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Summary

  1. Updates on Friday 19 August
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates return from 08:00 on Monday

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

    Before we go, we will leave you with the happy news that Stockport's Blossoms have fended off the competition and stayed on top of the album charts with their self-titled debut.

    The indie rockers went straight to number one last week and retained their position despite stiff competition from veteran prog-rockers ELO.

    Blossoms
  2. Weather: Showers and winds spreading later

    BBC Weather

    Largely dry for most through this evening, but showers and strengthening winds will arrive in western areas towards midnight, before spreading to all parts later in the night. 

    Some of the showers will be heavy with a risk of thunder.  

    Weather forecast
  3. Senior officer Lee Bruckshaw condemns GMP over £500k investigation

    A senior police officer has criticised his own force and chief constable following a 15-month, £500,000 probe into claims he perverted the course of justice.

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    Video caption: Greater Manchester Police criticised for wasting public money investigating an officer

    Ch Supt Lee Bruckshaw was accused of trying to intervene in the case of a Greater Manchester Police (GMP) sergeant accused of shoplifting.

    He eventually received "management advice" after a charge of perverting the course of justice was dropped. 

    GMP said its inquiry "took too long".

  4. Pep and Jose 'back together again'

    BBC Radio Manchester have shared another episode of their humorous look at the managers of City and United - Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho.

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    Video caption: Episode 2 of Pep and Jose
  5. Theresa May backs Osborne's 'Northern Powerhouse'

    Theresa May has vowed to press ahead with George Osborne's "Northern Powerhouse" despite having fired him as chancellor.

    Theresa May

    In a Yorkshire Post article, the prime minister promised to "help the great cities and towns of the North pool their strengths and take on the world".

  6. Headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  7. Olympic victory parade: Manchester in talks to host event

    Manchester City Council says it is in talks about hosting a parade to celebrate the achievements of Team GB at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

    London Olympics parade

    The council said it was in discussions with the government and British Olympic Committee about hosting the event.

    Earlier, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said he was "keen" for a homecoming event to take place in the capital.

    Manchester is home to several medal winners, including Team GB cyclists and Taekwondo gold medallist Jade Jones.

  8. Joe Hart: Man City goalkeeper can leave - Pep Guardiola

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said goalkeeper Joe Hart can leave the Premier League club if he asks to.

    Manchester City goalkeepers

    England international Hart, 29, is considering a move after being dropped, with Everton and Sevilla interested.

    "I don't want players to stay if they don't want," Guardiola said. "If they want to stay, stay and we will fight together."

    Hart favours a loan move with less than two weeks of the transfer window left so he can assess his options.

  9. Police hunt bogus roofers after several scams

    Bogus roofers have stolen thousands of pounds in a series of scams in Trafford, Salford and Bury which started on Monday.

    Greater Manchester Police said on Monday a man in his 70s in Clarendon Road, Swinton, was conned out of £10,000 by a caller claiming his roof needed repairing.

    Next day, the fake roofers caused £6,000 worth of damage after ripping tiles off a house in Leconfield Road, Winton, claiming it needed repairs.

    GMP are also linking these incidents to a distraction burglary in Manchester Old Road, Bury, later that day when two men stole cash from a house after claiming the gutters needed clearing.

  10. Sarah Harding still 'struggling' with The Jump knee injury

    Former Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding is still "struggling" with a knee injury she suffered while taking part in Channel 4's The Jump in February.

    Sarah Harding

    The singer, who grew up in Stockport, was one of several contestants hurt during the show.

    Nearly six months on from suffering a ruptured ligament, she said she still has "another month of physio" to go.

  11. Accident closes lane on M60

    BBC Travel

    One lane is closed and there is queuing traffic clockwise on the M60 at Junction 5 due to an accident. 

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  12. Headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  13. Rio Olympics 2016: Gold win 'could boost GB hockey'

    BBC Sport

    Great Britain's women can reinvigorate hockey at home if they emulate the 1988 men's side by winning Olympic gold, captain Kate Richardson-Walsh believes.

    Kate Richardson-Walsh

    Her team face the Netherlands in the final later looking to follow Sean Kerly's side, the champions in Seoul.

    "You saw what happened to hockey in the country after that - it really picked up," said the Manchesrter-born player, part of a team who won bronze at London 2012.

  14. Silver heirloom returned to mill museum

    A silver pocket watch given to a mill worker for 50 years of dedicated service has been returned to Quarry Bank Mill after more than a century.

    John Burgess watch

    The watch - made by Robert Milne of Manchester - was handed down through the generations of John Burgess' family, who have now decided to return it to his old workplace. 

    John Burgess

    Mr Burgess (pictured on far left front row) worked his way up from cotton weaver to overlooker, one of the Styal mill's most important jobs.

    Quote Message: He lived in Styal village all his life and his descendants still live there. We are very grateful to them for donating this watch to the National Trust and hope it will allow us to tell John's story to the public from Ally Tsilika Archivist, Quarry Bank Mill
    Ally TsilikaArchivist, Quarry Bank Mill
  15. FA Cup: From the Nou Camp to clearing fish off the pitch

    BBC Sport

    When former Manchester United midfielder Jonathan Greening collected his Champions League winner's medal at the Nou Camp in 1999, little did he know that 17 years later he would be in his wellington boots clearing fish from Tadcaster Albion's flooded pitch.

    Jonathan Greening

    The Brewers midfielder, an unused substitute when United beat Bayern Munich in the most dramatic of circumstances in Spain, sprang into action when the Yorkshire town was ravaged by floods and his latest club suffered more than £300,000 worth of damage at the start of the year.

    The side entertain Northern Premier League Division One North rivals Scarborough Athletic in one of 160 FA Cup preliminary round ties this weekend.

  16. Weather: Cloudy and rainy afternoon

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    A cloudy start is expected this afternoon, with rain which could be persistent with some heavy bursts likely.

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    Video caption: Weather forecast for Friday 19 August

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  17. Dame Sarah Storey discusses Paralympic audiences

    Victoria Derbyshire

    Dame Sarah Storey has been discussing audiences at the upcoming Paralympics - both those in the stadia and at home watching on TV.

    She said that if the crowds do not turn up, that is no excuse for the athletes to underperform.

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    The Eccles-born cyclist also said that it was "disappointing" that only 13 of the 22 Paralympic events would be televised, but said that was something that "unfortunately" athletes had become "a little bit used to" that sort of situation.

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  18. Senior officer Lee Bruckshaw condemns GMP over £500k investigation

    A senior police officer has criticised his own force and chief constable following a 15-month, £500,000 probe into claims he perverted the course of justice.

    Ch Supt Lee Bruckshaw

    Ch Supt Lee Bruckshaw was accused of trying to intervene in the case of a Greater Manchester Police (GMP) sergeant accused of shoplifting.

    He eventually received "management advice" after a charge of perverting the course of justice was dropped.

    GMP said its inquiry "took too long".