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  1. Updates on Tuesday 12 July

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By Paul Burnell

All times stated are UK

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Our live coverage across the day

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

Brighter weather on the way?

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

See?!! It doesn't always rain here...

Some cloud will bubble up but there will still be sunny spells.

The difference between rain and showers?

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC Weather

This guide from our colleagues at BBC Weather may be useful for any visitors to Greater Manchester...

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Swansea sign Man Utd defender Tyler Reid

BBC Sport

Swansea City have signed defender Tyler Reid from Manchester United for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.

Tyler Reid
Swansea FC

"I am really looking forward to a fresh challenge and getting started," he said. "I see a good opportunity to play first-team football with the development squad here."  

Wigan's Tomkins to miss rest of season

BBC Sport

Wigan Warriors confirm back-row forward Joel Tomkins will miss the rest of the season with injuries to both knees.  

Joel Tomkins
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Joel Tomkins

Wigan's Tomkins to miss rest of season

Wigan Warriors confirm back-row forward Joel Tomkins will miss the rest of the season with injuries to both knees.

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Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • A 15-year-old from Trafford is arrested after a 13-year-old boy - believed to have taken ecstasy - was hospitalised
  • The leaders of Manchester and Liverpool City Regions confirm they are working together to ensure the Northern Powerhouse remains a key government commitment
  • A man admits assaulting a pensioner who asked him to stop urinating in the street in Oldham

Northern rivals to unite after Brexit 'threat' to economies

Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson and Greater Manchester's Interim Mayor Tony Lloyd have pledged a new working partnership "in response to the challenges of last month's Brexit vote" and to ensure the "Northern Powerhouse" remains a key government commitment.

Manchester town hall
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Mr Lloyd said: "Brexit has created lots of threats for our successful business in Greater Manchester such as our financial sector, and we need to make sure that government remembers to negotiate a settlement which is as good for jobs and peoples here as it is for the City of London."  

"It's vitally important that Government negotiates a settlement which gives the best possible deal for cities, especially those in the North," said Mr Anderson.    

Morrisons supermarket in Stanley Road, Whitefield, hit by fire

Bury Times

Bury Times

Customers have been evacuated from Morrisons in Stanley Road, Whitefield, after a fire.

Trans murder victim 'deserved freedom'

William Lound
North News / NNP

The mother of a student who was stabbed to death in a suspected transphobic hate crime has said her son "should have been free to live how he chose".

University of Salford student William Lound died after suffering multiple stab injuries at his flat in Bramall Court halls of residence on 8 February.

William Lound

Trans murder victim 'deserved freedom'

The mother of a student who was stabbed to death in a suspected transphobic hate crime says her son "should have been free to live how he chose".

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Teenager arrested after boy, 13, hospitalised 'after taking ecstasy'

A 15-year-old boy from Trafford has been arrested on a drugs charge after a 13-year-old fell ill after taking a drug, believed to be ecstasy, in Timperley.

The younger boy was found at Timperley Metrolink station on Saturday at about 16:30 and is in a "critical, but stable" condition in hospital.

Greater Manchester Police said a 15-year-old was arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs and perverting the course of justice.

'Green' Blue Peter badges for gardening school children

More than 200 children from Baguely Hall Primary, Manchester, are receiving green Blue Peter badges for their work in creating an "edible garden".

Blue Peter green coloured badges
BBC

The children are growing their own fruit and vegetables in a partnership with the Trees for Cities charity.

Headteacher Kate Bulman said the children had "transformed an underused space in our into a vibrant hub of activity and outdoor learning".

No buyer for Geoff Hurst's World Cup shirt

The shirt worn by Sir Geoff Hurst in England's 1966 World Cup final victory has failed to sell at auction.

Geoff Hurst's shirt
BBC

The striker was wearing the red number 10 shirt, which has been on display recently in The National Football Museum, Manchester, as he scored his famous Wembley hat-trick against West Germany.

It was expected to fetch up to £500,000, but Sotheby's said the bidding failed to meet the reserve price despite "a great deal of interest".

Bury netball star Tracey Neville honoured with MBE

Bury Times

Bury Times

Bury netball star Tracey Neville picked up her MBE for services to sport today.

Oldham sign goalkeeper Kettings

BBC Sport

Oldham Athletic sign goalkeeper Chris Kettings on a one-year deal after his release by Crystal Palace.

Chris Kettings
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Chris Kettings

Oldham sign goalkeeper Kettings

Oldham Athletic sign goalkeeper Chris Kettings on a one-year deal after his release by Crystal Palace.

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Weather: Cloud will bubble up but there will still be sunny spells.

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Cloud will continue to bubble up but there will still be sunny spells and it should stay dry for most. 

It will also be less breezy than recent days.

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New homes plans submitted for Cheshire

Plans have been submitted by Cheshire East Council which could see 36,000 new homes built in Cheshire over the next 15 years. 

The revised local plan includes proposals to change the boundaries of green belt land around Macclesfield and building a new village of 1,800 homes at Handforth. 

The blueprint will now be considered by a government planning inspector, two years after the council's original plans were rejected.

Graphene skinned plane to make maiden public flight

An unmanned plane with graphene skinned wings is set to make its first public flight on Friday at the Farnborough Air Show.

Graphene plane
University of Manchester

The University of Central Lancashire and the University of Manchester, where Graphene was first created, are collaborating on the project.

The academics are investigating the effects of graphene, described as the thinnest material ever created, on the wing's impact resistance.

Oldham bring in Reckord & Woodland

BBC Sport

League One side Oldham Athletic sign left-back Jamie Reckord and re-sign midfielder Luke Woodland.

Jamie Reckord
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Jamie Reckord

Oldham bring in Reckord & Woodland

League One side Oldham Athletic sign left-back Jamie Reckord and re-sign midfielder Luke Woodland.

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'The Pav' set for demolition after fire

Former student accommodation in Salford is to be demolished after it was gutted by a fire on Monday.

A University of Salford spokesman said the Castle Irwell building on Cromwell Road - nicknamed The Pav - will be demolished at the "earliest possible" opportunity.

Castle Irwell fire
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Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Council leaders in Greater Manchester say they'll lobby the government to make sure region doesn't lose £300m in EU funding
  • The red England shirt worn by Sir Geoff Hurst in the 1966 World Cup final is expected to fetch up to £500,000 at auction today.
  • Reduced service on the Metrolink in Greater Manchester

Football: Mourinho will make United hard to beat says Rooney

Nathan Middleton

BBC Sport

Manchester United's new boss Jose Mourinho produces teams that are "hard to beat, tactically disciplined" and "most importantly, successful", captain Wayne Rooney has said.

Wayne Rooney
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The England international, who was talking to the club's magazine, added that he has "always respected" Mourinho as "both a man and a manager".

Mourinho has already hinted that he will not play the 30-year-old in midfield when the season begins next month.

Travel: Road partially blocked after crash

The A560 Shaftesbury Avenue in Timperley is partially blocked in both directions at the A5144 Thorley Lane junction, because of an accident involving two cars.  

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Greater Manchester 'to lose out on' £320m over Brexit

Kevin Fitzpatrick

BBC Radio Manchester journalist

Greater Manchester is set to miss out on £320m after the UK voted to leave the European Union, a report leaked to the BBC has warned.

Sir Howard Bernstein
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The report by Manchester City Council's chief executive said EU funding up to 2020 "would no longer be forthcoming".

Sir Howard Bernstein's briefing note was sent to council leaders on 30 June, a week after the Brexit vote. 

HM Treasury said there would be "no immediate change" to EU programmes including the "Northern Powerhouse".

Weather: Everything you ever wanted to know about rain or showers

People in Greater Manchester may think they know their rain too well but we are grateful to our BBC colleague and weather forecaster Alex Hamilton for this handy guide.

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Man and woman have ankles broken in Oldham robbery

A man and a woman were left with broken ankles after they were attacked and robbed by a gang of youths in Oldham - with the woman left needing surgery.

Police tape generic
BBC

The victims, aged in their 40s, had their mobile phones and money stolen during the assault, which happened as they walked along Huddersfield Road in the early hours of 4 July.

Man admits assault in 'urination' row

A 46-year-old has admitted assaulting a pensioner who had asked a man to stop urinating in the street.

Derek Laidlaw
GMP

Derek Laidlaw, 70, was attacked after confronting a man near the wall of his partner's house in Failsworth, Oldham on 2 July last year.

Stephen Anthony Glynn, of Massey Avenue, Failsworth, appeared before Tameside Magistrates and admitted assault causing actual bodily harm.

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Council leaders in Greater Manchester say they'll lobby the government to make sure region doesn't lose £300m in EU funding
  • The red England shirt worn by Sir Geoff Hurst in the 1966 World Cup final is expected to fetch up to £500,000 at auction today.
  • Reduced service on the Metrolink in Greater Manchester

Hundreds join Black Lives Matter march

Hundreds of people joined the Black Lives Matter march from Alexandra Park to Manchester city centre on Monday.

They were marching in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, which started in response to the fatal shootings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling by police in the US.

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Travel: Reduced service on Metrolink

Metrolink is currently running a reduced service on the Rochdale via Oldham line due to a points failure at Newbold, 

It said services are currently operating between Shaw and Crompton and Manchester city centre only. 

The company added: "Passengers are advised they can use tickets on the 58, 181 and 182 bus services. We are sorry for any delay to your journey."

Travel: Traffic lights failure on East Lancashire Road

Sir Geoff Hurst's 1966 England World Cup final shirt to be auctioned

The shirt worn by Sir Geoff Hurst in England's 1966 World Cup victory is expected to fetch up to £500,000 at auction later.

Geoff Hurst
Hulton Archive

His famous number 10 shirt has been on temporary display at The National Football Museum in Manchester before the auction as part of the museum's 1966 World Cup Exhibition.  

Geoff Hurst shirt
BBC

Brexit could cost councils £300m

Greater Manchester will miss out on nearly £300m after the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU), a Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) briefing note has warned.

Greater Manchester composite
BBC

The report leaked to the BBC, written by Manchester City Council chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein, was sent to GMCA council leaders on 30 June.

Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Greater Manchester will lose nearly £300m of European funding following the Brexit decision, according to a report to the area's 10 council leaders.
  • A deaf charity is warning Manchester City Council that hundreds of children will be hit by a proposal to close specialist units at two Manchester primary schools
  • More than 200 primary schoolchildren will receive a Blue Peter badge later as a reward for creating a new garden
Manchester tram abuse victim campaigns against hate crime
Manchester tram abuse victim Juan Jasso joins a campaign to stamp out hate crime on Greater Manchester's public transport.

Travel: Street blocked by flooding

BBC Travel

The A560 Great Egerton Street in Stockport is blocked near the A5145 Travis Brow junction, because of flooding.

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