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  1. Updates from Tuesday 9 August
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday 10 August

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

  2. Weather: Late sunshine and showers on the way

    A final look at the forecast now, and there should be some late sunny intervals during the evening but also a few showers. 

    BBC Weather forecast

    Overnight isolated showers will continue, although most places will become dry. It will become chilly during the night in rural areas.   

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  3. Firefighters to remain at blast site overnight

    Firefighters will remain at the scene of an explosion in Ashton-under-Lyne throughout the night, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service has said.

    Destruction caused by blast

    Crews have been dealing with the aftermath of the blast which injured ten people. 

    The service said an investigation into the cause of the incident is continuing.

  4. Boy, 10, seriously injured as car mounts the pavement in crash

    A ten-year-old boy is seriously ill in hospital after a car involved in a collision with another vehicle mounted the pavement and hit him in Falinge, Rochdale.

    High Street Red Cross Street

    It happened when a Toyota Yaris travelling along High Street collided with a Peugeot, which was on Red Cross Street heading to St Marys Gate at 19:15 last night.   

    Police said the boy suffered multiple injuries and is in a serious but stable condition in hospital. 

    The drivers of the two cars were not injured, said police.

  5. Former GMP special constable jailed over child sex

    A former special constable who groomed and engaged in sexual activity with a child has been jailed for five years.  

    America Luke Richardson

    America Luke Richardson sent about 4,000 messages to a 14-year-old girl from Essex and met her in a hotel, Greater Manchester Police said.

    The 22-year-old had previously been dismissed by the force after he stole uniform and visited schools without authorisation.

    Richardson, of Salford, was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court.

  6. Ashton-under-Lyne blast: Neighbour used mattress to help save woman

    A woman living near a house that was devastated by an explosion in Ashton-under-Lyne has told the BBC her brother put a mattress down to help a woman escape from the property.

    Aerial view of the damage caused by an explosion

    Emma Cooney said he dragged the mattress for her friend, who was on the roof, to jump on to.

    She said a lot of other people also helped, but her brother had helped save her.

    Firefighters confirmed a mattress was used to help one of the casualties get out.  

  7. Headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  8. Police and fire service probe cause of the Ashton-under-Lyne explosion

    Dave Guest

    Chief reporter, BBC North West Tonight

    Here's more on the blast at a house in Ashton-under-Lyne, in which at least ten people have been injured.

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    Video caption: Ashton-Under-Lyne explosion

    Emergency services say an investigation is under way into the cause of the explosion.

  9. Man arrested over Crumpsall shooting

    A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting on Crescent Road, Crumpsall last night.

    Crescent Road, Crumpsall

    Police said the 20-year-old was being held on suspicion of possession of a firearm. 

    Two shotguns and a pistol were seized, Greater Manchester Police said.

    The force said it was too early to say if it was linked to two other recent shootings in Harpurhey - one on Sunday and the other at 22:30 last night - but said an investigation was underway.

  10. Rio Ferdinand: Pogba worth world-record fee

    BBC Sport

    New Manchester United midfielder has the "personality to handle" his £89m transfer fee, says former team-mate Rio Ferdinand.

    Paul Pogba

    France midfielder Pogba, 23, has returned to Old Trafford for £89m.

    "Paul is a huge talent and someone with the personality to handle that price tag," Ferdinand told BBC Sport.

  11. Community pulls together after Ashton-under-Lyne house explosion

    The community in Ashton-under-Lyne where an explosion injured at least ten people is pulling together.

    A crowdfunding page has been set up to raise money for the family whose home collapsed in the blast in Curzon Road and the nearby church has opened its doors to provide refreshments to those affected.

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  12. Man City sign Stones for £47.5m

    BBC Sport

    Manchester City sign John Stones from Everton for £47.5m, making him the second most expensive defender in history.

    John Stones

    The 22-year-old England international has signed a six-year deal and is City boss Pep Guardiola's eighth signing.

    Stones was earlier named in City's official Champions League squad, published on the Uefa website before the transfer was confirmed.

  13. Fire service to remain at Ashton-under-Lyne house blast site

    The fire service is expected to remain at the scene of the house destroyed by a suspected gas explosion.

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  14. Bury swimmer narrowly misses out on Olympic medal

    World champion James Guy from Bury narrowly missed out on an Olympic medal in the men's 200 metres freestyle.

    James Guy

    He placed fourth and was just 0.26 seconds outside a bronze in the race in Rio which was won by China's Sun Yang. 

    The 20-year-old turned in third place at halfway but was unable to hold on to a podium spot.

    Guy won gold in the 200m freestyle at last year's World Championships in Kazan.

  15. Football: Why have Man City paid £47.5m for Stones?

    BBC Sport

    England centre-back John Stones becomes the second most expensive defender in history. Is he worth the money Manchester City have paid?

    John Stones

    Four summers ago John Stones was targeting a regular place in Barnsley's first team - now the England centre-back has become the second most expensive defender in history.

    Manchester City have paid a fee of £47.5m to sign the 22-year-old from Premier League rivals Everton.

    Is he worth it?

  16. Analysis: Burnham in 'poll position' to become Greater Manchester mayor

    Kevin Fitzpatrick

    BBC Radio Manchester journalist

    You could argue that Andy Burnham has just won the real battle to become the first mayor of Greater Manchester.

    Andy Burnham

    Now he's won the selection as Labour's candidate, the Leigh MP is in poll position to come top in next May's mayoral election as well.

    Despite the turmoil at the top of the Labour party and the apparent growth in support for UKIP, Greater Manchester is still an area dominated by the red rose.

    Nine of the area's 10 councils are run by Labour. So you get an idea of the challenge facing the other parties and any independents who decide to stand.

    Those other parties have yet to announce when they will choose their candidate, let alone who it will be. That means Mr Burnham has another advantage - a head start in shaping his vision for how he would lead Greater Manchester as mayor.