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  1. Updates from Thursday 13 October:
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday 14 October

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

  2. Weather: Cloudy, rainy night in store

    It's looking like a cloudy end to the afternoon, with some showers but possibly some sunshine breaking through.

    weather grab

    Showers will continue overnight, and it'll be chilly again, with a risk of frost in rural areas.  

    More details on BBC Weather.

  3. Latest headlines from Greater Manchester

    • The badly burned body of a man found in a lay-by near Tameside had its head and limbs missing and was stuffed in a suitcase, police say 
    • The extension of the Metrolink to the Trafford Centre has been given the go ahead with construction work possibly starting later this year for completion in 2019 
    • The MP for Bury North has called for more government help to cover the cost of repairing the damage caused by flooding last Christmas
  4. MP calls for more funding for flood repairs

    The MP for Bury North has called for more government help to cover the cost of repairing the damage caused by the floods last Christmas. 

    summerseat premises destroyed by flooding

    Conservative MP David Nuttall says the council still has a big shortfall in funding for repairs.

    Quote Message: Parts of my constituency were devastated by the Boxing Day floods last year and the council is still struggling to restore the damaged infrastructure. They calculate that, even after the £750,000 they've received from the Department of Transport, they still have a £2.6m shortfall in repairing the damages. from David Nuttall MP for Bury North
    David NuttallMP for Bury North

    Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom says the government has helped Bury to recover - spending £2m in the area so far - but says she will look into the points raised.

  5. Burned body near Peak District 'had no head or limbs'

    The badly burned body of a man found in a lay-by near the Peak District had its head and limbs missing and was stuffed in a suitcase, police say.

    crime scene

    It is thought the body was dumped some time between 21:00 and midnight on Sunday, just off the A628 at Tintwistle, near Tameside.

    At a press conference, a police spokesman said a witness saw a fire close to the road on Sunday.

    A member of the public discovered the remains the following day.

    Officers would also like to hear from anyone who was in the area on Sunday night or who travels regularly along the A628 between Tintwistle and the Flounch roundabout.

  6. New BBC Four programme explores how Britain's railways sparked a social revolution

    A new series on BBC Four sees historian Liz McIvor explore how Britain's expanding rail network was the spark to a social revolution, starting in the 1800s and continuing through to modern times.

    Video content

    Video caption: Looking back at the history of England's railways.

    Take a journey on England's railways from the "golden age" of steam to the modern day world of the commuter using aerial, underground and drone footage and discover how railways have changed our lives and have made an impact on landscapes across England.

    Railways: The Making of a Nation is on BBC Four tonight at 20:00 and on the iPlayer thereafter. 

  7. Primary school could become among the largest in the country

    A primary school in south Manchester has announced expansion plans that will make it the biggest in the city and one of the largest in the country. 

    Beaver Road school

    From September 2018, Beaver Road Primary in Didsbury will accommodate five reception classes. 

    The changes mean the school will continue to grow until there are more than 1,000 children based over two sites.

  8. Why Bravo is a playmaker not sweeper-keeper

    Rachel Brown-Finnis

    Former England goalkeeper

    In Manchester City's past two games, Celtic and Tottenham both chased down their goalkeeper Claudio Bravo relentlessly, closing down his angles and denying him time on the ball.

    Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo

    It is going to keep happening. Teams have realised how important Bravo's passing is to City's style of play under Pep Guardiola, and are trying desperately to stop it.

    But that does not mean Guardiola will change the way his side use Bravo when they play Everton on Saturday.

    Why Bravo is a playmaker not sweeper-keeper

    Rachel Brown-Finnis

    Claudio Bravo is as important to Manchester City's attack as their defence, says Rachel Brown-Finnis in her latest BBC Sport column.

    Read more
  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M61 Greater Manchester southbound

    BBC Travel

    M61 Greater Manchester southbound severe disruption, between J5 for A58 and J4 for A6.

    M61 Greater Manchester - Rolling road-block and a police incident on M61 southbound between J5, A58 (Westhoughton) and J4, A6 (Farnworth).

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  10. Pedestrian seriously hurt after being hit by van

    A man is in a serious condition in hospital after he was hit by a van in Stockport.

    Stockport Road west

    It happened shortly after 01:10 on Stockport Road West, at the junction of Morrisons supermarket.

    Greater Manchester Police said the van driver was not injured and is helping with their inquiries.

    PC Paul Shore appealed for witnesses to come forward.

    He added: "We believe another vehicle may have overtaken the van and this driver may be a key witness. I would urge them to also contact police."

  11. Football: Manchester City Women trounce Zvezda 2005

    BBC Sport

    Manchester City reached the last 16 of the Women's Champions League as a 4-0 victory in Russia sealed a dominant, 6-0 aggregate win over Zvezda 2005.

    Jennifer Beattie (right) congratulated by players

    City had led 2-0 from the first leg after their European debut on Thursday.

    Nick Cushing's side have now kept 19 clean sheets in 24 matches in all competitions so far in 2016.

  12. Latest headlines from Greater Manchester

    • The MP for Bury North has called for more government help to cover the cost of repairing the damage caused by flooding last Christmas
    • Boxing chiefs have suspended Tyson Fury's licence to fight, a day after he gave up his world heavyweight titles to focus on mental health problems 
    • A primary school in south Manchester has announced expansion plans that will make it the biggest in the city and one of the largest in the country
  13. Manchester United and Liverpool warn fans about 'offensive behaviour'

    Liverpool and Manchester United have released a joint statement calling on fans to help eradicate any offensive behaviour ahead of next Monday's Premier League game between the two sides at Anfield.

    Divock Origi of Liverpool moves away from Daley Blind of Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool

    Recent fixtures between the pair have been marred by chants relating to the tragedies at Hillsborough and Munich.

    Rivals fans fought at Old Trafford during the Europa League second-leg tie in March, when police removed an anti-Liverpool banner from a bridge above the M602 before the game.

    Both teams were fined by Uefa.

    Quote Message: Both clubs, their supporters and football fans around the world are looking forward to this historic and passionate match between two of the sport’s biggest and oldest rivals... If any supporters are found to be engaged in any form of offensive or discriminatory behaviour by stewards or via CCTV then they will be immediately removed from the stadium, risk arrest, prosecution and be reported in accordance with the Club’s ground regulations. from Joint statement from Liverpool FC and Manchester United
    Joint statement from Liverpool FC and Manchester United
  14. Flying Scotsman steams into Bury

    The world's most famous steam engine, Flying Scotsman, has steamed into Bury, where it will be based on the East Lancashire Railway until Sunday - the same line where it underwent test-runs in January following a  £4.5m renovation.

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  15. Appeal for missing Jordan Ratcliffe on his 25th birthday

    A fresh appeal is being made to find a man, who has been missing for eight years, on his 25th birthday.

    Jordan Ratcliffe

    Jordan Ratcliffe, from Moston, was 16 when he was dropped off in Tib Street in Manchester's Northern Quarter on 31 August 2008.

    £20,000 reward for information leading to his whereabouts still stands, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said.

    The last reported sightings of him were in Portsmouth in 2014.

    Mr Ratcliffe is described as white, 5ft 5in (1.65m) tall, of medium build, with ginger hair and brown eyes.

  16. Former world heavyweight champion Fury suspended

    BBC Sport

    Speaking of Tyson Fury, his boxing licence has been suspended pending further investigation into "anti-doping and medical issues", the British Boxing Board of Control has confirmed.

    Tyson Fury with his belts in the ring

    It comes a day after the 28-year-old gave up his world heavyweight titles to focus on mental health issues. 

    Fury, who grew up in Wythenshawe, has not fought since beating Wladimir Klitschko in November.

  17. Tyson Fury: Ex-champion needs help before return

    Ben Dirs

    BBC Sport

    For a man often described as capricious, Tyson Fury's chaotic reign as world heavyweight champion was strangely predictable.

    Video content

    Video caption: Tyson Fury's turbulent 12 months

    Since dethroning Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf last November, the Briton has resembled a runaway lorry - smashing through road blocks and red lights, skittling well-meaning people frantically waving warning flags and only slowing down to shout obscenities and honk his horn, the louder the better.

    But that can happen when your mind is scrambled and you don't know what's what: you might be in the driver's seat but your hands aren't on the wheel, your feet are up on the dashboard and there's a brick on the accelerator pedal.

    Read more from Ben's column here.

  18. Latest headlines from Greater Manchester

    • People living in parts of Salford are calling on police to do more to tackle a gang of youths who have been throwing bricks at cars and fireworks at buildings 
    • A £1bn development near the Trafford Centre, which could see 5,000 jobs created, is expected to be given the green light later 
    • A historic Grade II listed building in the old Smithfields market in Manchester city centre is to be turned back into a market again