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.
Showers will continue to blight the region into the evening but showers should ease. Highs of 18C.
It will feel fresher in the early hours.
Manchester City will not field a team in the 2016-17 Football League Trophy.Copyright: Reuters
City are one of 16 clubs invited to enter an under-21 team in the competition - previously known as the Johnstone's Paint Trophy - due to their category one academy status.
They agree with the concept but early rounds of the competition clash with international Under-21 games.
Oldham Evening Chronicle
Oldham Evening Chronicle
The uncle of a 16-year-old boy who was scarred for life after being tortured with a hot iron and sexually assaulted says the sentences handed to his attackers are not long enough for him to rebuild his life.
The parents of a man killed when his car was hit at high speed have put the wreckage on display at Westminster as part of a campaign for tougher sentences by road safety charity Brake.Copyright: Brake
Joseph Brown-Lartey died as his vehicle was split in half by a car driven by Addil Haroon in Rochdale in 2014.
Haroon, then 18, drove through a red light in a residential area at 80mph and was later jailed for six years.
Mr Brown-Lartey's father said it was like being "kicked in the teeth twice".
A crash involving two lorries has caused long delays on the M62 westbound at junction 20 at Rochdale.
Congestion is stretching back to junction 22 at RIshworth Moor.
- A 13-year-old boy remains in a critical condition after taking an unknown drug, believed to be esctasy in Timperley
- A quarter of Roman Catholic churches in Greater Manchester are earmarked for closure by the Salford Diocese
- An archaeological dig is under way in Marple at the former home of Samuel Oldknow, who built the world's largest cotton mill
Around 300 homes in central Salford are to be upgraded over the next few months, to protect them from a repeat of the Boxing Day floods.Copyright: BBC
Many of the properties in Lower Broughton have already had new kitchens, skirting boards and vinyl floors.
Up to £5,000 is to be spent on each home to install defences such as flood resistant doors and to make external walls waterproof, Salix Homes said.
A man who died in a crash on the M62 has been described as "shy and unassuming", by his family.Copyright: Family of Darren Walmsley
Darren Walmsley, 51, died after his car crashed with a lorry before going through the central reservation and hitting another car and two lorries at junction 21, near Rochdale, on 4 July.
Mr Wamsley's family said he was a "quiet, shy and unassuming man" who was "good company, quick to smile and laugh". He was devoted to his wife of 25 years, Noreen and his daughter Melanie, the statement added.
A broken-down train means there are delays of up to an hour on Northern services between Wigan Wallgate and Kirkby.
Manchester Evening News
Manchester Evening News
This is the poignant moment hundreds of children formed a guard of honour to remember a school friend who died at home.
- A man admits stabbing a student to death in what police are treating as a transphobic hate crime
- A man is arrested after scrap metal was stolen from the site of a huge explosion that left four people dead at a wood flour mill
- A 13-year-old boy remains in a critical condition after taking an unknown drug, believed to be ecstasy
A quarter of 128 Roman Catholic churches in Greater Manchester have been earmarked for closure by the diocese of Salford.Copyright: Google
The diocese has launched a consultation until 14 October and parishioners are being asked for opinions on where "pruning" should take place.
Among the 33 churches facing closure is St Augustine's Oxford Road, which was rebuilt in the 1960s following its destruction in the 1940 Christmas Blitz.
An artist has revealed his latest creation at Oldham market - a painting of the fruit and veg section.Copyright: Hugh Winterbottom
Hugh Winterbottom painting follows the opening of his recent exhibition "Just Now The Now The NORTH" at the Salford Museum and Art Gallery.
A 13-year-old boy remains in a critical condition after taking an unknown drug, believed to be ecstasy.Copyright: Google
The teenager was taken to hospital after he was discovered by police at Timperley Metrolink station on Saturday afternoon.
Police believe he may have taken MDMA or ecstasy but are still working to establish the facts.
Police have warned anyone who may have taken the drug to seek medical attention.
It is cloudy but the showery rain should slowly ease and there is a chance later of some brighter spells in place.
A man has admitted stabbing a student to death in what police are treating as a transphobic hate crime.Copyright: North News
University of Salford student William Lound, 30, was discovered with multiple stab injuries at his flat in Bramall Court halls of residence on 8 February.
Lee Arnold, 36, of no fixed address, admitted murder at Manchester's Minshull Street Crown Court.
Appearing via video link from Ashworth Hospital, he was remanded in custody and will be sentenced next month.
It's been a while since any sightings have been reported but at the weekend Warrington's seal kept plenty of readers entertained.
A man has been arrested after scrap metal was stolen from the site of a huge explosion that left four people dead at a wood flour mill.Copyright: Cheshire Police
Derek Moore, Jason Shingler, William Banks and Dorothy Bailey, all died at the Wood Treatment Ltd plant following the blast in Bosley, Cheshire, on 17 July last year.Copyright: Cheshire Police
A 32-year-old man from Kidsgrove, Staffordshire, has been arrested on suspicion of theft. Police are appealing for information and also want to talk to three other men seen leaving the site.
- A dog that "saved the life" of a former Bolton and England footballer is honoured by the RSPCA
- A man is arrested after scrap metal was stolen from the site of a mill where four people were killed in an explosion a year ago
- A 92-year-old driver was "distracted by a group of young ladies" when he drove on to tram tracks in Manchester, police say