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Police let public down on night of Manchester Arena bomb, chief says

British Transport Police assistant chief constable says officers should have been patrolling site of attackA senior police chief has admitted that officers who failed to patrol the site of the Manchester Arena bomb “let the public down”.An inquiry into the terrorist attack heard that two British Transport Police (BTP) officers left the area to take a meal break of more than two hours, involving a five-mile trip to buy kebabs. Continue reading...
Tags: Police, UK News, Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK security and counter-terrorism, British Transport Police, Manchester Arena, Manchester Arena attack, British Transport Police BTP


Manchester prepares for fall of its 'Berlin Wall'

Tadao Ando’s modernist work in Piccadilly Gardens has divided opinion since 2002To some it is a modernist masterpiece for which “any other city in the world would give their right arm”. To others, it is a concrete carbuncle that should never have been installed on what was once Manchester’s lushest square.Work was set to begin on Monday to demolish the Japanese architect Tadao Ando’s only UK work after sceptics won the battle over what has been dubbed the Mancunian Berlin Wall. Continue reading....
Tags: UK, Berlin Wall, Communities, Society, UK News, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Manchester, Greater Manchester, North Of England, Piccadilly Gardens, Tadao Ando


Concrete jungle: the brutalist buildings of northern England – in pictures

A new book captures the most aspirational and enlightened architecture of the north’s postwar years – featuring competitive church building and an endless supply of reinforced concrete Continue reading...
Tags: Books, England, Design, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Heritage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Yorkshire, Construction industry, Lancashire, Modernism, Northumberland, Cumbria, Art and design books


A Self-Taught Garage Inventor Sees His Liquid Air Storage Idea Make the Big Time

Anmar Frangoul writes via CNBC: Work has started on a liquid air energy storage site in the northwest of England, with the team behind the project stating it will be one of the largest energy storage systems in Europe. Highview Power's 50 megawatt facility in Greater Manchester will harness technology that uses something called "air liquefaction." The system involves a number of steps: excess or off peak electricity powers an air liquefier. This cleans, compresses then cools ambient air, turning...
Tags: England, Tech, Bbc, Greater Manchester, Cnbc, University Of Leeds, Dearman, Highview Power, Peter Dearman, Anmar Frangoul, Europe Highview Power, Carlton Power Read


Nurses will be allowed to look after two Covid patients to ease pressure on hospitals

Nurses will be permitted to look after two Covid patients at the same time in an attempt to relieve strain on hospitals, NHS bosses have ruled. NHS England has decided to temporarily relax the 1:1 rule amid rising numbers of staff who have been forced off sick with the virus or told to self-isolate. The number of people ill with Covid has risen to 11,514, of who 986 are on ventilators, according to the most recent figures. NHS England has agreed its decision with the British Association of Criti...
Tags: England, News, NHS, Greater Manchester, Wood, Lincolnshire, Scunthorpe, Grimsby, Goole, North East Lincolnshire, Scunthorpe General Hospital, Northern Lincolnshire, COVID, British Association of Critical Care Nurses, Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Kate Wood


Engels comes of age: the socialist who wanted a joyous life for everyone

Two centuries after his birth, Karl Marx’s ‘second fiddle’ is at last being recognised as the visionary he was, writes his biographerWhile most radical artists have spent the last few years demanding that statues of imperial heroes be pulled down, in Manchester they have gone the other way. In 2017, the film-maker Phil Collins transported a statue of Friedrich Engels on a flat-bed truck from eastern Ukraine, a former colony of the Soviet empire, to the heart of the “northern powerhouse”.It was a...
Tags: Books, Music, Politics, London, UK News, Ukraine, Culture, Britain, Socialism, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Karl Marx, Focus, Phil Collins, Tony Wilson, Eastbourne


Hospitals in Greater Manchester suspend non-urgent surgery and appointments

Move follows ‘major incident’ of high demand as coronavirus cases surge again in the regionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGreater Manchester hospitals have suspended non-urgent surgery and appointments after a surge in the number of coronavirus patients being treated.Operations and appointments for cancer and other urgent conditions will continue, but other bookings will be paused from Monday, the Manchester Evening News reported. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK News, Hospitals, NHS, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Health policy, Andy Burnham, Manchester Evening News, Coronavirus


Hospitals in Greater Manchester are treating "more Covid patients than at the peak of the first wave", resulting in non-urgent care...

Greater Manchester hospitals are treating "more Covid patients than at the peak of the first wave".
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Rapid Covid test ‘missed over 50% of positive cases in pilot’

Scientists warn test trialled in Greater Manchester ‘shows low sensitivity’
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Operation Moonshot: rapid Covid test missed over 50% of cases in pilot

Exclusive: Finding raises significant concerns about key test in UK’s mass-testing planCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA rapid coronavirus test at the heart of Boris Johnson’s mass-testing strategy missed more than 50% of positive cases in an Operation Moonshot pilot in Greater Manchester, the Guardian can reveal.The 20-minute tests, on which the government has spent £323m for use on hospital and care home staff with no symptoms, identified only 46.7% of infections du...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Society, UK News, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Salford, Coronavirus


Nearly 500 child sexual exploitation victims identified by Greater Manchester police

Operation Green Jacket follows much criticised Operation Augusta, disbanded in 2005, which found only 25 casesNearly 500 victims of child sexual exploitation have been identified by a major police investigation in Greater Manchester.Greater Manchester Police said it was aware of 480 young victims of sexual abuse and had identified more than 650 offenders dating back to the early 2000s. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Greater Manchester, Operation Augusta, Greater Manchester Greater Manchester Police


One post, 947 applicants: restaurant’s story reveals the depth of UK jobs crisis

Desperate candidates for a minimum wage role in Manchester face dwindling savings and choosing between paying for food or billsIt was a single job advert for a minimum wage role as a waiter in a Manchester restaurant.Buoyed by the “eat out to help out” scheme, Peru Perdu, a Peruvian themed eatery in the heart of the city was looking for someone to join its serving staff. Within four days, 320 people had applied. And by the time the ad was taken down, 947 people had submitted applications. Contin...
Tags: Business, UK, Money, Society, UK News, Work & careers, Unemployment, Television & radio, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Guardian Careers, North Of England, Hospitality Industry, Coronavirus, Peru Perdu


UK police used more force in lockdown despite lower crime rates

Exclusive: Figures from 32 forces show 15% fall in crime and 12.5% increase in use of force from April to JunePolice officers deploying the use of force against members of the public was higher at the height of lockdown than in the previous three months despite crime rates falling significantly, it can be revealed.Analysis by Liberty Investigates and the Guardian of figures obtained through freedom of information laws from 32 police forces in England and Wales shows there were almost 20,000 more...
Tags: UK, England, London, Crime, Wales, Police, UK News, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Metropolitan Police, Liberty Investigates


Manchester hospitals deploy new wireless platform to monitor Covid-19 patients in hospital and at home

The surge in Covid-19 patients in Greater Manchester has provided the opportunity for two hospitals to deploy a new wireless monitoring platform which they hope will allow clinicians to identify and predict deteriorating patients faster and with less nurse to patient contact.
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Coronavirus: Tesco among supermarkets accused of failing to enforce COVID-19 face covering rules by Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham - Sky News

Coronavirus: Tesco among supermarkets accused of failing to enforce COVID-19 face covering rules by Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham   Sky News
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UK coronavirus live: Warrington will move to tier 3 at midnight, government confirms

Warrington moves into highest tier as Downing Street faces continued anger at refusal to extend free school meals schemeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.28pm GMT Rotherham Hospital reported higher numbers of Covid positive inpatients on Monday than at the height of the first wave.A spokesman for the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust said: As of 8am this morning, we had 96 patients in Rotherham Hospital who have tested positive for Covid-19, of these six were in cri...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, Greater Manchester, Schools, Bolton, Downing Street, Warrington, School meals, Coronavirus, Rotherham Hospital, Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, Breightmet, Dorothy Foster, Jean Barrass


Frustration is rising as clampdowns spread across UK: are we in grip of Covid fatigue?

A sense of unfairness has dented public confidence and compliance with fast-changing restrictionsAs the people of Sheffield prepared to join Greater Manchester and the Liverpool city region in the premier league of Covid-19 restrictions – tier 3 – there were widely differing views on whether the tough new rules about to be imposed from London were welcome, or would even work. On the streets and in the city’s pubs last Thursday evening there was, however, one commonly held opinion – compliance wo...
Tags: UK, Science, London, Pubs, NHS, Liverpool, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Sheffield, Phillip, Coronavirus, Greedy Greek Deli


Revolution 96.2 sold to Bauer for Greatest Hits Radio

Greatest Hits Radio will be heard in more areas of Greater Manchester on FM later this year following the sale of Revolution 96.2. The station covers Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside and has been broadcasting since 1999. The owner, Credible Media, also owns the Oldham Evening Chronicle brand. Credible Media bought the station from Steve Penk in 2014 and it has been run by Matt Ramsbottom ever since. The service, once rebranded to Greatest Hits Radio, will be able to take all the programming cur...
Tags: Top, Radio, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Radio industry, Bolton, Alerts, Elliot, Dee, Bauer, Steve Penk, Oldham Evening Chronicle, Matt Ramsbottom, Bauer Radio, Revolution 96.2, The North of England


James Martin fans left disappointed following new restaurant update

Following Boris Johnson's announcement that Greater Manchester will enter Tier 3...
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UK coronavirus live: daily record of 26,688 new Covid cases; Sturgeon confirms Scotland's five-tier lockdown plan

Daily high is 25% increase on day before; first minister condemns UK PM for ‘ignoring expert advice’Warning of tens of thousands of deaths in England in second waveSturgeon accuses Johnson of ignoring expert Covid adviceBolton council breaks ranks over Greater Manchester support packageSadiq Khan accuses Boris Johnson of ‘blatant lie’ over TfLGlobal coronavirus updates – live 5.22pm BST The UK government has just updated its coronavirus dashboard. Here are the key figures. 4.43pm BST At ...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Scotland, European Union, UK News, House Of Commons, Greater Manchester, Nicola Sturgeon, Sheffield, Yorkshire, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Pmqs, Khan, Johnson


UK coronavirus live: Sturgeon condemns Johnson as she confirms Scotland's five-tier lockdown plan

First minister says UK PM ignoring expert advice; MPs debate Labour plan for economic support for areas under Covid restrictionsStarmer accuses Johnson of ‘bargaining with people’s lives’Bolton council breaks ranks over Greater Manchester support packageSouth Yorkshire agrees to go under tier 3 Covid restrictionsSadiq Khan accuses Boris Johnson of ‘blatant lie’ over TfLGlobal coronavirus updates – live 4.33pm BST Labour has just lost the vote on its motion calling for “fair” economic support...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Scotland, European Union, UK News, Labour, House Of Commons, Greater Manchester, Sheffield, Yorkshire, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Pmqs, Johnson, Bolton


UK coronavirus live: Nicola Sturgeon to announce five-tier lockdown plan as Scotland passes 50,000 cases

Scotland also records highest daily deaths since May; MPs debate Labour plan for economic support for areas under Covid restrictionsStarmer accuses Johnson of ‘bargaining with people’s lives’Bolton council breaks ranks over Greater Manchester support packageSouth Yorkshire agrees to go under tier 3 Covid restrictionsSadiq Khan accuses Boris Johnson of ‘blatant lie’ over TfLGlobal coronavirus updates – live 2.58pm BST Government talks with Tees Valley and Tyneside over introducing tier 3 coro...
Tags: Politics, UK, Scotland, Conservative, European Union, UK News, Labour, House Of Commons, Greater Manchester, Nicola Sturgeon, Sheffield, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, West Yorkshire, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham


Bolton council breaks ranks over Greater Manchester support package

Tory-run council begins negotiating bespoke deal after region’s 10 boroughs rejected £60m offer on Tuesday Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGreater Manchester’s only Conservative-run council has begun negotiating a bespoke deal for its hospitality workers after the communities secretary, Robert Jenrick, invited the region’s leaders to come forward individually to claim their share of a £60m coronavirus relief package they all rejected on Tuesday.Bolton’s leader, David ...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, UK News, Labour, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Mayoral elections, Andy Burnham, Bolton, City Mayors, North Of England, Robert Jenrick, Coronavirus, David Greenhalgh


Covid: Greater Manchester given £60m support package

Greater Manchester is set to move to the toughest tier of Covid-19 restrictions after talks failed.
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UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson confirms £60m will go to Greater Manchester boroughs in tier 3

Boris Johnson faces Keir Starmer at PMQs as more regions of England go into strictest lockdown restrictionsSouth Yorkshire agrees to go under tier 3 Covid restrictionsAndy Burnham hits out at Tory MPs over negotiations criticismGyms allowed to reopen in Merseyside after tier 3 Covid rowTier 3 lockdowns in England: latest Covid restrictions explainedGlobal coronavirus updates – live 12.29pm BST Robin Millar (Con) asks if the future is a series of rolling national lockdowns. Or should governme...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Scotland, European Union, UK News, Labour, House Of Commons, Greater Manchester, Sheffield, Yorkshire, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Pmqs, Johnson, Merseyside


Andy Burnham hits out at Tory MPs over Covid negotiations criticism

Greater Manchester mayor dismisses claims by local MPs that he rejected a good dealCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAndy Burnham has lambasted Conservative MPs trying to encourage the government to pick off Greater Manchester councils one by one after the region failed to collectively reach a coronavirus deal with ministers.The government said the £60m business support offer unanimously rejected by Burnham and Greater Manchester’s 10 leaders was “still on the table”, a...
Tags: Politics, England, Conservatives, UK News, Labour, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Sheffield, Mayoral elections, Andy Burnham, City Mayors, North Of England, Burnham, Coronavirus


UK coronavirus live: Sheffield city region mayor says 'inaction not an option' as he agrees tier 3 restrictions

Latest updates: South Yorkshire third region in England to get strictest measures after local leaders agreed a deal with governmentSouth Yorkshire agrees to go under tier 3 Covid restrictionsGyms allowed to reopen in Merseyside after tier 3 Covid rowCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.31am BST Gyms will be allowed to reopen in Merseyside after the UK government failed to provide evidence that they should close under the top-tier strict coronavirus restrictions impo...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, UK News, Liverpool, House Of Commons, Greater Manchester, Sheffield, Yorkshire, Boris Johnson, Pmqs, Merseyside, South Yorkshire, Keir Starmer, Lancashire, North Of England


Coronavirus live news: record daily Covid deaths in Russia; CDC finds 300,000 excess deaths in US

Russia nears 25,000 coronavirus deaths; South Yorkshire third England region to enter tier 3 restrictions; Covid-19 death toll might be ‘underascertained’, says CDC300,000 excess US deaths recorded as Cathay Pacific cuts 5,900 jobsSpain poised to become first European country with over 1m casesNew Zealand records 25 Covid cases amid arrival of foreign fishing crewsNo deal: how Greater Manchester’s Covid talks broke downSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.40am BST In the UK, the government has...
Tags: UK, England, Science, London, Cdc, Russia, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Greater Manchester, South Yorkshire, Sadiq Khan, Cathay Pacific


Coronavirus live news: South Yorkshire 'on cusp' of tighter lockdown; CDC finds 300,000 excess deaths in US

UK move comes after Greater Manchester was put into tier 3; finding means Covid-19 death toll might be ‘underascertained’, says CDC300,000 excess US deaths recorded as Cathay Pacific cuts 5,900 jobsSpain poised to become first European country with over 1m casesNew Zealand records 25 Covid cases amid arrival of foreign fishing crewsNo deal: how Greater Manchester’s Covid talks broke downSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.48am BST The UK government is “on the cusp” of agreeing a deal with loc...
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Covid: Hancock defends 'fair' tier 3 offer for Greater Manchester

The health secretary says the £60m offer "remains on the table", despite local leaders rejecting it.
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