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  1. Updates from Friday 12 August
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Live updates from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire have finished for the day, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

Thanks for joining us and have a fantastic weekend.

Weather: Rain clearing over the weekend

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC Weather

A final look at the weather now....

There's more rain on the way and Saturday's looking grey, but things should improve as we get into the start of next week.

Weather forecast for Friday 12 August

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Football: What impact will Guardiola, Mourinho & Conte have?

BBC Sport

Seven Premier League clubs will start the season with new managers, four of whom have no experience of English football.

Superstar managers set to do battle

Football: Man City boss Guardiola out to prove himself

BBC Sport

Manchester City's Pep Guardiola says he has taken on the job for "another test" and he will try to prove himself in the Premier League.

Man City boss Guardiola out to prove himself in the premier league

Two held on suspicion of attempted murder after shooting

A further two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was shot in Manchester.

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A 27-year-old man was found by police with gunshot wounds to his leg and abdomen at a takeaway on Rochdale Road, Harpurhey on 7 August.

He underwent surgery and is now in a stable condition.  

Two men, aged 21 and 26, both from Harpurhey were arrested earlier and remain in custody, Greater Manchester Police said.

A further two men - a 27-year-old man from Longsight and a 22-year-old man from Harpurhey - were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on Sunday and Thursday respectively.

Both have been bailed pending further inquiries.

Greater Manchester Police Federation remember officers shot dead on duty

Greater Manchester Police Federation pay tribute to three unarmed police officers who were shot dead on duty 50 years ago.

They were killed after spotting an armed robbery near Wormwood Scrubs, in west London, on 12 August 1966.

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Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Armed police storm into the wrong house during raids following three shootings in Manchester, prompting officers to apologise to a mother and her son
  • Man United record signing Paul Pogba is suspended for the season's opening game against Bournemouth

Arrest over Wigan attack

A man has been arrested after a man was knocked unconscious in Wigan.


A 28-year-old man was hit on the back of his head after being approached by a group of men in Wallgate after a night out on 30 July.

He suffered serious head and facial injuries.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and violent disorder. He has been released on bail until 11 November.

Football: Man Utd winger Januzaj joins Sunderland on season-long loan deal

BBC Sport

Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj has joined fellow Premier League side Sunderland on a season-long loan.

Adnan Januzaj
Rex Features

The move reunites the 21-year-old with former boss David Moyes, as well as ex team-mates Donald Love and Paddy McNair who joined for a combined £5.5m fee this week.

Belgium international Januzaj had asked to leave Old Trafford on a permanent transfer but United preferred a loan.

Board game cafe bar to move into Oldham's Old Town Hall

Manchester Evening News

 A "chic" cafe bar with board games, newspapers and free book swapping is the latest tenant confirmed for Oldham’s Old Town Hall.

Ashton house blast: Family friends start fundraising

Family and friends of those affected by the fire and explosion at a house in Ashton-under-Lyne are rallying around the victims.


The Wilson family were forced to jump out of upstairs windows as the blaze raged - and John Wilson, 63, later died of his injuries in hospital. 

A Just Giving crowd funding page has now been set up by friends of the family.

Travel: Queuing traffic on M6 southbound

BBC Travel

There is queuing traffic on the M6 southbound at junction 20 due to an accident. All lanes have now been re-opened.  

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Brew Monday for New Order

Manchester music legends New Order are launching their own beer.

New Order

The real ale - called Stray Dog after one of their songs - was created at Moorhouse Brewery in Burnley, Lancashire.

The new brew will be available from Monday 29 August.

Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Armed police storm into the wrong house during raids following three shootings in Manchester, prompting officers to apologise to a mother and her son
  • The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is rated inadequate amid "serious concerns" over patient safety

Reward offered as super-glue rampage continues

Rochdale Online

Rochdale Boroughwide Housing is offering a reward for help catching those responsible for super-gluing doors in Heywood.

Oldham GP surgery in special measures

A GP surgery in Oldham has been placed in special measures after being rated inadequate by a health watchdog.

Greenbank Medical Practice at Barley Clough Medical Centre

The Care Quality Commission found some of the staff at Greenbank Surgery, including GP partners, did not know how to report incidents or concerns.

Inspectors also found appropriate recruitment checks had not been undertaken before staff members started work at the surgery.

NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group is yet to comment. 

Weather: Bright spells but rain later

BBC Weather

Bright spells continue for a time before cloud thickens and rain arrives.

North West weather forecast for Friday 12 August

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From Warrington to the world: Food parcels project begins

More than 600 volunteers in Warrington are making food parcels that include rice, soy and lentils to be sent to 70 of the poorest countries around the world.


The Warrington Rotary Club has teamed up with Stop Hunger Now and plan to make 100,000 meal parcels over the weekend.

Building collapses in Oldham

Fire crews have been dealing with a collapsed building in Oldham. 

King St

The property on King Street is empty but surrounding buildings are being evacuated. 

Crews got the call at about 11:30. 

Man stabbed in neck in Levenshulme

A man has been stabbed in the neck in Levenshulme.


The man, in his 30s, was found injured at the junction of Matthews Lane and Lonsdale Road at about 06:00.

He was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Paul Pogba to miss Manchester United's season-opener

BBC Sport

Manchester United's world-record signing Paul Pogba is suspended for the club's opening Premier League game against Bournemouth on Sunday.

Paul Pogba
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The suspension, revealed by the Football Association, relates to a ban incurred while at former club Juventus.

"He was booked twice in last season's Coppa Italia final, which results in a one-game ban," said the FA. "This has been transferred to England."

Police apologise after armed officers raid wrong home

Greater Manchester Police has apologised after armed officers raided the wrong house in an operation following two shootings in Manchester - giving the residents quite a surprise.

Greater Manchester Police apologise after armed officers raid the wrong house

Ch Insp Mark Dexter, of GMP said officers were following up intelligence about two houses in the Clayton area of the city. 

"When officers entered one address it was discovered to be unconnected to the investigation and officers have apologised to the occupants and will ensure any damage to the property is repaired," he said.

Travel: Vehicle fire closes lane on M60

BBC Travel

One lane is closed on the M60 clockwise between junction 19 and 20 due to a vehicle fire. Traffic is queuing.  

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Rio 2016: Cycling gold for Bolton's Jason Kenny

BBC Sport

Great Britain won a fourth gold medal in Rio when the men's cycling sprint team retained their title.

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Great Britain's Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner with their gold medals

Jason Kenny, from Bolton, Manchester-based Philip Hindes and Callum Skinner defeated New Zealand to move GB up to eighth in the medal table.  

Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • New management in charge of Pennine Acute NHS Trust is reassuring patients they will be safe after an inspection report raised serious concerns about staffing and management
  • The Yorkshire Ripper - who murdered women in Yorkshire and Greater Manchester - is expected to be transferred from Broadmoor secure hospital to a prison within the next few weeks
  • A man is charged with dangerous driving after an suspected hit-and-run in Bolton

Salford Royal boss brought in to improve 'inadequate' NHS trust

The chief executive of Salford Royal hospital has been brought in to the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust in a bid to improve standards.


Inspectors raised serious concerns about Pennine Acute Trust, which runs four hospitals - North Manchester General, Fairfield in Bury, Royal Oldham and Rochdale Infirmary - and rated it as inadequate.

The inspection report blamed poor management and a shortage of staffing and said patient safety was at risk.

Part of the issue has been that people have tolerated standards they shouldn't have done. Partly because they were reporting them but weren't listened to.

Sir David DaltonChief Executive of Salford Royal

Vandals target nursery in Oldham

Oldham Evening Chronicle

Vandals have destroyed a play area which only opened two months ago in the latest of a string of attacks on a nursery.

Yorkshire Ripper 'to move back to prison'

The Yorkshire Ripper - who murdered women in Yorkshire and Greater Manchester -  is expected to move out of Broadmoor psychiatric hospital and into a prison after medical experts ruled him mentally fit, the BBC understands.

Peter Sutcliffe
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A health tribunal has found Peter Sutcliffe no longer needs any treatment for any mental disorder.

In 1981 he was convicted of 13 murders and seven attempted murders and given 20 life sentences.

Moving Sutcliffe would need to be approved by the Ministry of Justice.

Man charged over suspected hit-and-run

A man has been charged with dangerous driving after a suspected hit-and-run in Bolton.

Tonge Moor Road

A 25-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a car in Tonge Moor Road at about 08:50 on Tuesday.

A 34-year-old man has also been charged with failing to stop and driving without insurance and is due to appear at Bolton Crown Court on 7 September.

Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Pennine Acute NHS Trust is reassuring patients they will be safe after an inspection report raised serious concerns about staffing and management
  • A GP surgery in Oldham is placed in special measures after being rated inadequate
  •  A man is charged with dangerous driving after an suspected hit-and-run in Bolton

Roads closed after woman knocked down in Little Hulton

Salford Online

A woman in her 60s suffered a head injury in a rush-hour accident in Little Hulton this morning.

Pep and Jose together again


BBC Radio Manchester

Pep and Jose as you've never seen them before...the world needs to see this. ‪#‎PepandJose‬

Pep and Jose

Two jailed for homeless man's murder

Two men have been jailed for life after murdering a fellow rough sleeper who they beat before setting him on fire in his tent.

Adam Acton and Luke Benson
Greater Manchester Police

The body of Daniel Smith, 23, was discovered by firefighters in a homeless camp under a railway bridge in Irwell Street, Salford, on 20 January.

Adam Acton, 24, and Luke Benson, 25, attacked Mr Smith after he accidentally "urinated on bedding within the camp", the Crown Prosecution Service said.

At Manchester Crown Court Benson was ordered to serve a minimum jail term of 20 years and 165 days and Acton was given a minimum of 21 years and 166 days.

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust 'inadequate' on safety

One of the largest hospital trusts in England has been rated inadequate amid "serious concerns" over patient safety.

North Manchester General Hospital and Royal Oldham Hospital have been rated as inadequate
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An inspection found risks were "not escalated in a timely way, if at all" at the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust which runs four hospitals in the north east area of Greater Manchester.

The Care Quality Commission watchdog stopped short of putting it in special measures following the appointment of a new leadership team.

A trust spokesman said "immediate actions" were being taken.

Travel: Road remains closed as building at blast site remains unsafe

BBC Travel

Curzon Road in Ashton-Under-Lyne is closed in both directions between Whiteacre Road and Clinton Street, because of an unsafe building following a suspected gas blast on Tuesday.

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Headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • More than 600 volunteers at Warringotn Rotary Club are making meals parcels to send to 70 of the world's poorest countries

Travel: Traffic lights out

BBC Travel

Traffic lights are out on Oldham Way in Oldham and also in Kingsway in Burnage. Approach these areas with care.

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Weather: Mild with sunny spells

BBC Weather

Another fairly mild start to a mostly dry day with some good spells of sunshine.

North West weather forecast for Friday 12 August

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