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North West weather on Monday 15 July

There will be plenty of sunshine to start the week.

There will be some cloud but it should remain dry with temperatures going up to the mid-20s.

Laura Kuenssberg finds out what voters think of the Tory leadership candidates
Laura Kuenssberg finds out what voters think of the Tory leadership candidates

Carol, 61, is first to be given new cancer treatment

A cancer patient from Wetheral has become the first person to be treated with a revolutionary new procedure at the Christie hospital in Manchester.

Carol Livesey

Carol Livesey, 61, who has now moved to Chorley, was diagnosed with lymphoma in March 2018 but after both chemotherapy and radiotherapy failed, was referred for a treatment called CAR-T.

CAR-T involves removing immune cells and modifying them in a laboratory in the USA so they can recognise cancer cells and kill them.

Carol said that she was a little anxious, because all new procedures came with risks, but excited to be put forward for such ground-breaking treatment.

Emerging data suggests that CAR-T treatment can lead to durable remissions in a significant proportion of patients.”

Adrian BloorConsultant Haematologist , Christie

Work starts on £40m flood defence scheme

Work on a £40m flood defence scheme to prevent hundreds of homes and businesses from being flooded in Bury is to start today.

The River Roch burst its banks in Rochdale, flooding shops in the town centre

The scheme - which will take 18 months to complete - is aimed at preventing a repeat of the devastation caused by the Boxing Day floods of 2015 where 700 properties were affected.

Storm Eva brought unprecedented flooding of the River Irwell, along with a major power cut, disruption to roads and damage to the sewage treatment works.

Flooded house

Since the floods, the Environment Agency has been working with local councils to develop the plan to protect 870 properties in Bury and 1,200 in Rochdale.

Wigan MP says no Brexit is better than a no-deal Brexit

Wigan MP Lisa Nandy says she would rather vote to revoke Article 50 and cancel Brexit altogether than leave the European Union with no deal.

The Labour MP told the BBC's Politics Live she was "staunchly opposed to a second referendum" but favoured remaining in the EU over a no-deal withdrawal to protect the jobs of her constituents.

Council leader to step down

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Bury Council leader Rishi Shori is to stand down after three years in the role.

Rishi Shori
Bury Council

The councillor, who was Greater Manchester's first BAME council leader, will take up a non-political role in Birmingham.

He is also standing down as a councillor for Radcliffe West, which he has held since 2009. and a by-election is to be called.

Deputy leader Andrea Simpson thanked Councillor Shori for his “hard work” at a time when the council was in “desperate need of reform”.

WICKET Anderson goes - Lancashire all out

Lancashire 337 & 247, Durham 281

Jimmy Anderson's appearance as last man batting with a runner takes up 17 minutes - and helps to add 11 runs - before he is last out.

Recalled Australian Nathan Rimmington, coming in round the wicket, bowls the left-hander with an inswinger that removed Anderson's off stump to finish with 4-42, for career-best match figures of 8-116, after his 4-74 in the first innings.

Lancashire have a lead of 303, with no Anderson to help them defend it, following his pre-Ashes calf strain scare on Tuesday. But could those 11 runs come in handy later?

Anderson got four of them, while helping Saqib Mahmood move on to 31 not out.

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Close of play at Sedbergh School

Lancashire 337 & 204-7, Durham 281

Sedbergh School, on day three of the Lancashire-Durham game
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Well, even in the short history of first-class cricket at Sedbergh School, that was a pretty dramatic day.

A calf injury to Jimmy Anderson that took him out of the attack.

Then a Durham collapse as their last five wickets went down for just 18 runs in 10 overs, followed by an extraordinary start to the Lancashire innings as they were reduced to 10-2 inside the first four balls of Chris Rushworth's first over.

At 59-5, fuelled by a daft run-out, Lancs led by only 115. But, by the end of the day, Lancs skipper Dane Vilas had made 74 to steer his side into a 260-run lead.

That ought to be a matchwinning lead already. But, don't forget, Lancashire will not have use of Anderson tomorrow. He will be having treatment on his calf strain as he begins his battle to be fit to face the Aussies at Edgbaston on 1 August.

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CCTV captures tram-punch suspect

Police are looking for a suspect after a 45-year-old man was punched in the face and knocked unconscious on a tram in Greater Manchester.

Man sought by police

Greater Manchester Police have released a CCTV image after the assault on a Metrolink tram between Bury and Radcliffe shortly after 22:30 on 30 March.

The victim suffered a fractured jaw and needed reconstructive surgery, police said.