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  1. Updates from Tuesday 13 September
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates return from 08:00 on Wednesday

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

Weather: Showers and thundery outbreaks

Showers will continue through this evening, with some heavier and thundery outbreaks possible, before easing away to the north during the early hours. Feeling warm and muggy.

Weather forecast
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Football: Former England manager turned MMU student wants to run a club

BBC Sport

Former England boss - and current Manchester Metropolitan University student - Steve McClaren says he eventually wants to run his own football club.

Steve McClaren

The 55-year-old Englishman, who was sacked by Newcastle in March, says he still has ambitions as a manager.

But he has recently enrolled at MMU in order to gain a Masters degree in Sporting Directorship.

"The next step in the future will be as a chief executive or sporting director, or even running my own club," he said.

'Salford's Banksy' paints murals celebrating area's heritage

Artist Rachelle Cleary, also known as "the Banksy of Cadishead", is transforming parts of Salford with murals celebrating the area's heritage.


A petrol station forecourt and a derelict house have been spruced up with the artwork, and her next project is a bridge near Irlam station. 


The work has been paid for by the Hamilton Davies Trust charity, funded by local telecoms millionaire Neil MacArthur. 

Travel advice ahead of Man City's Champions League clash

Manchester City host Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League tonight. Here are some tips on how to get there.  

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Teenage batting ace Hameed lauded by former school master

Lancashire's teenage batting ace Haseeb Hameed has been backed for a call-up to the England Test squad by his former cricket master at school.  

Hameed was an integral part of Bolton School's cricket team

The 19-year-old was first spotted during his time with Bolton School, where he once scored two centuries in a single day.  

Haseeb joined us in year eight and it was obvious that we had a talented cricketer, and he was someone who showed leadership.

Andy ComptonCricket Master, Bolton School

Football: Aguero set to return for Champions League opener

BBC Sport

Sergio Aguero is set to return and Ilkay Gundogan could make his debut as Manchester City begin their Champions League campaign against Borussia Monchengladbach later.

Sergio Aguero
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Striker Aguero is one game into a three-match domestic ban and missed Saturday's win at Manchester United, but he is fit to play despite missing Argentina's recent World Cup qualifiers with a calf problem.

Summer signing Gundogan has yet to play for City because of a dislocated knee. The former Dortmund midfielder, 25, suffered the injury last season and has been out since May.

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • MPs across Greater Manchester and Cheshire are working out what the proposed boundary changes will mean for their constituencies
  • A 26-year-old man is in a critical condition after being found on fire outside a Frankie and Benny's restaurant in Rochdale
  • Manchester City prepare to face Borussia Monchengladbach in their first Champions League match under new manager Pep Guardiola

Deadline looms for Bury's Woman of the Year hopefuls

Bury Times

Bury Times

Time is running out to nominate Bury's Woman of the Year. Is there someone who works selflessly for the community who you feel deserves recognition?

Just how durable are the new fivers?

The new plastic £5 note has been launched in England and Wales, with the polymer notes expected to last an average of five years.

But just how durable are they? The Today programme's John Humphrys attempts to find out....  

Man charged over two Wilmslow shootings

A man has been charged with four counts of attempted murder over two shootings in Wilmslow. 

Mosswood Road, Wilmslow

The 36 year-old from Bradford was arrested yesterday in connection with two incidents, in the Mosswood Road area.  

Man on fire at Rochdale Frankie and Benny's

A 26-year-old man is in a critical condition after being found on fire outside a Frankie and Benny's restaurant in Rochdale. 

Frankie and Benny's Rochdale

Emergency services were called to Sandbrook Retail Park at about 11:20 this morning. 

He was airlifted to Wythenshawe Hospital, where he is being treated for severe burns.      

Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  •  New parliamentary seats could be created in Greater Manchester as part of a proposed boundary review including Farnworth, Prestwich & Middleton and Bramhall & Poynton
  • A man is charged with four counts of attempted murder over two shootings in Wilmslow
  • A man is in a critical condition after being found on fire outside a Frankie and Benny's restaurant in Rochdale

Dog reunited with owner after being stuck down hole

A dog who went missing in Heaton Park on Sunday has been found down a hole, 45ft underground. 

Dog rescued
Adam Yates

Friends and family of Norman's owners had helped search for him and terrier club, Fell and Moorland WTC, "sent three heroes and a dog all the way from Burnley..who dug and dug for him", owner Adam Yates said. 

Mr Yates wrote on Facebook: "We are all so grateful to everyone who helped and did their part and can't thank you all enough. We are a family again."   

Weather: Wet and thundery

Heavy thunder and showers over the next few hours, and there is a yellow warning for rain. 

Weather forecast for Tuesday 13 September

Temperatures could potentially reach 26 or 27C.

Gary Neville: Former England assistant manager 'chucked overboard'

BBC Sport

Former England and Manchester United defender Gary Neville says he has been "chucked overboard" after leaving coaching roles with England and Valencia this year.  

Gary Neville

Neville, 41, was sacked by the La Liga club in March after less than four months in charge.

He left his post as England assistant manager after their Euro 2016 exit.

I'm only 41 years of age and you're regarded as a failure and the reality of it is the investment has to come through defeat and victory.

Gary NevilleFormer England and Manchester United defender

Sometimes you have to smile at a crocodile...

An RSPCA officer was called out to help a baby reptile by the side of a road, only to discover it was a toy crocodile.

Toy crocodile

Lauren Bradshaw approached with caution as she spotted something "basking in the sun" in Winsford, Cheshire.

But after she picked it up, she soon realised it was "a plastic one made in China" and her snappy arrival had been in vain.

She said: "I reached out to pick it up and just burst out laughing."

Five facts about the new £5 note

The polymer note - which is much more durable than the old fiver - will initially only be available from a handful of banks and cash points, including ATMs in Manchester

Syrian refugee families to settle in Cheshire

Phil McCann

Cheshire Political Reporter, BBC News

Up to eight Syrian refugee families will be resettled in Cheshire over the next twelve months. 

Syrian refugees

The government is planning to take in up to 20,000 Syrians fleeing the country's civil war over the next four years. 

Cheshire East Council is also accommodating three Syrian children who arrived in Kent without their parents.    

Plastic £5 note in ATMs in Manchester

The new plastic £5 note is being launched in England and Wales, with ATMs in Manchester, London, Birmingham and Leeds among the first to stock them. 

£5 note
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However, only about 7% of cash machines dispense £5 notes.

The governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, said the new note would be cleaner, safer and stronger.

Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Three men are charged over an armed robbery at a phone shop in Knutsford 

Stockport wheelchair racer aims for Paralympics

Stockport Harriers' wheelchair racer Anya Waugh has revealed her Paralympic ambitions after watching elite disability athletes compete in London and Rio.

Anya Waugh
English Federation of Disability Sport

She told the English Federation of Disability Sport how she got into racing: "I’d seen it on the TV during the 2012 Paralympics and thought I should give it a go. I loved it, and soon I was doing it at my local athletics club.

"I’m strong generally, I think because I push my own chair around. On the track I’m quite a competitive person. I want to be a Paralympian," she added.  

JD Sports enjoys surge in profits

Bury-based retailer JD Sports has announced record half-year profits as it continues to benefit from a strong demand for sports fashion.

JD Sports
JD Sports

Pre-tax profits for the six months to 30 July jumped 73% from a year earlier to £77.4m.

The company has announced plans to open shops in Australia.  

Which constituencies are changing?

The North West is set to lose seven MPs as part of a nationwide shake-up of constituency boundaries - more than any other region in the country. 

The North West loses seven constituencies and 14 of the current 75 remain unchanged.

Bury South and George Osborne's constituency of Tatton are among the parliamentary seats that will disappear or merge under the draft Boundary Commission proposals. 

Why has a stream in Cheadle turned bright green?

Manchester Evening News

Dog walkers and residents were left puzzled when they came across the almost neon-coloured water.

Ashton MP attacks grammar schools plan

Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner, the MP for Ashton-under-Lyne, says the government's plan to expand grammar schools amounts to "class war".  

Angela Rayner

In the Commons she said the government had replaced Labour's slogan of "Education, Education, Education" with "Segregation, Segregation, Segregation". 

But Conservative MP for Altrincham and Sale West, Graham Brady, denies that grammar schools are geared towards those who can afford extra tuition.

Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  •  A four-year-old girl is in hospital after a suspected hit-and-run in Bolton

Travel: Crash on M60 closes lane

BBC Travel

A crash has closed one lane and there is slow traffic on the M60 anti-clockwise between junction 15, the Swinton Interchange, and junction 14, East Lancashire Road.

Congestion to junction 17, Prestwich.

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Football: Man City 'must improve' to win Premier League

BBC Sport

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says his side must "improve a lot of things" if they want to win the Premier League this season.  

Man City far away from being best - Guardiola

The way we have played up until now will not be enough to win the title.

Pep GuardiolaManchester City manager

Rabbit and cats tortured as gang of 40 teenage thugs terrorise tight-knit community every night

Manchester Evening News

Manchester Evening News

Children as young as 14 are terrorising a neighbourhood carrying out horrific attacks on pets, damaging cars as well as drinking and shouting abuse in the street.  

Girl hurt in 'hit-and-run' crash

A four-year-old girl has been hurt in a suspected hit-and-run crash on Peace Street in Bolton, near the Zakariyya Mosque. 

Peace St, Bolton

The driver of a black Vauxhall Astra left the scene after hitting the girl at about 18:45 on Saturday, police said. 

The girl is in a stable condition in hospital after suffering a leg injury. Anyone with any information should call police on 101. 

Boundary review: Osborne's seat faces axe

George Osborne's Tatton seat in Cheshire could be abolished under new constituency boundary proposals in England and Wales.

Poling station
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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's seat would also be abolished.

Most constituencies are affected by the bid to cut the number of MPs in the Commons and create equal-sized seats.

Labour - expected to be hit hardest - said the proposals were "undemocratic".  

Headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner, who's MP for Ashton under Lyne, says the government's plan to expand grammar schools amounts to "class war"
  • Up to eight Syrian refugee families will be resettled in Cheshire over the next twelve months

Travel: Broken-down lorry on M60

BBC Travel

A lorry has broken down on the M60 clockwise and there is slow traffic between junction 15 (Swinton Interchange) and junction 16 (Pendlebury). Congestion to junction 13 (Worsley).  

Weather: Feeling warm

BBC Weather

A breezy start to the day, with some sunny spells and a risk of a few light showers around later on. 

Weather forecast for Tuesday 13 September

Feeling warm this afternoon, with temperatures expected to reach 24C. 

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Rachael Connors

Reporter, BBC News Online

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