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  1. Updates on Monday 11 April
  2. More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Bronwyn Jones

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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

  2. Weather: Outbreaks of heavy rain overnight

    BBC Weather

    The evening starts dry and breezy before outbreaks of rain, some of them heavy, begin to spread northwards.

    Weather forecast

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  3. Bookshop staff move 30,000 books by hand

    Blackwell's Bookshop in Manchester is relocating its 30,000 books by hand - while its current building undergoes redevelopment.


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  4. Manchester is 'dominant' Northern Powerhouse force, says report

    Manchester is the 'dominant force' in the Northern Powerhouse area, according to new research.

    Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Liverpool

    The report - by Irwin Mitchell and the Centre for Economic and Business Research - is based on estimates of job creation, and the value of goods and services produced by the area.

    It found that at the end of 2015, Greater Manchester's economy slowed but it did grow faster than inner London.    

  5. Commons tribute to firefighter Lee Gaunt

    The Home Secretary has paid tribute to a firefighter who took his own life at Stalybridge Fire Station. 

    Lee Gaunt

    Lee Gaunt was found hanged at the station last year after struggling to cope with the loss of a colleague Stephen Hunt who died tackling a blaze in the Northern Quarter in 2013.

    Speaking in the Commons, the Labour MP Jonathan Reynolds raised the case to highlight the pressure faced by firefighters.     

  6. Cricket: Petersen set challenge ahead of new cricket season

    Scott Read

    BBC Radio Manchester Sport

    Lancashire head coach Ashley Giles has urged Alviro Petersen to become as prolific with the bat as Ashwell Prince.

    Alviro Petersen

    Prince, 38, retired from all forms of cricket at the end of last season after helping Lancashire to victory in the T20 Blast Final.

  7. Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and East Cheshire

    This evening's top stories: 

    • A man has been arrested after a dog was stabbed during a burglary in Manchester.
    • The Home Secretary Theresa May has expressed her condolences to the family of a Greater Manchester firefighter who took his own life.
    • Manchester is the dominant force in the Northern Powerhouse area, according to new research.
  8. Police arrest man after dog is stabbed during a burglary

    Police have arrested a man after a dog was stabbed during a burglary in Beswick.

    The pet Shar Pei dog had been repeatedly stabbed by offenders during a burglary at a house on Kylemore Way in Beswick on 19 March, in what Insp Shan Nasim called a "shocking crime" of "extreme violence".  

    A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and although seriously injured, the dog is recovering well.

  9. Travel: MediaCityUK Metrolink station closed

    BBC Travel

    Services between Piccadilly and Eccles are currently having to run direct from Harbour City and Broadway and not call in at Media City while a technical problem is fixed. 

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  10. Football: Kompany out of Man City PSG tie

    BBC Sport

    Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will not return from injury for his side's Champions League quarter-final second leg against Paris St-Germain at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.


    Manager Manuel Pellegrini said: "He is not 100%. It is not possible."

    Defender Kompany, 30, has not played since suffering a calf injury as City drew 0-0 against Dynamo Kiev in March to reach the last eight.

  11. Royal Bolton Hospital to get new meningitis 'rapid diagnosis' equipment

    Royal Bolton Hospital is to get state-of-the-art equipment which will speed up the diagnosis of meningitis with potentially life-saving results. 

    Royal Bolton Hospital

    Currently, tests in the lab can take up to seven days depending on the type of infection, but with the new equipment a diagnosis could be made within an hour. 

    Simplyhealth and the charity MedEquip4kids have donated more than £40,000 to pay for the new kit.    

  12. Latest headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    Today's top stories:  

    • A woman in her 50s is now in a stable condition in hospital after she was stabbed in a street in Bolton
    • Royal Bolton Hospital is to get state-of-the-art equipment which will speed up the diagnosis of meningitis
    • The chief executive of Belle Vue Aces says they're losing significant amounts of money because they haven't been able to successfully stage a race at the new National Speedway stadium
  13. Sara's Story: A teenager who died in the mental health system

    BBC Panorama

    Investigative TV show

    The government is being urged to investigate under-reporting of deaths of children and adolescents in mental health units. 

    Sara Green

    The BBC's Panorama programme tonight will highlight the case of Sara Green who took her own life at the Priory Hospital in Cheadle after eight months in the unit for treatment. She was sent there because of a lack of NHS psychiatric places closer to her home. 

    Watch Panorama "I'm Broken Inside: Sara's Story" at 19:30 BST on BBC One or catch up on iPlayer.

  14. Weather: Rain spreading during the early hours

    BBC Weather

    Outbreaks of rain will move across the region, becoming more widespread by the morning.

    Weather forecast

    Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with rain at times.

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  15. Head of Age UK Cheshire highlights problem of ageism

    The head of Age UK Cheshire has said new research, which shows one in four 55 to 64-year-olds have experienced ageism, doesn't surprise him. 

    The results come from a ComRes poll of more than 1,000 people carried out for BBC Radio 5 live in which one in five adults also said they feared getting older. 

    Chief executive of Age UK Cheshire Ken Clemens has said society will have to learn to value older people more.

  16. Bolton Wanderers relegated to League One

    BBC Sport

    Bolton Wanderers' relegation to League One was confirmed by a heavy defeat at promotion-chasing Derby County on Saturday.  

    Bolton play Derby

    Bolton's relegation caps a tumultuous season behind the scenes, including staff wages being withheld, a winding-up petition issued and a takeover completed.  

    Captain Darren Pratley says they need to make changes throughout the club, including looking at the whole squad for next season.