Live updates for 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.
- Updates on Monday 18 July
It will be a warm, muggy and uncomfortable night with light winds.
Some patchy cloud may develop in places later in the night.
Oldham Athletic FC have signed central defender Cameron Burgess on loan from Fulham FC until January.
Jewellery of "significant sentimental value" was stolen during a burglary in Gatley, police said.
Thieves broke into a home off Church Road between 1 and 4 July and stole jewellery and model cars which had been collected for 40 years.
Police said the theft caused "a great deal of emotional distress" and urged anyone with information to contact them.
A 6ft carpet python found barely alive and dumped near a Manchester city bar has found a new home.
Adam Edwards, manager of Kiki bar, helped look after the snake before she was re-homed by a friend of the bar staff.
The RSPCA is investigating how she was dumped after CCTV images emerged.
A man has been shot with a BB gun in Oldham, Greater Manchester Police said.
The man parked his car outside his house on Warren Lane in Glodwick on Friday night, when he was approached by a man wearing a balaclava demanding money.
He shot the man several times - before running off. Police are appealing for witnesses.
Fifteen people have now been jailed for smuggling a million pounds worth of drugs across the North West.
The operation was masterminded by Patrick White, from his prison cell at HMP Risley near Warrington, using illegally held mobile phones.
A total of 15 people have now admitted their part in the operation - and have been sentenced to a total of almost 95 years.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of assault after a fight in the city centre.
A man is kayaking 100 miles with his pet dog, Max to raise funds for the RSPCA.
John Oakley's journey from Goole, near Hull, will end in Warrington.
Manchester Evening News
Manchester Evening News
Manchester has confirmed it will bid to be the European Youth Capital in 2019.
Those behind the attempt say they want to "transform the image and aspirations" of young people in the city.
Manchester failed in its bid for 2018 - but had good feedback, so is trying again.
A new combined fire and ambulance station for Wigan has been approved by the council.
The existing fire station at Robin Park Road - close to the town centre - will be demolished before being replaced with a new building on the same site.
Once the new base is completed, firefighters and paramedics will work side by side from next summer.
- Leaders of five combined authorities, including Greater Manchester, write to the prime minister saying the north of England needs a "strong voice" in Brexit negotiations
- Fifteen people are jailed for smuggling a million pounds' worth of drugs across the North West
- A six foot-long (1.8m) snake finds a new home after being dumped in a bin in Manchester city centre.
Three armed men broke into a woman’s home in Rochdale before threatening her in her own bed, Greater Manchester Police said.
They smashed a door at a house on Franklin Street and went upstairs before threatening the woman - aged in her 30s - with hammers and demanded money.
The men were white and spoke with local accents. They were wearing black woollen balaclavas. They stole the woman’s purse and some jewellery.
This incident has had a profound effect on the victim. She was not injured, but has been stripped of her sense of security within her own home and it is going to take some time for her to deal with what happened that morning.
A week-long amnesty on psychoactive substances has begun in Greater Manchester with drop-off points at police stations.
The drugs, previously known as 'legal highs' until they were outlawed in May, have been linked to serious health problems.
Assistant Chief Constable Rob Potts said: “Calling these drugs ‘legal highs’ gives a false impression to the public and puts lives at risk."
He said the amnesty "provides an ideal opportunity for anyone to dispose of these illegal drugs safely" at police stations.
Former Manchester United midfielder turned pundit Ray Wilkins is being treated at a rehabilitation centre for alcoholism, a court has heard.
He was due to face magistrates in Uxbridge, west London, on Monday accused of drink-driving.
But after the 59-year-old failed to appear, his barrister said he could not attend because he was on a 28-day residential rehabilitation course at the Priory Hospital in Woking, Surrey.
A six foot-long (1.8m) snake has been found a new home after being dumped in a bin in Manchester city centre.
Staff from Kiki Bar in Canal Street discovered the Australian carpet python coiled up inside a plastic box in a bin bag early on Sunday.
CCTV footage suggested the reptile may have been dumped by a man at about 14:00 BST on Saturday.
Conservative MP Andrew Percy has been appointed as the new Northern Powerhouse minister by Prime Minister Theresa May.
The MP for Brigg and Goole replaces Stockton South MP James Wharton, who has moved to the Department for International Development.
Drone footage shows the dramatic demolition of a car park in Hobson Street in Oldham.
BBC business reporter
The new transport secretary Chris Grayling says he does not intend to scrap the high-speed HS2 rail project.
The initial plan is for a new line from London to Birmingham, with later extensions to Manchester and Leeds.
The Stop HS2 campaign group had called on Mr Grayling to urgently review the project on cost grounds, and the effect on towns and cities near the route but Mr Grayling told BBC Radio 4's The World This Weekend: "I have no plans to back away from the HS2 project."
A 6ft python found dumped and barely alive near a Manchester city centre bar is recovering as the RSPCA investigate.
The female Australian carpet snake was found near Kiki bar in Canal Street early on Sunday.
CCTV footage showed the snake had been dumped at about 14:00 on Saturday.
Happily, bar manager Adam Edwards said she has found a new home with a friend of the bar staff, as an appeal has gone out to find the person who dumped her.
Leigh Centurions have signed Catalans Dragons forward Antoni Maria on a two-year contract, it has been announced.
The player will join the club at the end of this season.
North West Motorway Police have tweeted a picture of the aftermath of an overturned caravan on the northbound M6 in Cheshire, near Lymm, which is causing severe congestion.
They warned drivers that officers are recording details of drivers using mobile phones as they pass the scene.
Leaders of five combined authorities have written to the prime minister saying the north of England needs a "strong voice" in Brexit negotiations.
The letter was signed by leaders from Greater Manchester, Liverpool, North East, Sheffield, and West Yorkshire combined authorities.
It requested a meeting with Theresa May, who has not yet commented, "at her earliest convenience".
A new community fire and ambulance station will be built in Wigan after the plans were given the go-ahead by the local authority. It is expected to open in summer 2017.
An overturned caravan is blocking three lanes of the M6 northbound in Cheshire between junction 20 at Lymm and junction 21 at Woolston.
Congestion is stretching back to junction 19 at Knutsford.
The leaders of the combined authorities in Manchester and Liverpool are among the councils in the north to write to the prime minister, saying their voices must be heard in Brexit talks.
In a letter to Theresa May, they made it clear that "with an economy stronger than that of Scotland's and a population greater than London's", the north will "not be ignored" during Brexit negotiations.
Tony Lloyd, interim Mayor of Greater Manchester says he is happy to host the meeting in the "very near future".
- Anti-nuclear demonstrators in Manchester have staged a protest against Trident and unfurled a banner above Princess Parkway in Hulme
- A week-long amnesty on psychoactive substances, previously known as legal highs until they were outlawed, begins in Greater Manchester
- A teenager's been bailed after his arrest over the theft of phones from three students who were playing Pokemon Go in Hulme Park on Friday
Thanks to Richard Bullock who sent this footage of firefighters tackling a blaze at a former Art Deco cinema in Gatley, Stockport.
The blaze broke out at about 16:00 on Sunday at the disused Tatton Cinema and is being investigated by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.
Oldham Evening Chronicle
Oldham Evening Chronicle
Stockport golfer Josie Plowman, 11, only took up the sport three years ago and has qualified for the US Children's World Golf Championships.
She is pictured putting with her Dad.
There are continuing long delays on the M60 anti-clockwise on an exit slip road at junction 5 at Princess Parkway, because of an earlier overturned lorry and emergency repairs.
Congestion is stretching back to junction 7 at Stretford.
A teenager has been arrested after three students who were playing Pokemon Go reported they had their mobile phones stolen in Hulme Park, Manchester, on Friday night.
The virtual reality game uses a phone's GPS location data to allow players to roam the real world.
Greater Manchester Police said a man was arrested on Saturday and bailed pending further inquiries.
- Greater Manchester Police has launched a week-long amnesty on psychoactive substances, previously known as legal highs
- An investigation is underway into the cause of a fire at the historic former Tatton Cinema in Gatley, Stockport
- Josie Plowman, an 11-year-old from Stockport has qualified for the children's golf world championships in America
Check out the Sport Gossip column to find which out which players are coming to Manchester United during transfer season.
The cloud is starting to lift on what is predicted to be the hottest day of the year so far in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire.