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Summary

  1. Greater Live returns at 08:00 on Tuesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather
  2. Updates on Monday 23 May

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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 Tuesday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the region.

  2. Leigh Centurions player admits assaulting anti-doping official

    A rugby league player has pleaded guilty to assaulting an official from the UK Anti-Doping Agency.

    Sam Barlow (left)

    Sam Barlow, who plays for Leigh Centurions, was visited at his home in Halifax, West Yorkshire in July 2015.

    The 28-year-old Scotland international was told he would not now stand trial on charges of perverting the course of justice and false imprisonment.

    He will be sentenced at Bradford Crown Court on 27 June after a drugs panel hearing on 6 June.

  3. Three family members saved after jet ski accident

    A father and his two young sons from Manchester have been rescued after falling from a jet ski into the River Wyre off Knott End in Lancashire.

    RNLI

    The accident happened on Saturday when the man took his boys - aged one and eight - on the machine.  

    A safety kill cord between the rider and the jet ski was not attached, meaning the engine did not cut out when they fell overboard.

    HM Coastguard Fleetwood said only "pure luck" saved them from being hit by the out-of-control jet ski.

  4. Greater Manchester bus drivers to stage one-day strike

    Hundreds of bus drivers in parts of Greater Manchester are to stage a one-day strike over pay and conditions.

    First Manchester buses

    Members of the Unite union working for First Manchester Ltd will walk out on Tuesday, claiming "serious breaches" of long-standing industrial agreements.

    Neil Clarke from the union said it was "with a heavy heart" that they had been "left with no option but to strike".

    A statement from First Manchester said the strike action was "unnecessary and unjustified".

  5. Latest headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    This afternoon's top stories:

    • A Greater Manchester police officer is jailed for secretly filming up the skirt of a woman in a shopping centre
    • A number of animals have been killed at a community farm in Wythenshawe
    • Louis van Gaal has been sacked as manager of Manchester United after two years in charge
  6. Oldham given award for top nosh

    Oldham Council has been awarded a BOOM (Best of Organic Market)Award for the meals being served in schools across the borough.

    Oldham Council

    The council’s team picked up first place in the new Corporate and Public Sector Catering category.

  7. Hollies legend's photographs shown in Salford

    An exhibition of photographs taken by the local Hollies legend Graham Nash is underway at the Salford Museum and Art Gallery. 

    Graham Nash

    Called My Life Through My Lens, it features images of his friends including David Crosby, Joni Mitchell, Jerry Garcia and Johnny Cash. 

    It is the first time his work has gone on display in his home town of Salford.    

  8. Sport: New United boss set to be named

    The former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is set to be named as Louis van Gaal's replacement as manager of Manchester United.

    Jose Mourinho

    Van Gaal, 64, was sacked after two years of a three-year contract and is discussing severance terms.

    Mourinho's appointment is expected to be confirmed after the 53-year-old Portuguese meets with senior United officials on Tuesday.

  9. Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    This afternoon's top stories:

    • Transpennine Express is investing £230m on a new fleet of 12 trains to improve services through Manchester 
    • Schoolchildren in the North are at a disadvantage - because of unfair school funding - according to a report.    
  10. Congestion on M6 in Cheshire

    BBC Travel

    M6 Cheshire - Slow traffic on M6 southbound between Junction 19 (Knutsford) and Junction 18 (Middlewich) because of an earlier broken down vehicle. Congestion to Junction 20 (Lymm Interchange).