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Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday 22 November
  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 more of the latest news, sport, travel and weather from across the region.

  2. Weather: Rain clearing for most areas, with overnight frost in the north

    BBC Weather

    It will turn drier overnight, although it will remain cloudy with some outbreaks of rain in the south of the region. Some frost is likely by dawn further north.  

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    Video caption: Weather

    Lows tonight of 4C.

    Any residual rain will clear to leave a fine day with sunny spells, the best of which will be across more northern parts. Staying cold, despite lighter winds.

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  3. Manchester United fans hid in Old Trafford toilet overnight

    BBC Sport

    In case you missed it, two Manchester United fans spent Friday night undetected in an Old Trafford toilet in an attempt to see Saturday's Premier League game against Arsenal.

    Manchester United fans

    The supporters had been on a stadium tour but managed to cut themselves off from the remainder of the party.

    They were found on Saturday morning during a security sweep of the stadium before being handed over to police, who decided not to arrest the pair.

  4. Hundreds of jobs lost after crane hire firm crashes

    More than 250 people across the country have lost their jobs after Greater Manchester-based heavy machinery and crane hire firm Hewden went into administration. 

    Hewden head office

    The company, whose headquarters is on Chester Road in Stretford (pictured), have posted a series of losses over recent years. 

    Part of the company has been sold by the administrators EY for £29m, in a move which will save around 130 jobs.        

  5. Who were the Inspiral Carpets?

    Colin Paterson

    Entertainment Correspondent, BBC Radio 5 live

    Following the sad news that Craig Gill, drummer of the Inspiral Carpets, has died at the age of 44, here's a closer look at the band.

    Inspiral Carpets

    Inspiral Carpets were very much a part of the Madchester scene. Happy Mondays discovered them, early on they supported The Stone Roses and even helped the next wave of Manchester music by employing Noel Gallagher as their roadie.

    Craig Gill joined them in 1986 at the age of 14 after meeting them in a car park when their drummer had not turned up for a gig. By 1989 they made up a tenth of John Peel's Festive Fifty - his annual list of favourite singles. The following year This Is How It Feels took them into the Top 20 and on to Top of The Pops.

    Their debut album, Life, was only kept from the top of the albums charts by a Carpenters compilation. That August came what would be their peak - headlining The Reading Festival. In a memorable moment Craig Gill's drumming intro to She Comes In The Fall, was supplemented on stage by a full military marching band.

    So big was Madchester at this time that they were even asked to provide the theme tune to the BBC Saturday morning kids TV show "The 8:15 From Manchester."

    There would be two more Top 10 albums before they were dropped by their record company and split-up. Later there were reunions and the band continued to tour.

  6. Latest headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    • Marks & Spencer pull out of the flagship £60m Prince's Gate shopping centre in Oldham town centre, a blow to the town's regeneration plans
    • A heavily pregnant mother and her six-year-old daughter arethreatened at knifepoint during an "atrocious" robbery at their home 
  7. Pregnant mum tells of Oldham knifepoint robbery ordeal

    A heavily pregnant mother who was threatened at knifepoint along with her six-year-old daughter during a robbery at their home said the ordeal has left her terrified and unable to sleep.

    Fatima Bibby

    A machete was pointed at Fatima Bibi's abdomen and her daughter had the knife held to her throat during the attack in Oldham on Friday.

    Mrs Bibi is going into hospital on Wednesday to have her baby. 

    Her three other children were also at home during the raid.

  8. Inspiral Carpets' drummer death 'absolutely out of the blue'

    Craig Gill's death has come "absolutely out of the blue", BBC News Entertainment correspondent Colin Paterson has said. 

    He said people who know him who worked for 5 Live had been tweeting him yesterday.

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  9. Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    • Marks & Spencer pull out of the flagship £60m Prince's Gate shopping centre in Oldham town centre, a blow to the town's regeneration plans
    • A heavily pregnant mother and her six-year-old daughter are threatened at knifepoint during an "atrocious" robbery at their home 
  10. Marks & Spencer pulls out of Oldham development

    Marks & Spencer has announced it will not be taking up its option on new retail space at the Prince's Gate development at Oldham Mumps , the council said.   

    M&S

    The local authority which said it was "disappointed by the decision" was contacted by the retailer earlier. 

    M&S announced earlier this month it will close 30 UK clothing and homeware shops and convert dozens more into food stores after it reported falling sales and profits in the six months to the end of September.

    Quote Message: Marks & Spencer were clear that although this means they will not be taking retail space at the Prince's Gate site, this does not mean that they're necessarily closing the door on coming to Oldham.
    Quote Message: I want to reassure people that we are continuing to have discussions with them about this and we are hopeful of a positive future outcome." from Jean Stretton Oldham Council Leader
    Jean StrettonOldham Council Leader
  11. Cars in Oldham 'scratched with racist graffiti'

    Racist graffiti was scratched into a number of cars in Oldham over the weekend, police said. 

    Heron St

    There were reports of a man damaging at least ten vehicles on Heron Street on Saturday.

    The offender was last seen on Hollins Road, near to the Britannia pub, and is described as tall, wearing red trainers, a grey Adidas hoodie and carrying a red bag in his hand.

  12. Manchester United fans hid in Old Trafford toilet overnight

    BBC Sport

    Two Manchester United fans spent Friday night undetected in an Old Trafford toilet in an attempt to see Saturday's Premier League game against Arsenal.

    Manchester United

    The supporters had been on a stadium tour but managed to cut themselves off from the remainder of the party.

    They were found on Saturday morning during a security sweep of the stadium before being handed over to police, who decided not to arrest the pair.

  13. Weather: Cloudy with showers

    BBC Weather

    A largely cloudy afternoon with further showers, locally heavy and perhaps wintry over higher ground. 

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    Staying cold with a brisk breeze around coasts. Slowly turning drier overnight, although still rather cloudy with some outbreaks of rain continuing in the south of the region. 

  14. Flooding: Volunteers help at Greenfield school clean up

    Staff, parents and volunteers are helping clean up at St Mary's C of E Primary School in Greenfield after it was flooded during last night's storm. 

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  15. Oldham knifepoint robbery: Pregnant mum and girl, 6, attacked

    A heavily pregnant mother and her six-year-old daughter were threatened at knifepoint during an "atrocious" robbery at their home.

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    Video caption: Pregnant mum and girl, 6, held at knifepoint in Oldham

    A knife was pointed at the woman's abdomen and the girl had a knife held to her throat.

    They were attacked by two men who burst into their home in Oldham, Greater Manchester. The woman's three other children were also in the house.

    Police have released CCTV images of the men, who stole a mobile phone.

  16. Inspiral Carpets drummer dies at 44

    Craig Gill, the drummer of Madchester band Inspiral Carpets, has died at the age of 44, the band has announced.

    Craig Gill

    Gill was one of the founding members of the band in Oldham in the early 1980s, alongside guitarist Graham Lambert, who tweeted he would "never be forgotten".

    A statement on the band's Facebook page said they were "absolutely devastated" by the loss of "our brother".

    The group's hits include Saturn 5, This Is How It Feels, She Comes In The Fall, Dragging Me Down and I Want You.