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

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  1. Our 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 Wednesday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across the region.

  2. Weather: Outbreaks of rain and hill fog

    BBC Weather

    Outbreaks of rain, accompanied by hill fog, are expected for much of the night with some heavy bursts possible.

    BBC Weather forecast Manchester

    The rain will move away from northern parts of the region before dawn, with clear spells following.

    More from BBC Weather 

  3. Wythenshawe pub short listed for two Great British Pub Awards

    A pub in Wythenshawe has been nominated in two categories in the Great British Pub Awards.

    Firbank, Newall Green

    The Firbank Pub & Kitchen in Newall Green has been shortlisted as one of six national finalists in the best community and best partnership category in the 2016 awards.

    Winners will be announced on 5 October.

  4. Rugby Union: Sale Sharks full-back signs new three-year contract

    BBC Sport

    Sale Sharks full-back Mike Haley has signed a new three-year deal with the Premiership side.

    Mike Haley

    The 22-year-old is a product of the Sale academy and his form last season saw him play for England Saxons in South Africa this summer.

  5. Football: Jake Buxton joins Wigan Athletic from Derby County

    BBC Sport

    Wigan Athletic have signed defender Jake Buxton from Derby for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.

    Jake Buxton

    The 31-year-old former Mansfield trainee spent seven years with Derby, scoring 13 goals in 159 appearances.

  6. Latest headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    • A man is in hospital after being attacked this morning with an axe in Heaton Chapel
    • Manchester City Council is cracking down on "cowboy" firms that park vehicles in pub car parks or in the street when they have offered "secure" meet and greet airport parking to customers
    • A woman who died after a crash with a bus in Salford is named
  7. Public inquiry into police shooting will be 'open and fearless'

    A public inquiry into the death of an unarmed man who was shot by police will be "open and fearless", a court has heard.

    Anthony Grainger

    Anthony Grainger, 36, from Bolton, was shot in the chest during a Greater Manchester Police operation in Culceth, Cheshire in 2012.

    Judge Thomas Teague QC said the inquiry would look at the police operation, the decision to send armed officers and any failures in gathering intelligence.

    It will begin on 16 January next year, Liverpool Crown Court heard.

  8. Man seriously injured in axe attack in Stockport

    A man has suffered serious head injuries after being attacked with an axe in Stockport, said police.

    He has been left in a serious but stable condition in hospital after he was injured in Nelstrop Walk, Heaton Chapel at about 05:00.

    A 41-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of assault.

  9. Latest headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    • A man is in hospital after being attacked with an axe in Heaton Chapel
    • Manchester City Council is cracking down on "cowboy" firms that park vehicles in pub car parks or in the street when they have offered "secure" meet and greet airport parking to customers
    • A woman who died after a crash with a bus in Salford is named
  10. Biomedical centre's £60m expansion will create 750 jobs

    A £60m expansion of Manchester's biomedical centre of excellence Citylabs has been announced.

    Citylabs on Nelson Street and Oxford Road, Manchester

    The aim is to provide laboratory space where pharmaceutical companies can create new drugs in collaboration with scientists, NHS and academics from the University of Manchester.    

    The Oxford Road development which is a joint venture between Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP) and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  is expected to create 750 new jobs.

  11. Travel: Altrincham tram line back to normal

    BBC Travel

    Metrolink said services on the Altrincham line are now running normally. 

    There had been disruption earlier due to points failure.

  12. Woman, 76, killed in Salford bus collision is named

    A woman who died after being hit by a bus in Salford has been identified as 76-year-old Maureen Bradshaw.

    East Lancashire Road

    The collision happened in East Lancashire Road on the evening of 20 July.

    Ms Bradshaw, from Swinton, was taken to hospital where she later died.

  13. Leigh murder inquiry: Third person held released on bail

    Wigan Today

    Wigan Today

    A man arrested on suspicion of murder following the unexplained death of a 46-year-old has been released on bail until 12 September.

  14. Police admit hacking phone of sacked officer's ex-partner

    The ex-partner of a senior officer sacked by Greater Manchester Police for gross misconduct has been told her phone was hacked by detectives.

    Ch Insp John Buttress

    Ch Insp John Buttress was found to have breached professional standards over his mortgage at a private police disciplinary hearing in September 2015.

    He was later cleared by a jury but was dismissed by an independent panel. Police apologised for accessing his ex-partner Nicola O'Connor's voicemail.

  15. Latest headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    • A fresh appeal is launched a year after a criminal once branded "Mr Big" was killed in a shooting in Salford
    • Manchester City Council is cracking down on firms that leave cars outside pubs when they have offered "secure" meet and greet airport parking
    • A mother and her two young daughters reported missing in Oldham for ten days are found safe and well