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  1. Updates on Tuesday 19 April
  2. More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Wednesday

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Live updates from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire have finished for the day, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Wednesday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the region.  

Weather: Dry and bright this evening

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It will remain dry this evening with sunny spells.

Weather forecast

But frost and fog is possible in some areas after dark.

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  • A murder investigation is under way in Cheadle Hulme after a woman was stabbed last night
  • Manchester Council says more government money is needed to cope with a surge in migrants sleeping rough in the city

Bolton teacher banned over student sex texts

A teacher from Bolton has been banned from the profession after he admitted sending inappropriate texts to a "vulnerable" student.

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Martin Kay, 42, was guilty of unacceptable professional conduct while working with Bolton Music Service in 2013, a panel hearing heard.

He sent the student "flirtatious messages", photographs and videos of himself carrying out a sex act and also urged her to delete the messages after an investigation began.

Men released without charge after Ancoats shooting

Two men who were arrested after a shooting in Ancoats on Saturday have been released without charge, police have said.

Shots were fired at a house in Weybridge Road at about 22:00 when a woman and two young children were in the house. No-one was injured.

Cycling: Dibben can still make Olympics after elbow surgery

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Manchester-based cyclist Jon Dibben has had surgery on a fractured elbow but his Olympic ambitions "remain unaffected", according to British Cycling.

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Dibben, 22, who won the points race at the Track World Championships in March, hopes to compete in the six-discipline omnium event in Rio.

Volunteers urged to join canal litter-pick in Clean for the Queen campaign

Bolton News

The Bolton News

Volunteers are wanted for a canal clean-up this weekend as part of a campaign aiming to tidy up the country in time for the Queen's 90th birthday.  

Watch: Boy, 13, robbed by bike thieves

Two thieves steal a 13-year-old boy's new bike in Cheetham Hill, Manchester.

The boy, who has special educational needs, was given the £1,000 bicycle as a Bar Mitzvah present.

Boy, 13, robbed by Cheetham Hill bike thieves

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

This evening's top headlines:

  • A Greater Manchester Police officer who investigated the death of a five-year-old boy in 2003 is to receive a commendation from the chief constable for his "tireless work"
  • A 13-year-old boy's bike worth £1000 is stolen from him in north Manchester
  • Sale Sharks rugby player Danny Cipriani was in tears following his drink-driving arrest, a court hears

Sketch reveals new RHS garden in Salford

Manchester firefighters pay respects to former colleague

Today we say goodbye to much loved and respected colleague retired Station Manager Dean Ogden RIP

Today we say goodbye to much loved and respected colleague retired Station Manager Dean Ogden RIP

Officer commended for 'tireless work' in 2003 road death case

A police officer is to receive a commendation from the chief constable for his "tireless work" after a five-year-old boy died in a crash in 2003.

Samuel Walker and Nawnee Mackin

Samuel Walker was walking to his grandmother's house with his mother when he was hit by a car that failed to stop in Chorlton, Manchester.

Greater Manchester Police Sgt Lee Westhead began investigating the case in 2012 and inquiries led to the driver Nawnee Mackin, 35, being jailed for nine years. Another man was jailed for perverting the course of justice.  

Travel: Broken down vehicle blocks lane on M6

BBC Travel

One lane is blocked and there are long delays on the M6 northbound between junction 18, Northwich and junction 19, Knutsford, because of a broken down vehicle.

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Sale Sharks star 'in tears' after drink-driving arrest, court hears

England and Sale Sharks rugby star Danny Cipriani cried as he was taken into a police station for alleged drink-driving, a court has heard.

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Sgt Nicholas Peacock said Mr Cipriani was "upset and tearful" as he was led into Hammersmith Police Station in June last year.

He was breathalysed and found to be nearly twice the drink-drive limit, jurors heard.

The 28-year-old denies drink-driving in Fulham, west London. The trial continues.

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

Today's top headlines:

  • Police are searching for whoever shot a goose with an arrow in Stockport
  • Council bosses say most most of the services at four children's centres in east Cheshire that were threatened with closure will continue
  •  A Roman Catholic priest who taught in Wigan and was facing sex abuse allegations has been found dead 

Road closed due to overturned lorry

BBC Travel

Birchwood Way in Warrington is closed in both directions and traffic is slow because of an overturned lorry between Moss Gate, Daten Avenue and Faraday Street.

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Football: Man Utd youngsters need defensive leader - Vidic

BBC Sport

Manchester United need an experienced defensive leader to marshal their band of young defenders, former captain Nemanja Vidic says.

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United's injury problems this season have led to manager Louis van Gaal handing debuts to teenage defenders including Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Timothy Fosu-Mensah.

"I think it's more difficult for defenders, especially when you have three or four of them playing together in the same defence, I think you need someone who can lead these young boys," Vidic told the club's website.

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Shot Hazel Grove goose 'lucky to be alive'

A goose that was shot with an arrow is "lucky to be alive" after it missed his heart by just millimetres, the RSPCA said.

X-ray of shot goose

Lee Stewart, manager at Stapeley Grange in Cheshire, said the bolt was removed and the goose is now recovering. He is on painkillers and antibiotics for the next five days.

The goose was found in a lake in Hazel Grove yesterday and it had been injured for at least a day.

Weather: Plenty of sunshine this afternoon

BBC Weather

It's going to be a sunny afternoon with plenty of sunshine and some fair weather cloud building through the day.


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Travel: Very slow traffic on M60

BBC Travel

There is very slow traffic on the M60 eastbound at junction 14, Swinton, between East Lancs Road and the Worsley Road junction.

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Watch: Shot goose rescued and treated by vets

Goose shot with arrow in Greater Manchester

A goose has been shot with a 31-inch arrow in Hazel Grove, the RSPCA said.

Injured goose

The goose was spotted with the arrow through his body at a lake in Clarendon Road by a member of the public yesterday.

It had skimmed his heart and missed his vital organs, and had been there for at least a day, the RSPCA said. The goose is recovering at a rescue centre in Cheshire.

Quarter of rough sleepers are European migrants, Manchester City Council says

A quarter of people sleeping rough on the streets of Manchester are European migrants, according to the city council.

Rough sleeper

The local authority says its emergency homeless service has helped 200 people this winter. Councils in Greater Manchester are now offering to pay travel costs for EU citizens wanting to go home. But they've asked the government for more help 

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

Today's top headlines:

  • Police are investigating a suspected arson at a service station in Little Hulton in Salford
  • The number of cancelled non-urgent operations in Greater Manchester is rising, according to NHS figures
  • Two men are charged after two shootings in Wigan

Football: Newcastle United v Manchester City preview

BBC Sport

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany and forward Raheem Sterling are in the squad and ready to return from injuries for tonight's game at St James' Park.

Kompany and Sterling in training

Kompany has missed six games with an ongoing calf issue, while Sterling has been out for five games with a groin problem.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said: "I hope we can continue playing the same way we did last Saturday, being an aggressive team and trying to win from the beginning."

Woman who fell from bridge appeals for help to trace mystery cab driver

Bolton News

The Bolton News

A young woman who was left fighting for her life after falling 40ft from a bridge after a night out is making a good recovery.  

Cancer charity "incredibly disappointed" not to receive donations

A cancer charity says it is "incredibly disappointed"not to have received donations raised at a music festival by a company that has now gone bust.

Capesthorne Hall
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Sam Gardner quit as a cabinet member of Cheshire East Council last week after admitting that Fomfest Ltd, of which he was a director, had "misused" donations collected at Friends of Mine in 2011.

The charity Trekstock said the money was earmarked for a cancer drugs trial. Mr Gardner said he had "total confidence" he would be exonerated.

Two men charged after shootings in Wigan

Two men have been charged after two shootings in Wigan.

Shots were fired at the front doors of two properties in Standish between 22:00 and midnight on Wednesday but were reported the following day. No-one was injured.

The men aged 25 and 31 have been charged with unauthorised taking of a motor vehicle, possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, and two counts of criminal damage.

Bury video arcade is 'Europe's largest'

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Cheadle Hulme stabbing prompts murder inquiry

A murder inquiry has begun after a woman was found with fatal stab wounds at a house in Greater Manchester.

Cheadle Road

The 39-year-old died at the scene shortly after police had arrived at the house in Cheadle Road, Cheadle Hulme, at about 19:40 on Monday.

A man, 39, was later arrested on suspicion of murder.

Latest headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

Here are the latest stories from the region:

  • Traffic is starting to return to normal after a crash involving a van and three cars on the M62
  • A 39- year-old man is arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was fatally stabbed near Stockport
  • Almost 1,500 children in Greater Manchester have missed out on their chosen primary school place

Traffic starting to ease after M62 crash

Traffic is starting to return back to normal after a crash on the M62, which caused long delays for motorists.

At its peak, there were delays of up to two hours, westbound between Junctions 12 and 11.

Congestion and delays after M62 crash

There is congestion and delays following the crash on the M62 earlier.

There are delays junction 2 of the M602 at Gilda Brook Road, on the M60 clockwise to junction 7 at Stretford and on the M60 anti-clockwise to junction 18 at Simister Island.

Travel time has reduced to 25 minutes.

More at BBC Travel

One lane remains closed due to fuel spillage clean-up after M62 crash

Bus delays due to tailbacks after M62 crash

Man suffers serious injuries in M62 crash

A man in his 40s suffered serious injuries and was taken to Warrington Hospital after a four-vehicle crash on the M62 earlier.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue

The crash happened at about 06:40 between junction 12 and 11 westbound, according to North West Ambulance Service.

It said no-one else needed hospital treatment.

Lane reopens after M62 crash

A lane has reopened on the M62 but severe delays remain after the crash on the westbound carriageway between the Eccles Interchange and Birchwood.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue

Travel time of 90 minutes after M62 crash

There are severe delays and queuing traffic for seven miles on the M62 westbound between the Eccles Interchange and Birchwood, because of an earlier crash involving a van and three cars.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue

Motorists were stuck after two lanes were closed causing initial journey time of two hours. Journey times are now down to 90 minutes.