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  1. Updates on Friday 9 December
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates return from 08:00 on Monday

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Live updates for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire have finished for the day, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with more of the day's news, sport, travel and weather.

Thanks for joining us and have a great weekend.

Weather: Rain clearing soon, but staying breezy

BBC Weather

Another look at the weather now, and any rain should weaken and slowly clear as we move into Friday night.

Clearer and slightly colder conditions will follow, but it will remain rather breezy.  

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Football: Weekend fixtures round-up

BBC Sport

There's the usual bumper round of football this weekend, with all the region's league teams in action.

  • Leicester City vs Manchester City, Saturday 17:30
  • Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur, Sunday 14:15
  • Aston Villa vs Wigan Athletic, Saturday 15:00
  • Bristol Rovers vs Bury, Saturday 15:00
  • Oxford United vs Oldham Athletic, Saturday 15:00
  • Rochdale vs Scunthorpe United, Saturday 15:00
  • Bolton Wanderers vs Gillingham, Monday 20:00

Read the full weekend fixture list

Basketball: WBBL begins on the BBC tonight

BBC Sport

BBC Sport's coverage of British basketball continues this evening.

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BBC Sport

After the BBL began on the BBC last week, this time it's the turn of the WBBL as the Leicester Riders take on the Manchester Mystics. 

Leicester are fourth in the table whilst Manchester sit top with five wins in their last five matches. 

Coverage begins from 17:00 and you can watch all the action on the BBC Sport website, app and selected connected TVs by clicking here.

For more information on the BBC's coverage of the WBBL and the BBL click here.

Severe accident: A663 Greater Manchester both ways

BBC Travel

A663 Greater Manchester both ways severe accident, between Hunt Lane and B6189 Foxdenton Lane.

A663 Greater Manchester - A663 Broadway in Chadderton closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the Hunt Lane junction and the B6189 Foxdenton Lane junction, because of an accident.

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Airport's plan for new hangar set for approval

Plans for a new hangar at City Airport - better known as Barton Aerodrome - in Salford are set to be approved later.

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The owners Peel want to demolish the old hangar, which has room for 10 planes, and the new one could accommodate up to 35 light aircraft.    

Manchester firefighters' latest operation is a real hoot

Tree-top adventure playground plan set for go-ahead

Richard Stead

BBC Radio Manchester reporter

Plans for a tree-top adventure playground in Manchester's Heaton Park are set to be approved by council planners later. It'll have nets, ropes and zip wires.

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Tameside Children's services: Concerns highlighted in Ofsted report

Here is a full list of the failings and concerns indentified in a damning Ofsted report into children's services in Tameside.

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  • Social workers' case loads high
  • Workforce is not suitably experienced
  • High staff turnover
  • Unacceptable delays in assessing children at risk of domestic abuse
  • Failure to investigate allegations of abuse in accordance with guidelines
  • Children at risk of sexual exploitation not properly assessed
  • Risks to children not adequately identified, responded to or reduced
  • Poor decision making and care plans insufficiently focused
  • Assessments not updated and do not evaluate change
  • Some care leavers are placed in bed and breakfast accommodation

Cheshire East Council will not renew Core Fit deal

Phil McCann

Cheshire Political Reporter, BBC News

Contracts to run school fitness programmes in east Cheshire will not be renewed by the council.

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Cheshire East Council Leader Michael Jones stepped down last year following pressure over three deals given to his personal physiotherapist's firm.

The council blamed the ending of the deal on "budget constraints" despite an academic report saying Core Fit Ltd's classes "worked well".

A Cheshire Police probe into Mr Jones' links to the firm's owner is under way.

Cricket: Lancashire's Haseeb Hameed discusses England

BBC Test Match Special

Opening batsman Haseeb Hamed joined Jonathan Agnew at lunch on day two of the fourth test against India in Mumbai.

The 19-year-old Lancashire player was ruled out of the final two tests with a broken hand.

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Man, 70, dies in Oldham 'hit-and-run'

A 70-year-old man has been killed in a suspected hit-and-run in Oldham.

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The man died in hospital after he was found with serious injuries in Sandy Lane, Royton, at about 23:00 on Thursday.

Greater Manchester Police officers believe he was struck by a car which then failed to stop.

Sgt Lee Westhead appealed for anyone who was in the area at the time to come forward.

He added: “Similarly, if anyone is approached to carry out work on a vehicle that looks like it might have been involved in this incident, please contact us.”

CCTV released as police probe Wigan armed robberies

Police investigating armed robberies at two shops in Wigan have released CCTV images of suspects they are searching for.

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The first raid happened at Bargain Booze on Orrell Road, Orrell on Tuesday, when a man armed with a gun stole a case of beer - while the terrified shop assistant locked himself in a store room.

Later that day, police believe the same man robbed Wilkinson Newsagents on Ormskirk Road, Newtown.

This time he demanded money, but a female member of staff twice refused, despite having a gun pointed at her.

The man stole a bottle of vodka and fled with another man, who on both occasions was acting as a lookout. 

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Tameside children's services: 'Serious failings' found by inspectors

Rachael Lazaro

BBC News Online

"Serious and widespread failings" have been revealed in children's services in Tameside which have been rated "inadequate" by government inspectors.

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An Ofsted inspection found a huge backlog of cases, a high turnover of staff and long delays in assessing children at risk of domestic abuse.

The service was rated "adequate" for safeguarding in 2012.

Tameside Council said it was committed to addressing the points raised "at the earliest opportunity".

Airline creates 100 jobs at Manchester Airport

The airline Jet2 says it's creating more than 100 new jobs for airfield workers and baggage handlers at Manchester Airport.

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Football: Fans have their say on United defender's return

The staff running Manchester United's Twitter account during the side's Europa League victory last night left the opinion of how defender Eric Bailly did up to the fans to fill in.

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Inevitably, while most praised the Ivorian international's performance, some replied with more leftfield repsonses.

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Bus collision causing severe M60 congestion

BBC Travel

Motorists are experiencing ongoing severe delays on the M60 due to a collsion involving a bus, BBC Travel reports.

The problems are affecting vehicles moving clockwise at junction 19

Collision causing M60 congestion, diversion in place

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Mourinho praises Henrikh Mkhitaryan after first Man Utd goal

BBC Sport

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has praised Henrikh Mkhitaryan's fighting qualities in adapting to his summer move to Old Trafford.

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Mkhitaryan, 27, signed for £26m from Borussia Dortmund but was left out of the side repeatedly until recently.

But in his third successive start, he struck his first United goal in their Europa League win over Zorya Luhansk.

Tameside children's services rated inadequate amid staff shortage

The children's services department at Tameside Council has been rated inadequate in a damning report by Ofsted.

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The inspection found a huge backlog of cases, a high turnover of staff, and long delays in the assessment of children who were at risk of domestic abuse.

The report, published today, also highlighted staffing concerns.

Tameside Council has said "no stone will be left unturned" as it vows to deliver better services.

Services for children in Tameside have become worse since Ofsted last inspected it. Social workers try very hard to help children, but they are given too many children to support to do the job well. This means that children do not always receive the right help as quickly as they should

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Football: Man Utd ease into Europa League knockout stages

BBC Sport

Manchester United reached the Europa League knockout stages by beating Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk 2-0, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan striking a fine first goal for the club.

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Weather: Heavy rain, but staying mild

BBC Weather

We're going to see outbreaks of rain throughout the day, becoming heavier and more persistent later.  

It'll be a windy day, especially along the coast and over higher ground, but despite this temperatures will remain mild.

Woman quizzed over man's murder

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 56-year-old man.

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The victim was found with serious injuries at a house in Unsworth Way in Oldham at about 19:50  on Thursday.

He was taken to hospital and died a short time later. Details of his injuries have not yet been revealed.

The house was cordoned off while police carried out an investigation. A 58-year-old woman has been taken into custody for questioning.

Travel: Accident causing severe M60 delays

BBC Travel

An accident is causing severe delays on the M60, moving anti-clockwise between junctions 12 and 13, BBC Travel reports.

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