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  1. Updates from Friday 26 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.

Weather: Dry with odd mist or fog patches

It'll be mostly dry overnight, winds will become light allowing perhaps for the odd mist or fog patch in some locations.  

North West weather forecast for Friday 26 August 2016

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Football: No debut for Bravo, Guardiola says

BBC Sport

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says new signing Claudio Bravo will not make his debut on Sunday against West Ham, so Willy Caballero is likely to start in goal.  

Claudio Bravo

Striker Kelechi Iheanacho is available despite an injury scare in their midweek Champions League play-off tie.


Manchester City 3-1 West Ham

Raheem Sterling's double and a goal from Fernandinho help Manchester City beat West Ham to maintain their 100% start to the season

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Football: Mourinho to name unchanged side

BBC Sport

Manchester United's Jose Mourinho could name the same starting line-up that beat Southampton 2-0 for his side's trip to Hull on Saturday.

Jose Mourinho

Midfielder Jesse Lingard is in contention after returning to full training this week following an injury sustained in the Community Shield.  

Marcus Rashford

Hull City 0-1 Manchester United

Substitute Marcus Rashford scores an injury-time winner as Manchester United finally overhaul Hull at the KCOM Stadium.

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Rainbow flags and banners across Greater Manchester in support of Pride

Buildings across Greater Manchester are flying rainbow flags and banners in support of the annual Pride festival, which runs across this weekend in the city.

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Pep and Jose 'back together again'

BBC Radio Manchester have shared another episode of their humorous look at the managers of City and United - Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho.

It's the Manchester United and Manchester City managers as you've never seen them before.

Headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

Peter Kay's Car Share wins award at Edinburgh TV Festival

BBC Entertainment and Arts

BBC One comedy Peter Kay's Car Share won new programme of the year at the Edinburgh TV Festival.

Peter Kay in Car Share

The show stars Bolton-born Kay as the driver giving co-worker Kayleigh a lift to work and occasionally veers into daydream-like vignettes (mostly of 1980s pop videos).

The Bafta award-winning comedy will return to our screens next year.

Challenge Cup Final: Warrington Wolves v Hull FC

BBC Sport

Hull FC welcome back captain Gareth Ellis for Saturday's Challenge Cup final against unchanged Warrington at Wembley, which starts at 15:00.

Hull FC v Warrington Wolves

Warrington have named the same 19-man squad that beat Castleford.

Travel: Severe delays on M60 between Manchester and Sale

BBC Travel

An accident has led to three lanes being closed and lengthy queues on the M60 between Junction 5 at Princess Parkway and Junction 6 at Sale.

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Man jailed for sexually assaulting girl, 14

An Oldham man who gave alcohol and drugs to a 14-year-old girl who he sexually assaulted has been jailed for three years.

Zabed Shah, 27, of Hancock Close was jailed at Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester after admitting sexual assault, attempting to pay for the sexual services of a child and supplying class A drugs.

A second man, Abdul Latif, 30, of Oundle Close, Rochdale, was jailed for two years and three months after pleading guilty to supplying Class A drugs.

Travel: Overturned vehicle blocking M60 clockwise

BBC Travel

One lane is closed and there is very slow traffic on the M60 clockwise between Junction 17 A56 (Prestwich / Whitefield) and Junction 18 M62 / M66 (Simister Island) due to an overturned vehicle.

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Headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

Metrolink invite Pride visitors to 'ride the Rainbow'

If you are heading to the Manchester Pride parade on Saturday, you still won't be able to get across the city by tram, as St Peter's Square tram stop won't open until Sunday - but don't let that spoil your fun.

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Manchester student detained over terror offences

A cousin of sisters dubbed the "teenage terror twins" after they joined so-called Islamic State has been detained for helping a friend travel to Syria.

Abdullahi Ahmed Jama Farah

Abdullahi Ahmed Jama Farah, 20, from Manchester, was sentenced to seven years at the Old Bailey for preparing for terrorist acts with a further three years on extended licence.

Farah is related to Zhara and Salma Halane, who are believed to have married IS fighters in Syria.

He created a UK "hub of communication" for like-minded extremists from his mother's home in South Grove and helped Nur Hassan, 19, get to Syria.

Cricket: Lancashire 'must learn lessons' from Surrey defeat

Lancashire's Alviro Petersen believes they have to learn from their heavy defeat to Surrey earlier.

Alviro Petersen

The Red Rose lost by 10 wickets at the Oval after just over an hour on the fourth day of the Championship match, before Surrey reached a modest target of 38 to beat them by 10 wickets earlier.

Petersen says it has been a tough week but one they have to bounce back from.

Weather: Dry and mostly sunny this afternoon

BBC Weather

This afternoon will be dry and mostly sunny, though it'll feel fresher, with a brisk westerly breeze developing.

Weather forecast for Friday 26 August

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Detained Manchester student is cousin of missing Syria twins

Abdullahi Ahmed Jama Farah, the Manchester man detained for helping a friend go to Syria, is the cousin of twins, Zhara and Salma Halane, who left Chorlton in June 2014 when aged 16 and are believed to have married fighters for so-called Islamic State.

One of the Halane twins

Prosecutor Gareth Patterson had told jurors at the Old Bailey it was clear that Jama Farah supported fighters in Syria from what was found on his computers as well as messages on WhatsApp and social media.

Mr Patterson said he performed an "important role as the hub of communication" in the UK.

Radicalised student who created 'hub of communication' detained

A radicalised student has been detained for seven years for helping a friend go to Syria while studying for his A-levels. 

Abdullahi Ahmed Jama Farah, now 20, created a "hub of communication" for a group of like-minded extremists at his mother's home in Longsight in 2013. 

Abdullahi Ahmed Jama Farah

Following a trial at the Old Bailey, he was found guilty of preparing for terrorist acts by attempting to facilitate 19-year-old Nur Hassan, from Manchester, to travel to Syria to fight. 

Judge Michael Topolski said the extent of his radicalisation was "considerable".

He added:

Your support for jihad was global and offensive in nature and not defensive and limited to Syria.

I am satisfied that what motivated you to assist was the very same set of extremist beliefs that motivated your friends to travel and train and fight and, if necessary, to die.

Manchester man who helped friend travel to Syria sentenced

Manchester's Abdullahi Ahmed Jama Farah has been detained for seven years in a young offenders institution for helping a 19-year-old friend travel to Syria while studying for his A levels.

Abdullahi Ahmed Jama Farah

He was also ordered to serve a further three years on extended licence at the Old Bailey  

BreakingManchester man sentenced for helping friend travel to Syria

Abdullahi Ahmed Jama Farah, from Manchester, has been sentenced to seven years for helping a 19-year-old friend travel to Syria while studying for his A levels.

Second lane opens on the M61 following earlier crash

Football: Man Utd face reunion with Van Persie

Manchester United could face former striker Robin Van Persie in the Europa League after drawing his current side Fenerbahce in the group stage.

Robin Van Persie
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robin van Persie

Man Utd face reunion with Van Persie

Manchester United will face Fenerbahce, Feyenoord and Zorya Luhansk in the group stage of the Europa League.

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Headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • A lorry driver dies in a crash on the M61 just north of Bolton
  • A mother of five who lived in Manchester's Moss Side puts herself forward as a candidate to become the next president of Somalia
  • The BBC understands Liverpool have no interest in signing Manchester City's out of favour goalkeeper Joe Hart

Moss Side mother's bid to become president of Somalia

A mother of five from Moss Side in Manchester has put herself forward as a candidate to become the next president of Somalia. 

Amal Abdirahman

Amal Abdirahman, 41, fled the east African country with her family, when she was a teenager during civil unrest in the 1990s. 

She said she is "very proud and very happy" that the local Somali community in Manchester is supporting her.

St Peter's Square tram stop to open on Sunday

The Metrolink stop at St Peter's Square in Manchester city centre will reopen to trams on Sunday, Transport for Greater Manchester has confirmed.

St Peter's Square

The stop has been closed to passengers for 14 months while work took place on the Second City Crossing project.

Metrolink director Peter Cushing said the Eccles line will also reopen on Sunday, after several weeks of work to replace the worn-out tracks.

Football: Ross County sign Wigan midfielder Tim Chow

BBC Sport

Ross County have completed the signing of central midfielder Tim Chow on a two-year contract following his exit from Wigan.

Tim Chow
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The 22-year-old leaves first professional club Wigan Athletic after four years, having made 19 senior appearances.

County boss Jim McIntyre described Chow as "a box-to-box midfielder with great athleticism".

"He came through Wigan's academy system and has got great energy," the manager added.

Weather: What's in store for the bank holiday weekend?

BBC Weather

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service show off new engine for Manchester Pride

Cricket: Giles admits Lancashire relegation fears

Scott Read

BBC North West cricket commentator

Head coach Ashley Giles believes Lancashire are still not certain of avoiding relegation from Division One of the County Championship.

Lancashire head coach Ashley Giles

The Red Rose county are on the brink of defeat heading into the final day of their game at Surrey.

They lead the home side by 10 runs with two second innings wickets remaining.

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Headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • A man has died in a crash on the M61 just north of Bolton earlier this morning
  • A mother of five who lived in Manchester's Moss Side has put herself forward as a candidate to become the next President of Somalia
  • Skills such as basket weaving, tile making and joinery are being revived to help build one of Manchester's newest pubs

Lorry driver dies in M61 motorway crash

A lorry driver has died following a crash on the M61, closing the motorway northbound near Bolton.

Police were called at about 03:10 after a lorry left the carriageway about a mile north of Rivington services and hit wooden fencing.

The driver, found by passing workmen, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The motorway was closed between Horwich and Chorley for several hours but reopened at about 09:00. Two lanes remain closed for recovery work.

Police prepare for Manchester Pride weekend

Thousands attend the annual LGBT Manchester Pride festival and parade.

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Lorry driver dies in M61 crash

Police have confirmed that a lorry driver died in a crash on the M61 earlier this morning.

Emergency services were called about 03:10 after a HGV travelling north on the motorway left the carriageway and collided with wooden fencing.  

The crash happened about a mile north of the Rivington Services between junction six and eight.

M61 crash: One lane now re-opened following fatal accident

The M61 has partially reopened after this morning's fatal crash involving a lorry driver. 

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Jail for woman who tried to pin speeding tickets on sister in Pakistan

Manchester Evening News

A businesswoman who twice fraudulently claimed her sister had been driving her car after being caught speeding was caught out by handwriting experts.