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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Monday

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Greg Eden

Castleford Tigers hold off a comeback from Challenge Cup finalists Warrington Wolves to go third in Super League.

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Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, from J22 for to J24 for .

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 eastbound from J22, Rishworth Moor to J24, Ainley Top, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Burglars use cat excuse in house break-in

Allen Cook

BBC News

Burglars have threatened the occupants of a house after one of them claimed to be looking for his cat.

Walthall Street
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Police say they got in via the back door of the home on Walthall Street, Crewe, Cheshire, yesterday afternoon.

The force says, after threatening the people inside, they searched rooms and made off with cash and jewellery, along with bags and purses.

Northern announce more Sunday cancellations

Northern have announced a string of rail cancellations on Sunday for the third weekend in a row.

Northern train
PA

There will be cancellations on services between Liverpool - Manchester AIrport, Blackpool North - Liverpool and Blackpool South - Colne.

Part-cancellations will feature between Lancaster and Morecambe with taxis provided for customers travelling between Heysham Port and Lancaster.

Services between Southport, Wigan, Manchester and Blackpool will be split and operated Wigan - Southport and Manchester Victoria - Blackburn. A rail replacement bus will be operating between Manchester Victoria and Wigan.

Dashcam appeal over Moss Side shooting

Police have appealed for dashcam footage and videos as part of an investigation into a shooting in Moss Side.

Shooting aftermath
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Twelve people were injured in a shooting at about 02:30 BST on Sunday morning on Claremont Road.

All of those injured have now been released from hospital.

Greater Manchester Police said they believed two gunshots were fired and have appealed for information.

Det Ch Inspector Colin Larkin said: “Our priority is to find whoever is responsible and get answers not just for those injured or those caught up in the incident, but also for the wider community as a whole."

Family appeal for missing Southport man

The family of a Southport man who went missing just days before his 20th birthday have made an appeal for help in finding him.

Adam Seaton
Merseyside Police

Adam Seaton is believed to have gone missing from his home on Melrose Avenue on 9 August and his car was found parked at the RSPB Marshside nature reserve.

Adam's family have described him as a "home bird" and a "great lad".

His mother and father, Karen and Andy, said it has been incredibly difficult for them.

Mr Seaton said: "Adam was a geography student at Edge Hill University and some of his proposed work was to do with those marshes.

"That to us is the biggest clue, or the biggest potential reason, why he might go there.

"What we don't know is, assuming Adam is the one who parked the car there, we really don't know where he has gone from there."

Carabao Cup: North-West sides discover their second round opponents

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Joey Barton's Fleetwood will go to Leicester, Everton will welcome Rotherham to Goodison Park and Preston will travel to Leeds in round two of the Carabao Cup.

Joey Barton
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As with the first round, the draw was split into a northern and southern section, with 13 Premier League teams - as well as Stoke and 2013 winners Swansea - joining the EFL clubs still in the competition.

The other North-West sides in the draw will play as follows:

  • Doncaster v Blackpool
  • Middlesbrough v Rochdale
  • Blackburn v Lincoln
  • Walsall v Macclesfield

The ties are due to be played in the week beginning 27 August.

The seven top-flight teams involved in European competition - including holders Manchester City - will enter the cup at the third round.

Two arrested over stabbing

A man and a woman have been arrested after a woman was stabbed in Lancaster.

Nun Street
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Police were called at about 19:45 BST on Thursday by the ambulance service as they treated a 36-year-old woman for a number of stab wounds.

She had been stabbed outside an address on Nun Street and is in a stable condition in hospital.

A 47-year-old man held on suspicion of wounding with intent, and a 39-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and affray, are both in custody.

Mosque strongly denies 'jihadist' sermon claims

A mosque where the Manchester bomber worshipped has denied encouraging anyone "to go and fight in any military struggle".

A recording of prayers at Didsbury Mosque obtained by the BBC calls for support for "mujahideen" fighting abroad, say two Muslim scholars.

Mustafa Graf's sermon was delivered at the mosque six months before Abedi killed 22 people in the Manchester Arena bomb attack in May 2017.

Salman Abedi
BBC

The scholars say the imam's comments relate to "military jihad" but Mustafa Graf denies ever preaching radical Islam.

Trustees of Didsbury Mosque say his sermon was highlighting the plight of Syrians.

In a Facebook statement, they said:

Imam Mustafa Graf
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We refute strongly any suggestion that there is a link or association between our preaching and the criminal actions of Salman Abedi, or his radicalisation.

The Friday sermon in question took place shortly after chemical weapons were used by the Syrian regime against innocent men, women and children of Aleppo.

The term Jihad was used in its wider meaning “to strive and struggle” and in this case aid to those being oppressed. There was no call for any military Jihad (Qital).

The Friday prayer was aimed at encouraging the worshippers at the centre to donate generously to such causes and to pray to God to help those victims of oppression.

A mosque spokesman said it was currently taking legal advice on the BBC report "to identify what action if any can be taken".

It has also launched an investigation into the sermon as part of its "regulatory management duties".

A BBC spokesperson said: “We stand by our journalism”.

Nottingham Forest midfielder Adlene Guedioura

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Wigan Athletic and Nottingham Forest.

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Severe disruption: M61 Lancashire southbound

BBC News Travel

M61 Lancashire southbound severe disruption, at J8 for A6.

M61 Lancashire - M61 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J8, A6 (Chorley), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Coroner selected for Manchester Arena inquests

Sir John Saunders has been appointed to conduct the inquests for the 22 victims of the Manchester Arena attack.

Manchester Arena attack victims
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The 22 victims died on 22 May 2017 when a suicide bomber detonated a device after an Ariane Grande concert.

Sir John, a retired High Court judge, has taken responsiblity for the investigations and inquests with immediate effect..

A legal and administrative team is being formed and a pre-inquest review hearing will be held in October.

Hundreds attend funeral for Manchester couple killed in Jamaica

Hundreds of people have attended the funeral of two British grandparents who were murdered as they started a new life in Jamaica.

Gayle and Charlie Anderson
Anderson family

Charlie Anderson, 74, and his 71-year-old wife Gayle, from Gorton, Manchester, were found dead in June after retiring to the Caribbean island.

Their funeral took place at Gorton Monastery earlier today.

A Jamaican Police investigation is continuing, but nobody has been charged with the killings.

The couple, who had been married for 55 years, were buried at Gorton Cemetery.

North West Weather: Patchy rain with some clear spells overnight

BBC Weather

Some patchy rain around this evening and into tonight.

However, this will tend to die out, leaving it dry with a few clear spells developing.

A milder night than last night and staying breezy too.

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Kate Cross: England bowler 'didn't know her purpose' during anxiety struggles

BBC Sport

Just over two years ago, England women's bowler Kate Cross looked to have the world at her feet.

She had broken record after record on her way to playing international cricket, becoming the first girl to be accepted into the Lancashire Academy at the age of 15 before becoming the first woman to play in the Central Lancashire League for Heywood in 2015.

The year before, she had become one of the first 18 women to be awarded professional contracts by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

But unbeknown to all who knew her, Cross was struggling with anxiety and depression.

In her first detailed interview on the subject, the 26-year-old tells BBC Sport how she broke down before an England training camp, how the pressure of having a sportsman for a dad affected her own career, and why she and team-mate Sarah Taylor ended up in a shouting match.

Hull City manager Nigel Adkins

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Hull City and Blackburn Rovers.

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Severe accident: M56 Cheshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M56 Cheshire eastbound severe accident, at J11 for A56.

M56 Cheshire - Queuing traffic on M56 eastbound at J11, A56 (Preston Brook), because of all traffic being temporarily held and an accident.

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

England should stick with Danny Cipriani, says Sale boss

BBC Sport

Danny Cipriani must still be part of England's plans this autumn, says Steve Diamond, who managed him at Sale.

Danny Cipriani
BBC

Gloucester fly-half Cipriani was fined on Thursday after pleading guilty to assault and resisting arrest following an incident in a Jersey nightclub.

Diamond, who was the 30-year-old's director of rugby for four years at Sale, says the episode should not spell an end to his England career.

"It would be too harsh," he told BBC Radio 5 live.

"England need all the help they can get at the moment and players like him are few and far between."

Paul Pogba (left) and Jose Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he "couldn't be happier" with Paul Pogba, who had suggested he was dissatisfied.

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Mermaid statue destroyed by vandals, police say

A mermaid statue, which forms part of an art trail in Wirral, has been destroyed by vandals, police said.

New Brighton mermaid
BBC

The sculpture in Vale Park was set on fire at about 12:50 this morning in what police described as a "disgraceful, act of vandalism". An arson investigation in now under way.

The statue, decorated by local children, is one of six across the borough.

Bolton winger Yanic Wildschut

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Reading and Bolton Wanderers.

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Severe disruption: M62 Cheshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Cheshire eastbound severe disruption, at J9 for A49.

M62 Cheshire - M62 lane closed on exit slip road eastbound at J9, A49 (Winwick), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

North West weather: Cloudy and breezy afternoon

BBC Weather

A cloudy and breezy afternoon with outbreaks of rain which will become fairly persistent in some areas.

Although mainly cloudy, there may be the odd bright spell too. Highs of 18C.

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Steph Houghton

Manchester City's Women's Champions League campaign is to start against Spanish champions Atletico Madrid in September.

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London Euston station closed for three weekends in a row

There will be no trains to or from London Euston for the next three weekends, including Bank Holiday Monday.

London Euston station closed for three weekends in a row

Network Rail is urging people not to travel at all on the West Coast Main Line during these times as engineers rebuild a major section of track.

Boy, 16, 'threatened with gun' in Skelmersdale

A 16-year-old boy was threatened in Skelmersdale with what is believed to be a handgun, police say.

Digmoor Road
Google

The boy was walking along Digmoor Road near to the fire station at about 22:45 on 10 August when he was approached by a teenager on an orange motorbike.

The alleged offender followed the victim onto Banksbarn and then Abbeywood before riding off.

The boy wasn’t harmed, but is "shaken by a terrifying ordeal", police say.

The offender is described as a white, aged about 16, approximately 5ft 9ins and of slim build and wearing black North Face clothing.

Huddersfield head coach David Wagner

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town.

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Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Preston North End and Stoke City.

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Severe disruption: M62 Cheshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Cheshire eastbound severe disruption, between J11 for A574 Birchwood Way and J12 for M60 J12.

M62 Cheshire - Very slow traffic and one lane blocked on M62 eastbound between J11, A574 (Birchwood) and J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange), because of a broken down van. In the roadworks area.

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

Brighton boss Chris Hughton

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester United.

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Nick Andeton

League One Accrington Stanley sign defender Nick Anderton on loan from Blackpool until the end of the season.

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Watford's Roberto Pereyra

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Burnley and Watford.

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