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  1. Updates on Friday 8 April
  2. More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Monday

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  1. Our live coverage across the day has ended

    Live updates have now finished for the day, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates from across Greater Manchester and East Cheshire.    

  2. Coming up

    Stuart Flinders

    Reporter, BBC North West Tonight

    On North West Tonight at 18:30:

  3. Waste food helping foodbanks

    A charity in Salford is using surplus food to help struggling families in the area. 

    TBD Training in Trafford Park intercepts food that might otherwise have gone to landfill and sends it on to food banks instead. 

    The operation is run entirely by volunteers and many staff are learning the skills they need to find work.      

  4. Retired Army officer's medals stolen

    A retired Army officer and Falklands veteran has had a number of war medals and family heirlooms stolen in a burglary at his home in Bury.

    Among the items stolen from the house in Bentley Meadows, Tottington, are a Distinguished Flying Cross medal, an antique gold pocket watch with chain, and an Omega wristwatch with a steel strap.

  5. Salford mayoral candidates revealed

    The candidates to become the City Mayor of Salford have been announced. 

    Salford Civic Centre

    The candidates are Councillor Paul Dennett (Labour), Councillor Robin Garrido (Conservative), UKIP's Owen Hammond and Wendy Olsen, of the Green Party. 

    Current Labour Mayor Ian Stewart is stepping down.

    The election takes place on 5 May.

  6. Your pictures: Rochdale Town Hall in close-up

    Rochdale Council sent us this beautiful image of Rochdale Town Hall in close-up.

    Rochdale Town Hall

    Do you have a picture you'd like to share? Email us.

  7. How to spend £1m in Tameside

    Ever wondered what you could spend £1m on in Tameside?

    One unlucky lottery ticket holder missed out the chance to spend the money after the 180-day deadline passed at midnight on Thursday.

    Well, £1m would buy you most of a detached house in Mottram or a house in Mossley - with more than £200,000 in change.

  8. Latest headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    Today's top stories:

    • Nine men who groomed and sexually abused young girls in Greater Manchester are jailed 
    •  A Wigan councillor who refused to quit after spending thousands of pounds calling adult chat lines on his work mobile is to step down
    • War medals and family heirlooms have been stolen from a house in Bury while the owners were on holiday
  9. Sport: Rooney needs to prove fitness before first-team recall

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says striker Wayne Rooney will only return to the starting line-up once he has come through an Under-21s game unscathed.

    Wayne Rooney

    Van Gaal confirmed the England captain, who has been out of action with a knee injury, has only trained twice with the squad since February.    

  10. Cricket: Giles positive ahead of season opener

    Scott Read

    BBC Radio Manchester Sport

    Lancashire head coach Ashley Giles says his side will approach the new cricket season in confident mood.

    Ashley Giles

    Defending T20 Blast champions Lancashire begin their County Championship campaign with a home game against Nottinghamshire on 17 April.

  11. Travel: Broken down bus closes lane on the M6

    BBC Travel

    One lane is closed and there's slow traffic on the M6 northbound between Junction 18 Middlewich and Junction 19 at Knutsford, because of a broken down bus. Travel time through the area is around 25 minutes.

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  12. Tameside gambler misses £1m jackpot

    A punter from Tameside has missed out on a £1m lottery prize after the deadline for claiming the money passed. 

    A ticket bought in October had a winning Lotto Millionaire Raffle code - the owner had until midnight on Thursday to claim. 

    Lottery operators Camelot said no-one came forward so the money and interest earned will now go to good causes.

  13. Police appeal over on-the-run prisoner

    Greater Manchester Police has appealed for information to catch a prisoner who has absconded from jail.

    Lewis Sinclair

    Lewis Sinclair, 33, who has links to the Urmston and Partington areas of Trafford, is wanted after absconding from Thorncross Prison in Cheshire.

  14. Knife-wielding man threatens pensioner

    A burglar has threatened an 87-year-old man in Stockport.


    The pensioner was woken at his home on Saturday morning by the intruder who prodded him while holding a kitchen knife, Greater Manchester Police said.

  15. Latest headlines from Greater Manchester and East Cheshire

    Today's top stories:

    • Nine men are jailed over the grooming and sexual abuse of girls and women in Rochdale
    • An 87-year-old man is burgled and threatened with a knife as he slept in his own bed at his house in Stockport
    • A cyclist is seriously hurt after a crash with a skip wagon in Royton near Oldham
  16. Football: United trio back in contention

    Phil Jones, Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young are all back in the reckoning for Manchester United after injury for the trip to Spurs on Sunday.

    Man Utd v Spurs

    Wayne Rooney and Luke Shaw are still out, whilst Daley Blind is a doubt with an unspecified knock.