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Weather: Rainy evening with more showers tomorrow

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Spells of rain will continue this evening with the odd shower into the early hours.

Expect a typical April day tomorrow with sunny spells and showers. Some showers will be heavy, however, and there is a risk of hail and thunder.

Rain will continue this evening with the odd shower through the early hours of tomorrow.

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Weather: Cloudy with some rain

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Cloud will continue to thicken from the west this afternoon, with showers gradually merging into longer spells of rain. It will be rather cool with a brisk south-westerly wind. Highs of 11C.

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City honours WW1 Victoria Cross hero

A British soldier who single-handedly captured a German machine gun and eight prisoners during World War One has been remembered.

Joseph Woodall
SALFORD COUNCIL

Salford-born Joseph Woodall was honoured with a paving stone as part of the First World War Centenary campaign to remember Victoria Cross winners.

The stone was laid in Salford 100 years after his acts of heroism.

The initiative began in 2014 with more than 460 stones being laid in communities across Britain.

Round-up: Promotion joy for North West football teams

BBC Sport

It was a glorious weekend for North West football, with four teams securing promotion from their respective leagues - and a fifth confirming a place in the play-off mix.

Wigan players
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Wigan Athletic chairman David Sharpe said the Latics promotion back to the Championship capped a "perfect" season.

Their 4-0 win at Fleetwood Town saw them bounce back up after just one season in the third tier.

Meanwhile, Macclesfield Town boss John Askey described guiding the club back into the English Football League with the National League title as his greatest achievement.

Elsewhere, burgeoning Salford City were promoted while Altrincham went up after securing the Northern Premier League title.

And Tranmere confirmed their place in the National League play-offs with victory over FC Halfax.

Weather: Cooler with rain later

BBC Weather

A bright start with some spells of sunshine and a brisk breeze. Cloud will thicken from the west this afternoon, with showers gradually merging into longer spells of rain.

Highs of 12C.

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Police appeal for information after three men stuffed a duvet cover with alcohol and cash.
Police appeal for information after three men stuffed a duvet cover with alcohol and cash.
Tyrone McCarthy has made five starts for Salford Red Devils this season

Salford Red Devils score six second-half tries as they thrash Wakefield to move above them in the Super League table.

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Weather: Sunny and warm

BBC Weather

More blue skies and sunshine today as the fine weather continues. A warm afternoon with some light winds. Highs of 19C.

More blue skies and sunshine today as the fine weather continues. Highs of 19C.

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New TransPennine Express trains to help overcrowding

A fleet of new trains will be on the tracks in the north of England from August to help deal with overcrowding.

There will be 220 more carriages on the TransPennine Express routes by the end of 2019.

Salford man jailed for sharing terrorist handbooks

A man has been jailed for owning and sharing terrorist handbooks.

Muslim convert Adam Wyatt, 48, admitted disseminating a terrorist publication that said "Britain must atone for its sins in Palestine" and posting on social media that jihad was an obligation for all Muslims.

Adam Wyatt,
GMP
Adam Wyatt

Wyatt, of Bridgewater Street, Salford, was sentenced to three years and nine months at Manchester Crown Court.

A judge ruled his actions were intentional rather than reckless.

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Weather: Bright and sunny spells

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A settled afternoon with bright and sunny spells, although it may be breezy. Feeling mild with highs of 22C.

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New North West trains on test in Czech Republic

A fleet of new trains to ease overcrowding for rail passengers in the North West has been undergoing tests in the Czech Republic.

TPE Nova train
TransPennine Express

The Nova 3 trains can hold an extra 110 passengers and feature other upgrades including free wi-fi.

Trans Pennine will start using 13 of them later this year.

Weather: A warm Wednesday

BBC Weather

Lots of cloud this morning and the odd spot of drizzle but this should clear for a bright afternoon with springtime sunshine and highs of 22C.

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Man killed in M60 crash named as Mohammed Amin, 49

A man killed in a crash on the M60 this morning has been named as 49-year-old Mohammed Amin from Bolton.

Mohammed Amin
GMP

Police were called to the motorway just after 03:35 this morning after reports of a three vehicle collision between junctions 18 and 19.

Two other men were seriously injured in the crash which closed part of the motorway for several hours.

Weather: Cloudy, windy and wet

BBC Weather

A cloudy and windy afternoon with gusts up to 40mph in some places. Showers likely across the region with highs of 15C.

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M60 crash: Man dead and two seriously hurt in crash

A man has died and two other men have been seriously injured in a crash which has closed part of the M60.

M60 junction 19 Middleton
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The three-car collision happened at 03:30 between junction 18 (Simister Island) Heaton Park and junction 19 (Middleton) in Greater Manchester.

One man died at the scene while two other men were taken to hospital with serious injuries, police said.

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Weather: Bright start but patchy rain later

A bright start to Tuesday but it will turn cloudy and there will be patchy rain for most of the day. It will be breezy too with highs of up to 14C.

Bright but it will turn cloudy with patchy rain for most of the day. Highs of 14C.

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Weather: Cloudy with rain in places

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Some clear intervals at times tonight but it will be generally cloudy with an increasing chance of rain in places. It will also turn increasingly breezy. Lows of 11C.

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Weather: Cloudy afternoon with some sunshine

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Expect scattered cloud this afternoon, becoming thicker at times. Some sunshine and highs of 15C.

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Friends of 14-year-old Nell Jones remember the times they shared.
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CCTV footage shows notes landing on the road after a hapless robbery.
The thief stuffed the notes down his trousers but they blew away as he fled the scene.