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Greater Manchester patients to get seven-day GP access

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A £41m plan to give everyone in Greater Manchester seven-day GP access has been approved.

The GM Health and Social Care ...

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Blind man Tasered as cane mistaken for gun in Levenshulme

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A blind man was Tasered by police after they mistook his cane for a gun.

Armed response officers from Greater Manchester Police ...

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Man Utd to face FC Rostov in Europa League last 16

Manchester United have been drawn against Russian side FC Rostov in the Europa League last 16.

United, considered the favourites by many bookmakers, are the only British side left in Europe's secondary club competition.

Jose Mourinho's side beat French side Saint-Etienne 4-0 on ...

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Wayne Rooney: Manchester United striker staying after links with China

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England captain Wayne Rooney says he is staying at Manchester United, after being linked with a move to China.

The 31-year-old striker said he hoped to "play a full part" in the rest ...

2017-02-23 20:07 open_in_new
'Gangster' shot by own gun, coroner rules

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A businessman "was acting reasonably to defend himself" when a suspected gangster was killed with his own gun during a fight, a ...

2017-02-23 15:39 open_in_new
Manchester United overtake Bayern Munich as China's most popular team online

Manchester United have replaced Bayern Munich as the most popular team online in China, according to a new report.

The sixth edition of the Red Card, which analyses the influence of 53 European clubs on China's social media platforms, has Arsenal and Liverpool joint third with Manchester ...

2017-02-23 12:21 open_in_new
Steve Diamond: Sale Sharks chief banned for abusing officials

Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond has been given a six-week touchline ban by the Rugby Football Union after pleading guilty to verbally abusing match officials.

The incident came after the Anglo-Welsh Cup game with Harlequins on 3 February.

The 49-year-old will serve three ...

2017-02-23 11:15 open_in_new
EFL Cup final: Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Michael Carrick doubts, says Jose Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho expects midfielders Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Michael Carrick to miss Sunday's EFL Cup final against Southampton.

Winger Mkhitaryan scored in United's 1-0 Europa League last 32 second-leg win over Saint Etienne, but limped off with a hamstring problem ...

2017-02-23 11:15 open_in_new
Britain's Amir Khan in negotiations with Manny Pacquiao

Britain's Amir Khan is in talks with Manny Pacquiao to be the WBO world welterweight champion's next title challenger, both boxers have said.

Pacquiao's Twitter followers recently voted Khan, 30, as the opponent they would like to see him fight next.

Khan beat fellow Briton Kell ...

2017-02-23 10:09 open_in_new
Rainbow babies: The children bringing hope after loss
A rainbow baby is a baby born to a mother who has previously lost a child due to miscarriage, still birth or neonatal death. It stems from the idea that a rainbow, symbolising hope and comfort, follows the storm of grief caused by a baby loss. ...
2017-02-23 03:31 open_in_new
Parish council tax bills rise despite squeeze

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Villagers paying council tax are seeing their parish bills rise at a higher rate than the share they pay to larger ...

2017-02-23 02:25 open_in_new
Bird caused Manchester Victoria station roof collapse

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Falling roof panels at Manchester Victoria railway station was a result of damage caused by a bird, an investigation has ...

2017-02-22 22:01 open_in_new
Jack Tuohy sex abuse trial: Schoolgirl 'told footballer she was 14'

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A schoolgirl told a professional footballer accused of sexually abusing and grooming her that she was 14 years old, a court has ...

2017-02-22 18:43 open_in_new
Eric Cantona fans demand Bournemouth event refund

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Angry fans have demanded ticket refunds after branding an event featuring Eric Cantona a "disgrace".

Ticket-holders complained ...

2017-02-22 17:37 open_in_new
Wayne Rooney: Man Utd captain unlikely to join Chinese Super League this month

Wayne Rooney is unlikely to leave Manchester United for China this month.

The England captain's representatives spoke to Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian, but coach Fabio Cannavaro said talks did not progress.

It is understood the chances of a deal being finalised over the ...

2017-02-22 16:31 open_in_new
British IS bomber 'didn't deserve compensation'

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A British IS fighter who carried out a suicide attack in Iraq should never have received a penny in compensation, a former independent ...

2017-02-22 16:31 open_in_new
Manchester racist tram attack: Aaron Cauchi given suspended jail term

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A man who admitted racially abusing a US Army veteran on a tram and abusing two other men has been given a suspended prison sentence. ...

2017-02-22 15:23 open_in_new
Adam & Simon Yates to miss Tour de France to focus on Giro d'Italia

Britons Adam and Simon Yates will miss the Tour de France to focus on the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espana.

Neither twin, 24, has competed in two Grand Tours in a single year before.

Adam Yates came fourth in last year's Tour de France general classification, but his Orica-Scott ...

2017-02-22 14:17 open_in_new
Wayne Rooney not guaranteed to stay at Manchester United, says Jose Mourinho

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has not ruled out the prospect of Wayne Rooney leaving the club this month.

The 31-year-old England forward, who scored his 250th United goal last month to become the club's record scorer, has been linked with a move to China in recent weeks.

The ...

2017-02-22 14:17 open_in_new
The rugby team using ballet in training

22 February 2017 Last updated at 08:16 GMT

Rugby league team Wigan Warriors' Under-19s players have started taking weekly ballet classes.

It's to help improve their strength and posture and reduce injury to their ankles and knees.

The team say they're enjoying it and they've ...

2017-02-22 13:11 open_in_new
Champions League: Man City must score at Monaco or go out, says Pep Guardiola

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Manchester City "will be eliminated" if they do not score in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Monaco, says manager Pep Guardiola.

City, who came from behind ...

2017-02-22 12:05 open_in_new