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  1. Updates from Monday 1 August
  2. News, sport, weather and travel will return from 08:00 on Tuesday

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

Weather: Turning drier overnight

BBC Weather

Rain is likely to continue through the evening, although it will ease off overnight to leave most places dry but rather cloudy.  

Weather forecast for Monday 1 August

Skies will stay cloudy tomorrow with the odd spot of rain possible, especially during the afternoon when it is likely to persist for longer.  

Travel: Accident closes lane on M67

BBC Travel

One lane is closed and there is slow traffic on the M67 in both directions between J1, A6017 (Denton) and M60 J24, Denton Island, because of an accident involving a van, recovery work and an oil spillage.

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Coming up: Student's hate crime death

Annabel Tiffin

Presenter, BBC North West Tonight

On North West Tonight, more on how a mother hopes her son's killer gets the psychiatric help he needs as he is jailed for life for the University of Salford student's murder.   

Lee Arnold
Greater Manchester Police

And a 12-year-old boy is among four charged with murder in Ashton-under-Lyne. 

Join us on BBC One at 18:30.

Mental health charity launched for emergency services

A charity which aims to help those in the emergency services who have mental health issues has been launched in Trafford.

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Former soldier and fireman Andy Graham, who developed post traumatic stress disorder after some of the incidents he had to deal with, has founded the new charity and said those in the emergency services have been overlooked until now.

Slim bins scheme begins in Manchester to boost recycling

The roll out of new slimmer bins for people in Manchester has begun.


The capacity of general waste bins is reducing from 240 to 140 litres.

There has been a surge in requests over the last few weeks for extra or bigger recycling bins, the council said.

What's the point of testimonials?

Duncan Leatherdale

BBC News Online

With Wayne Rooney about to get a testimonial, I took a look at why the tradition - which was to raise money for retiring footballers - continues in the modern game?

Wayne Rooney

What's the point of testimonials?

As Wayne Rooney prepares for his testimonial, why do modern-day footballers still need these games?

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Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  •  A 37-year-old man who murdered a University of Salford student is sentenced to life in prison

Appeal to trace wanted man from Manchester

Police are appealing for help to trace a wanted man from Manchester.

Joe Lee Hayman
Greater Manchester Police

Joe Lee Hayman, 24, is wanted for failing to appear at court for common assault. 

He is originally from the Haslingden area of Lancashire but has connections to Manchester and Salford.

Steven Woolfe speaks of his 'computer says no' moment

Manchester-born MEP Steven Woolfe, who was regarded as the frontrunner to succeed Nigel Farage as UKIP leader, has spoken of his "computer says no" moment while trying to submit his leadership bid.

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City go further than United in pre-season - in terms of travel

BBC Sport

BBC Sport have taken a look at how far each side has traveled for their pre-season fixtures - Manchester City went a total of 12,071 miles, while Manchester United journeyed 11,442 miles.

Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing, China

How did your team perform in pre-season?

After Premier League teams clocked up more than 170,000 miles this pre-season, check how they got on with our full list of results.

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Boys remanded over attack outside Ashton-under-Lyne McDonald's

A 12-year-old boy blew a kiss at his mother in court after he was charged with murdering a man who was injured outside a McDonald's restaurant in Ashton-under-Lyne.

McDonald's scene

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been remanded into local authority accommodation. A bail hearing will be held for him on Wednesday.   

Three others, also accused of killing Bradley Moore, who was in his 40s, have been remanded into youth detention. 

'I blame the system' - mother of murder victim William Lound

The mother of William Lound has told his killer she doesn't blame him - she blames "the system which allowed it to happen".

William and Gigi Lound
North News/NNP

Maureen Lound from Birkdale, Southport, was speaking after Lee Arnold was jailed for a minimum of 23 years for stabbing her son to death in a transphobic attack in Salford.

"Arnold is a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic with a history of violence," she said. "He should not have been roaming the streets of Greater Manchester without supervision."

She added that her daughter Gini took her own life "almost certainly as a result of Arnold's crime".

The judge at Minshull Street Crown Court said he hopes the authorities will carefully consider criticism of the mental health care Arnold received.

Transphobic murder was 'brutal and premeditated', says judge

Dave Guest

Chief reporter, BBC North West Tonight

The judge who jailed Lee Arnold for life for the transphobic hate killing of student William Lound described it as a "brutal, premeditated, sustained attack".

William Lound
North News/NNP

Mr Lound, 30, from Birkdale, Southport, was stabbed to death by 37-year-old Arnold in Salford in February, "because of his sexual orientation", the judge at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court said.

His killer, who had been diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, was told he will serve a minimum tariff of 23 years and four months before he is eligible for parole.

BreakingTransphobic student killer jailed for life

A 37-year-old man who killed Salford student William Lound in a "brutal and premeditated" transphobic attack has been jailed for life.

Lee Arnold will serve a minimum tariff of 23 years and four months before he is eligible for parole, Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court heard.

More to follow.

Near-miss involving tram and teen at Trafford Road

Melanie Stewart-Smith

BBC Radio Manchester journalist

UKIP MEP misses leadership deadline

Manchester-born MEP Steven Woolfe, seen as the frontrunner to succeed Nigel Farage as UKIP leader, has missed the deadline for submitting his nomination.

Steven Woolfe

Mother of fatal stabbing victim doesn't blame his killer

Dave Guest

Chief Reporter, North West Tonight

A grieving mother has told a court she doesn't blame the man who stabbed her 30-year-old son to death in a suspected transphobic hate killing in Salford.

William Lound
North News/NNP

Maureen Lound, from Birkdale, Southport, said she "blamed the system" that allowed her son William Lound to be attacked by a seriously disturbed individual. 

His killer Lee Arnold, 37, had been placed into the community even though he told doctors he couldn't cope.

Mr Arnold is due to be sentenced later after previously admitting murder at an earlier hearing.

Manchester couple are island's first same-sex wedding

A couple from Manchester have become the first to take part in a same-sex wedding eld in Ramsey on the Isle of Man after new laws were passed.

Luke Carine and Zac Tomlinson
Luke Carine and Zac Tomlinson

First Manx same-sex wedding held

The Isle of Man's first same-sex wedding ceremony takes place following the passing of new laws.

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Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney expects the "old Manchester United" to be on show again this season under new manager Jose Mourinho.

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Accident on the M6 southbound in Cheshire

North West Motorway Police warns drivers there's been a crash on the M6 southbound in Cheshire, between Knutsford and Holmes Chapel.

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Holidaymakers complain of 'longest passport control queues' at airport

Manchester Evening News

Manchester Evening News

Angry holidaymakers arriving at Manchester Airport reported a weekend of misery after experiencing some of the ‘longest passport control queues ever’.  

Victoria Wood's brother in statue crowdfunding appeal

The brother of late comedian Victoria Wood is appealing for support to pay for a statue of her.

Victoria Wood
Matthew Fearn/PA

Chris Foote Wood aims to raise £20,000 for the memorial to his sister, who died in April from cancer.

He wants to erect the tribute in Bury, Greater Manchester, where they grew up.

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

Leroy Sane

Simon Stone

BBC Sport, in China

Germany midfielder Leroy Sane is close to completing a move to Manchester City from Schalke for a fee of £37m plus add-ons.

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Four boys remanded over man's murder

Four boys, including a 12-year-old, have appeared at Oldham Magistrates' Court charged with the murder of a man who died in Ashton-under-Lyne.

The four defendants, including two 16-year-olds and one aged 17 are charged in connection with an incident close to McDonald's in Ashton-under-Lyne, on Wednesday night.

The man who died has been named as Bradley Moore, who was in his 40s.

The four will appear before Manchester Crown Court later. As the youngest defendant left the court room, he blew a kiss to his mother.

Boy, nine, dies in Cheshire crash

A nine-year-old boy has died after a car overturned in Cheshire. 

Cheshire crash

Police were called to the A5117 Elton, near to Hapsford Services area just before 16:00 yesterday where a dark blue Ford Focus had overturned on the carriageway.

The front seat passenger - a nine-year-old boy from Manchester - was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle, a 42-year-old and a rear passenger - a 15-year-old boy were taken to hospital.

Nine-year-old boy from Manchester dies in road accident

Chester Chronicle

A nine-year-old boy was sadly killed at the scene of a collision close to Elton yesterday afternoon (July 31).  

Cricket: Trio to be released by Lancashire

BBC Sport

Three Lancashire cricketers will be released at the end of their current contracts.

Luis Reece, George Edwards and Gavin Griffiths
Getty Images/Rex Features

Batsman Luis Reece, along with bowlers George Edwards and Gavin Griffiths, will not be offered new deals, the club has said.  

Luis Reece, George Edwards and Gavin Griffiths

Lancs release Reece, Edwards & Griffith

Lancashire's Luis Reece, George Edwards and Gavin Griffiths will leave Old Trafford at the end of their current deals.

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Tributes left in Ashton-under-Lyne following man's death

Tributes have been left in Ashton-under-Lyne following a man's death near a fast food restaurant.

Tributes in Ashton-under-Lyne

The victim, in his 40s, died in hospital after the assault close to McDonald's in Warrington Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, on Wednesday night.

A 12-year-old boy, two 16-year-olds and a 17-year-old have been charged with murder and are due at Oldham Magistrates' Court this morning.

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

Bramall Hall reopens after £2.2m makeover

A Tudor manor house has reopened following a £2.2m makeover.

Bramall Hall
Linda Croose Smith
Bramall Hall
Nigel Gibson

All 1,400 tickets sold out for the opening weekend at Bramall Hall in Stockport, Greater Manchester after renovation work began in 2014. 

Watch: Ibrahimovic scores with bicycle kick on Man Utd debut

BBC Sport

Watch striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic score with a bicycle kick on his Manchester United debut against Galatasaray in Saturday's pre-season friendly in Sweden.

Front page of today's Oldham Evening Chronicle

Today's Oldham Evening Chronicle has the story of fly-tipping vandals who had their own key to a disused site.

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Free lunches to be handed out to prevent child hunger

Bolton-based charity Urban Outreach has said it will hand out 1,400 free lunches a day over the summer holidays to children in need.

More than one in five children in Bolton are eligible for free lunches.

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Tram services return to MediaCityUK

Tram services have returned to MediaCityUK today after they were suspended along the whole of the Eccles line for essential rail replacement work.


Metrolink is renewing sections of worn rail along the line, now 16 years old, and has completed the section between Cornbrook and MediaCityUK.

A replacement bus service continues to operate between MediaCityUK and Eccles until the completion of work, due at the end of August.

BreakingFour boys, one aged 12, charged over man's murder

Four boys, one aged 12, have been charged with the murder of a man who was fatally injured outside a fast food restaurant in Greater Manchester.

McDonald's in Ashton

The victim, aged in his 40s, died in hospital on Thursday after the assault close to McDonald's in Warrington Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, on Wednesday night.  

The four - one aged 12, two 16-year-olds and a 17-year-old - will appear at Oldham Magistrates' Court today.

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

Travel: Traffic light failure in Salford

BBC Travel

A traffic light has failed on Eccles New Road in Salford at Ladywell roundabout. 

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Weather: Mainly dry with a few isolated showers

BBC Weather

A mainly dry day today with a couple of showers around this morning but turning cloudy as the day goes by. Temperatures between 17C and 19C.

Weather forecast for Monday