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  1. Updates on Wednesday 19 October
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday

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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 more news, sport, travel and weather from across the region.  

  2. Weather: Fairly warm and a dry night

    BBC Weather

    It will feel relatively warm with pleasant spells on sunshine. 

    There will be some cloud overnight. Lowest temperatures about 7C.

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    Video caption: Weather forecast

    More details on BBC Weather.

  3. Charity tackles Giggs and Neville plans in bid to save synagogue

    Charity campaigners have applied to save a synagogue from being flattened by Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville.

    synagogue building

    The former Manchester United stars want to build a tower block containing apartments, offices, restaurants and a five-star hotel.

    The 20th Century Society has asked for the Manchester Reform Synagogue to be "listed" to block the players' £200m St Michael's development on Jackson Row.

    Historic England will assess whether to give it Grade II listed status.

    The 1953 synagogue would be bulldozed and rebuilt on the site close to Manchester Town Hall under plans to be submitted later this year.

  4. Latest headlines from Greater Manchester

    • Charity campaigners have applied to save a synagogue from being flattened in development plans by Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville
    • One of Manchester Airport's runways is shut after a British Airways plane developed a fault in its nose wheel on landing
  5. Bird hits Turkish team's plane on way to Manchester

    Speaking of Fenerbahce, their team plane was forced to make an emergency landing after it was hit by a bird.

    The damaged windscreen which forced the plane to land in Budapest

    The private chartered aircraft was travelling from Turkey when it was diverted to Budapest in Hungary.

    A second plane was then sent from Istanbul to pick the team up from Budapest and take them to Manchester.

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    The Turkish side play United at Old Trafford for a Europa League tie at 20:05 BST tomorrow.

    The club's Twitter account tweeted there was "nothing alarming" after the incident.

  6. Football: Mourinho predicts difficult match against Fenerbahce

    Man Utd v Fenerbahce (Thur 20:05)

    BBC Sport

    Mourinho isn't in the mood for giving too much away in terms of team news - other than to confirm Luke Shaw will start, presumably at left-back.


    However, he is predicting a difficult match against Fenerbahce, and has said he will choose a strong team to counter them. 

    "If we play with a team that is not good and strong we won’t have a chance," he said.

    "Everyone knows the Turkish league is getting better and some of the teams not coming from Istanbul are coming step by step." 

  7. Teacher on combining Islam with English lessons

    BBC Radio 5 live

    An English teacher at Manchester Islamic High School for Girls has told BBC Radio 5 live how she brings religion into her lessons.

    Rachel Warner told 5 live Afternoon Edition a lot of the ideas come from the pupils.

    She said: "It's not just Islam - we'll also bring in more general questions of life and God and religion."

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    Video caption: Rachel Warner, who teaches at an Islamic school, on how she mixes religion and English.
  8. Daughter pleads for help in finding mother's killer

    The daughter of a woman who was raped and left to die in Manchester's Whitworth Park, has made a fresh appeal to find her mother's killer - almost 30 years after the murder. 

    Elsa Hannaway died after a night out in October 1987. 

    No-one has ever been brought to justice - but it is hoped that advances in DNA technology will help find the man responsible. 

  9. Athletes' parade blaggers 'meant no harm'

    BBC Newsbeat

    The two men who blagged their way onto a Rio 2016 parade float in Manchester on Monday have said that they meant no harm.

    Zac Alsop and Jamie Rawsthorne

    Zac Alsop and Jamie Rawsthorne, both 21, managed to get onto an open top bus by claiming they'd won fencing gold medals.

    But they were rumbled by members of Team GB's Modern Pentathlon team.

    Jamie Rawsthorne and Zac even got to believe they were Olympic athletes
    Image caption: Jamie and Zac even got to believe they were Olympic athletes

    The British Olympic Association said it was disappointed but the two imposters said it was all a bit of fun.  

    Quote Message: It added a spark to their day and it definitely made our day. We meant no harm and the athletes saw the fun in it. It's all good fun. from Zac Alsop
    Zac Alsop
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  11. BA statement after Manchester Airport runway closure

    A British Airways spokesman said: "We are giving our full support to the AAIB [Air Accidents Investigation Branch investigation] into the incident, so we cannot speculate as to what caused the issue with the aircraft’s nose wheel.

    "There were 117 customers on board, two pilots and five cabin crew."

  12. Football: French duo back in training for Man Utd

    Man Utd v Fenerbahce (Thur, 20:05 BST)

    BBC Sport

    Anthony Martial and Morgan Schneiderlin both returned to training with Manchester United ahead of tomorrow's Europa League game against Fenerbahce, after missing the Liverpool draw due to injury. 

    Anthony Martial and Morgan Schneiderlin

    Captain Wayne Rooney and midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan were also involved.

    Defender Phil Jones and goalkeeper Sam Johnstone - who played last night for the club's under-23s - were the only notable absentees.

  13. Runway closes after plane's 'technical fault'

    A runway has closed at Manchester Airport after a British Airways plane "developed a technical fault" after landing, an airport spokesman said.

    Passengers on the flight from London Heathrow disembarked on the "usual steps and were bussed to the terminal", he added.

    The airport tweeted that they "remain fully operational", with traffic switching to the second runway.

    It said it was normal to only use one runway at this time of day.

    A BA spokesperson said the plane had "landed safely and customers have disembarked the aircraft".

  14. Latest headlines from Greater Manchester

    • A roof inspection is under way at Manchester's Victoria Station after a panel split during heavy rain, injuring two people
    • The daughter of a woman, who was raped and left to die in Whitworth Park in 1987, has made a fresh appeal to find her mother's killer
    • Two men who blagged their way onto an athletes' parade float on Monday have said they "meant no harm"
  15. Appeal after gunman's attempted robbery

    Police are appealing for information after a man with a gun tried to rob a shop in Leigh.

    Wigan Road in Leigh

    Officers were called to reports of an armed robbery at IB Local on Wigan Road on the evening of 7 October 2016.

    The offender pointed a black handgun at staff and demanded cash, but left the shop after workers set off a silent alarm and did not hand any money over.

    The robber, who had a hooded top covering his face, made off in the direction of the Royal Oak pub.

    Det Sgt Neil Lawless, from Greater Manchester Police, said: “This was a cowardly crime and resulted in a terrifying ordeal that no employee should ever have to go through.”

  16. Golden couple set to dazzle Christmas lights switch-on

    Gold-laden cyclist Jason Kenny may shine even brighter when he switches on the Christmas lights in his Bolton hometown next month. 

    Laura and Jason on wedding day

    The Farnworth-born champion, who has a total of six Olympic titles, will be joined by his new wife and fellow cyclist Laura (née Trott), along with his parents. 

    The couple are on honeymoon after getting married last month in Cheshire, where they now live.

    The switch-on will be at Victoria Square on 17 November.  

  17. Plans to widen A57 in Gorton expected to be approved

    Plans to widen the A57 Hyde Road in Gorton are set to be approved later by council officials.


    The 300-metre stretch of road, between Far Lane and Reddish Lane, has just one lane of traffic in each direction. 

    Officials want to buy sections of land along the route in Gorton so work can start.   

  18. Football: Man City play like Barcelona, says Gerard Pique

    BBC Sport

    Manchester City are adopting Barcelona's style of play under their new manager Pep Guardiola, says the Spanish club's defender Gerard Pique.

    Pique and Guardiola sharing a joke
    Image caption: Pique and Guardiola won 14 trophies together at Barcelona

    Former Barcelona boss Guardiola returns to the city on Wednesday as his new side take on the Catalans in the Champions League.

    Guardiola won 14 trophies with Barca between 2008 and 2012, making their 'tiki-taka' passing style famous.

    "They play like us because Pep was here many years," said Pique.

    Guardiola's Barcelona side won 14 of the 19 competitions they entered during his four years in charge and became known for their combination of quick, intricate passing and high pressing.