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

Have a great weekend.

Weather: Showers but clear spells later

BBC Weather

A few showers will continue this evening, however many places will become dry with clear spells and light winds.

This will bring a cooler night than last night. Overnight temperatures will drop to 14C.

Weather forecast for Friday 2 September

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Carpool karaoke plan for rainbow-painted fire engine

Cheshire Fire Service have suggested doing a carpool karaoke in their rainbow-painted fire engine, used in the Manchester Pride parade. 

The Cheshire Fire Service Choir, Fire Choir, are promoting their new charity single which aims to raise money for The Firefighters Charity.

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Family of Oldham girl with rare skull condition fundraise for hospital staff

Oldham Evening Chronicle

A family from Oldham has started a campaign to raise money for staff from Alder Hey Hospital who carried out the 13-hour operation to reshape her skull.

Youngest special constable appointed by GMP

James Cannings
GMP

A 19-year-old man has become the youngest special constable at Greater Manchester Police.

James Cannings was officially given the role at a special ceremony last night.

Mr Cannings, from Rochdale, currently works as a customer service apprentice at Rochdale Hornets Rugby Club. 

He hopes to become a police officer.

Tennis: Stockport-born Naomi Broady beaten in US open

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Polish player Agnieszka Radwanska beat Stockport-born Naomi Broady in the second round of the US Open.

Naomi Broady
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Broady is ranked 82nd and was playing in the second round of a Grand Slam, up against a top-five opponent, for the second time in her career. 

Radwankska, who is ranked 4th, saved four set points on her way to winning the match.

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Boxing: Anthony Joshua's next fight to be held in Manchester

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IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will be staging his next fight in Manchester in November.

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Gang sentenced in 'biggest drugs' bust

Six people have been sentenced at the end of what police described as its biggest ever drugs inquiry.

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Hampshire Constabulary
Police said Anthony Ainsley (left), Gerrard Quinn (centre) and Barry Williams (right) were the leaders of a gang behind a "buoyant" drugs market in Southampton

They were part of a Manchester-based gang which the force said controlled most of the heroin and cocaine trade in Southampton.

The six received sentences ranging from suspended jail terms to five-and-a-half years in prison.

In May, the gang's three leaders were sentenced to between nine and 12 years.

Twelve-year-old girl raped in Manchester park

A 12-year-old girl has been raped in a late night attack at a park, police have said.  

Crowcroft Park
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Greater Manchester Police said the girl was attacked in Crowcroft Park, Levenshulme, Manchester at about 23:20 BST on Thursday.

Officers were called to the scene following reports of "concern for a teenage girl", said a police spokesman.

He added that police were carrying out inquiries at the scene, which has been cordoned off.

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • 'Manchester Boys' drugs gang is jailed for 130 years after one of Hampshire's biggest drug investigations 
  • A 12-year-old girl is raped in a park in Levenshulme
  • A man who dragged a woman down the street by her hair is jailed for 56 months 

CCTV footage shows man dragging a woman by her hair during a street robbery

A robber who dragged a woman down the street by her hair has been jailed for 56 months.

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Supermarket badly damaged after ram raid in Stockport

Manchester Evening News

A shop was left badly damaged after an attempted ram raid in Stockport in the early hours.

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BreakingJail for 'Manchester Boys' drugs gang

A gang has been jailed for a total of more than 130 years after one of Hampshire's biggest ever drugs investigations.

The group, known as the Manchester Boys or Manks, controlled most of the heroin and cocaine market in Southampton.

Gang leaders
Hampshire Constabulary
Police said Anthony Ainsley (left), Gerrard Quinn (centre) and Barry Williams (right) were the leaders of a gang behind a "buoyant" drugs market in Southampton

More than 20 people have been jailed as part of Hampshire Constabulary's Operation Buntline.

The force said it was the first time it had taken out an entire drugs network from top to bottom.  

Pep and Jose's plans

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There are no Premier League games this weekend and with derby day fast approaching, what are Pep and Jose up to?

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One lane reopens on M61 after man hurt in Horwich crash

The crash happened near Rivington services at about 10:40.

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Football: Man City's Yaya Toure left out of Champions League squad

BBC Sport

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has left midfielder Yaya Toure out of his 2016-17 Champions League squad.  

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City could not include more than 17 overseas players in their squad.

Guardiola still has 18 on his books, despite letting four foreign internationals leave before Wednesday's transfer deadline, and Toure was one who missed the cut.

Toure, 33, will not be able to play in City's group games against Borussia Monchengladbach, Celtic and Barcelona.

Rail fares across Greater Manchester are being increased from Sunday

Rochdale Online

Off-peak day return rail fares across Greater Manchester are being increased from Sunday amid criticism by the lack of communication by Northern to passengers.

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CCTV image released after 'vicious attack' in Bolton

A CCTV image has been released after a "vicious attack" in Bolton left a man critically injured.

The 46-year-old was punched after being approached by two men in Bradshawgate near to the junction of Breightmet Street at about 02:00 on 21 August.

CCTV image
GMP

Police said he fell to the ground and hit his head. He was taken to hospital with a serious head injury where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

The two suspects are described as Asian aged 20 to 30 years old, both of a stocky build.

Super League: Wigan Warriors 6-8 Widnes Vikings

BBC Sport

Widnes Vikings produced a superb defensive display to beat Wigan and leave Warriors still waiting to confirm their Super League play-off place.

Wigan v Widnes
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Seventh-placed Vikings went into the break 8-0 ahead thanks to two tries from Corey Thompson.

Liam Farrell's converted score brought Warriors back to within two against a side who defended stoutly despite at one stage having two in the sin-bin.

Wigan turned down a late chance for goal, but the visitors held out.

Man injured in M61 crash

A man has suffered leg and internal injuries following a car crash on the M61.

He was driving a Toyota car that came off the motorway near Rivington Services at junction 6, Horwich, at about 10:40.

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It's not clear when the carriageway will reopen.

Weather: Becoming brighter with some showers this afternoon

BBC Weather

Any cloud and rain will soon clear away to leave a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers this afternoon.

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Third murder arrest after man fatally stabbed in Eccles street fight

An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following a street fight in Greater Manchester.

Wesley Lennon, also known as Wesley Barnard, 26, was stabbed and was in a serious condition following a report of fighting in Cambrai Crescent in Winton, Eccles, at about 23:40 on Monday.

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He was treated at the scene and taken to hospital where he later died.

A 19-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy, also arrested on suspicion of murder, have been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Grieving daughter claims funeral director said her dead father 'smelled'

Bolton News

A grieving daughter claims a funeral director told her they had to shut her father’s coffin "because he was starting to smell".

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M61 northbound closed following crash

The M61 is closed after a vehicle left the carriageway between Horwich and Chorley.

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Bin microchips 'can't track rubbish'

The company that makes microchips for bins has dismissed claims by a Manchester councillor that they could be used to check "the type of rubbish being thrown away".

Liberal Democrat councillor John Leech said this could lead to people being fined for putting recycling in general waste bins.

Darren Harrold, UK director of Deister Electronic, said this is not possible because the microchip is incapable of collecting information about the contents of the bin.

The tag itself is a dumb device. It provides only a number, providing no more information than putting a barcode on the outside of the bin would. The tag is not intelligent in the sense that it doesn't collect information. When you put something in the bin, it won't know what it is.

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The bin has no self-sorting method to detect what is going into it. It would require a huge amount of technology around the bin that isn't there; the bin would need cameras and sensors. You would need a complicated system."

Darren HarroldUK director of Deister Electronic

Football: Manchester United name Bastian Schweinsteiger in Premier League squad

BBC Sport

Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has been included in Manchester United's 25-man Premier League squad.

Bastian Schweinsteiger
PA

The 32-year-old World Cup winner was told by new United boss Jose Mourinho recently that he was unlikely to play for the Old Trafford club again.

The former Germany captain retired from international football earlier this week after 24 goals and 121 caps.

All 20 top-flight clubs had to submit their 25-man squads to the Premier League by 16:00 on Thursday.

Travel: M61 partially blocked between Westhoughton and Horwich

BBC Travel

The M61 northbound is partially blocked due to a crash between junction 5, Westhoughton, and junction 6, Horwich.

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Girl, 12, raped in park in Levenshulme

A 12-year-old has been raped in a park in Levenshulme.

Crowcroft Park
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She was attacked in Crowcroft Park on at about 11:20 BST on Thursday.

The park has been sealed off, with two police tents erected over a grassed area in one corner, as forensic teams search the area.

Police are appealing for information.

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Travel: Lane closed on M62 at Simister Island

BBC Travel

One lane is closed on the M62 westbound between junction 19, Heywood, and junction 18, Simister Island, because of a broken down car.

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Simon Danczuk claims almost £10,000 train journey expenses in a year

Manchester Evening News

Greater Manchester MPs spent almost £60,000 on first class train travel last year, with Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk claiming for the most journeys of any politician in the country.

Simon Danczuk
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Primary teacher Gary Ellins jailed after filming pupils undressing

A primary school teacher who secretly filmed pupils undressing, showed a "breathtaking breach of trust," a judge has said.  

Gary Ellins
GMP

Gary Ellins, 45, was jailed for 12 months at Manchester Crown Court after admitting offences of voyeurism and possessing indecent images of children.

Ellins, formerly of Vernon Drive, Marple, was caught when police searched his father's home in November.

Michelle Brown, defending, said Ellins recognised his need for treatment.

Councillor claims bin microchips can 'check on your rubbish'

A Liberal Democrat councillor's raising concerns over microchips which are being used in Manchester's new waste bins.

John Leech claims the electronic devices can check on the type of rubbish being thrown away which could lead to people being fined.

Manchester City Council deny this and say the microchips will reduce bin theft and make waste collections more efficient.

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Football: Man City contest Aguero violent conduct charge

BBC Sport

Manchester City are contesting a violent conduct charge against striker Sergio Aguero for elbowing West Ham's Winston Reid.

Sergio Aguero
Rex Features

Aguero, 28, clashed with Reid during Sunday's 3-1 win in the Premier League.

If found guilty, the Argentina international would be banned for three matches and miss the Manchester derby on 10 September.

He would also miss a league match against Bournemouth and the EFL Cup game against Swansea.

Travel: Lane closed on M6 at Holmes Chapel

BBC Travel

One lane is closed on the M6 northbound between J18 A54 (Middlewich/Holmes Chapel) and J19 A556 (Knutsford) because of a broken-down lorry.

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Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • A former school teacher from Rochdale is beginning a 12-month jail sentence for a series of sex offences against children
  • People who grew up in Manchester in the 1950s are almost twice as likely to die from respiratory illness, researchers claim
  • A Liberal Democrat councillor is raising concerns over microchips which are being used in Manchester's new waste bins

Weather: Sunny spells and scattered showers

BBC Weather

Any cloud and rain will soon clear away to leave a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers, these most likely to be across the Peak District. Highs of 19C.

Weather forecast for Friday 2 September

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