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By Rachael Connors

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

Weather: Dry night with clear spells

BBC Weather

Showers will ease during the evening, to leave a dry night across all parts with clear spells and winds falling light.

Weather forecast

It will turn fairly chilly in rural parts.

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Coming up

Annabel Tiffin

Presenter, BBC North West Tonight

On North West Tonight at 19:30:

  • Mass resignations from our local Labour MPs as Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet is hit for six
  • A huge fire which gutted a former stately home in Cheshire over the weekend is being investigated by police

TV appeal over brutal beating that left Tonge Moor man with half a skull

Bolton News

The Bolton News

A television appeal has been launched for information about a "savage attack" in Bolton that left a man having a large section of his skull removed.   

Man attacked and robbed in Manchester city centre

Police have released CCTV footage after a man was attacked and robbed in Manchester city centre. 

Beaver St

A 19-year-old man who had lost his friend was approached by two men on Beaver Street between 01:15 and 01:40 on Friday 27 May, police said.

They said they would help him, guided him to an alleyway, punched him in the face and stole his cash and iPhone, then ran away. 

Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

This afternoon's top stories:

  • Salford and Eccles MP Rebecca Long Bailey is named in Jeremy Corbyn's new shadow cabinet
  • The leader of Manchester City Council Sir Richard Leese is calling on David Cameron's successor as prime minister to continue investing in the North of England  
  • A smart ticket system which will work on both buses and trams in Greater Manchester is to be launched next year

Football: Former England keeper Kirkland joins Bury

Bury have signed former Liverpool & Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Chris Kirkland on a 12-month contract.

Chris Kirkland
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Kirkland spent last season with Championship club Preston North End.

Drugs charge after heroin and cannabis find

A man has been charged after drugs worth about £1m were seized in Wythenshawe.

Michael Woods, 47, of Bisley Avenue, Wythenshawe has been charged with possession with intent to supply.

He has been remanded to appear at Manchester Crown Court on 22 July 2016.

Rugby Union: Sale sign ex-Cardiff Blues lock Reed

BBC Sport

Sale Sharks have signed Wales and former Cardiff Blues second row Lou Reed on a two-year deal.

Lou Reed
Sale Sharks

The 28-year-old, who won the last of his five Wales caps in 2013, started his career at Scarlets and had been with the Blues for four years.

Travel: Long delays on M62 after lorry accident

BBC Travel

There are long delays on westbound M62 between junction 12, Eccles Interchange, and junction 11, Birchwood, because of an earlier accident involving a lorry.

All lanes have been re-opened.

Congestion on M60 to junction 15 of the M61, Swinton Interchange.

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Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

This afternoon's top stories: 

  • Jeremy Corbyn appoints a new shadow cabinet but more ministers resign including three from Greater Manchester
  • Tatton MP and Chancellor George Osborne says Britain is "open for business" following last week's referendum - but he admits the days ahead will not be "plain sailing".
  • Post-Brexit, the Manchester City Council Leader Sir Richard Leese is calling on the next Prime Minister to continue investing in the North of England

Path laid for Battle of the Somme commemoration

Stretford and Urmston MP's Kate Green's letter of resignation

Weather: Fine and mostly dry

Staying largely fine with variable cloud amounts and sunny spells this afternoon. 


There will be a few showers around but they should clear away fairly quickly.

Smart ticketing scheme to expand

A smart ticket system which will work on both buses and trams in Greater Manchester is to be launched next year.

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It is an expansion of the local Get Me There card, which already operates on buses and the Get Me There App which operates on Metrolink. 

Interim Mayor of Greater Manchester, Tony Lloyd, says they want to implement the scheme as quickly as possible.

Greater Manchester MPs among those resigning shadow cabinet

Kevin Fitzpatrick

BBC Radio Manchester journalist

More than half of the shadow cabinet has now resigned including three Greater Manchester Labour MPs in a row over Jeremy Corbyn's leadership. 

This Labour crisis shows no sign of abating. Stretford and Urmston MP Kate Green is among the latest to go, leaving her position of Shadow Women and Equalities minister. 

She followed Manchester Central MP Lucy Powell and Wigan MP Lisa Nandy who says the situation at the top of the party is "unsustainable". Mr Corbyn though remains adamant he is going nowhere. 

Watch: Aerial footage of damage to Daresbury manor house

Chris Digata captured this video of the aftermath of a fire at Daresbury Hall in Cheshire.  

The empty Grade II-listed building was the scene of a blaze which broke out on Saturday night.  

Vandalised Sale school garden restored

A school garden in Sale which was vandalised last week is now being restored thanks to the generosity of the local community. 

Plants at Lime Tree Primary, which the children were preparing to exhibit at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton next month, were destroyed during the break in.

The local community has rallied together to try and help them.   

Watch: Ramadan fasting experiences shared

Muslims in Manchester have been sharing their experiences of Ramadan. They were filmed at the Ramadan Tent Project, which aims to unite communities by sharing a meal. 

Man stuck on sweltering plane for four hours delayed again on same flight

Manchester Evening News

Manchester Evening News

A father and son who were left to swelter on a broken down plane for four hours before being told the flight was cancelled have been delayed yet again... on the EXACT SAME flight.  

Manchester to Buxton rail line back to normal

A rail line between Manchester and Buxton, which was closed by a landslip, is now operating as normal. 

Flash floods washed away about 6,000 tonnes of earth when two inches of rain fell in just two hours.  

Silence for Tunisia beach attack victims

Warrington will be observing a one minute silence later to remember the victims of the Tunisia beach attack one year on.

Tunisia beach attack

Staff at Warrington council buildings will join others around the country in observing the silence on the one year anniversary of the attack where 38 people died.

Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

This afternoon's top stories: 

  • The value of the pound and shares in banks, building firms, and some estate agents and airlines continues to fall following the EU referendum result despite the Chancellor and Tatton MP George Osborne's efforts to calm the financial markets
  • Services on Greater Manchester's Metrolink tram system face disruption this summer after major construction work began

Primary children thank locals who helped after plants destroyed

Wigan MP latest to resign from shadow cabinet

Wigan MP Lisa Nandy, the shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary, has told the BBC she has resigned from the shadow cabinet.

Lisa Nandy

Owen Smith, the Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary has also revealed he has resigned amid walkouts from shadow ministers following the EU referendum result.

Smith said Jeremy Corbyn could be leading the party towards a formal split - and possibly the emergence of a new party. 

Euro 2016: Underestimate the Iceland team at your peril - Gretar Steinsson

Bolton News

The Bolton News

The former Wanderers full-back Gretar Steinsson has dismissed the underdog tag given to Lars Lagerback’s team as they meet England in Nice tonight for a place in the quarter-finals.  

CCTV of alleged stiletto attacker

Police have released a CCTV image after a woman was attacked with a stiletto heel at Yates's wine lodge in Manchester.

Greater Manchester Police

An altercation broke out on the dance floor on 16 April and a 21-year-old was struck on the head, police said. 

The woman was treated for a head injury in hospital and has a permanent scar on her forehead.

This was a vicious attack and there may have been a lot of people around the area at the time of the assault. If you saw what happened, you may have information that could help us track down the person that did this.

Detective Constable Tom MunneryGreater Manchester Police

Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

This morning's top stories:

  • The Chancellor George Osborne spoke for the first time since the EU referendum this morning, saying Britain was still open for business and ready to face the future "from a position of strength" 
  • Salford and Eccles MP Rebecca Long Bailey is made Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury after Jeremy Corbyn unveiled a new team following resignations
  • A smart ticket system which will work on both buses and trams in Greater Manchester will be launched next year

Summer of major disruption for Manchester Metrolink services

Services on Greater Manchester's Metrolink tram system are facing disruption this summer after major construction work began on Sunday.


No tram services are running through St Peter's Square while a larger tram stop is built.

Major track renewal on the Eccles Line also means no trams on the line to MediaCityUK until early August and to Eccles until the end of that month.

Watch: artist Paul Trevillion reprises his Pele 'trick' drawing

A sketch dubbed the 'Pelephant' - an elephant and football legend Pele - is on show at The National Football Museum in Manchester.  

Paul Trevillion reprises his Pele trick

Euro 2016: Gary Cahill says 'dangerous Iceland have nothing to lose'

BBC Sport

Former Bolton Wanderers centre-back Gary Cahill says the England team consider Iceland to be "dangerous" opponents in their last-16 match.

Gary Cahill
BBC Sport

He said the European Championship debutants have "nothing to lose".  

Three-weekly bin collections for Oldham

Oldham is set to become the latest place in Greater Manchester to reduce bin collections to once every three weeks. 


Green bins for food and garden waste will still be emptied every week but all other bins will go three-weekly. 

The plan, which could save £3m over the next two years, is due to be signed off at a cabinet meeting tonight.    

Long-Bailey joins Labour top team after resignations

A Salford and Eccles MP has been promoted to the shadow cabinet as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has announced a new top team, following a wave of resignations in protest at his leadership.   

Jeremy Corbyn
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Mr Corbyn lost 12 of his shadow cabinet on Sunday and four shadow ministers on Monday - with most criticising his performance in the EU referendum.

Rebecca Long-Bailey becomes shadow chief secretary to the Treasury, former shadow defence secretary Emily Thornberry will replace Hilary Benn, who was sacked as shadow foreign secretary in the early hours of Sunday and Diane Abbott replaces Heidi Alexander, who quit as shadow health secretary.