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  1. Greater Manchester Police 'under-recording crime'
  2. Bolton pastor booted out of Great British Bake Off
  3. Greater Manchester set to receive £10m funding boost
  4. Updates on Thursday 25 August

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Manchester City will meet Scottish champions Celtic and new manager Pep Guardiola's former club Barcelona in the Champions League.

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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

Weather: Dull, cloudy and showery

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As the afternoon goes on it will feel pleasantly warm in any bright or sunny interludes.

Weather forecast for Thursday 25 August 2016

Outbreaks of showery rain, perhaps thundery, will clear away. Becoming dry, with variable cloud and clear spells developing.

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John Thomson drew on 'ups and downs of life' for Cold Feet revival

John Thomson has told how almost a decade of sobriety has been rewarded with a "huge" storyline in the Manchester-based Cold Feet revival.

John Thomson
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The actor, who battled alcohol problems in the past, is reprising the role of Pete Gifford in a new series of the drama, which is returning to television next month 13 years after it ended in 2003. 

And he said his character goes through some tough times which "washed him out" emotionally and made him cry when he watched the first episode.

However, he said: "With the ups and downs of my life there was a lot I could draw on. It was useful."

Football: Salford's owners Still Out Of Their League

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Manchester United's famed 'Class of 92' are Still Out Of Their League at National League North club Salford City.

Co-managers Anthony Johnson (left) and Bernard Morley
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A second fly-on-the-wall documentary on the Salford City club owned by Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and the Neville brothers, Gary and Phil is broadcast on BBC One at 21:00 tonight.

Drunk plane diversion man jailed

A man is jailed for six months after his drunken behaviour led to a plane being diverted to Manchester Airport.

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Joshua Strickland, 21, threatened a family and a member of the cabin crew on the Jet2.com flight from Leeds Bradford to Larnaca in July.

The plane was forced to land at Manchester Airport where Strickland was arrested.

He pleaded guilty to being drunk on an aircraft in a hearing last month at Manchester Crown Court.

Headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

Hockey: Golden couple on their 'epic feeling ever' to have Olympic gold medals

Team GB Women's Hockey captain Kate Richardson-Walsh and wife Helen have become the first same-sex married couple to win an Olympic gold in the same final.  

Kate Richardson-Walsh who was born in Manchester said finally winning gold in Rio was "the most epic feeling ever".

Helen and Kate Richardson-Walsh make history

Liam Gallagher signs solo record deal

Music Week

Former Oasis front man Liam Gallagher has signed to Warner Bros. Records UK, part of Warner Music Group, to release his debut solo album.

Liam Gallagher
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Travel: Heavy traffic in Mottram in Longdendale

BBC Travel

Very slow and heavier than usual traffic reported on Hyde Road Mottram in Longdendale between Junction Inn and Gun Inn traffic lights.

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Football: Manchester City sign Bravo

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Manchester City has signed Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo from Barcelona on a four-year deal, the Premier League side has confirmed.

Claudio Bravo
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The Chile international, 33, is expected to start ahead of England goalkeeper Joe Hart and Argentine Willy Caballero.

GCSE results up in Salford again

Salford school pupils are celebrating after the city’s GCSE results improved again with 52% of students achieving five A-C grades - an increase of 4% on last year.

St Patrick's RC High School, Eccles
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Pupils at St Patrick's RC High School in Eccles topped the class with 80% of pupils achieving five A-C grades.  

Councillor Lisa Stone said: “A huge congratulations goes out to all the pupils for their excellent successes. They are the future of this city and we are incredibly proud of them."

She said the hard work of teaching staff who "push pupils as far as they could" also "deserve a big thank you".

Driver detained over death of boy, 11, near Ashton-under-Lyne mosque

A motorist has been detained for seven years after an 11-year-old boy was fatally struck by a car.

Shahzaib Hussain
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Henry Brandon Barker, 20, of Failsworth was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court, following the death of Shahzaib Hussain. 

Shahzaib was hit outside a mosque on Moss Street West in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester. 

Barker was detained in a youth offenders institution and disqualified from driving for 11-and-a-half years.

Cricket: Day three of Surrey v Lancashire

BBC Sport

Surrey resumed their first innings against Lancashire on 354 for 6 heading into the third day at the Oval.

Kumar Sangakkara
Empics

Kumar Sangakkara was one of four batsmen to hit fifties as Surrey ended day two 67 runs ahead of Lancashire at The Oval.  

Keep up with all the action as it happens: Scorecard

Travel: Crash on M6 closes lane

BBC Travel

One lane is closed and there is queuing traffic on the M6 southbound between junction 19, Knutsford, and junction 18, Middlewich, because of a crash. 

Congestion to junction 20, the Lymm Interchange, and on Chester Road to the Mere crossroads.

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Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe moved from Broadmoor to prison

Serial killer Peter Sutcliffe - known as the Yorkshire Ripper - has been moved to prison after three decades at Broadmoor psychiatric hospital.

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A health tribunal has found 70-year-old Sutcliffe no longer needs treatment for any mental disorder.

Between 1975 and 1980 Sutcliffe preyed on women across Greater Manchester and Yorkshire. Most were mutilated and beaten to death.  

In 1981 he was convicted of 13 murders and seven attempted murders and given 20 life sentences.

Headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Greater Manchester Police recognises it needs to improve recording crime after inspectors branded their procedures inadequate
  • An experienced mountain walker from Stockport fell to her death while looking for a safe route off Snowdonia's Tryfan peak, an inquest hears
  • Serial killer Peter Sutcliffe - known as the Yorkshire Ripper - is moved to prison after three decades at Broadmoor psychiatric hospital

Olympic champions return from Rio to race against each other in Revolution Championship

Olympic team pursuit champions Ed Clancy and Owain Doull will be back in the saddle but racing against each other in Manchester next month.

Ed Clancy and Owain Doull
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The GB team mates who won gold in the team pursuit squad will be rivals as they represent their domestic teams JLT Condor and Team Wiggins in the opening round of the Revolution Championship in Manchester on 17 September. 

It will be the first time cycling fans can see the stars in action on the track after their success at Rio.

'I'll buy jaffa cakes next time', says pastor booted out of Great British Bake Off

Church minister Lee Banfield has spoken of his disappointment at being the first person to leave BBC One's Great British Bake Off.

Lee Banfield
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The 67-year-old who does baking demonstrations at Cornerstone Church in Bromley Cross, Bolton, was booted out after his trio of bakes failed to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry. 

The bakers were asked to create drizzle cakes, jaffa cakes and a genoise sponge for their final bakes.

Following his exit, the pastor said the worst moment in the competition was when Hollywood said "that isn't a jaffa cake" when judging his technical bake.

l'll not show the congregation how to make them. I'll buy them a pack instead

Lee Banfield

Travel: Traffic light failure in Sale

BBC Travel

Drivers are being urged to approach Sale Road in Sale near to the Kerscott Road junction with care due to a traffic light failure.

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Ambulances will no longer take children to Fairfield Hospital's A&E in an emergency

Manchester Evening News

Ambulances have stopped taking children to Fairfield General Hospital’s accident and emergency in Bury after new management discovered it had no specialist staff to care for seriously ill youngsters.

Fairfield General Hospital
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Football: Hart enjoys 'special night' with Man City

BBC Sport

Helping Manchester City reach the group stage of the Champions League made his first appearance of the season "a special night", said out of favour goalkeeper Joe Hart.

Manchester City keeper Joe Hart
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Hart, who is expected to leave the club with Claudio Bravo close to signing, was applauded by home supporters throughout the 1-0 second leg win over Steaua Bucharest.

"We've a top manager and he's going to have his opinion on things," added Hart, after City's 6-0 aggregate win.

City boss Pep Guardiola said: "I know Joe is a legend for this club."

Headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

  • Greater Manchester Police recognises it needs to improve recording crime after inspectors branded their procedures inadequate
  • Almost £10m of Big Lottery Funding is announced to help some of the most disadvantaged people in Greater Manchester
  • Stockport's Olympic gold medal winner Kate Richardson Walshhopes the win in the hockey in Rio will inspire a new generation of girls to take up the sport

Stockport walker died while looking for safe path

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An experienced mountain walker from Stockport fell to her death while looking for a safe route off Snowdonia's Tryfan peak, an inquest hears.

Jane Wilson fell while heading across Tryfan's west face
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Jane Wilson fell while heading across Tryfan's west face

Jane Wilson and her husband Gary decided not to go to the summit during the walk on March 25.

Instead, using Mr Wilson's smartphone to guide them, they headed across the mountain's west face but Mrs Wilson fell 30ft (9m) down a vertical cliff.

The coroner recorded a conclusion of accidental death.

'Inadequate IT systems' blamed for force's poor crime recording

"Inadequate IT systems" was a significant reason for Greater Manchester Police's (GMP) estimated under-recording of crimes, the area's police and crime commissioner has said.

Tony Lloyd
BBC

GMP "fails to record over 38,000 reported crimes each year", according to estimates by the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary, which rated the force inadequate in that section of the report.

Tony Lloyd, interim mayor of Greater Manchester and the region's police and crime commissioner, said he was making "major investment", as "one of the most significant reasons for GMP's poor performance is inadequate IT systems".

Deputy Chief Constable Ian Pilling said a new system will be introduced at the force in the next 12 months to "allow officers to record crime at the first contact".

Football: Manchester City 1-0 Steaua Bucharest (agg: 6-0)

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Joe Hart marked possibly his last appearance for Manchester City with a clean sheet as they reached the Champions League group stage.

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart
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Keeper Hart, who is expected to leave with Claudio Bravo close to signing,was rarely troubled after being made captain against Steaua Bucharest.

Leading 5-0 from the first leg, City rested several key players.

Fabian Delph's header from Jesus Navas' cross made it 6-0 on aggregate.

Greater Manchester Police 'fails to record 38,000 crimes'

Greater Manchester Police "fails to record over 38,000 reported crimes each year", a report has estimated.     

Police officers
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The force was "under-recording too many reports of crime" including rape, violent crimes and sexual offences, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary said.

GMP was rated "inadequate" at recording crime in the HMIC report.

Deputy Chief Constable Ian Pilling admitted "we still need to improve" but they had made "encouraging" progress.

Headlines from Greater Manchester and east Cheshire

Football: Man Utd to face Northampton in EFL Cup

BBC Sport

Manchester United have drawn League One Northampton away in the EFL Cup third round, while defending champions Manchester City will travel to Swansea.

Manchester City FC win the League Cup
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Third round ties are due to be played the week commencing 19 September.

Travel: Burst water main causes road closure

BBC Travel

Parr Lane in Whitefield is closed in both directions around the Kennedy Drive junction because of a burst water main.  

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Weather: A mainly dry morning

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It will be mostly dry this morning with an increasing risk of further rain and thunderstorms developing as the afternoon goes on.

Charlie Slater BBC breakfast weather 25 August 2016

It will feel pleasantly warm in any bright or sunny interludes.   

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