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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: Cloudy and mainly dry

BBC Weather

This evening will be cloudy with most parts staying dry and it is likely to turn misty in places, with patchy fog forming.

Weather forecast for Monday 5 September

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Cheshire road renamed in honour of Olympians

A road in Cheshire has temporarily been renamed in honour of the area’s gold-winning Olympic cyclists, Jason Kenny and Laura Trott.

Cllr David Brown
Cheshire East Council

Knutsford Road in Chelford - the main road running through the Cheshire East village - has become "Kenny Trott Road" as part of celebrations for stage three of the Tour of Britain, which arrives in the borough tomorrow.

Council Leader Rachel Bailey said: “Their amazing achievements are an inspiration to us all and I’m glad that we can honour them.”  

Jason Kenny and Laura Trott.
Getty Images

The Tour of Britain began in Glasgow on 4 September and concludes in London on 11 September.

The council has said it will consider permanently renaming the road if the move proves popular with residents.

Two injured as mass brawl on train spills out on to Bredbury platform

Manchester Evening News

Police were called after a mass brawl broke out on a train as it approached a Bredbury station - and then spilled on to the platform.

Bredbury train station
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Salford University Chernobyl wildlife project nominated for award

University of Salford research about wildlife in the unpopulated areas affected by the 1986 Chernobyl disaster has been shortlisted for an award.

Motion-sensor cameras capture two large animals in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
University of Salford

Using more than 250 motion activated camera placements, scientists found large and medium-sized species such as elk, wild boar, deer and wolves were thriving in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

The project has been nominated in the Research Project of the Year category of the Times Higher Education Awards, with winners to be announced in London in November.

The meltdown at the plant in Ukraine was the worst nuclear disaster in history.

Tour of Britain warning to cycling fans

Police are warning cycling fans to allow plenty of time for their journeys tomorrow because there will be road closures in place for the Tour of Britain.

The Tour of Britain started in Glasgow yesterday and goes through Cheshire on day three before ending on Sunday in London after eight stages covering a distance of 1,308.5km (813 miles).

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Manchester city council warn of increased waste spending

Manchester City Council are warning that spending on waste disposal could rise by £5m if more rubbish is not recycled. 

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Family proud of memorial for man who 'saved Man Utd from bankruptcy'

The family of the businessman who saved Manchester United from bankruptcy during the 1930s has spoken of their "incredible pride" at the unveiling of a memorial commemorating his contribution to the club.

James W Gibson
Alan Embling

James W Gibson who made his fortune supplying military uniforms gave the club £2000 in 1931 - the equivalent of £118,000 today - to pay off debtors and players' wages.

As well as rescuing the club he continued to work for Manchester United until his death in 1951.

Gibson compass
Alan Embling

The Gibson compass at Halecroft Park, Hale Barns is in recognition of his legacy at the club and the work of his wife Lilian and son Alan.  

Mr Gibson's great nephew Alan Embling said it was a "fitting memorial".

Headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • A man accused of murdering an imam from Rochdale denies being a supporter of the so-called Islamic State
  • A woman from Manchester dies in a crash in Northumbria with a woman from Preston in a four vehicle crash on Saturday morning
  • A memorial is unveiled in Halecroft Park in Hale Barns honour of James W Gibson who saved Manchester United from bankruptcy

Sneaky peak at engineering work on the Piccadilly Gardens fountain

Check out the underground work being done to fix the fountains at Manchester's Piccadilly Gardens...

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Murder accused 'tried to deport Rochdale imam'

Stuart Flinders

Reporter, BBC North West Tonight

The man accused of murdering an imam tried to get him deported because he took exception to his religious practices, a court has heard.

Jalal Uddin
GMP

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

Manchester Crown Court heard Mohammed Syeedy, 21, from Rochdale, who denies murder, had taken offence to Mr Uddin's practices but he had "never used violence or aggression".

He told the court that he and his friends had never took it further than reporting Mr Uddin, a Bangladeshi national, to the immigration authorities for outstaying his visa.

A69 crash victims named by police

Two people who died in a crash involving four vehicles in Northumberland at the weekend have been named by police.

The scene of the A69 crash
GNAAS

Karen Gell, 50, from Manchester, and Ann Marie Dewhurst, known as Marie, 69, from Preston, died in the crash on the A69 on Saturday morning.

It happened on an eastbound stretch of the road between Haydon Bridge and Bardon Mill, Northumbria Police said.

Six people are recovering at home from the crash while two others remain in hospital.

Headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

Car explosion in Unsworth

More on the 'targeted' car blast on Harris Drive, Unsworth just before midnight last night.

Police investigate explosion in Bury.

A Land Rover was discovered at the scene with significant damage after neighbours reported hearing a loud explosion.  

Police said no-one was injured in the blast.

Weather: Cloudy with light rain

BBC Weather

It will remain cloudy through the afternoon with further mostly light rain.  

Weather forecast for Monday 5 September

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Memorial unveiled for man who saved Man Utd from bankruptcy

A memorial to commemorate a businessman from Salford who rescued Manchester United from bankruptcy during the 1930s has been unveiled.

The mayoress of Trafford and other council representatives stand by the memorial
Altrincham Design Studio

James W. Gibson, who made his fortune supplying military uniforms, gave the club £2,000 in 1931 - the equivalent of £118,000 today -   during the global great depression when they were in debt and unable to pay players.

The memorial compass, unveiled at Halecroft Park in Hale Barns this morning, commemorates the 65th anniversary of Mr Gibson's death. 

Man 'crawled' under stationary bus after taking 'legal' high

A man who crawled under a stationary bus in Manchester city centre is believed to have had a reaction to the synthetic cannabis substitute 'Spice'. 

The man is unharmed, say police. 

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Travel: Slow traffic around Worsley

BBC Travel

There are reports of minor delays on the roads with slow traffic on M60 anti-clockwise between junction 15, the Swinton Interchange, and junction 13, Worsley, and the M60 at junction 13 Barton Moss.

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Murder accused denies being 'Islamic State' supporter

Danny Savage

North of England correspondent

A man accused of murdering an imam in Rochdale has denied being a so-called Islamic State supporter.

Jalal Uddin
GMP

Mohammed Jalal Uddin, 71, was killed in a park in Rochdale in February this year. 

Mohammad Syeedy who denies murder told Manchester Crown Court he has never used "aggression or violence".

Mr Syeedy told the jury: "I certainly don't sympathise with ISIS and don't support any of their ideologies. I think what they are doing is utterly wrong." 

Headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • A man is charged with attempted murder after a woman was shot in Middleton
  • A man accused of murdering an imam in Rochdale begins giving evidence
  • A car explosion in Unsworth was a targeted attack, police say

Rugby League: Legend's statue is unveiled

A statue of rugby league star Billy Boston has been unveiled.

Billy Boston statue
Wigan Council

The Cardiff-born player scored 478 tries in 487 games for Wigan, and his career total was 571 - the second highest try-scorer in the British game behind Brian Bevan with 796 tries.

A pioneer among black players, Boston signed for the club in 1953 and also played for Blackpool and Great Britain.

Football: Sir Matt Busby's plaque removed from Old Trafford directors' box

Manchester Evening News

A plaque commemorating Sir Matt Busby has been removed from the directors’ box at Old Trafford and his grandchildren have also been told they will no longer have access to seats there.

Sir Matt Busby
BBC

Headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • A man is charged with attempted murder after a woman was shot in Middleton on Saturday
  • A car explosion in Unsworth is being treated as a "targeted attack" by police
  • Manchester-based show Cold Feet returns to the ITV tonight 13 years after it was first shown

Travel: Crash causes delays in Manchester

BBC Travel

Wilmslow Road in Manchester is partially blocked and there is slow traffic northbound at the Moss Lane East junction because of a crash.  

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'Targeted' car blast in Unsworth

A car explosion on Harris Drive, Unsworth late last night was a "targeted attack", say police. 

Officers attended and found a jeep with extensive damage.

Greater Manchester said no-one was injured during the incident.

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Man on attempted murder charge over Middleton shooting

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a woman was shot in Middleton.

Cemetery Road, Middleton
Google

A 33-year-old woman suffered a leg injury in the shooting on Cemetery Street in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police said a 28-year-old man from Middleton has also been charged with the possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Bury Magistrates' Court later.

Travel: Accident on M60 causes severe delays

BBC Travel

There are severe delays on the M60 clockwise at junction 17 (Prestwich) with one lane closed because of an accident involving two vehicles.  

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Man dies four days after Harpurhey stab attack

A man has died four days after being stabbed in the stomach in Harpurhey, police say.

Steven Chadwick
GMP

Steven Chadwick, 30, was found in Carslake Road last Monday evening.

He was taken to hospital but died on Friday.

Travel: Delays caused by traffic lights failure

BBC Travel

There are delays on Portland Street in Manchester in both directions at the Princess Street junction due to traffic light failure.

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Weather: Drizzly rain will clear slowly

BBC Weather

A cloudy start with outbreaks of drizzly rain, and some mist and hill fog which will be slow to clear through the morning. 

Weather forecast for Monday 5 September

  It will remain cloudy through the afternoon with further mostly light rain. Highs of 21C.

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Headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • A man has been arrested over a shooting in Middleton in which a woman was wounded in the leg
  • Plans to build a large science and logistics park on green belt land in Cheshire are backed by former chancellor George Osborne
  • Manchester-based show Cold Feet returns to ITV tonight 13 years after it was first shown

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Lynette Horsburgh

Reporter, BBC News Online

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