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  1. Updates on Monday 27 February

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  1. 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.  

  2. Weather: Cold with risk of ice

    BBC Weather

    Wintry showers will persist this evening and overnight. It will be much colder than recent nights, with a yellow warning of ice in place.

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    Video caption: Weather: Cold with the risk of ice
  3. Crime author pays tribute to Sir Gerald

    Bestselling author Val McDermid has paid tribute to Sir Gerald Kaufman, who - alongside his work as MP for Manchester Gorton - also wrote reviews of crime fiction.

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  4. Masked woman armed with a metal bar robs shop

    Police are appealing for information after a masked woman armed with a metal bar robbed a shop in Golborne.

    Bank Street

    The woman was wearing a grey hat that covered her face during the robbery at the shop on Bank Street at about 21:40 on 15 February.

    She was seen on CCTV waiting on the corner of Peter Street, before covering her face and entering the shop. 

    The woman demanded cash from the till and fled towards Peter Street. 

    She is described as white, of slim build, wearing a black jacket with black jeans and a grey hat.

  5. Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    •  A primary school in Bowden near Altrincham is closed "with immediate effect", after ongoing disputes involving the head teacher, staff and parents
  6. Manchester City Council flies flag at half mast for Sir Gerald Kaufman

    The Manchester Town Hall flag is being flown at half mast as a mark of respect to Sir Gerald Kaufman, who has died aged 86 .

    Gerald Kaufman

    Manchester City Council said books of condolence are being opened at the town hall as well as Arcadia, Fallowfield, Gorton and Longsight libraries alongside an online version .

    Quote Message: Manchester has lost a great friend and the people of Gorton a great servant with the sad passing of Sir Gerald Kaufman. He has had a remarkable parliamentary career championing his constituency and city and it is only fitting that we pay appropriate tribute to him.
    Quote Message: Flying the flag at half mast is a rare honour but it reflects his stature serving Manchester people over almost half a century.” from Sir Richard Leese Leader of Manchester City Council
    Sir Richard Leese Leader of Manchester City Council
  7. The Bollin Primary School in Bowdon closed by council

    Trafford Council said The Bollin Primary School has been closed "with immediate effect" to ensure the "safe operation" of the school.     

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    Severe disruption: M56 Cheshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M56 Cheshire westbound severe disruption, at J7 for A556.

    M56 Cheshire - M56 lane closed on exit slip road westbound at J7, A556 (Bowdon), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  9. Weather: Wintry showers

    BBC Weather

    Showers this afternoon and overnight - wintry at times. It will be much colder than recent nights, with a risk of ice forming on untreated surfaces.

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    Video caption: Temperatures below freezing tonight

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  10. 'Simpler recycling bin collections' needed

    Household recycling levels are too low in England because council schemes are too confusing, campaigners from Keep Britain Tidy claim .

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    Video caption: The confusion over different council recycling bins

    In Greater Manchester only Trafford and Stockport have so far managed to recycle more than 50%.

  11. Police and RSPCA investigating Macclesfield fox attack reports

    Cheshire police are working with the RSPCA to investigate reports of dogs from a hunt attacking a fox in a residential area in Macclesfield.

    Fox hunter with two hounds in the street

    A fox was found dead in an elderly couple's back garden on Penningtons Lane on Saturday. 

    One resident told BBC Radio Manchester dogs were seen in people's gardens and the master of the hounds was struggling to control them.

    Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Cheshire Forest Hunt has been contacted for a response.

    The Hunting Act, passed by the Blair government in 2004, says foxes cannot be killed by dogs in hunts in England and Wales. 

  12. Headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    • Tributes are paid to Sir Gerald Kaufman, Labour MP for Manchester Gorton and Father of the House of Commons, who has  died aged 86
    • One of the only British winners at this year's Oscars - Manchester film producer Joanna Natasegara - describes her award as "bittersweet"
    • Cheshire police and the RSPCA are investigating reports of dogs from a hunt attacking a fox in a residential area in Macclesfield
  13. Kaufman's 'humour and one-liners were brilliant'- Tony Lloyd

    Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd, a Labour party colleague of Sir Gerald Kaufman, says his favourite memory of Mr Kaufman is of his humour. 

    The Labour MP for Manchester Gorton and Father of the House of Commons, has died aged 86

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    Video caption: Tony Lloyd remembers his friend and colleague Sir Gerald Kaufman

    Mr Lloyd remembers him joking "Tony, always remember the golden rule of politics, never kick a man until he's down"  

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    Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M60 Greater Manchester clockwise severe disruption, at J17 for A56 Prestwich affecting J16 for A666.

    M60 Greater Manchester - M60 exit slip road closed and slow traffic clockwise at J17, A56 (Prestwich), because of a fuel spillage. Congestion to J16, A666 (Pendlebury).

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  15. Football: We'll see what happens - Ibrahimovic

    BBC Sport

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic said he will "see what happens" about extending his stay at Manchester United - but did reveal his children pleaded with him to join the Old Trafford club last year.  

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Ibrahimovic, 35, left Paris St-Germain in July, signing a one-season deal with an option for a second year.

    "We have another two months of the season to go," Ibrahimovic said.  

  16. Winter Hill disaster: Air crash victims remembered

    A memorial service to commemorate the 35 people who died in the Winter Hill air disaster near Bolton almost 60 years ago has been held.

    Damaged parts of the plane in a field

    Only seven of the 42 people on board survived when their Manx Airlines plane crashed in thick fog into the north-east slope of the hill above Horwich on 27 February 1958.

    Most of the victims were mechanics, engineers and motor traders from the Isle of Man who were on a trip to visit Manchester's Exide battery factory.

    They were travelling on a Bristol 170 Freighter operated by Manx Airlines when it crashed in bad weather after a key navigational error.

    The memorial service was held this morning at the Winter Hill Memorial in the Isle of Man.

  17. Ice expected overnight in Greater Manchester

    The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice in Greater Manchester and much of the country - valid from 18:00 this evening until 10:00 on Tuesday. 

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