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Manchester police defend prosecution of two mentally ill people

Women who tried to kill themselves were charged this year after causing traffic jamsA police force has defended its decision to prosecute two mentally ill women who were charged after they caused traffic jams when trying to kill themselves.Greater Manchester police (GMP) charged the two this year following the incidents. The force said it would review both cases and stressed prosecution was “rarely a course of action for someone with a mental health condition”. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Police, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Manchester, Greater Manchester, GMP


Manchester Arena attack: city remembers victims, two years on

Hundreds gather in St Ann’s Square to observe minute’s silence for 22 bombing victimsThe 22 victims of the Manchester Arena attack have been remembered, two years on. Hundreds of people gathered to observe a minute’s silence in St Ann’s Square, which was home to thousands of floral tributes after the bombing on 22 May 2017.Inside St Ann’s church, survivors and the bereaved attended a private service of remembrance. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ANN, Manchester Arena, Manchester Arena attack, St Ann 's Square


Police condemn speculation about violence at Tommy Robinson rally

Supporters and counter-protesters clashed at far-right activist’s event in OldhamPolice have condemned “speculation and ill-informed comments” on social media about violence that erupted during a Tommy Robinson campaign rally in Oldham.Greater Manchester police said bricks and eggs were thrown during clashes between supporters of the anti-Islam activist, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, and counter-protestors on Saturday night. Continue reading...
Tags: Race, UK News, Islam, Greater Manchester, The far right, Islamophobia, European elections, Tommy Robinson, Stephen Yaxley Lennon, Oldham Greater Manchester, OldhamPolice


Deer sighted swimming in Manchester canal and racing through city

Animal apparently reached the end of the canal before jumping out and galloping offA deer has been seen swimming and running through parts of Manchester.Sightings were reported from around noon as the deer was spotted in a canal swimming past the Well Pharmacy offices in Castlefield, as well as running down Oxford Road. Continue reading...
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Doe! Disoriented deer dodges cars then swims in Manchester canal

Shoppers shocked as animal veers off the beaten track and gambols through city streets A deer was seen swimming and running through parts of Manchester on Thursday.Sightings were reported from around noon as the deer was seen in a canal swimming past the Well Pharmacy head office in Castlefield – an inner city conservation area. Continue reading...
Tags: Animals, UK News, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Castlefield


Man jailed for painting racist graffiti on family's Salford home

Vaughan Dowd, 55, jailed for 12 months for writing ‘no blacks’ on front doorA man who daubed “No blacks” on the front door of the home of an African man and his 10-year-old son has been jailed for 12 months.Vaughan Dowd, 55, vandalised the front door of the home of Jackson Yamba, 38, five days after the solicitor moved into the same block of flats where the defendant lived in Irlams o’ th’ Height in Salford, Greater Manchester. Continue reading...
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Diner accidentally gets £4,500 bottle of wine in Manchester restaurant

Hawksmoor steakhouse tweets ‘chin up!’ to staff who served it, adding: ‘mistakes happen’A lucky diner was accidentally given a £4,500 bottle of red wine at a steakhouse in Manchester .A member of staff at the Manchester branch of Hawksmoor, an upmarket chain specialising in steaks and seafood with nine sites across the UK, apparently served the luxury wine unknowingly in what the restaurant management described as a “one-off mistake”. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, UK News, Food & drink industry, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Hawksmoor


Greater Manchester Metrolink: Public transport abuse 'all too common'

A woman sexually harassed on Greater Manchester's Metrolink says it "crossed a whole new line".
Tags: News, Greater Manchester, Metrolink, Manchester Metrolink


Nuclear wasteland: Inside the ghost towns of Fukushima

Nuclear wasteland Inside the ghost towns of Fukushima Nuclear wasteland Inside the ghost towns of Fukushima Eight years on from the tsunami and nuclear meltdown, much of Japan’s Fukushima province remains derelict and deserted. But are the radiation fears stopping people returning misplaced? Rob Gilhooly reports from Tomioka. Pictures by Simon Townsley This article has an estimated read time of 11 minutes There was a chilling silence in the town of Tomioka in the days after the March 2011 Fukush...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, UK, Science, London, US, United States, Greater Manchester, Tokyo, Fukushima, Boris Johnson, Telegraph, Greenpeace, Oxford University, Public Health England


Nuclear wasteland: Inside the ghost towns of Fukushima

There was a chilling silence in the town of Tomioka in the days after the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Shoes were left in porches, half-read newspapers lay abandoned next to cups of tea, long gone cold. As night closed in on the seaside town, lights glared out from a few bare windows, while news of the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant just six miles away drifted from a solitary radio. Nobody was home. Eight years on, little has changed. Before March 11, 2011 – ...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, UK, Science, London, US, United States, Greater Manchester, Tokyo, Fukushima, Boris Johnson, Telegraph, Greenpeace, Oxford University, Public Health England


THE DANGERS OF FLUORIDE ADDED TO DRINKING WATER IN PREGNANCY

When I was trying to conceive, I was worried about the quality of my tap water, although I never had it tested, I bought bottled water and tried to get fluoride free water.  Fluoride is added to community water in most areas, but it has been associated with declining birth rates and hypothyroidism. SEE ALSO: FOODS AND TEAS FOR FERTILITY (getpregnantover40.com) This articles explain more: Findings We found that higher levels of fluoride in drinking water provide a useful contribution fo...
Tags: Health, Greater Manchester, West Midlands, Infertility, Sandy Robertson


Tommy Robinson has two milkshakes thrown at him in two days – video

The English Defence League founder had a milkshake thrown over him for the second time in two days as he continued on his campaign trail for the European elections on Thursday. He was hit with the drink in Bury on Wednesday and in Warrington on Thursday.Tommy Robinson doused in milkshake for second time in two days Continue reading...
Tags: Greater Manchester, Warrington, English Defence League, Tommy Robinson


Tommy Robinson doused in milkshake for second time in two days

Rightwing activist hit as he campaigned for European elections in Warrington and Bury Rightwing activist Tommy Robinson had a milkshake thrown over him for the second time in two days as he continued on his campaign trail for the European elections on Thursday.The English Defence League founder – who is running as an independent to become an MEP for the north-west of England – was hit with the drink during a walkabout in Warrington, Cheshire. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, England, UK News, Greater Manchester, Islamophobia, Warrington, English Defence League, Tommy Robinson, European parliamentary elections 2019, Bury Rightwing, Warrington Cheshire Continue


Teenage boy pleads not guilty to Yousef Makki murder

Manchester Grammar schoolboy, 17, died after being stabbed on 2 MarchThe teenage schoolboy accused of stabbing another 17-year-old in one of the wealthiest neighbourhoods of Greater Manchester has pleaded not guilty to murder.The defendant, who cannot be named because he is under 18, is charged with murdering Yousef Makki, a scholarship pupil at the private Manchester Grammar School.
Tags: UK News, Greater Manchester, Yousef Makki


Tommy Robinson announces plans to stand as MEP

Manchester community leaders hit out at anti-Islam activist’s planned event in cityFaith leaders and politicians from across Manchester have united to condemn the anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson, who has announced plans to stand as an MEP in the European elections.Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, is holding an event in Wythenshawe, south Manchester, later on Thursday at which he is expected to address supporters on his first foray into frontline politics next month. Continu...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Islam, Manchester, Greater Manchester, The far right, European elections, Robinson, Tommy Robinson, Stephen Yaxley Lennon, 2019 European parliamentary elections, Wythenshawe south Manchester


Tommy Robinson expected to announce plans to stand as MEP

Manchester community leaders hit out at anti-Islam activist’s planned event in cityFaith leaders and politicians from across Manchester have united to condemn the anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson as he is expected to announce plans to stand as an MEP in the European elections.Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, is holding an event in Wythenshawe, south Manchester, later on Thursday at which he is expected to confirm his first foray into frontline politics next month. Continue r...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Islam, Manchester, Greater Manchester, The far right, European elections, Robinson, Tommy Robinson, Stephen Yaxley Lennon, 2019 European parliamentary elections, Wythenshawe south Manchester


'Wimbledon Prowler' admits raiding homes

Asdrit Kapaj travelled from his home in Greater Manchester to carry out the burglaries.
Tags: News, Greater Manchester, Asdrit Kapaj


Hero firefighter and his GP wife named among British victims of Sri Lanka terror attacks

A former firefighter and his GP wife have been named as among the eight Britons killed in the Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka. Bill Harrop and Dr Sally Bradley from Manchester had been on holiday in the country when they were killed in the blast that struck the Cinnamon Grand Hotel. Mr Harrop's son Gavin, who had joined them on the trip, survived the blasts as he was staying in a different hotel. Assistant County Fire Officer Dave Keelan, of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Servi...
Tags: UK, News, Australia, Labour, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Ira, Bill, Salford, Perth, Sri Lanka, Bradley, Sally, Gavin, Kathleen Smith, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service


The north needs HS2 for its economic future | Letters

Readers, including Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram, the mayors of Greater Manchester and Liverpool city region respectively, respond to Simon Jenkins’ article advocating the scrapping of HS2We write in response to Simon Jenkins’ article (This is a final chance to scrap HS2. The north now needs HS3, 16 April). HS2 is backed by leaders in the north. The capacity that HS2 provides makes Northern Powerhouse Rail possible, and without both we won’t reach our economic potential. In the north, we have ...
Tags: London, Liverpool, Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, Simon Jenkins, Steve Rotheram, Midlands, Northern Powerhouse Rail, Crossrail We, Northern Powerhouse Rail Andy Burnham, Steve Rotheram Mayor


Dad went to bed to watch Match of the Day but never woke up after brain bleed

Manchester United fan Chris Munday, from Altrincham, in Greater Manchester, had a brain hemorrhage and didn't wake up [Author: Ashlie Blakey]
Tags: UK News, Manchester United, Greater Manchester, Altrincham, Ashlie Blakey, Chris Munday


Andy Burnham calls for mandatory security at major public venues

Nearly two years after arena bombing, Greater Manchester mayor urges thorough reviewThe mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has called for mandatory security checks at public venues almost two years after the Manchester Arena attack.The former Labour MP said he was concerned security procedures at major sports and entertainment events were sometimes non-existent and essentially voluntary, leading to “confusion and variation”. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Labour, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, Manchester Arena, Manchester Arena attack, Greater Manchester Andy Burnham


Capital’s Adam Brown to host XS Manchester Breakfast

Former Capital Manchester, Key 103 and BBC Radio Manchester presenter Adam Brown is joining XS Manchester to host Breakfast. Adam will replace Steve Berry and Sophie Sveinsson from April 23rd. Steve hosted the breakfast show when the station, previously known as Rock Radio, launched in 2008. He left in 2010 but returned to the programme in 2013. Sophie has been with XS since 2016 and on breakfast since last year. She moves to a new afternoon show, weekdays 1-4pm. XS Manchester Programme Cont...
Tags: Top, People, Radio, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Steve, Sophie, Adam, BBC Radio Manchester, Clint Boon, Adam Brown, Matt White, Steve Berry, Station News, Communicorp, Xs Manchester


British serial conman arrested in South Africa after 21 years on run

Brandon William Pyatt was found guilty of using Eric Cantona image on wine and other fraud offencesA British conman who was convicted after using the Manchester United striker Eric Cantona’s image on a range of wines without his permission has been arrested in South Africa after 21 years on the run.Brandon William Pyatt, 64, from Droylsden in Manchester, was found guilty of a series of fraud and deception offences in 1998 and sentenced to five years in prison. Continue reading...
Tags: Crime, UK News, South Africa, Manchester United, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Eric Cantona, Droylsden, Brandon William Pyatt


Chelsea star Danny Drinkwater charged with drink driving after 'really nasty' crash

The Chelsea midfielder's Range Rover crashed into a Skoda after reportedly leaving a party in Greater Manchester [Author: Darren Lewis, David Burke]
Tags: Football, Chelsea, Greater Manchester, Skoda, Danny Drinkwater, David Burke, Darren Lewis, Darren Lewis David Burke


Chelsea star Danny Drinkwater in drink driving arrest after 'really nasty' crash

The Chelsea midfielder is in police custody after his Range Rover crashed into a Skoda after reportedly leaving a party in Greater Manchester [Author: Darren Lewis, David Burke]
Tags: Football, Chelsea, Greater Manchester, Skoda, Danny Drinkwater, David Burke, Darren Lewis, Darren Lewis David Burke


Four-year-old boy held his mum's hand as he died at home from rare cancer

Ethan Turner, from Gorton in Greater Manchester, was first diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma in May 2016 and fought for almost three years against the disease [Author: Ashlie Blakey]
Tags: UK News, Greater Manchester, Gorton, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Ethan Turner, Ashlie Blakey


Oldham Tesco is 'in the pink' to support race for life - Oldham Chronicle

Oldham Tesco is 'in the pink' to support race for life   Oldham Chronicle Oldham Tesco is encouraging people in Greater Manchester to support Cancer Research UK's Race for Life by popping to...
Tags: Shopping, Greater Manchester, Cancer Research UK, Oldham Chronicle, Oldham Tesco, Oldham Chronicle Oldham Tesco


Man charged over Cheshire and Greater Manchester Police cyber-attacks

The charges relate to deliberate denial of service attacks on the Cheshire and Greater Manchester forces.
Tags: News, Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Police, Cheshire


Police appeal to Grindr users for information on violent car thief

Attacker contacted three men in Greater Manchester stabbing one victim several timesPolice are appealing to users of the gay dating app Grindr for information about an offender who has attacked three men and attempted to steal their cars.The incidents in Greater Manchester became “progressively more violent”, with the most recent victim being stabbed several times. On each occasion the encounters were initiated via contact on Grindr. Continue reading...
Tags: Crime, Police, UK News, Greater Manchester, Grindr


Gang trio guilty of botched hit that left mother and son shot

Woman and seven-year-old boy were wounded in the legs at their Salford home in 2015Three men are facing long jail sentences over a botched gangland hit in which a seven-year-old boy and his mother were shot on their doorstep.Christian Hickey Jr and his mother, Jayne, were blasted in the legs with a pistol as they answered the door to their house in Winton, Salford. Continue reading...
Tags: Crime, UK News, Greater Manchester, Salford, Jayne, Christian Hickey Jr, Winton Salford Continue