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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: Dry and cool evening

BBC Weather

It's going to stay dry tonight, but it will feel cool, particularly in rural spots like Marple and Mossley. Overnight temperatures down to 13C.

Weather forecast for Tuesday 20 September

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Cricket: Lancashire battling to keep survival hopes alive

BBC Sport

Lancashire have bowled out Warwickshire for 219 in their must-win County Championship match at Edgbaston.

Earlier, Lancashire seamer Tom Bailey had Jeetan Patel caught by Haseeb Hameed for 26 to claim his fourth wicket and end Warwickshire's innings.

The Red Rose need to score points to keep their chances of Division One survival alive. 

For the latest, follow BBC Sport's County Championship finale live coverage

Hero tot helped rescue mum after she fell down stairs

Manchester Evening News

Manchester Evening News

A clever three-year-old has been hailed a hero for coming to the rescue of her mum who had tumbled down a flight of stairs.

Football: Manchester United and England defender Luke Shaw has minor groin tear

BBC Sport

Manchester United and England defender Luke Shaw has a minor groin tear, a scan has revealed.

Luke Shaw
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He will miss Wednesday's EFL Cup tie at Northampton and is 50-50 for Saturday's Premier League visit of Leicester.

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Olympic parade to be held 'after school' so children can attend

Manchester's Olympic homecoming parade on 17 October will be held after school hours so children can attend, Councillor Pat Karney has said.


Cyclists Jason Kenny and Laura Trott had voiced concerns that holding the parade on a Monday would stop families coming to the celebrations for the Olympics and Paralympics stars. 

Mr Karney, who is lead councillor for the city centre, told the BBC: “We have done all our parades after school so children and families can come in.

“It is a mammoth task. There is going to be 900 Olympians on the parade."

Police hunt car-jacking suspects

Police have released e-fit images of two suspects in a car-jacking in Westhoughton.

e-fit images

A 44-year-old man was about to get into the driver’s seat of his Ford transit van on Church Street, opposite Westhoughton railway station, when he was attacked by two men on 13 September.

The men took the keys and began to drive the van along Church Street, dragging the victim along the road, injuring his face and abdomen.

PM 'committed to Northern Powerhouse'

The Prime Minister has said the government is fully committed to the Northern Powerhouse project. 

Theresa May

Last week, the Tatton MP - and former Chancellor - George Osborne claimed the plan suffered a "wobble" when Theresa May became Prime Minister. 

But in an interview with the Manchester Evening News, Mrs May says the Government remains committed to investing in the north and giving the regions greater powers.

Police on the lookout for 'drunk man whose trousers keep falling down'

Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • A Manchester street is named after firefighter Stephen Hunt who was killed tackling a city centre blaze in 2013
  • Mor than 1,500 people sign a petition objecting to plans by former Manchester United footballers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs to redevelop part of central Manchester
  • Plans to "sack" every firefighter in Greater Manchester as part of plans to bring in a new shift system are attacked by union leaders

Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville's Manchester redevelopment plans criticised

More than 1,500 people have signed a petition against Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs' "grossly inappropriate" plans to redevelop part of central Manchester.

Artist impression

The former Manchester United players say their St Michael's development would transform Jackson's Row near Manchester Town Hall. 

Their £200m proposal includes a five-star hotel, apartments, offices and restaurants. 

Plans are expected to be submitted to the city council later this year.

Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville

Street named after fallen firefighter

A road in Manchester has been named after a firefighter who died on duty in the city.

Stephen Hunt

Stephen Hunt, 38, who was from Radcliffe, died after tackling a fire at a salon in the Northern Quarter in 2013. 

An inquest jury found he was unlawfully killed by two teenage girls who had been smoking cigarettes outside. 

His family have attended the unveiling of the newly-named Stephen Hunt Street in Miles Platting.

Football: Manchester City midfielder 'must apologise' before being recalled

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he will not pick Yaya Toure until he apologises to the club and his team-mates for comments made by his agent.

Yaya Toure
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Toure, 33, has made one appearance for City this season and was left out of their Champions League squad.

Toure's agent, Dimitri Seluk, said the midfielder had been "humiliated" and Guardiola should apologise to him if City do not win the competition.

Guardiola said: "He must apologise. If he doesn't, he won't play."

Weather: Fine and dry afternoon

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

A dry and fine afternoon is expected across the area, and there will be some bright or sunny spells.

Weather forecast for Tuesday 20 September

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GB Paralympians 'smashed it' at Rio, says Dame Sarah Storey

BBC Sport

Brtain's record-breaking Paralympian Dame Sarah Storey said the GB team's success in Rio gave her goosebumps.

Dame Sarah Storey

The Disley-based athlete set a new team record by taking her tally of gold medals to 14 in a career which saw her switch from swimming to cycling.

"We got off to a great start on day one, medals rolling in and everyone wants to be a part of that," she said on her arrival back in the UK.

"We've had 20 years of great investment, then a home games. We wanted to continue the momentum and we smashed it."

Greater Manchester's heavy smoking boroughs

Daniel Wainwright

Data unit - English regions

Three boroughs in Greater Manchester are among the top 10 places in England with the highest proportion of adult smokers, according to BBC research.

Smoking graphic

In 2015, 16.9% of adults in England described themselves as smokers, compared with 19.3% in 2012. 

But the figures for Manchester, Oldham and Salford are higher than the national average.

Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Plans to "sack" every firefighter in Greater Manchester in favour of  a new shift system have been attacked by the fire brigades union
  • More than 100 sex crimes in nursing and residential homes were reported to police in Greater Manchester between 2013 to 2015
  • The Prime Minister Theresa may says Manchester deserves to host the Olympics and Paralympics homecoming parades in October

PM says why Olympic Parade will be held in Manchester

Manchester Evening News

Manchester Evening News

Prime Minister Therese May has said Manchester deserves to host the Olympic and Paralympic homecoming parades because of the part the North played in making Rio such a "successful Games" for Great Britain.  

Theresa May

Writing in the Manchester Evening News, the PM said: "The North has been an important focal point for elite sport and has played a huge part in helping see in these enormously successful Games. 

"Team GB and ParalympicsGB were the best-prepared team we have ever had, and many medals were won by athletes either from or based in the Northern Powerhouse."

Elder sex abuse figures revealed

One sex crime every week is taking place in care homes in the North West according to new BBC figures. 

Elderly couple

Freedom of Information data obtained by the BBC show 230 suspected sex crimes in nursing and residential homes were reported to police in the North West in the years 2013 to 2015 with more than half of those taking place across Greater Manchester.

Minister for Community Health and Care for England David Mowat urged care workers "to be vigilant, act on their concerns and report all crimes to the police."

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Football: Was Jose right to 'criticise' Luke Shaw?

BBC Sport

This weekend, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho singled out defender Luke Shaw for his poor display in the 3-1 loss at Watford, United's third defeat in the space of eight days.

Jose Mourinho

The criticism shocked Shaw's team-mates and was debated on BBC Radio 5 live's Monday Night Club.

Cricket: Lancashire take wicket with fourth ball of the day

BBC Sport

Lancashire made a good start to the vital County Championship match at Warwickshire by taking a wicket with the fourth ball of the day.

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Tom Bailey had Ian Westwood lbw as the Red Rose county set out to earn the 11 points which would stave off relegation.

Jonathan Trott is now at the crease for Warwickshire.

More from BBC Sport's Live County Championship finale.

Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Plans to "sack" every firefighter in Greater Manchester with only those who agree to a new shift system re-employed have been attacked by union leaders 
  • More than 100 sex crimes in nursing and residential homes were reported to police in Greater Manchester between 2013 to 2015
  • Manchester's welcome home parade for the stars of the Rio Olympics and the Paralympics will take place on Monday 17 October

Contracts row over plans to 'sack' Greater Manchester firefighters

Every firefighter in Greater Manchester will be sacked and only those agreeing to a new 12-hour shift rota will be reinstated, a union has claimed.

Greater Manchester Fire Service fire tender

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service's (GMFRS) plan to sack 1,250 staff was "appalling".

GMFRS has to make £14m of cuts and said shift changes which would save £10m was the only way to make necessary cuts.

It said it had no intention of making people redundant.

Cricket: Crucial clash in Lancashire's final game

BBC Sport

Lancashire go into their final game of the season at Warwickshire still needing 11 points to be certain of avoiding the drop.

The Red Rose travel to Edgbaston as one of three teams who could still go down, with their hosts and Hampshire also involved in the relegation scrap. 

Police crackdown on problematic parking

Greater Manchester Police are not impressed with the parking of one city-centre motorist.

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Council's warning over waste disposal cowboys

Warrington Council is warning people about the dangers of using social media to find companies or individuals offering to take away their rubbish. 

The authority claims cowboys are posing on Facebook as legitimate companies, and then fly-tipping on to streets and green spaces around Warrington. 

If the waste is ultimately traced back to residents, they will themselves be held liable and face fines of up to £50,000.

New captain in the cockpit

Britain's most successful Paralympian, Dame Sarah Storey, celebrates her return to the UK by donning the captain's hat before flight BA 2016 took off from Rio.

The Eccles-born dame, who has competed as a swimmer and a cyclist, won her 14th gold medal at the Paralympics.  

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Firefighter jobs could be axed, warns union

Every firefighter in Greater Manchester will be sacked with only those who agree to a new 12-hour shift system re-employed, the Fire Brigades Union has claimed.


Fire service bosses face budget cuts of £14m over the next four years and are looking at cutting 250 posts and re-organising shifts from 10-and-a-half to 12 hours. 

Greater Manchester FBU Secretary Gary Keary said he was very surprised to learn of the proposals.

Councillor David Acton, Chairman of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority, denied it would be making anyone redundant and said negotiations - which have been running since January - would continue.

Manchester to host Olympic and Paralympic victory parade

A special parade to celebrate the successes of Great Britain's Olympic and Paralympic athletes at Rio 2016 will be held in Manchester on 17 October.


Sports Minister Tracey Crouch said a similar event would be held in London the following day.

Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • The Fire Brigades Union claims every firefighter in Greater Manchester will be sacked with only those who agree to a new shift system re-employed
  • More than 100 sex crimes in nursing and residential homes were reported to police in Greater Manchester between 2013 to 2015
  • Manchester's welcome home parade for the stars of the Rio Olympics and the Paralympics will take place on Monday 17 October

Weather: Sunny spells after mist clears

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

A chilly start in some rural spots with patches of mist and fog. This will gradually clear to leave a fine morning with some good spells of sunshine.

Weather forecast for Tuesday 20 September

It will turn a little cloudier through the afternoon.

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