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Summary

  1. Updates on Wednesday 25 January
  2. Calls made for changes to the M60 smart motorway scheme
  3. 'Angry' man smashes town hall windows with hammer
  4. Prolific burglar banned from all rear alleyways in Manchester
  5. Graphene dress to go on show at Trafford Centre

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

  2. Tributes made to Burnden Park disaster survivor, who died aged 102

    Bolton News

    Tributes have been made to “passionate” Bolton Wanderers fan Phyllis Robb – one of the last survivors of the 1946 Burnden Park disaster that took the lives of 33 fans and injured around 400.

  3. Sale Moor house partially collapses

    A house in Sale Moor has been cordoned off and Temple Road road closed after builders noticed the building beginning to subside. 

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    Part of the wall has crumbled away, and windows have cracked. 

    The dangerous buildings inspector and electricity service will have to give the all clear before it can be declared safe. 

  4. Extra lane on M60 'risks more accidents'

    Opening hard shoulders to traffic as part of the M60 smart motorway plan risks more accidents, the AA said.

    Accident sign

    Work on the Greater Manchester orbital road will see the hard shoulder become an extra lane between junctions 18 and 20, with lay-bys created at intervals of 1.6 miles (2.5 km).

    The AA said this would lead to more broken-down vehicles becoming stranded and causing collisions.

    Highways England said traffic flow will improve when the work is completed.

  5. Storey and Cundy in GB para-cycling squad

    BBC Sport

    Rio Paralympic gold medallists Sarah Storey and Jody Cundy have been named in the Great Britain Para-cycling squad for 2017.

    Sarah Storey

    The Manchester-based team will compete in both track and road World Championships this year. 

    However the 23-strong squad does not include dual-sport star Kadeena Cox, who has had her UK Sport funding suspended while she takes part in the Channel 4 winter sports show The Jump.

    See the full squad here.

  6. Manchester 'anti-Semitic' football chants video probed

    A video in which football fans can be heard singing anti-Semitic insults is being investigated by police.

    Etihad

    Supporters heading towards the Etihad Stadium before Manchester City's Premier League game against Tottenham on Saturday were heard chanting the abuse on a tram.

    The chants were apparently directed at Spurs supporters.

    Officers said they were treating the chanting, footage of which has been widely shared online, as a hate crime.

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    Severe accident: A5082 Greater Manchester both ways

    BBC Travel

    A5082 Greater Manchester both ways severe accident, between Amblecote Drive West and Amblecote Drive East.

    A5082 Greater Manchester - A5082 Clegg's Lane in Little Hulton closed and slow traffic in both directions between the Amblecote Drive West junction and the Amblecote Drive East junction, because of an accident.

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  8. Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    • Opening hard shoulders to traffic as part of the M60 smart motorway plan risks more accidents, the AA says
  9. Image released after burglary attack

    Police have released an e-fit of a man they want to speak to after a couple were attacked in a burglary while their baby was asleep.

    Man

    Officers were called after 03:15 on 9 January to Delvino Walk, Rushholme, where a man - having forced his way into the property - made his way through the house to let another man in through the front door.

    One of the victims was then violently restrained in his living room by one of the men and threatened with a knife as his wife tended to their baby in another room, police said.

    She then came into the living room where she was pushed to the floor before the offenders fled with a small amount of cash.

    The couple suffered cuts to their hands after trying to defend themselves.

    Quote Message: These men have subjected this couple to a terrifying ordeal while their baby slept in the house and it is fortunate that no-one was seriously injured. from Det Con Mike Reed
    Det Con Mike Reed
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    Severe disruption: M6 Lancashire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M6 Lancashire southbound severe disruption, between J28 for B5256 and J27 for A5209.

    M6 Lancashire - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J28, B5256 (Leyland) and J27, A5209 (Standish), because of a broken down lorry.

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  11. Band On The Wall praised for 'excellent' disabled access

    BBC Newsbeat

    Access to live music for disabled people is improving, according to the head of a leading disability charity.

    band on the wall

    In 2016, Attitude Is Everything found a third of live music events had "no access information" on their websites for deaf and disabled people.

    Since then, CEO Suzanne Bull MBE says that 40 festivals and venues now have dedicated pages online.

    Band On The Wall in Manchester was awarded Attitude Is Everything's gold status, which the charity uses as an example of somewhere that provides excellent disabled access.

    Gawain Forster, projects and facilities Manager at the venue, says the changes mean they often get repeat customers.

    Quote Message: Customers with access needs come here regularly and often. If you make it easy for someone to attend and they have a good time, they keep coming back.
    Quote Message: That is the basic principle of business. from Gawain Forster Band On The Wall
    Gawain ForsterBand On The Wall
  12. New appeal over dad who 'vanished' in 2002

    The family of a man who "vanished into thin air" after leaving a pub 15 years ago is still trying to come to terms with his disappearance, police said.

    Lyndon Nowell

    Lyndon Nowell, 28 when he went missing, was in the Coronation pub on Childwall Valley Road, Liverpool between 20:00 and 20:45 on 24 January 2002 before leaving in his silver Ford Focus.

    His burned-out car was found hours later in Swinton, Salford.

    Anybody with information about the father-of-two is asked to call police.

  13. Football: QPR agree fee for Man Utd's Goss

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    It’s looking increasingly likely Manchester United youngster Sean Goss will be leaving Old Trafford on a permanent basis this month.

    Sean Goss

    United have agreed a fee for 21-year-old Goss with QPR that could reach £500,000.

    However, personal terms are yet to be agreed and it is understood other Championship clubs, including Barnsley and Wigan, where Goss’ former coach Warren Joyce is now manager, are also keen on the England Under-19 international.

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  14. Graphene dress goes on show at Trafford Centre

    A dress made from the "wonder material" graphene - created by scientists in Manchester - will go on show at the Trafford Centre later. 

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    Discovered by Russian-born scientists Andrei Geim and Konstantin Novosolev in Manchester in 2004, graphene is a two-dimensional material that is lighter than paper but stronger than steel.

    The prototype has been made to show the material's potential use in fashion. 

    Its designers say it can illuminate in different ways - depending on the breathing rate of the person wearing the dress. 

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    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, at J18 for A54 Middlewich.

    M6 Cheshire - M6 partially blocked southbound at J18, A54 (Middlewich), because of a broken down vehicle.

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