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Woman plunges 60 feet in department store, lands on display bed

Cheadle - A display bed in a department store broke the fall of a woman who plunged 60 feet from an upper floor. The 60-year-old woman reportedly suffered hip and spine injuries in the incident, which occurred around 4 p.m. Monday in the John Lewis store.

Review: Secret aspects of Manchester University revealed Special

Manchester - The University of Manchester is one of the leading universities in the U.K., part of the prestigious Russell Group. Behind its modern image the university contains a number of historic buildings and features of interest.

Investing in the future of graphene, as lab scoops $4.5 million

Manchester - Graphene is heralded as the wonder material that will lead to a range of improved electronic devices. It was discovered 10 years ago at the University of Manchester, and the pioneering institution has just been awarded a large grant.

Pellegrini's focus on discipline & wide overloads subdues Everton

Manchester City’s trip to Goodison Park presented a clash between last week’s top performers, placing Roberto Martinez in a bind regarding the manner in which his Everton side would approach the match.

Interview with Shaun Ryder of the Happy Mondays Special

Famed for their hedonistic lifestyle and upbeat tunes, the Happy Mondays became a musical force to be reckoned with in the late 1980s, early 1990s. Now they're back with the original lineup.

The old and the new in Manchester Special

Manchester - Manchester is England's third largest city, and it holds an important place in history, being the powerhouse of the industrial revolution. Today, the city provides a contrast of Victorian splendor and new developments.

Bag of cat heads found near Manchester curry restaurants

Manchester - A bin bag of cat heads has been found on a street in Manchester. The discovery is close to Wilmslow Road, an area famed for having many curry houses.

Manchester United prepare for signing spree

English soccer champions Manchester United will ramp up spending on new players to improve their ailing squad and boost the team's chances of winning the trophies that have been key to their financial su...

Morrissey announces new album deal

The former Smiths singer Morrissey has signed a deal to release two new albums. This comes five years since his most recent record.

UK man turned away from Ryanair flight in Málaga due to whisky

Guy Horne treated himself to some duty-free Glenmorangie whisky at Málaga airport, but ran into a problem when trying to board his flight to Manchester and was not allowed to get on the plane.

Unseen Lowry paintings on show

Manchester - More than 100 previously unseen drawings, oil sketches and paintings by the artist LS Lowry are to go on show at a special exhibition in Salford.

Abuse against goths and punks is now a hate crime in Manchester

A police force in Manchester, England, will now start treating violence and abuse against goths and punks as hate crimes.

Manchester United plans to turn up the volume

Manchester - The traditional football supporter’s chant of “it’s all gone quite over there” seems to be coming true at the home of Manchester United.

Huge English Defence League protest march in Manchester

Manchester - Some had prematurely celebrated the demise of the EDL, especially after the imprisonment of their charismatic leader known as Tommy Robinson on what many had described as politically motivated and trumped up charges.

World famous violin teacher makes a statement about his arrest

Manchester - Wen Zhou Li, an internationally recognised teacher of the violin, was arrested on rape allegations made by a former student of his at Chethams School of Music in Manchester.

Voters in Manchester still unsure of Labour Party policies Special

Manchester - A radio discussion in Manchester today showed that people are still unsure of what alternative policies the Labour Party has to offer.

Labour Party fringe meetings kick start conference in Manchester Special

Manchester - The UK Labour Party started its annual five-day conference on Sunday, under the theme 'rebuilding Britain', in the Northwest city of Manchester.

The unfazed UK boy who breached the airport security

London - Liam Corcoran, the 11-year old boy had neither a passport, nor a ticket. Yet, this boy without even a boarding pass managed to fly 1000 mile (1,700-km) on a passenger plane from England to Italy.

Boy, 11, flies Manchester to Rome without passport or ticket

Manchester - British Security is being questioned, on the eve of the Olympics, after an 11-year old boy flew from Manchester to Rome without a passport, ticket or boarding pass.

Subway restaurant looking to open in UK school

The fast-food chain Subway is talking about opening up a location in a secondary school in located in Manchester, England.

UK helpline service for Muslim youth to expand on national level Special

Manchester - A UK-based Muslim charity which provides a free and confidential emotional support service to young Muslims is establishing volunteer teams nationally for the first time in its 10-year history.

Morrissey and The Smiths exhibition opens in Manchester

Manchester - An exhibition with a difference has opened in Manchester. The exhibition celebrates the works of The Smiths, the seminal '80s indie group, through a series of art exhibits.

The English Defence League (EDL) peacefully protest in Hyde

Hyde - On Saturday 25 February 2012, the patriotic English Defence League peacefully protested in Hyde, Greater Manchester, England.

Hyde, Manchester — Daniel Stringer-Prince demonstrations planned

Manchester - Demonstrations have been organised for Saturday 25 February 2012, in Hyde, Greater Manchester to protest against the cowardly, gang attack on Daniel Stringer-Prince.

'My Tram Experience' woman charged as similar video hits YouTube

Croydon - Following the shocking "My Tram Experience" video which has been circulating the Internet over the past few days, Emma West - a 34-year-old mother from New Addington, London - has been charged.

A City Rises: The Momentum of Manchester City

The city of Manchester has never been so spoilt in all its days. A fantastically vibrant city in it’s own right. However, it’s gained world wide recognition for being one of the birthplaces of indie music.

Petition to prevent Manchester-based family from eviction Special

Manchester - Around 30 people gathered outside the Crown Prosecution Service in Manchester on Tuesday to hand in a petition which generated over 10,000 signatures to prevent a family from being evicted from their home in Longsight, Manchester.

An interview with a homeless person in Manchester, UK Special

Manchester - We walk past at least one homeless person everyday, often with indifference, sometimes with contempt. Yet not all the homeless people on the streets are the same and there is more to them than meets the eye.

Op-Ed: Manchester – united in triumph

If you thought 22 men running up and down trying to kick a ball into the back of a net was the waste of an afternoon, Arsène Wenger may just agree with you.

PM Cameron authorises use of water cannons against rioters

London - Following a fourth night of rioting and looting across many English cities the British Prime Minister authorised the use of water cannons against those rioting.
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The Wheel of Manchester: a new 52.7-metre (173 feet) Ferris wheel.
The Wheel of Manchester: a new 52.7-metre (173 feet) Ferris wheel.
Manchester United Vs. Manchester City - 2010/11 FA Cup semi-final  Wembley Stadium.
Manchester United Vs. Manchester City - 2010/11 FA Cup semi-final, Wembley Stadium.
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Building and sign promoting the University of Manchester, one of the U.K.'s leading institutions.
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COMBINE: A Boeing 747 jetliner operated by Virgin Atlantic Airways waits on the tarmac at Manchester Ringway International Airport in Manchester, England, in 2005.
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Carlos Tévez billboard
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A watering hole called  The Thirsty Scholar  in Manchester s university district. A bar popular with...
A watering hole called 'The Thirsty Scholar' in Manchester's university district. A bar popular with students, academics and locals alike.
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Co-operative Wholesale Society HQ, Manchester
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Hyde Town Hall
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The Rovers Return Inn in Coronation Street, a British soap opera
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File photo: Protesters march in Manchester
File photo: Protesters march in Manchester
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A last look at Manchester, close to the main railway station to London.
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The Beyer Building close up. The architect was the celebrated Alfred Waterhouse (Waterhouse also designed the Natural History Museum in London).
Intense flooding in the Greater Manchester area in the UK
Intense flooding in the Greater Manchester area in the UK
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A concourse at the University of Manchester  a place for students to stroll through and to relax.
A concourse at the University of Manchester, a place for students to stroll through and to relax.
A a Gothic style building designed by Alfred Waterhouse at University of Manchester.
A a Gothic style building designed by Alfred Waterhouse at University of Manchester.
The John Owens building at the University of Manchester. The firm created by Owens firm traded with ...
The John Owens building at the University of Manchester. The firm created by Owens firm traded with China, India, South America and the U.S., dealing in many other commodities.
A view of Oxford Road  Manchester  where the university complex is located.
A view of Oxford Road, Manchester, where the university complex is located.
Manchester Town Hall is a Victorian  Neo-gothic municipal building  completed in 1877.
Manchester Town Hall is a Victorian, Neo-gothic municipal building, completed in 1877.
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The Happy Mondays
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