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That's all for now, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with more of the latest news, sport, weather travel from across the region.
In the meantime, this page will be updated automatically with content from across the BBC.
Have a great weekend.
Wet and windy weather is expected to make its way across all parts of the region, with blustery showers.
It will become windy everywhere by dawn. Highs of 13C.
Two men were injured in separate "unprovoked and cowardly" attacks involving a metal bar in Manchester, with one of the victims later suffering a heart attack.
A man and two women are thought to have pounced on the men in Didsbury on 13 October.
At about 22:50 a 23-year-old man was left shaken after he was threatened with the bar and kicked on to the tramline at Didsbury Village Metrolink station (pictured).
Shortly afterwards a 66-year-old man was beaten over the head as he walked home along Beaver Road.
He was taken to hospital with head injuries and suffered a heart attack. He is now recovering at home.
Greater Manchester Police described the attackers as white and aged in their teens, and appealed for anyone with information to come forward.
Det Con Phil Whiting said: “These were both unprovoked and cowardly attacks which could have easily ended with the loss of life.
“One of the victims had a heart attack brought on by the assault. Luckily he’s now recovering at home but the effects of this are going to stay with him for the rest of his life."
An MP who claims to have been cured of epilepsy by a medication which causes birth defects in children has joined calls for an inquiry into the drug.
About 20,000 children in the UK have been left with disabilities caused by sodium valproate since the 1970s.
James Frith, MP for Bury North, said he took the drug for many years but was "stunned" to learn that health warnings to pregnant women had been withheld.
The medicines regulator said warnings of any health risks had been updated.
A play celebrating the life of Manchester Arena bomb victim Martyn Hett will be performed in the city this weekend.
Called #BeMoreMartin, the fundraising event staged by the Hope Theatre Company will pay tribute to Martyn, who was known as a Coronation Street superfan and social media personality before he was killed in the blast, aged 29.
Memories of Martyn will be shared as well as a guest appearance from a Corrie star.
Performances take place at 19:30 on 22 and 23 October at Hope Mill Theatre in Ancoats.
Profits will be donated to Beacon Counselling, Beechwood Cancer Care Centre and Kidscan.
An inmate who tried to strangle a prison officer with strips of bed linen in an "appalling attack" has been jailed.
Martin Marland was believed to be under the influence of the drug Spice when he set upon the male staff member at HMP Liverpool in March last year.
The 26-year-old admitted attempting to choke, strangle or suffocate a prison officer at Preston Crown Court.
He was sentenced to 11 years and eight months on Thursday.
Two teenagers have been arrested after a knife attack which left a 15-year-old boy in a life-threatening condition.
Kyron Webb was found unconscious on Worsley Avenue in Moston, Manchester on Tuesday evening with serious injuries after the attack, described by police as "horrific".
He remains critically ill in hospital.
An 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, Greater Manchester Police said.
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This year's fundraiser for Children in Need has been announced from BBC Radio Lancashire and it's a "Pedal for Pudsey" challenge.
Breakfast presenter Graham Liver is teaming up with radio colleague John Gillmore to pedal the specially adapted Pudsey Mobile across parts of Lancashire, raising money for the charity.
Last year Graham pulled a bed from Pudsey in West Yorkshire to Bare in Morecambe, and in 2014 Gilly achieved a Guinness World Record for the most radio interviews conducted in 24 hours.
The events this year begin on 10 November and will continue until the main Children in Need event on 17 November.
A man has been charged after a drone was spotted allegedly trying to deliver a bag of phones, tobacco and drugs to a prison.
Staff at HMP Liverpool called police regarding the alleged incident yesterday.
A 44-year-old Anfield man is due to appear before Liverpool magistrates later.
He is charged with with attempting to convey Class A and B drugs into a prison and possession of with intent to supply.
UEFA have charged Everton regarding the conduct of the club's supporters towards players during last night's fiery clash against French team Lyon.
Everton earlier confirmed the club had banned a child-carrying supporter who was involved in a confrontation with a Lyon player.
The case will be dealt with on 16 November.