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Leaders in the north: HS2 is vital for our growth | Letters

Northern council leaders say that HS2 will add billions to their economies and create half a million jobs; while Steve Rotheram, metro mayor of Liverpool, says it will be a game-changer for his city and regionHS2 is a once-in-two-century chance to rebalance the UK economy. It isn’t just about creating links to London. There are over 25 stops from Scotland to the south-east. It increases desperately needed capacity on existing lines, creating more space for extra commuter trains. It takes lorries...
Tags: UK, London, Scotland, UK News, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Rail transport, Nottingham, Birmingham, Hs2, Leeds, South East, Steve Rotheram, Midlands, New Economics Foundation Scrap


Celebrating Purim in Manchester – in pictures

Orthodox Jewish children in fancy dress and adults take to the streets of Broughton in Greater Manchester to celebrate the annual feast of Purim, celebrated by Jewish communities around the world with parades and costume parties. Purim commemorates the defeat of Haman, the adviser to the Persian king, and his plot to massacre the Jewish people, 2,500 years ago, as recorded in the biblical book of Esther. Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Religion, UK News, Culture, Judaism, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Festivals, Broughton, Haman


Barcelona vs Manchester United: Clubs embroiled in ticket price battle

Elite clubs battle over ticket prices Barcelona and Manchester United are currently in the middle of an interesting ticket price battle ahead of their Champions League clash. The two European heavyweights are set to go head to head in the quarterfinals of the Champions League very soon. While the game is very hotly anticipated, everyone is now talking about it for less positive reasons. That is because it was announced this week that Barcelona would charge Man United’s away fans £102 per ticket...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Manchester United, La Liga, Paris, Manchester, Old Trafford, Man United, United, Red Devils, Paul Pogba, Paris Saint Germain, Parc des Princes, Blaugrana


Councils' powers to remove Grenfell-style cladding 'useless'

Exclusive: councils complain government’s backing amounts to ‘completely hollow words’New powers for councils to step in and fix privately-owned towers covered in dangerous Grenfell-style cladding are proving largely useless, leaving tens of thousands of leaseholders living in fear and facing mounting multimillion-pound bills, the Guardian has learned.As few as one in 10 of the affected private tower blocks clad in similar ACM panels to those which spread the fire at Grenfell Tower can actually...
Tags: London, UK News, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Guardian, Grenfell Tower, Grenfell Tower fire


Bridget McCain issues rare response to Trump's criticism of her father: 'You are a child' – live

John McCain’s daughter scarcely speaks in public but tweeted in response to the US president’s most recent criticisms of her fatherSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 3.06pm GMT Beto O’Rourke’s presidential campaign is already on the wrong side of the law.The former Texas congressman hasn’t committed any campaign finance violations nor are there any intimations that he colluded with foreign powers. He did park illegally in New Hampshire though and earned a $50 ticket from ...
Tags: Texas, US, US news, Pennsylvania, US politics, New Hampshire, Maine, Alaska, New Jersey, Manchester, John Mccain, Donald Trump, Susan Collins, Trump, House Gop, Lisa Murkowski


Real Madrid & Paul Pogba’s likely Manchester United price tag

Real Madrid & Paul Pogba Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba appeared to openly flirt with Real Madrid on Wednesday. Pogba, the French World Cup winner, has been in excellent form since Ole Gunnar Solksjaer took over at Old Trafford. All of a sudden Pogba is scoring and creating goals aplenty at Man United. Yet, while on international duty, Pogba dropped the following statements to the press: I have always said that Real Madrid was a dream club for everyone. It is one of the greatest club...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Manchester United, Manchester, Real Madrid, Brazil, Juventus, Zinedine Zidane, Man United, Panama, United, Paul Pogba, Zidane, Paris Saint Germain, Pogba, Marcus Rashford


Jet Airways begins cancelling wide-body flights, Hong Kong, Manchester cancelled

Jet Airways has been cancelling flight after flight on an almost daily basis. A couple of days back I had written about the international flights that the airline had cancelled. While those destinations were all serviced by the 737 fleet of which around 50 aircraft are now grounded. The destinations serviced by Jet’s wide-body fleet … The post Jet Airways begins cancelling wide-body flights, Hong Kong, Manchester cancelled appeared... >>> To read the full story click on the headline above.
Tags: Hong Kong, Manchester, Aviation, Cancellations, Jet Airways, A330, 777, Hong Kong Manchester


Man United blow: Paul Pogba talks up possible Real Madrid move

Pogba to light up the Bernabeu? In what could end up being a blow for Manchester United, Paul Pogba has talked up a potential move to Real Madrid under Zinedine Zidane. Since Jose Mourinho was sacked as Manchester United boss, Pogba has been simply unplayable. The Frenchman has now scored 14 goals and assisted 11 in all competitions this season, which is impressive for a player who couldn’t get going for the first half of the season under the previous boss. Though, before that upturn in form, P...
Tags: England, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, Manchester, Old Trafford, Real Madrid, Cardiff, Afc Bournemouth, Zinedine Zidane, Man United, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Bernabeu


Odds slashed on Paul Pogba to Real Madrid after recent quotes

Paul Pogba speaks about Real Madrid Paul Pogba is currently on international duty with France. After winning the 2018 World Cup, France will now be eyeing Euro 2020 success. They have been drawn in Group H of the qualifiers along with Albania, Andorra, Iceland, Moldova and Turkey. France’s first set of qualifiers sees them take on Moldova on Friday and Iceland on Monday. Ahead of these clashes, Pogba has been speaking to the media and causing quite a stir. Pogba spoke about the possibility of p...
Tags: France, Sport, Soccer, Manchester United, Manchester, Old Trafford, Real Madrid, Iceland, Madrid, Ladbrokes, Man United, Moldova, Psg, United, Paul Pogba, Sadio Mane


Yellow vest activist James Goddard denies assaulting journalist

Goddard, 29, also denies threatening photographer at event in Manchester city centreThe yellow vest activist James Goddard has denied charges of assaulting and threatening a journalist.Goddard, 29, appeared with a small group of supporters at Manchester magistrates court on Wednesday morning. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Manchester, Goddard, James Goddard


Everyone loves Sadio Mane’s response to Kalidou Koulibaly to Manchester United

Liverpool supporters have been loving Sadio Mane’s response to calls for Kalidou Koulibaly to join Manchester United. The 26-year-old reacted to a sign and a large number of fans asking Koulibaly to move to Old Trafford. The moment took place ahead of Senegal’s ACON qualifier against Madagascar which is set for Friday. Mane reacts to Senegal fans calling for Koulibaly to join Manchester United Le moment LOL du jour : Sadio Mané qui va charrier les supporters de Manchester United présents avec...
Tags: England, Senegal, Sport, Czech Republic, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, Liverpool, West Ham United, Manchester, Old Trafford, Real Madrid, Dubai, Madagascar, Romelu Lukaku, United


Notable female microbiologists you’ve never heard of

Browsing through the most notable names in the history of microbiology, you could be fooled into thinking there were no female scientists working in ground-breaking fields such as antibiotic studies, bacteriology, or virology in the middle of the twentieth century. In fact, laboratories did employ women, though male scientists often thought of them as supplemental parts of teams working in a highly technical field, not contributing much in the way of impact. However, a closer look at the history...
Tags: Books, Featured, Scotland, Bacteria, Manchester, Journals, University of Oxford, Gender Equality, Illinois, Cambridge University, Immunology, Antibiotics, Bishop, International Women's Day, Health & Medicine, Hunt


Man United dealt latest blow as Nemanja Matic ruled out of Serbia fixtures with injury

Mladen Krstajić, manager of the Serbian national team, has this evening confirmed that Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic is injured. Wolves 2-1 Man United Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils travelled to Molineux on Saturday night, for an FA Cup quarter-final clash. The Manchester giants headed into proceedings hoping for an immediate bounce-back performance, having disappointed en route to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Premier League top-4 rivals Arsenal in their previous outing. Howeve...
Tags: Sweden, Germany, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, Manchester, Arsenal, Alex Ferguson, Real Madrid, Serbia, Portugal, Fa, Luke Shaw, West Midlands


HG to sell Foundry to Roper Technologies for 410 mln pounds

Roper Technologies is buying Foundry, an HG portfolio company, for 410 million pounds ($544.5 million). Foundry provides high‑end visual effects and 3D design software for media & entertainment, visualisation and design-oriented industries. Arma Partners advised Foundry. PRESS RELEASE Arma Partners is pleased to announce that it has acted as exclusive financial advisor to Foundry, a portfolio company of Hg, on its sale to Roper Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ROP), a diversified technology company, for ...
Tags: Google, London, Trends, Austin, Manchester, M&a, Carlyle Group, Foundry, Roper Technologies, Business Services, WETA Digital, Arma Partners, ROP, Advent Venture Partners, Roper Technologies Inc NYSE, Foundry PRESS RELEASE Arma Partners


Ofcom approves 2BR’s upcoming change to Capital

Ofcom has completed an assessment of 2BR’s output saying its rebrand to Capital will not require any variations to its licences. Global bought the Lancashire station from UKRD in July last year, and has just announced it will be merged into Capital Manchester. The 2BR licences, which are for the Blackburn, Burley & Pendle and Preston, Chorley & Leyland areas of Lancashire, all broadcast as 2BR and share the same programming. Ofcom said 2BR was exceeding its requirements to broadcast 10 hours ...
Tags: London, Top, Global, Industry, Radio, Ofcom, Manchester, Preston, Capital, Blackburn, Lancashire, Formats, Accrington, Burnley Pendle, UKRD, 2br


Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Roman Abramovich & Chelsea’s £2.5 billion price tag

Roman Abramovich & Chelsea How interested is Roman Abramovich in Chelsea these days? Turn back the clock a few years, and Chelsea’s billionaire Russian owner was regularly in attendance at Stamford Bridge. However Abramovich is now a stranger in west London. That follows visa problems with the UK Home Office. For months there have been rumours that Abramovich is interested in selling Chelsea. On Tuesday those rumours have surfaced again in the Times. Sir Jim Ratcliffe & Chelsea’s £2.5 billion ...
Tags: UK, London, Sport, Britain, Soccer, Chelsea, Manchester, Roman Abramovich, Stamford Bridge, Times, Dynamo Kyiv, Jim Ratcliffe, Cesar Azpilicueta, Abramovich, Ratcliffe, Abramovich Chelsea


What Tesco & Sainsbury's staff really want to say to you if they could - Manchester Evening News

What Tesco & Sainsbury's staff really want to say to you if they could   Manchester Evening News Supermarket can be stressful and draining places for workers.
Tags: Shopping, Tesco, Manchester, Sainsbury, Tesco Sainsbury, Manchester Evening News


David Moyes on Man United almost signing Gareth Bale, Cesc Fabregas and Toni Kroos

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has opened up on just how close he came to coaxing a trio of star names to Old Trafford, during his time in charge at the club. Disastrous United spell Scottish tactician Moyes was the man tasked with replacing Sir Alex Ferguson at United in the summer of 2013. The former Everton boss was handed a 6-year contract with the Red Devils, with Moyes having been expected to guide the Manchester giants forward into a new era. However, what subsequently unf...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, Mario Balotelli, Marouane Fellaini, David Moyes, West Ham United, Manchester, Old Trafford, Alex Ferguson, Real Madrid, Everton, West Ham, Gareth Bale


Good for Man United: Barcelona’s Luis Suarez is injured

Barcelona vs Man United Man United were drawn against Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinal draw on Friday. Man United welcome Barcelona to Old Trafford on April 10. The return leg in the Camp Nou is on April 16. Barcelona, who beat Lyon in the last round, are on course to win the La Liga title once again. As for the Red Devils, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are battling to finish the Premier League campaign in the top four. Luis Suarez is injured vs Real Betis Will Luis Suarez be avai...
Tags: Scotland, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Premier League, La Liga, Liverpool, Manchester, Old Trafford, Luis Suarez, Messi, Barca, Lyon, Gary Neville, Camp Nou, United


Bad for Fulham: Man City’s quadruple injury boost

Fulham vs Man City When the Premier League restarts at the end of the month, Fulham return to action against Man City. Fulham appear dead-certs for the drop to the Championship. The Cottagers are second bottom of the division on just 17 points from 31 matches. On Sunday Fulham were beaten 2-1 at home by Liverpool. That result lifted Liverpool above Man City into first place in the league. City are two points behind the Reds, but the Sky Blues have a gave in hand. Man City’s quadruple injury bo...
Tags: Wales, City, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Liverpool, Manchester, Swansea, Pep Guardiola, John Stones, Fulham, Times, Man City, Reds, Gary Neville


Christchurch shootings: Man sent friendship message after attacks

A Christian explains why he stood outside a Manchester mosque with a message of friendship.
Tags: News, Manchester, Christchurch


Man United’s Victor Lindelof turns down Sweden call-up

As per a report from Swedish outlet Fotbollskanalen, Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof has rejected a call-up to the Swedish national squad. Wolves 2-1 Man United Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils travelled to Molineux last night, for an FA Cup quarter-final clash. The Manchester giants headed into proceedings hoping for an immediate bounce-back performance, having disappointed en route to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Premier League top-4 rivals Arsenal last time out. However, when al...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, Manchester, Old Trafford, Arsenal, Romania, Norway, Watford, Man United, United, Benfica, Red Devils, Molineux


Oldham man arrested on suspicion of sending malicious communications

Greater Manchester police say the 24-year-old was arrested on SaturdayA man from Greater Manchester who posted comments on social media supporting the mosque attacks in New Zealand has been arrested, police said.The 24-year-old from Oldham was arrested on suspicion of sending malicious communications on Saturday afternoon, Greater Manchester police (GMP) said. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Manchester, Greater Manchester, New Zealand, Oldham, GMP


Man who went viral with show of solidarity for Muslims says: ‘We must build bridges’

Mancunian Andrew Graystone became a hit on Twitter after he stood outside local mosque displaying message of friendshipA man from Manchester whose expression of solidarity with his local Muslim community went viral last week has spoken of the need to “take the first step sometimes and build bridges”.Andrew Graystone, 57, stood outside his local mosque during Friday prayers holding a cardboard sign with a handwritten message: “You are my friends. I will keep you safe while you pray.” Continue rea...
Tags: Religion, UK News, Manchester, Islamophobia, Andrew Graystone


In Solidarity Gesture, Man Keeps Watch During Prayers At Manchester Mosque

A picture of a man identified as Andrew Graystone by the BBC went viral Saturday, in which he’s standing outside a Manchester mosque during prayers to keep watch. Outside a mosque in Manchester today… pic.twitter.com/m3CeaBTgEg — BBC Radio Manchester (@BBCRadioManc) March 15, 2019 Graystone held a sign reading “you are my friends. I will keep watch while you pray.” The display comes the day after a massacre in New Zealand left at least 49 people dead. [Author: Kate Riga]
Tags: News, Bbc, Manchester, New Zealand, Gun Control, Solidarity, BBC Radio Manchester, Graystone, Livewire, Kate Riga, New Zealand massacre, Andrew Graystone, Manchester Mosque


Christchurch shootings: Arrest over 'malicious' social media post

Greater Manchester police arrest a man over a "malicious" post about the New Zealand mosque attacks.
Tags: News, Manchester, New Zealand, Christchurch


'Friendship over fear': Manchester man shows solidarity with local mosque

Andrew Graystone responds to Christchurch massacre with message ‘I will keep you safe while you pray’A Mancunian whose message of solidarity with a local mosque after the Christchurch massacre went viral has said the overwhelming response shows “the power of choosing friendship over fear”.Andrew Graystone from Levenshulme stood outside the Madina mosque on Friday after hearing about the shooting at two mosques in New Zealand that left 49 people dead. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Manchester, Greater Manchester, New Zealand, Christchurch, Madina, Levenshulme, Christchurch shooting, Andrew Graystone


Antonio Valencia’s father confirms Arsenal & West Ham interest

The father of Manchester United veteran Antonio Valencia has confirmed the interest of a pair of Premier League rivals in his son’s services. United stint Valencia, now 33, made his name in England with Wigan Athletic during a 3-year spell between 2006 and 2009. The then-explosive winger’s superb performances with the Latics eventually led to Manchester United splashing out £16 million to bring Valencia to Old Trafford in the summer of 2009. And the Ecuadorian subsequently went on to emerge as...
Tags: England, London, China, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, Italy, Steven Gerrard, Manchester, Old Trafford, Real Madrid, Wigan Athletic, West Ham, United, Red Devils


Pep Guardiola takes swipe at Jadon Sancho: ‘He didn’t want the challenge’

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has today spoken out over former Citizens’ youngster Jadon Sancho’s departure from the club. Sancho’s meteoric rise 18-year-old winger Sancho has been one of the talking points of European football this season. The English youngster, who made the move to Borussia Dortmund from Man City last summer for £8 million, has built on the potential that he showcased at the Westfalenstadion last season with a string of sensational displays to this point in the curre...
Tags: England, Germany, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester City, Manchester, Arsenal, Pep Guardiola, Borussia Dortmund, Man City, Etihad, Dortmund, Citizens, Hoffenheim, Guardiola


Christchurch shootings: 'You can respond with fear or friendship'

A man seen outside a Manchester mosque after the Christchurch attack "responded with friendship".
Tags: News, Manchester, Christchurch