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Manchester City travel to London to take on Arsenal in the Premier League this evening.
With manager, Manuel Pellegrini's contract due up at the end of the season, it's been rumoured Bayern Munich's Pep Guardiola could be on his way to the City of Manchester Stadium.
The former Barcelona coach has been linked with a move to a number of clubs in the Premier League, including City, and Pellegrini says he has no doubts that Guardiola will work in England at some stage.
The Prince of Wales is to travel North today to visit businesses in Cumbria.
The heir to the throne will see how communities are coping with the aftermath of Storm Desmond which left thousands of homes and businesses under water.
Parts of the county were deluged when an entire month's rain fell in just 48 hours.
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One of the best known parts of the North West's aviation heritage is being torn down to build houses.
An attempt to stop the redevelopment failed so the hangars and runways at Woodford Aerodrome in Cheshire are going.
The site was once home to the famous Lancaster and Vulcan bombers. A landowner wanted the scheme stopped, claiming it would damage the greenbelt. But the Appeal Court ruled it would actually "enhance" the area.
Ralph Blunsom reports.
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Xi Jinping and Prime Minister David Cameron will be in Manchester for the final day of the Chinese president's state visit. There will be more courting of the worlds 2nd largest economy, more talk about the Northern Powerhouse - and football.
The president will tour a football academy to meet former players from Manchester City and United and watch a training match during the visit. There's also expected to be an announcement of a new air route between China and Manchester. .
The Prime Minister and president will also attend a lunch at Manchester Town Hall, alongside more than 200 businesses, civic leaders and community representatives from across the north of England and China.
Other deals include Beijing Construction and Engineering Group (BCEG) being appointed as main contractor for the Middlewood Locks regeneration project in Salford.