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  1. Updates on Tuesday 13 December
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates will return from 08:00 on Wednesday

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for 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, weather and travel.

  2. Football: Pep won't change City's passing style, despite defeats

    BBC Sport

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will not change his style despite the club's recent run of poor results, he has told his latest press conference.

    Pep Guardiola

    City have won four games out of 15 and were beaten 4-2 at Leicester on Saturday.

    Asked if he would change his passing style to get better results, Guardiola said: "No way.

    "We are going to play the way I feel. I cannot do something I don't feel."

  3. Normal water supply to return to homes 'within 24 hours'

    United Utilities says normal water supply should be resumed within 24 hours for residents in parts of Greater Manchester whose water was left potentially unsafe following a fault at a water treatment works.  


    About 17,000 properties in Tameside and Saddleworth have been affected since Sunday by a "technical fault" on equipment, the water compay said.

    The firm added 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 UU also handing out free bottles of water.

  4. Fake goods worth £270k seized at Manchester Airport

    Counterfeit designer label handbags, make-up and trainers are among tens of thousands of fake items seized by customs officials at Manchester Airport in the run-up to Christmas.

    Counterfeit goods

    In recent weeks, staff have seized more than 32,000 fake items, including 145 Beats Pill portable speakers and cases worth about £21,000, 300 pairs of Mulberry gloves worth £58,000 and 168 Manchester City football shirts worth about £10,600.

    Emma Porter, the airport's border force deputy director, said:

    Quote Message: Consumers should be aware that counterfeiters have no interest in ensuring their products meet safety or quality standards, and what looks like a great gift may end up disappointing when it turns out to be an inferior, or even dangerous, copy.
  5. Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  6. Nevilles compared to TV's Mitchell brothers after criticising goalkeeper

    BBC Sport

    Former Manchester United brothers Gary and Phil Neville have been compared to Eastenders' notorious Mitchell brothers after they both condemned Liverpool goalkeeper Lorius Karius.

    Phil and Grant Mitchell

    Former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton said: "That was a bit precious of Gary Neville to react like that. And then Phil reacted [on Match of the Day]. They're like the Mitchell Brothers!"

    After being criticised in the media for his performance against Bournemouth, Karius said that he “did not care” what Gary Neville thought. Phil Neville then suggested the German should "say nothing until he had got a few seasons under his belt”.

    Sutton's comments came after Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hit out at Gary Neville, questioning his suitability for a role as a pundit.

  7. Police search for Bury man's relatives

    Police are appealing for the public’s help in tracing the next-of-kin of a man from Bury.

    James Christopher Harry May, 54, died at his home on Friday. There are no suspicious circumstances.

    He is known in the Newton Heath and Radliffe areas and it is believed he has children.

    Anyone who can help should contact the coroner’s office on 0161 856 8497. 

  8. Weather: Rain and drizzle, but staying mild

    BBC Weather

    Looking ahead to the night, it's going to be rather cloudy, damp and mild with outbreaks of patchy light rain and drizzle.

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    Video caption: Weather

    Temperatures should hover around 10C, even as late as midnight.

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  9. Warning over speeding fine email scam

    A warning has been issued about scam speeding fine emails which claim to be from Greater Manchester Police.

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    The fraudulent emails include details of an alleged speeding offence and state that a Notice of Intended Prosecution is being issued by the force.

    But the force has warned that the emails could infect computers with malware and enable cyber criminals to access personal and financial information.

    Anyone receiving the emails is advised to delete them.

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  10. Residents must still boil drinking water after fault at treatment works

    Thousands of residents in parts of Greater Manchester are still being advised to boil drinking water after a fault at a water treatment works.

    Water bottles

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

    The firm added 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 UU also handing out free bottles of water.

  11. Salford City's Championship dream will mean ground move

    Ambitious non-league club Salford City will leave Moor Lane if they realise their aim to reach the Championship.

    Salford City owners

    On Thursday, the club - part-owned by five former Manchester United players - will seek planning permission for a multimillion-pound upgrade.

    It will increase the capacity of their current ground from 2,163 to 5,172.

    Salford City say the work would be adequate for League One, which requires three promotions, but anything more could not be accommodated at Moor Lane.  

  12. Firefighters cut casualty free from car after tree crash

    A car lost control and struck a tree in Rochdale, leaving one person trapped.

    Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue

    Two people managed to free themselves from the wreckage after the crash in Bolton Road, which happened at about 22:50 last night, but firefighters had to cut a third person free.

    The extent of their injuries was not clear.

  13. Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    • A British backpacker held against her will during a car trip in Australia is rescued by police after texting her location to her father in Manchester
    • A 24-year-old woman who went missing after her work Christmas party in the Deansgate Locks area of Manchester has been found safe following a police appeal
    • Manchester City player Yaya Toure receives a ban for drink-driving, but insists he did not knowingly consume alcohol
  14. Backpacker describes Australia 'abduction' ordeal

    Lynette Horsburgh

    BBC News Online

    A backpacker from Manchester has described the moment she began to fear for her life as she was held against her will during a car trip in Australia.

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    Video caption: British backpacker in Australia rescued after texting location to father

    Mary Heys, 20, had agreed to ride with a man from their hostel in south-east Queensland to Brisbane - but later had to be rescued by police after sending a desperate text to her father in the UK.

    She told 7 News she agreed to go on a road trip to Brisbane with the 22-year-old man from Sweden but became alarmed when he instead headed in the direction of Cairns. 

    "That is when I started to freak out I knew it wasn't going to be a nice trip to Brisbane," she said. 

    Ms Heys said she was left "terrified" by the man's "psychotic eyes", and it was "like he'd lost it" as his conversation became bizarre. 

    "He was talking about him being an alien with such passion that I actually kind of believed him," she said. 

    She sent her location to her father in a text which read "I need you to call Australian Police" and "I've been taken by a man… please hurry". 

    Ms Heys said: "I literally thought he was going to kill us both. He was so erratic."

  15. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

    BBC Travel

    M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J9 for A5081.

    M60 Greater Manchester - M60 lane closed on entry slip road anticlockwise at J9, A5081 (Trafford Park), because of a broken down vehicle.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  16. Woman missing after Christmas party is found safe

    A 24-year-old woman who had not been seen since her work Christmas night out on Sunday has been found safe, Greater Manchester Police have said.

    Louise Maloney

    Louise Maloney went missing from the Deansgate Locks area of Manchester, prompting concerns from her family and friends.  

  17. Theft arrest man found with 19 mobile phones

    A man arrested on suspicion of theft in Manchester city centre was found with 19 mobiles phones, police said.

    Mobile phones
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