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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Updates on Tuesday 7 March

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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.

Weather: Heavy rain clearing by dawn

BBC Weather

Rain will spread across the region during the evening with some heavier outbreaks, especially over the hills. The rain will clear slowly overnight becoming dry by dawn. Lows of 5C.

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At the scene: Withington Hospital crash

Mark Edwardson

Reporter, BBC North West Tonight

The BBC's Mark Edwardson is at Withington Community Hospital where two women have sustained life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car. 

Car at Withington Hospital
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Car at Withington Hospital
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About a dozen police officers are at the scene where a green Ford Focus is believed to struck the women in the car park on Nell Lane.

The vehicle has two burst tyres and appears to crashed into bollards in front of the main entrance to the hospital.

The bollards are lying smashed and torn up where they’ve been hit by the car. 

A scenes of crime team has just arrived and a cordon has been placed around crash site.

Withington Hospital crash: Two women seriously injured

Two women have been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car outside Withington Community Hospital, say police. 

Car at Withington Hospital
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Shortly after 14.05, officers received reports of a serious collision between a car and a number of pedestrians on a car park on Nell Lane. 

Both women have been taken to hospital after the incident involving a green Ford Focus. 

The driver of the vehicle, a man in his 80s, remains at the scene and is being spoken to by officers. 

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Two pedestrians seriously hurt after being hit by a car outside Withington Community Hospital
  • An 18-year-old man is arrested after four girls who took "pink teddy bear" ecstasy pills were hospitalised 
  • Bolton Wanderers Free School is set to close

Bolton Wanderers Free School set to close

Bolton Wanderers Free School is set to close due to insufficient student numbers which has led to financial difficulties.

Marcon stadium
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The school, based at the Macron stadium, opened in 2014 for 16 to 19 year olds, offering courses in sport, health and social care, and public services.

In October 2016, it was rated "inadequate" by Ofsted over a number of concerns including a failure to recruit sufficient numbers of students which led to serious financial difficulty.

The school, which was  built to cater for up to 400 pupils  but had about 90 in January 2016, will close in August.

A statement from the trustees said: "Unfortunately, we have struggled to recruit sufficient students and this has meant that the school is not financially viable into the future."

Pedestrians suffer life-threatening injuries in hospital car park

Two pedestrians have suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car outside Withington Community Hospital, police said.

Police car at Withington Hospital
BBC

Following reports a number of pedestrians had been struck, police confirmed a man and a woman were hurt in a car park on Nell Lane at about 14:05.

The man was taken to Wythenshawe Hospital and the woman, who is more seriously injuried, was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary.

The driver of the vehicle, a man in his 80s, remained at the scene and is speaking with police.

Football: Ibrahimovic banned for three games for violent conduct

BBC Sport

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has accepted a three-match ban for violent conduct  for elbowing Bournemouth's Tyrone Mings during Saturday's 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.


          Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings and Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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The Manchester United striker will miss Monday's FA Cup quarter-final at Chelsea and Premier League games against Middlesbrough and West Brom.

Mings was also charged with violent conduct by the Football Association.

But Bournemouth have said they will appeal against the defender's charge.

Two hurt in crash outside hospital

Two people have been injured after being involved in a crash outside Withington Community Hospital.

Withington Community Hospital
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A man and a woman were hurt in Nell Lane at about 14:05.

Both were treated at the scene, the North West Ambulance Service said. 

The woman was taken to Wythenshawe Hospital for treatment and the man was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Arrest after girls take 'pink teddy bear' ecstasy pills

An 18-year-old man has been arrested after four teenage girls who took "pink teddy bear" ecstasy pills were hospitalised. 

Pills
FIONA MEASHAM / THE LOOP

The 13-year-olds took the Class A drug near to the Civic Centre in Wythenshawe shortly before 20:30 on Sunday, police said.

They were taken to hospital but are now recovering at home after being discharged.

The man has been arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs. He remains in police custody for questioning.

Woman arrested over Burnage robbery

A woman has been arrested after a robbery in Burnage.

Kingsway, Burnage
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Police were called to reports a woman was robbed in Kingsway on 15 December.

A 33-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of robbery.

She has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Boxing: Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury suggests May comeback

BBC Sport

Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has suggested he could return to the ring on 13 May.

Tyson Fury
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Manchester-born Fury, 28, has not fought since  beating  Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 and has twice  withdrawn  from rematches.

The Briton had his  boxing licence revoked  in October as he dealt with his mental health problems, but said on social media on Monday that he is "working on an opponent".

The British Boxing Board of Control told the BBC Fury is still suspended.

Weather: Sunny spells, feeling cool

BBC Weather

It will be a dry and bright start to the afternoon for Manchester with some sunny spells. It will feel quite cool and cloud will thicken later. Highs of 8C.

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Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Four girls have been treated in hospital after taking "pink teddy bear" ecstasy pill in Wythenshawe
  • A woman is arrested on suspicion of robbery in Burnage
  • A road is due to close next week in preparation for a new tram line in Trafford Park

Plans to ban nuisance passengers from buses and trams

Nuisance passengers could be banned from public transport in Greater Manchester under proposals to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Tram
TfGM

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is looking to apply for injunctions to stop repeat offenders from using the bus and tram network.

The case was considered by the Home Office Anti-Social Behaviour Advisory Board in February and a further application will be made to the home secretary for a final decision.

Currently bans can only be issued after criminal cases.

The fear of crime and anti-social behaviour is a key factor that can influence a person’s decision whether or not to use public transport, so tackling this issue is a clear strategic priority for us, the operators and police.

Andrew Fender, TfGM Committee chairman

Roads: Broken-down lorry closes M62 lane

BBC News Travel

One lane is closed due to a broken down lorry on the M62 westbound at junction 20, Rochdale. Traffic is coping well.

Care home owners fined £80k over 'dangerous, dirty' conditions

Two brothers who ran a care home where elderly residents lived in squalor have been fined more than £80,000.

Mossley Manor Care Home
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The men owned Mossley Manor Care Home in Liverpool,  which was shut  in 2015 after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found it to be "dangerous and dirty".

Amer Latif, 47, of Woolton, Liverpool, and 56-year-old Amjad Latif, of Altrincham, admitted 14 offences at Liverpool Magistrates' Court.

Judge Andrew Shaw said it was "a lack of care home, not a care home".

Four girls hospitalised after taking 'pink teddy bear' ecstasy pills

Four teenage girls have been hospitalised after taking "pink teddy bear" ecstasy pills in Wythenshawe.

Pills
FIONA MEASHAM / THE LOOP

The 13-year-olds took the Class A drug near to the Civic Centre shortly before 20:30 on Sunday, said police.

They were taken to hospital and are recovering at home after being discharged.

Officers executed a warrant at a house yesterday as part of the investigation. They are appealing for information.

We don’t know exactly what these particular tablets contain and I would urge you not to take them.

Det Insp Gareth Davies

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • A woman is arrested after a robbery in Burnage
  • Nuisance passengers could be banned from public transport in Greater Manchester
  • Manchester-born former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has suggested a comback

Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, between J20 for A50 and J19 for A556.

M6 Cheshire - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J20, A50 (Lymm Interchange) and J19, A556 (Knutsford), because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Roads: Delays cleared on M60 at Stockport Pyramid

BBC News Travel

Traffic has returned to normal and long delays have cleared on the M60 clockwise at junction 1, the Stockport Pyramid.

Hour-long delays on new road aimed at easing congestion

A £192m dual carriageway has been criticised after it took drivers more than an hour to travel from Bowdon to the M6 last night.

New road
Scott Fletcher

The new A556 bypass, which opened yesterday, connects the M6 at junction 19 near Knutsford with junction 7 of the M56 at Bowdon.  

Traffic lights on the roundabout at the M6 were slow to change meaning drivers were queueing in both directions.

Highways England built the new road to ease congestion on the route which carries more than 51,000 vehicles a day. It has been contacted for a comment.

Alan Newnes, chairman of the Mere Residents' Association, has welcomed the new road.

Roads: Long delays on M60 at Stockport Pyramid

BBC News Travel

There is slow traffic and long delays on the M60 clockwise at junction 1, the Stockport Pyramid. Congestion to junction 25, Bredbury.

Mum 'looked like car crash victim'

A mother looked like she had been "in a car crash" after a mastectomy, despite only having a series of benign growths, a court has heard.

Ian Paterson
Trinity Mirror

Ian Paterson performed the procedure on Marian Moran in 2004 at Parkway Hospital, Solihull, after she had found a number of lumps in her left breast.

She told jurors that Paterson told her the growths were pre-cancerous. They turned out to be "little warts".

Mr Paterson, of Castle Mill Lane, Ashley, Altrincham, denies 20 counts of wounding with intent.

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • A mother looked like she had been "in a car crash" after a mastectomy, despite only having a series of benign growths, a court hears
  • A new £192m dual carriageway is criticised after it took drivers more than an hour to travel from Bowdon to the M6 in Cheshire last night
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Tyrone Mings have until 18:00 to respond to charges of violent conduct

Weather: Dry with sunny spells

A dry and bright day with some sunny spells, especially in the morning. It will feel quite cool though. Highs of 8C.

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Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cheshire northbound severe disruption, between J17 for A534 Sandbach and J18 for A54 Middlewich.

M6 Cheshire - One lane blocked and queuing traffic on M6 northbound between J17, A534 (Sandbach) and J18, A54 (Middlewich), because of a broken down lorry.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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