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Live updates from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire have finished for the day, but we will be back from 8:00 on Thursday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across the region. 

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Weather: Dry and cool

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

This evening will stay dry, though it will be cooler than last night with fog patches in some rural places.

Weather forecast for Wednesday 31 August

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Police FGM campaign continues at Manchester Airport

Greater Manchester Police are continuing a campaign to warn passengers about female genital mutilation.

Officers will visit Manchester Airport next week to remind passengers that it is illegal for UK residents to perform FGM in the UK or abroad.

The campaign was launched in July as part of an annual operation.

GMP officers holding anti-FGM campaign posters
GMP

Salford student wins Best Young Filmmaker award

Salford University student Naqqash Khalid
Naqqash Khalid

A Salford University student has won the Best Young Filmmaker category at a film awards.

Naqqash Khalid's short film Parts picked up the Starburt Film Award at a ceremony in Manchester.   

The 22-year-old PhD student wrote, directed and produced the five minute film, even working three jobs to fund it.

Parts will go to the Open Art Film Festival in Germany.

At first it was a very surreal experience seeing my film with an audience of strangers watching it. It means a lot to have the award because, as a self-taught director this is all new to me – I’m figuring it out as I go along

Naqqash Khalid

Giant inflatable peach to be unveiled at Roald Dahl celebration

Manchester Evening News

A giant inflatable peach is to be unveiled in Spinningfields as part of a two-day event celebrating Roald Dahl.

Football: Samir Nasri joins Sevilla on loan deal

BBC Sport

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has joined Spanish club Sevilla on a season-long loan deal.  

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri
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Nasri has left City after making his first appearance of the season in the club's 3-1 win at home against West Ham on Sunday.

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Travel: Congestion on M62 Westbound

BBC Travel

Traffic is heavier than usual and slow moving on the M62 westbound between junction 12, the Eccles Interchange, and junction 11, Birchwood.

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Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Tributes are paid to a former GMP officer, believed to be one of first to arrive at the scene of the murder of two colleagues, whose body was found in Stalybridge
  • Greater Manchester is to bid to host World Expo 2025, a sixth-month exhibition that could be worth billions to the local economy 
  • Former Manchester City Women player, Zoe Tynan, dies aged 18 

Tributes paid to former GMP officer

Greater Manchester Police have paid tribute to a former officer whose body was discovered in Cheetham Park, Stalybridge, yesterday morning. 

Andrew Summerscales
Manchester Evening News

Forty-six-year-old Andrew Summerscales had worked in Tameside and was believed to be one of the first officers on the scene when colleagues Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes were murdered in a gun and grenade attack in Mottram in 2012.  

Fellow officers have offered their condolences to Andrew's family, friends and colleagues.

GMP said there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding Mr Summerscales' death.

Greater Manchester to launch bid to be host region for Expo 2025

Kevin Fitzpatrick

BBC Radio Manchester journalist

Greater Manchester are to launch a bid to host Expo 2025, a vast sixth-month exhibition of technology, manufacturing and culture from across the world, which is also known as the World's Fair. 

Ashton Moss in Tameside has been identified as the likely site if the bid is successful. 

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Volunteers wanted to help with Bury 10k fun run

Organisers of a new 10km fun run in Bury have made a call for volunteers to help out with it.

More than 1,000 runners, joggers and walkers are due to take part in the event - it is organised by Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All with I Will If You Will, a fitness movement in Bury for women and girls.

Charlie Tatman, Run For All Events Manager said: "Anyone who can spare us a few hours on Sunday 18 September will be warmly welcomed."

Former Man City Women player Zoe Tynan dies

Zoe Tynan, who played for Manchester City Women before moving to AFC Fylde, has died.

Zoe Tynan
AFC Fylde

Tynan, who was also an Under-19s player with England, had a spell with City in 2015. She completed a switch to FA Women's Premier League side Fylde Ladies earlier this month. 

The 18-year-old recently took part in a training camp run by England youth coach Mo Marley. 

Marley said:

This is truly awful news and we were all so sad to hear of Zoe's passing.

Zoe has been involved in our squads for a number of years and was not only a very talented midfielder, but a hugely-liked and popular member of the team.

Football: What does a Premier League medical involve?

Dan Walker

Football Focus

It's transfer deadline day and alongside the money negotiations, there's also a medical for the players to pass - but what do these medicals actually involve? What are those in the know actually looking for?  

Former England international Philip Neville has been put through his paces to see what a player has to contend with when moving clubs. 

Neville retired in 2013 – after only a few years out of the game, does he still have what it takes to pass a Premier League medical?  

Phil Neville takes a Premier League medical

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Historic England is urging Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs to rethink their plans for a major development close to Manchester Town Hall 
  • A man is charged after a teenage girl was killed in a car crash in Rochdale
  • Out-of-favour Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart completes his season-long loan move to Italian side Torino

Tennis: Naomi Broady through to US Open second round

BBC Sport

Stockport's Naomi Broady is one of five British tennis players who have made it through to the second round of the US Open.

Naomi Broady
Getty Images

Broady beat compatriot Laura Robson 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 6-4 to claim only the second Grand Slam main draw win of her career.  

Two bailed over Eccles stab murder arrest

A 19-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of murdering a man stabbed to death in Eccles have been released on bail.

Greater Manchester Police said the man had been released until 21 September pending further inquiries.

A 26-year-old man died after an incident in Cambrai Street, Winton on Monday.

Football: Wilfred Bony joins Stoke on loan deal

BBC Sport

Stoke City have signed striker Wilfried Bony on a season-long loan deal from Manchester City.

Wilfred Bony
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Ivorian Bony, 27, has made 15 league starts since joining City for £28m from Swansea in January 2015, but had not featured under new boss Pep Guardiola.

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Weather: Fine afternoon expected

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

A fine afternoon is expected with cloud breaking at times to allow some bright or sunny spells and it will feel pleasantly warm in light winds

Weather forecast for Wednesday 31 August

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Fire service rescue dogs give demonstration

Greater Manchester Fire Service rescue dogs have been giving a demonstration today. 

The pups have been showing off their skills as part of an open day that has also seen firefighters displaying search and rescue skills.

Rescue dogs in a training demonstration at Greater Manchester Fire Service
GMFRS
Rescue dogs in a training demonstration at Greater Manchester Fire Service
GMFRS

Travel: Broken down vehicle on M6 northbound

BBC Travel

One lane is closed and there is queuing traffic on the M6 northbound between junction 18, Middlewich, and junction 19, Knutsford, because of a broken down vehicle in the roadworks area. Congestion to junction 17.

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Seven men and a boy held over gun incident

Seven men, aged 18 to 25,  and a 14-year-old boy have been arrested after a firearms incident in south Manchester.

Greater Manchester Police found a gun, stun gun and knife in a car where a group of people were seen to be "acting suspiciously" on Walford Street, Manchester.

Det Insp Victoria Kenyon said: “The officers’ quick response has prevented what could have led to a potentially serious incident."

Travel: Broken down van causing M62 delays

BBC Travel

One lane is blocked and there is slow traffic on M62 eastbound between junction 18, Simister Island and Birch Services, because of a broken down van.

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Police investigate park body discovery

Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a park in Stockport.

Woodbank Park
Google

Greater Manchester Police said the body in Woodbank Park was found at about 07:20 but said the death was not suspicious.

Firefighters display search and rescue skills

There is more to being a firefighter than operating a hose.

Members of Greater Manchester Fire Service have been displaying some of the other skills needed in search and rescue at an open day.  

Concrete drilling firefighters
GMFRS
Steel cutting firefighters
GMFRS
Wood cutting firefighter
GMFRS

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Historic England is urging Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs to rethink their plans for a major development close to Manchester Town Hall 
  • A man is charged after a teenage girl was killed in a car crash in Rochdale
  • Out-of-favour Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart completes his season-long loan move to Italian side Torino

Football: Manchester City's Joe Hart joins Torino on season-long loan

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has joined serie A side Torino on a season-long loan. 

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Bravery award call for killed backpacker Tom Jackson

A backpacker who died after trying to save a fellow traveller as she was attacked at an Australian hostel has been nominated for a bravery award.

Tom Jackson
Facebook

Tom Jackson, 30, died a week after he was stabbed as he tried to shield Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 21, from an attack at Shelley's Backpackers in Queensland.

Mr Jackson, from Congleton, Cheshire, died in Townsville hospital on Tuesday.

Football: Bolton need four more signings

Jack Dearden

BBC Radio Manchester

Bolton manager Phil Parkinson has been spelling out his hopes for transfer deadline day.

"Ideally, I'd like four players minimum - to get us through till January," he said.  

For the latest on transfer deadine day, go to BBC Sport.

Man flees house after laptop fire

A man had to flee his home in Styal through a first floor window after a fire caused by his laptop.

Laptop fire scene
Cheshire Fire Service

Cheshire Fire Service has just released details about the fire, which broke out on the ground floor of the house in Hollin Lane on Monday.

A fire service spokeswoman said an electrical fault caused the fire in the laptop.

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Historic England is urging Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs to rethink their plans for a major development close to Manchester Town Hall 
  • A man is charged after a teenage girl was killed in a car crash in Rochdale
  • More than £10,000 is raised to help the family of of a Cheshire man who died trying to save a backpacker who had been stabbed in Australia

Football: City's players who could leave on deadline day

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer

Two Manchester City players could be on their way today, as football rushes to do business on transfer deadline day.

Wilfred Bony and Samir Nasri
AFP/AP

Wilfred Bony clearly has no place in new manager Pep Guardiola's plans, his bustling, goal-poaching style at odds with the fluid, sharp passing now demanded at Etihad Stadium.

And Samir Nasri is another player who appears destined to be on the outside looking in at Guardiola's brave new world.

For the latest on transfer deadline day, follow the moves on BBC Sport.

Man, 19, charged over teenager death crash

A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a teenage girl died in a crash in Rochdale.

Crash scene
Google

Chloe Cockton, 16, was a passenger in a Renault Clio when it hit a pedestrian barrier on Bury Road at about 02:20 on 24 July.

No Labour hustings in North West

Kevin Fitzpatrick

BBC Radio Manchester journalist

The Labour Party has confirmed it will not be holding any leadership hustings in the North West.

The party's leader Jeremy Corbyn and his challenger Owen Smith have been touring the country in recent weeks, ahead of the vote.

But a Labour Party spokesperson said as "there are only a limited number" of hustings and the North West has missed out. 

Travel: Road closed after crash

BBC Travel

Blackley New Road in Crumpsall closed with slow traffic in both directions at the Riverdale Road junction, because of an accident.  

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Ex-United stars urged to rethink hotel plan

Historic England is urging Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs to rethink their plans for a major development close to Manchester Town Hall.

Bootle Street former police station
BBC

The former United stars say the £200m scheme centred round the former Bootle Street police station will create around 1,000 jobs. 

But Historic England has echoed concerns from local conservation groups that the two skyscrapers are not in keeping with the surrounding buildings. 

A planning application for the scheme's expected to be submitted later this year.

Cricket: Lancashire keeper scores record 50 in England win

BBC Sport

Lancashire wicket keeper Jos Buttler made England's fastest ODI half-century scoring 50 in 22 balls in the team's record-breaking victory over Pakistan at Trent Bridge.

Jos Buttler
AFP

 Buttler finished 90 not out as England scored 444 for 3 - the highest international ODI score.