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

  2. Weather: Showers continuing but should ease later

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    Showers will continue to blight the region into the evening but showers should ease. Highs of 18C.

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    Video caption: Weather forecast for Manchester

    It will feel fresher in the early hours.

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  3. Football: Manchester City turn down league trophy invite

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Manchester City will not field a team in the 2016-17 Football League Trophy.

    Manchester City complex

    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.

  4. Fatal car crash wreckage taken to Parliament

    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.

    Car wreckage

    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".

  5. Travel: Lorry crash causes long delays and closes two lanes of M62

    BBC Travel

    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.

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  6. Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    • 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
  7. Flood protection upgrade for Salford homes

    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.

    Central Salford suffered its worst flooding since 1946

    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.

  8. 'Shy and unassuming' man died in M62 crash

    A man who died in a crash on the M62 has been described as "shy and unassuming", by his family.

    Noreen and 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.

  9. Travel: Delays on trains between Wigan Wallgate and Kirkby

    BBC Travel

    A broken-down train means there are delays of up to an hour on Northern services between Wigan Wallgate and Kirkby.

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  10. Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    • 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
  11. A quarter of Roman Catholic churches earmarked for closure

    A quarter of 128 Roman Catholic churches in Greater Manchester have been earmarked for closure by the diocese of Salford.

    St Augustine's RC Church

    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.

  12. Artist reveals take on Oldham market - with fruit and veg painting

    An artist has revealed his latest creation at Oldham market - a painting of the fruit and veg section.

    Oldham Market

    Hugh Winterbottom painting follows the opening of his recent exhibition "Just Now The Now The NORTH" at the Salford Museum and Art Gallery.

  13. Boy, 13, remains critical after 'taking ecstasy'

    A 13-year-old boy remains in a critical condition after taking an unknown drug, believed to be ecstasy.

    Timperley Metro station

    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.

  14. Weather: Cloudy but showers should cease

    BBC Weather

    It is cloudy but the showery rain should slowly ease and there is a chance later of some brighter spells in place.

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    Video caption: Cloudy but the showers should ease

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  15. Man admits 'transphobic' student murder in Salford

    A man has admitted stabbing a student to death in what police are treating as a transphobic hate crime.

    William Lound

    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.

  16. Warrington seal spotted again

    Warrington Guardian

    It's been a while since any sightings have been reported but at the weekend Warrington's seal kept plenty of readers entertained.

  17. Man arrested over scrap metal theft at Bosley mill blast site

    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.

    Bosley Mill scrap metal

    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.

    Derek Moore, Dorothy Bailey, Jason Shingler and William Barks were killed in the explosion

    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.  

  18. Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    • 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