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  1. Updates on Friday 6 May
  2. More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Monday

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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

  2. Weather: Dry and mild overnight

    BBC Weather

    It will be a bright and pleasant evening with some hazy sunshine.

    Weather forecast

    Remaining mild after sunset, especially for southern and western parts.

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  3. Coming up

    Roger Johnson

    Presenter, BBC North West Tonight

    On North West Tonight at 18:30:

    • We'll have a full round up of the local election results - Labour holds on to all its councils and there are signs of life for the Lib Dems
    • Anger in Bury where Labour councillors demand the expulsion of Ken Livingtsone
    • Bolton boxer Amir Khan prepares for a career-defining fight in Las Vegas
  4. Alcohol-related hospital admissions drop in borough of Wigan

    Fewer people in Wigan are being taken into hospital with alcohol-related conditions, according to Public Health England figures.


    The number of under-18s being admitted for health problems caused by drinking has almost halved in the past five years.

    There have also been significant drops in the number of men and women across all ages who need hospital treatment for conditions related to alcohol.

  5. GMP investigating Tory election expenses

    Greater Manchester Police is among eight forces investigating whether Conservative MPs filed election expenses illegally after the 2015 General Election, the BBC understands.

    Conservative battle bus

    The allegations centre around failing to register the accommodation costs of party activists who were involved in the "battle bus" operation.  

    The party has blamed an "administrative error".  

    A Conservative spokesman said the party had already brought the error to the attention of the Electoral Commission.

  6. Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    This afternoon's top stories:

    • Labour's Bob Dennett is elected as the new Mayor of Salford
    • A Bury councillor blames former London Mayor Ken Livingstone for the collapse of the Jewish vote in Prestwich
    • The Liberal Democrats lose control of Stockport after council leader Sue Derbyshire lost her seat and a colleague defected to Labour
  7. Bury councillor blasts Livingstone for offensive Jewish comments

    A local councillor has condemned Ken Livingstone for the collapse of the Jewish Labour vote in Prestwich.

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    Livingstone has been accused by Labour's Alan Quinn of giving "grotesque offence" with his comments about Hitler.    

    Labour lost two seats in Bury, and only held onto a third seat by 19 votes.

    Mr Livingstone said it was others in Labour who made an issue of it.

  8. Labour loses total control of Manchester City Council

    Labour has lost full control of Manchester City Council after the Liberal Democrats won a seat.

    John Leech

    The Lib Dems' John Leech won the Didsbury West, ending Labour's 100% control of the authority. Labour had held all 96 seats since 2014.

    Its candidate Barnaby Lane was beaten by 702 votes.

    Mr Leech, who was an MP for Manchester Withington before he lost his seat in the 2015 General Election, took 53% of the vote.

  9. Man caught gesturing at speed camera jailed over bogus information

    A company director who was caught gesturing at a speed camera has been jailed after providing bogus information in relation to 67 speeding offences. 

    Waqas Chaudhry

    Manchester-based Speedy Sofas Ltd director Waqas Chaudhry, 47, of Wilmslow, Cheshire, admitted providing false information when prosecution notices were sent out. 

    Chaudhry or his family members were caught speeding 67 times between 2003 and 2014, Greater Manchester Police said. He was jailed for 18 months and also disqualified from driving for 21 months at Manchester Crown Court.     

  10. New Salford Mayor wants a "better and fairer" city

    Labour's Paul Dennett has been elected as the new mayor of Salford.

    Paul Dennett

    Dennett won 28,332 votes in the second round of voting after beating Conservative candidate Robin Garrido.

    He told BBC Radio Manchester one of his first priorities is to deal with the government's austerity measures.

  11. Bolton legend has Alzheimer's, says daughter

    BBC Sport

    Former Bolton and England striker Frank Worthington has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, his daughter says.

    Frank Worthington

    Worthington, 67, made 84 appearances for Wanderers between 1977 and 1979, scoring 35 goals.

    "He was diagnosed several years ago and has been holding it off with positive thinking and football," wrote Kim-Malou Worthington in a post on Facebook.

  12. Top stories in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    Today's top stories: 

    • Labour's Paul Dennett has been elected Mayor of Salford
    • The Leigh MP Andy Burnham has confirmed he's considering whether to run for Mayor of Greater Manchester, when the post is created next year
    • Lib Dem John Leech wins a seat on Manchester City Council
  13. New Salford mayor Paul Dennett wants 'fairer city'

    Kevin Fitzpatrick

    BBC Radio Manchester journalist

    New Salford mayor Paul Dennett has ripped into the Conservatives in his maiden speech. 

    Paul Dennett

    Mayor Dennett said he wants a "better and fairer" city.

    Iain Stewart was elected as the first Mayor of Salford back in 2012 - he wasn't standing for re-election.

  14. Labour keeps overwhelming control of Manchester City Council

    Labour has kept its overwhelming control of Manchester City Council - it won 31 of the 32 seats up for grabs - but full Labour rule has been broken.

    The Lib Dems managed to pick up one ward with the former MP John Leech winning in Didsbury West. He's the only opposition councillor in the city. 

    Other local results still to come include those for Warrington Borough Council and Cheshire's Police and Crime Commissioner.

  15. Travel: Accident causes queues on M6

    BBC Travel

    One lane is closed and traffic is queuing on the M6 northbound between junction 17 for Sandbach and junction 18 for Middlewich because of an accident.