A few showers this morning but dry and bright conditions to look forward to later.
Temperatures set to rise to 18C.
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Lancashire all-rounder Liam Livingstone says England could do worse than having not just one 36-year-old but two spearheading the Test attack against Australia this summer.
England's all-time top Test wicket taker Jimmy Anderson is, of course, a shoo-in for the Ashes series. He now has 28 scalps in five Division Two matches in 2019.
But former Durham paceman Graham Onions, 42 days his junior and not used by England since June 2012, is not far behind with 25 wickets, after the pair finished off Derbyshire.
"Jimmy Anderson and Graham Onions are bowling as well as I've seen," Livingstone told BBC Radio Lancashire. "The way they bowled in this game was outstanding.
"They were unplayable at times on that pitch. Certainly, fielding at second slip you feel you are in the game every ball. If they went into the first Test as an opening bowling pair I'm sure Australia would struggle."
Four people are being questioned about the supply of drugs after police raided homes early this morning, said Greater Manchester Police.
The operation targeted seven properties in Tameside at dawn, using rams and power tools to gain entry.
Two men, 21 and 27, and two women, 21 and 52, were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A and Class B drugs and remain in custody
Sgt Stephanie O’Brien said: “The supply of illegal drugs blights communities and destroys people’s livelihoods; and I hope that today’s very direct and visible action demonstrates to the local community that we are doing all that we to make the streets of Tameside a safer place."
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Political extremism has increased since the 2016 Brexit referendum, the head of terrorism investigations in the North West has told BBC Radio Manchester.
Det Supt Will Chatterton said dealing with far-right extremism was a real challenge, with "open hostility" towards politicians.
He said the unit's cases included "horrific sentiments" posted online.
The Home Office said it was "committed to stamping out extremism in all its forms".
"Sewage" or "farm run-off" may have caused the death of more than 1,000 fish during a "pollution incident" in a canal, a waterways charity has said.
Boat owners reported seeing fish in a "distressed" state on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Leigh on Thursday, the Canal and Rivers Trust (CRT) said.
Hydrogen peroxide has now been added to the water to increase oxygen levels.
Fisheries officer Paul Breslin said something that was not "immediately toxic" was probably to blame.
Traffic police officers have captured a fluffy suspect who tried to hop off in Eccles.
A giant artwork at MediaCity is highlighting global air pollution as part of Greater Manchester's first Clean Air Week.
The pollution pods replicate the air breathed in cities such as Beijing and New Delhi as well as in Manchester.
Simon Warburton, transport strategy director of Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), said research shows air pollution in the region is linked to 1,200 premature deaths every year, with omissions from car exhaust pipes the main source.
The air pollution we have around our cities now is very different to the air pollution talked about in the 1950s and 1960s. This is air pollution you can't immediately see around us but it is having real impact on our health.
He said the pollution pods gives "a real sense of what it feels like" making the "invisible more visible" for people to understand and contribute to plans to improve air quality in Greater Manchester.
India versus Pakistan in the World Cup is as close to a rock concert as cricket will come.
There was nothing genteel or quiet about this, no sounds of sandwiches being unwrapped or flasks of tea being opened.
It's the noise which will linger in the memory. And the colourful costumes.
Oh, and the numbers. The numbers are staggering: 700,000 ticket requests, 600 media requests, a reported one billion TV viewers.
A baby has been born in a vehicle on the hard shoulder of the M60, says Highways England.
Motorway police say Greater Manchester Police patrol spotted the unnamed mother moments after giving birth to a son at about 02:30 BST.
Highways England say the newborn has been named Luke and mother and baby are doing well.
Police say the man who died after falling into Windermere earlier this week was 57 and from Heversham, near Milnthorpe.
Emergency services were called to Glebe Road, one of the busiest tourist areas in the Lake District, just before 13:00 on Wednesday, and medical staff from the ambulance and air ambulance tried in vain to save the man's life.
Police say the coroner has been informed, and they have no reason to be suspicious about the man's death.
It will be cloudy this morning with widespread rain becoming persistent and heavy in some areas.
The Met Office has issued a yellow flood warning, which is in place until 12:00.
But the rain should ease this afternoon and become more intermittent. A cool day, with highs of 13C.
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Most parts of the region will see plenty of rain throughout Tuesday.
A brisk north-easterly wind will mean temperatures struggle to highs of 13C.
Today will start out sunny for most of the region but rain will move in later. The further north of the region will stay drier for longer. Highs of 18C.
Ann Widdecombe says she does not regret her comments about sexuality, which have led to some of her theatre appearances being cancelled.
Venues in Altrincham in Greater Manchester, Devon and Surrey have axed tour dates of her show after she suggested science could "produce an answer" to being gay.
Miss Widdecombe said her comments had been "distorted" on social media and that theatres refusing to host shows were "denying free speech".
Her critics have accused her of waging an "anti-LGBT campaign".
The Brexit Party MEP denied this and told the BBC:
This is now the grip that I call the liberal tyranny and I think we have got to fight it.
Just two more overs managed on Merseyside and off they come again - so they are taking lunch.
It is starting to look like Lancashire are going to be denied the chance of victory by the weather for the second game running, following last week's two lost days in Gloucestershire at Cheltenham College.
Time for BBC Radio Leicester's Richard Rae to put his hat on again . . .
Sir Ian McKellen says while the law has changed, attitudes to older LGBT people "haven't altogether".