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  1. More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Wednesday 15 June 2016

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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 from across the region.

Weather: Showers easing through the evening

Eno Eruotor

Reporter, BBC North West Tonight

Any showers will gradually ease through this evening to leave a fairly dry night with some clear spells.

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Some mist or fog patches may develop in prone places such as Marple.

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Boy, 13, dies after falling into canal in Middleton

A 13-year-old boy rescued after falling into a canal in Middleton has died.

Rafael Pizarro
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Rafael Pizarro fell into water on the Rochdale to Manchester canal at Coney Green Lock while playing with friends on 6 June.

He was resuscitated on the towpath before being taken to hospital.

His family said they were "devastated" by his death but they were comforted by the knowledge that donating his organs will help others.

Half of derelict mill has collapses in fire

Around half of a derelict mill in Oldham has collapsed after a fire broke out earlier.

Mill fire
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Firefighters were called to Delph New Road following a number of 999 calls.   

Station manager Bob Pownell said: "Crew members are tackling the fire from a safe distance as the structure of the building is unsafe and around half of it has collapsed. 

"We want to remind people to avoid the area if they can and that we are dealing with the incident as quickly as we can."

Boxing: Anthony Crolla to defend his lightweight title

BBC Sport

Britain's Anthony Crolla will fight Jorge Linares in a lightweight world title unification bout at the Manchester Arena on 24 September.

Anthony Crolla
Rex Features

Last month, Crolla stopped Ismael Barroso in the seventh round to retain his WBA lightweight title in Manchester. 

The 29-year-old Mancunian has now won 31 of his 38 professional bouts.

In December, the boxer suffered a career-threatening injury when he had his skull fractured chasing burglars near his home.

Watch: Derelict mill in Oldham collapses in blaze

A derelict mill has collapsed as firefighters tackle a blaze at the site in Delph New Road in Oldham.

There are currently road diversions in place on Delph New Road, Huddersfield Road and Diggle Road and residents on Station Approach have been evacuated.

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Slim bins to be introduced in Manchester to boost recycling and save money

Smaller bins could be introduced in an attempt to boost recycling, Manchester City Council has announced.

Waste Bins
BBC

The local authority hopes to save £2.4m per year as a result of bringing in "slim bins" which hold 40% less waste.

The plans will be considered at a committee meeting next month.

Manchester's recycling rate of 32.8% is the lowest of Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority's nine boroughs. Neighbouring Trafford recycles about double that proportion of its waste.

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This afternoon's top stories:  

Watch: Derelict mill fire in Oldham

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a derelict mill in Oldham. 

The fire service said a number of emergency calls were received after the fire broke out at the former mill in Delph New Road at about 15:10.

Delph New Road, Huddersfield Road and Diggle Road are affected.

People urged to avoid Oldham derelict mill blaze area

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to avoid the area around a mill fire in Oldham.

Nearby residents have been advised to keep their windows closed while firefighters tackle the blaze at the seven-storey derelict mill in Delph New Road.

They found a number of floors alight when they arrived.

Fire breaks out at a derelict mill in Oldham

A fire has broken out at a derelict mill in Oldham.

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Firefighters were called to the seven-storey building in Delph New Road at about 15:15.

The fire service received a number of 999 calls about the blaze.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said the building was "well alight" when they arrived.

Oldham mill fire
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Weather: Warning issued for heavy rain

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain until 21:00 in Cheshire and parts of Greater Manchester.

Heavy showers, some thundery, are expected and there is the possibility of localised flooding and travel disruption and lightning.

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'Hooligan' nurse facing trust probe

A psychiatric nurse convicted of football hooliganism in Euro 2016 is facing an investigation by his bosses.

Violence in France
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Iain Hepworth, 41, who works in Greater Manchester, was jailed for three months and banned from France for throwing a bottle at a policeman in Marseille.

Andrew Maloney, of Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, said it was "extremely concerned" over reports about Mr Hepworth.

It has also emerged Mr Hepworth is a former Green Party candidate.

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

This afternoon's top stories:

Four arrested over psychoactive substance supply in Cheshire

Four people have been arrested on suspicion of supplying psychoactive substances or so-called legal highs after they were banned under new legislation last month.

Psychoactive substances
PA

Three men, aged 69, 38 and 29, and a 61-year-old woman were arrested following reports of suspicious behaviour near to the B&Q store in Winwick, Cheshire on Friday.

They have been released on bail pending further inquiries.

It is the first arrests on suspicion of psychoactive substance supply that Cheshire Police has made since the law came into force.

Man attacked with meat cleaver in Wythenshawe after crash

A man has been attacked with a meat cleaver in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester Police said

Officers were called to Cornishway in Woodhouse Park at about 11:20..

Cornishway in Woodhouse Park
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They found a man with serious injuries and believe he had been attacked after the red VW Golf he was travelling in crashed into a gatepost while being followed by a black BMW.

The occupants of the BMW then attacked him before driving off at speed.

Three LS Lowry paintings owned by Cilla Black auctioned

Three paintings by Salford artist LS Lowry, which were owned by Cilla Black, have fetched nearly £700,000 at a Sotheby's auction.

The Black Church
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Family Group was sold for £353,000, The Black Church - a 50th birthday gift from her husband Bobby - fetched £245,000 and The Spire £100,000.

They were sold as part of a wider auction of modern and post-war British art.

Netball: Manchester Thunder's star gets full-time contract

BBC Sport

Manchester Thunder's Beth Cobden is one of 10 players who have been offered full-time contracts by England Netball.

Beth Cobden
Rex Features

"Netball is now a genuine career option," said England Netball performance director Sara Symington.

They will enter a summer training programme.

The list omits players taking part in the ANZ Championship, who may be offered contracts in time for August's international Quad Series.  

Plans to shrink Manchester's general waste bins to save £2.4m

Manchester City Council plans to reduce the capacity of its general waste bins by 100 litres to save £2.4m a year on disposal costs.

Black bins
BBC

The council has proposed replacing the 240-litre black bins with 140-litre grey bins in an effort to boost recycling.  

Councillors will consider the plan on 21 and 29 June. If agreed, a roll-out of new grey bins would begin in August and be completed before the end of the year.

Weather: Yellow warning for heavy showers today

Travel: Flooding closes lane on M56 slip road

BBC Travel

The M56 Sharston Link lane is closed on the entry slip road and there is queuing traffic eastbound at junction 2, Sharston, because of flooding.

Congestion on Altrincham Road to the Roundwood Road junction.

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Boy, 13, who fell into canal at Middleton dies

A 13-year-old boy who fell into a canal in Middleton has died.

Rafael Pizarro was left in a critical condition after falling into a stretch of water on the Rochdale to Manchester canal at Coney Green Lock on 6 June.

Rafael Pizarro
GMP

His family said they were "devastated" and "lost for words", adding: "Rafael had a big impact on his family and friends and was much loved and we will truly miss him."

Police believe there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

Latest headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

This lunchtime's top stories:

  • A 13-year-old boy who was in hospital after being rescued from a brook in Middleton dies
  • Manchester city councillor Pat Karney says they will review security plans for Pride in August following the shooting in Orlando
  • Residents in Manchester could soon see the size of their general waste bins shrink

Watch: Rochdale medieval bridge being uncovered

A 14th Century bridge has reopened after it was hidden from view for more than a century in Rochdale.

A bridge in Rochdale has been uncovered after being concreted over in 1904

Review of Manchester Pride security after Orlando shooting

A review of security for Manchester Pride in August will take place following the Orlando nightclub shooting, a city councillor has said.

Manchester Pride 2014
BBC

Councillor Pat Karney said: "I think we will look at the arrangements and we're going to talk to the police and the Pride organisers - you can't take any risks in that sense."

"You have to take sensible precautions about it."

Manchester Pride 2014
BBC

Forty-nine people died and dozens were wounded when a gunman opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday.

Twenty staff at Hulme business in Mancunian Way closure delays

Melanie Stewart-Smith

BBC Radio Manchester journalist

I've been at UKFast in Hulme which saw 20 workers delayed yesterday as a result of the Mancunian Way closure.

UKFast Hulme
BBC

A woman who travelled in from Ancoats yesterday told me the journey, that usually takes 20 minutes, took two hours.

Today people took no chances and set off early to get to work.

The cloud computing provider employs 280 staff at its headquarters.

Free park and ride places after Mancunian Way closure chaos

A thousand park and ride places have been made free to encourage people to use public transport following the chaos caused by the closure of Mancunian Way yesterday.

Mancunian Way
BBC

Transport for Greater Manchester has said the places are available at the Etihad Stadium car park H, off Alan Turing Way, until 20:00 as the final day of repairs take place.

The authority faced criticism from commuters yesterday who faced lengthy delays.

The Mancunian Way in Manchester has been partially closed since it was damaged by heavy rainfall last summer.

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

This morning's top stories:

  • Manchester city councillor Pat Karney says they will review security plans for Gay Pride in August after the Orlando shooting
  • Residents in Manchester could soon see the size of their general waste bins shrink
  • There are calls for a review of Manchester's roads to make it more resilient when works take place on major routes

Football: Wayne Rooney urges fans to avoid trouble at the Euros

BBC Sport

England manager Roy Hodgson and captain Wayne Rooney have appealed directly to fans to "stay out of trouble" after outbreaks of violence marred the opening weekend of Euro 2016.

'Please stay out of trouble'

French prosecutors said 150 Russians were behind the most serious clashes before Saturday's 1-1 draw between the two sides in Marseille.

Both teams face expulsion by Uefa if there is any further violence.

Manchester United forward Rooney asked fans to be "safe and sensible", and not to travel to France without tickets.

Hidden medieval bridge in Rochdale reopens to the public

A bridge built in the 14th Century has reopened after it was hidden from view for more than a century.

Medieval bridge
Rochdale Council

The crossing in Rochdale was concreted over in 1904 when the tram network expanded.

It reopened to pedestrians after a £5m project, which also exposed a section of the River Roch in the town.

Watch: Manchester vigil remembers the Orlando nightclub shooting victims

Travel: Broken-down vehicle blocks M60 entry slip road

BBC Travel

An entry slip road on the M60 is blocked around junction 8 clockwise at Carrington because of a broken-down vehicle.

Congestion stretches back to the Carrington Lane junction and to junction 6 at Sale.

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Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

Today's top stories:

  • Business leaders criticise the chaos caused by the closure of the Mancunian Way yesterday with long delays for commuters
  • Hundreds of people attend a vigil in Manchester's gay village to pay tribute to the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting
  • People injured by the IRA bombings in Manchester should get more help to deal with the trauma, the Victims Commissioner for Northern Ireland says

Weather: Showers with sunny intervals

BBC Weather

A fairly cloudy, perhaps misty start, with showery rain in places. Some bright or sunny intervals during the day, but further showers will develop, these probably heaviest towards Cheshire.

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