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

Weather: Dry night with clear skies

BBC Weather

We should see clear skies tonight, allowing temperatures to drop into single figures in some rural spots. It should remain dry with light winds.

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Rugby Union: Former England player returns to Sale Sharks as chairman

BBC Sport

Sale Sharks appoint ex-England captain and British and Irish Lions prop Fran Cotton as their new chairman.

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Salford man wanted on prison recall

A 28-year-old man from Salford is wanted on recall to prison after failing to stick to the conditions of his licence.

Michael McEwan
Greater Manchester Police

Michael McEwan is believed to have connections to Salford and Longsight.

He was in prison for assault before being released on licence in June.

Cameron honours murdered police officers

Former prime minister David Cameron has unveiled a memorial stone in honour of two Greater Manchester Police officers who were murdered in the line of duty.

Former Prime Minister David Cameron lay flowers at a memorial
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PC Fiona Bone, 32 and PC Nicola Hughes, were killed in a gun and grenade attack by Dale Cregan who lured them to their deaths with a bogus 999 call from a house in Mottram in September 2012.

PC Fiona Bone, 32 and PC Nicola Hughes
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Mr Cameron said their murder had been "an act of pure evil", adding they were "the very epitome of service, bravery and sacrifice".

He said the monument at the Hub in Stockport Road, Hattersley, less than a mile away from the scene of the attack "will ensure that their stories live on".

Latest headlines from across Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Former prime minister David Cameron attends the unveiling of a memorial in honour of murdered PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone
  • Leigh MP and Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham adds his voice to calls for the new government to reaffirm its commitment to boosting the northern economy
  • Emergency services take part in the biggest ever emergency drill in Greater Manchester

Travel: Delays on M62 and M602

BBC Travel

There is very slow traffic which is heavier than usual on the M62 westbound between junction 12, the Eccles Interchange, and junction 11, Birchwood.  

There is also queuing traffic on the exit slip road on the M602 westbound at junction 1 for the M60.

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Starsailor headlines Warrington Festival as part of Viola Beach tribute

Warrington Guardian

Starsailor will be headlining Warrington Festival in a day that will pay tribute to Viola Beach’s legacy.

Viola Beach
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Emergency services in flood training exercise

Richard Stead

BBC Radio Manchester reporter

Football: Noble-Lazarus stays with Rochdale

BBC Sport

Rochdale forward Reuben Noble-Lazarus signs a new one-year contract at the League One side.

Reuben Noble-Lazarus
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The 22-year-old initially moved to Dale on loan in October 2014 before making the deal permanent two months later.

He became the youngest player ever to play in the Football League when he made his debut, aged 15 years and 45 days, against Ipswich in 2008.

Latest headlines across Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Chancellor and Tatton MP George Osborne is the biggest departure in new Prime Minister Theresa May's reshuffle
  • Emergency services have been taking part in a huge simulation exercise to practise their response to large scale flooding in Greater Manchester
  • Bigfoot Independent Hospital in Longsight - which cares for people with mental health issues and autism - has been placed in special measures

Uni study points to better survival rates for ovarian cancer

A new report by Manchester University has concluded that a 45% improvement in ovarian cancer survival rates is now possible.

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BreakingFootball: Oldham sign midfielders Flynn and Klok

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Oldham Athletic continue their recruitment drive for next season by signing midfielders Ryan Flynn and Marc Klok.

Ryan Flynn and Marc Klok
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Ryan Flynn and Marc Klok

Oldham sign midfielders Flynn and Klok

Oldham Athletic continue their recruitment drive for next season as they sign midfielders Ryan Flynn and Marc Klok.

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Memorial for murdered Greater Manchester Police officers to be unveiled

Helen Carter

Reporter, BBC News Online

A memorial stone is to be unveiled for two police officers who were murdered while on duty four years ago. 

PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone
GMP

Greater Manchester Police constables Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes were lured to a house in Mottram, Tameside in 2012. 

Dale Cregan opened fire on the officers before throwing a grenade at them.

Police Memorial Trust chairman Geraldine Winner will attend the service at 15:30 at The Hub in Stockport Road, less than a mile away from the scene of the attack.

Weather: Sunshine with light westerly breeze

BBC Weather

Patchy cloud will build for a time, although many will see lengthy sunshine to end the day. Feeling pleasant in a light westerly breeze.

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Co-op to sell 298 stores to McColl's

BBC Business News

The Co-op Group has agreed to sell 298 of its food stores to McColl's for £117m.

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CO-OP GROUP

Co-op is looking to boost sales of its own-label goods and said the stores sold to McColl's were too small to stock a full range of those products. 

Staff working at those stores will keep their jobs under the same employment terms and conditions. 

The group is based in Manchester and it started up in Rochdale in 1844.

Northern Powerhouse assurances sought after Chancellor's departure

BBC Radio Manchester

Manchester City Council leader Sir Richard Leese says he will seek assurances about the government's Northern Powerhouse plans after George Osborne's departure.

George Osborne
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The Tatton MP, who launched the economic project, has been replaced by Philip Hammond in Theresa May's new cabinet.

Read more about the Northern Powerhouse.

Latest headlines across Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • A major exercise to test the emergency services' response to serious flooding is underway at Dovestone Reservoir in Oldham
  • A hospital in Manchester that provides care for people with learning difficulties or autism has been placed into special measures
  • A memorial stone is due to be unveiled for police officers Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone who were murdered on duty by Dale Cregan

MEP Steven Woolfe launches UKIP leadership bid

UKIP's Steven Woolfe, one of the North West's MEPs, has put his name in the hat to become the party's leader following Nigel Farage's resignation.

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Osborne's legacy: From 'pasty tax' to austerity

BBC Business News

Outgoing chancellor George Osborne has been in charge of the nation's finances since 2010. How will the Tatton MP be remembered?

George Osborne
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Emergency services take part in major training exercise

Richard Stead

BBC Radio Manchester reporter

A major exercise to test the emergency services' response to serious flooding is underway at Dovestone Reservoir in Oldham. 

Emergency exercise
BBC

Agencies including the police, ambulance, fire service, the military, mountain rescue, councils, and utility companies are taking part in the drill, called Exercise Triton II. 

It has been described as the largest exercise of its kind in Greater Manchester.

Traffic: Heavy traffic causing delays in Salford

BBC Travel

Motorists in Salford are experiencing delays on the A57 Eccles New Road, between Gilda Brook Road and junction 3 of the M602.

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Latest headlines across Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Tatton MP George Osborne has been replaced as chancellor by Philip by new Prime Minister Theresa May 
  • A memorial to honour murdered police constables Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes will be unveiled in Tameside later
  • Police investigating the attempted murder of a baby found abandoned in toilets at a Wigan hospital are appealing for nine possible witnesses to come forward

Man Utd fifth in Forbes rich list

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Man Utd fifth in Forbes rich list

Premier League side Manchester United are ranked fifth in Forbes' list of the world's most valuable sports teams.

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Search for witnesses after baby found abandoned in Wigan hospital toilets

Police investigating the case of a newborn baby found abandoned in the toilets at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan are searching for nine potential witnesses.

Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan
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Officers would like to speak to the people who used the toilets between 22:00 and midnight on 6 July.

Security staff discovered the baby, who was then resuscitated by medics.

Orsolya Anmaria Balogh, 26, has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on 5 August accused of attempted murder.

Travel: Delays after burst water main in Manchester

BBC Travel

A burst water main in Portland Street, Manchester, is causing delays with one lane closed in both directions between Sackville Street and the Princess Street.

Meanwhile, there is slow traffic moving westbound on Mancunian Way, between Cambridge Street and the A56 Chester Road roundabout

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T20 Blast: Derbyshire v Lancashire

BBC Sport

Listen to live BBC commentary as Lancashire face Derbyshire in the T20 Blast.

Stephen Parry of Lancashire Lightning
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Fracking ban motion passed by councillors

Councillors in Bury have passed a motion to ban fracking on land owned by the local authority.

Cuadrilla fracking site in Lancashire
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Most of the borough is included on a government map of potential sites for drilling for shale gas.

The ban would not stop fracking on privately owned land.  

Football: Man Utd new signing Ibrahimovic could miss China tour

BBC Sport

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is considering leaving Zlatan Ibrahimovic behind when they go on their trip to China.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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Latest headlines across Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Tatton MP George Osborne is replaced as chancellor by Phillip Hammond as new Prime Minister Theresa May appoints her cabinet 
  • A memorial to honour murdered police constables Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes will be unveiled in Tameside later
  • A bus firm which operates in Greater Manchester and Cheshire goes into administration meaning some school and other services are not running this morning

Weather: Some sunshine with a light breeze

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

It will be a bright start with early morning sunshine for some. 

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BBC Weather in the North West

Patchy cloud will build for a time, although many will see lengthy sunshine to end the day.

Feeling pleasant in a light westerly breeze.  

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Lynette Horsburgh

Reporter, BBC News Online

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