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Good Samaritans helped the man and woman, aged 18, after they were punched unconscious.
The man and woman, aged 18, fell to the ground after they were punched unconscious, police say.

Severe disruption: M602 Greater Manchester westbound

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M602 Greater Manchester westbound severe disruption, from J2 for A576 Gilda Brook Road Trafford Park to J1 for M60 J12.

M602 Greater Manchester - One lane closed on M602 westbound from J2, A576 (Trafford Park) to J1, M60 (Eccles Interchange), because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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North West weather on Monday 15 July

There will be plenty of sunshine to start the week.

There will be some cloud but it should remain dry with temperatures going up to the mid-20s.

Laura Kuenssberg finds out what voters think of the Tory leadership candidates
Laura Kuenssberg finds out what voters think of the Tory leadership candidates

Carol, 61, is first to be given new cancer treatment

A cancer patient from Wetheral has become the first person to be treated with a revolutionary new procedure at the Christie hospital in Manchester.

Carol Livesey

Carol Livesey, 61, who has now moved to Chorley, was diagnosed with lymphoma in March 2018 but after both chemotherapy and radiotherapy failed, was referred for a treatment called CAR-T.

CAR-T involves removing immune cells and modifying them in a laboratory in the USA so they can recognise cancer cells and kill them.

Carol said that she was a little anxious, because all new procedures came with risks, but excited to be put forward for such ground-breaking treatment.

Emerging data suggests that CAR-T treatment can lead to durable remissions in a significant proportion of patients.”

Adrian BloorConsultant Haematologist , Christie