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Ronald Koeman

Everton sack manager Ronald Koeman after a 5-2 home defeat by Arsenal puts them into the Premier League relegation zone.

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Manchester-Preston rail electrification delayed again

Old mines have been blamed for further delays to electrification works between Manchester and Preston.

Train
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Construction on the link first began in 2015 and was due to be finished by the end of 2016. This was later put back to the end of December 2017.

But "poor ground conditions... from old, known and unknown, underground mine workings" were delaying progress, Network Rail said.

The electrification is due to be complete in 2018, a spokeswoman added.

Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester clockwise severe disruption, between J16 for A666 and J17 for A56 Prestwich.

M60 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M60 clockwise between J16, A666 (Pendlebury) and J17, A56 (Prestwich), because of a broken down car.

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

Weather: Rain gradually clearing

BBC Weather

Rain will clear during the afternoon to leave drier and brighter conditions. It will feel milder than yesterday with highs of 15C.

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BreakingKoeman sacked as Everton manager

BBC Sport

Everton have sacked boss Ronald Koeman after a 5-2 home defeat by Arsenal.

Severe accident: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe accident, between J14 for M61 and J13 for A572 affecting J15 for M61.

M60 Greater Manchester - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M60 anticlockwise between J14, M61 (East Lancs Road) and J13, A572 (Worsley), because of an accident involving three cars. Congestion to J15, M61 (Swinton Interchange).

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

Bradley Dack

Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray says midfielder Bradley Dack is talented enough to play in the Premier League one day.

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Severe disruption: M57 Merseyside both ways

BBC News Travel

M57 Merseyside both ways severe disruption, between J2 for A57 and J1 for M62.

M57 Merseyside - Stationary traffic on M57 in both directions between J2, A57 (Prescot) and J1, M62 (Tarbock Island), because of all traffic being temporarily held and a police incident.

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

Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester clockwise severe disruption, between J8 for A6144 and J9 for A5081 affecting J7 for A56.

M60 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and slow traffic on M60 clockwise between J8, A6144 (Carrington) and J9, A5081 (Trafford Park), because of a broken down lorry and recovery work. Congestion to J7, A56 (Stretford).

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

Liverpool boss says Tottenham defeat was '100% our responsibility'

BBC Sport

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says the Reds' 4-1 defeat by Tottenham was "100% our responsibility".

Spurs capitalised on a poor defensive display from the visitors in front of a Premier League record crowd of 80,827.

Liverpool have conceded 16 goals in the league this season, their worst defensive record after nine top-flight games since 1964-65.

They have struggled most on the road, conceding 15 goals, the most in the league this season.

Walkden wins gold at World Taekwondo Grand Prix

BBC Sport

Great Britain's Bianca Walkden has won gold in the women's +67kg at the World Taekwondo Grand Prix in London.

The Liverpool-born 26-year-old beat Poland's Aleksandra Kowalczuk 20-7 in their final contest.

Walkden won bronze in 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Liverpool Lime Street reopens after upgrade

Liverpool Lime Street station has reopened after the first phase of a multimillion-pound redevelopment.

Liverpool Lime Street image
Network Rail

Network Rail engineers replaced almost 2,000m of track, redesigned and lengthened platforms and built two new ones during the 23-day closure.

It is part of the rail management company and Liverpool City Region's £340m project to upgrade 10 railways.

Work will resume next year ahead of an increase in services.

The government is committed to improving rail journeys across the north of England and passengers are now a step closer to having a better Liverpool Lime Street station with new platforms and space for longer trains.

Rail minister Paul Maynard

All Saints, Stand, Whitefield, Greater Manchester

Church bells from All Saints, Stand, Whitefield, Greater Manchester.
Bells on Sunday this week comes from the Church of All Saints, Stand in Greater Manchester. The church was designed by Sir Charles Barry who was also the Chief Architect of The Houses of Parliament. Its tower contains a complete ring of eight bells cast by Gillett & Johnson of Croydon in 1912. The Tenor weighs twenty two hundredweight and is tuned to E Flat. 
We hear them now ringing Grandsire Triples.
Everton manager Ronald Koeman

David Ornstein

BBC Sport

Everton manager Ronald Koeman is expected to be in charge for Wednesday's Carabao Cup trip to Chelsea.

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Where it has gone wrong for the Everton boss Ronald Koeman

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer

When Ronald Koeman took the acclaim from Goodison Park at the end of his first season as Everton manager, he could reflect with satisfaction on a job well done.

But pressure is mounting on the Dutchman after yesterday's 5-2 defeat by Arsenal saw the Blues' drop into the Premier League's relegation zone.

Koeman, prised from Southampton as the top target of major shareholder Farhad Moshiri in succession to sacked Roberto Martinez, had restored order from the chaos of the Catalan's regime and guided Everton back into the Europa League with a seventh-place finish.

All looked set fair with Moshiri willing to bankroll major summer transfer investment and plans for a new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock on the starting blocks.

That promising day in the spring seemed an age away on Sunday as Koeman's Everton trooped off the pitch at a largely deserted Goodison Park, with the derision of the fans ringing in his and his players' ears.

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Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J10 for B5214 and J9 for A5081.

M60 Greater Manchester - One lane blocked on M60 anticlockwise in Manchester between J10, B5214 (Trafford Centre) and J9, A5081 (Trafford Park), because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

Footballer not allowed to play because of his wedding ring

Graham McGarry

Crewe Alexandra commentator, BBC Radio Stoke

Crewe Alexandra's club captain Chris Dagnall fell foul of the fourth official during Saturday's game at home to Accrington Stanley.

Dagnall was ready to be brought on as a substitute in the second half but was then stopped from entering the field of play.

It was confirmed afterwards by the Alex manager David Artell that the player wasn't allowed to come on to the pitch because he had his wedding ring taped up.

Crewe Alexandra's club captain Chris Dagnall
Crewe Alexandra

He's played 12 games with a taped up wedding ring but the fourth official wouldn't let him on. That's the rules but he's already played 12 games [with his wedding ring on]. People can play with pots on which can cause serious damage but they won't let him on with a taped up banded wedding ring. It's the first time it's happened in the games he's played but he's played plenty with it on. So one fourth official is right or 13 want sacking.

David ArtellCrewe Alexandra manager

Law four states that all jewellery must be removed before the game starts for safety reasons.

Dagnall watched the rest of the game from his seat in the stand because he wasn't able to remove the ring from his finger.

Van driver named after fatal crash

A 27-year-old man who died in a crash in Oldham has been named as Joshua Hollingworth.

Joshua Hollingworth
GREATER MANCHESTER POLICE

He was driving a van that crashed into some houses in Lees Road shortly before 05:45 on Saturday, police said.

A 19-year-old man, who was a passenger in the van, was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Sgt Lee Westhead appealed for dashcam footage and information about the van's movements before the crash.

Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester clockwise severe disruption, between J18 for M62 and J19 for A576.

M60 Greater Manchester - Stationary traffic on M60 clockwise between J18, M62 (Simister Island) and J19, A576 (Heaton Park Three Arrows Roundabout), because of all traffic being temporarily held and an overturned lorry.

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

Arriva North West bus drivers staging industrial action

More than 2,000 Arriva North West bus drivers and engineering staff are staging a second strike in a row over "pitiful" pay offers.

Workers taking industrial action
BBC

Members of the Unite and GMB unions are involved in the second of three 24-hour strikes, with a further walkout scheduled on 30 October.

No services are running in Greater Manchester, with some cancellations in Lancashire, Merseyside and Cheshire.

Arriva North West bus strike: What you need to know

Injured man arrested after woman found dead

An injured man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead in a house in Rochdale.

Birch Crescent in Newhey
Google

The 39-year-old's body was discovered in Birch Crescent in the Newhey area at about 23:35 on Sunday.

A 40-year-old man, who was later found by police with serious injuries, has been taken to hospital for treatment.

He remains under arrest and will be questioned by detectives. Police said they believed the woman's death was an "isolated incident".

Murder probe launched after man, 21, stabbed in bar row

A man has died after being stabbed in a Liverpool bar.

Liverpool bar
BBC

Officers said they believe "some kind of altercation may have taken place in the basement" at the Empire Bar on Seel Street before midnight on Saturday.

A 21-year-old was taken to hospital where he died in the early hours of Sunday.

A murder investigation has been started and officers said they wanted to "urgently speak to anyone who saw the incident".

Weather: Cloudy with outbreaks of rain

A murky start to today with outbreaks of rain through this morning. The rain should clear through this afternoon with one or two brighter spells expected later. A slightly milder day with highs of 15C.

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Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, at J22 for A672 affecting J21 for A640.

M62 West Yorkshire - Very slow traffic on M62 eastbound at J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor), because of an accident involving two cars earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J21, A640 (Milnrow).

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

Joshua Hollingworth

Joshua Hollingworth, 27, died after the van he was driving crashed into some houses in Oldham.

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Travel: M6 southbound blocked on Lancashire border

BBC News Travel

The M6 is closed at junction 35, just over the Lancashire border, after an accident

Severe accident: M6 Lancashire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Lancashire southbound severe accident, at J35 for A601.

M6 Lancashire - Stationary traffic on M6 southbound at J35 A601(M) Carnforth, because of an accident and all traffic being temporarily held.

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

Severe accident: M62 Greater Manchester westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Greater Manchester westbound severe accident, at J20 for A627 affecting J22 for A672.

M62 Greater Manchester - Queuing traffic on M62 westbound at J20 A627(M) Rochdale, because of an accident involving lorry and car earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor).

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

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, at J22 for A672 affecting J21 for A640.

M62 West Yorkshire - Slow traffic on M62 eastbound at J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is around 30 minutes. Congestion to J21, A640 (Milnrow).

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

Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J16 for A666.

M60 Greater Manchester - M60 lane closed on exit slip road anticlockwise at J16, A666 (Pendlebury), because of a broken down car.

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

Stolen passport on a computer screen

Jonathan Gibson

BBC Inside Out West Midlands

A police chief calls for more to be done to tackle cyber-crime on sites such as Craigslist.

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Harry Kane

Matt Davis

BBC Sport

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says his team are starting to feel at home at Wembley after their emphatic 4-1 victory over Liverpool.

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool finishing in the top four would represent progress for the club, says former Reds midfielder and manager Graeme Souness.

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Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, at J20 for A50.

M6 Cheshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M6 southbound at J20, A50 (Lymm Interchange), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

glasses

Glasses were smashed and tables turned over when the newlyweds' families started a fight at a hotel.

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