New Zealand and South Africa in February 2020.last_img read more

first_imgMission Mangal and Batla House day 2 box office collectionYouTube ScreenshotAfter an excellent start at the box office, both Mission Mangal and Batla House witnessed sharp decline in its collection on day 2.Akshay Kumar starrer Mission Mangal has had a terrific opening at the box office on Thursday. The movie became Akshay’s biggest opener of all time by collecting Rs 29.16 crore at the Indian box office on the holiday of Independence Day.While the opening day earning of the film was actually above the expectation, range of fall in its collection on Friday is also surprising. The movie faced a decline of around 60 percent in its domestic box office collection on day 2, according to trade analyst Sumit Kadel.With screen count of around 2,000, Mission Mangal collected Rs 17.28 crore at the Indian box office on day 2.On the other side, John Abraham’s Batla House too suffered major downfall in its business on second day. While the film had made an impressive start with Rs 14.59 crore collection, its earning dipped by around 50 percent, Kadel stated. Batla House collected Rs 8.84 crore on Friday.Although the dip in box office collection of Mission Mangal and Batla House was expected as Friday was a regular working day, the extent of fall was a little surprising considering the excellent opening that both the films had received.Nonetheless, both the flicks are likely to witness good rise in business over the weekend. Mission Mangal and Batla House not only received positive reviews from critics, they are also being widely appreciated by the audience.last_img read more

first_imgPeople eat street food in Dhaka on 18 April, 2019. Photo: Jung Da-minBangladesh is a very dynamic country with one of the world’s highest population densities of 1,015 per square kilometre for its 165 million people.The country’s largest city and capital Dhaka is a diverse city of vibrant culture, with thousands of Bangladeshi businesses and international corporations contributing to migration and population growth.The streets in Dhaka are always filled with cars and people passing by, giving the impression the city itself is always in motion.The heat of the capital does not turn off even at night, with many people still eating out, sitting and talking to each other on the streets.Visiting the dynamic city during the Bangladesh government’s week-long “Visit Bangladesh” tour programme for a group of journalists, academics and envoys in mid-April, this reporter found a chance for an interesting night out with a local friend, according to The Korea Times.The streets of Dhaka at night, lit with neon signs and lights from high buildings, were much darker compared to the bright streets of Seoul, but they were still lively with people moving around.People sit and talk outside in a street in Dhaka on 18 April, 2019. Photo: Jung Da-minAdvancing through the streets, this reporter found many people out, sitting around and talking to each other even after 10pm, South Korea’s one of the oldest English-language daily adds.A local friend and guide said it was normal for citizens to come home from work or school late at night and they like to chill out on the streets long after dark.Buildings of university campuses were also filled with people for late-night political party gatherings and discussions, and students gathered all around the campus.People sit and talk inside a building in the campus of University of Dhaka for political party gatherings and discussions.Dhaka street foodsMany people were also getting street food from vendors and small restaurants along the streets.Seen is a view of a street in motion in Dhaka at night after 10pm on 18 April. Photo: Jung Da-minAmong the various street foods, this reporter tried out a few different kinds: jhalmuri, chotpoti, fuchka, achars and coconut water.The taste of jhalmuri was not so unfamiliar but rather similar to that of ramen ― an instant noodle snack with spicy sauce easily found in Seoul.The popular Bangalee street food loved by people of all age groups was made with puffed rice, onions and green chilli, the Korean Times says.Chotpoti is one of the most popular street foods in Bangladesh made with peas, potatoes, chopped boiled eggs, cucumber, red onions and other vegetables with panipuri shells stuffed with them and tamarind paste and chaat masala on top.Fuchka is a slightly more condensed version of chotpoti and they usually are served together on one plate.The combination of crispy panipuri shells and mushy ingredients inside adds to the fun of eating, giving a unique mouthfeel.Achars are Bangladesh-style pickles made with different kinds of vegetables and fruit ― normally sour fruit ― mixed together and seasoned in oil.The one this reporter tried with local boiled rice was sweet and sour, similar to South Korean pickled plums.It is not too difficult to find coconut water in convenience stores in South Korea, but on the streets of Dhaka, you will get to drink from the coconut itself.As the coconuts are loaded at vendors in streets they are not as cool as those from a refrigerator, but are sweet enough to fill you with energy.last_img read more

first_imgManaging your day to day life is one thing — but could wearable technology actually save your life when cycling in the city, or walking down the street?Former Google employee Zach Vorhies’ start-up, Zackees, has created and launched Turn Signal Gloves using $72,000 of Kickstarter capital.Washable, wearable and with a long battery life, Vorhies, who lives and works in San Francisco, believes his product, which use bright LEDs to light up the gloves when a cyclist turns at a junction, could be a savior for riders all over the planet.The safety of cyclists has been grabbing headlines — especially in big cities such as London. In 2012, according to the UK’s Department of Transport, 118 cyclists were killed nationwide, a 10 percent increase on 2011. 93 percent of cyclists were killed or seriously injured as a result of a collision with another vehicle.In the United States, 677 cyclists were killed as a result of ‘motor vehicle crashes’ in 2011, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.”In San Francisco we have a lot of bike riders and most of them don’t wear enough lights,” Vorhies told CNBC.com in a phone interview. “When I was a kid, a neighbour of mine was hit by a car, and tragically lost his arm while he was riding home to his parent’s for dinner. I wanted to make a light up accessory for cyclists in San Francisco.”It took Vorhies just one day to build his first prototype at a hackathon. “It wasn’t ‘smart’, it was just a simple circuit, the same type they would teach you in electronics 101,” Vorhies said. “The thing that made it special was the fact that it was packaged up in a way that was fashionable, or passably fashionable,” he added.Together with co-founder Murat Ozkan, Vorhies set to work on developing their idea to create a high tech, aesthetically pleasing, cycling glove. How then, do the gloves work?”They’ve got metal contact plates between the thumb and the index finger, and when you click it by closing the thumb and index, the light panel at the back of the hand turns on,” Vorhies said.The technologies within the gloves are key, according to Vorhies. When the metal contact plates on the glove click together, a signal is sent to a microprocessor. “[The] microprocessor has a sensor on it – the same one that’s on your iPhone – that detects the ambient light levels of the day and automatically adjusts the brightness of the light,” he said. Image credit: Shutterstock Despite Nike’s recent decision to lay of staff from its FuelBand wearable tech division, the market potential of the wearable tech industry still seems to be huge, with Juniper Research recently stating that revenues from smart wearable devices will hit $19 billion by 2018.San Francisco based Jawbone has been working in the wearable tech industry for more than 10 years. The company’s wearable products compile vast amounts of data, tracking our every move and telling us where we’re going wrong in our lives.”We design and deliver products that affect the way you live,” Bandar Antabi, Vice President, Jawbone, told CNBC.com in a phone interview.”Our belief is that our products enhance your lifestyle, and they make your daily experiences even more enjoyable…we do this by intersecting beautiful design, hardware that fits on you or around you, software that’s really simple to use but also intelligent, and data,” Bantabi added.Using sensors and algorithms, the company’s UP – launched in 2011 – and recently released UP24 wrist bands promise to log the minute details that matter.”We’ve created this band you basically wear and forget: it’s been designed to disappear,” Antabi said. “It tracks your steps and tells you how many steps you’ve taken. When you go to sleep at night it tracks your sleep,” he added.So far, according to Antabi, Jawbone’s UP devices have tracked almost 600 billion steps and 60 million hours of sleep. How, then, does the company’s technology take this vast amount of data and make it relevant?”One of the features of our system is called Insights,” Antabi said. “These insights are cards that show up on the front of your [phone] screen when you go into the application, and provide you with information that is personal and unique to you based on your data.”Once they’ve got this data, users are then able to find out what they are doing right and what they are doing wrong, with helpful tips and suggestions provided by Jawbone. Register Now » This story originally appeared on CNBC 5 min readcenter_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals April 29, 2014 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Wearable technology has come a long way since the first wristwatch was made by Patek Philippe & Co of Switzerland in 1868. Today, wearable devices can monitor our health, track our diets — and potentially save our lives.last_img read more

first_imgMotorists faced serious delays this warning following a series of accidents as ice hit the region. A Met Office yellow weather warning for ice was in force until 10am on Monday morning. Police warned people to take extra care – and only drive if necessary – and a number of schools were also closed. A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Motorists please be careful when using the roads today, road gritters have been out trying to make our roads as safe as possible, but please allow extra time and care on the roads in these icy conditions, avoid driving where possible. “There may be a number of delays and we will try to update you with any road closures, please stay safe whilst getting your cars warm & don’t leave unattended.” Last night police closed the A50 Eastbound on Sunday night following a series of accidents between Blythe Bridge and the Derbyshire border. The road was closed at Blythe Bridge – and has now reopened A diversion was in place through Tean. The M6 Southbound was also closed between Junction 15 and Junction 14 on the southbound carriageway due to an accident involving two vehicles. That accident, which happened at around 10.30pm, cleared shortly before midnight, according to traffic data company INRIX. There was also an accident on the A500. Read MoreWhat are your rights if you can’t make it into work due to the weather? Bad weather was also causing disruption on major roads in Lancashire and Greater Manchester – while Cheshire Police are asking motorists to take extra care in Chester due to ice on the roads. West Midlands Ambulance Service also urged people to take care on the roads. A spokesman said: “We could see some wintry conditions during rush hour Monday morning with the latest Met Office forecast predicting snow & ice. “Allow extra time for your commute & drive steady.” Local authorities across the area confirmed their gritters had been deployed in the early hours of the morning.Key EventsSchool closures in Stafford Borough07:38First school closure reported in Newcastle Borough07:35Stoke-on-Trent school closures07:12 07:1215:21Council announces gritters will be outStaffordshire’s gritting fleet will be on the roads tonight as temperatures are expected to fall below freezing.Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet support member for Highways and Transport, said: “With temperatures forecast to fall below freezing overnight and the possibility of snow on higher ground in the early hours of Tuesday, our gritters will be heading out across the county this evening.“Officers will monitor the situation overnight and react accordingly to keep Staffordshire on the move, but, as always, if there is snow and ice on Tuesday morning people should take care and allow extra time for their journeys even if roads have been gritted.”11:31Roads could close again later if conditons worsen – police sayA Cheshire Police spokesman said:The Cat and Fiddle A537 and A54 crossing The Pennines to Buxton are now both open. Please still drive with care. If conditions deteriorate later then a further closure is likely.” 11:07Snow and Ice warning still in force in parts of Staffordshire MoorlandsAlthough the ice warning for most of Staffordshire is no longer in force, a second warning for snow and ice (primarily focused on Northern England) also covers Leek and surrounding areas.This warning is in force until 12pm.11:04One lane shut due to four vehicle accident on M6 in CheshireOne lane closed and slow traffic due to accident, four vehicles involved on M6 Northbound between J17 A534 (Sandbach / Crewe) and J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). In the roadworks area.Lane one (of three) is closed.11:01Four vehicle accident on M6 NorthboundA North West Motorway Police spokesman said:RTC J17-18 M6 NB 4 vehicles involved in lane 1 of the road works section.” 10:51Accident on country roadReports of accident on B5027 Uttoxeter Road near Whitehouse Lane.Outside Heath Farm, between Stone and Uttoxeter10:36Cheshire Police called to 20 accidents in last three and a half hoursA spokesman said: “Across the county this morning patrols have dealt with over 20 collisions since 7am. Most are only because of the weather conditions. Please drive with care.”10:33Latest on the A50 Very slow traffic due to earlier accident, two vehicles involved on A50 Westbound between A521 (Blythe Bridge Roundabout / Draycot) and B5029 Grindley Lane (Creda Roundabout / Meir Heath / Blythe Bridge), congestion to Creswell Road and on A50 to A522 (Uttoxeter / Upper Tean). All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is around 45 minutes.A van had collided with the central reservation. Icy conditions not helping the road. 10:27City Council assures commuters they DID they send out grittersIce and snow caused delays across Stoke-on-Trent this morning. More here.Gritters have been deployed throughout the region10:24Bin collections might be delayed – City Council sayStoke-on-Trent City Council say bin collections in the city may be delayed today.A spokesman said:Due to the weather, there may be a delay in bin collections today. Our crews are out and about so we ask that you leave your bins out so that the teams can collection them when they do get to you.” 10:08County Council say gritters will be out throughout the morningHelen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Support member for Highways and Transport, said: “Gritters were out overnight and then stood to again this morning to continue gritting as necessary.“In the north of the county our fleet covered the main routes overnight and then went out again at 5am this morning. They will be reloading and then going out again for a third time this morning to cover some of the other routes.“We also have teams out gritting footpaths in Leek, Cheadle, Biddulph and Blyth Bridge.”10:04A54 and A537 Cat and Fiddle reopenedThe Cat and Fiddle and A54 have now reopened, Cheshire East Council have confirmed.10:03Weather warning no longer in forceA Yellow Weather Warning for ice, issued by the Met Office yesterday afternoon, expired at 10am this morning.10:00Delays continue on A50 after van involved in accident09:54Recycling centres opening lateA Staffordshire County Council spokesman said: Home Waste and Recycling Centres – some of these are late opening this morning due to the snowfall last night. The sites are all being made safe as quickly as possible by the site staff, and will be opening as soon as it is safe to do so.” 09:41Road closed due to accident in TunstallVery slow traffic and road closed due to accident on Hollywall Lane in both directions at Burnaby Road.This is not helped by the icy road conditions.09:30Council say they were gritting last nightA Stoke-on-Trent City Council spokesman said the council’s gritters were deployed last night.He said: “Hi everyone, we can assure you that our gritting teams having been out gritting yesterday, last night and again this morning. It is important to note that grit does not melt snow and needs traffic in order to have maximum effectiveness.”09:12Vehicle leaves carriageway after accident on M6 One lane closed and heavy traffic due to accident on M6 Northbound between J13 A449 (Stafford South) and J14 A34 / A5013 / A5013 Creswell Grove (Stafford North).Lane one (of three) is closed after a vehicle left the motorway. 09:03Nine miles of traffic after accident on A5009:03Latest from police08:55Accidents on M6 near Stafford clearedThe two earlier accidents on the M6 near Stafford have now cleared.08:50School closure in Uttoxeter Loxley Hall School, Loxley, Uttoxeter is shut 08:48Severe delays on A50 WestboundA Highways England spokesman said:There are severe delays on the A50 westbound in Staffordshire due to a traffic collision between the junctions for the A522 (Uttoxeter) and the A521 (Cheadle). One lane is closed, however this is causing delays of over 90 (ninety) minutes. Staffordshire Police are on scene.Road users are advised to allow additional travel time this morning if using this route, and to consider alternative routes where possible.” 08:47Slow traffic on A34 in StoneSlow traffic on A34 The Fillybrooks Southbound at A520 Stafford Road / B5026 Eccleshall Road (Walton Shell roundabout). 08:44Heavy traffic on A523 at Bosley Crossroads Heavy traffic on A523 at A54 (Bosley Crossroads).Due to the closure of A54 because of snow.08:39Slow traffic on A53 between Leek and Stoke-on-TrentSlow traffic on A53 Leek Road Westbound between B5051 Clay Lake / Hillswood Drive (Endon) and A5272 Hanley Road (Holden Bridge, Stoke-On-Trent).Icy conditions on this stretch between Leek and Stoke-on-Trent08:37Traffic jams across cityWe have received comments on slow traffic and roads at a virtual standstill from across the area today.08:37Met Office weather warning in force until 10amThe Yellow Weather Warning for ice states:Icy patches are expected to form on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths on Sunday night and Monday morning. This is likely to lead to some injuries from slips and falls.” 08:31Latest update on road closures in Cheshire EastA Cheshire East Highways spokesman said: “The following roads remain closed due to snow and icy conditions in Cheshire Easdy: B5470 Whaley Bridge A537 Cat & Fiddle A54 Wildboarclough We’ll update when roads are safe to reopen. Our gritters & snow ploughs are continuing to treat priority routes. Please take care.”08:27Traffic on A53Traffic is queuing at the junction of Baddeley Green Lane and Leek New Road.last_img read more