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  1. Updates on Tuesday 25 October
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates return from 08:00 on Wednesday

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

  2. Weather: Cloudy but warm overnight

    BBC Weather

    Cloud will build up, trapping the heat in so it will feel fairly warm for this time of year. Lows of 10C.

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  3. Are dog owners being unfairly restricted?


    Radio Manchester

     Are dog owners being unfairly restricted in where they can exercise their pets?

    The Kennel Club have dog walking has been banned or severely restricted in more than 3,000 open spaces in two years since the introduction of control orders, called Public Space Protection Orders.

    So is life being made too tough for dogs and impossible for owners? 

    These people who use Beech Road Park in Chorlton shared their views:

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    Video caption: Are dog owners being unfairly restricted?
  4. BreakingWigan Athletic sack manager Caldwell

    Breaking news

    Wigan Athletic sack manager Gary Caldwell after 18 months in charge of the Championship side.

  5. Doctor warned of former rugby player's 'baton restraint' death

    Dave Guest

    Chief reporter, BBC North West Tonight

    A Spanish doctor has told an inquest how he warned officers their actions were potentially fatal when they used a baton to restrain a former rugby player during his stag party in Ibiza, pressing down on his neck.

    Luke Rhoden (l) was described as a "fantastic lad" by his father Norman

    Luke Rhoden, 25, from Wigan, died at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel in San Antonio in September 2014.

    Dr Santiago Akoskin, who was called to help, said one of three officers had a baton across the front of Mr Rhoden's neck and was pressing down on it.

    The inquest in Bolton heard he told the officer to stop. "I said to the police you are asphyxiating him. He is going to die."

    But he said the officer replied that he knew what he was doing.

    Mr Rhoden, who was agitated and began hallucinating after taking drugs including cocaine, fell unconscious and later died.

    The inquest jury was shown video clips of the incident taken by other holidaymakers.

    Det Insp Matthew Moore from Greater Manchester Police said it appeared from the footage that an officer was using his baton to press down on Luke's neck, head or chest.

    He said this was not a restraint method used by police in the UK.

    The inquest continues.

  6. Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    • A Spanish doctor warned a former rugby player from Wigan who was being retrained by police on a friend's stag party in Ibiza could die when an officer pressed a baton down on his neck, an inquest jury hears
    • The Manchester International Festival is awarded £640,000 from the Arts Council
    • An almost life-sized statue of Jesus as a homeless man, huddled on a park bench, is set to be placed outside St Ann's Church in Manchester city centre
  7. Football: EFL Cup fourth round gets under way

    BBC Sport

    Manchester football fans will be watching tonight's EFL Cup matches with interest, although City and United supporters will have to wait until tomorrow for the big derby clash at Old Trafford.

    Manchester City fans

    Ten teams are in action tonight in the tournament's fourth round, including United's Merseyside rivals Liverpool, who face Spurs at Anfield.

    City are without a win in five games in all competitions and manager Pep Guardiola said he will rotate his side for Wednesday's 20:00 kick-off.

    United are also yet to win in the league this month - they lost 4-0 at Chelsea on Sunday - but Guardiola said he "always expects the best" from City's neighbours.

    You can read a full preview of the game here

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

    BBC Travel

    M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J17 for A56 Prestwich affecting J20 for A627.

    M60 Greater Manchester - Queuing traffic on M60 anticlockwise at J17, A56 (Prestwich), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. In the roadworks area. Congestion on M62 to J20 A627(M) Rochdale.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  9. Latest headlines from Greater Manchester

    • The man who died in a three-vehicle collision on the East Lancashire Road is named as 77-year-old John Albert Lancaster
    • No one was injured after a gunman fired shots at a house in Tameside in broad daylight this morning
    • Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service calls for children's Halloween costumes to have much better protection from fire
  10. Guardiola press conference: 'Derbies are always special'

    EFL Cup fourth round, Man City v Man Utd (Weds 20:00)

    BBC Sport

    After less than three months of the season, Pep Guardiola is already lining up for his second Manchester derby. 

    Mourinho and Guardiola

    Speaking at a pre-match press conference, the Spaniard said the fact that the fixture comes in the EFL Cup does not detract from its intrigue as a derby.

    "I always expect the best from United," he commented. 

    "They are strong team with quality. They are six points behind - just two games.  

    "Derbies are always special. We are going to try to play seriously and try to win the game." 

  11. Road crash victim named

    The man who died in a three-vehicle collision on the East Lancashire Road this morning has been named as John Albert Lancaster, who was aged 77.

    John Lancaster

    A father of five daughters, he was described by his family as a “loving husband”.

    His relatives also thanked the midwife who administered CPR after the crash near the junction with Moorside Road in Swinton.

    Police appealed for witnesses, especially those with dash cam footage of the incident, which happened at about 06:35.

  12. Metrolink users accidentally tweet complaints to the US

    Manchester Evening News

    Tram passengers complaining on Twitter about the Greater Manchester network have been unwittingly sending messages to Los Angeles train operators because they are confusing California train operator Metrolink (@Metrolink) with @MCRMetrolink.

    The American service tweeted: “It happens all the time!"

  13. Young fans respond after Bieber walk-out


    Justin Bieber's walking off stage in Manchester - because his fans were screaming too much - hit the headlines after Sunday's concert.


    The singer said: "I appreciate all the support, I appreciate love, I appreciate the kind things.

    "But the screaming in these breaks has got to stop. Please and thank you."

    Newsround asked some of his young fans for their opinions.

    Quote Message: The fans are teenage girls - of course they are going to scream, because he is their idol and they have been looking forward to this night for ages. from Imogen, Phoebe and Genevieve, 13,11, 8,
    Imogen, Phoebe and Genevieve, 13,11, 8,
    Quote Message: He walked off with reason, he politely asked the crowd to not scream when he was talking but said we could scream through the songs. ... He still came back two minutes later and said sorry multiple times and got on with the show. from Molly, Manchester
    Molly, Manchester
  14. Weather: Plenty of sunshine but cloudy overnight

    There will be lots of sunshine but cloud will build up. Highs of 13C.

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  15. Travel: Traffic light failure in Belle Vue

    BBC Travel

    There is a traffic light failure in Redgate Lane, Belle Vue, Manchester, at the Kirkmanshulme Lane junction.

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  16. Gunman fires at house in broad daylight

    A gunman has fired shots at a house in broad daylight in Tameside.

    Victoria street

    Police were called at 09:15 after reports a man, wearing black, fired shots at a property in Victoria Street, Dukinfield.

    An investigation has been launched.

  17. Latest headlines in Greater Manchester

    • Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) calls for children's Halloween costumes to have much better protection from fire
    • A man dies after a crash on East Lancashire Road in Swinton  
    • Royal Mail will open a temporary parcel centre in Rochdale to help deal with the increase in deliveries ahead of Christmas
  18. Aha! Alan Partridge is in Manchester

    Self-titled "broadcaster, motivational speaker... and consummate professional" Alan Partridge has been causing excitement on social media when he appeared in Deansgate this morning.

    Coogan as Partridge with karney

    His arrival meant fans like Councillor Pat Karney couldn't resist having his picture taken with Partridge, famed for phrases such as "back of the net", "knowing me, knowing you" and "Dan, Dan, Dan!".

    Partridge, played by Middleton-born actor Steve Coogan, has been signing copies of his book Nomad - described as being "divided into chapters and has a colour photograph on the front cover". Helpful, that.

  19. Firefighters issue warning over Halloween costumes

    Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) is calling for children's Halloween costumes to have much better protection from fire.

    Firefighters have used a household lighter to test 12 fancy dresses from leading retailers and found nine went up in flames within seconds. 

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    GMFRS has written to politicians asking for the costumes to be made as safe as nightwear.