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  1. Updates on Friday 8 December

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Mikel Arteta

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has water and milk thrown at him and Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta suffers a cut head in a post-match row.

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Severe disruption: A575 Greater Manchester both ways

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A575 Greater Manchester both ways severe disruption, between Algernon Road and Alexandra Road.

A575 Greater Manchester - A575 Worsley Road North in Walkden closed and slow traffic in both directions between the Algernon Road junction and the Alexandra Road junction, because of a building fire.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M62 Greater Manchester eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Greater Manchester eastbound severe accident, between J19 for A6046 and J20 for A627.

M62 Greater Manchester - Slow traffic on M62 eastbound between J19, A6046 (Heywood) and J20 A627(M) Rochdale, because of an accident involving car and a van earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

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M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J18 for M62.

M60 Greater Manchester - M60 lane blocked on entry slip road anticlockwise at J18, M62 (Simister Island), because of a broken down lorry. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

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M60 Greater Manchester clockwise severe disruption, at J18 for M62.

M60 Greater Manchester - M60 lane closed on exit slip road clockwise at J18, M62 (Simister Island), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City are proving his football philosophy can work in England after they won a record 14th straight Premier League game.

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Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester clockwise severe disruption, at J25 for A560.

M60 Greater Manchester - M60 lane closed on exit slip road clockwise at J25, A560 (Bredbury), because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

train through bridge

The Ordsall Chord, linking Manchester's three main stations, opens near the world's first passenger railway.

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Severe accident: M65 Lancashire westbound

BBC News Travel

M65 Lancashire westbound severe accident, between J12 for A682 and J11 for B6434.

M65 Lancashire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M65 westbound between J12, A682 (Brierfield) and J11, B6434 (Burnley Centre), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Courtney Sweetman-Kirk

With Sunday's WSL 1 schedule decimated by bad weather, Everton climb to sixth with a comfortable home win over Sunderland.

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James Conway

James Conway was among the "Cockleshell Heroes" chosen to paddle more than 80 miles to blow up enemy ships.

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Severe disruption: A6 Greater Manchester both ways

BBC News Travel

A6 Greater Manchester both ways severe disruption, between Frances James Leech Street and Grosvenor Street.

A6 Greater Manchester - A6 Wellington Road South in Stockport closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the Frances James Leech Street junction and the Grosvenor Street junction.

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Football

Nick Powell and Dan Burn score the goals as League One leaders overcome Fleetwood at the DW Stadium.

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Football

Jack Byrne scores twice as Oldham Athletic romp to an emphatic home win over Northampton in League One.

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Football

Left-back Tyrell Robinson scores the winning goal as Bradford beat Rochdale in a high-scoring context in League One.

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National League

Tranmere make it back-to-back wins in the National League with a comfortable victory over Torquay at Prenton Park.

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Football

Morecambe produce a fine performance to pull off a surprise win over high-flying Coventry at the Globe Arena.

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Football

David Ball scores twice in the last 15 minutes as Rotherham come from behind to win at Blackpool in League One.

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National League

Chester hold off bottom-of-the-table Solihull to register their first win in seven National League matches.

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National League

Boreham Wood held on to the lead for 84 minutes to seal a triumph at home to Fylde thanks to Angelo Balanta's goal.

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Amy Holtom

Ambulance bosses say a suspended jail term for an attack on a worker will stand despite a challenge.

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rory mcilroy trys to hit ball in sand pit

An MP voices concern over plans for more courses in Merseyside, which has hosted The Open four times since 2006.

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Severe accident: M62 Cheshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Cheshire westbound severe accident, between J8 for Burtonwood Road and J7 for A57 Warrington Road.

M62 Cheshire - Queuing traffic on M62 westbound between J8 Burtonwood Road and J7, A57 (Rainhill Stoops), because of an accident earlier on.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M6 Cheshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cheshire southbound severe accident, between J19 for A556 and J18 for A54 Middlewich.

M6 Cheshire - Heavy traffic on M6 southbound between J19, A556 (Knutsford) and J18, A54 (Middlewich), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M6 Cheshire southbound

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M6 Cheshire southbound severe accident, between J19 for A556 and J18 for A54 Middlewich.

M6 Cheshire - Slow traffic and two lanes closed on M6 southbound between J19, A556 (Knutsford) and J18, A54 (Middlewich), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Football

Saturday's League Two game between Accrington Stanley and Swindon Town is postponed because of a frozen pitch.

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Football

Saturday's League One game between Bury and AFC Wimbledon is postponed following a pitch inspection.

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Severe accident: M56 Cheshire westbound

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M56 Cheshire westbound severe accident, at J12 for A557.

M56 Cheshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M56 westbound at J12, A557 (Runcorn), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M6 Lancashire southbound

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M6 Lancashire southbound severe accident, between J30 for M61 and J29 for M65 affecting J31 for A59 Preston New Road.

M6 Lancashire - Very slow traffic on M6 southbound between J30 M61 and J29, M65 (Lostock Hall), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J31, A59 (Samlesbury).

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M62 Cheshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Cheshire westbound severe accident, between J8 for Burtonwood Road and J7 for A57 Warrington Road.

M62 Cheshire - One lane closed on M62 westbound between J8 Burtonwood Road and J7, A57 (Rainhill Stoops), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A6017 Greater Manchester both ways

BBC News Travel

A6017 Greater Manchester both ways severe accident, between Bredbury Park Way and M60.

A6017 Greater Manchester - A6017 Ashton Road in Bredbury closed in both directions between the Bredbury Park Way junction and the M60 junction, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, at J20 for A50.

M6 Cheshire - M6 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J20, A50 (Lymm Interchange), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe accident, between J15 for M61 and J13 for A572.

M60 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and slow traffic on M60 anticlockwise between J15, M61 (Swinton Interchange) and J13, A572 (Worsley), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Liverpool students campaign to remove Gladstone's name
Liverpool students campaign to rename their halls of residence because of Williams Gladstone's actions around the abolition of slavery.
Pep Guardiola

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Jose Mourinho does not think he would be allowed to make a political statement on the touchline like Pep Guardiola.

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Severe accident: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe accident, at J11 for A57.

M60 Greater Manchester - M60 exit slip road closed and slow traffic anticlockwise at J11, A57 (Barton), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time