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  1. Updates on Wednesday 11 May
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

Live Reporting

By Rachael Connors

All times stated are UK

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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 Thursday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the region.

  2. Next of kin appeal in Hulme

    Police are trying to trace the relatives of a man from Hulme who died in hospital on Sunday.

    Officers are trying to find the next of kin of David Stewart, who was aged 72. 

  3. Coming up

    Stuart Flinders

    Reporter, BBC North West Tonight

    On North West Tonight at 18:30:

    • A former RAF serviceman has been convicted of terrorism offences
    • Football fans who attacked the Manchester United player's bus before last night's game at West Ham are being warned they will be banned from the game for life
  4. Weather: Mist and hill fog possible overnight

    BBC Weather

    Any showers will ease through the evening, with clear spells and some patchy cloud before dawn.

    Weather forecast

    Some mist patches will form, along with some hill fog, particularly in eastern areas.

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  5. Former RAF gunner who converted to Islam to be jailed for terrorism offences

    A former RAF gunner from Manchester who converted to Islam is to be jailed after admitting terrorism offences.

    Stephen Gray

    Stephen Gray, 32, also known as Mustafa, served in the Iraq War and attempted to reach Syria on two separate occasions in July 2014.

    Abdalraouf Abdallah, 23, from Moss Side, was found guilty at Woolwich Crown Court of helping Gray and three others get to Syria to join jihadis.  

    The judge adjourned sentencing but said a jail sentence "is going to follow".

  6. Retired Catholic priest accused of indecent assault denies charges

    A retired priest sexually abused nine young girls and a boy over the course of four decades, a court has heard.

    Minshull Street

    Father Mortimer Stanley, 84, denies 19 counts of indecent assault said to have been committed between 1977 and 2002.

    He allegedly targeted the complainants, who were aged under 11, at St Vincent de Paul RC Church in Norden, Rochdale.

    Manchester Minshull Street Court was told the schoolchildren did not complain at the time because of the "very high regard".

  7. Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    This afternoon's top stories:

  8. Protest meeting accuses police of 'institutional racism'

    Police have been accused of "institutionalised racism" for portraying a suicide bomber as an Islamist terrorist, a protest meeting heard.

    Mock terror attack

    Greater Manchester Police (GMP) apologised for racial stereotyping for using a fake terrorist shouting "Allahu Akbar" in the mock terror attack.

    Organisers of the meeting at Longsight Saath Saath are demanding an inquiry.

    GMP said it has no plans to issue any further statements on the training exercise staged at the Trafford Centre.

  9. Man glassed in Manchester unprovoked attack

    Two men who struck a man with a glass in Manchester city centre are being sought by police.

    Men wanted in Manchester assault

    The unprovoked assault happened in the early hours of Sunday at the Printworks.

    The injured man was taken to hospital for stitches to his wounds.

  10. Rugby Union: Cipriani praises Sale Sharks

    BBC Sport

    Departing Sale Sharks star Danny Cipriani says the club was "the right fit" for him and that he has enjoyed his four years in the north west. 

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    Video caption: Departing Sale Sharks star Danny Cipriani says the club was 'the right' fit

    The fly half is moving to Wasps in the summer but recorded this message for the Sharks fans. 

  11. Six charged over delivery driver's death in Ashton-under-Lyne

    Six men, aged between 20 and 44, have been charged in connection with the death of a delivery driver following a suspected car-jacking in Greater Manchester last year.

    James Ray

    James Ray died on his 70th birthday after either being pushed or falling during a robbery at Plantation Industrial Estate in Ashton-under-Lyne.

    Three of the men were charged with manslaughter and aggravated vehicle taking, all six were charged with conspiracy to steal. 

  12. Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    This afternoon's top stories:

    • The Shadow Home Secretary and Leigh MP, Andy Burnham is calling for major changes to the justice system after the recent Hillsborough verdicts
    • Six men are charged in connection with the death of a delivery driver in Ashton-under-Lyne
    • Call handlers at a charity in Manchester says they are seeing an increase in the number of children contacting them about exam stress
  13. Passenger numbers rising at Manchester Airport

    Manchester Airport says it has seen passenger numbers rise for the 25th consecutive month. 

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    Video caption: Manchester Airport says it's seen passenger numbers rise for the 25th consecutive month

    More than 1.9 million people used the airport in April - an 11% increase year on year.  

  14. Eamonn Holmes: Hillsborough slur broadcaster apologises

    Sky TV presenter Eamonn Holmes has apologised after he appeared to link an attack on Manchester United's team bus with the Hillsborough disaster.

    Eammon Holmes

    Mr Holmes was talking on Sky News about the violence outside West Ham's stadium on Monday evening. He tweeted later there was no comparison between the events.

    Barry Devonside, who lost his son Christopher, 18, said Mr Holmes "should have known better." He added: "Last night was hooliganism. There was no hooliganism at Hillsborough."

  15. West Ham's David Sullivan apologises to Man Utd after bus attack

    West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan has apologised to Manchester United after their team bus was damaged before Tuesday's game at Upton Park.

    West Ham fans' attack of team bus

    In an interview with BBC Radio 5 live a few minutes after the incident, Sullivan said there had been no attack on the coach but backtracked in a message posted on the West Ham website on Wednesday.

    He said he had been "unaware of the damage that had occurred" at the time and vowed to "track down" the culprits.