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Summary

  1. Labour's Andy Burnham elected mayor of Greater Manchester
  2. Labour's Steve Rotheram elected mayor of the Liverpool City Region
  3. Conservatives take control of Lancashire County Council
  4. Lancs County Council previously under No Overall Control with Labour the largest party
  5. Latest updates on Friday 5 May

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  1. Football: New one-year deal for Crewe defender

    Graham McGarry

    Crewe Alexandra commentator, BBC Radio Stoke

    Defender Perry Ng has signed a new deal with Crewe Alexandra.

    Perry Ng signing contract

    The club says the 21-year-old has put pen to paper on a 12-month deal which has the option of another year, depending on appearances.

    Ng has made 26 appearances for the Alex in all competitions and played in both defence and midfield last season.

  2. Election 2017: The Cheshire town with fewer than 100 voters unregistered

    BBC Politics

    There's a place in Cheshire where fewer than 100 of the adult population are not registered voters.

    In Congleton, out of a total of 76,548 adults, 76,465 are registered to vote.

    Bridge Street, Congleton

    The BBC England Data Unit combined the latest Office for National Statistics data for December 2016, showing the number of registered voters per constituency, with the official population estimates.

    They also found some areas of the country where more than a third of people in their constituency are not registered.

    The deadline to register in time for the UK general election is 23:59 today.

  3. Man charged over Blackburn assault

    Three men have been injured in an assault in Blackburn.

    Darwen Street in Blackburn

    The men were found with a number of injuries in Darwen Street about 04:25 on Saturday.

    A 28-year-old man has been charged with assault, attempted assault and affray.

    A 22-year-old man from Blackburn was arrested on suspicion of affray and is in police custody.

    Anyone with any information is asked to contact police.

  4. UK firm designs 'world's most affordable solar lamp'

    A UK design consultancy has teamed up with a giant Chinese manufacturer to produce what they say is the world's most affordable solar lamp.

    Solar lamp

    Manchester-based firm Inventid designed the SM100 solar light, which retails for $5 (£3.85) in African countries.

    It was developed in collaboration with China's Yingli and charity Solar Aid.

    The hand-sized lamp runs for eight hours when fully charged. As well as a stand, it has strap slots so it can be used as a head torch or tied to a bike.

  5. BBC Weather Watcher photos: Sunny Cheshire

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It's been a warm day of sunshine for much of the area and in Cheshire our BBC Weather Watchers have been snapping away.

    Here are two from users Sky Watcher in Wybunbury and Mustnt in Alsager

    Wybunbury
    Alsager
  6. Replica F-35 aircraft installed at BAE Systems' site

    A full-scale replica of a fifth generation F-35 Lightning II aircraft has been installed at the entrance of a BAE Systems' site.

    Aircraft at Salmesbury

    The model has been placed alongside the English Electric Lightning aircraft to showcase the Samlesbury site’s heritage in developing and manufacturing world-class aircraft.

    The replica has been built from a scanned digital model.

    Quote Message: The arrival of the F-35 Lightning II represents the present and bright future of advanced manufacturing at the Samlesbury site, and it is fitting it should sit alongside the Lightning which represents our proud heritage. from Simon Bee General manager of BAE Systems Samlesbury
    Simon BeeGeneral manager of BAE Systems Samlesbury
  7. Inquest date for missing tourist after remains found

    Lee Thomas

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Stoke

    An inquest into the death of a man who went missing in 2005 on holiday will open this Friday.

    Steven Cook

    Earlier this year, human remains found in a well on a Greek island were confirmed by police to be Steven Cook, 20, from Sandbach, Cheshire.

    He was last seen outside a pub in Malia, Crete, asking for directions.

    An inquest into his death will be opened at Warrington Coroner's Court on Friday afternoon.

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe accident, at J17 for A56 Prestwich affecting J19 for A6046.

    M60 Greater Manchester - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M60 anticlockwise at J17, A56 (Prestwich), because of an accident involving a lorry and car. In the roadworks area. Congestion on M62 to J19, A6046 (Heywood).

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  9. Football: Dyche positive after Burnley retain Premier League status

    BBC Lancashire Sport

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche says the club's achievements during the season far outweigh a frustrating end to the campaign.

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    The Clarets retained their Premier League status after finishing 16th - six points clear of the relegation zone.

    Burnley's 11 wins came at Turf Moor.

  10. Parascender critical after airfield crash

    A parascender has suffered life-threatening injuries after crashing at an airfield.

    City Airport in Barton

    The 55-year-old man, who is a member of the Bollington Parascenders, was injured landing at City Airport in Barton, Salford, about 08:00 yesterday.

    The British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association are supporting Greater Manchester Police in its investigation.

    Sgt Lee Westhead said: "I am particularly keen to speak to individuals with photographs or videos of the incident or the aftermath."

    Parascending is a recreational sport where a person attached to a parachute is towed behind a vehicle before being released.

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A58 Greater Manchester both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A58 Greater Manchester both ways severe accident, at Heap Brow.

    A58 Greater Manchester - A58 Bury New Road in Heywood closed and heavy traffic in both directions at the Heap Brow junction, because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time