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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.

Op-Ed: Soccer: Manchester United signs David de Gea, City chases Neymar

Manchester - Following the recent retirement of goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, Manchester United have acquired the services of David de Gea from Atletico Madrid.

Thieves allegedly rob woman on video as she lay dying on street

Greater Manchester police have released a CCTV video of two suspects wanted for questioning after they were seen riding bicycles past a woman who collapsed in the street and then approached her from another angle out of the view of the security camera.

Four jailed for attack caught on CCTV, woman confronts culprits

Moss Side - CCTV footage was released of a woman stepping in to help a man who was attacked by four others. The offenders have been sentenced to time in jail.

Fourteen injured in major gas explosion

Irlam - A suspected gas explosion in Salford, Greater Manchester has injured at least fourteen people. The explosion also hit four houses which destroyed the terraced homes in Silver Street, Irlam.

Rooney will stay at Manchester United

Manchester - Wayne Rooney has agreed to sign a new five-year contract at Manchester United to end the constant rumours and speculation of his future at Old Trafford.
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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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The Shakespeare pub  Manchester. Some of the carvings and other ornamentations came from a building ...
The Shakespeare pub, Manchester. Some of the carvings and other ornamentations came from a building that was demolished in Chester and are probably 17th Century.
Curry Mile in Rusholme  Manchester. The cats heads were found in an alleyway close by.
Curry Mile in Rusholme, Manchester. The cats heads were found in an alleyway close by.
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A glass drum kit inside Dawsons music shop  in the center of Manchester  England.
A glass drum kit inside Dawsons music shop, in the center of Manchester, England.
Intense flooding in the Greater Manchester area in the UK
Intense flooding in the Greater Manchester area in the UK
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File photo: Protesters march in Manchester
File photo: Protesters march in Manchester
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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.
A last look at Manchester  close to the main railway station to London.
A last look at Manchester, close to the main railway station to London.
Manchester has the second largest China Town in the U.K. This image shows the archway on Faulkner St...
Manchester has the second largest China Town in the U.K. This image shows the archway on Faulkner Street which was completed in 1987.
Tourists are show round the set of the ITV soap opera Coronation Street  at Granada Studios  Manches...
Tourists are show round the set of the ITV soap opera Coronation Street, at Granada Studios, Manchester, England.
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Carlos Tévez billboard
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Hyde Town Hall
Hyde Town Hall
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The main green space in the city center  located close to the main shopping area.
The main green space in the city center, located close to the main shopping area.
Many of the buildings reflect the old Victorian splendor  although they are mainly used for shops an...
Many of the buildings reflect the old Victorian splendor, although they are mainly used for shops and offices.
The Rovers Return Inn in Coronation Street  a British soap opera
The Rovers Return Inn in Coronation Street, a British soap opera
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Manchester Art Gallery. The main gallery premises were built for a learned society in 1823. The gall...
Manchester Art Gallery. The main gallery premises were built for a learned society in 1823. The gallery has a collection of more than 25,000 objects.
One of Manchester s many museums  located close to the university.
One of Manchester's many museums, located close to the university.
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.