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  1. Updates on Tuesday 23 August
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates return from 08:00 on Wednesday

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

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Weather: Mainly fine and warm evening

BBC Weather

Predominantly fine and warm this evening, although there is a risk of a localised thundery showers. 

Weather forecast for Wednesday 23 August

Dry with broken cloud overnight. 

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Sports stars land in Manchester

The local stars of Team GB have been spotted with their medals at Manchester Airport as they make their way home from Rio.

The athletes landed at Heathrow this morning and have now made the journey north after facing the media in London.

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And it is not just Olympians that have been arriving at the airport, as Barcelona and Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo touched down earlier, ahead of his medical at Manchester City.

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Review at Fairfield Hospital over mortality rates

A review into mortality rates at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury is beginning after the Pennine Acute Trust recorded a slight increase.

Fairfield General Hospital

The Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI) rate increased from 1.18 in November 2015 to 1.24 now.

The SHMI compares the actual number of patients who die following admission to hospital with the number who would be expected to die on the basis of average England figures.

A trust spokesman said it was now carrying out a special review into mortality rates.

Football: Hart to start but loan move still expected

David Ornstein

BBC Sport

Wiggins confirms Tour of Britain inclusion

Olympic gold medallist Sir Bradley Wiggins has confirmed he will take part in this year's Tour of Britain cycle race.

Bradley Wiggins

The Chorley-based rider, 36, will compete in the annual event, which gets under way on 4 September, which will head through east Cheshire for the first time.

Wiggins claimed his fifth Olympic gold medal in Rio, and his eighth overall, alongside Colne's Steven Burke in the men's team pursuit.

Headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • A Rochdale imam was murdered because his killers thought he was practising "black magic", a court hears
  • People are being advised not to go to the accident and emergency department at at Wigan Infirmary unless they have a life-threatening condition
  • A bike belonging to Olympic gold medal winner Jason Kenny goes on display in his hometown of Bolton

'Bagpipe lung' warning after bagpiper dies

BBC News Health

Wind musicians are being warned their instruments could potentially kill them, according to UK doctors in the journal Thorax.

University Hospital of South Manchester

They describe a rare but fatal case of what they are now calling "bagpipe lung" in a 61-year-old patient treated at Wythenshawe Hospital.

The man is thought to have developed a bad reaction to mould and fungi lurking inside the moist interior of his bagpipes.

Doctors are urging other musicians to be extra hygienic.

Football: Barca's Bravo set for Man City medical

BBC Sport

Barcelona and Chile international goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is set to undergo a medical at Manchester City.

Claudio Bravo

The Chile international, 33, has been identified by City boss Pep Guardiola as his new number one keeper.

Asked about Bravo, Guardiola said: "I cannot deny what everyone knows. The deal is not complete. After I will answer about a player who at the moment is not our player."

Should the deal go through, it would push Joe Hart down to number three in City's list of goalkeepers.

Olympic champion Kenny's boyhood bike goes on show

A bike which belonged to six times Olympic gold medal winner Jason Kenny when he was a child has gone on display in his hometown. 

His red and black BMX was sold at a local church auction in Farnworth and the man who bought it has loaned it to Bolton Museum.

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Peter Kay comedies named in best British sitcom poll

Peter Kay has managed to get two entries in a poll naming the best British sitcom of the 21st Century.

Peter Kay

The Bolton comic's BBC One show, Peter Kay's Car Share, was named third best, behind Mrs Brown's Boys and The Office.

His Channel 4 series Phoenix Nights was also in the top 20, coming in at number 16.

The shortlist, which audiences were given to choose from, was compiled by Radio Times critics and members of the British Film Institute.

Football: Guardiola says Hart has 'chance of playing'

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Travel: Broken down lorry causes M60 disruption

BBC Travel

A severe delay has been reported on the M60 because of a broken down lorry.

A lane is closed on the exit slip road anti-clockwise at Junction 1, for Stockport.

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Headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • A bike belonging to gold medal winner Jason Kenny during his childhood is to go on display in his hometown of Bolton
  • Two supporters of the so-called Islamic State group murdered an imam because they viewed his practice of Islamic healing as "black magic", a court hears
  • Plans are submitted for a new housing estate of up to 900 homes, on the site of the former Shell oil refinery in Carrington

Weather: Dry, light winds with hazy sunshine

BBC Weather

The rain will clear away to the north, leaving dry weather with light winds behind it, and increasingly warm hazy sunshine.

Weather forecast for Tuesday 23 August

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Rochdale imam 'murdered by IS supporters over black magic healing'

Two supporters of the so-called Islamic State group murdered an imam because they viewed his practice of Islamic healing as "black magic", a jury has heard.

Jalal Uddin

Jalal Uddin, 71, died after suffering head injuries in an attack in a children's play area in Rochdale. 

Mohammed Hussain Syeedy, 22, and Mohammed Abdul Kadir, 24, were said to have developed "a hatred" of Mr Uddin after discovering he practised Ruqya healing, which involves the use of amulets, Manchester Crown Court heard. 

Mr Syeedy, of Ramsay Street, Rochdale, denies murder with another. The jury was told Mr Kadir fled abroad in the days that followed Mr Uddin's death, on 18 February.

Olympics: Rugby sevens star says Rio was 'unforgettable experience'

Wigan's Dan Bibby - who was part of GB rugby sevens squad which won silver in Rio - sounds pretty happy with his trip to the Olympics.

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Football: Where next for Hart?

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

It had been expected Joe Hart would move before the 31 August transfer deadline but it is not entirely certain where to. 

Joe Hart

England's goalkeeper has no interest in moving abroad to Sevilla or Borussia Dortmund, whilst Everton, which seemed a potential destination late last week, now appear to have cooled their interest. 

That is partly due to Hart's wages, which are beyond their current structure, and the early season form of new signing Maarten Stekelenburg.

Hughes score for Warrington wins try of the week

BBC Sport

Watch Jack Hughes score the try of the week for Warrington in their 14-11 win over Castleford.

Super League try of the week: Hughes try snatches win for Warrington

Football: Bravo flying to Manchester?

BBC Sport

Is Claudio Bravo's move from Barcelona to Manchester City a step closer to happening?

Claudio Bravo

Goalkeeper Bravo, 33, was pictured at Barcelona airport on Tuesday, apparently on his way to England for a medical. 

He has been identified by City boss Pep Guardiola as his new number one. 

City are not commenting on the development but it is understood Bravo has been told he can leave Barcelona. 

Should the deal go through, it would push Joe Hart down to number three in City's list of goalkeepers.

Laura Trott: Olympics like ‘being in Big Brother house’

BBC Radio 5 Live

Olympic champion Laura Trott says being at the Rio Olympics was "like being in the Big Brother house".

Laura, who is lives in Knutsford with her fiance Jason Kenny, brought home two gold medals to add to the two she won in the London 2012 Games, making her the most successful female British Olympian ever.

Kenny, who won three golds in Rio to double his previous haul, said: "You have no idea what's going on at home, to see the buzz everyone's got about it is really special."

Football: Hart trains with City

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Goalkeeper Joe Hart and midfielder Yaya Toure were both at training this morning as Manchester City prepare for their Champions League qualifier with Steaua Bucharest on Wednesday. 

Pep Guardiola and Joe Hart

Neither Hart nor Toure, 33, have played any part in City's games so far this season.

Hart, 29, has been linked with Everton, although the Merseyside club are believed to be concerned about the England keeper's wages.    

Headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • The jury is sworn in at the murder trial of a Koran reader from Rochdale
  • Olympic gold medal winner Jason Kenny's childhood bike is to go on display in his hometown, Bolton Council say
  • Plans are submitted for a new housing estate of up to 900 homes on the site of the former Shell oil refinery in Carrington

Jalal Uddin murder trial: Jury sworn in

The jury has been sworn in at the murder trial of a Koran reader in Rochdale.

Jalal Uddin

Jalal Uddin, 64, died in hospital after being found with a serious head injury at a children's play area a few streets away from the Jalalia Jaamé Mosque, on 18 February.

The trial of 21-year-old Mohammed Hussain Syeedy, from Rochdale, is expected to last three weeks at Manchester Crown Court.

Olympic champions' romance was not 'love at first sight'


Olympic champion cyclist Laura Trott says her romance with fellow multiple gold medallist Jason Kenny was not "love at first sight" because in the beginning, "he never even spoke to me".

Kenny explained that he never spoke to anyone, adding: "I can't help being grumpy."

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Mum's tears of joy for gold-winning hockey captain

Barbara Walsh, the mother of Manchester's gold-winning hockey captain Kate Richardson-Walsh, has talked of "lots of tears" as she waited to welcome her daughter home at Heathrow Airport.

Team GB athletes and members of the women"s gold medal winning hockey team leave the aeroplane after arriving home at Heathrow Airport
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She told BBC Radio Manchester: "Fortunately, they were tears of joy." 

She said she was on a train on Sunday morning when Richardson-Walsh told her she had been picked as Team GB's flag-bearer for the Rio Olympics closing ceremony. 

She said she was "so excited" to be reunited with her daughter that her "face muscles [were] aching because I haven't stopped smiling".

Gold medal cyclist shares Olympic 'certificate of authenticity'

Ever wondered what an Olympic gold medal is actually made of? Thanks to Manchester-based cyclist Philip Hindes, you can now know, as he shared a picture of the certificate he was given to go with his team sprint gold.

It's impressive stuff - we've heard of artisan breads and artisan beers, but artisan gold mines is a new one on us.

And we're pretty sure he'll forgive the Brazilian hosts the spelling error in the title, as Portugese is their first language after all.

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Golden couple 'argue over board games'

When they are not winning medals, golden couple Jason Kenny and Laura Trott have admitted to BBC Radio Manchester they argue over board games at home.

Laura Trott and Jason Kenny

The Cheshire-based pair - who won ten gold medals between them at the Rio Olympics - said it was "so nice" to come back from their Rio "bubble" and find out how much support they had.

We can't thank people enough. It is really special and we really appreciate it.

Laura Trott

Record-breaking Team GB's homecoming

Team GB athletes have landed at Heathrow on the official team flight and have made their way off the plane wearing their medals.

Team GB homecoming
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Team GB won 27 gold medals at the Rio 2016 Olympics - their best medal haul in 108 years and they finished second in the medal table.

Barbra Walsh, the mother of Manchester's gold-winning hockey captain Kate Richardson-Walsh, was there to cheer on her daughter: 

I'm so excited, my face muscles are aching because I haven't stopped smiling. I am sure Kate will be emotional. She was crying at the end of the game.

Headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Great Britain's record-breaking Olympics team arrive home, including Manchester's gold-winning hockey captain Kate Richardson-Walsh
  • People are being told to stay away from accident and emergency department at a Wigan hospital unless they need emergency care
  • A power cut affecting nearly 450 houses in Romiley has now been resolved, Electricity North West says

Hockey star happy to be home

The hugely successful Team GB athletes have returned from Rio - and Manchester's Kate Richardson-Walsh, who captained the gold medal-winning hockey side, seems very excited to be home.

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Warning about surge in demand at Wigan Hospital

People are being warned to stay away from the accident and emergency department at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan unless they have life-threatening conditions.

Royal Albert Edward Infirmary

The Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust said due to a surge in demand, patients who are not seriously ill should expect to wait more than four hours.

Director of operations Mary Fleming said there was "extreme pressure" on its emergency care system.

Our message is simple – if you have a serious urgent medical emergency, go to A&E or dial 999.

For everything else, please seek out the most appropriate healthcare provider such as a GP or pharmacist.

Football: Sam Allardyce 'concerned' by Joe Hart situation

BBC Sport

England manager Sam Allardyce is worried about goalkeeper Joe Hart's situation at Manchester City.

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

"It is a big concern," said Allardyce, who told BBC Radio 5 live he will confirm his captain this month.

But the former Sunderland boss said Hart will be in his squad for next month's World Cup qualifier with Slovakia when it is named on Sunday.

CCTV shows suspected murder victim Michael Martin's last known sighting

CCTV footage has revealed the last known sighting of a missing man who police believe may have been murdered.

Michael Martin last sighting

Michael Martin, 25, of Blackley, Manchester, has not been seen for more than two weeks. 

Greater Manchester Police are treating the investigation as a "non-body murder" and have offered a £10,000 reward for information. 

The force has released CCTV showing Mr Martin at a petrol station on Bolton Road, Kearsley, on 7 August.

Cricket: Smith ruled out with injury

Lancashire batsman Tom Smith has been ruled out with a hamstring injury for their county championship match against Surrey at the Oval.

Tom Smith
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Academy players Rob Jones and Danny Lamb have been named in the squad.

Football: Reading sign Blackett from Man Utd

BBC Sport

Reading complete the signing of Manchester United defender Tyler Blackett on a three-year deal.

Tyler Blackett
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The 22-year-old was handed his United debut by former manager Louis van Gaal in August 2014 against Swansea.

He spent six months on loan at Celtic last season, making eight appearances in all competitions.