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Summary

  1. Updates on Thursday 24 November:
  2. Boy, 17, held over double student stabbing at Manchester College campus
  3. Hospital staff 'left premature baby to die in sluice room', report reveals
  4. Car crashes into tree after Cheadle police pursuit, man injured
  5. Ex-Man City footballer David White tells of sex abuse by coach

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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 Friday with more of the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

Have a lovely evening and hopefully catch you tomorrow!

Weather: Cold and dry

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A sunny evening for all, but remaining rather chilly. Dry with light winds and plenty of clear spells overnight. 

This will allow temperatures to fall and a widespread frost to form, the odd freezing fog patch is likely too. Lows of 5C.

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GP surgery ordered to improve

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A Whitefield healthcare centre has been told to improve by healthcare inspectors.

Bob Dylan's guitarist on the night he went electric

A fan shouting "Judas" at a Bob Dylan concert in Manchester in 1966 has been described as one of the pivotal moments in popular music in the 20th Century.

At the time Dylan was the leading figure of the American folk music revival, but had introduced electric guitars to his concerts the previous year, prompting people to say he had sold out on his folk roots.

At the concert at the Free Trade Hall that night, the audience were not impressed when he introduced an electric backing band The Hawks, hence the now famous comment.

But band member Robbie Robertson, who was playing guitar for Dylan that night, explains to Radio 4's Today programme it was no different from any other night on that tour.

Oldham MP brands Pennine Acute Trust revelations "inexecusable"

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Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, says a report of failings including a premature baby being left to die alone in a sluice room is "deeply disturbing".

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Debbie Abrahams says she has heard many complaints from her constituents about the trust

Closed 'brawl pub' to be turned into flats

A pub in Radcliffe that was shut down after a "mass brawl" is to be transformed into flats. 

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The Lord Raglan in Water Street has been closed for 18 months after a large-scale fight spilled out into the street.

Its licence was revoked, and Bury Council has now given the go ahead for the Victorian building to be converted into six flats.    

No reports of football sex abuse allegations made to GMP

Greater Manchester Police have revealed that no potential victims of sex abuse in football have come forward to report allegations.

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The NSPCC has said more than 50 people have rung an abuse helpline since ex-Crewe player Andy Woodward, 43, spoke publicly about his abuse by former Crewe coach and youth football scout Barry Bennell.

Bennell was sentenced to nine years in prison in 1998 after admitting sexual offences against six boys.  

Cheshire Police said 11 people had come forward and four footballers have spoken publicly about being abused as teenagers.

Latest Headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • A 17-year-old is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two students were stabbed at a college campus in Manchester city centre
  • "Hundreds" of children may have been abused with football, former England, Manchester City and Spurs midfielder Paul Stewart tells the BBC 
  • Deansgate is to close during rush hour while police walk thousands of Feyenoord fans to Old Trafford for the Europa League game against Manchester United

Dutch fans gather in Manchester

There are more than 6,000 Dutch fans in Manchester for tonight's clash against Manchester United but only half have tickets for the Europa League game.

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They look to be having a good time ahead of kick-off at 20:05 at Old Trafford.

Deansgate will close for Feyenoord fans' walk to Old Trafford

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Police are to close Deansgate at rush hour so they can escort thousands of Dutch fans to Old Trafford.

Severe disruption: M62 Greater Manchester eastbound

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Football sex abuse: 'Hundreds may have suffered', says Paul Stewart

Hundreds of children may have been sexually abused by figures within football, former England and Manchester City player Paul Stewart has told the BBC.

Mr Stewart, who claims he was abused by a coach for four years as a child, said the sport could face allegations on the scale of the Jimmy Savile scandal.

Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

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M60 Greater Manchester clockwise severe disruption, at J13 for A572.

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Boy, 17, arrested over Manchester College double stabbing

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two students were stabbed at a college campus in Manchester city centre.

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A 17-year-old boy was stabbed in his chest and an 18-year-old man was injured in his back at Manchester College's Shena Simon site in Chorlton Street shortly before 11:10.

They are in a stable condition in hospital.

The boy is in custody for questioning. 

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Two teenagers are taken to hospital and another is arrested after a stabbing outside a college.

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Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • "Hundreds" of children may have been sexually abused by figures within football, former England, Manchester City and Tottenham player Paul Stewart tells the BBC  
  • Hospital staff left a premature baby "in a sluice room to die alone, a report reveals

Manchester College stabbing: Knife found at scene

Greater Manchester Police said a knife was found at the scene of a stabbing outside a Manchester college.

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Two students are being treated for serious injuries after one, aged 17, was stabbed in his chest and the other, aged 18, was stabbed in the back.

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The knife will be forensically examined, but we still need people to contact us with any information they have.

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Thousands of fans expected in Manchester city centre ahead of Europa League clash

There will be rolling road closures in the city centre from about 17:00 tonight ahead of Manchester United's Europa League match against Feyenoord.

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Up to 6,000 Feyenoord fans will be guided on foot from Deansgate to Old Trafford, Transport for Greater Manchester (TFGM) said. 

The match kicks off at 20:05. 

Gritty McGritface suggested as new gritter's name

Oldham Council is asking for ideas about what to call one of its gritters.

Gritty McGritface or Grita Ora have been suggested. 

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Guardiola 'lucky' Man City cannot face Bayern

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he is "lucky" he cannot face his old club Bayern Munich in the next round of the Champions League, as both clubs qualify second in their respective groups.

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Football sex abuse claims: Who is Barry Bennell?

Former football scout and coach Barry Bennell was jailed for nine years in 1998 for sexual offences against children..

Former Manchester City and England player David White has become the fourth footballer to speak publicly about being sexually abused

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  • Bennell was a youth coach at Crewe Alexandra in the 1980s and 1990s and also had a close association with Stoke City and Manchester City 
  • He has been jailed three times for child sex abuse - including once in America
  • Florida police said he had an "insatiable appetite" for young boys 
  • His crimes were, at one point, the subject of a Channel 4 Dispatches programme.
  • Jailed again in 2015 for two years - with a minimum term of 12 months - for a historic sexual offence committed against a 12-year-old boy on a football pitch in Macclesfield Described himself as a "monster" in 2015 while giving evidence in court

Wigan owner Dave Whelan unveils statue outside stadium

On his 80th birthday Dave Whelan reveals a statue of himself outside the DW stadium. 

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A statue of Dave Whelan is being unveiled at Wigan's DW Stadium on his 80th birthday.

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Two students in Manchester College stabbing

Two students are being treated for serious injuries after being stabbed at a college.  

Manchester College
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Both attend Manchester College and were attacked outside its Shena Simon campus on Chorlton Street shortly before 11:10 GMT.

One, aged 17, was found with a stab wound to his chest while the other, 18, had a stab wound to his back.

The campus was closed for the remainder of the day.

Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Two students are stabbed at a college campus in Manchester city centre
  • Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust says it has recruited extra staff after a leaked report revealed mistakes which led to the deaths of several mothers and babies
  • A man was injured in a crash following a police pursuit in Cheadle, Stockport, police say

Two teenagers stabbed at college were students

Two students were injured in a stabbing at a college campus in Manchester city centre.

Manchester College has confirmed the attack in the Shena Simon campus in Cholton Street at about 11:10 involved its students.

A 17-year-old boy suffered chest wounds and an 18-year-old man was stabbed in the back. They have been taken to hospital.

The college has been closed for the remainder of the day.

Lisa O’Loughlin, Manchester College principal, said: “We are currently supporting the police with their enquiries.

"We have closed Shena Simon campus for the remainder of today and are providing full support to our students and staff at this difficult time.”

Two teenagers stabbed outside Manchester College

Two teenagers have been stabbed outside a college campus in Manchester city centre, it has emerged.

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A 17-year-old boy suffered a stab wound to his chest and an 18-year-old man was stabbed in the back outside Manchester College's site in Chorlton Street at about 11:10.

They have been taken to hospital for treatment.

Police have recovered a knife from the scene and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Ch Insp Gareth Parkin said: “We currently have two people with serious injuries in hospital so it is imperative that anyone with information comes forward and helps us with our investigation."

Ambulance called to college campus over stabbing report

The ambulance service treated two men who were reportedly stabbed outside Manchester College's city centre campus.

It was called to the campus in Chorlton Street at about 11:10.

Two men were taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary. Their conditions are not known.

Road closed after reported stabbing

Chorlton Street has been closed following reports of a stabbing outside Manchester College. 

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Two in hospital after stabbing outside Manchester College

Two men have been taken to hospital following reports of a stabbing outside a college.

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Police were called to a reported stabbing outside Manchester College in Chorlton Street in the city centre at about 11:10.

It is not yet known whether the men involved were students.

Police remain at the scene.

Court told how pensioner died after being attacked in the pub

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A pensioner died after being attacked in a Bolton pub toilet, a court heard.

Trust apologises for 'any failings' after review found baby 'died in sluice room'

An NHS trust has apologised to families for "any failings" after staff left a premature baby "in a sluice room to die alone" and misdiagnosed a mother who died from a "catastrophic haemorrhage" in two separate cases.

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It follows a review which identified several "unacceptable situations" at the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust's Royal Oldham and North Manchester General hospitals.   

The Manchester Evening News uncovered the initially internal-only report.

All reported incidents had been "investigated thoroughly" and the information was in the public domain, the trust said. 

What happened was shocking and unacceptable. We've met as a team and with the family concerned and been very open about what happened.

We recruited 51 midwives....We recruited very experienced leaders in midwifery...We're working alongside national experts in maternity care, St Mary's hospital and we're putting in new checks and balances.

Professor Matthew MakinMedical director

Further arrests in Bolton murder probe

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder after a man died in a shooting.

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Michael Blake, 28, died in hospital after being found shot in the back of the head near to his home in Westhoughton, Bolton, on 4 November.

Two men, aged 35 and 46, remain in police custody for questioning.     

Three other men have been charged in connection with the death.

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How an identity fraud gang tried to sell man's home

A criminal gang has been jailed after they stole a man's identity and then tried to sell his house in Stockport.

The scam was only uncovered because the man's daughter happened to be looking at properties online and spotted her father's home just days before it was due to be auctioned.

Shopper suffers 'life-changing' injuries after being crushed by advertising board in high winds at The Rock in Bury

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A woman suffered “life-changing” injuries after an advertising board fell on her in heavy winds.  

Football sex abuse claims: NSPCC received more than 50 calls

The NSPCC has opened a dedicated telephone helpline -- in response to a number of former footballers waiving their anonymity to speak out about the sexual abuse they suffered as children. 

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Former Manchester City player David White spoke out about abuse

Eleven people have contacted police since former Bury player Andy Woodward told a newspaper he'd been abused by a coach at Crewe Alexandra who was jailed in the late 90s.

Paul Stewart (left), Steve Walters (middle) and Andy Woodward (right) have also gone public with their ordeals
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Paul Stewart (left), Steve Walters (middle) and Andy Woodward (right) have also gone public with their ordeals

The helpline has received more than 50 calls in the first two hours, the NSPCC said. 

Watch the moment thieving carer steals cash from vulnerable pensioner's purse

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A thieving carer was caught on hidden camera reaching into an elderly pensioner’s bag and taking cash from her purse.

Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Hospital staff left a premature baby "in a sluice room to die alone" and misdiagnosed a mother who died from a "catastrophic haemorrhage" in two separate cases, a report reveals
  • Accident investigators are at the scene of a crash in Cheadle in Stockport where a car ran into a tree and telegraph pole during a police pursuit