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Summary

  1. GMP launches youth football sex abuse investigation
  2. Services restored across Manchester and Salford after thousands left without water for hours
  3. North West MEP Paul Nuttall named new UKIP leader
  4. Detectives investigating Chinatown fire appeal to homeless community
  5. Updates on Monday 28 November

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

Weather: Overnight frost and freezing fog

BBC Weather

A clear and frosty night lies ahead for many, with some freezing fog patches forming in places.  

After a frosty start to the day, it will become fine and dry with plenty of sunshine.

Highs tomorrow of just 4C.

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Does being working class hold you back?

New research has found that the majority of HR bosses recruit people similar to themselves, which could mean applicants from working class backgrounds are destined to fail. 

In a survey, the charity Reclaim found 67% of organisations didn't have any measures in place to increase the numbers of employees from working class backgrounds.

Young people in Manchester are urging politicians to make a change as BBC North West Tonight's Ian Haslam found out:

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Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

BBC Travel

M60 Greater Manchester clockwise severe disruption, between J13 for A572 and J14 for M61 affecting J10 for B5214.

M60 Greater Manchester - One lane blocked and very slow traffic on M60 clockwise between J13, A572 (Worsley) and J14, M61 (East Lancs Road). In the roadworks area. Congestion to J10, B5214 (Trafford Centre).

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BreakingGMP launches youth football sex abuse investigation

Greater Manchester Police has launched an investigation into historic sexual abuse in youth football.

Assistant Chief Constable Debbie Ford said the force had received "a number of calls from people reporting historic sexual abuse whilst they were in the youth football system".

She added: "We have now launched an investigation and our specially trained officers are supporting those who have come forward so far. 

"We are co-ordinating our investigation with forces nationally and with Operation Hydrant, the national co-ordination hub for historic child abuse investigations concerning persons of public prominence.

"I would encourage anyone who was a victim of sexual or physical abuse to come forward and speak to us as soon as possible.

"I completely understand that for many people, making disclosures about such traumatic events can be difficult but we will offer advice and support throughout.

"For those who do want to come forward please call police on 101."

Homes would 'impair' radio telescope

Building 120 new homes near the Jodrell Bank observatory would interfere with its ability to receive radio signals from space, the government has ruled.

Grade I-listed Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank
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Gladman Developments had denied the use of household appliances in Goostrey would affect the observatory's ability to receive radio signals from space.

But Communities and Local Government Secretary, Sajid Javid, ruled against the proposed development.

It would "impair the efficiency" of this "world-class facility", he said.

Manchester literary prize winners announced

Two poets with "very strong and completely different voices" have been named as the joint winners of the 2016 Manchester Poetry Prize.

Rebecca Tamás
MMU

Poets Dante Di Stefano and Rebecca Tamás each won £5,000 at a ceremony in the medieval Baronial Hall at Chetham's Library in Manchester.

Poetry judge Helen Mort said:

I really admired the two writers and their different styles so we decided to share the prize to recognise both of their achievements.

At the same ceremony D.W. WIlson's short story about a man and his son on the run in Alaska, All This Concrete Beneath Your Feet, took the 2016 Manchester Fiction Prize.

Accepting the £10,000 prize, WIlson said:

Writing is a solitary act, and rarely can writers know if what we're doing is worthwhile, so prizes like these are especially important.

They give validation, they give reassurance: yes, they say, you're doing something right. Keep going.

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Mossley band Cabbage make BBC Sound of 2017 longlist

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Greater Manchester post-punks Cabbage have been included on the BBC Sound of 2017 longlist.

Sound of 2017
BBC

The annual poll aims to highlight 15 of the most promising musical acts for the coming year. Previous winners include Adele, 50 Cent, Ellie Goulding and Sam Smith.

Cabbage, described as "post-punk provocateurs", were founded in Mossley and the band has gained a reputation for raucous live shows.

They played the BBC Introducing stage at T In The Park in the summer. Here's a clip from their set:

Majority of Manchester properties have water reconnected

United Utilities have said all but a handful of properties in Manchester have now had their water reconnected.

A spokesman said due to technical difficulties, a few properties were still without water, but the majority had now seen supplies return to normal.

Football: Fog decision was 'worst ever in football'

BBC Sport

Macclesfield boss John Askey has called for referee Antony Coggins to be suspended after his decision to abandon their game against Dover after 55 minutes because of fog at Moss Rose.

Moss Rose
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Askey's side were leading 1-0 when the game was suspended, before being called off after a second inspection.

A win would have moved the Silkmen to five points off the play-off places.

"It is probably the worst decision there has ever been in football," Askey, 52, told BBC Radio Manchester.

Homeless community could have 'critical' information about Chinatown fire

Detectives investigating a large fire in Manchester's Chinatown are appealing directly to the homeless community who they believe could have "critical" information about the blaze.

Chinatown fire scene
BBC

The fire began at about 02:15 on Friday in Nicholas Street and took several hours to bring under control, closing roads and causing congestion.

Two people found dead inside the building were male, police confirmed.

The men, thought to be rough sleepers, are yet to be identified.

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Court hearings resume after water restored

Court hearings at Manchester Crown Court have resumed after the building's water supply was restored, the Ministry of Justice has confirmed.

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The court was among 4,000 properties affected by a leak near Victoria station, leaving shops, homes and restaurants with no water. Many are yet to be reconnected.

Normal service has resumed at the court this afternoon, but any hearings which were missed this morning will now be held on Tuesday.

Weather: Sunshine continuing, but feeling chilly

BBC Weather

There's plenty of sunshine around at the moment, and it looks like it will continue into the afternoon. But light winds will keep things feeling rather cold.  

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Funding announced for Manchester Airport tram line

The government has announced funding to develop plans for a new tram line at Manchester Airport.

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It would connect the existing airport rail station with the new terminal two building. 

The line is part of long-term plans to build a Metrolink loop, connecting Manchester Airport with Wythenshawe Hospital, via the new rail station for HS2, close to the M56.

Plans for a Wythenshawe tram loop were first suggested in the late 1990s, but were abandoned in 2005 because it was too expensive. 

Now the government has agreed funding to develop a business case for the line.

Government 'committed' to motorway improvements

Alongside the money for a further development of the Manchester Metrolink Airport Extension plans, the Department for Transport has also said it is "committing to develop improvements identified by the Manchester M60 North-West Quadrant".

M60 motorway
BBC

A new link road joining the M6 to the M62, an orbital corridor and junction widening are being considered to tackle congestion in Greater Manchester.  

A DfT spokesman said the government want to "develop options in greater detail, undertaking further analysis, so construction can start as part of the next road investment strategy".

He also said £1m would be used to "further the business case for the Warrington Waterfront Western Link", a new road which will cross the Manchester Ship Canal and "open up land for housing and development".

Manchester shops still waiting for water supply to resume

Water leak suspends court hearings

Court hearings have been suspended at Manchester Crown Court due to ongoing problems with water supply in the city.

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United Utilities has been working to restore supply to about 4,000 properties across the city after a major water leak near Victoria Station. 

Airport Metrolink extension to be explored after cash boost

Plans for a new Metrolink extension, which would link the existing line to Manchester Airport's Terminal 2, are to be further developed after a cash boost.

Metrolink tram
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The Department for Transport has awarded £2.1m to the project "to further the business case" for it.

A spokesman said the extension would aim to "improve passenger journeys to the soon-to-be expanded Terminal 2".

Travel disruption: Engineering train derailed at 1am

A derailed engineering train which has caused widespread delays across the region first became dislodged from the tracks at 01:00, Network Rail has said.

Arriva train
Arriva Trains Wales

A spokesman said delays fixing the problem meant morning services were disrupted, with normal services expected to resume at about 13:00.

He said: “Network Rail engineers re-railed the train at 4am, however, due to the incident, track upgrades were completed at 8.08am, instead of 4.40am as planned. 

"This work had to be completed to ensure the track was safe for trains to run on but unfortunately this caused severe delays for rush-hour customers."

Water supply restored to 'majority' of properties 'within next hour'

Water supply should be restored to the "vast majority" of properties within the next hour, United Utilities (UU) has said.

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Engineers are now in the process of "re-zoning" the water network, which means moving water from different supplies.

A spokesman for UU said: “We want to apologise to our customers for what has been a dramatic start to their working week.”

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Water leak affects 4,000 properties and causes traffic disruption

A leak in Manchester city centre has left about 4,000 properties without water and is causing severe traffic problems.

Homes and businesses acrss Manchester and Salford have been affected after the leak in Hunts Bank and Victoria Street, while an electrical fault has also affected pumps. 

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Great Ducie Street is closed and there is queuing traffic in both directions between the A6042 Trinity Way junction and the A6041 Chapel Street junction.

There are also hold-ups along Hunts Bank between Victoria Street and Victoria Station approach.

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Manchester homes and businesses left without water

Homes and businesses across Manchester have been left without water after an electrical fault affected pumps.

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United Utilities are trying to fix the problem, which is affecting properties in the M1, M2, M3, M4 and M7 areas.

A leak on Hunts Bank and Victoria Street is also contributing to the problem.

Some cafes and restaurants have taken to social media sites to apologise to customers.

No water here as with the rest of MCR centre so we won't be open till it's back. Apologies for the inconvenience.

To all our Manchester customers, our building currently has no water. We are waiting for UU to solve the problem. We hope to reopen soon!

Football: Mourinho 'will turn Red Devils around', says assistant

BBC Sport

Jose Mourinho's record of success proves he will turn things around after a difficult start at Manchester United, says assistant Rui Faria.

Rui Faria
BBC

Sunday's 1-1 draw against West Ham at Old Trafford means Mourinho's side are sixth and 11 points behind leaders Chelsea. They were second at this stage last season under Louis van Gaal.

"It's a big club and we are used to big clubs - we also know how to take a team to win," said Faria.

"We know that we will do it."

New UKIP leader to be named in Manchester

BBC Politics

The new leader of the UK Independence Party will be announced in Manchester later.

UKIP leadership candidates
Various

North West MEP Paul Nuttall, Suzanne Evans and John Rees-Evans are all bidding to replace Diane James, who resigned last month, 18 days after her election.

However, former front-runner Steven Woolfe withdrew and resigned from UKIP after a row with party colleagues.

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • A derailed train at Eccles is causing severe disruption to services across the region, with trains between Manchester and Bolton, Wigan, Chester and Liverpool all affected
  • Detectives investigating a large fire in Manchester's Chinatown are appealing directly to the homeless community who they believe could have "critical" information about the blaze
  • The Football Association confirms it is investigating allegations of sexual abuse in football after several footballers spoke publicly about being abused, including former Manchester City player David White  

City centre squatters vow to resist eviction attempts

A group of around 25 squatters are vowing to resist attempts to evict them from an empty building in Manchester city centre.

They have spent several months living above a former restaurant on South King Street, owned by the Greater Manchester Pension Fund. 

An attempt was made to evict them last week, and the bailiffs are expected to return soon.

Travel: Slow traffic on M60 anti-clockwise

BBC Travel

An incident on the M60 is causing slow traffic at junction 12, moving anti-clockwise in the roadworks area.

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Derailed train: Line reopens, but delays continue

A line has now reopened after a derailed engineering train in Eccles prompted widespread delays across the region.

Train
BBC

However, delays are expected to continue, with problems affecting Arriva Trains Wales, Northern and Transpennine services - mainly on routes between Manchester and Bolton, Wigan, Chester and Liverpool.

Latest updates are available on the National Rail website

Hospital staff disciplined after 'secret' report reveals shocking neglect

Manchester Evening News

Manchester Evening News

Hospital staff have been disciplined for shocking failures and neglect in hospital maternity units, it has emerged.

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • A derailed train at Eccles is causing severe disruption to services across the region, with trains between Manchester and Bolton, Preston, Wigan, Chester and Liverpool all affected
  • Detectives investigating a large fire in Manchester's Chinatown are appealing directly to the homeless community who they believe could have "critical" information about the blaze
  • The Football Association confirms it is investigating allegations of sexual abuse in football after several footballers spoke publicly about being abused, including former Manchester City player David White

Derailed train causing severe delays

A derailed engineering train at Eccles is causing cancellations and delays across the region.

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BBC

The problems are affecting Arriva Trains Wales, Northern and Transpennine services - mainly on routes between Manchester and Bolton, Wigan, Chester and Liverpool.

There is also a broken down train at Knutsford.

Replacement buses are in operation and services are likely to be affected until 13:00.

Latest updates are available on the National Rail website.

Weather: Sunshine developing, but feeling chilly

BBC Weather

After a cloudy start, there should be increasing amounts of sunshine, although light winds will mean it stays chilly. 

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Tom Mullen

Reporter, BBC News Online

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