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Summary

  1. Two injured as car overturns on tram track in Wythenshawe
  2. Man Utd and Man City prepare for EFL Cup derby
  3. Pop star Justin Bieber takes to the ice with Manchester Storm
  4. Updates on Wednesday 26 October

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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 Thursday for more of the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates from across the region.   

Weather: Scattered showers but with some dry spells

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It will be feeling autumnal with scattered showers but some drier spells tonight.

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Police investigate Heywood doors being glued shut

Police are investigating after several residents in Rochdale woke up this morning to find that their front doors had been glued shut. 

Strong adhesive was squirted into the locks on at least 15 homes in different streets in Heywood. 

People in the town have said it has happened before and residents are fed up.

Luke Rhoden inquest: Ibiza police used 'excessive force', jury concludes

Dave Guest

Chief reporter, BBC North West Tonight

The jury at the inquest of Luke Rhoden, who died while on holiday in Ibiza, has concluded that Spanish police used "excessive force" in restraining him.

Luke Rhoden
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Mr Rhoden was on the island in September 2014 for a friend's stag party when he was held down by three officers.

The hearing in Bolton has heard he became agitated after taking drugs and police were called. He passed out while they were restraining him and died.  

EFL Cup derby day: Raheem Sterling v Zlatan Ibrahimovic

BBC Radio Manchester Sport

Ahead of tonight's EFL Cup derby clash at Old Trafford, BBC Radio Manchester's United reporter Bill Rice and City reporter Ian Cheeseman have sat down to discuss some of the key players for the clubs.

In their last chat, Ian sings the praises of Raheem Sterling and Bill bows down before Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

With the game fast approaching, you can listen to full match commentary on BBC Radio Manchester from 19:00 on 95.1FM and DAB.

Greater Manchester will accept 'Jungle' children with 'adequate support'

Greater Manchester Combined Authority has said they will accept unaccompanied children from the "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais, but they must be "adequately supported".

The combined authority - made up of the region's 10 councils - made the offer in the wake of French authorities clearance of the camp.

A spokesman said:

The people of Greater Manchester have a proud history of welcoming people from all over the world to our country and our region.

Greater Manchester has offered support to more asylum seekers than any other area and we continue to play our part in helping refugees from around the globe who come here seeking support to start a new life.

Working with other North West authorities, Greater Manchester has made clear to the Government that we are prepared to play our part in the Unaccompanied Children National Transfer Scheme.

However, it is vital that these vulnerable children are adequately supported. Discussions with the Home Office around numbers of children to be accepted under this scheme, and the timing of arrivals are ongoing.

EFL Cup derby day: Claudio Bravo v Wayne Rooney

BBC Radio Manchester Sport

Ahead of tonight's EFL Cup derby clash at Old Trafford, BBC Radio Manchester's United reporter Bill Rice and City reporter Ian Cheeseman have sat down to discuss some of the key players for the clubs.

Here, Ian sticks up for keeper Claudio Bravo, while Bill stands behind Wayne Rooney

There will be more of their derby discussions later and you can listen to full match commentary on BBC Radio Manchester from 19:00 on 95.1FM and DAB.

Severe accident: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

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M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe accident, between J13 for A572 and J12 for M62 affecting J17 for A56 Prestwich.

M60 Greater Manchester - Queuing traffic, long delays and two lanes closed on M60 anticlockwise between J13, A572 (Worsley) and J12, M62 (Eccles Interchange), because of an accident involving a lorry and a car. Congestion to J17, A56 (Prestwich).

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Image issued of cash machine conman

Police have issued a CCTV image of a man who they believe conned two women by stealing their bank cards when asking for change.

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On 4 October, a man asked a woman who had used a cash machine on Queens Walk, Droylsden, for change for a £10 note.

He put the note on her open purse but the woman later noticed that her bank card was missing.

Police believe the same man followed another woman  - on 8 October - as she was shopping before telling her she had dropped £10. 

As he handed it over, he removed her purse from her bag, placed the note on her purse and removed her bank card.

He then used her card to withdraw money from the cash-machine, having watched her enter her PIN number earlier.

Council leaders willing to accept 'Jungle' camp unaccompanied children

Greater Manchester Combined Authority - made up of the region's 10 councils - have told the government they are prepared to accept unaccompanied children from the "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais. 

Migrants leaving the 'Jungle' camp
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Councils taking part in the National Transfer Scheme - which is for minors who do not have family in the UK - will get funding for each refugee child under the age of 16.

French authorities say they have completed the clearance of the camp in Calais, three days after it began an operation to demolish it.  

Forget the pumpkins, try pineapples for Halloween

Apparently, if you want to be cool this Halloween, you should forget about pumpkins and carve Halloween lantern out of a pineapple instead.

We have no trouble growing pumpkins here in the UK but can we really grow the more tropical pineapples?

BBC Radio Manchester reporter Michelle Adamson tweeted this picture from East Didsbury... and we can verify it tastes lovely.

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Headlines from Greater Manchester

  • A woman was raped in Cheetham Hill in the early hours of this morning after a man punched her in the face, police say
  • The clash at the European Parliament earlier this month between UKIP MEPs Steven Woolfe and Mike Hookem has been reported to the French police
  • Pop star Justin Bieber made a surprise appearance at an ice hockey practice session in Altrincham Ice Rink 

EFL Cup derby day: Paul Pogba v Sergio Aguero

BBC Radio Manchester Sport

Ahead of tonight's EFL Cup derby clash at Old Trafford, BBC Radio Manchester's United reporter Bill Rice and City reporter Ian Cheeseman have sat down to discuss some of the key players for the clubs.

First up, Bill's defence of record signing Paul Pogba and Ian's case for sticking with Aguero.

There will be more of their derby discussions later and you can listen to full match commentary on BBC Radio Manchester from 19:00 on 95.1FM and DAB.

Two seriously injured as car overturns on tram line

Two people have been seriously injured after a collision, which led to a car overturning on to a tram track in Wythenshawe.

A black Ford Ka collided with another vehicle and hit a female pedestrian, before flipping over onto the line near Hollyhedge Road 

Both the woman and a 30-year-old driver were taken to hospital.

Metrolink have stopped services between Martinscroft and Wythenshawe - tickets are being accepted on local bus routes.

Free childcare demand stretches nurseries

Nursery providers are warning high demand for a new free 30-hour childcare scheme and rising costs will mean many nurseries will "go bust".

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Matt Cardy

A scheme that is being piloted in Wigan and other parts of England, which allows parents to claim free childcare for three and four-year-olds, has seen take-up rates of over 80%.

Nurseries say rising staff costs and inflation will force many providers to close.

The government says it is investing a "record £6bn in childcare".

The Conservatives' promise to double the amount of free childcare that parents in England can claim has proved very popular in pilot areas.

England manager backs 'influential' Rooney

BBC Sport

England caretaker boss Gareth Southgate says captain Wayne Rooney is still "hugely influential", despite the forward's poor Manchester United form.

rooney
Reuters

Rooney, 31, missed United's 4-0 defeat by Chelsea on Sunday through injury.

He was a substitute for the previous three Premier League games and has scored only once this season.

Southgate, who omitted Rooney for England's World Cup qualifying draw in Slovenia this month, said his leadership was "hugely impressive".

He's the England captain and, although he didn't start in Slovenia, to me he is a hugely influential figure in that group and that won't change. I thought his leadership qualities in the 10 days with us shone through. I could see how he's held in the eyes of the rest of the players and the positive influence he has in that environment.

Gareth SouthgateEngland caretaker boss

Police appeal after woman raped in Cheetham Hill

A woman was raped in Cheetham Hill in the early hours of this morning after a man punched her in the face, police say.

cheetham hill road
Google

Officers were called before 04:00 after reports that a 51-year-old woman was assaulted on Cheetham Hill Road, near the junction of Chatley Street.

Police are appealing for information and described the offender as being in his 40s, about 5ft 8in, with dark hair and a full beard.

He was wearing a brown jacket and dark coloured pants and driving a small dark car.

Football: Manchester derby preview

EFL Cup fourth round: United v City, 20:00 Old Trafford

BBC Sport

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne will miss today's EFL Cup fourth-round tie at local rivals Manchester United with a calf injury.

De Bruyne
Rex Features

Pablo Zabaleta is also out but Vincent Kompany, who made his first league start since April on Saturday, is fit.

City are without a win in five games in all competitions and manager Pep Guardiola said he will rotate his side.

"Some are going to play. I need to see the players in training and after we will decide the team," he added.

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.

Golden delivery for birthday girl Storey

BBC Sport

What do you get Britain's most decorated female Paralympian for her birthday?

A gold postbox of course!

Fourteen-time Paralympic champion Dame Sarah Storey - who turns 39 today - tweeted a photo of the present from her family.

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After the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Royal Mail painted a gold postbox in honour of every gold medallist in their hometown.

Clearly the Storey household felt another post box was in order to mark the three titles the Disley-based swimmer won in Rio.

The plane that's tackling air pollution

Victoria Gill

Science reporter, BBC News

Scientists have carried out the first test flight in a project to measure UK air pollution from the air - by flying through a plume sent up in the air from Manchester and Liverpool. 

It's for a mission by the Natural Environment Research Council to analyse pollution emitted by urban areas across the country.

Campaigners oppose Bolton cycling track location

Cyclist Jason Kenny was one of Team GB's Olympic heroes this summer but plans to build a cycle track in his home town of Bolton has sparked controversy and opposition. 

Campaigners say the 800m track in Leverhulme Park would destroy the natural beauty of the area and is not big enough anyway for proper competition. 

The proposal was narrowly given the go-ahead by Bolton Council but opponents say they will keep fighting.    

Warrington's Helen Walsh named on Bafta Breakthrough Brits list

Warrington-born writer Helen Walsh has been named on a list of Bafta's brightest new talent for 2016

BAFTA Breakthrough Brits
BAFTA

The Breakthrough Brits list also includes Bolton actress Ruth Madeley.  

Latest headlines from Greater Manchester

  • The clash at the European Parliament earlier this month between UKIP MEPs Steven Woolfe and Mike Hookem has been reported to the French police
  • Scientists have carried out the first test flight in a project to measure UK air pollution from the air - by flying from Manchester to Liverpool
  • The Manchester Storm manager says pop star Justin Bieber was an "absolute gent" when he joined the ice hockey team practice at Altrincham Ice Rink 

Bieber scores ice hockey goal in Manchester

One of the biggest pop stars in the world has "joined" Manchester Storm ice hockey team.  

After performing three concerts in the city, Justin Bieber headed to Silverblades Altrincham Ice Rink with his kit bag on Tuesday and skated with the team during their practice.

The 22-year-old Toronto Maple Leafs fan even proved himself as a decent skater, scoring a goal before a full celebration with the team.

UKIP clash referred to French police

The clash at the European Parliament earlier this month between UKIP MEPs Steven Woolfe and Mike Hookem has been reported to the French police.

hookem and woolfe
PA

Mr Woolfe, who was born in Moss Side, was rushed to hospital after collapsing in the parliament following an altercation with fellow MEP Mike Hookem, who has consistently denied hitting, pushing or throwing a punch.    

European Parliament president Martin Schulz said he had referred the "regrettable" incident after a probe.

The parliament's advisory committee on conduct concluded the two men's accounts of the events "diverged substantially".

Justin Bieber was 'absolute gent' in ice hockey visit

The manager of Manchester Storm says pop star and ice hockey fan Justin Bieber was an "absolute gent" when he joined a team practice session at Altrincham Ice Rink last night.

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The Canadian heart-throb hit the headlines earlier this week when he walked off stage in the city after asking fans to stop screaming in the gaps between songs. 

But Manchester Storm manager, Neil Russell, who sent a "speculative" invite to the popular singer, said Bieber was "very good... the kid can skate, the kid can play".

He said the pop star was due to visit last week before his Manchester concerts but had to cancel on three occasions. 

However it was "fourth time lucky" on Tuesday, when he played with the team before taking them out to an Altrincham bar.

His security staff and PA said, 'Just make sure your guys act normal, he just wants to get away and relax and unwind, and if you guys are cool with him, he will be cool with you'

Neil RussellGeneral manager, Manchester Storm

Rugby Union: Haley called up for England debut

BBC Sport

Sale Sharks full-back Mike Haley has been called up to the England rugby union squad for the autumn internationals.

Mike Haley of Sale Sharks
Reuters

He has played for the England Saxons before, but is yet to win a full England cap. 

There's disappointment though for the Sale captain Josh Beaumont - who has missed out on selection.

So how long does it take to sell a home?

It takes an average of 77 days to sell a home in Manchester - less than the UK average of 91 days - according to the study from Post Office Money Mortgages. 

houses
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With the exception of Swansea, where prices have remained steady, property values have increased over the past year across all the cities looked at in the research. 

Data shows it's quicker to sell in Manchester than in Leeds, Birmingham and even London - where a property typically takes 89 days to sell.

Luis on life after Great British Bake Off

Talking of Bake Off, BBC Breakfast spoke to 2014 finalist Luis Troyano, who now owns a bakery in Poynton.

During his stint on the series, which drew a whopping peak audience of 13.3m viewers, he baked a cake inspired by Lyme Park's Cage building in Stockport.  

Cage cake
BBC/Love productions

Bake Off's most memorable moments

It's the end of the Great British Bake-Off as we know it with the show's last episode on the BBC tonight before it heads over to Channel 4 - which has bought the programme in a three-year deal.

John Whaite
BBC/Love Productions

John Whaite, who studied law at the University of Manchester, went on to win the 2012 series, but things were not always so sweet for the Chorley-born baker.

In the first week, he came second-to-last in the technical bake after using salt instead of sugar to line the tin for his rum babas.

When presented to the judges, Mary said the cakes were "dead salty".

Nevertheless, he went on to study at Le Cordon Bleu and has now opened a cookery school in Manchester.

Latest headlines from Greater Manchester

  • Giving mums and dads the skills to become "super parents" can dramatically improve their child's autism, a long-term study involving the University of Manchester has shown 
  • Nursery providers are warning high demand for a new free 30-hour childcare scheme - piloted in Wigan and other areas - will mean many will "go bust"
  • Scientists have carried out the first test flight in a project to measure UK air pollution from the air - by flying from Manchester to Liverpool

Severe accident: M6 Cheshire northbound

BBC Travel

M6 Cheshire northbound severe accident, between J18 for A54 Middlewich and Knutsford Services affecting J16 for A500 Crewe.

M6 Cheshire - Severe delays and queuing traffic on M6 northbound between J18, A54 (Middlewich) and Knutsford Services, because of an accident earlier on. In the roadworks area. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J16, A500 (Crewe).

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Man City boss awaits Yaya Toure agent's apology

BBC Sport

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants to recall midfielder Yaya Toure but is still waiting for an apology from the player's agent.

guardiola and toure
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The Ivorian, 33, has played just once this season, in the Champions League play-off round. He was then left out of the competition's group stage squad.

Dimitri Seluk claimed Toure had been "humiliated" by the decision.

Asked if Toure could play in the EFL Cup tie at Manchester United, Guardiola said: "You know the situation."

The Spaniard said in September Seluk "must apologise" if Toure is to play in the first team again, but the agent told BBC Sport at the time: "What do I need to apologise for? He should speak to Yaya, who is doing his job."

But with no apology forthcoming, a stand-off remains between the manager and player.

What about Manchester Airport's expansion plans?

Tim Bowler

Business reporter, BBC News

The government may have decided to go ahead with Heathrow's third runway, as air travel is expected to continue growing - but how is Manchester Airport planning to expand?

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It is already the country's third busiest. Unlike Gatwick (the second busiest), it has two runways, giving it significant capacity for growth.

Last year, Manchester Airports Group (MAG) - which owns Stansted, Manchester, East Midlands and Bournemouth airports - announced a 10-year £1bn expansion programme.

The airport already serves more than 70 airlines, has more than 200 short and long-haul destinations and is the only UK airport outside London with direct routes to destinations such as Miami, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Singapore, Atlanta, Washington and Boston.

Aviation growth is just as important outside of London and the South East, not least at Manchester, given its critical role in the region.

Manchester Airport will connect the Northern Powerhouse to global markets - boosting the region's economy by around £10bn - far more than any other airport

Charlie CornishMAG chief executive

School's video features first day with a difference

A secondary school has gone one step further than having the usual open day to attract new pupils.  

Students and staff at Fallibroome Academy in Macclesfield, Cheshire have all taken part in an unusual promotional video.

It features volcanoes, Harry Potter, teachers dressed up with guitars and schoolchildren acting out battles in mock history lessons.

It shows the perspective of a new student walking through school on their first day, and being shown some of the activities the school offers.

Man Utd boss frustrated with life in hotel

BBC Sport

Jose Mourinho says living alone in Manchester has become a "bit of a disaster" and is beginning to tire of photographers camped outside his hotel.

Mourinho, 53, has been living in Salford's Lowry Hotel since being appointed United manager in the summer.

Yet the Portuguese claims he is loath to venture out because of the persistent hordes of photographers.

"I just want to cross the bridge and go to a restaurant. I can't, so it's really bad," Mourinho told Sky Sports.

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'Super-parenting' improves children's autism

James Gallagher

BBC News Website, Health Editor

Giving mums and dads the skills to become "super parents" can dramatically improve their child's autism, a long-term study involving the University of Manchester has shown.

Louisa with son
BBC

In the training, parents watched films of themselves playing with their child while a therapist gave precise tips for helping their child communicate.

"What is remarkable is the pay-off," said Louisa Harrison, from Cheshire, who has seen a huge improvement in her son Frank.

Experts said the results, published in the Lancet, were "hugely cheering".

The study focused on children with severe autism, who were often unable to talk to their parents.

He loves watching lamp-posts come on in our street, so autumn is a very exciting time for us. Several years ago it was a largely silent interaction, but now he will be so chatty, 'Mummy, Mummy, look they've gone on in a different order.' If you'd told me four years ago he'd come out with a sentence like that then I'd be crying

Louisa HarrisonMother of son with autism

Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

BBC Travel

M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J25 for A560.

M60 Greater Manchester - One lane blocked on M60 anticlockwise at J25, A560 (Bredbury), because of a broken down vehicle.

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Fraudsters jailed over stolen identity scams

A fraudster who tried to sell his victims' £500,000 home after transferring the property deeds into his name has been jailed.

Ghani (l) and Mahmood
GMP

Saeed Ghani, 30, also stole a couple's details in a bid to defraud them of their £90,000 pension.

Co-defendant Atif Mahmood, 42, stole identity documents from a post box in the Stockport area in June 2012.

The pair used the details to try and sell a couple's home, Preston Crown Court heard.

Ghani, of Prestwich, Greater Manchester, was jailed for seven years and six months. Mahmood was sentenced to 26 months.

Doctor warned police restraint of holidaymaker 'could kill'

A doctor warned police they could kill a British holidaymaker who died after being restrained, an inquest has heard.

Luke Rhodes
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Luke Rhoden was in Ibiza in September 2014 for a friend's stag party when he was held down by three officers.

The hearing was told he became agitated after taking drugs and police were called. He passed out while they were restraining him and died.

Dr Santiago Akoskin said he told officers they were "asphyxiating him", adding: "He is going to die."

The inquest continues.