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  1. More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Thursday

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates from 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 from across the region.

  2. Sport: Wigan sign Catalans prop Navarrete

    BBC Sport

    Wigan Warriors sign Catalans Dragons forward Romain Navarrete on a two-year deal from next season.

    Romain Navarrete

    The 22-year-old only made his debut in Super League this year but his form saw him called into the France squad.

    Navarrete has previously played for Pia, Limoux and Hemel Stags and joins Joe Burgess and Thomas Leuluai as signings for 2017.

    "We're very excited by what we've already seen of Romain," said Warriors head coach Shaun Wane.

  3. Husband who murdered care assistant wife was 'controlling'

    A Stockport man who stabbed his wife to death because he did not approve of her working as a care assistant to other men was a "controlling individual", a senior police officer has said.  

    Imran Khan

    Imran Khan was given a life sentence with a minimum of 20 years in jail after admitting murdering his wife Nasreen in April. 

    Duncan Thorpe of Greater Manchester Police said it was a "tragic incident".

    He said: "His actions on that fateful night have left his, and Nasreen's family and friends, devastated."

  4. Weather: A dry and cloudy night

    BBC Weather

    Tonight will stay dry, but more cloud will develop.

    Weather forecast

    It will remain breezy, and turn cooler than last night, with temperatures widely dropping to single figures. Temperatures down to 10C.

  5. Man who beat partner to death jailed

    A man who confessed to murdering his partner in a text to his brother is jailed for life.

    Richard Howarth
    Image caption: Richard Howarth "viciously attacked" Anne-Marie Nield and confessed to his brother via text, police said

    Anne-Marie Nield, 44, died after suffering multiple injuries at a flat in Oldham Road in Rochdale in May.

    Richard Howarth, 42, of Lincoln Drive in Littleborough, must serve a minimum of 15 years after pleading guilty to murder at Bolton Crown Court.

    Police were alerted following text messages to his brother in which he admitted killing her.

    Man who admitted murder via text jailed

    Richard Howarth

    A man who confessed to murdering his partner in a text to his brother is jailed for life.

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  6. Headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    • A Stockport man is jailed for a minimum of 20 years for murdering his wife because she worked alone with other men as a care assistant
    • Twenty eight people have been arrested in police raids targeting suspected drug dealers in Cheshire and Merseyside  
    • World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury could lose his licence after he revealed he was taking cocaine
  7. Sport: Boxer Tyson Fury 'could lose licence'

    BBC Sport

    World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury could lose his licence after he revealed he was taking cocaine.

    Tyson Fury

    The British fighter, 28, who claimed he had retired on Monday before retracting the comment three hours later, has also said he is suffering from depression.

    British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) general secretary Robert Smith said cocaine use is "against the law".

    The governing body, which meets on 12 October, stripped Ricky Hatton of his licence after drug use allegations.

  8. Record collection in flooded basement was 'once worth £1m'

    Manchester Evening News

    A vinyl expert says the remnants of a record collection found in a flooded basement was once the biggest in the country, worth around £1m.

  9. Man who murdered his wife over her work with men is jailed

    A man who told his wife it was "not halal" for her work with other men as a carer has been jailed for life after admitting murder.

    Imran Khan

    Manchester Crown Court heard Imran Khan, 38, stabbed Nasreen Khan, also 38, at their home in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, on 18 April while five children were in the house.

    Khan was extremely controlling of his wife and sent her angry text messages which said "leave the job" and "I don't give permission", the court heard.

    He was ordered to serve a minimum of 20 years in prison. 

    Judge Patrick Field QC told Khan that he was "a selfish and controlling man" who did "little to support his family".

    He said:

    Quote Message: Unless anyone should think there was a cultural clash, let it be said the evidence shows your parents and sister were entirely supportive of Nasreen's choice. There was an element of jealousy of your wife's independence of mind. She was a devoted mother. She worked hard to support her family and she was good at that job.
  10. Travel: Vehicle fire causes M6 delays

    A lane is closed on the M6 northbound between junction 18, Holmes Chapel, and junction 19, Tatton Park.

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  11. Latest headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    • A man from Stockport who told his wife it was "not halal" for her work with other men as a carer has been jailed for her murder
    • At least 28 people are arrested after police raids targeting suspected class A drug dealers in Warrington 
    • A man from Rochdale who confessed to murdering his partner in a text to his brother is jailed for life
  12. Boxing: 'I took cocaine to help deal with depression' - Tyson Fury

    BBC Sport

    World heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury says he has been taking cocaine to help him deal with depression.

    Tyson Fury

    The fighter, who grew up in Wythenshawe, said he has suffered mental health issues for years and has not trained since May.

    "I've been out drinking, Monday to Friday to Sunday, and taking cocaine," Fury, 28, told Rolling Stone magazine.

    It comes two days after Fury claimed on social media to have retired, before retracting the comment three hours later, saying it was a joke.

    Speaking about his mental health issues, Fury added: "I can't deal with it and the only thing that helps me is when I get drunk out of my mind."

  13. Man who confessed to killing partner over text jailed for murder

    A man who confessed to murdering his partner in a text to his brother has been jailed for life.

    Richard Howarth

    Anne-Marie Nield, 44, died after suffering multiple injuries at a flat in Oldham Road in Rochdale in May.

    Richard Howarth had returned from the pub before he began arguing with Ms Nield and then "viciously attacked" her, police said.

    Police were alerted following text messages to his brother where he admitted killing her.

    Richard Howarth, 42, of Lincoln Drive in Littleborough, must serve a minimum of 15 years after pleading guilty to murder at Bolton Crown Court.

  14. Weather: Dry with sunny intervals

    BBC Weather

    A dry and bright afternoon with sunny intervals. Highs of 16C.

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    Video caption: Weather forecast for Wednesday 5 October

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  15. Surviving Bee Gees member on 'seeing' his late brother

    Barry Gibb - the only surviving member of the Bee Gees - says he sometimes "hears and sees" his brother Robin, who died in 2012.

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    Video caption: Surviving member of the Bee Gees, Barry Gibb, says he "hears and sees" his brothers.

    The musical brothers grew up in Chorlton before having huge success with songs such as Staying Alive, Jive Talkin' and Night Fever.

  16. Helen Flanagan's return to Corrie cobbles

    Actress Helen Flanagan, who played Rosie Webster in Coronation Street, is to return to the soap after five years.

    Helen Flanagan

    Viewers will see Flanagan back on screen next February and she will stay until the spring, ITV said.

    The actress first appeared in the soap at the age of nine and remained until 2012, when reports said she had been suffering panic attacks on set.

    Her character, a model, was said to have left Weatherfield to take part in a reality TV show.

    In 2011, she had been seen in an ITV2 spin-off Just Rosie, which followed her as she tried to forge a modelling career.

  17. Man admits murdering wife in row over working with men

    Naomi Cornwell

    Reporter, BBC North West Tonight

    A Stockport man has pleaded guilty to murdering his wife because he did not approve of her working with other men as a care assistant.

    Imran Khan, 38, admitted at Manchester Crown Court that he stabbed 38-year-old Nasreen Khan at their Cheadle Heath home on 18 April. 

    He had earlier sent her a text message saying her work did not comply with his practice of Islam.

    "It's not halal (permissible) for you to work with men. I don't give permission," he texted even though her job only involved giving medication and heating up food for clients. 

  18. Latest headlines from Greater Manchester

    • A man from Stockport admits murdering his wife because he didn't approve of her working alone with other men as a care assistant
    • At least 22 people are arrested after police raids targeting suspected class A drug dealers in Warrington
    • Footage emerges of a man caught driving a lorry while using two phones on the M6 near Knutsford
  19. Man caught using two phones while driving lorry

    Footage has emerged of a man caught driving a lorry while using two phones on the M6.

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    Video caption: The lorry driver was caught by police

    He was filmed near to junction 19 near Knutsford by a HGV cab, loaned by Highways England to police forces, in September 2015.

    The driver was given a fixed penalty charge of £100 and three points.

    Highways England said nearly 2,700 drivers were arrested for unsafe driving in the past 16 months.

  20. Manchester is 'very dirty', Ukrainian football club boss claims

    The director general of a Ukrainian football club has said he "did not like" Manchester and described the city as "very dirty" after his team played in a Europa League clash at Old Trafford.

    Sergei Rafailova, boss of FC Zorya Luhansk, made the comments at a recent press conference after a 1-0 defeat to Manchester United.

    Ibrahimovic won the game with his sixth goal since arriving from Paris St-Germain in the summer

    United climbed off the bottom of their Europa League group with an uninspiring win over the Ukrainian team on 29 September.  

    Mr Rafailova, who also described Old Trafford as super, said:

    Quote Message: I did not like the city. It is very dirty. Near the hotel we were staying, which is in the centre, homeless people are sleeping on the pavement. I went for a short walk out of the centre, and it is even worse. There are drunk people everywhere.