A late Rio Ferdinand goal gave Manchester United a 2-1 win over Swansea City in Sir Alex Ferguson's last match at Old Trafford.
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Friday will be a much calmer day for many, with the weather set to remain dryer with sunny periods and much lighter winds than on Thursday.
Teachers and managers in particularly are putting in hundreds of hours of overtime free of charge.
Labour have lost the Copeland by-election, a seat they had held since 1983, as the Conservatives edged the vote by 2,000 votes.