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  1. Updates from Monday 1 August
  2. News, sport, weather and travel will return from 08:00 on Tuesday

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates from 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 from across the region.  

  2. Weather: Turning drier overnight

    BBC Weather

    Rain is likely to continue through the evening, although it will ease off overnight to leave most places dry but rather cloudy.  

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    Video caption: Weather forecast for Monday 1 August

    Skies will stay cloudy tomorrow with the odd spot of rain possible, especially during the afternoon when it is likely to persist for longer.  

  3. Travel: Accident closes lane on M67

    BBC Travel

    One lane is closed and there is slow traffic on the M67 in both directions between J1, A6017 (Denton) and M60 J24, Denton Island, because of an accident involving a van, recovery work and an oil spillage.

    More from BBC Travel

  4. Coming up: Student's hate crime death

    Annabel Tiffin

    Presenter, BBC North West Tonight

    On North West Tonight, more on how a mother hopes her son's killer gets the psychiatric help he needs as he is jailed for life for the University of Salford student's murder.   

    Lee Arnold

    And a 12-year-old boy is among four charged with murder in Ashton-under-Lyne. 

    Join us on BBC One at 18:30.

  5. Mental health charity launched for emergency services

    A charity which aims to help those in the emergency services who have mental health issues has been launched in Trafford.


    Former soldier and fireman Andy Graham, who developed post traumatic stress disorder after some of the incidents he had to deal with, has founded the new charity and said those in the emergency services have been overlooked until now.

  6. Slim bins scheme begins in Manchester to boost recycling

    The roll out of new slimmer bins for people in Manchester has begun.


    The capacity of general waste bins is reducing from 240 to 140 litres.

    There has been a surge in requests over the last few weeks for extra or bigger recycling bins, the council said.

  7. What's the point of testimonials?

    Duncan Leatherdale

    BBC News Online

    With Wayne Rooney about to get a testimonial, I took a look at why the tradition - which was to raise money for retiring footballers - continues in the modern game?

    What's the point of testimonials?

    Wayne Rooney

    As Wayne Rooney prepares for his testimonial, why do modern-day footballers still need these games?

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  8. Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    •  A 37-year-old man who murdered a University of Salford student is sentenced to life in prison
  9. Appeal to trace wanted man from Manchester

    Police are appealing for help to trace a wanted man from Manchester.

    Joe Lee Hayman

    Joe Lee Hayman, 24, is wanted for failing to appear at court for common assault. 

    He is originally from the Haslingden area of Lancashire but has connections to Manchester and Salford.

  10. Steven Woolfe speaks of his 'computer says no' moment

    Manchester-born MEP Steven Woolfe, who was regarded as the frontrunner to succeed Nigel Farage as UKIP leader, has spoken of his "computer says no" moment while trying to submit his leadership bid.

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  11. City go further than United in pre-season - in terms of travel

    BBC Sport

    BBC Sport have taken a look at how far each side has traveled for their pre-season fixtures - Manchester City went a total of 12,071 miles, while Manchester United journeyed 11,442 miles.

    How did your team perform in pre-season?

    Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing, China

    After Premier League teams clocked up more than 170,000 miles this pre-season, check how they got on with our full list of results.

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  12. Boys remanded over attack outside Ashton-under-Lyne McDonald's

    A 12-year-old boy blew a kiss at his mother in court after he was charged with murdering a man who was injured outside a McDonald's restaurant in Ashton-under-Lyne.

    McDonald's scene

    The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been remanded into local authority accommodation. A bail hearing will be held for him on Wednesday.   

    Three others, also accused of killing Bradley Moore, who was in his 40s, have been remanded into youth detention. 

  13. 'I blame the system' - mother of murder victim William Lound

    The mother of William Lound has told his killer she doesn't blame him - she blames "the system which allowed it to happen".

    William and Gigi Lound

    Maureen Lound from Birkdale, Southport, was speaking after Lee Arnold was jailed for a minimum of 23 years for stabbing her son to death in a transphobic attack in Salford.

    "Arnold is a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic with a history of violence," she said. "He should not have been roaming the streets of Greater Manchester without supervision."

    She added that her daughter Gini took her own life "almost certainly as a result of Arnold's crime".

    The judge at Minshull Street Crown Court said he hopes the authorities will carefully consider criticism of the mental health care Arnold received.

  14. Transphobic murder was 'brutal and premeditated', says judge

    Dave Guest

    Chief reporter, BBC North West Tonight

    The judge who jailed Lee Arnold for life for the transphobic hate killing of student William Lound described it as a "brutal, premeditated, sustained attack".

    William Lound

    Mr Lound, 30, from Birkdale, Southport, was stabbed to death by 37-year-old Arnold in Salford in February, "because of his sexual orientation", the judge at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court said.

    His killer, who had been diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, was told he will serve a minimum tariff of 23 years and four months before he is eligible for parole.

  15. BreakingTransphobic student killer jailed for life

    A 37-year-old man who killed Salford student William Lound in a "brutal and premeditated" transphobic attack has been jailed for life.

    Lee Arnold will serve a minimum tariff of 23 years and four months before he is eligible for parole, Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court heard.

    More to follow.

  16. UKIP MEP misses leadership deadline

    Manchester-born MEP Steven Woolfe, seen as the frontrunner to succeed Nigel Farage as UKIP leader, has missed the deadline for submitting his nomination.

    Steven Woolfe
  17. Mother of fatal stabbing victim doesn't blame his killer

    Dave Guest

    Chief Reporter, North West Tonight

    A grieving mother has told a court she doesn't blame the man who stabbed her 30-year-old son to death in a suspected transphobic hate killing in Salford.

    William Lound

    Maureen Lound, from Birkdale, Southport, said she "blamed the system" that allowed her son William Lound to be attacked by a seriously disturbed individual. 

    His killer Lee Arnold, 37, had been placed into the community even though he told doctors he couldn't cope.

    Mr Arnold is due to be sentenced later after previously admitting murder at an earlier hearing.

  18. Manchester couple are island's first same-sex wedding

    A couple from Manchester have become the first to take part in a same-sex wedding eld in Ramsey on the Isle of Man after new laws were passed.

    Luke Carine and Zac Tomlinson

    First Manx same-sex wedding held

    Luke Carine and Zac Tomlinson

    The Isle of Man's first same-sex wedding ceremony takes place following the passing of new laws.

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