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

  2. Anthony Grainger death: Police shooting used old briefing

    A policewoman who prepared a profile on a man fatally shot by an officer has said she never expected it to be used to brief a firearms operation.

    Anthony Grainger

    Anthony Grainger, 36, was shot in a car park in Culcheth, Cheshire, in March 2012 in an operation planned by Greater Manchester Police. 

    Officers believed the father-of-two was in a group planning an armed robbery. 

    PC Rachel Griffiths told Liverpool Crown Court she had made the profile in relation to a 2011 operation.  

    She said she would expect any document used to brief firearms officers to be "bespoke". 

    Quote Message: I would expect the briefing to be done from a completely different document, not this one. from PC Rachel Griffiths
    PC Rachel Griffiths
  3. Elbow singer has 'got baby on the way'

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Elbow singer and BBC 6 Music presenter Guy Garvey has told Afternoon Edition's Sarah Brett and Nihal Arthanyake that he and his wife have "got a baby on the way".

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    Video caption: Guy Garvey, leader singer of Elbow and his wife Rachael are having a baby.

    When asked how soon, he replied: "Quite soon - end of March, beginning of April."

  4. Weather: Cloud thickening with chance of snow

    BBC Weather

    Cloud will thicken across northern parts overnight with some rain at times, which could turn to snow over the hills.

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    Video caption: Weather

    Further south, there will be some clear spells, allowing some mist and fog patches to develop.

    Lows of 4C.

    More on BBC Weather.

  5. Headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    • A man is jailed and banned from using the tram for racially abusing a US army veteran in Manchester city centre last summer
    • The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says staff at Bolton Royal Hospital should be "very proud" after managing to get out of special measures
    • Chaim Ferster, who escaped death in eight Nazi concentration camps before settling in Manchester, has died aged 94
  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A6010 Greater Manchester westbound

    BBC Travel

    A6010 Greater Manchester westbound severe disruption, between Rainforth Street and B5117 Wilmslow Road.

    A6010 Greater Manchester - A6010 Dickenson Road in Rusholme closed and slow traffic westbound between the Rainforth Street junction and the B5117 Wilmslow Road junction, because of a police incident. Also affecting Rushford Street around Stanley Grove.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  7. New Warrington library plans 'victory for the people'

    Phil McCann

    Cheshire Political Reporter, BBC News

    New proposals which seek to avoid library closures in Warrington are a "victory for the people", according to campaigners.

    Lymm Library

    More than 15,000 people objected to proposals last year to replace branches metal lockers in areas including Lymm, Culcheth, Stockton Heath and Padgate.

    Council officials will now look to make those branches viable by encouraging other organisations to move in, or by transferring them to other groups to run.

    A task force will finalise the new proposals.

  8. Tameside General Hospital earns 'good' rating from CQC

    A health watchdog has praised the improvements at a hospital that was once placed in special measures.

    Tameside Hospital

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated as "good" Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust.

    It was placed in special measures in 2013 and the CQC's 2015 report said this should be lifted although it "required improvement" in some areas.

    The trust's chief executive said she was "proud" of the rating following the August 2016 inspection.

  9. Stockport lung cancer patient 'saved' in new clinical trial

    A lung cancer patient given 18 months to live has been left with no trace of the disease after a new clinical trial.

    Bob Berry

    Bob Berry, 60, from Stockport was one of only three to take part in the trial at Manchester's Christie Hospital.

    Andrew Hughes, who ran the trial, said a combination of two drugs were used to first attack the cancer and then help boost the body's immune system.

    "Lucky is an understatement - I was in the right place at the right time," said Mr Berry. "I feel great now."

  10. Charities pay tribute to Holocaust survivor Chaim Ferster

    Several charities have shared thoughts about Chaim Ferster, the Manchester-based Holocaust survivor who died earlier aged 94.

    The North West Friends of Israel, Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and United Jewish Israel Appeal posted tributes to him on Twitter.

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  11. Headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  12. Woman sexually assaulted at knifepoint

    A woman was knocked to the ground and sexually assaulted at knifepoint in an alleyway in Trafford.

    Alleyway in Trafford

    The woman, in her 40s, was walking through down the alleyway by the side of Trafford General Hospital when the attacker pounced at about 05.45 yesterday.

    She was hit on the back of her head before being pinned down and assaulted while a knife was held to her throat. 

    The man was then disturbed by something and fled the scene. 

    He is described as white, in his late 20s, with light ginger or blond eyebrows and a Manchester accent. 

    Det Insp John Stainton described the attack as "terrifying" and appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

  13. New Manchester Airport flights to Casablanca

    Moroccan airline Royal Air Maroc has announced the launch of a new route between Manchester and Casablanca.

    Manchester Airport

    From 28 March, the carrier will operate the direct flights three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

  14. BreakingManchester tram racist attacker jailed

    A man who racially abused a US army veteran on a Manchester tram has been jailed for six months after admitting going on a "rampage".

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    Video caption: Three admit charges after US veteran abused on tram

    Juan Jasso was told to "get back to Africa" after tackling a group of three males for using foul language on the Metrolink tram. Beer was also flicked at him.

    Robert Molloy, 20, who admitted racially aggravated assault, was jailed by magistrates in Manchester earlier. 

    But the sentencing of Aaron Cauchi, 19, was adjourned and an ambulance called after he complained of stomach pains and lay down on the floor outside the courtroom before he was due to face punishment.

    A 16-year-old boy was dealt with on Monday and received a six-month referral order and was ordered to pay £100 costs and £60 compensation.

    The attack, which happened last June, was filmed by a witness.

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  16. Chaim Ferster: Charity pays tribute to Holocaust survivor

    Chaim Ferster, the Holocaust survivor who has died at the age of 94, "dedicated himself to sharing his story of pain and loss with the next generation", the boss of an educational charity has said.

    Chaim Ferster

    Mr Ferster cheated death in eight concentration camps during WWII before settling in Manchester after the war.

    He died earlier of pneumonia and a kidney infection. 

    Karen Pollock, the chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said:

    Quote Message: Chaim Ferster survived the worst horrors known to man, losing almost his entire family.
    Quote Message: After liberation, he came to Britain and rebuilt his life at the heart of the Manchester community and, in his later years, he dedicated himself to sharing his story of pain and loss with the next generation.
    Quote Message: He reminds us that the eyewitnesses to the Holocaust will not be with us forever and that it is up to all of us to keep their legacies alive.
  17. Search for family of WW1 Victoria Cross hero

    An appeal has been made to trace the family of a solider from Saddleworth, who won the Victoria Cross in World War One.

    Thomas Steele

    Sgt Thomas Steele was honoured for his role fighting the Turks near Baghdad in 1917. He was severely injured - but survived the conflict and died at his home in Springfield in 1978.  

    Oldham Council want his family to take part in a service to mark the centenary of the event later this month at St Annes Church, Lydgate.

  18. Manchester play features mainly-disabled cast

    A director provoked by an offensive comment has staged a play featuring a mainly-disabled cast.

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    Video caption: A play being staged at Manchester's Royal Exchange features a mainly-disabled cast

    Jenny Sealey, who is deaf, opened The House of Bernarda Alba at Manchester's Royal Exchange following a claim that its Spanish playwright Federico García Lorca "did not write plays for 'you lot' to be in".

    The play, with an all-female cast, is also interpreted in British Sign Language, alongside audio descriptions for people with visual impairments.