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

Weather: Showers easing

BBC Weather

Showers will generally ease this evening, although the odd one may persist through the night. Otherwise it'll be mainly dry with some clear spells and local mist or fog patches.

Weather
BBC

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Watch: Nan's polite internet search goes viral

A grandmother from Oldham who wrote "please" and "thank you" in her internet search has become an online sensation.

May Ashworth, 86, politely requested: "Please translate these roman numerals mcmxcviii thank you."

Her grandson Ben took a screenshot, which was shared more than 20,000 times.

She even got a reply from the search engine, Google!

Police horse, goat and donkeys tweet leads to ark banter

People have been joking about arks after Cheshire Police tweeted an appeal to find a horse, two donkeys and a goat.

The animals reportedly strayed onto Alderley Edge golf course
Google

The animals strayed on to a golf course in Alderley Edge on Thursday at about 06:50.

Responses to the tweet included: "Due to the floods give Noah a call" and "I saw his ark passing through on Tuesday".

A spokesman said officers were unable to find the animals following a search.

Cheshire Police tweet
Twitter

Eight men from Manchester jailed for Teesside jeweller raids

Eight men from Manchester have been jailed for their parts in the armed robberies of two Teesside jewellers.

Damaged at jewellers after armed robbery
Cleveland Police

They were members of a gang who stole watches and diamond jewellery worth £637,000 from the Market Cross stores in Yarm and Middlesbrough in November 2014 and January last year.

Watch: Fresh appeal of 2008 takeaway murder

A fresh appeal has been launched to catch the killer of a man who was shot at a takeaway more than eight years ago.

Police are continuing to appeal for information about his death

Halton McCollin, 20, died on 22 January 2008, three days after he was attacked at China Garden in Stretford.

A renewed appeal has featured on BBC One's Crimewatch Roadshow involving his friends, father and Greater Manchester Police.

Detectives believe he was the innocent victim of mistaken identity.

Watch: North West expats give their views on EU referendum

With only a week to go until voters go to the polls, expats living in Spain have given their views on the forthcoming EU referendum.

About 1.3m Britons live in European countries outside the UK, with 319,000 of them in Spain.

BBC North West Tonight asked people living in Salou for their thoughts, and also spoke to tourists in the wider Catalonia region.

Expats living in Salou share their thoughts on the EU referendum

Cricket: Could rain stop play?

There's a lot of rain around at Old Trafford ahead of Lancashire Cricket Club's match at 18:30.

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Weather: More than 60 reports of lightning across the North West

Dianne Oxberry

Weather presenter, BBC North West Tonight

There have been more than 60 reports of lightning across the region, with very heavy downpours resulting in localised flooding.

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Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

This afternoon's top stories:

  • Flash floods are affecting parts of Greater Manchester and east Cheshire and there have been more than 60 reports of lightning
  • The extent of work needed to shore up a railway line in Stockport following a landslip is revealed
  • A 16-year-old boy is arrested following a large fire at a listed derelict mill in Oldham

Travel: Flooding at Upholland causing train delays

Northern train service has said flooding at Upholland is causing hour-long delays between Wigan Wallgate and Kirkby.

Travel: Crash involving six cars and lorry closes M60 lanes

BBC Travel

A crash involving six cars and a lorry has closed two lanes on the M60 anti-clockwise at junction 11 at Barton.

Congestion is stretching back to junction 14 at the East Lancashire Road.

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Weather: Flooding in Alderley Edge and Cheshire

Flooding is causing problems across parts of Cheshire, including Alderley Edge and Wilmslow.

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Weather: Warning remains in place for heavy showers

A Met Office yellow weather warning remains in place for heavy showers until 22:00.

Weather
BBC

There is the possibility of localised flooding, disruption to travel and lightning.

Watch: Cheers in Manchester after England's second goal

Paul Burnell

Reporter, BBC News Online

Euro 2016: Pub flies the flags

This pub in Flixton, Trafford, is covering all bases...

Public house in Flixton
BBC

Extent of emergency work to repair Hazel Grove and Buxton railway line revealed

The extent of the work needed to shore up the earth that was dislodged when heavy rain caused a landslip at a railway line has been revealed.  

These pictures show Network Rail engineers carrying out emergency repairs on the line between Buxton and Hazel Grove.

Emergency work at railway line
BBC

Train services are expected to resume from 23 June.

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

This afternoon’s top stories:  

  • The extent of the work needed to shore up a railway line in Stockport following a landslip is revealed
  • A 16-year-old boy is arrested following a large fire at a listed derelict mill in Oldham
  • Manchester City Council is offering rate reductions to businesses that can show their trade has been hit by the tram works at Cross Street

Euro 2016: Museum's only Welsh fan celebrates Bale's goal

Paul Burnell

Reporter, BBC News Online

Tension mounts at the museum

Paul Burnell

Reporter, BBC News Online

They are feeling tense at the National Football Museum in Manchester while watching the England v Wales game.

National Football Museum
BBC

Not surprising, really, given that England are a goal down in the second half thanks to Gareth Bale.

Euro 2016: Can the team of 2016 rekindle the spirit of 66?

It's still 0-0 in the big game between England and Wales, by the way.

In 1966 England did win a trophy, of course, and Alan Verdon from Flixton near Manchester was there to see it.

Alan Verdon
BBC

Looking forward to an English win over Wales at Euro 2016, Alan said: "I've got a mate in Swansea I might ring when we win".

Tempting fate, Alan? 

Appeal for owner of missing horse, goat and donkeys

Euro 2016: Is Wayne Rooney Drive on the horizon?

Earlier this year a street in Manchester was named after 1966 hero Nobby Stiles.

Nobby Stiles Drive
BBC

How many of today's England players will get a similar accolade?

Wayne Rooney Drive, anybody?

Fire dog Cracker predicts Euro 2016 results

Euro 2016: All work and no match for Football Museum staff

Spare a thought for Will Mall and Leonardo Ambrosia at the National Football Museum in Manchester who are on duty while the match is on and won't be watching the game which is being shown at the museum.

Will Mall and Leonardo Ambrosia
BBC

Although of course as a good Italy fan Leonardo is neutral (niettal).

Book of condolence opens in Manchester to remember Orlando shooting victims

A book of condolence has opened at Manchester town hall following the mass shooting in Orlando at the weekend.

Vigil held in Manchester Gay Village for Orlando victims

On Monday, a vigil described by Lord Mayor of Manchester Carl Austin-Behan as "heartwarming and emotional", was held in Manchester's gay village.

An online version of the book has also been created.

Stone Roses open Manchester run

The Stone Roses have played the first of their four nights at the Etihad football stadium in their native Manchester.

Stone Roses
BBC

The greatest hits set included recent single All for One but there was no live debut for Beautiful Thing, which was released on Friday.

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BBC Radio Manchester EU Referendum Debate

BBC Radio Manchester

Andy Crane hosts the BBC Radio Manchester EU Referendum Debate with six panellists and 60 listeners.

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Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

This afternoon’s top stories:  

  • Engineers are carrying out emergency repairs to the railway line at Disley after flash floods caused a landslip at the weekend

Travel: Very slow traffic Sale roadworks area

BBC Travel

There is very slow traffic in the roadworks area in Washway Road westbound in Sale between the Granary Way junction and the Park Road junction.

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Weather: Shorts weather forecast for England v Wales

Charlie Slater

BBC North West weather presenter Charlie Slater plays keepie-uppie in shorts, while reading the forecast for Lens in France where the England v Wales game takes place later.

Wales Street cheering for England

Paul Burnell

Reporter, BBC News Online

It may be called Wales Street but this residential area of Oldham is awash with England flags.

Wales Street, Oldham
Chris Farrand

Resident Chris Farrand puts a cheeky England sign over the street name and covers the road with flags even though there is one Wales fan.

And where will Chris be watching the game? "I think we will be in a town centre pub," he said.

Football: England goalkeeper's rise from head boy to his country's number one

BBC Sport

Watch Joe Hart's rise from head boy to England's number one goalkeeper.

Railway line remains closed for emergency repairs

Engineers are carrying out emergency work to repair the railway line between Buxton and Hazel Grove in Stockport after heavy rain caused a landslip at the weekend.

Up to 6,000 tonnes of material was washed away in the flash floods.

Railway workers and track
Network Rail

Terry Strickland, from Network Rail, said  “We understand the impact that this temporary closure will have on passengers and we will be doing all we can, as quickly and safely as we can, so the railway is reopened as soon as possible.”

Train services are expected to resume from 23 June.

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

This morning's top stories:    

  • A 16-year-old boy is arrested following a large fire at a listed derelict mill in Oldham
  • Manchester City Council says some businesses who claim trade has been hit by works on a new tram line have applied for a rates reduction
  • Engineers are carrying out emergency repairs to the railway line at Disley after flash floods caused a landslip on to the track at the weekend

Teenager arson arrest after derelict mill fire in Oldham

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested following a large fire at a listed derelict mill in Oldham.

Mill fire
JUSTINE POTTER

The blaze broke out at the seven-storey Bailey Mill in Delph New Road on Tuesday, leading to residents nearby being evacuated and roads closed.

The teenager has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life, and has been bailed pending further inquiries until 19 July, police said.

mill fire
GMFRS

Travel: Delph New Road reopens after mill fire closure

Delph New Road in Delph has now reopened following a mill fire, police said.

Mill fire
Justine Potter

The listed building in Oldham Road was destroyed in a fire on Tuesday.