Welcome to the live breaking news service from the Northern Quota.
We'll be keeping you posted with the latest news as it happens across the region this morning.
The NQ team will be bringing you updates on travel, weather, sport, crime and other breaking news in Manchester
If you have any news for us - or have noticed anything unusal or newsworthy you think we should be reporting on - get in touch by tweeting @thenorthernquota
Live blog reporters: Gemma Stewart, Danielle Kenneally, Hannah Phillips, Becca Monaghan, Cass Hyde
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