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  1. Updates on Friday 16 February

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Wigan win

Luke Reddy

BBC Sport

Wigan Athletic end Manchester City's hopes of a Quadruple as Will Grigg's goal secures a famous FA Cup win.

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Welcome to North West Local Live.

We're here until 18:00 with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather from across the region.

Man City women celebrate beating Birmingham City in the Women's FA Cup

Holders Manchester City need extra time to beat Birmingham City and reach the Women's FA Cup quarter-finals.

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Football

Blackpool's wait for a first home win since October goes on as they are held to a draw by Peterborough at Bloomfield Road.

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Severe accident: M6 Cheshire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M6 Cheshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic 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

Severe accident: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe accident, at J10 for B5214.

M60 Greater Manchester - M60 in Trafford lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic anticlockwise at J10, B5214 (Trafford Centre), because of an accident.

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

Manchester United's Scott McTominay celebrates

New Scotland boss Alex McLeish should call up midfielder Scott McTominay before England do, according to Manchester United's Jose Mourinho.

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Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

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

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

Rochdale midfielder Daniel Adshead

Neil Johnston

BBC Sport

Rochdale's squad for the FA Cup match with Spurs is likely to feature a deputy head boy who is preparing for his GCSEs.

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Severe disruption: A56 Cheshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

A56 Cheshire eastbound severe disruption, at Wood Lane.

A56 Cheshire - A56 Chester Road in Runcorn blocked eastbound at the Wood Lane junction, because of an overturned van. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: A62 Greater Manchester both ways

BBC News Travel

A62 Greater Manchester both ways severe disruption, between Ash Street and Aldred Street.

A62 Greater Manchester - A62 Oldham Road in Failsworth closed in both directions between the Ash Street junction and the Aldred Street junction, because of a police incident.

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

Severe disruption: M56 Cheshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M56 Cheshire westbound severe disruption, at J7 for A556.

M56 Cheshire - M56 lane blocked on exit slip road and slow traffic westbound at J7, A556 (Bowdon), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Football

Billy Kee's second-half penalty earns high-flying Accrington a point from a 1-1 draw at Barnet.

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Football

Substitute Paul Mullin scores a late winner for promotion-chasing Swindon as they edge past Port Vale at the County Ground.

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Football

Tom Anderson scores twice as Doncaster Rovers ease to victory over League One strugglers Fleetwood Town.

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Football

A last-gasp goal from Gregg Wylde earns Morecambe a share of the spoils against Forest Green in League Two.

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National League

Tranmere Rovers move second in the National League as Connor Jennings' goal downs Bromley at Prenton Park.

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National League

Ross Hannah strikes twice as relegation-battling Chester beat Eastleigh to claim a much-needed National League win.

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National League

Macclesfield extend their lead at the top of the National League to four points with victory at 10-man Aldershot.

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National League

Leyton Orient boost their National League survival hopes with victory at play-off chasing AFC Fylde.

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Severe accident: A5104 Flintshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A5104 Flintshire both ways severe accident, between Wood Lane and A55 J36.

A5104 Flintshire - A5104 Mold Road in Broughton blocked and very slow traffic in both directions between the Wood Lane junction and Warren Bank Interchange, because of an accident involving three vehicles.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Lancashire northbound

BBC News Travel

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

M6 Lancashire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M6 northbound between J30 M61 and J31, A59 (Samlesbury), because of a vehicle fire. Congestion to J29, M65 (Lostock Hall).

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

Gareth Widdop carries the ball

Wigan Warriors and Hull FC conclude their tour of Australia with defeats by National Rugby League clubs in Sydney.

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Severe accident: M67 Greater Manchester eastbound

BBC News Travel

M67 Greater Manchester eastbound severe accident, between J3 for A627 and J4 for A57.

M67 Greater Manchester - One lane closed on M67 eastbound between J3, A627 (Hyde) and J4, A57 (Broadbottom), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe roadworks: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe roadworks, between J19 for A576 and J18 for M62 affecting J21 for A663 Broadway.

M60 Greater Manchester - M60 closed and queuing traffic anticlockwise between J19, A576 (Heaton Park Three Arrows Roundabout) and J18, M62 (Simister Island), because of an accident. Congestion to J21, A663 (Hollinwood).

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

Severe disruption: A5038 Merseyside both ways

BBC News Travel

A5038 Merseyside both ways severe disruption, between Seel Street and Upper Duke Street.

A5038 Merseyside - A5038 Berry Street in Liverpool closed in both directions between the Seel Street junction and the Upper Duke Street junction, because of a police incident.

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

Severe accident: M6 Lancashire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Lancashire southbound severe accident, between J29 for M65 and J2 for M69.

M6 Lancashire - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J29, M65 (Lostock Hall) and J2, M69 (Coventry), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M602 Greater Manchester eastbound

BBC News Travel

M602 Greater Manchester eastbound severe disruption, at J2 for A576 Gilda Brook Road.

M602 Greater Manchester - One lane closed on M602 eastbound at J2 A576 Gilda Brook Road, because of a police incident.

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

Emma Alexander (left) and Matt Wright of Chichester City

The "volunteers" of Chichester City facing Liverpool is among Sunday's ties to watch in the Women's FA Cup fifth round.

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Severe accident: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester clockwise severe accident, at J1 for A5145 affecting J26 for A560.

M60 Greater Manchester - M60 partially blocked and queuing traffic clockwise at J1, A5145 (Stockport Pyramid), because of an accident. Congestion to J26, A560 (Stockport East).

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

Our live coverage across the day

That's all from the live team for today, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with more of the latest news, sport, travel and weather from across the region.

In the meantime, this page will be updated automatically with content from across the BBC.

Blackpool squad 'credit to themselves'

BBC Sport

Blackpool boss Gary Bowyer says his side "deserve an enormous amount of credit" for coping with distractions off the pitch.

Gary Bowyer quote
BBC

Bowyer's side beat League One leaders Wigan on Tuesday to move four points clear of the relegation zone.

The club have been up for sale since November when the owners, the Oyston family, were ordered to buy out former president Valeri Belokon for £31m.

"They've been a credit to themselves," Bowyer told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"They don't allow this distraction and the adversity that's going on off the pitch to get in the way of playing football.

Golden dragon and arch display mark Chinese New Year celebrations

A golden dragon is towering over in Manchester's St Ann's Square and Liverpool's Chinese Arch will light up spectacularly for this year's Chinese New Year celebrations.

Golden dragon
Manchester City Council

The Manchester square is also home to a Chinese food market, serving up dumplings, steamed buns and dim sum to mark the Year Of The Dog.

The annual Dragon Parade through the city starts at 13:00 on Sunday with the dragon due to arrived in Chinatown, the UK's second largest, to a firecracker reception at 13:30.

A three-day celebration will take place in Liverpool's Chinatown starting tonight at 19:00 with an illuminated dragon and lion dance and culminating with a pyrotechnic display at 18:40 on Sunday.

Weather: Turning cloudy overnight

BBC Weather

Tonight there will be some cloud building which could bring showers in some places in the North West. Lows of 2C.

Weather for 16 February 2018

Severe disruption: M53 Cheshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M53 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, at J10 for A5117.

M53 Cheshire - M53 lane blocked on exit slip road southbound at J10, A5117 (Little Stanney), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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