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  1. Updates on Tuesday 1 November
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates return from 08:00 on Wednesday

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

  2. Weather: Dry but chilly

    BBC Weather

    It will stay dry for most of us overnight but is turning cold, with a widespread grass frost likely forming by the morning.

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    Video caption: Weather

    After a chilly start, Wednesday will be a fine day with highs of 9C. 

    See more on BBC Weather.

  3. Football: Guardiola says it is unfair to compare Aguero with Suarez

    BBC Sport

    Pep Guardiola says it is unfair to compare Sergio Aguero with Barcelona striker Luis Suarez ahead of their Champions League game.

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    Video caption: Man City v Barcelona: Unfair to compare Aguero and Suarez - Guardiola

    City face the Catalan giants at the Etihad Stadium later - kick-off is at 19:45. 

    You can listen to full commentary on BBC Radio Manchester on 95.1FM from 19:00 or tune in an hour earlier to catch more of the build-up in the station's Man City magazine show, Blue Tuesday.

  4. Is Salford's Beat The Street the next Pokemon Go?

    People in Salford are taking part in a giant city-wide game which has been likened to the popular mobile game, Pokemon Go.

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    Video caption: If you're trying to be more active, grab your trainers, a key fob and a map of Salford.

    Like in that successful app, the free Beat The Street game requires players to find specific locations where they can log their activity use electronic fobs and earn points.

    The local council say anyone can take part and hope it will encourage the city's residents to be more active.

    About 175,000 people played the game in 2015, but that was before its more famous competitor was released in the UK.

    BBC North West Tonight went to find out what this year's players thought of Salford's game.

  5. 'Isn't five years of being in a great band good enough?'

    Johnny Marr has been talking to BBC News' Colin Paterson about his time with influential Manchester band The Smiths, ahead of the launch of his autobiography.

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    Video caption: Johnny Marr reveals all in new autobiography

    And while the guitarist admitted that a band re-union nearly happened in 2008, it doesn't sound like it's on the cards again anytime soon.  

    Quote Message: The Smiths were never going to be together for 30 or 40 years. We weren't REM, we weren't U2 - it's just nonsense. 70 songs in BANG - that's enough.

    Sorry Smiths fans. Don't shoot the messenger.

  6. Boxing: British heavyweight champion to defend title in Manchester

    BBC Sport

    Britain's IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will defend his title against Eric Molina in Manchester on 10 December.

    Anthony Joshua and Dominic Breazeale

    Joshua, unbeaten in 17 fights, was close to agreeing a bout with Wladimir Klitschko but the deal fell through.

    Promoter Eddie Hearn blamed confusion over whether the WBA title vacated by Tyson Fury would be on the line.

    American Molina, 34, lost his only previous world title shot against WBC world champion Deontay Wilder in 2015.

  7. Car targeted in 'deliberate collision'

    A car with three people inside was targeted in a "deliberate collision" with the "intention of causing serious harm", police said.

    Eccles Old Road

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a silver Vauxhall Vectra collided with the silver Mercedes on Eccles Old Road at about 18:00 on Monday - and the Mercedes then collided with an oncoming Volvo.

    Shortly after the incident, three motorbikes arrived at the scene and began to approach the occupants of the Mercedes before fleeing, police said. 

  8. Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    • Jose Mourinho is given a second misconduct charge in a week by the Football Association following his behaviour during Manchester United's draw with Burnley on Saturday
    • Police are investigating after a car "deliberately" collided with a vehicle in Salford
  9. Guardiola biography author says Pep's trying to 'change how players think'

    The author of Pep Guardiola: Another Winning Way, Guillem Balague, says the Manchester City manager is trying to change the way players think and play, which is "fascinating". 

    View more on twitter
  10. Girl 'dragged into silver car' in Oldham

    Police are investigating after reports of a girl, aged about 17, was dragged into a car in Oldham.

    Higginshaw Lane, Royton

    The girl was "grabbed by a man" and pushed into the front passenger seat of a silver car - possibly a Skoda Octavia -  on Higginshaw Lane at the junction of Salmon Fields in Royton at 14:50 on Sunday, police said.

    The man, who was white, with dark hair and in his thirties was wearing a mustard T-shirt. The girl was wearing a cream knee-length coat and dark jeans. 

  11. High numbers of ladybirds in Greater Manchester

    There is a call for people to help record the unusually high numbers of ladybirds which have been seen across Greater Manchester. 


    Professor Helen Roy from the Ladybird Survey, which tracks various species, says the non-native Harlequin species has been moving gradually north through the country since it first arrived in 2004. 

  12. Football: Chairman Khaldoon meets double winners

    Manchester City Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has been meeting the Women's Super League champions - who completed their domestic season without being beaten and won the Continental Cup.

    View more on twitter
  13. Pyramid mural in Warrington completed

    Young carers have finished a mural on Warrington's Pyramid Arts Centre.

    Pyramid mural

    Wired Young Carers, a support group, designed the mural to celebrate the town's heritage. 

    It includes the Golden Gates, the Barley Mow and the Mad Hatter’s tea party scene from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.

  14. Latest headlines for Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

    • Jose Mourinho is given a second misconduct charge in a week by the Football Association following his behaviour during Manchester United's draw with Burnley on Saturday
    • Two men have been stabbed during a burglary in the Withington area of South Manchester
  15. BreakingMourinho handed another FA misconduct charge

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been given a second misconduct charge in a week by the Football Association.

    Jose Mourinho

    The former Chelsea boss was sent to the stands by referee Mark Clattenburg for the second half of United's goalless draw against Burnley on Saturday.  

    Mourinho in stands

    Mourinho allegedly used "abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official" in the tunnel at half-time.

    Mourinho, who has until 18:00 GMT on Friday to respond, was also charged with misconduct last Thursday over comments he made about referee Anthony Taylor in the lead up to the 0-0 draw at Liverpool last month.

  16. Footballer Zoe Tynan, 18, 'intended to take her own life', coroner rules

    Roisin Hastie

    BBC Radio Merseyside

    An 18-year-old footballer who was hit by a train in Liverpool intended to take her own life, a coroner has ruled. 

    Zoe Tynan (left)

    The England Women's Under-19 midfielder and former Manchester City player died after being hit by a train at West Allerton station in Liverpool on 30 August.

  17. Two men stabbed during Withington burglary

    Two men have been stabbed during a burglary in the Withington area of South Manchester, police said

    Kingswood Road

    It happened on Kingswood Road during the early hours of this morning. 

    A small quantity of jewellery was taken in the raid. The injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.       

  18. Football: Can Man City stop Barcelona?

    BBC Sport

    Dan Walker is joined by pundits Martin Keown and John Hartson for the Focus Forum to preview this week's Champions League fixtures, including Manchester City hosting Barcelona.  

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    Video caption: Champions League preview: Can Man City stop Barcelona?
  19. Weather: Sunny but cold

    Bright with plenty of sunshine this afternoon, but feeling colder than recent days.

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    It will stay dry overnight, but with clear skies and light winds it will turn cold, with a widespread frost forming.