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  1. More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Monday

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Our live coverage across the day

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.

Weather: Dry with clear spells

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Most parts will be dry with clear spells overnight.

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Watch: Manchester Day parade spectacle on Sunday

The annual Manchester Day parade takes place on Sunday with a multitude of colourful floats touring the city centre.

The parade begins in Liverpool Road at about 13:00 and concludes at about 14:30 in Exchange Square.

Two men fighting for lives after Moston street fight

Manchester Evening News

Manchester Evening News

Two men are fighting for their lives in hospital with serious injuries after reports of a ‘knife fight’ in Moston.

It’s understood the men were fighting with each other.

Watch: Appeal after death of dog in Stockport

The kennel was broken into and the dog vanished

Posthumous Viola Beach debut album to be released next month

BBC Newsbeat

Viola Beach's debut album is to be released next month on their own label, Fuller Beans Records.

Viola Beach

All four members of the band and their manager died after the car they were travelling in came off a road in Sweden and fell into a canal in February.

The group's family members have released a statement saying they wanted their music to be heard.

"We are tremendously proud of everything the boys achieved in such a short space of time," it says.

Travel: Delays on M60 slip road

BBC Travel

An entry slip road is closed on the M60 leading to slow traffic clockwise at junction 13 at Worsley.

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Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

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Travel: Broken-down lorry causes Mancunian Way delays

BBC Travel

There are delays on Mancunian Way in Manchester as a broken-down lorry has blocked an exit slip road.

There are queues on the eastbound carriageway.

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Stockport man among fans prevented from travelling to the Euros

A 27-year-old man from Stockport is among six football fans suspected of plotting trouble at Euro 2016 who have been prevented from travelling to France.

Port of Dover

Four people stopped at the Port of Dover on Wednesday were issued with court orders under Section 21A of the Football Spectators Act.

Another man was arrested at the port on suspicion of breaching bail conditions.

Manchester landlords could be ordered to buy licenses in crackdown on slum conditions

Manchester Evening News

Manchester Evening News

Landlords in Manchester’s worst housing blackspots could be ordered to buy a licence - in a bid to finally crack down on nightmare housing conditions, anti-social behaviour and overcrowding. 

Salford playground 'drug den' concerns raised by toddler's mother

A mother who took her toddler to their local playground was horrified to discover four men in a stupor surrounded by drug paraphernalia.

Manchester Evening News

Mandy Dickson said she placed her 20-month-old son Devon on a slide at Green Grosvenor Park in Salford so she could discreetly photograph the men.

She said the play area was littered with cannabis joints as well as a drug pipe.

Salford Council said it had begun an investigation and was working with Greater Manchester Police.

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

This afternoon's top stories:

Violan Beach debut album to be released posthumously

Warrington Guardian

Viola Beach will release their debut album posthumously next month.

The band's self-titled debut will be released via their own label Fuller Beans Records non July 29.

Band members Jack Dakin, Kris Leonard, River Reeves and Tomas Lowe and their manager Craig Tarry were tragically killed after a car crash in Sweden in February.

Stalybridge MP increases security for constituency surgery

The Stalybridge and Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds has said he will increase security at his constituency surgery today in the wake of the killing of his fellow MP Jo Cox.

Jonathan Reynolds

Other MPs have expressed concerns including Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk who has said police should review security for all MPs.  

Lightning strike grounds Manchester to Morocco plane

A plane has been forced to carry out an unexpected landing after being struck by lightning.  

The flight from Manchester Airport to Agadir in Morocco was diverted to London Gatwick less than an hour after take-off on Thursday.  

A passenger tweeted this photograph of emergency vehicles after the plane landed at Gatwick

The Thomson Airways Boeing 737-800 took off at 18:42 before being struck. A spokeswoman for the airline said it was an "extremely rare" event and the diversion was "precautionary". The flight later landed safely in Agadir.

The art of music explored in new exhibition

Colin Paterson

Entertainment Correspondent, BBC Radio 5 live

There is a referendum going on. The Artzu Gallery in Manchester is asking visitors to vote on which makes the better art – vinyl or cassettes.

Artzu Gallery

Founding member of The Specials, Horace Panter, is exhibiting his collection of Cassette art work – which focuses on cassettes used at legendary recording studios – Hansa in Berlin, Trident in London and New York’s Power Station.

Speaking at the launch, he told the BBC: "I am revering a mass produced, disposable piece of very early music technology. They held our memories and our favourite songs. 

"Also as a musician, they were the tools of the trade. You’d do your rough mix at the studio, take a cassette home and play it on your stereo at home. You’d decide which of the five takes was the best one."

Council concern over unauthorised car meets

A local council is holding a consultation about a possible Public Space Protection Order around Trafford Park after reports of up to 200 cars regularly congregating in the area.

Online videos show the vehicles being driven dangerously and at high speed.

Trafford Council say the move would protect visitors to the area.

Travel: Recovery work on M60 after accident

Rugby League: Warriors complete Burgess signing

BBC Sport

Wigan Warriors have confirmed Joe Burgess will return to the DW Stadium in December.

Joe Burgess
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The 21-year-old England international has signed a three-year deal.

He is currently with Australian side Sydney Roosters but has struggled to break into the starting line-up.

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

This afternoon's top stories:

  • Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk says a review of security for all MPs is needed following the death of Labour MP Jo Cox
  • A therapy to treat the cause of cystic fibrosis, trialled at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, will not be made available to 3,000 sufferers on the NHS after a health advisory body deemed the benefits were modest
  • Public sector jobs should be moved away from the city centre to the north of Greater Manchester to help reduce deprivation, according to the MP for Bury South

Cricket: Lancashire players receive England Women's call-up

Two Lancashire Thunder cricketers have been included in the England squad for the first two one-day internationals against Pakistan.

Kate Cross
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Danielle Wyatt
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Bowler Kate Cross and all-rounder Danielle Wyatt will face the tourists at Leicester on Monday, followed by a meeting at Worcester on Wednesday.

North West MPs pay tribute to colleague Jo Cox

Gull strikes helicopter forcing 800ft plunge

A seagull that crashed into a helicopter, smashing its windscreen, caused the aircraft to plunge 800ft and the captain to make a mayday call.

Pilot lands safe, seagull stuffed

Phil Robinson who was training Howard Stott, from Burnley, was able to safely land the machine at the City Airport and Heliport in Eccles following the drama above the skies of Bolton.

The bird smashed into the helicopter cockpit as it travelled at the equivalent of 100 miles per hour, hitting Mr Robinson and knocking the controls out of his hand as Mr Stott grabbed the bird.

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Weather: Thundery showers possible

BBC Weather

Heavy and thundery downpours could develop across southern parts of the region throughout the day.

Weather forecast

In between the showers there will be some sunny spells, with western parts seeing the best of the sunshine.

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NHS to fund cancer drug trialled at The Christie

Two pioneering cancer drugs which unleash the immune system to fight tumours are to be funded by the NHS in England.


In trials which took place at The Christie in Manchester, the combination therapy shrank the most aggressive type of skin cancer - melanoma - in most patients. 

The move to approve the drugs by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence is one of the fastest in NHS history and is likely to influence similar decisions elsewhere in the UK.

Jobs boost call for deprived areas

The MP for Bury South believes public sector jobs should be moved away from the city centre to the north of Greater Manchester to help reduce deprivation.

Oldham town centre

Ivan Lewis - who wants to be Labour's candidate in next year's mayoral election - says he would prioritise investment and job creation in Rochdale, Oldham and Tameside to reduce inequality.

Travel: Broken down vehicle closes one lane of M6

BBC Travel

One lane is closed on the southbound M6 between junction 19 Knutsford and junction 18, Middlewich, because of a broken down car.

Delays are expected.

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Route plans for Sunday's Manchester Day

Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

This morning's top stories:

  • The chief executive of Manchester City Council is predicting the city's skyline will undergo significant changes due to huge levels of investment 
  • Work on a footpath to remember soldiers from Greater Manchester who were killed during the Battle of the Somme is underway in Heaton Park
  • Super League side Wigan Warriors re-sign Joe Burgess on a three-year deal from Sydney Roosters

Somme memorial footpath work underway at Heaton Park

Schoolchildren from across Greater Manchester have begun working on a footpath to remember soldiers killed in the Battle of the Somme.

Battle of the Somme

The children are designing tiles that will carry the names of soldiers who died in the 1916 First World War battle. 

The path will be in Heaton Park - where many north west soldiers trained.

Cricket: Replacements eyed after Guptill departure

Lancashire head coach Ashley Giles says attempts will be made to strengthen the squad with the impending departure of Martin Guptill to international duty.

Martin Guptill
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Guptill is expected to feature over the next three weeks before returning to New Zealand duty.

Greater Manchester MP calls for public support after Jo Cox death

The Labour MP for Oldham and Royton has told BBC Radio Manchester that MPs should not always be the target of people's frustrations.

Jo Cox

It comes after MP for Batley and Spen Jo Cox died after she was attacked during a surgery yesterday.

Jim McMahon says it is easy to forget MPs have lives outside their day job.

Regeneration offers massive opportunities, says council chief

The chief executive of Manchester City Council has predicted the city's skyline will be unrecognisable in five years because of the huge levels of investment.

Manchester Victoria

Plans have been submitted to regenerate sites on the edge of the city centre, including the area round Victoria Station, the old Granada TV studios and on land close to Deansgate Station. 

The plans include several tower blocks - one of which will be almost as high as the tallest building at Canary Wharf in London.

Sir Howard Bernstein believes it is a sign investors want to come to the region.

Rugby League: Victory delight for Wigan coach Wane

BBC Sport

Wigan have moved level on points with Super League leaders Hull FC after a narrow win over Widnes.

Shaun Wane
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Joshua Charnley broke the deadlock with his 16th try of the season to help Shaun Wane's side to a 7-nil victory.

"We were brave and showed lots of desire and I've just said all those things to the players," said Wane after the game.

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