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North West weather: Chilly start to cloudy day

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A chilly start but it will dry out this morning. A little brighter but staying cloudy before a misty but milder night. Highs of 7C.

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Sale shooting treated as attempted murder

Detectives are treating an incident in which a gunman opened fire at a car in Sale as attempted murder.

A handgun was said to have been fired at a black BMW on Eastway on Tuesday morning.

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A 25-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm after being chased by police.

He has since been arrested on suspicion on attempted murder and remains in custody.

Nobody was hurt.

North West weather: Cold, bright and sunny

BBC Weather

A cold afternoon with bright and sunny spells along with some areas of cloud. One or two wintry showers are possible too. Highs of 5C.

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North West weather: Icy morning with freezing fog

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There is a yellow warning for ice this morning so take extra care when travelling.

The early freezing fog patches will be slow to clear and it will be stay cold but there will be some winter sunshine and chance of scattered showers later.

Highs of just 4C but it won't feel much above freezing all day.

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North West weather: Cold and wintry afternoon

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Cold and windy this afternoon will sunny spells but also some further hail, sleet and snow showers into this evening. Highs of 4C.

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'Man with gun' arrested in Sale

A man has been arrested on suspicion of having a gun after a disturbance in Sale earlier.

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Armed police were called to Eastway at about 09:50, where the 25-year-old was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm.

No one was injured and an investigation is underway.

Watch video tribute to late BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry

Tributes continue to be paid to BBC television and radio presenter Dianne Oxberry, who died of cancer aged 51.

As well as presenting the weather on North West Tonight for more than 20 years, Dianne also fronted the region's Inside Out current affairs programme.

Here her former colleague, Five Live Drive presenter Tony Livesey, offers a personal tribute.

Tributes paid to Inside Out host Diane Oxberry
BBC presenter Tony Livesey has paid tribute to his friend and fellow Inside Out host Dianne Oxberry.

Greater Manchester teen bus pass to be funded by council tax

Greater Manchester residents are to see an increase in council tax to fund free bus travel for 16 to 18-year-olds, the region's mayor has announced.

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The Opportunity Pass will be introduced from September and cost householders between £6 to £18 annually.

Mayor Andy Burnham said getting young people "into the good habit of using the bus" would cut future congestion.

A spokesman added the mayor wanted to "halt a decline in bus use" and spark "an increase in patronage".

North West weather: Cold with wintry showers

BBC Weather

A cold morning with some heavy wintry showers expected throughout the day. Some sunny spells this afternoon and highs of 4C.

Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J6 for A6144 Old Hall Road to J5 for A5103 Princess Parkway.

M60 Greater Manchester - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M60 anticlockwise from J6, A6144 (Sale) to J5, A5103 (Princess Parkway), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

North West weather: A dry but cloudy afternoon

BBC Weather

This afternoon will become cloudier but it should stay dry. Winds will increase later with highs of 5C.

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North West weather: Misty start to a dry day

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A cloudy start to the day with some mist around this morning. We will see some hazy sunshine and it should stay dry. Highs of 6C.

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Weather: Cold with clear spells

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The wind will ease this afternoon leading to a dry night with clear spells and areas of high cloud.

Tonight a widespread frost will develop leading to lows of -2C.

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Weather: Cold and dry with some sun

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It will be dry and fine but cold his afternoon with winter sunshine.

The sunshine will turn hazy later as high cloud increases and brisk winds ease.

Highs of 6C.

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Severe accident: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

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M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe accident, from J8 for A6144 to J6 for A6144 Old Hall Road.

M60 Greater Manchester - M60 blocked and stationary traffic anticlockwise from J8, A6144 (Carrington) to J6, A6144 (Sale), because of an accident involving two cars.

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

Speeding drink-driver fell out of car before police breath test

A speeding driver who was asked for a breath test fell out of his car before he was found to be nearly three times the legal drink drive limit.

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In a tweet, police in Manchester told how the driver was stopped on Whitworth Street West in the city centre in the early hours.

"He then fell out of his car and then blew 100 [mg of per 100 ml of breath] on a roadside test" police said.

The legal limit is 35mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath.

How did your MP vote on Brexit deal?

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After days of debate MPs have decisively rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal by 432 votes to 202.

Nearly 120 Conservative MPs voted against their leader. To find out how your MP voted click on this link.

Parliament votes on Brexit
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North West weather: Cloudy night with some drizzle

BBC Weather

Lots of cloud is expected to linger in to tonight, thick enough to give a spot or two of light rain or drizzle. Fairly mild but it will be breezy.

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Tram service disruption due to car on track

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There is no service on Manchester Metrolink between Sale Water Park and Roundthorn due to a car on the track.

Tickets are being accepted on local bus routes, said a Metrolink spokesman.

Weather: Cloudy start but brighter later

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

Lots of cloud this morning and there will be a few patches of light rain or drizzle.

This afternoon skies will remain overcast, with the odd spot of drizzle still possible.

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North West weather: Light cloud and odd patch of drizzle

BBC Weather

Any clear spells are expected to give way to growing amounts of cloud through tonight.

Most areas will be dry but the cloud could thicken enough to give the odd patch of drizzle.

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Weather: Cloudy, windy and brighter later

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

Large areas of cloud this morning but for most, it will be dry and there should be some sunny intervals as well.

This afternoon, it will be dry with areas of cloud but equally, some sunshine too.

Sunny spells expected in the afternoon

North West weather: Cloudy with some patchy rain

BBC Weather

It will be mostly cloudy with some patchy light rain and drizzle expected as we move into tonight, and especially during the early hours.

A windy night ahead and into Saturday, which will be a mainly cloudy day.

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Dianne Oxberry: Gordon Burns remembers 'outstanding broadcaster'

Throughout the day we have been sharing tributes to BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry who has died following a short illness aged 51.

Gordon Burns and Dianne Oxberry
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In a tweet, her former co-presenter Gordon Burns, who was the face of North West Tonight for almost 15 years, said he is "heartbroken" as he paid tribute to "an outstanding broadcaster" and "brilliant colleague".

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BBC Weather team 'saddened' by Dianne Oxberry's death

The BBC Weather team say they are "saddened" by the news of the death of "friend and colleague" Dianne Oxberry who has died aged 51.

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Tributes have been pouring in on social media to the TV presenter who was a familiar face in the North West, after first joining North West Tonight in 1994.

Books of condolence have been opened for staff and visitors to sign at:-

  • Quay House, MediaCity in Salford Quays
  • BBC Radio Merseyside in Liverpool
  • BBC Lancashire in Blackburn

Some of Dianne Oxberry's best TV moments

Tributes have been pouring in for BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry who has died yesterday.

The 51-year-old became a much-loved broadcasting institution in northwest England, where she presented the weather forecast from 1994 until December last year.

We look back at some of her best TV moments.

The BBC television and radio presenter died from cancer
Tributes have been pouring in for the BBC weather presenter who has died from cancer aged of 51.