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  1. Updates on Monday 12 December
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates return from 08:00 on Tuesday

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

  2. Weather: Dull, dreary and drizzly

    BBC Weather

    It's looking like a dull, dreary and drizzly afternoon, with some misty patches in places and highs of 9C.

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    Video caption: A dull, dreary and drizzly afternoon. Some misty patches in places. Highs of 9C.

    Patchy rain will continue through the evening, but should largely die out during the night.

    More from BBC Weather

  3. Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    • Tributes have been paid to a 19-year-old woman who died at a hotel in Manchester after taking ecstasy during a night out in the city
    • Bottled water is being handed out in communities in parts of Greater Manchester after a fault at a treatment works affected supplies
    • Manchester City draw AS Monaco in the Champion's League last 16 and Manchester United are pitted against St Etienne in the Europa League last 32
  4. Search for relatives after woman dies

    Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace the next-of-kin of a woman from Leigh who died on Friday.

    Edna Hilton, 92, had lived in Atherton before moving to Leigh. It is believed she has a son. 

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the Coroner’s office on 0161 856 5496.

  5. Tributes paid to woman, 19, who died after taking ecstasy

    Tributes have been paid to a teenage beautician who died after taking ecstasy following a night out in Manchester.

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    The victim, named locally as Lauren Atkinson, 19, from Ulverston in Cumbria, was found dead in a hotel in Ancoats on Sunday morning after a night out with friends in the city.

    Four people have been arrested in connection with the death.

    Miss Atkinson is believed to have worked at Eleanor Kate's Nail and Beauty in Market Street, Ulverston, where her father, Nigel, reportedly runs the local rugby league team. 

    He has changed his Facebook profile to include a picture of himself and his daughter, and posted: "We were blessed to have a daughter who touched so many. And was loved by everyone. The world has lost one amazing girl." 

    Eleanor Edwards, boss of the beauty salon where Lauren worked, posted: "It is with heart breaking sadness that I must inform you of the passing of our dearest friend and colleague Lauren. 

    "Could I kindly ask for your patience and understanding at this dreadful time."

  6. Football: Man City star in the running for BBC's annual award

    Manchester City's Yaya Toure is among the players in the running to be named the BBC's African Footballer of the Year.

    Yaya Toure

    The all-action midfielder collected yet another trophy in 2016 - the 17th of his career - when he lifted the English League Cup with Manchester City, scoring the winning penalty as they beat Liverpool in a shootout in the final.

    Toure has been hugely successful in a career that started 15 years ago

    This was the year the 33-year-old powerhouse called time on an illustrious international career. But he declared he was still a force - and has recently returned to favour at Manchester City.

    Read a full profile of Toure here.

  7. Water company 'didn't do enough' to inform people of fault

    People affected by a fault which led to untreated water entering supplies across Greater Manchester have said United Utilities did not do enough to inform people.


    About 17,000 properties in Tameside and Saddleworth have been affected since Sunday by a "technical fault" on equipment - and told to boil water until further notice.

    Stalybridge resident Lawrence Tate said all the water company's updates had been online.

    "A lot of old people don't go on the net. You would imagine they would come around warning people," he said.

    Mary Shaw in Carrbrook, Stalybridge, only found out when she got a text from her son in Saudi Arabia who had seen the warning online.

    "If I hadn't have received that, I wouldn't have known at all and we didn't get any official notification from United Utilities until about 20:00 last night when we got a card put through the door," she said.

    She said it was "a disgrace" the company was "making a massive, unchecked assumption that people can and will be accessing" the information online.

  8. Travel: Roadworks causing severe delays on M56

    BBC Travel

    Emergency repair work is causing severe delays on the M56 in both directions between the Chapel Street and Hunts Bank junctions in Manchester.

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  10. Football: Altrincham or Macclesfield face long FA Trophy away trip

    The draw for the second round of the FA Trophy has taken place and has thrown a long away trip for one of the local sides.

    Altrincham Town face Macclesfield Town next Tuesday in a first round derby and the winners will be making a long trek to Suffolk for their next game, as they've been drawn against AFC Sudbury.

    Meanwhile, Stockport County have been drawn at home and will face the winner of the replay between AFC Fylde and Brackley Town, and Witton Albion will host either Forest Green Rovers or Truro City if they get past a replay with Chester next Tuesday.

    The second round ties will take place in January.

  11. Mystery death on Saddleworth Moor: One year on

    A year after a mystery man was found dead on Saddleworth Moor, police are yet to establish his identity.

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    The man, aged between 65 and 75, was found fully clothed near Dove Stone Reservoir, Oldham on 12 December, 2015.

    What do we know about him?

  12. Boil water advice continues following fault at treatment works

    Residents in thousands of homes across parts of Greater Manchester have been told to boil their water until at least Tuesday after a fault at a treatment works.

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    About 17,000 properties have been affected in Tameside, Saddleworth and Greenfield, United Utilities said.

    The fault at Buckton Castle has now been fixed but some untreated water has entered the local pipe network.

  13. Football: Town and County both record FA Trophy wins

    It was a good day for the local sides involved in the FA Trophy this weekend as both Altrincham Town and Stockport County played out 3-2 victories.

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    Altrincham overcame Blyth Spartans in a replay to set up a first round derby against Macclesfield Town next Tuesday, while County beat Marine to go through to the second round.

    Northwich's Witton Albion are also in the second round draw after drawing 1-1 with Chester.

  14. Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    • Four people are arrested after a 19-year-old woman took ecstasy and died at a hotel in Manchester
    • Bottled water is being handed out in communities in parts of Greater Manchester after a fault at a treatment works affected supplies
    • Manchester City draw AS Monaco in the Champion's League last 16 and Manchester United are pitted against St Etienne in the Europa League last 32
  15. Football: Man Utd draw St Etienne in Europa League

    BBC Sport

    More football draw news now, and Manchester United will face St Etienne in the last 32 of the Europa League.

  16. Water bottles handed out after fault in treatment works

    Thousands of bottles of water are being distributed to schools and nursing homes after a fault at a water treatment works in Greater Manchester.


    About 17,000 properties in Tameside and Saddleworth have been affected since Sunday after a "technical fault" on equipment, United Utilities said. 

    The firm added that the flaw had been fixed, but some untreated water had entered the local pipe network. 

    Residents have been told to boil drinking water until further notice, with the problem unlikely to be resolved before tomorrow at the earliest.

  17. Future of Cheshire's smallest school to be debated

    Wendy Middleton

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Council officials will hear evidence today from both sides in a dispute which could lead to the closure of Cheshire's smallest school.

    Pott Shrigley Church School near Macclesfield has just 22 pupils and governors say it's no longer viable.

    Listen to BBC Radio Manchester

  18. Football: Full Champions League draw

    Here's that Champions League last 16 draw in full after Manchester City apparently dodged the most fearsome teams and landed a tie with AS Monaco. 


    Manchester City v Monaco

    Real Madrid v Napoli

    Benfica v Borussia Dortmund

    Bayern Munich v Arsenal

    Porto v Juventus

    Bayer Leverkusen v Atletico Madrid

    Paris St-Germain v Barcelona

    Sevilla v Leicester City 

  19. Football: Man City draw Monaco in Champions League last 16

    The draw has been made for the knockout stages of the Champions League and Manchester City were first out the pot.

    City, who were semi-finalists last season, will play AS Monaco, who progressed from Tottenham's group.  

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