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  1. Updates on Tuesday 31 May
  2. More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Wednesday

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Live updates for 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: Cloudy with a chance of showers

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Some late sunny intervals at first in western areas, but overall it will be rather cloudy.

Weather forecast
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There will be some showery rain at times but many areas further west remaining dry throughout.

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Peace campaigner statue made from guns

More than 50 guns handed in during a police amnesty have been melted down to make a sculpture of a Manchester peace activist.

Statue of campaigner made from guns

The bust has been created to honour Dr Erinma Bell, who has campaigned to rid the streets of Moss Side of guns.

It was produced by Guns to Goods, an arts-based initiative converting firearms into works of art.

Stockport Council's adult education requires improvement, Ofsted says

Stockport Council's adult education provision has been rated as requiring improvement in its latest inspection report by Ofsted.

Adult education
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Ofsted said leadership and teaching needed to improve with closer monitoring of outside providers.

The council said it has set up a board to produce a 24-month plan for the service.    

The service was rated good at its previous inspection in 2011.

Football: Euro 2016 call-ups for Manchester-based players

Five Manchester-based players have been included in England's 23-man squad for the European Championships in France.

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Latest headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

This afternoon's top stories:

  • An appeal is launched to find the family of a man found dead at his home in Oldham on Monday
  • Manchester United's Marcus Rashford is one of five Manchester-based players called up to England's Euro 2016 squad

Football: Things you may not know about Jose Mourinho

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BBC Radio Four uncovers some factoids about Manchester United's new manager.

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Oldham remembers the Battle of Jutland

Appeal to find family of man found dead in Oldham

An appeal to find the family of a 79-year-old man found dead at his home in Oldham on Monday has been made by Greater Manchester Police.There are no suspicions circumstances surrounding the death of Joseph Smith but the force needs help to trace his next-of-kin.

Travel: Crash blocks lane of M6

BBC Travel

One lane is blocked on the northbound M6 between junction 21A, the Croft Interchange, and junction 22, Newton-le-Willows, due to a crash.

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Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

This afternoon's top stories:

  • A man drove several miles the wrong way along the M60 before crashing
  • The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester includes Pete Waterman in its latest list of new fellows
  • Manchester United's Marcus Rashford is picked for England's Euro 2016 squad

Football: The rise of Marcus Rashford

BBC Sport

Here are the key milestones in Manchester United and England striker Marcus Rashford's rapid rise to prominence.

Marcus Rashford
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  • The teenager from south Manchester scored two goals on his Red Devils debut as a late addition in the Europa League team against Midtjylland in February
  • He netted twice on his Premier League debut as United beat Arsenal 3-2
  • Rashford finished the season with eight goals in 18 outings, earning him a new four-year deal
  • The goal poacher scored on his England debut in the 2-1 win over Australia on Friday, and was named in the Euro 2016 squad four days later

Public toilets 'wiped out in parts of UK'

Some UK High Streets and public spaces no longer have any council-run public toilets, the BBC has learned.

Public toilet
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Among the councils who responded to Freedom of Information requests were Manchester and Stockport councils who only have one public toilet each.

Football: Red Devils' Marcus Rashford makes Euro 2016 squad

BBC Sport

Here's the full story on Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford's inclusion in Roy Hodgson's 23-man England squad for the 2016 European Championship in France.

Marcus Rashford
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Rashford, 18, scored on his international debut in the 2-1 friendly victory over Australia on Friday.

The teenager's fellow United players Chris Smalling and Wayne Rooney also made the cut.

BreakingFootball: Rashford makes Euro 2016 squad

Manchester United's teenage striker Marcus Rashford has been chosen for the England squad to play in the Euro 2016 championship.

Producer and songwriter Pete Waterman becomes music college fellow

The man who gave Kylie Minogue, Rick Astley as well as Mel and Kim to the pop world is to be made a fellow of the Royal Northern College of Music.

Pete Waterman
BBC

Producer and songwriter Pete Waterman who has sold more than 500m records in his career will be honoured at an official ceremony in December.

The man behind the 80s TV Series The Hitman and Her will receive his accolade along with Cellist Alasdair Tait and award winning composer Professor Gary Carpenter.

Anti-gun campaigner honoured with a statue

A woman who has dedicated her life to getting rid of guns in the Moss Side area of Manchester has been honoured with a statue.

More than 50 guns were melted down to create the image of peace activist Dr Erinma Bell.

Stretford fly-tipping probe launched

Watch: Missing boy reunited with mother

Weather: Fine with a chance of rain

BBC Weather

Mostly fine but rain later in eastern parts.

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It will turn cloudier through the course of this afternoon with some rain, perhaps heavy at times, reaching Ashton-under-Lyne and other eastern areas.

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Station tribute to Victoria Wood

Manchester's Victoria Station is to be temporarily be transformed into Victoria Wood Station on Saturday as part of an event celebrating the comedian's life.

Victoria Wood
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It will feature musical tributes to the Prestwich-born entertainer who died last month alongside contributions from friends and former colleagues. 

The event being hosted by actress Sue Devaney, who starred alongside the comic in the sitcom Dinner Ladies.

All proceeds will go to charity.

Missing boys aged 11 and nine found

Two boys aged 11 and nine who had been missing since yesterday after a friend overheard them saying they "wanted to go camping" have been found safe and well, police said.

Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

This afternoon's top stories:

  • The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester includes Pete Waterman in its latest list of new fellows

Sightings reported of missing boys

There have been several reports of sightings of two boys aged 11 and nine who have been missing since yesterday, police said.

Reo Ulett (left), and Lovelle Taylor-Hibbert
GMP

A friend overheard eleven-year-old Reo Ulett (left), and Lovelle Taylor-Hibbert, nine, saying they "wanted to go camping" at a house in Whitby Road, Fallowfield.

Police received reports they were on Ashton Old Road earlier.

Wrong-way driver crashes on clockwise M60 near Trafford

An elderly motorist drove more than five miles the wrong way around the M60 before crashing.

Crash scene
Nathan Fearn

The man drove anti-clockwise in the right hand lane between Cheadle and Trafford Park before crashing at about 18:15 on Monday.

His red Ford Fiesta collided with two vehicles, police said on Tuesday. The man, who is in his 80s, was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Power restored in Trafford Park

Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

This morning's top stories:

  • Supplies are restored to 85 properties that were left without power in Trafford Park

Boys, aged 11 and nine, missing from Manchester area

Two boys aged 11 and nine have been missing since yesterday after a friend overheard them saying they "wanted to go camping".

Reo Ulett and Lovelle Taylor-Hibbert
GMP

Eleven-year-old Reo Ulett (left), and Lovelle Taylor-Hibbert, nine, were seen at a house in Whitby Road, Fallowfield, at about 17:00 when they said they wanted to go camping even though they had no kit, food and money, police said.

Lovelle was last sighted at about 20:00 in Dorset Road in Levenshulme.

Insp Paul Coburn said: "Neither of these boys has ever been missing before and as people can imagine, their families are absolutely frantic with worry."

Football: Marcus Rashford signs new deal for Manchester United

BBC Sport

Manchester United's 18-year-old striker Marcus Rashford has signed a new deal which will keep him at Old Trafford until June 2020.

Marcus Rashford
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He scored twice on his first-team debut against Midtjylland in February and finished the season with eight goals in 18 appearances.

Thousands join Manchester's Whit walk

Thousands of people have taken part in Manchester's annual Whit walk.

A procession with banners and brass bands walked from the city's cathedral to Albert Square for a special service.

Brawl stabbing victim has surgery

A 29-year-old man has had surgery after he was stabbed in the stomach in a mass brawl in Manchester city centre.

The man is described as stable following the fight between two groups of men outside The Press Club, off Deansgate, at about 04:35 on Monday.

Another man, aged 26, who was also stabbed in the stomach, is described as stable.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Bus-only road opening in Warrington

Warrington's first purpose built bus-only road aimed at easing congestion on a busy commuter route through the town opens later.

Warrington bus lane
BBC

The new link connects Birchwood Way from the Faraday Street roundabout to Ordnance Avenue, allowing shorter and faster bus journeys between north and south Birchwood.

Access is restricted to buses and emergency services vehicles only.

Automatic number plate recognition cameras will capture the registration plates of all vehicles passing through - owners of banned vehicles could face a £60 fine.

Power cut in Trafford Park

Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

This morning's top stories:

  • A man drove several miles the wrong way along the M60 before crashing
  • Investigations continue into a mass brawl outside a night club in Manchester city centre, in which two men were stabbed
  • Eighty-five properties are without power in Trafford Park

Travel: Crash blocks M60 slip road

BBC Travel

The M60 entry slip road is partially blocked and slow traffic clockwise at junction 1, the Stockport Pyramid, because of a crash.  

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