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Chris Boardman appointed Manchester cycling tsar

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Olympic gold medallist Chris Boardman has been appointed Greater ...

today 08:15 open_in_new
Man charged over 25-hour Oldham house siege

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A man has been charged following a stand-off with police in a siege that ...

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Cyber criminals steal £235k from Bury Hospice

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Cyber criminals have stolen £235,000 from a hospice - and a similar ...

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Joey Barton has football ban reduced by almost five months after appeal

Former Burnley midfielder Joey Barton's suspension from football for breaching betting rules has been reduced by almost five months after an appeal.

The 34-year-old's ban now expires on 1 June 2018, instead of 25 October 2018.

He was banned in April after being charged with breaking ...

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Kgosi Ntlhe: Rochdale sign defender on a free transfer from Stevenage

Rochdale have signed defender Kgosi Ntlhe on a free transfer from League Two side Stevenage.

The 23-year-old South African, who made 24 appearances for Stevenage last season, joins the club on a two-year contract.

"We want winning instincts, and I think he's got those. He's athletic, ...

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Hotel plans for Manchester's London Road Fire Station approved

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Plans to turn a former fire station into a boutique hotel have been ...

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Manchester police shoot 'crossbow-carrying knifeman' with Taser

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A man seen walking around Manchester city centre with a large crossbow ...

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East Lancashire Railway attacked by vandals

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Vandals smashed windows and daubed graffiti on heritage railway ...

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Manchester City thrash Real Madrid 4-1 in Los Angeles but Mendy not ready

Manager Pep Guardiola said £52m signing Benjamin Mendy will be missing for "two or three weeks" after Manchester City beat Real Madrid 4-1 in Los Angeles.

Mendy, who joined from Monaco, was not involved and will miss the start of the season with a muscle problem.

"We don't want ...

yesterday 09:09 open_in_new
Mike Grimshaw death: Tribute to stabbed father

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A man who died after being stabbed in the neck as he intervened in a ...

2017-07-26 23:03 open_in_new
Jehovah's Witnesses 'let sex offender interrogate victims'

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Jehovah's Witnesses have been severely criticised by the Charity ...

2017-07-26 20:51 open_in_new
Super League: Wigan Warriors to face Hull FC in Australia in 2018

Wigan will face Hull FC in Australia in 2018 in the first Super League game to be played outside Europe.

The two sides will face each other at WIN Stadium in Wollongong on Saturday, 10 February 2018.

Seven days later, Wigan will face South Sydney Rabbitohs and Hull will take on St ...

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Challenge Cup: Wigan boss Shaun Wane not keen on moving final from Wembley

Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane wants to see the Challenge Cup final stay at its traditional Wembley venue.

Reports suggest the Rugby Football League (RFL) is considering moving the event from the national stadium to a stadium further north.

The final was first held at Wembley ...

2017-07-26 13:09 open_in_new
Inquiry launched over sex abuse claims at Fosters Menswear

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An inquiry has been launched after claims of sex offences at two menswear ...

2017-07-26 13:09 open_in_new
Oldham house siege ends after 25 hours

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A stand-off between police and an alleged gunman in a siege that lasted ...

2017-07-26 09:51 open_in_new
T20 Blast: Derbyshire beat Lancashire, Durham suffer fifth defeat in a row

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Luis Reece made an unbeaten 97 off 55 balls against former club Lancashire as Derbyshire won by 35 runs to ensure five teams are on eight points at the top of the T20 Blast North ...

2017-07-26 02:09 open_in_new
Manchester terror attack: Saffie Roussos funeral to be held

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A funeral for the youngest victim of the Manchester bombing will take ...

2017-07-26 02:09 open_in_new
Phil Bardsley: Burnley sign former Man Utd defender from Stoke City

Burnley have signed defender Phil Bardsley from Premier League rivals Stoke City for an undisclosed fee.

The 32-year-old former Scotland international has signed a two-year contract at Turf Moor.

Former Manchester United and Sunderland right-back Bardsley, who spent a month on loan ...

2017-07-25 21:45 open_in_new
Jose Mourinho says Manchester United 'better equipped' for title bid

Manchester United are "better equipped" to win the Premier League this season but have to be "much, much better" to challenge for the Champions League, says manager Jose Mourinho.

United won the League Cup, the Europa League and finished sixth in the league in Mourinho's first season in ...

2017-07-25 20:39 open_in_new
Sale Sharks boss Steve Diamond says European competition 'adds stress'

Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond says European competition adds extra "stress" to an already intensive Premiership season.

Diamond's side finished bottom of their Champions Cup pool last term, losing five of their six games.

After an inconsistent season, Sale finished 10th ...

2017-07-25 18:27 open_in_new
Billy Mckay: Wigan sell Northern Ireland striker to Ross County

Ross County have signed Northern Ireland striker Billy Mckay for an undisclosed fee from Wigan Athletic.

The 28-year-old, who has signed a two-year contract, had ended last season on loan to County's neighbours, Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

County have been seeking a replacement for ...

2017-07-25 15:09 open_in_new