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  1. Updates on Wednesday 27 April

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Jon Lowe

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    Live updates for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire have finished for the day but we'll be back from 08:00 on Thursday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the region.

  2. If this man's not in condition - who is?

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    Video caption: Boxer Tyson admits being out of shape before Wladmir Klitschko bout
  3. Weather: Snow likely on high ground

    BBC Weather

    Showers this evening could be heavy and thundery, with snow in hilly areas.

    Weather forecast

    These should become lighter and less frequent as the night goes on, although a few are likely to continue into the early hours.

    It will remain cold with frost in rural spots.

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  4. British Cycling Technical Director steps down

    Dan Roan

    BBC Sports editor

    The head of British Cycling Shane Sutton has stepped down amid an investigation into discrimination allegations.

    Shane Sutton

    It follows a report in a national newspaper that claimed Australian-born Sutton made derogatory comments about para-cyclists. 

  5. Former Warriors coach makes Canadian switch

    BBC Manchester Sport

    Former Wigan and Salford Red Devils rugby league head coach Brian Noble has been appointed Toronto Wolfpack's new director of rugby. 

    Brian Noble

    He is joined by former Leigh coach Paul Rowley.

    Toronto will be the league's newest side in 2017.

  6. Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    This afternoon's top stories:

    • Police say they are growing increasingly concerned for the safety of 16-year-old Demi-Leigh Sheridan from Bolton, who has not been seen since 01:00 this morning
    • The body of a man found in a river has been identified as 88-year-old Victor Murray
    • Greater Manchester Police has appointed two assistant chief constables
  7. MP accuses school of mis-spending cash

    Kevin Fitzpatrick

    BBC Radio Manchester journalist

    A school in Tameside has been criticised by a local MP after a watchdog said it banked three years' worth of money for deprived pupils and spent it on a building instead.

    Audenshaw School Academy Trust

    Audenshaw School Academy Trust was found to be using the money in this way by an Ofsted inspection earlier this year. 

    But Labour MP Andrew Gywnne says it's an "abuse" of what the £120,000 was for when he raised it in the Commons.

    In a statement, the school said Ofsted is mistaken and it only spent some of last year's money on the building, which is allowed.     

  8. Sport: Anderson not ruling out limited-overs recall

    Lancashire bowler James Anderson has told the BBC he hopes to return to 50-over and 20-over cricket with England.

    James Anderson

    Anderson, 33, has not played a one-day international for over a year.

  9. Three arrested over cash machine robbery

    Three teenagers, aged between 17 and 18, from Levenshulme, Manchester have been arrested in Blackpool in connection with the robbery of an elderly woman using a cash machine in Wirral.

    The 77-year-old woman had been withdrawing cash from an ATM on Bromborough Village Road on 19 April.

    The three were stopped in a car by Lancashire officers and arrested.

  10. Boxing: Khan has much more potential - trainer says

    BBC Sport

    Amir Khan's trainer - Virgil Hunter - says the Bolton boxer hasn't scratched the surface of his potential yet.

    Amir Khan

    Khan will face the Mexican Saul Alvarez in Las Vegas on the 7 May for the WBC world middleweight title.

  11. Body found in Denton river identified

    The body of a man found in a river in Denton has been identified.

    Missing 88-year-old Victor Murray was found dead in the River Tame close to Gibrlatar Lane on Monday.

    There are no suspicious circumstances, police said.

  12. Concerns over missing Bolton girl last seen in city centre

    Police say they are becoming increasing concerned for a 16-year-old girl from Bolton who has not been seen since the early hours of this morning.

    Demi-Leigh Sheridan

    Demi-Leigh Sheridan, 16, was last seen at about 01:00 around Richmond Street in Manchester City Centre talking to a man.

    She was wearing a grey hoodie, blue jeans with ripped knees, white Adidas trainers and a long green parka-style coat.

  13. Boxing: Klitschko 'glad' he lost heavyweight titles to Fury

    BBC Sport

    Wladimir Klitschko says he is glad he lost his world heavyweight titles to Tyson Fury last December.

    Klitschko Fury

    The Ukrainian, who was champion for nine years, will meet Fury in a rematch in Manchester on 9 July.

    "Losing feels good," Klitschko, 40, told BBC Radio 5 live. "I'm glad that my hand was not raised that night. Failure is not an option unless it is the only way to get better - and I had to get better. I needed a push to get better and I got it. I feel it."

  14. Road reopens after fatal crash in south Manchester

    Police have reopened the road that was the scene of a fatal crash in South Manchester. 

    Wilbraham Road

    Two men died after a white Audi crashed into parked cars at high speed and then went into a wall on Wilbraham Road near Whalley Range High School. 

    A stretch of the road was closed for several hours.    

  15. Greater Manchester Police appoint two assistant chief constables

    Two assistant chief constables have been appointed at Greater Manchester Police (GMP). 

    Rob Potts and Debbie Ford

    Debbie Ford, currently at Northumbria Police, and Rob Potts, temporary Assistant Chief Constable within GMP since June 2015, were appointed by Chief Constable Ian Hopkins. 

    Quote Message: Debbie brings extensive experience..and will bring new ideas to help drive forward the changes to policing. Rob has been committed to Greater Manchester for more than 20 years and has led many high profile investigations. from Ian Hopkins Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable
    Ian HopkinsGreater Manchester Police Chief Constable