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  1. Oldham man jailed for 11 years over carjacking which left victim in wheelchair
  2. Women held on suspicion of murder over man's 'unexplained' death
  3. Salford head teacher suspended in school 'Sats' probe
  4. Five Greater Manchester MPs vote against renewal of Trident weapons system

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Live updates for 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: Humid night, with a chance of storms

BBC Weather

We'll finish with a final look at the weather, with the region expecting a very warm and sunny evening followed by a humid, sticky night.

Hot but warning of thunderstorms

There's a chance of heavy showers and thunderstorms breaking out in some areas later. 

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Trains cancelled due to track issues

BBC Travel

All services between Altrincham and Manchester Piccadilly are suspended for the rest of day due to track issues at Skelton Junction near Stockport, said Northern Rail.

Northern said customers travelling between Manchester Piccadilly and Stockport to Altrincham should travel by train to Deansgate and then use Metrolink services.

It added a shuttle train service will run for customers travelling from Altrincham to Chester.

Drug smuggling Navy veteran claimed Taser was a 'sex toy'

Manchester Evening News

Manchester Evening News

A navy veteran who smuggled cannabis from the Costa Del Sol and had a Taser for protection has been jailed for nine years.

Travel: Bumper on road causing M60 delays

BBC Travel

One lane is blocked due to a vehicle's bumper on the road on the M60, travelling clockwise, between junctions 22 and 23.

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It's official: Manchester sizzles in hottest day of 2016

BBC Weather

The Met Office has confirmed it's been the hottest day of the year in Manchester, with temperatures soaring as high as 32C.

You probably didn't need us to tell you.....

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Latest headlines from across Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • A man is sentenced to 11 years in prison for stealing a woman's car in Oldham and running her over with it
  • Police say they still do not know the identity of a man whose body was found at the Dove Stone Reservoir in Saddleworth in December
  • Two women are arrested on suspicion of murder following the "unexplained" death of a man from Leigh

Travel: Stockport to Chester train cancelled

Northern Rail have put out this cancellation announcement on Twitter.

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Oldham carjacker's 'cruel and horrible' crime

Rachael Connors

Reporter, BBC News Online

A man has been jailed for 11 years after he stole an elderly woman's car and ran her over with it.

Paul Moore
Greater Manchester Police

Paul Moore told Dorothy Cooper, 78, there was smoke coming from her vehicle in Royton, Oldham when he struck.

When she got out to check, he jumped in and reversed into her, then drove over her as he left the car park, a court heard.

The 45-year-old pleaded guilty to robbery, grievous bodily harm with intent and dangerous driving.

Travel: Broken down car causing hold-ups on M60

BBC Travel

A broken down car is causing queues on the M60 at junction 17, travelling clockwise.

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Cricket: Tea break at Lancashire v Durham

Scott Read

BBC Radio Manchester Sport

As the cricket stops for tea, Durham are 197-7 requiring 50 runs for victory at Southport against Lancashire, who need three more wickets.

Luke Procter
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BBC Sport will have the latest live text and online commentary when play resumes.

Man charged over woman's road death in Didsbury

A man has been charged with dangerous driving, drink driving and failing to stop after an accident following the death of a woman in Didsbury.

Janice De-Botte

Paul Metcalfe, 26, of Royal Oak Road, Wythenshawe has been bailed to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court on 26 July.

Janice De-Botte, 57, from the West Didsbury, was hit by a van on a pedestrian crossing at about 19:00 on 16 January on Princess Road.

Teen arrested after 'assault' on garage staff member

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of assault after an alleged attack on a member of staff at a garage in Shaw.

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Greater Manchester Police said the incident followed an inquiry about a car for sale.  

Three Lions' hero makes World Cup donation to museum

Roger Hunt, who played in England's 1966 World Cup winning team, has made this very kind gesture.

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Weather: Scorching in the city centre

BBC Weather

Phew, it's getting hot. According to the Met Office the mercury soared to 31C at 15:00 in Manchester city centre.


The highest temperature of the day is expected to be 32C at about 18:00.

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Travel: Accident involving two lorries causing M60 hold-ups

BBC Travel

An accident involving tow lorries is causing slow traffic at junction 15 of the M60, travelling anti-clockwise, with knock-on delays at junction 16.

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Carjacking victim 'feared' she would die alone

A woman who was left in a wheelchair by a man who stole her car in order to raise money to buy drugs has told a court she feared she would die alone in a car park after being run over.

Dorothy Cooper, 78, from Royton, who was hospitalised for three months, said her pain was "immense", after car thief Paul Moore, 45, tricked her into leaving the vehicle.

The court heard Moore jumped into the car after telling Mrs Cooper there was smoke and flames coming from it.

He reversed into her before driving over the pensioner as he left the car park in Oldham.

Moore's lawyer his client's early guilty plea was a sign of "genuine remorse" and he had not realised the extent of Mrs Cooper's injuries. He said Moore wanted to go on a drugs rehabilitation programme in prison.

BreakingOldham man jailed for 11 years over carjacking which left victim in wheelchair

A man has been jailed for 11 years for a carjacking in Royton which left 78-year-old Dorothy Cooper in a wheelchair.

Dorothy Cooper

Mrs Cooper suffered a fractured spine and pelvis and spent three months in hospital after the incident in April.

She is likely to be in a wheelchair for the rest of her life, Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court heard.

Paul Moore, 45, who went out that day to get money for drugs, pleaded guilty to robbery, grievous bodily harm and dangerous driving at an earlier hearing.

What next for the Northern Powerhouse?

David Rhodes

BBC News

Former chancellor George Osborne always peppered media interviews with references to his Northern Powerhouse project, but what's next for the idea since his departure?

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The project is aimed at ending the UK's economic reliance on London.

Football: Red Devils confirm 25-man squad for China tour

Manchester United have revealed new boss Jose Mourinho's first squad of the year - who will travel for the club's pre-season tour of China.

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Salford head teacher suspended in school 'Sats' probe

A head teacher has been suspended over allegations of thought to be in relation to a primary school's year 6 Sats results.

Cathedral School of St Peter and St John RC Primary

The Department for Education (DfE) confirmed an investigation is under way at the Cathedral School of St Peter and St John RC Primary in Salford.

The Standards and Testing Agency is looking at the accuracy of the school's national curriculum test results.

The head, Diane Hanley, has temporarily stepped down, the BBC understands.

Woman, 86, uses bacon to send supermarket robber packing

An elderly woman fought off a ham-fisted robber with a packet of bacon after a confrontation at a supermarket in Altrincham.

Bacon pack

Greater Manchester Police said the 86-year-old used the packet to repeatedly hit the female robber over the head, after she grabbed her trolley and demanded cash.

Officers said the offender then "retreated" following the shopper's attempt to defend herself.

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Two women are arrested on suspicion of murder following the "unexplained" death of a man from Leigh
  • Manchester Royal Infirmary apologises to a woman after a surgeon carried out a different operation to the one she agreed to
  • Plans for a replica pharaoh's tomb are approved for Bolton Museum's Egyptology exhibition

An ice way to cool off in the sunshine....

BBC Radio Manchester

Staff at BBC Radio Manchester have found a tasty way to cool off in today's scorching sun.

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Bolton Museum to recreate ancient pharaoh's tomb

Plans have been approved for a new gallery to house Bolton Museum's collection of artefacts from ancient Egypt - including a full-size reproduction of an ancient burial chamber.

Replica tomb
Bolton Museum

The new gallery, which replaces the museum's current Egyptology exhibition, is due to open in 2018 and will feature the tomb of the pharaoh Thutmose III, who lived 3,500 years ago.

Gallery blueprint
Bolton Museum

Bolton’s Egyptology collection is regarded as one of the most significant ancient Egyptian collections in the UK with some 15,000 artefacts.

It's going to be a scorcher, cockers!


With such a sunny day in store, it seems CCBC's Hacker T Dog can't resist trying to wind up his BBC Colleagues here in MediaCity, Salford.

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Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Two women are arrested on suspicion of murder following the "unexplained" death of a man from Leigh
  • Manchester Royal Infirmary apologises to a woman after a surgeon carried out a different operation to the one she agreed to
  • Five Greater Manchester MPs vote to oppose the renewal of Britain's nuclear weapons system

Travel: Three vehicle crash causing M60 queues

BBC Travel

A three vehicle crash near the Eccles interchange is causing major queues on the M60, travelling clockwise, Greater Manchester Police said.

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Dropped prosecutions 'doubled' in Cheshire

Daniel Wainwright

Data unit - English regions

The number of prosecutions dropped in Cheshire for lack of evidence more than doubled from 2012 to 2015, a BBC investigation has found.

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Data from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) showed 1,630 abandoned cases in the county - a 55% rise in this period.

The charity Victim Support said dropping cases risked undermining people's confidence in the criminal justice system but the CPS said it needed a realistic prospect of conviction.

Women held on suspicion of murder after man's 'unexplained' death

Two women have been on suspicion of murder over the death of a man from Leigh.

Police tape generic

The 46-year-old died at Royal Bolton Hospital on Sunday after he was reportedly involved in an altercation on Leigh Road earlier that day, Greater Manchester Police said.

Further tests are being carried out after the results of an initial post-mortem proved inconclusive.

Two women, aged 38 and 24, were arrested on Monday are were being questioned.

Cricket: Luke Procter century sets Durham 247 to beat Lancashire

BBC Sport

Luke Procter's watchful century for Lancashire left Durham a final-day victory target of 247 at Southport.

Luke Proctor
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The hosts lost their last five wickets for 54 runs and were 333 all out in their second innings, which was wrapped up just before the close on day three.

Travel: Slow traffic on M56 after accident

BBC Travel

Slow traffic on M56 eastbound between J10, A49 (Stretton) and J9, M6 (Lymm Interchange), because of an accident.  

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Five MPs vote against nuclear weapons renewal

Five Labour MPs from Greater Manchester were among the 47 MPs from the party who voted to oppose the renewal of Britain's nuclear weapons system.

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The Commons voted by 472 to 117 to replace the UK's ageing Trident submarine fleet.

  Labour was split over the issue with 140 of its 230 MPs going against leader Jeremy Corbyn who has said he would never fire nuclear weapons.    

Rebecca Long Bailey, Salford; Lisa Nandy, Wigan;  Angela Rayner, Asthon-Under-Lyne,  Jeff Smith, Manchester Withington; and Graham Stringer, Blackley and Broughton voted to oppose the move. 

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Manchester Royal Infirmary apologises to a woman after a surgeon carried out a different operation to the one she agreed to
  • Five Greater Manchester MPs vote to oppose the renewal of Britain's nuclear weapons system
  • Arsenal are understood to have increased their bid for Bolton defender Rob Holding to £2m

Football: Arsenal increase interest in Bolton defender

BBC Radio Manchester

 Arsenal have increased their bid for Bolton defender Rob Holding to around £2m, BBC Radio Manchester understands.  

Rob Holding
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The England U21 international was named player of the season at the Wanderers last season.     

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Paul Burnell

Reporter, BBC News Online

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