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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday 22 August
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates 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.

In the meantime, you can get in touch via emailFacebook or Twitter.

Weather: Dry evening but early morning rain

BBC Weather

It will be a dry evening, though cloud will increase overnight bringing outbreaks of rain for many during the early hours. 

Weather forecast for Monday 22 August

'Ride with pride' on rainbow tram

Metrolink customers can now "ride with pride" on rainbow trams at this weekend's Manchester Pride.

Rainbow tram
Transport for Greater Manchester

Transport for Greater Manchester’s Metrolink director Peter Cushing, said the organisation was "delighted" to sponsor Pride and show support for the LGBT community through its free city centre travel offer and rainbow trams.

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Reward offered in Blackley murder inquiry

A £10,000 reward is being offered for information in the murder investigation of a man from Blackley.

Michael Martin
GMP

Police have released CCTV of the last known sighting of Michael Martin, 25, at a petrol station on Bolton Road, Kearsley, on 7 August.

Officers, who are treating the investigation as a "non-body murder", believe Mr Martin was assaulted shortly before he was reported missing on 8 August.

Greater Manchester Police have made two arrests - a 53-year-old and 39-year-old man - and searched four properties across the city and a room at the Premier Inn in Higher Blackley in connection with his disappearance.

Rugby League: Leigh edge closer to Super League return

BBC Sport

Leigh Centurions edged closer to a return to Super League yesterday as they overcame Featherstone to maintain their 100% start to the Qualifiers.

Reni Maitua and Mitch Brown crossed in the first half for a 12-8 lead, Josh Walters replying for Rovers.

Matty Dawson, Micky Higham and Gareth Hock secured a 16th successive win for Leigh, although tries from Luke Briscoe and Kyle Briggs ensured a nervy finish.

Leigh and Leeds are the only two sides with maximum points in the Qualifiers.

Headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • A £10,000 reward is being offered for information in the murder investigation into a man from Blackley
  • A man is arrested on suspicion of murder after a body was found earlier in Urmston
  • The number of people receiving help after escaping modern slavery in the north west has risen sharply, the Salvation Army say

Strictly Come Dancing: Judge Rinder joins line-up

Criminal barrister Robert Rinder, star of Salford-based reality court show Judge Rinder, has joined Strictly Come Dancing.  

Robert Rinder
Getty Images

Rinder told BBC Radio 1's Scott Mills:

The only thing I knew would make my grandmother more proud than watching my TV courtroom was to see me dressed up in white tie doing the foxtrot.

So although I suspect the latter will be far more difficult, I am doing Strictly Come Dancing for her.

Travel: Accident causes severe delays on the M60

BBC Travel

One lane is closed and there is very slow traffic on M60 clockwise at Junction 11, Barton, because of an accident.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Team GB's review

Let's look back at Great Britain's record medal haul - with a plethora of medals won by Greater Manchester and east Cheshire-based athletes - at the Rio Olympics 2016.  

Laura Trott and Jason Kenny
PA

Arrest after man's body found in Urmston

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man's body was found by police earlier at a house in Urmston.

Atkinson Road, Urmston
Google

Officers were dealing with a report of a woman with a head injury at 12:30 when they discovered the victim's body at a property on Atkinson Road.

The woman has been taken to hospital for treatment.

Travel: Burst water main causes disruption to roads

BBC Travel

Two burst water mains are still causing disruption to the roads in Whitefiled and Stockport. 

Parr Lane in Whitefield is closed in both directions around the Kennedy Drive, while Greek Street in Stockport is similarly blocked both ways between Wellington Road South and Mercian Way.

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Headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  •  A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man in Urmston
  • The number of slavery victims helped in the North West has risen dramatically, according to the Salvation Army
  • United Utilities has been accused of putting public health at risk following incidents including a parasite outbreak, a report has found

Water firm criticised for 'putting public health at risk'

United Utilities has been accused of putting public health at risk following incidents including a parasite outbreak, a report found.

Sweetloves water treatment works
Google

The Chief Inspector of Drinking Water criticised the water company for "unacceptable failures" in a report citing nine incidents, including one at Sweetloves water treatment works in Bolton in July 2015.

It resulted in almost 80,000 homes in the area having to boil their water for three days.

The report found water supplies were not properly disinfected.

Football: Wolves sign Man Utd's Borthwick-Jackson

BBC Sport

Wolverhampton Wanderers have signed Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson on a season-long loan.

Borthwick-Jackson, 19, started his career as a trainee at United and has made 14 senior appearances.  

The former England Under-19 international made his Premier League debut last season.

He could make his Wolves debut in Tuesday's League Cup second-round tie against Cambridge United.

Travel: Breakdown causes closure to M62 slip road

BBC Travel

The M62 westbound entry slip road is closed at Junction 19, Heywood, due to a broken down vehicle.    

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Football: Guardiola's treatment of Hart leaves 'bad taste', Sinclair says

Match of the Day

Ex-England player Trevor Sinclair says Pep Guardiola's treatment of Manchester City's goalkeeper Joe Hart has "left a bit of a bad taste" in his mouth.

Hart, 29, is yet to make an appearance for Manchester City this season and has been told he can leave the club if he wants to. 

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Weather: Rain eases and brighter spells

BBC Weather

The rain will gradually ease this afternoon and there will be some brighter breaks developing too.  

Weather forecast for Monday 22 August

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Lutalo Muhammad's agonising last-second taekwondo defeat

BBC Sport

Did you see Manchester's Lutalo Muhammad agonising last-second defeat in the men's -80kg taekwondo final at the Rio Olympics?

Lutalo Muhammad
PA

World number four Muhammad, 25, led 6-4 but was hit by a reverse turning kick with the last action of the final to lose out on gold to Ivory Coast's Cheick Sallah Cisse.

Appeal for missing Clifton walker

An appeal to find a missing woman from Salford has been launched by police.

Joanne Nolan
GMP

Keen walker Joanne Nolan, 44, was last seen in Clifton at 19:00 on Friday.

Police described her as 5ft 6in tall, slim with brown hair and olive skin and said she was last seen wearing blue jeans and a green anorak.

Her car, a black Fiat Stilo, was discovered in the early hours of Saturday morning at Clifton Country Park but police said there was no sign of her. 

Headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • A 44-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a fire at a flat in Dukinfield
  • The number of people receiving help after escaping modern slavery in the north west has risen sharply, said the Salvation Army
  • Work to restore water to homes and businesses on Rochdale Road in Shaw is continuing, United Utilities say

Work continues to restore water in Shaw

Engineers are still on Rochdale Road in Shaw in an attempt to restore water to homes and businesses, United Utilities has said.

Rochdale Road, Shaw
Google

 The utilities company has apologised to customers left without water since 00:30.

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Arson arrest over Dukinfield flat fire

A 44-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a fire at a flat in Dukinfield.

Peel Terrace
Google

A man and woman, who were in the Peel Terrace flat at the time of the fire yesterday morning, managed to get out unharmed but significant damage was caused. 

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Football: Sam Allardyce to pick Joe Hart for England's World Cup qualifier

BBC Sport

England manager Sam Allardyce says goalkeeper Joe Hart will be in his squad for next month's World Cup qualifier against Slovakia.

Joe Hart
Getty Images

Hart, 29, is yet to make an appearance for Manchester City this season and has been told he can leave if he wants to.

"He'll be in the squad definitely, but going forward I don't know what will happen until I've spoken to him," Allardyce told Sky Sports News.

Allardyce will name his squad on Sunday for the game in Trnava on 4 September.

Travel: Accident causes M60 delays

BBC Travel

One lane is closed and there is very slow traffic on M60 clockwise between Junction 15 M61, Swinton Interchange, and Junction 16, Pendlebury, because of an accident.  

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Football: Manchester City boss 'surprised' by players' quality

BBC Sport

Manager Pep Guardiola has said he has been "surprised" by the quality of his Manchester City side this season.

Sergio Aguero
Getty Images

Striker Sergio Aguero and summer signing Nolito both scored twice as City claimed their second win in two Premier League games with a 4-1 victory at Stoke.

They also beat Steaua Bucharest 5-0 in Champions League qualifying on Tuesday.

"It is impossible to say what is our target or what we can achieve," said Guardiola, who took charge this summer.

Manchester and London to host Olympic celebrations

The success of Britain's Olympic stars is to be celebrated with events in Manchester and London, Theresa May has announced.

Gold-winning cyclists Joanna Rowsell Shand, Ed Clancy, Jason Kenny and Steven Burke all train in Manchester
PA

There will be a parade through the streets of Manchester and another event in the capital in October.

Manchester City Council said the area "couldn't be more thrilled".

The events will be held after the Paralympics, so Team GB successes at those games can also be celebrated.

Headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • The number of people being rescued from modern day slavery in the North West is rising - according to the Salvation Army
  • Final preparations are being made for Manchester Pride, which will see thousands flock to the city this weekend
  • The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for part of the Lower River Irwell in Greater Manchester

Artists draw Premier League goals to support charities

BBC Sport

A Manchester City fan has a challenging goal for the Premier League season - to paint or draw every time the team hits the net.

Sergio Ageuro
@111LESLEY111

Lesley Ross is one of six artists aiming to raise funds for two charities.

Travel: Surface water causes disruption in Manchester

BBC Travel

There is a warning to approach Alan Turing Way in Manchester with care between Sportcity and Ashton Old Road because of surface water.

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Richardson-Walsh 'humbled and honoured' to carry GB flag in Rio closing ceremony

It was a proud night last night for Team GB's Kate Richardson-Walsh, as the Manchester-born captain of the victorious hockey team carried the nation's flag at the 2016 Olympic Games closing ceremony in Rio. 

Richardson-Walsh said on Twitter that she was "humbled and honoured" to carry the flag for a team who finished the Games with 67 medals - their highest tally at an overseas Olympics.

Kate Richardson-Walsh
PA
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Slavery reports rise fivefold, Salvation Army says

Mat Trewern

BBC Radio Manchester journalist

The Salvation Army says it has seen nearly a fivefold rise in the number of slavery victims it has helped in England and Wales since 2012. 

Det Con Colin Ward
BBC

Det Con Colin Ward, from the modern slavery unit at Greater Manchester Police, said trafficking is "happening more than ever".

He explained that slaves could be found in car wash services, the construction industry and affluent households.

Headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • The number of people rescued from modern day slavery in the North West is five times higher than just four years ago, the Salvation Army says
  • A parade will be held in Manchester to celebrate the success of Britain's Olympic and Paralympic stars
  • A  man is critically ill after he was floored by one punch in the early hours in Bolton

Weather: Heavy rain with brighter spells later

BBC Weather

Today will start wet with outbreaks of rain, which are likely to be heavy.

Weather forecast for 22 August 2016

The rain will gradually ease this afternoon and there will be some brighter breaks developing too.

More on BBC Weather