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Summary

  1. Man held on suspicion of assaulting a baby in Manchester supermarket
  2. Longer GP surgery hours 'relieves pressure' at A&E department but 'is more costly'
  3. Man Utd's Rashford scores hat-trick on England Under-21 debut
  4. Updates on Monday 7 September

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

  2. Weather: A fine mostly dry evening

    BBC Weather

    After a fine evening, it will be a mostly dry night with clear spells.

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    Video caption: Weather forecast for Wednesday 7 September

    However, thickening cloud will bring some outbreaks of rain into western parts by dawn.

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  3. Victoria Baths celebrates its 110th birthday by unveiling new stained glass windows

    Manchester's Victoria Baths celebrating its 110th birthday and is marking the occasion by unveiling its restored stained glass windows which overlook the pool. 

    The Zephyr window
    Image caption: The old Zephyr window(left) and the newly restored stained glass windows
    Victoria Baths

    The Zephyr stained glass window is almost 5m above the gala pool.

    Victoria Baths - known as Manchester's Water Palace - is a Grade II listed Edwardian building. 

    In 2003, it was awarded £3.4m for winning the first series of the BBC show Restoration.

  4. Salford shooting: Three arrested on suspicion of attempting to murder 65-year-old woman

    Three men have been arrested on suspicion of attempting to murder a 65-year-old woman who was shot in Salford.

    Billy Lane, Clifton

    Police said the victim suffered gunshot wounds to the leg in the shooting on Billy Lane, Clifton, on Friday evening.

    She was taken to hospital for treatment where she remains in a stable condition, said police.

    A 23-year-old-man and an 18-year-old man remain in police custody for questioning while another man aged 23 has been bailed. 

  5. Our Girl: Manchester's Michelle Keegan on her respect for real life female medics

    Roger Johnson

    Presenter, BBC North West Tonight

    The British Army drama Our Girl returns to BBC One tonight but the girl in question has changed. 

    There's a new central character - Lance Corporal Georgie Lane - played by former Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan.

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    Video caption: Michelle Keegan

    The Manchester actress tells BBC North West Tonight's Roger Johnson about her new found respect for female medics.

  6. Travel: Accident causes M62 lane closure

    BBC Travel

    One lane is closed and there is queuing traffic on the M62 eastbound between junction 18, M60 (Simister Island) and junction 19 (Heywood), because of an accident. 

    It is causing congestion on the M60 to junction 15, M61 (Swinton Interchange). 

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  7. Headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    • A group of Labour members kicked out of the party for bullying MP Simon Danczuk say their case should be reheard in light of his recent arrest in Spain
    • Three men are arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after the shooting of a 65-year-old woman in Salford
    • Stockport Labour MP Andrew Gwynne challenges the prime minister to back Greater Manchester's bid to host the World Expo in 2025
  8. Longer GP surgery hours takes pressure off A&E departments but 'costs more than it saves'

    Keeping GP surgeries open longer means less pressure on A&E departments but it costs more than it saves, according to new research by the University of Manchester.

    Manchester Royal Infirmary

    Patients who had access to GP surgeries with longer opening times at evenings and weekends visited A&E departments 11,000 fewer times, saving £767,976.

    The savings equate to less than a quarter of the extra funds allocated to surgeries to extend their hours.

    NHS England for Greater Manchester provided £3.1m for 56 GP surgeries to extend opening hours in 2014.

  9. Your memories of Manchester's Palace Hotel

    Melanie Stewart-Smith

    BBC Radio Manchester

    What are your memories of the Palace Hotel building in Manchester city centre?

    Palace Hotel, Manchester

    A recent restoration of the 125-year-old building in Oxford Road has uncovered not only some late Victorian features but evidence of its time when it housed insurance company Refuge Assurance, employing 2,000 staff.

    Palace Hotel, Manchester

    The hotel is asking for recollections of the building to include them in its new guided tours.

    Palace Hotel, Manchester
  10. Rugby League: Leigh Centurions' given ban for assaulting officer

    Leigh Centurions prop Sam Barlow has been given a four-year ban from sport for assaulting an anti-doping officer. 

    Sam Barlow (left)

    An independent panel found him guilty of "tampering with doping control".

    Barlow, 28, pleaded guilty in court to assaulting the UK Anti-Doping Agency official, who visited his home in Halifax, West Yorkshire, in July 2015.

    The Scotland international released a statement on Wednesday saying he planned to lodge an appeal against his ban at the High Court.

  11. Headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  12. Cricket: Tributes paid to former Lancashire player Ken Higgs

    Former Lancashire and England cricketer Ken Higgs has died, aged 79.  

    The right-arm fast bowler played 15 Tests and took 71 wickets in an international career between 1965 and 1968.

    He made his Lancashire debut in 1958, taking more than 1,000 first-class wickets.

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  13. Football: Rashford scores hat-trick on his England U21 debut

    BBC Sport

    Marcus Rashford scored a hat-trick on his England Under-21 debut as they thrashed Norway in a European Under-21 Championship qualifier.

    Marcus Rashford

    The Manchester United man has scored on his debuts in the Premier League and Europa League, as well as for England's senior side and now the U21s.

    The 18-year-old struck from 18 yards before adding a deflected second and scoring a penalty for his third.

    Nathaniel Chalobah, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Lewis Baker also scored.

  14. Weather: Bright and sunny spells

    BBC Weather

    The cloud, mist and fog will gradually lift and clear to allow bright or sunny spells to develop during the afternoon.

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    Video caption: Weather forecast for Wednesday 7 September

    It will feel warm and humid in the sunshine.  

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  15. Mother of baby girl 'punched in supermarket' praises staff

    The mother of the five-day-old baby allegedly punched at a Tesco supermarket in Baguley has praised the staff at the store where it took place.

    Elsie Rose

    Mother Amy Duckers said Monday was the first time the family had taken baby Elsie Rose out since she was born.  

    Ms Duckers praised Tesco staff at the supermarket the saying the way they had dealt with the situation was "amazing".  

    Tesco said in a statement it was "deeply shocked and saddened" to hear about "this traumatic incident" and added it was "grateful for Amy’s kind comments".

    A 63-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault.

  16. Football: Rashford's hat-trick 'food for thought' for Sam Allardyce

    BBC Sport

    Marcus Rashford's England Under-21 hat-trick has given the boss of the senior side, Sam Allardyce, "food for thought", according to manager Gareth Southgate. 

    Marcus Rashford and Gareth Southgate

    The Manchester United striker, 18, has scored on his debuts in the Premier League, Europa League, England's senior side and now the U21s.

    "I wasn't surprised in any way," said Southgate of Rashford's three goals in the 6-1 win against Norway on Tuesday.

    Rashford was not included in Allardyce's first senior squad, which beat Slovakia 1-0 on Sunday.  

  17. Boxing: Fury's rematch with Klitschko announced

    BBC Sport

    Tyson Fury's world heavyweight title rematch with Wladimir Klitschko has been confirmed for 29 October.

    Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury

    World champion Fury, 28, from Wythenshawe claimed the WBO, WBA and IBF belts from the 40-year-old Ukrainian in November 2015, but pulled out of a July rematch with an ankle injury.

    The fight is at Manchester Arena.

    "I'm delighted that we can finally get the fight back on. We can now focus on giving the fans what they deserve," said Fury's manager and uncle Peter.

  18. Rhodes flight heading back to Manchester due to technical fault

    A Jet2 aircraft which took off from Manchester Airport heading for Rhodes has returned to the airport "after detecting a technical fault".

    Manchester Airport

    Manchester Airport confirmed flight LS819 had landed safely at 12:15 almost two hours after its departure at 10:26. 

    Jet2 said it was unable to provide any details on the incident.

  19. Headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire