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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday 6 June
  2. More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Tuesday 7 June

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Live updates for 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: Muggy night in store

BBC Weather

The sunshine should continue into the evening, but it may be a muggy night as temperatures remain high.

BBC weather
BBC

Any showers will ease into the night, leaving plenty of dry and clear weather with a few mist patches forming in places.

Coming up

Annabel Tiffin

Presenter, BBC North West Tonight

On North West Tonight at 18:30:

  • A puppy breeder who made more than £500,000 selling sick dogs is told to pay back some of her ill-gotten gains
  • A youngster with limited vision walks from London to Manchester to raise awareness about what it is like to be visually impaired

Travel: Accident closes two lanes of M60

BBC Travel

Two lanes of the clockwise M60 between junction 16 Pendlebury and junction 17, Prestwich, are closed because of an accident and recovery work.

Congestion is stretching back to junction 10, at the Trafford Centre.

More from BBC Travel 

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

This afternoon's top stories:

Wigan care home rated 'inadequate' by inspectors

A care home in Wigan has been rated inadequate fby the Care Quality Commission.

Acorns Care Centre
Google

Inspectors found staffing levels at the Acorns Care Centre in Hindley failed to meet people's needs, and the home has now been placed in special measures. 

The centre said it was working with the local authority to address the issues raised.

Watch: Youngster with limited vision completes 180-mile charity walk

Alicia walked from Wembley to Old Trafford blindfolded

University awarded prestigious accolade by Queen

Manchester University has been awarded a Regius Professorship by the Queen as part of her 90th birthday celebrations.

The award was given in recognition of the "exceptional quality" of advanced materials research and teaching.

It is one of only 14 such appointments since the reign of Queen Victoria, although 12 were made to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

Weather: Staying dry and clear

Tonight will remain dry and clear with a few mist patches forming in places.

Weather forecast
BBC Weather

Feeling muggy for many with temperatures above normal.

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Points failure at Derker causes severe delays on trams

Latest headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

This afternoon's top stories:

  • Police say a 13-year-old boy who almost drowned in a canal in Middleton is in a critical condition as they begin an investigation
  • An Oldham woman has been ordered to pay back thousands of pounds after she illegally imported sick puppies and sold them to unsuspecting families
  • An employment tribunal has heard claims the Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho swore at the Chelsea club doctor during an incident which led to her being removed from first team duties

'Longest' Ramadan in 33 years begins

BBC News UK

Muslims in the UK are facing the "longest" Ramadan in 33 years, as the holy month coincides with the summer solstice, meaning long days of fasting.

Many Muslims will not eat or drink water during daylight, which this year can last about 19 hours in the UK.

Muslims pray
BBC

Ramadan is determined by the lunar cycle and will run from 6 June to about 5 July, but the timing shifts each year in relation to the Western calendar.

Family return from break to find burglars had set fire to home

Manchester Evening News

Manchester Evening News

A family returned from a weekend break to find that burglars had set fire to their house.

Martyn Standage, 60, was on a break with his wife and daughter when he got a call from a neighbour to say their detached bungalow was ablaze.

Tribute to newlywed who died in speedboat tragedy

Paul Burnell

Reporter, BBC News Online

A newlywed who was killed when a speedboat capsized during her honeymoon in Thailand was "warm, family-oriented and loving", her husband has said.

Monica O'Cpnnor and Tim O'Connor
Tim O'Connor/Johnny Draper

Monica O'Connor, 28, was among three people who died after the boat overturned near the island of Koh Samui.

Her husband Tim O'Connor, from Sale, Greater Manchester, survived the accident on 26 May.  

Boy in critical condition after nearly drowning in canal in Middleton

A 13-year-old boy is in a critical condition after nearly drowning in a canal, prompting a police investigation.

Rochdale Canal
David Dixon

Emergency services were called to Boarshaw Clough Way, Middleton at 20:07 on Sunday and rescued the boy from the Rochdale Canal.

He was resuscitated on the towpath before being taken to hospital.

Maxine Peake at Manchester Histories Festival

Weather: Enjoy the sun... while it lasts

Sun worshippers will do well to make the most of today's brilliant weather - as it will all change tomorrow for parts of the region with a Met Office yellow alert for rain.  

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Eleven-year-old walks 180 miles while blindfolded for charity

Pep Guardiola's first game in charge of Man City is next month

Puppy farmer ordered to pay back £9,000

Dave Guest

Chief reporter, BBC North West Tonight

A woman who was jailed last month for importing sick puppies and selling them to unsuspecting buyers has been ordered to pay back £9,000.

Manchester Crown Court heard that Grace Banks, 29, from Oldham, had made more than £500,000 from the scam, but had less than £9,000 available to pay back.

She was jailed for nine months on 6 May after she was found guilty of animal cruelty and fraud.

Don't swim in reservoirs warning in heatwave

Rugby players examined in concussion study

BBC Sport

Former England internationals will take part in a study examining the potential effects of concussion on the brain.

Injured Dylan Hartley
AP

About 200 ex-players aged over 50 will be tested, comparing their neurological health with a separate study of the general population.  

High UV levels today in the sunshine

Latest headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

This lunchtime's top stories:

  • Police say a 13-year-old boy who almost drowned in a canal in Middleton is in a critical condition as they begin an investigation
  • A coach driver and a lorry driver have been taken to hospital after a crash on the M62 near Rochdale
  • Almost 300,000 unpaid carers in Greater Manchester risk their health and life changes being damaged by a lack of support, a charity claims

Travel: Bus passengers urged to check routes

All lanes re-open after M60 collision

Football: Jose Mourinho watches his first win at Old Trafford

BBC Newsbeat

Jose Mourinho watched his first win at Old Trafford as England beat the Rest of the World 3-2 in the Soccer Aid charity match.

Jose Mourinho
BBC

Sam Allardyce and Robbie Williams were in charge for the home side as they overturned a losing scoreline to win.  

Police investigate after boy, 13, almost drowns in Middleton canal

A 13-year-old boy almost drowned in a canal in Middleton on Sunday night, prompting a police investigation.

Emergency services were called to Boarshaw Clough Way and recovered the boy from the water, before taking him to hospital where his condition is believed to be critical, police said.

Insp Andy Butterworth said officers are investigating how the boy came to fall into the water and are appealing for witnesses.

Station renamed Victoria Wood Station in one-hour tribute to comedian

Manchester's Victoria Station became Victoria Wood Station for an hour at the weekend as hundreds of fans celebrated the comedian's life.

Tribute to Victoria Wood at station
BBC

Many dressed up as her characters, with copies of Woman's Weekly, remembered for its "beat me on the bottom" mention in The Ballad of Barry and Freda.

The event also raised money for a children's music therapy charity, of which Victoria Wood was a patron.

Travel: Severe delays continue after M62 accident

BBC Travel

Severe delays and queuing traffic are continuing to affect the M62 following a crash that left a coach driver and a lorry driver in hospital.

The accident happened near Junction 20 for Rochdale, and congestion is stretching back as far as Junction 12 at the Eccles Interchange.

The drivers appeared to have suffered minor injuries, Greater Manchester Police said.

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Manchester to be hottest city in the country today

Manchester Evening News

Manchester Evening News

Sizzling Manchester is set to be hotter than Madrid today after a weekend of glorious sunshine.

And with temperatures poised to peak at 26C this afternoon, the Met Office has predicted that the city could be the warmest in the country.  

Travel: M62 near Rochdale clear after earlier accident

Latest headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

This morning's top stories:

  • A coach driver and a lorry driver have been taken to hospital after a crash on the M62 near Rochdale
  • A 13-year-old boy is being treated in hospital after he got into difficulties in a canal in Middleton
  • There are almost 300,000 unpaid carers in Greater Manchester and their health and life chances are being damaged by a lack of support, a charity has claimed

Football: Ryan Giggs 'will not be new Bolton manager'

New northern ambulance alliance created

The ambulance service that covers Manchester plans to work more closely with two others from the north of England.

Ambulance generic
BBC

The North West Ambulance Service says it plans to collaborate with counterparts in Yorkshire and the North East by forming the Northern Ambulance Alliance. 

In a statement, the North West Ambulance Service stressed that the move is not a merger and ambulance crews will only work within their own areas.

Police warning to drink-drivers after collision

Man sought for robbery and breaching court order

Greater Manchester Police are searching for a 35-year-old man with links to Partington and Sale who is wanted for two robberies in Altrincham and breaching a restraining order.

Billy Junior Woods
Greater Manchester Police

Billy Junior Woods was released from prison in March but has failed to attend probation appointments.