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- Same Jet2 plane diverted back to Manchester Airport twice in a week
- Sell Parliament as a museum and move north, says Manchester MP
- £60,000 reward offered over killing of Moss Side teenager ten years ago
- Park where 12-year-old was raped is a no-go area for women, say residents
Rain spreading overnight, turning heavy at times but it will clear through the early hours. Winds easing and feeling fresher by dawn.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says it will be "more difficult" facing a Manchester City side that does not include suspended Sergio Aguero on Saturday.
Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola have rubbished suggestions there will be any animosity between them during the Manchester derby - and they may well even share a glass of wine once the action is over.Copyright: Getty Images
Manchester United play City at Old Trafford at 12:30 on Saturday in one of the most eagerly anticipated derbies for decades.
Both United and City have new 'super coaches' in Mourinho and Guardiola respectively and have started the Premier League season with 100% records.
Both spent heavily in the record-breaking summer transfer window, with United re-signing Paul Pogba for an £89m world record fee, and City making £47.5m John Stones the second most expensive defender in history.
A man set fire to his sister and later posted her a "get well soon" card that read "Karma has punished you through me", a court has heard.Copyright: Greater Manchester Police
Julie Archer, 49, died in hospital three days after a blaze at her home in Surbiton Road, Newton Heath, on 29 February.
Her brother Stephen Archer, 50, has been accused of going into the property armed with a Pepsi bottle that contained an "aggressively flammable" liquid before emptying it on her and igniting the vapour.
There was "growing hostility" following the illness and death of their father, the court heard.
The jury heard that before she died, Ms Archer said: "He's done it, he's thrown it at me... My brother Stephen, he has been threatening to kill me and my sister for the last three weeks since my dad died."
Mr Archer later posted a card to his sister and wrote: "I couldn't kill you and never will but I can't forgive you for what you did to my dad and uncle."
Mr Archer denies murder and arson with intent to endanger life at Manchester Crown Court.
A neighbour has spoken over her shock after an eight-month-old baby boy died in Rochdale.Copyright: PA
The boy, who had suffered multiple injuries, was found at a house in the Spotland area of the town on Tuesday. He died in hospital on Wednesday.
"We are all shocked," said one local woman. "You don't expect it do you?"
Greater Manchester Police said a man, aged 25, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and a 24-year-old woman is being held on suspicion of causing or allowing the death of a child.
- The Palace of Westminster should be turned into a museum and parliament moved to Manchester, an MP suggests
- A Jet2 airliner returns to Manchester Airport for the second time in three days, according to a flight tracking website
- A man and a woman continue to be questioned over the death of an eight-month-old baby from Rochdale
Chapelfield residents are hoping that two new signs will help to restore the village's distinct identity.
A £60,000 reward is being offered for information about the killing of teenager Jessie James in a Moss Side park in Manchester 10 years ago.
The Palace of Westminster should be turned into a museum and parliament moved to Manchester, an MP has said.Copyright: AP
Graham Stringer, MP for Blackley and Broughton, made the suggestion after a parliamentary committee said urgent repairs costing £4bn were needed at the palace.
The Labour MP said, if civil servants did not want to move their lives north for six years, that was "up to them".
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says it will be "more difficult" facing a Manchester City side that does not include Sergio Aguero on Saturday.Copyright: Getty Images
The Argentina forward, 28, is serving a three-match ban for his violent conduct in City's 3-1 win against West Ham.
Aguero has scored three goals in three Premier League matches this season, but Mourinho says his absence makes Pep Guardiola's side "unpredictable".
"He doesn't play and they have amazing options," said Mourinho.
- The Palace of Westminster should be turned into a museum and parliament moved to Manchester, an MP says
- A fault grounds a Jet2 airliner for the second time in three days, according to a flight tracking website
- The mother of a teenager who was shot dead in Manchester 10 years ago appeals for people to "stand up and speak out"
Police in Wigan believe two robberies, which involved spraying victims in the face with a substance, are linked.Copyright: Google
A man was targeted on Caroline Street on Sunday and a woman had her handbag stolen on Monday on Fog Lane.
One of the attackers was tanned, stocky and bald and the second man was smaller and wearing dark clothing, police said.
Residents living around a Manchester park where a 12-year-old girl was raped last week say it has become a "no-go area" for women.
A peaceful walk was held around the Cowcroft Park in Levenshulme last night.
The first planning application concerning ‘The Link’ development, a specialist shopping centre — which will be created at the disused Bow Street multi-storey car park in the town centre — has been submitted to Bolton Council.
Heavy rain and strong winds will spread during the late afternoon.
Rain spreading overnight, turning heavy at times.
The Manchester United and Manchester City managers prepare themselves for their first Manchester derby at Old Trafford.
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A fault grounds a Jet2 plane for the second time in three days, according to flight tracking website Flight Radar 24.
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Salford-born comic Jason Manford has revealed he was forced to cancel a gig in Middleton just two hours before he was due on stage - after his daughter suffered a nasty head injury at a dance class.