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  1. Updates from Friday 23 September
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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, weather and travel from across the region.

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Weather: Dry with some clear spells overnight, becoming windier

BBC Weather

It will be dry overnight, with variable amounts of cloud. 

The best of any clearer spells will be in the south and east where it could feel a little chilly, especially in sheltered spots around Marple and Mossley. 

Tomorrow will see a dry and breezy day, but becoming increasingly cloudy. 

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Pub built by the punters opens in Manchester

The pub that Manchester made opens tonight.


For the past nine months, local people have been going to workshops to build their own pub by hand. 

Nearly everything at The Pilcrow, in Sadler's Yard, Manchester, has been hand-made by the customers - the tiles, the beer pumps, the barrels, wicker hanging baskets and have even carved a dartboard.

Cricket: Lancashire survive relegation

BBC Sport

Lancashire have survived relegation at the end of a dramatic day.


Durham have beaten Hampshire by six wicket at the Ageas Bowl sending Hampshire into Division Two - and the result means Lancashire remain in Division One.  

Woman, 67, struck by car in hit-and-run

Here's our full story after police released CCTV footage showing a driver fleeing the scene of a hit-and run in which a 67-year-old woman was struck and injured.

The woman was crossing Chapel Street in Levenshulme when a silver Honda Civic, which was waiting at the junction, reversed and hit her on 13 August.

Woman 'kidnapped and robbed' in Greater Manchester

Police are appealing for witnesses after woman was kidnapped and robbed in Greater Manchester.

Police said she was grabbed by three men and forced into the back of a white Transit van as she was walking along Peel Lane in Astley in the early hours of 19 September.

Peel Lane

The men punched the woman in the face and covered her face with a cloth to stifle her screams, before she was driven to the Old Boathouse pub on Higher Green Lane in Astley. 

Two of the men then ordered her to hand over a large amount of cash, a spokesman said.

The men drove off in an unknown direction leaving the woman terrified before the van was later found burnt out in Tyldesley.

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  • A cancer nurse from The Christie completes her seventh marathon in seven days to raise money for the hospital

Pensioner saved from being trapped under taxi by her own mobility scooter

Manchester Evening News

Manchester Evening News

An elderly woman was knocked off her mobility scooter after a crash with a taxi in Stockport – and the scooter could have saved her from being trapped under the vehicle.

CCTV captures Levenshulme hit-and-run that injured woman, 67

Police have released CCTV footage of the moment a 67-year-old woman was struck by a car in a hit-and-run in Levenshulme.

The woman was crossing Chapel Street when a silver Honda Civic, which was waiting at the junction, reversed and hit her, on 13 August.

The driver got out, saw that the woman was on the floor, got back into the car and left in the direction of Longsight, police said.

The woman was taken to hospital where she was treated for a broken ankle and a fractured arm. Officers are searching for the suspect.

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Treasury minister Lord O'Neill quits government

BBC Politics

Treasury minister Lord O'Neill, of Gatley, a key figure in pushing the Conservatives' Northern Powerhouse agenda, has resigned from the government.

Lord O'Neill

The former Goldman Sachs executive, also a key advocate of the UK forging strong links with China, was commercial secretary for 18 months.

In his resignation letter, he said the case for global trade ties and English devolution was stronger than ever.

Lord O'Neill did not give a specific reason for his departure but cited the fact that his work on antimicrobial resistance - for which he conducted a review for the government in 2014 - had come to an end.  

'Super bus shelter' unveiled in Manchester

Michelle Adamson

BBC Radio Manchester reporter

A new "super shelter" has been unveiled in central Manchester by Transport for Greater Manchester.

The shelter on Paton Street features free phone charging points, free wi-fi and digital touch-screen information.

Green light for £185m development near Victoria Station

A £185m regeneration scheme has been given the go-ahead to develop a site near Victoria Station in Manchester city centre currently used as a car park. 

Development sketch
Muse Developments

An eight-storey office block and two residential tower blocks will be built on the Corporation Street site providing more than 500 new homes.

Work is due to start late next year. 

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  • A cancer nurse from The Christie completes her seventh marathon in seven days to raise money for the hospital

Cancer nurse completes seven marathon challenge

A Manchester nurse has completed seven marathons in seven days for the hospital where she works.

Emma Widdowson

Emma Widdowson (pictured) started the challenge in London and got back to the The Christie just after 14:10.

She said: "It has been such a wonderful  adventure and a real team effort."

Her fundraising page has already raised more than £11,500.

Weather: Dry and bright afternoon

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Most places will stay dry and bright this afternoon with plenty of warm sunshine. 

There will be cloud over the Pennines later and this could bring a little drizzle.

Friday's weather for the north west

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Four jailed for mail order bride sham marriages

Four Rochdale men who arranged fake mail order bride marriages with young Roma Slovakian women have been jailed at Manchester Minshull Street, Crown Court.

Hammed Khan, 26, of Berwick St, was jailed for two years; Shahid Mahboob, 32,of  Highbarn Close, was sentenced to 18 months; Muhammed Farhan, 34, of Ventnor Street, received a 16-months term while Nasir Khalil, 39, of Ashfield Rd was given 15 months.

The four had denied breaching UK immigration legislation.

Shilpa Chauhan, Senior Crown Prosecutor for CPS North West, said the men showed "utter disregard" for the welfare of the women they used to secure permission to stay in the UK.

"Mahboob and Khalil went so far as to father children with their wives."

Cricket: Lancashire lose key relegation match

Warwickshire 219 & 279-7 dec beat Lancashire 152 & 109 by 237 runs

BBC Sport

Lancashire have lost their crucial relegation clash at Warwickshire by 237 runs leaving their County Championship Division One status hanging by a thread.

The Red Rose county must hope that Hampshire fail to beat Durham, who are are currently 83 for one chasing 212 runs.

The club tweeted: "It's all down to Durham to save us."

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Council leader's Christmas card contest

People in Stockport are being asked for their designs for the council leader's electronic Christmas card this year.

Christmas card contest graphic
Stockport Council

Entrants are asked to submit designs which "reflect the community spirit and inclusive nature of Stockport."

The winner will see their entry used over the festive period, and will also join the leader at a council meeting on 1 December to receive a framed version of the entry.

Football: City hitman Aguero back in contention for Swansea clash

BBC Sport

Sergio Aguero is eligible for selection for Manchester City as the team prepares for an away clash with Swansea City in the Premier League.

Sergio Aguero
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The in-form striker missed Wednesday's EFL Cup victory against the Swans in the last game of his three match suspension.

Man talked down from roof of home

A man has been taken to hospital after being talked down from the roof of a property in north Manchester.

Moston Lane in Harpurhey

Greater Manchester Police were called to the property on Moston Lane in Harpurhey at about 06:55. 

Surrounding roads were closed while specially trained negotiators spoke to the man.

He was reportedly shouting and throwing tiles from the roof, before coming down of his own accord. He was taken to hospital for assessment.

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Travel: Accident closes road in Hale

BBC Travel

Ashley Road in Hale is closed with slow traffic moving southbound between the Lloyd Street junction and the St John's Road junction because of an accident.

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Alan Turing's homosexual court files go on display

Court files recording details of World War Two code-breaker Alan Turing's convictions for homosexual acts have gone on display for the first time.

Alan Turing
Science Photo Library

One of the documents, to be displayed at Chester Town Hall, shows the mathematician admitted "acts of gross indecency" at a trial in 1952.

Turing, who was working at the University of Manchester when he was arrested for having a relationship with 19-year-old Arnold Murray when homosexuality was illegal, then underwent chemical castration.

Man in court accused of joining Islamic State in Syria

A Manchester man has appeared in court charged with joining so-called Islamic State in Syria.

Scales of justice
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Mohammed Abdallah, 25, of Westerling Way, Moss Side, allegedly travelled to the country via Libya and signed up to the terror group in July 2014, Westminster Magistrates Court heard.

It is alleged he was in possession of an AK47-style weapon in Syria and was sent £2,000 cash.

He is charged with possession of a firearm, receiving money for the purpose of terrorism and belonging to a banned organisation.

Mr Abdallah has indicated not guilty pleas to all the charges.

He was arrested last Friday at Heathrow Airport after coming into the UK on a flight from Tunisia.

The defendant was remanded in custody and ordered to appear at the Old Bailey on 7 October.

Christie nurse eyes seven marathons finish line

A Manchester cancer nurse will attempt to complete her seventh marathon in seven days later.

Emma Widdowson
The Christie

Emma Widdowson, pictured, is running 182 miles in a week to raise funds for The Christie, where she works, and is due to finish between 14:00 and 15:00.  

"I really don't know how I'm doing it, I'm feeling ok, I'm actually alright," she said.

Emma Widdowson
The Christine

"To be honest I'm just looking forward to having a salad and some steamed fish. I've been filling my face with pasta and l feel like a bit of a butterball."

Co-op Group 'planned' for a 50% profits drop

BBC Business News

Profits at the Manchester-based Co-op Group more than halved to £17m in the first six months of the year, hit by the group's three-year plan to rebuild the business.

Richard Pennycook
Co-op Group

It has also cut the value of its 20% stake in the Co-op Bank by £45m.

The bank said in April it would remain unprofitable for about two years because of tough trading.

Co-op group chief executive Richard Pennycook, pictured, said the fall in profit "was expected and planned" because of its restructuring programme.

Cricket: Lancashire's relegation rearguard unravels

BBC Sport

Lancashire are batting to save their place in the County Championship Division One, needing 319 runs to beat Warwickshire with seven wickets left on the last day of the season.

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The Red Rose county finished Thursday 28 for three after a declaration at tea by the home side.

A defeat means relegation but a draw would save them at Warwickshire's expense if Hampshire win.

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Football: Rooney says critics are talking 'rubbish'

BBC Sport

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has rejected recent public criticism directed at him. 

Wayne Rooney
Getty Images

He told the club's in-house TV channel MUTV:  "I don't really listen to it" because "it's a lot of rubbish." 

Man and two women sought after rape of 18-year-old

An 18-year-old woman has been raped and robbed in Manchester city centre by a man and two women.


A woman and a man held her down while another woman stole from her, then the man raped her and the three offenders ran off, police said.

The assault happened on Major Street at about 02:50 BST on Wednesday.

Spoof science award for Alpine 'goat man'

Jonathan Amos

Science correspondent, BBC News

A British man who lived in the Alps as a goat for three days has won one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes. 

Tom Thwaites
Tim Bowditch

Tom Thwaites had special limbs made so he could walk like an animal.

He spent a year researching the idea, and even persuaded an expert in prostheses, Dr Glyn Heath at Salford University, to build him a set of goat legs.

The American science humour magazine, the Annals of Improbable Research, is the inspiration behind the spoof awards which are now in their 26th year.

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Manchester man charged with three terror offences

A 25-year-old man from Manchester who has been charged with three terrorism offences is due in court later.

Mohammed Abdallah, of Westerling Way, Moss Side, is accused of offences relating to the possession of a firearm, receiving £2,000 suspected to be used for the purposes of terrorism, and belonging to a banned organisation. 

There is not believed to be any wider risk to any communities in Greater Manchester, said police. 

 He will appear before Westminster Magistrates later. 

Weather: Chilly start to the day

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

After one or two early showers and a rather cool start, most places will have a dry bright day with plenty of warm sunshine. 

There will be cloud over the Pennines later and this could bring a little drizzle there. Temperatures reaching a high of 18C. 

A bright day with warm sunshine but it could get misty later

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