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Traffic alert: M6 hold-ups in both directions after collision between lorry and car and a breakdown

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There are hold-ups in both directions of the M6 this morning after a collision between a lorry and a car.

One lane is closed northbound because of the incident at junction 16 (Crewe / Stoke-on-Trent). The car has reportedly been pushed sideways in front of the lorry within the smart motorway works.

There is also very slow traffic southbound because of a broken down vehicle between junction 17 (Sandbach / Crewe) and junction 16. There is congestion to junction 18 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). One lane was closed until about 10am this morning.

Read more: Gangs of youths face ban from town centre[2]

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Two men arrested in £840000 tax fraud

A warehouse in Sandbach was used as a distribution hub by international cigarette smugglers in an £840,000 tax fraud.

In July 2016 as part of an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), officers observed a suspicious delivery at the site on Millbuck Way when a heavy goods vehicle arrived towing a curtain-sided trailer.

The HGV reversed up to the unit at the Springvale Industrial Estate.

HMRC officers caught Hadayatullah Meahrabi, 20, from Croydon, and Willem Peele, 56, from Holland, in the middle of unloading more than three million smuggled illegal cigarettes from the HGV.

Hadayatullah Meahrabi, 20, from Croydon

Willem Peele

Further illegal cigarettes were found intentionally hidden behind boxes of ice-cream cones and biscuits in the unit.

After their arrest at the rented warehouse, the two Dutch nationals were remanded into custody and after pleading guilty to tax fraud were jailed for a total of five years at Chester Crown Court on Thursday February 24.

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Arclid takes to the Hi-Way with first Iveco truck06 January 2016

Bulk haulier Arclid Transport has taken delivery of its first Iveco truck, a Stralis Hi-Way 6×2 tractor. Supplied by dealer Sherwood Truck and Van, the Sandbach-based operator s new addition is powered by a Cursor 13 engine, producing up to 500bhp between 1,600 and 1,900 rpm, and up to 2,300 Nm of torque between 900 and 1,525 rpm. The Stralis will be in operation for five years covering 60,000 miles per year, and joins Arclid s 31-strong fleet delivering granular raw materials, minerals and bulk powders. Peter Conway, Arclid s transport manager, said he looked at the Stralis having heard good reports from other operators on fuel performance and cost of ownership. Iveco s HI-SCR engine technology was another key feature that drew us to the Stralis, he adds. Being able to meet the stringent Euro 6 emissions limits without a need for exhaust gas recirculation or regeneration is a clear winner in terms of increased productivity and reduced downtime, while the lack of driver involvement in the process allows our staff to keep their minds on the job. Arclid specified alloy wheels and leather seats for the sleeper cab, as well as Iveco s Fuel Efficiency Package which uses systems such as Eco-Roll to optimise fuel performance. The Stralis features a new engine oil management system which, says Iveco, reduces energy absorption within the oil pump and provides faster warming of the engine. Author Laura Cork [1] Related Companies Iveco Ltd [2] This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. [3] One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team [4] . References ^ Laura Cork (www.transportengineer.org.uk) ^ Iveco Ltd (www.transportengineer.org.uk) ^ See Terms and Conditions. (www.transportengineer.org.uk) ^ contact the sales team (www.transportengineer.org.uk)