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  1. More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Monday

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Manchester and east Cheshire have finished for the day, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across the region.

  2. Weather: Showers dying out

    Any lingering showers dying out this evening to leave a dry night with plenty of clear spells and light winds.

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    Video caption: A mixed afternoon with sunshine and showers

    Some patchy cloud developing through the early hours, mainly towards the coast. Mild temperatures.

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  3. World's first graphene car unveiled in Manchester

    The world's first car made with graphene in its bodywork has been unveiled in Manchester.

    Graphene Car

    The BAC Mono spearheads an exhibition to highlight the future technology of graphene, which is 200 times stronger than steel.

    It was developed by scientists at the University of Manchester in 2004 who won the Nobel Prize for it.  

  4. Rugby League: Will Warrington finish at the Super League summit?

    BBC Sport

    Three teams can finish Super League's regular season on top of the table - but will it be Warrington, Hull FC, or Wigan?

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    Video caption: Who will finish at Super League's summit?
  5. Photographs by Buzzcocks drummer exhibited

    A former punk musician is exhibiting his photographs documenting abandoned Western Isles croft houses as part of a celebration of Scottish architecture.

    Bedroom and Chapel

    John Maher was the drummer in 1970s Bolton band Buzzcocks, whose hits included Ever Fallen In Love.  

    Punk's croft photographs exhibited

    Bedroom and Chapel

    A former punk musician is exhibiting his photographs documenting abandoned Western Isles croft houses as part of a celebration of Scottish architecture.

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  6. Cricket: Test match fever at Old Trafford

    England and Pakistan fans look ahead to a crunch clash.

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    Video caption: England and Pakistan fans speak about the Test match
  7. Football: Big Sam 'honoured' to be England boss

    BBC Sport

    Sam Allardyce has officially been appointed England manager.

    Sam Allardyce

    The 61-year-old signed an initial two-year deal after compensation was agreed with Sunderland, whom he steered to Premier League safety last season.

    Allardyce, whose first game in charge will be a friendly at Wembley on 1 September against as yet unnamed opponents, said he was "honoured".

  8. Headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    • A man is fined £90 after he was caught on camera kicking the poppy wreaths laid on the cenotaph in Manchester city centre
    • The funeral takes place for Oldham Athletic legend and former City manager Jimmy Frizzell
  9. Man who kicked cenotaph wreaths fined

    A man has been fined £90 after he was caught on camera doing a running kick at wreaths laid on a cenotaph in Manchester.

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    Video caption: A man caught on camera kicking wreaths

    The 31-year-old was arrested for a public order offence following the incident in St Peter's Square at 01:00 on Wednesday.

  10. Man wanted over drugs supply and assaults

    A man is wanted by police in connection with two assaults and supplying class B drugs.

    Gavin Handford

    Gavin Handford, 28, has links to Ashton, Oldham and Gorton.

    Anyone who has any information about his whereabouts, is urged to call police or Crimestoppers.

  11. Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    • England built up a first innings lead of more than 180/1 in the second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford
  12. Weather: Sunny spells with a chance of showers

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It's warm again today but there may be outbreaks of showery rain later, possibly turning thundery over the Pennines.

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    Video caption: A mixed afternoon with sunshine and showers
  13. Second arrest after boy takes 'ecstasy' in Timperley

    A second teenager has been arrested after a 13-year-old boy was left in a critical condition after taking a drug, believed to be ecstasy.

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    The boy was taken to hospital after falling ill at Timperley Metrolink station in Trafford, Greater Manchester, on 9 July.

    A 16-year-old boy from the Trafford area was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of supplying class A drugs and has been released on bail, Greater Manchester Police said,

    A 15-year-old boy, also from Trafford, was previously arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs and perverting the course of justice and was also bailed.

    The victim remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

  14. Cricket: England make strong start at Old Trafford

    BBC Sport

    England have built up a steady lead of 113/1 in the second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford.

    Old Trafford

    Pundit and former Pakistan capatain Ramiz Raja said: "Pakistan have been below par as far as chirp and energy in the field is concerned. 

    "They're flat. On a flat pitch, you need more encouragement."

  15. Cannabis farm plant pots donated to village gardening club

    Plant pots confiscated from a cannabis farm in Oldham have been donated to a community gardening club in Greenfield, Greater Manchester Police have said.

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