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  1. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday 13 June
  2. Updates on Friday 10 June

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By Rachael Connors

All times stated are UK

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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 from across the region.

  2. Weather: Staying warm with some showers

    BBC Weather

    It will be fairly cloudy for most, with some showers, particularly early and late in the night.

    Weather forecast

    Some of the showers could be on the heavier side and feeling muggy.

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  3. Coming up

    Annabel Tiffin

    Presenter, BBC North West Tonight

    On North West Tonight at 18:30:

  4. Parklife revellers warned to 'stay safe'

    Police have issued warnings to people going to the Parklife Festival in Heaton Park this weekend about the dangers of psychoactive substances - formerly legal highs - before the ban on them came into force. 


    A total of 70,000 people are expected in Manchester this weekend as part of the annual Parklife Festival on Saturday and Sunday. 

    Greater Manchester Police is advising festival-goers to be alert and take sensible precautions to stay safe.    

  5. Appeal over woman's next of kin

    Police are trying to find relatives of a woman who died at her home in Middleton. 

    Terri Olivia Hind, 69, died on 9 June. There are no suspicious circumstances.

    Anyone with information is urged to call the police coroner's officer on 0161 856 8497. 

  6. Police 'sorry' for using Hillsborough picture on poster

    Greater Manchester Police has apologised for using a "distressing" photo of Liverpool fans at Hillsborough on a poster.

    Hillsborough Memorial

    The image from the 1989 disaster which claimed the lives of 96 football fans was sent to police staff on Wednesday.

    Assistant Chief Constable Robert Potts said he was "deeply sorry" for the use of the "inappropriate" image.

  7. Missing man found safe and well

    A man with Alzheimers who went missing from Droylsden has been found safe and well, police said. 

    Geoffrey Ralph

    Geoffrey Ralph, 73, had been missing since last night at The Gardeners Arms. 

  8. MP's concern over lack of female candidates in mayoral race

    Labour MP Yvette Cooper has admitted she is worried no women are standing to become the new mayor of Greater Manchester next year.

    Yvette Cooper

    Leigh MP Andy Burnham, the Shadow Home Secretary, Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd and Bury South MP Ivan Lewis are in the race, with local members choosing the candidate in August.

  9. Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    This afternoon's top stories:

  10. First direct flight from Manchester to mainland China takes off

    The UK's first direct scheduled flight to China from outside London has taken off from Manchester Airport.

    Hainan Airlines staff

    The new 10-and-a-half hour route to Beijing will fly four times per week.

    It makes Manchester the only airport outside of London with a scheduled non-stop service to mainland China.  

    Hainan Airlines
  11. Fresh review of Manchester IRA bomb blast evidence

    Police are launching a fresh review of the evidence behind an IRA bomb in Manchester, as the 20th anniversary of the blast approaches.

    Manchester bomb

    The 3,300 lb device exploded near the Arndale Centre on 15 June 1996, devastating the busy shopping area. 

    About 200 people were injured and no-one was killed.

    Greater Manchester Police said it was now "the right time for another assessment" of the case. The force had previously concluded there was "no realistic possibility" of a prosecution.

  12. Travel: Flooding causes M60 lane closure

    BBC Travel

    One lane is closed on the anti-clockwise M60 between Junction 23 at Ashton Under Lyne and Junction 22 at Failsworth, because of flooding.

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  13. Necklace snatched from pensioner's neck during robbery

    A necklace of sentimental value was snatched from an elderly woman’s neck during a robbery in Gorton.

    Stolen necklace

    Police were called to a robbery in Deverill Avenue at 02:35 on Tuesday.

    The victim, in her 70s, was asleep in her home when three men broke into the house and demanded jewellery and money.

    The necklace is engraved with her late husband's date of birth, police said.

  14. Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    This afternoon's top stories:

    • A re-examination of the 1996 Manchester bombing is to be carried out by police  - to find out if anyone can be prosecuted
    • Too many Manchester schools are failing their brightest pupils, according to OFSTED
    • Police are trying to trace the next of kin of a woman from Middleton - and a man from Oldham    
  15. Watch: Family of Canada geese go on walkabout in Salford

    Michelle Adamson

    BBC Radio Manchester reporter

    A family of Canada geese have gone on walkabout at MediaCityUK in Salford today.

    Video content

    Video caption: Geese on walkabout at MediaCityUK
  16. Super League: Castleford Tigers 28-38 Widnes Vikings

    BBC Sport

    Patrick Ah Van scored two tries on his return from a five-match ban to help Widnes to victory at Castleford.

    Lloyd White (right) celebrates scoring one of his two tries with Widnes captain Kevin Brown

    Tries from Macgraff Leuluai, Ah Van and Chris Bridge gave Widnes a 14-6 half-time lead, with Cas loanee Paddy Flynn responding against his parent club.

    Flynn scored another early in the second, but Ah Van, Lloyd White (2) and Joe Mellor tries made it 38-12.