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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 updates from across the region.

Weather: Showers continuing but should ease later

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC Weather

Showers will continue to blight the region into the evening but showers should ease. Highs of 18C.

It will feel fresher in the early hours.

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Football: Manchester City turn down league trophy invite

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Manchester City will not field a team in the 2016-17 Football League Trophy.

Manchester City complex
Reuters

City are one of 16 clubs invited to enter an under-21 team in the competition - previously known as the Johnstone's Paint Trophy - due to their category one academy status.

They agree with the concept but early rounds of the competition clash with international Under-21 games.

Uncle angered by gang's sentences

Oldham Evening Chronicle

Oldham Evening Chronicle

The uncle of a 16-year-old boy who was scarred for life after being tortured with a hot iron and sexually assaulted says the sentences handed to his attackers are not long enough for him to rebuild his life.

Fatal car crash wreckage taken to Parliament

The parents of a man killed when his car was hit at high speed have put the wreckage on display at Westminster as part of a campaign for tougher sentences by road safety charity Brake.

Car wreckage
Brake

Joseph Brown-Lartey died as his vehicle was split in half by a car driven by Addil Haroon in Rochdale in 2014.

Haroon, then 18, drove through a red light in a residential area at 80mph and was later jailed for six years.

Mr Brown-Lartey's father said it was like being "kicked in the teeth twice".

Travel: Lorry crash causes long delays and closes two lanes of M62

BBC Travel

A crash involving two lorries has caused long delays on the M62 westbound at junction 20 at Rochdale.

Congestion is stretching back to junction 22 at RIshworth Moor.

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Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • A 13-year-old boy remains in a critical condition after taking an unknown drug, believed to be esctasy in Timperley
  • A quarter of Roman Catholic churches in Greater Manchester are earmarked for closure by the Salford Diocese
  • An archaeological dig is under way in Marple at the former home of Samuel Oldknow, who built the world's largest cotton mill

Flood protection upgrade for Salford homes

Around 300 homes in central Salford are to be upgraded over the next few months, to protect them from a repeat of the Boxing Day floods.

Central Salford suffered its worst flooding since 1946
BBC

Many of the properties in Lower Broughton have already had new kitchens, skirting boards and vinyl floors. 

Up to £5,000 is to be spent on each home to install defences such as flood resistant doors and to make external walls waterproof, Salix Homes said.

'Shy and unassuming' man died in M62 crash

A man who died in a crash on the M62 has been described as "shy and unassuming", by his family.

Noreen and Darren Walmsley
Family of Darren Walmsley

Darren Walmsley, 51, died after his car crashed with a lorry before going through the central reservation and hitting another car and two lorries at junction 21, near Rochdale, on 4 July.

Mr Wamsley's family said he was a "quiet, shy and unassuming man" who was "good company, quick to smile and laugh". He was devoted to his wife of 25 years, Noreen and his daughter Melanie, the statement added.

Travel: Delays on trains between Wigan Wallgate and Kirkby

BBC Travel

A broken-down train means there are delays of up to an hour on Northern services between Wigan Wallgate and Kirkby.

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Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • A man admits stabbing a student to death in what police are treating as a transphobic hate crime
  • A man is arrested after scrap metal was stolen from the site of a huge explosion that left four people dead at a wood flour mill
  •  A 13-year-old boy remains in a critical condition after taking an unknown drug, believed to be ecstasy

A quarter of Roman Catholic churches earmarked for closure

A quarter of 128 Roman Catholic churches in Greater Manchester have been earmarked for closure by the diocese of Salford.

St Augustine's RC Church
Google

The diocese has launched a consultation until 14 October and parishioners are being asked for opinions on where "pruning" should take place.

Among the 33 churches facing closure is St Augustine's Oxford Road, which was rebuilt in the 1960s following its destruction in the 1940 Christmas Blitz.

Artist reveals take on Oldham market - with fruit and veg painting

An artist has revealed his latest creation at Oldham market - a painting of the fruit and veg section.

Oldham Market
Hugh Winterbottom

Hugh Winterbottom painting follows the opening of his recent exhibition "Just Now The Now The NORTH" at the Salford Museum and Art Gallery.

Boy, 13, remains critical after 'taking ecstasy'

A 13-year-old boy remains in a critical condition after taking an unknown drug, believed to be ecstasy.

Timperley Metro station
Google

The teenager was taken to hospital after he was discovered by police at Timperley Metrolink station on Saturday afternoon. 

Police believe he may have taken MDMA or ecstasy but are still working to establish the facts.

Police  have warned anyone who may have taken the drug to seek medical attention.

Weather: Cloudy but showers should cease

BBC Weather

It is cloudy but the showery rain should slowly ease and there is a chance later of some brighter spells in place.

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Man admits 'transphobic' student murder in Salford

A man has admitted stabbing a student to death in what police are treating as a transphobic hate crime.

William Lound
North News

University of Salford student William Lound, 30, was discovered with multiple stab injuries at his flat in Bramall Court halls of residence on 8 February.

Lee Arnold, 36, of no fixed address, admitted murder at Manchester's Minshull Street Crown Court. 

Appearing via video link from Ashworth Hospital, he was remanded in custody and will be sentenced next month.

Warrington seal spotted again

Warrington Guardian

It's been a while since any sightings have been reported but at the weekend Warrington's seal kept plenty of readers entertained.

Man arrested over scrap metal theft at Bosley mill blast site

A man has been arrested after scrap metal was stolen from the site of a huge explosion that left four people dead at a wood flour mill.

Bosley Mill scrap metal
Cheshire Police

Derek Moore, Jason Shingler, William Banks and Dorothy Bailey, all died at the Wood Treatment Ltd plant following the blast in Bosley, Cheshire, on 17 July last year.

Derek Moore, Dorothy Bailey, Jason Shingler and William Barks were killed in the explosion
Cheshire Police

A 32-year-old man from Kidsgrove, Staffordshire, has been arrested on suspicion of theft. Police are appealing for information and also want to talk to three other men seen leaving the site.  

Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • A dog that "saved the life" of a former Bolton and England footballer is honoured by the RSPCA
  • A man is arrested after scrap metal was stolen from the site of a mill where four people were killed in an explosion a year ago
  • A 92-year-old driver was "distracted by a group of young ladies" when he drove on to tram tracks in Manchester, police say

Woman in court on attempted murder charge after baby found in hospital toilets

A woman has appeared in court accused of attempting to murder a newborn baby found unconscious in the toilets of a hospital in Greater Manchester.

Wigan Infirmary
Google

The baby boy was found at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan on Wednesday.

Orsolya Anmaria Balogh, 26, was remanded in custody by Manchester magistrates on Saturday to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on 5 August.

Tram track driver, 92, 'distracted by young ladies'

A 92-year-old man was "distracted by a group of young ladies" when he drove on to tram tracks in Manchester city centre.

He was stranded for more than an hour at Victoria Station at about 01:31 on Sunday after his Nissan Note got stuck on lines, Greater Manchester Police said.

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The driver was taken home by his son, nobody was injured and no charges have been brought, police added.

A Transport for Greater Manchester spokesman said: "We have never had a report of this happening at Victoria, this is very much a one off incident.

Trams at Victoria Station
BBC

Ex-England star's dog honoured for bog rescue

A dog belonging to a former England and Bolton player has been honoured for helping to "save his life" following a bog fall.

Melissa Fury and Susie
RSPCA

Ex-footballer Tommy Banks, 86, had been missing for six hours after falling into a bog on land in Blackleach Country Park, Walkden, in freezing weather in February.  

He was discovered when his dog Susie, who sat with him the entire time, barked and alerted the police. The RSPCA said it is unclear whether "anyone would have been able to find him if she hadn’t been there".

Banks (pictured below tackling Sir Bobby Charlton in the 1958 FA Cup Final against Manchester United) said: "Some might say she is like Lassie - but to me she is simply my best friend."

Tommy Banks and Bobby Charlton
Getty Images

Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • A dog that "saved the life" of a former Bolton and England footballer is honoured by the RSPCA
  • A 92-year-old driver was "distracted by a group of young ladies" when he drove on to tram tracks in Manchester, police say

Rugby League: Wigan Warriors full-back agrees new contract

Nathan Middleton

BBC Sport

Wigan Warriors full back Lewis Tierney has signed a contract extension with the Warriors which will run until November 2019.

Lewis Tierney has five tries in his 14 appearances this season
Rex Features

The 21-year-old, who has also played on the wing, has progressed through Wigan's youth system.

Tierney is the son of former England dual-code international Jason Robinson, who also played for the Warriors.

A man in 'very serious' condition in hospital after being attacked with 'chains and hammers'

Bolton News

The Bolton News

A man is in a serious condition in hospital after being attacked by a gang with chains and hammers in the street.

Fire breaks out at former student accommodation in Salford

A fire has broken out at former student accommodation in Salford.

Castle Irwell
@salfordsu

Fifty firefighters have been tackling the blaze which spread across the whole of the two storey Castle Irwell building in Cromwell Road. 

It started at about 20:30 on Sunday and plumes of smoke could soon be seen across the city.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said it is not thought anyone was inside the building which has been empty for some time.

Dead driver's mangled car to be displayed outside Parliament

The wreckage of a dead driver's car will go on display outside Parliament later to support a campaign by road safety charity Brake.

Mangled car
Greater Manchester Police

Joseph Brown-Lartey died as his vehicle was split in half by a car driven by Addil Haroon in Rochdale in 2014.

Joseph Brown-Lartey
Greater Manchester Police

The crash happened as Haroon (pictured below), then 18, drove through a red light in a residential area at 80mph.

Haroon was later jailed for six years, but Mr Brown-Lartey's family support a Brake campaign for tougher sentences.

Addil Haroon/speedometer
GMP

Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Fire crews are still tackling a major blaze at former student accommodation in Salford
  • Metrolink is experiencing major delays after an overrunning IT upgrade put the tram network out of action

Travel: Severe delays on Metrolink services

BBC Travel

There are severe delays on the Metrolink system after an overrunning IT upgrade put the tram network out of action.

Metrolink said a full service has been resumed but has warned passengers to expect major delays.

Tickets being accepted on local bus routes.

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Weather: Cloudy but brightening up later

BBC Weather

Cloudy with widespread showers at first, but some brightness later. 

It will be unsettled and noticeably breezy, with widespread showers, which could possibly be thundery or heavy at times.

After a cloudy start some brighter spells are likely to develop by the afternoon.

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