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We’ll be making sure that you’re the first to know what’s happening across the Greater Manchester region.

Throughout the day we will be bringing you constant updates on news across the area.

We’ll also be bringing you crime, travel, health, sport, politics and education stories from the M.E.N team.

And the CityLife journalists are working hard to bring you the best reviews, celebrity gossip and information on going out in the city.

Some of the stories happening today include a family tribute to a mum who was found stabbed in Rochdale.

Andy Burnham has said to the chancellor we need more cash for policing, or the public will be in danger.

An urgent investigation has launched following a second explosion at a food factory in the period of a fortnight.

At the moment everything seems to be running smoothly on the Metrolink.

If there’s something you’ve noticed and want us to check out then feel free to get in touch – call us on 0161 211 2323 or tweet @MENnewsdesk

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