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  1. Updates on Thursday 12 May
  2. More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Friday

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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

  2. Weather: Fine and dry for most

    BBC Weather

    A fine evening to come with plenty of late sunshine. Many places will stay dry and clear overnight with patchy cloud developing over the Peak District and higher ground.

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  3. Football: City deserve to be in the Champions League says Pellegrini

    BBC Manchester Sport

    Manchester City deserve to be in next season's Champions League because they have been in the top four all season, says outgoing blues boss Manuel Pellegrini.

    Manuel Pellegrini

    Pellegrini told his final press conference news of his departure will have affected the team, but was not only reason for their form.

    City, who must avoid defeat on Sunday to qualify for the Champions League, will be without Vincent Kompany, David Silva and Pablo Zabaleta.

  4. Bolton man charged with possessing indecent images

    A Bolton man has appeared in court charged with possession of indecent images.

    The 45-year-old was arrested yesterday.

    He appeared at Bolton Magistrates’ Court earlier and was remanded to appear at Bolton Crown Court on 8 June.

  5. Rugby Union: Ten years since Sale Sharks' triumph recalled

    Nathan Middleton

    BBC Sport

    It is 10 years since Sale Sharks last won a trophy when they took the Premiership title under coach Kingsley Jones.

    Sale Sharks v Wasps 2006

    Fans can relive that glorious year in my hour long documentary on Radio Manchester at 19:00.

  6. Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    This evening’s top stories:

    • A man is charged with murder after a man died following an attack in Leigh
    • Former Manchester United player Danny Simpson is given a curfew after the unpaid work sentence he received was revoked
    • Manchester band The Stone Roses will release their new single tonight, the band’s first release for more than two decades
  7. Witness appeal over nine-year-old girl's road crash death

    Police have issued images of potential witnesses to a crash in which a nine-year-old girl was killed.

    Police witness appeal

    A black Toyota Auris driven by a 45-year-old man collided with a wall on Manchester Road, Altrincham, at 10:50 on Saturday.  

    The man is recovering from his injuries while an 11-year-old girl is still in a serious condition, Greater Manchester Police said. 

  8. Travel: Lane closure on M60

    BBC Travel

    One lane closed and very slow traffic on M60 Barton Bridge anticlockwise between J11, Barton and J10, Trafford Centre, because of pieces of concrete on the road.

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  9. Community service footballer parked £200k car near charity shop

    A Premier League footballer convicted of assault had to abandon his unpaid work at a charity shop in Eccles when photographers turned up.

    Danny Simpson

    Manchester Magistrates Court heard Leicester City's Danny Simpson parked his £200,000 Lamborghini around the corner from the Age UK shop.

  10. Man in protest with horse at McDonald's over drive-thru policy

    A man is protesting outside a McDonald's after staff refused to serve him at the drive-thru on a horse and cart.

    Connor Hamer

    Connor Hamer, 22, said he had been refused service at the restaurant in Pilsworth on Sunday and would be protesting until the matter was sorted.

    The firm said it "respected his right to protest" but the drive-thru was "for roadworthy motor vehicles only".

  11. Bury MP meets Jeremy Corbyn over anti-semitism row

    Labour MP Ivan Lewis met his party leader Jeremy Corbyn to discuss concerns a row over alleged anti-semitism following last week's council elections.

    Ivan Lewis

    The Bury South MP said: "I pointed out to Jeremy that we lost council seats in Bury as a result of a protest vote on this issue by former Labour voters."

    He said the meeting was "positive" and he was hopeful that "robust action" would now be taken. 

  12. Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    This afternoon's top stories:

    • Traveller Connor John Hamer who is staging a week long protest at a 'drive-thru' - at McDonald's in Pilsworth after being refused service plans to invite up to 100 other horse riders to join him for a horse drive this weekend 
    • Former Manchester United player Danny Simpson is given a curfew after the unpaid work sentence he received was revoked due to press intrusion
    • Manchester band The Stone Roses will release their new single tonight, the band’s first release for over two decades 
  13. Former Man Utd player Danny Simpson gets curfew as unpaid work revoked

    Leicester City FC footballer Danny Simpson has been given a curfew after the unpaid work sentence he received was revoked due to press intrusion. 

    Danny Simpson

    The 29-year-old former Manchester United player was convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Stephanie Ward, last May - a charge he denied. 

    His lawyer, Gary Ryan, asked Manchester Magistrates' Court if the millionaire footballer could pay a fine instead of completing his community service. 

    But District Judge Alexandra Simmonds said given the footballer's financial position, substituting a fine would be "no punishment" and there must still be a restriction of his liberty instead.

  14. Salford University honours heroic nurses Edith Cavell and Sister Minnie Wood

    A new hospital training centre at the University of Salford has been named after nurses Edith Cavell and Sister Minnie Wood.

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    Video caption: New training wards named after World War nurses

    Edith Cavell, who worshipped at Salford’s Sacred Trinity Church when she was based in the city, was executed by German forces in World War One for sheltering British soldiers and funnelling them out of occupied Belgium.

    Sister Wood, who trained in Salford, won the Royal Red Cross for gallantry in the field, as well as an OBE in June 1919 for her composure when her field hospital was shelled.