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  1. More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Wednesday 15 June 2016

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

  2. Weather: Showers easing through the evening

    Eno Eruotor

    Reporter, BBC North West Tonight

    Any showers will gradually ease through this evening to leave a fairly dry night with some clear spells.

    Weather graphic

    Some mist or fog patches may develop in prone places such as Marple.

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  3. Boy, 13, dies after falling into canal in Middleton

    A 13-year-old boy rescued after falling into a canal in Middleton has died.

    Rafael Pizarro

    Rafael Pizarro fell into water on the Rochdale to Manchester canal at Coney Green Lock while playing with friends on 6 June.

    He was resuscitated on the towpath before being taken to hospital.

    His family said they were "devastated" by his death but they were comforted by the knowledge that donating his organs will help others.

  4. Half of derelict mill has collapses in fire

    Around half of a derelict mill in Oldham has collapsed after a fire broke out earlier.

    Mill fire

    Firefighters were called to Delph New Road following a number of 999 calls.   

    Station manager Bob Pownell said: "Crew members are tackling the fire from a safe distance as the structure of the building is unsafe and around half of it has collapsed. 

    "We want to remind people to avoid the area if they can and that we are dealing with the incident as quickly as we can."

  5. Boxing: Anthony Crolla to defend his lightweight title

    BBC Sport

    Britain's Anthony Crolla will fight Jorge Linares in a lightweight world title unification bout at the Manchester Arena on 24 September.

    Anthony Crolla

    Last month, Crolla stopped Ismael Barroso in the seventh round to retain his WBA lightweight title in Manchester. 

    The 29-year-old Mancunian has now won 31 of his 38 professional bouts.

    In December, the boxer suffered a career-threatening injury when he had his skull fractured chasing burglars near his home.

  6. Watch: Derelict mill in Oldham collapses in blaze

    A derelict mill has collapsed as firefighters tackle a blaze at the site in Delph New Road in Oldham.

    There are currently road diversions in place on Delph New Road, Huddersfield Road and Diggle Road and residents on Station Approach have been evacuated.

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  7. Slim bins to be introduced in Manchester to boost recycling and save money

    Smaller bins could be introduced in an attempt to boost recycling, Manchester City Council has announced.

    Waste Bins

    The local authority hopes to save £2.4m per year as a result of bringing in "slim bins" which hold 40% less waste.

    The plans will be considered at a committee meeting next month.

    Manchester's recycling rate of 32.8% is the lowest of Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority's nine boroughs. Neighbouring Trafford recycles about double that proportion of its waste.

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  9. Watch: Derelict mill fire in Oldham

    Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a derelict mill in Oldham. 

    The fire service said a number of emergency calls were received after the fire broke out at the former mill in Delph New Road at about 15:10.

    Delph New Road, Huddersfield Road and Diggle Road are affected.

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    Video caption: Fire crews deal with mill fire in Delph
  10. People urged to avoid Oldham derelict mill blaze area

    Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to avoid the area around a mill fire in Oldham.

    Nearby residents have been advised to keep their windows closed while firefighters tackle the blaze at the seven-storey derelict mill in Delph New Road.

    They found a number of floors alight when they arrived.

  11. Fire breaks out at a derelict mill in Oldham

    A fire has broken out at a derelict mill in Oldham.

    Mill fire Oldham

    Firefighters were called to the seven-storey building in Delph New Road at about 15:15.

    The fire service received a number of 999 calls about the blaze.

    Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said the building was "well alight" when they arrived.

    Oldham mill fire
  12. Weather: Warning issued for heavy rain

    The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain until 21:00 in Cheshire and parts of Greater Manchester.

    Heavy showers, some thundery, are expected and there is the possibility of localised flooding and travel disruption and lightning.

    Weather forecast
  13. 'Hooligan' nurse facing trust probe

    A psychiatric nurse convicted of football hooliganism in Euro 2016 is facing an investigation by his bosses.

    Violence in France

    Iain Hepworth, 41, who works in Greater Manchester, was jailed for three months and banned from France for throwing a bottle at a policeman in Marseille.

    Andrew Maloney, of Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, said it was "extremely concerned" over reports about Mr Hepworth.

    It has also emerged Mr Hepworth is a former Green Party candidate.

  14. Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

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  15. Four arrested over psychoactive substance supply in Cheshire

    Four people have been arrested on suspicion of supplying psychoactive substances or so-called legal highs after they were banned under new legislation last month.

    Psychoactive substances

    Three men, aged 69, 38 and 29, and a 61-year-old woman were arrested following reports of suspicious behaviour near to the B&Q store in Winwick, Cheshire on Friday.

    They have been released on bail pending further inquiries.

    It is the first arrests on suspicion of psychoactive substance supply that Cheshire Police has made since the law came into force.

  16. Man attacked with meat cleaver in Wythenshawe after crash

    A man has been attacked with a meat cleaver in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester Police said

    Officers were called to Cornishway in Woodhouse Park at about 11:20..

    Cornishway in Woodhouse Park

    They found a man with serious injuries and believe he had been attacked after the red VW Golf he was travelling in crashed into a gatepost while being followed by a black BMW.

    The occupants of the BMW then attacked him before driving off at speed.

  17. Three LS Lowry paintings owned by Cilla Black auctioned

    Three paintings by Salford artist LS Lowry, which were owned by Cilla Black, have fetched nearly £700,000 at a Sotheby's auction.

    The Black Church

    Family Group was sold for £353,000, The Black Church - a 50th birthday gift from her husband Bobby - fetched £245,000 and The Spire £100,000.

    They were sold as part of a wider auction of modern and post-war British art.

  18. Netball: Manchester Thunder's star gets full-time contract

    BBC Sport

    Manchester Thunder's Beth Cobden is one of 10 players who have been offered full-time contracts by England Netball.

    Beth Cobden

    "Netball is now a genuine career option," said England Netball performance director Sara Symington.

    They will enter a summer training programme.

    The list omits players taking part in the ANZ Championship, who may be offered contracts in time for August's international Quad Series.  

  19. Plans to shrink Manchester's general waste bins to save £2.4m

    Manchester City Council plans to reduce the capacity of its general waste bins by 100 litres to save £2.4m a year on disposal costs.

    Black bins

    The council has proposed replacing the 240-litre black bins with 140-litre grey bins in an effort to boost recycling.  

    Councillors will consider the plan on 21 and 29 June. If agreed, a roll-out of new grey bins would begin in August and be completed before the end of the year.