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  1. Updates on Wednesday 20 July
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday 21 July

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Manchester and east Cheshire have finished for the day, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Thursday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across the region. 

  2. Weather: Late sunshine and a clear night

    BBC Weather

    Any isolated heavy showers or thunderstorms will die away during the evening, leaving some late sunny intervals to end the day. 

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    Video caption: Charlie Slater BBC afternoon weather 20 July 2016

    Overnight it will be dry with clear intervals, and feeling a bit fresher compared to last night.

  3. TV show to feature Manchester Cathedral's history

    The history of Manchester Cathedral is being shown on BBC2 this evening. 

    Manchester Cathedral

    The Grade I-listed building, which dates back to the middle ages, is currently being restored.

    The programme is called The Hairy Builder - and features one half of the hairy bikers, Dave Myers. It starts at 18:30 and will also feature nearby Chetham's Library. 

  4. Former fire station to host pop up exhibitions

    London Road Fire Station, which has been empty for 30 years, is to host a series of free pop-up events showcasing the work of some of Manchester’s best designers and creators.

    London Road Fire Station

    Called Made Here at London Road, the events will take place on 13 August, 10 September, 8 October and 12 November.

  5. Travel: Broken down vehicle causing M62 delays

    BBC Travel

    A lane is blocked causing heavy traffic on the M62, travelling eastbound between junctions 19 and 20, because of a broken down vehicle.

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  6. Family jailed for trafficking Hungarian women given slavery orders

    A family who trafficked and enslaved two Hungarian women to force them into prostitution has been given Slavery and Trafficking Prevention Orders.

    Ferenc Dardai Sr, Ferenc Dardai Jr and Melania Kiraly

    Ferenc Dardai Sr, 43, Ferenc Dardai Jr, 23, and Melania Kiraly, 43, were jailed for sex trafficking offences at Bolton Crown Court in September.

    A judge issued the orders after an application was made by Greater Manchester Police.

  7. Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  8. 'Visible patrols' increased at Manchester rail stations

    British Transport Police will be stepping up patrols at Manchester’s Piccadilly and Victoria stations over the next two weekends to target alcohol-related anti-social behaviour.

    British Transport Police

    Operation Stronghold is designed to reassure rail users and prevent any trouble as revellers travel to the city centre. 

    Quote Message: Put simply, Op Stronghold Is about having officers at key locations at key times to reduce crime and keep the travelling public safe. from Insp Gary Jones British Transport Police
    Insp Gary JonesBritish Transport Police
  9. Daniel Hunt: Hospitals apologise five years after boy's death

    More than five years after a six-year-old boy died in hospital, his family have received an apology and damages from the hospitals that cared for him.

    Daniel Hunt

    Daniel Hunt died at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital in January 2011 after having been transferred from Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

    A 2012 coroner's report called Daniel's treatment "unsafe, untimely, ineffective and inefficient". 

    The hospitals have apologised and paid a "five-figure sum" to his parents.

  10. Cricket: Sarah Taylor to miss Kia Super League

    BBC Sport

    England wicketkeeper-batter Sarah Taylor will not appear for Lancashire Thunder in the inaugural edition of the Kia Super League.

    Sarah Taylor

    Taylor, 27, is taking an indefinite break from cricket after suffering anxiety and panic attacks.

  11. Warning issued after teenager's river death

    Police have warned against cooling down in rivers during the summer heat after the body of a 16-year-old boy was recovered from the River Etherow, in Broadbottom, near Hyde.

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    Video caption: Police warn people not to cool down in rivers, canals or reservoirs after boy's death
  12. Jewish Museum makes small museums top ten

    Manchester's Jewish Museum has been named as one of the best of its kind in the country.

    Manchester Jewish Museum

    It has been named as one of the UK's top ten small museums, in a survey by the Times newspaper.

    A major redevelopment is being planned for the building in Cheetham Hill, supported with cash from the National Lottery.    

  13. Rugby: Wigan Warriors pair suspended for two games

    BBC Sport

    Wigan Warriors will miss both Josh Charnley and Taulima Tautai for their next two games after being handed suspensions.

    They miss Friday's home Super League game with rivals St Helens as well the following Friday's Challenge Cup Tie with Hull FC.

    Taulima Tautai

    The players were handed the penalties for their conduct in the game against Leeds last week.

    Josh Charnley
  14. Latest headlines in Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  15. Les Dennis to leave Coronation Street

    Les Dennis has announced he is to leave Coronation Street later this year "in a hugely dramatic storyline".

    Les Dennis and Helen Worth

    The 62-year-old, who has played Michael Rodwell on the ITV soap since 2014, said his decision to move on "was a hard one".

    The actor said he wanted "freedom to do more projects" and it felt "like the right time" to leave the show.

  16. Paramedics called to save 'boy' say patient was a dog

    Paramedics called to save the life of a seven-year-old found the patient was a dog.

    Ambulance generic

    North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) said the call in Levenshulme on Tuesday was "given the highest priority" based on the caller's answers.

    But the paramedic sent in a rapid response vehicle found the patient to be a dog suffering from heat exhaustion.

    The service describe is as "blatant misuse of the 999 number".

  17. Neighbours talk of shock at teenager's river death

    People living near the river where a 16-year-old boy died in Tameside have spoken of their shock.

    Drowning scene

    One man who lives close by in Broadbottom said youngsters would jump into the river in hot weather.

    "One of my neighbours was first on the scene. They found a distraught 16-year-old wondering where his mate had gone.  

    "Everybody on the road is upset because we've seen them doing it. It's like a sign of summer seeing kids jump in and having a laugh." 

  18. Football: Bolton's Dean Holdsworth leaves director role

    Jack Dearden

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Dean Holdsworth has left his post as director of football at Bolton Wanderers but will remain as a shareholder.

    Dean Holdsworth

    A statement from the former Wanderers player said: "As of yesterday, I ceased to be employed by BWFC as director of football, but wish to confirm that I remain as a shareholder and director of Burnden Leisure Limited with Ken Anderson.

    "I remain fully committed to the club and I am excited by the prospect of a successful new season." 

    Former striker Holdsworth, 51, led the Sports Shield takeover of the club in March.

  19. Community health services to receive £36m in Stockport

    Community health services in Stockport and Salford are to receive £36m over the next three years, as part of Greater Manchester's health devolution deal. 

    The money will be used to provide patients with better access to GPs, pharmacies and community care as well as improving mental health services and cutting the time patients spend in hospitals.

  20. River death teenager died at 'favourite' swimming area

    A man who lives close to the river where a 16-year-old boy was pulled from the water has described the area as a popular swimming spot.


    He said he believed the boy had jumped from a rocky area, about two feet high.

    "They all jump in, it's a favourite spot," he said. "They come down in the summer through the woods and camp on the river. 

    "There's a few rocks in there and there are some deeper pools. It's moving and looks like still pools."