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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 updates from across the region.

Weather: Remaining dry

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BBC Weather

Remaining fine and dry overnight but it will turn quite chilly.

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Football's WW1 legacy to be honoured

A project to create a living and digital legacy to remember the sacrifices of footballers in World War One has been launched.  

For Club and Country Website
National Football Museum

For Club and Country will create a living and digital legacy to commemorate football's involvement in the 1914-1918 conflict.

England and West Ham legend Sir Trevor Brooking is spearheading an appeal to plant trees and dedicate a grove at the World War One centenary wood near Epsom, Surrey to each league team. 

A digital archive will also be created at the National Football Museum in Manchester.

Football: Red Devils 'to break transfer record' for Pogba

BBC Sport

Manchester United are prepared to break the world transfer record to sign Paul Pogba, and could bid as much as £100m for the France and Juventus midfielder, the BBC Sport Gossip column reports.

Paul Pogpa
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Travel: Heavy traffic on the M60

BBC Travel

There is congestion on Didsbury Road eastbound in Parrs Wood between the Kingsway junction and the M60 junction one, near to the Stockport Pyramid.  

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Greater Manchester 2040 transport plan unveiled

Plans to keep Manchester city region on the move for the next 25 years have been unveiled by Transport for Greater Manchester.


Its Transport 2040 Strategy, out for consultation, calls for a "cleaner, greener, more prosperous city".

Its vision for a "flexible, integrated transport system" includes extending Metrolink, city centre train tunnels and Oyster Card-type ticketing.

Collyhurst Hall artefacts found in archaeological dig

Michelle Adamson

BBC Radio Manchester reporter

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Archaeologists excavating the site of historic Collyhurst Hall in Manchester find items including a 1920s brooch and an 1850s glass dummy teat
  • Almost 270 schools across Greater Manchester closed or partially closed as member of the National Union of Teachers went on strike
  • Cheshire East Council announces plans to mark the first anniversary of the explosion at a wood flour mill in Bosley which killed four people

Cricket: Nottinghamshire v Lancashire latest

Football: Man City poised to move for Everton defender

Richard Askam

Sports reporter, BBC North West Tonight

I understand Everton defender John Stones is close to making a move to Manchester City. There's still a way to go but the England international has certainly made his mind up.

John Stones
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Schools disrupted as teachers join one-day strike

Schools across Greater Manchester have faced disruption today after teachers joined a national strike.

Teacher strike banners

Members of the National Union of Teachers walked out in a long-running dispute with the government over school funding, pay and workload. 

David Blake, a teacher at Parrswood High School in Manchester, said government austerity measures were to blame, but Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has described the disruption as "unnecessary".

Collyhurst Hall treasures discovered in archaeological dig

Archaeologists excavating the site of historic Collyhurst Hall in Manchester have found items including a 1920s brooch and an 1850s glass dummy teat.

Collyhurst Hall artefacts

The hall, which was home to wealthy dignitaries in Collyhurst for hundreds of years, was demolished in the 1800s and its remains now lie underneath a playing field.

Local residents and school children are taking part in the project, which runs until 15 July and finishes with an open day to display their discoveries.

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Jose Mourinho is unveiled as the new manager of Manchester United
  • A car driver is wanted by police after a cyclist was injured in a suspected hit-and-run collision in Manchester
  • Items including part of a child's dummy dating back to the 1850s are found in an excavation at the site of Collyhurst Hall in Manchester

Quiz: How well do you know Jose Mourinho?

BBC Sport

He's managed some of the biggest football clubs in the world, but how well do you know Jose Mourinho?

Have a go at BBC Sport's quiz

Jose Mourinho
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Weather: Cloudy, but turning brighter

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

The cloud will continue to break up this afternoon, giving some good spells of sunshine as we go through the rest of the day  

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Wigan council saves £300k in benefit fraud crackdown

BBC Radio Manchester

Wigan Council has saved more than £300,000 after cracking down on benefit fraud and mistakes in payments.

Accountant with files

The authority said 513 cases of fraud or error were found in its 2015-2016 annual audit of its benefits system.

Prince Harry to visit community project in Wigan

Prince Harry will visit a community-based sports project in Wigan later as he continues to promote sport as a means for social development.

Prince Harry
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He will visit angling venue Cast North West, which was created in 2006 to help promote opportunities for disadvantaged young people.

Mourinho talks transfers, Guardiola, Giggs and Rooney

BBC Sport

Man United's new manager Jose Mourinho has been talking transfers, the rivalry with Pep Guardiola, departing assistant manager Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney at a press conference.

Jose Mourinho talks transfers, Guardiola, Giggs and Rooney

The new United manager added: "I think it is a job everyone wants and not many have a chance to have and I have it."

Former Chelsea boss Mourinho succeeds Dutchman Louis van Gaal, who was sacked after United's FA Cup success in May.

Appeal over missing Bolton man and woman

A man and woman from Bolton have been missing for more than a week, prompting a police appeal.

Sam Taylor and Victoria Henerty
Greater Manchester Police

Sam Taylor, 41, and Victoria Henerty, 27, were last seen together at about 15:00 on Sunday 26 June at Royal Bolton Hospital. 

Det Sgt Patrick Wood, of Greater Manchester Police, said: “We are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of Victoria and Sam. Neither their families or friends have had any contact from them and are very worried."

Mourinho: 'I wouldn't stop Giggs coming back'

BBC Sport

Jose Mourinho has left the door open for departing Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs, saying he would "never stop" him returning to the club.

Jose Mourinho with Ryan Giggs
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"The reality is it is not my responsibility Ryan is not in the club," the new Red Devils boss said. 

"The job Ryan wanted is the job the club decided to give me. It's not my fault. Ryan wanted to be manger and the club, for reasons they can tell you, they decided the job was for me. He made a decision where you need to be brave. 

"If one day he wants to be back to the cub while I am here I would never stop him from coming back."

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Jose Mourinho is unveiled as the new manager of Manchester United
  • A car driver is wanted by police after a cyclist was injured in a suspected hit-and-run collision in Manchester
  • New figures reveal a huge rise in identity fraud in Manchester, with cases in the city increasing by 83% in 2015 compared to 2014

Drug addict suffers fatal relapse

Wigan Today

Wigan Today

A man who had vowed to give up heroin died after lapsing and accidentally taking an overdose, an inquest has heard.

Mourinho: 'Rooney is best when scoring goals'

BBC Sport

Jose Mourinho says Wayne Rooney will play a big part in his plans, and wants to see the striker at the front end of the attack.

Jose Mourino

"Maybe he is not a striker any more, maybe he is not a number nine any more, but with me he will never be a number six or somebody who plays 50 meters away from the goal," the new Manchester United manager said.

"For me, he will be a number nine, a 10, a nine-and-a-half but not a six. Not even an eight.

"There is something that will never change which is the appetite, the natural appetite, to put the ball in the net."

Mourinho: 'I can't work without success'

BBC Sport

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said he would not be able to work with a club that does not win trophies and it is in his "nature" to be successful.

Jose Mourinho

Speaking during his first press conference, he said: "There are some managers who haven't won titles for 10 years. Some of them never. The last time I won was a year ago.

"If I have something to prove, imagine the others. That's my feeling. I feel that I have to prove not to the others, but to myself. I would never be able to work without success, that is my nature."

Football: New Man Utd manager Mourinho unveiled

BBC Sport

Jose Mourinho has been speaking at his first press conference as Manchester United manager, and says he is relishing the challenge of reviving the Red Devils.

Jose Mourinho

"It's a job everyone wants and not many have, and I have it," he said.

"I know what the fans expect from me. This challenge doesn't make me nervous, it comes in the right moment for my career.

"I have great motivation. I am where I want to be. I want to be in this club, in this country, in the domestic cups."

Bosley to remember anniversary of fatal mill blast

Religious services and a flower festival will be held to mark the first anniversary of a huge explosion that left four people dead at a wood flour mill in Bosley.

Aftermath of Bosley Mill fire
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service

The services, held at the village's Methodist church, will pay tribute to Derek Moore, Jason Shingler, William Banks and Dorothy Bailey, who all died at Bosley Mill on 17 July last year.

Sam Alston, chairman of Bosley Parish Council, said the anniversary would be a "difficult time" for people, and "emotions will be running high."

The flower festival begins on 15 July, and further details of precise timings for the services will be released next week.

Man wanted over alleged domestic assault

A man is wanted by police in connection with an alleged domestic assault and damage to a vehicle.

Stephen Burrows
Greater Manchester Police

Stephen Burrows, 40, is known to frequent the Woodhouse Park in Wythenshawe and has links to Sale, Greater Manchester Police said.

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • A car driver is wanted by police after a cyclist was injured in a suspected hit-and-run collision in Manchester
  • Two crashes cause major delays on the M62 and the M60
  • New figures reveal a huge rise in identity fraud in Manchester, with cases in the city increasing by 83% in 2015 compared to 2014

Football: Oasis musician Noel quizzes new Man City boss

BBC Sport

Who better to run the rule over new Manchester City boss than famous fan and Oasis musician Noel Gallagher?

In a 20-minute interview posted on YouTube by the club, Guardiola talks Gallagher through his motivation for joining the club and his hopes for the season.

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Motorway delays after two crashes

Two crashes have caused delays on the M62 and the M60 this morning.


The traffic appears to be at its worst near junction 12 of the M62, at the Eccles Interchange, after a trailer and car were involved in a crash.

A four-vehicle smash is also affecting the M60, travelling clockwise, at junction 19.

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Cyclist, 17, in hospital after suspected hit-and-run collision

A teenage cyclist remains in hospital after he was knocked off his bike in a suspected hit-and-run collision.

Chester Road

Police are searching for the driver of a black Audi after the 17-year-old was hit in Chester Road, Manchester, on 26 June.

He is being treated for a fractured spine.

Travel: Overturned car causing delays

BBC Travel

An overturned car is causing disruption on the M62, between junction 12, at the Eccles Interchange, and junction 13, at Barton Moss.

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Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • A car driver is wanted by police after a cyclist was injured in a suspected hit-and-run collision in Manchester
  • New figures reveal a huge rise in identity fraud in Manchester, with cases in the city increasing by 83% in 2015 compared to 2014
  • Children are taking part in an archaeological dig to find out more about Collyhurst Hall

Weather: Cloudy start, sunshine on the way

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

It's looking like a cloudy start with a few spots of light rain, but things should improve.

The cloud will start to break up, giving some good spells of sunshine by the afternoon.

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Reporter, BBC News Online

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