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  1. More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Wednesday 22 June

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates from 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: Cloudy with occasional showers

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    It will be a fairly quiet night with temperatures remaining in double figures.

    Weather forecast

    Cloud will spread southwards, with perhaps the odd shower.

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  3. £90m Cheshire link road given council approval

    Plans for a £90m link road around the town of Congleton have been approved by the local council.


    The money will come from central government, Cheshire East Council and housing developers. 

    The 3.5-mile road is set to open in 2018.

  4. Watch: How guide dogs travel

    A woman who claims she has been turned away by taxi drivers in Manchester explains how guide dogs travel.

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    Video caption: Annie wants to educate taxi drivers about guide dogs
  5. Nurse 'sorry' for missing details

    A nurse who cared for a grandmother at the hospital where she died has apologised to the woman's family for failing to update her patient record.

    Margaret Gleeson

    Margaret Gleeson, 70, died two days after a routine hernia operation at Wigan's Royal Albert Edward Infirmary.

    Valerie Taylor told Bolton Coroner's Court she had "no excuse" for the failure in October 2015.

    It led to an artificially low rating of Mrs Gleeson's health risk, the inquest heard.

    Valerie Taylor was one of several medics questioned about omissions from patient notes during the second day of the inquest.

  6. Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    This afternoon's top stories:

  7. Further woman charged over images found at care home

    A care worker has been charged in connection with images found at a care home in Middleton. 

    A 23-year-old woman from Oldham is accused of four counts of ill-treating or wilfully neglecting an individual and is due to appear at Bury and Rochdale Magistrates Court on 1 July.

    Earlier this month another care worker aged 19, from Middleton, was also charged with four counts of ill-treating or wilfully neglecting an individual and is also due in court on the same date.

    Police said the charges follow a call the force received on 22 January about a number of images that had been taken by staff at the care home.

  8. Health watchdog criticises Bolton care services

    The standard of social care for elderly and disabled people in Bolton has been criticised by a health watchdog.

    Elderly patients

    Bolton Healthwatch said the system in the town "is not fit for purpose" and has given a damning picture of home care services.

    The report has detailed instances of vulnerable people being left in wet clothes, refused showers and having to cope with soiled bed sheets. 

    Bolton Council said it takes the concerns extremely seriously and has pledged immediate action to rectify the situation.

  9. Manchester man killed in Wales cliff plunge

    man who died after his car plunged over a cliff in Wales has been named.

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    Video caption: Manchester man dies after car goes over cliff in Wales

    Dyfed-Powys Police were called to the scene at 19:50 BST on Friday after reports of a car going through a field and over the edge.

    The body of 42-year-old Gary Chilton, from Manchester, was recovered from his car at the bottom of the cliff at Ty Gwyn Caravan Park in Ceredigion.

  10. Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    This afternoon's top stories:

    • The head of Greater Manchester's fire authority says plans to cut about 250 firefighter jobs will 'put people at risk'
    • A nurse who cared for a grandmother at Wigan hospital where she died apologises to her family for failing to record information in her patient notes
    • The Royal Cheshire County Show gets under way at Tabley near Knutsford
  11. Cricket: 'This is the biggest time for women's cricket' - Kate Cross

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    Why Lancashire Thunder's Kate Cross is looking forward to the new Women's Cricket Super League season.

    Kate Cross
  12. Salford squares named after twin towns to celebrate anniversary

    Two Salford squares are to be renamed in honour of the city’s twin towns.

    Lowry Hotel

    The area in front of Swinton Gateway and the space outside the Lowry Hotel are to be named Lunen Square and Clermont-Ferrand Square respectively at the weekend. 

    Swinton Gateway

    The move is to commemorate 50 years of Salford's twin town links with the German and French cities.

  13. Nurse's apology at hospital death inquest

    A nurse who cared for a grandmother at the hospital where she died has apologised to the woman's family for failing to record information in her patient notes.

    Margaret Gleeson

    Valerie Taylor was giving evidence at the inquest into Margaret Gleeson, 70, (pictured) who died in October 2015, two days after her hernia operation at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan.

    She told Mrs Gleeson's family: "I didn't score a urine output.  And I've no excuse for that. I can only apologise wholeheartedly."

    The failure led to an "early warning score", used by medics to establish the risk to a patient's health, showing as artificially low.  

    The nurse was one of several medics questioned during the second day of the inquest at Bolton Coroner's Court. 

  14. Relic of saint arrives in Salford cathedral from Italian church

    A relic of a 13th Century Franciscan friar has arrived in Salford from a church in Italy.

    St Anthony of Padua reliquary

    The statue of St Anthony of Padua and a rib from the saint is at St John's Cathedral as part of a tour of Britain and Ireland.

    It leaves Salford on Wednesday for the trip which includes Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Birmingham and London.

  15. Police sss-stop man with snake

    Two police officers in Salford found themselves carrying out an unusual sss-stop check while on patrol.

    Snake in Salford

    PCs Paul Fawcett and Jo Turner saw a man with a snake and asked what his was doing.

    He said he was taking it to a local pet store as he could not look after it any more.

    "This was not your average stop check," PC Fawcett said.

  16. Travel: Tram changes in Manchester

  17. Weather: Bright and breezy with broken cloud cover

    This afternoon will remain bright and breezy with broken cloud cover allowing for some sunny periods, the best of which will be in areas such as Wigan.

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