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  1. Updates on Friday 3 June
  2. More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Monday 6 June

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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 Monday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across the region.  

Weather: Cloudy night, more sunshine tomorrow

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Cloud will slowly increase from the east this afternoon, but it will stay dry - with western parts hanging on to the sunshine the longest into the evening.

Saturday will see a cloudy start with some sunshine developing by lunchtime.

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On North West Tonight at 18:30:  

  • A wood mill in Cheshire where four people died in an explosion last year has contravened planning regulations by putting up a new silo without permission
  • Joy Division headline a special day of events in Greater Manchester for the BBC's annual Music Day

Football: New deal for Rochdale defender

BBC Sport

Rochdale defender Jim McNulty has signed a new one-year extension to his current contract.

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The 31-year-old was out of contract next summer but has agreed a new deal until 2018.

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Couple sentenced for animal cruelty

A couple from Salford have been given suspended prison sentences for starving their dog.

Lauren Hunter, 20, and 25-year-old James Larkin from Eccles have also been banned from keeping animals for ten years.

Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

This afternoon's top stories:

  • An investigation is launched into a crash involving a police vehicle in Bury that left a woman seriously injured
  • A couple from Salford are given suspended prison sentences for starving their dog
  • The stroke unit at Macclesfield Hospital could close if plans are approved next week

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Police watchdog to probe Bury crash that left woman, 36, critical

The Independent Police Complaints Commission have launched an investigation a crash in Bury that left a 36-year-old woman seriously injured.

Police had been chasing the Honda Civic, which the believed to be stolen, when it collided with a Ford Fiesta.

The woman was taken to hospital in a critical condition after the crash on Bolton Road West in Holcombe Brook, on Tuesday. 

Watch: Joy Division's Love Will Tear Us Apart

Peter Hook from Joy Division was joined by Clint Boon, Mike Sweeney and the Dantevilles for BBC Music Day.

It proved to be one of the highlights of a very special day of events. Here's the clip:

Joy Division's Love Will Tear Us Apart being performed

Joint police operation targets serious crime activity

Seven vehicles have been seized and two people arrested in connection with illegal vehicles and serious crime activity.

Cheshire Police
BBC

The targeted Operation Crossbow on Wednesday followed suspects across county borders between Cheshire, Merseyside and North Wales. 

Offences included robbery, false imprisonment, drug driving and being over the drink drive limit.

Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

This afternoon's top stories:

  • An investigation is launched into a crash involving a police vehicle in Bury that left a woman seriously injured
  • A couple from Salford are given suspended prison sentences for starving their dog
  • Joy Division headline a special day of events in Greater Manchester for the BBC's annual Music Day

Travel: Give yourself extra time if you are heading to Old Trafford this evening

BBC Music Day: Plenty of events across the north west

Football: Man City Women sign Dutch midfielder

Manchester City Women have signed Netherlands midfielder Tessel Middag from Eredivisie Women's side Ajax.

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The 23-year-old, who made her senior international debut in 2012, featured at last year's World Cup in Canada.

She scored 15 goals in 94 appearances for Ajax after joining them in 2012.

Dashcam video captures M60 wrong-way driver

Dashcam footage has been released showing a car being driven the wrong way around the M60 motorway, before later crashing.

Driver on M60
Manchester Evening News

The film, given to the Manchester Evening News by a motorist, showed a driver was forced to swerve as a man travelled anti-clockwise in the right hand lane between Cheadle and Trafford Park on Monday evening.

His red Ford Fiesta hit two vehicles before crashing.

The man, who is in his 80s, suffered minor injuries.

Joy Division on song for BBC Music Day

This was the scene as Peter Hook from Joy Division performs live for BBC Music Day in beautiful sunshine.

Joy Division
BBC

The gig took place on the Epping Walk Bridge, better known as Joy Division Bridge, in Hulme, where photographer Kevin Cummins once photographed the iconic band.

Peter Hook was joined by Clint Boon, Mike Sweeney and the Dantevilles.

You can listen to one of the band's most famous songs, Love Will Tear us Apart, on Mike Sweeney's outside broadcast 

BBC Music Day: Joy Division factfile

It's proving to be one of the most talked-about performances of the day, but how well do you know Joy Division?

  • Joy Division were formed in 1976 in Salford by Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook 
  • Originally called Warsaw, the band consisted of lead singer Ian Curtis, drummer Stephen Morris, along with with guitarist Sumner and Hook on bass 
  • Their debut album release in 1979 was Unknown Pleasures 
  • Curtis committed suicide in 1980, aged 23, on the eve of the band's first North American tour 
Ian Curtis
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Ian Curtis

Parody song 'fires' Wigan's Grigg up charts

BBC Sport NI

A parody song about Northern Ireland and Wigan player Will Grigg has become one of the UK's most-downloaded tracks.

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On Thursday, 'Will Grigg's on Fire', reached number seven in the iTunes UK Top 100.

The chant is an adaptation of the dance classic 'Freed From Desire', by Gala.

Youtuber Sean Kennedy premiered his version of the song earlier this month, and it has now been officially released by London-based band, Blonde.

BBC Music Day: Joy Division meet Mike Sweeney

What's your favourite Joy Division tune?

Peter Hook, Clint Boon, Mike Sweeney and Craig Gill
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Peter Hook, Clint Boon, Mike Sweeney and Craig Gill

Plenty to choose from, including:

  • Love will Tear Us Apart
  • New Dawn Fades
  • Tranmission

Contact us with your choice for BBC Music Day: emailFacebook or Twitter

Film marks 20th anniversary of Manchester IRA bomb blast

A documentary commemorating twenty years since the IRA bombing in Manchester has been produced by a group of teenagers.

Manchester bomb
BBC

The group, including Fiza Sajhid from the Factory Youth Zone in Harpurhey, interviewed victims, ex-police officers, former Manchester City Council representatives and an ex-IRA member in Manchester and Belfast over nine months.

A bomb packed with 3,300lb of explosives was detonated inside a parked van in Corporation Street, near the Arndale Centre, on 15 June 1996. No one was killed but many were injured.

Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

Friday afternoon's top stories:

  • A pensioner remains in a serious condition in hospital after he was attacked in his home in Sale
  • A group of teenagers produce a documentary marking 20 years since the IRA bombing in Manchester
  • Health inspectors give Greater Manchester West Mental Health Trust a "good" rating

BBC Music Day: A hat for the occasion

Teenagers learn about 1996 IRA bomb impact on Manchester

Twenty years on since the IRA bombing in Manchester, a documentary made by teenagers born in the city is being released.

No-one died in the 1996 attack, but many were injured and buildings were severely damaged. 

After nine months of interviews in Manchester and Belfast, the film will be used in school history lessons.

In pictures: BBC Music Day in Greater Manchester

Voice Assembly
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Voice Assembly
Dantevilles
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Dantevilles
Manchester Music students
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Manchester music students
Clint Boon and Mike Sweeney
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Clint Boon and Mike Sweeney

Listen to BBC Radio Manchester's coverage.

Police force first to record domestic abuse in LGBT community

Mental health trust rated 'good' by inspectors

Greater Manchester West Mental Health Trust has been given a "good" rating by inspectors.

A report from the Care Quality Commission said the trust's services, which operate in Salford, Bolton and Trafford, were effective and responsive - but added there was room for improvement in keeping patients safe.

It follows an inspection carried out in February.

BBC Music Day: Live in Hulme with Mike Sweeney

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Euro 2016: England attack blunted by Wayne Rooney's presence

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer

England's warm-up matches before Euro 2016 are complete - but manager Roy Hodgson was left with as many questions as answers after a narrow win over Portugal at Wembley.  

Wayne Rooney and Jamie Vardy
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Hodgson's full strategy will only be revealed when he names his line-up for the opening fixture against Russia in Marseille on 11 June and he will be pleased England's players emerged unscathed from their final warm-up game on Thursday.

There was no clear evidence, however, that Hodgson has yet put a winning game plan in place.

So what are the key questions Hodgson must answer as he puts the finishing touches to his game plans for Euro 2016?

Latest headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

This morning's top stories:

  • A 94-year-old man who was attacked in his home in Sale remains in a serious condition
  • A man run over and killed by a lorry in Bury is formally identified
  • The second BBC Music Day is underway with a number of events taking place across Manchester

Travel: Delays on M6 due to broken down vehicle

BBC Travel

One lane is closed on the southbound M6 near junction 19, Knutsford, because of a broken down car and caravan.

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Blossoms mark BBC Music Day with single release

Today is the second ever BBC Music Day.

Blossoms
BBC

There are a range of events going on across Manchester to mark the occasion - including at Central Library, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and Band on the Wall.

Stockport band Blossoms, who recently scored a number one in the download charts, have released a special single to mark the occasion.

There is coverage throughout the day on BBC Radio Manchester.

Demolition works closes part of Oxford Road

BBC Music Day: Mike Sweeney live on the iconic 'Joy Division Bridge'

Mike Sweeney
BBC

Listen live to Mike Sweeney and guests between now and 12:00 on BBC Radio Manchester.

Mike Sweeney
BBC

Cricket: Lancashire set for T20 Blast Roses fixture

Lancashire's cricketers are in Roses action for the second time this week, as they face Yorkshire in the T20 Blast this evening.

Battle of the Roses in T20 competition

Ashley Giles' side were beaten when the sides met in the county championship at Headingley, but he is hoping for a better result in the twenty over format.  

Pensioner suffers serious injuries after attack at home

A 94-year-old man is in a serious condition in hospital after he was attacked in a raid at his home. 

Two men broke into his home in Sale, held him down and punched him while they ransacked his house.

His condition is said to have improved slightly although remains seriously ill.