The top of Manchester Airport's new control tower will be hoisted into place this afternoon. Europe's biggest crane has been brought over to lift the cap into position. It will house state of the art air traffic control equipment. Services will switch from the existing control tower next spring.
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Grey start but improving with some warm sunshine by afternoon
Misty again overnight. Murky and damp conditions returning to the Pennines. Grey start Friday but warm sunshine will develop from the west
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