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  1. Updates from Monday 31 October
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Tuesday 1 November

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

  2. Weather: A foggy night for Halloween

    It will start to turn foggy this evening. Any outbreaks of rain will move southwards but they will be mostly light.

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    More details on BBC Weather.

  3. DIY SOS is back in Manchester's Veterans Village

    The BBC's DIY SOS team have returned to Canada Street in east Manchester to finish the renovation they began last year.

    More than 9m viewers tuned in to watch eight of the street's 25 empty homes being refurbished for war veterans by volunteers including Princes William and Harry.  

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    Video caption: DIY SOS is back in Manchester's Veterans Village

    If you're a tradesman that would like to get involved, please email or if you're a military veteran family, with physical or psychological challenges, looking for a home in Manchester, please call 01179742173 or email

  4. Oldham man jailed over flat fight death

    A man involved in a fight at a flat in which a teenager died and another man suffered stab wounds has been jailed.


    Matthew Stubbs, 24, of Horsedge Street, Oldham was found guilty of assault and affray and sentenced at Manchester Crown Court to 12 years in prison.

    Tommy Bilton, 19, suffered fatal injuries in the fight, which happened in the early hours of 15 August 2015.

    The other man, who was stabbed as he tried to intervene, later made a full recovery.

    The fight had started in the flat but spilled out in the street, police said.

  5. Latest headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    • A boy who died after a house fire in Sandbach is named as eight-year-old Lucas Carter
    • Police officers are asking rail passengers at Manchester Piccadilly to keep an eye out for children they think may be at risk of sexual exploitation   
    • Salford Red Devils appoint former club captain Ian Blease as their new chief executive  
  6. Number of rough sleepers on the rise

    BBC Inside Out

    At the last official count, the number of rough sleepers in Manchester stood at 70, which is ten times higher than it was five years ago. 

    But don’t forget, that’s just a snapshot - it’s a rough count of the sleeping bags in the city centre on a particular night of the year.

    Simon is one of the people trying to help homeless people on the street.

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    Video caption: The official number of rough sleepers in Manchester has risen to about 70.

    You can see the full report on BBC Inside Out tonight at 19:30 on BBC One.

  7. Forged rail tickets sold on 'dark web'

    Forged rail tickets are being sold on a hidden part of the internet and used at stations without detection, an undercover BBC investigation finds.

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    Video caption: Investigation finds rail tickets are being bought on the dark web

    They can be bought for a fraction of the genuine fare on the "dark web", using virtual currency Bitcoin.

    BBC South East bought a first class fare from Hastings to Manchester, and a monthly ticket between Gatwick and London, using them without problems.

  8. GMP highlight child sexual exploitation to rail users

    A team of Greater Manchester Police officers has been asking rail passengers at Manchester Piccadilly to keep an eye out for children they think may be at risk of sexual exploitation. 

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    Young people who have been groomed online often use public transport to meet up with those grooming them, police said.  

    It is part of a week of action by GMP with Transport for Greater Manchester, Barnardo's, the NHS and others.   

  9. Salford appoint Blease as new CEO

    BBC Sport

    Salford Red Devils have appointed former club captain Ian Blease as their new chief executive.  

    Marwan Koukash

    The 51-year-old former forward spent eight years as a player at Salford.

    Owner Marwan Koukash had taken on the role of chief executive following the departure of Martin Vickers last year.

    "Ian has had a long and illustrious career in both rugby and business management. Not only is he a well respected businessman, he is a born and raised Salfordian," said Koukash.

    "Starting from today we will actively be working to increase our profile and the brand of Salford, not only within the community but, across the north west region."

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M61 Greater Manchester southbound

    BBC Travel

    M61 Greater Manchester southbound severe disruption, between J3 for M61 and J2 for M60.

    M61 Greater Manchester - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M61 southbound between J3, M61 (Kearsley Spur) and J2, M60 (Walkden), because of a tree and a barrier on the road.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  11. Boy who died in fire named

    A boy who died after a house fire in Sandbach has been named as eight-year-old Lucas Carter. 

    scene of fire

    The fire at a house on Platt Avenue was reported to emergency services in the early hours of Sunday. Lucas was rescued from upstairs after crews found his mum outside with serious burns. However the eight-year-old died shortly afterwards in hospital.

    His mother Kelly-Anne remains in hospital where she is still being treated. 

  12. Ex-Man Utd footballer ordained as deacon

    A former Manchester United footballer from west Belfast has been ordained as a deacon in the Catholic Church.  

    Philip Mulryne playing for Northern Ireland

    Philip Mulryne made his debut for Manchester United in 1997 after progressing through the youth team.

    He won 27 caps for Northern Ireland in a career that included spells with Norwich City and Leyton Orient.

    The former midfielder was ordained by the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, on Saturday.

    The 38-year-old is a member of the Dominican Order and is expected to be ordained as a priest next year.

  13. Altrincham Metrolink line to remain suspended

    BBC Travel

    Due to a damaged overhead line, services on the Altrincham line are expected to remain suspended for most of the afternoon.

    A reduced service is currently operating on the following lines:

    • Airport – Firswood
    • East Didsbury – Firswood
    • Altrincham (suspended)
    • Bury – Piccadilly
    • Shaw and Crompton – Piccadilly  
  14. Latest headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    • Two women are charged with attempted murder after an attack in Ashton-under-Lyne which left an elderly man with multiple injuries
    • The Court of Appeal has refused to overturn a series of guilty verdicts, in the first appeals brought in "joint enterprise" cases since a landmark ruling over a murder in Warrington
    • The BBC's "DIY SOS" team are back in East Manchester to finish off building the "Veterans Village" they began last year
  15. Rock legend Graham Nash returns to Salford Lads Club

    Music fans from all over the world come to the North West to be photographed outside Salford Lads Club because it featured on the cover of an album by The Smiths.

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    Video caption: Rock legend Graham Nash returns to Salford Lads Club

    But 30 years before it was made famous by The Smiths, the founding members of another Manchester group, The Hollies, were members of the boys' club.

    In an Inside Out exclusive, Andy Kershaw took Graham Nash back to where it all began.

  16. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire northbound

    BBC Travel

    M6 Cheshire northbound severe disruption, around J18 for A54 Middlewich.

    M6 Cheshire - Very slow traffic on M6 northbound around J18, A54 (Middlewich), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area. All lanes have been re-opened.

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  17. Attempted murder charges after man attacked

    Two women have been charged with attempted murder after an elderly man was attacked in Ashton-Under-Lyne, police said. 

    Vicarage Crescent

    Officers were called to a house on Vicarage Crescent shortly after 08:10 GMT on Sunday to reports of an injured man who is in his 70s. He is in a stable condition in hospital.

     Two 27-year-old women are expected to appear at Tameside Magistrates’ Court later.