Live updates for Manchester and east Cheshire have finished for the day, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Friday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across the region.
- More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Friday
Any light showers will ease early this evening, but then outbreaks of rain will spread from the south west.
Some heavier bursts are possible, but most of the rain will be light.
A man is arrested for a third time in connection with the murder of a man who died in a "vicious assault" 11 years ago.Copyright: GMP
Visitors making the most of the sunshine are heading to Cheshire for the annual flower show at Tatton.
Sam Allardyce is "the right person" to manage England, according to Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.
"He is more than ready," Mourinho said of the current Sunderland manager. "He is a good motivator and can create a good team spirit."
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Two men who suffered head injuries after leaping from a taxi to avoid paying the £10 fare have had their case to sue the driver for negligence thrown out of court for a second time.
Transplant surgeons at Wythenshawe Hospital have begun using a pioneering treatment that can keep a heart beating for up to eight hours after its been removed from a donor's body.Copyright: Getty Images
In traditional heart transplants, the donor organ is cooled in ice - but the new method aims to mimic the human body - by pumping warm, oxygenated blood, through the donated heart.
BBC Radio 5 Live
The last living survivor of a plane crash which killed 24 people when it struck a mist-covered hill on Saddleworth Moor in 1949 has decided to return to the scene for the first time since the tragedy.Copyright: BBC
Professor Stephen Evans was just five years old when the passenger plane crashed on its way to Manchester from Belfast. He and his parents survived, but his brother Roger, aged two, was killed.
Recent publicity around a mystery man who apparently went to Saddleworth Moor to die – initially potentially linked to the plane crash – reawakened his interest in what happened to him as a child.
- A man is arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in a Salford alley more than ten years ago
- A man is seriously injured after his leg became trapped between a tram and a platform
- Transplant surgeons at Wythenshawe Hospital use a pioneering treatment that keeps a heart beating for up to eight hours after it is removed from a donor's body
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died in Salford more than ten years ago.Copyright: Greater Manchester Police
Paul Croft was beaten with a baseball bat in an alley near the Lord Nelson pub in Pendlebury on 24 March 2005.
The 19-year-old died in hospital from head injuries seven days later, weeks before the birth of his twin sons.
Following an investigation by Greater Manchester Police's Cold Case Unit, a 27-year-old man has been arrested and bailed, pending further inquires, police said.
Leading faith and non-faith community members of Bolton took part in an interfaith Peace Prayer Vigil on Wednesday evening to remember the victims of the Nice attack.Copyright: Bolton Council of Mosques
The event, organised by the Bolton Interfaith Council and Swaminarayan Mandir Temple in partnership with the Bolton Council of Mosques, was seen as an opportunity for members of the community to stand together against all forms of hate and violence by celebrating the diversity of Greater Manchester.Copyright: Bolton Council of Mosques
Trafford Council's beginning a consultation over plans to regenerate Stretford town centre.Copyright: BBC
Measures included closing three of four underpasses in the area and reducing the speed limit on the main road.
It is hoped the work could start early next year with the aim of making the area more attractive to residents and businesses.
The family of a girl who was sexually abused by her singing teacher says justice has not been served after he hanged himself the day before he was due to be sentenced.
- A motorcyclist from Standish near Wigan has died in a crash with a lorry in west Lancashire
- A man's been seriously injured after his leg became trapped between a tram and the platform at a Metrolink station in South Manchester
- Transplant surgeons at Wythenshawe Hospital have begun using a treatment which can keep a heart beating for up to eight hours after its been removed from a donor
Dean Holdsworth, who played under Sam Allardyce for four years at Bolton Wanderers, says he's an "exceptional" manager.Copyright: PA
"He's second to none and I'm really excited by the fact that the FA have been, had the courage to appoint him. And I think it's a really interesting period now for England," he added.
Allardyce is set to be confirmed as the new England manager today, succeeding Roy Hodgson, who resigned after England's disappointing Euro 2016 campaign.
A man has suffered a serious leg injury after his leg became trapped between a tram and the platform, dragging him along the platform.Copyright: Google
The incident happened at St Werburgh’s Road Metrolink station in Chorlton in the early hours of this morning, Transport for Greater Manchester said.
An investigation is underway to establish what happened.
Championship winners Leigh Centurions have signed St Helens utility back Matty Dawson for a five-figure transfer fee on a two-and-a-half-year deal.Copyright: Rex Features
The 25-year-old joined Saints from Huddersfield Giants in 2013 and was contracted until the end of 2017.
Former Castleford back Dawson, who operates mainly at winger or centre, scored 16 times in 70 outings.
The Bolton News
A crowbar-wielding father smashed up a neighbour's home and attacked people who tried to intervene in a "minute or so of madness", a court heard.
It will be mostly dry and bright, with sunny spells for most, but there will also be a few showers during the afternoon.
It is set to feel fresher, but still pleasantly warm in the sunshine, with light winds.
Bolton's Queen's Park has been awarded a Green Flag after a £5m restoration.Copyright: Bolton Council
The money has been used to dredge the lakes, repair walls and a fountain and create a new café and play area, as well as refurbishing the tennis court and games area.
Judges for the scheme, which recognises the best green spaces across the country, praised the park as a "very lovely site that has been tastefully restored to its former glory."