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T heresa May sped to Teesside on Wednesday afternoon to launch the South Tees Development Corporation, a 25-year regeneration project backed by Ben Houchen, the new Conservative mayor of Tees Valley. It cannot have been coincidence that hours earlier in Leeds there was a gathering of an ...

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Morrissey: new record will 'capture the zeitgeist of an ever-changing world'

Morrissey will release his first album in three years, his new label distributor announced on Tuesday, promising that the work will offer fresh political insights from the outspoken singer.

Low in High-School, his11th solo studio album, will come out on 17 November.

“Morrissey’s ...

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Peterloo massacre: hundreds attend anniversary memorial in Manchester

Hundreds of people have gathered in Manchester to remember “Britain’s Tiananmen Square”, as calls grow to include the Peterloo massacre on the national curriculum.

An estimated 18 people were killed on 16 August 1819 when government troops, plus local yeomanry, charged into a crowd ...

2017-08-20 19:03 open_in_new
Manchester event marks Peterloo massacre anniversary

Thousands of people are expected to gather in Manchester on Sunday to remember “Britain’s Tiananmen Square”, as pressure builds for the city to provide a permanent memorial to victims of the Peterloo massacre before its 200th anniversary.

The actor Christopher Eccleston will give a ...

2017-08-19 11:07 open_in_new
Tudor mansion arsonist jailed after being caught by single match

An arsonist who caused £5m worth of damage to a Tudor mansion has been jailed for four and a half years after being caught by a single match.

Shopworker Jeremy Taylor, 28, set fire to newspapers he stuffed around drainpipes and doors at Grade II-listed Wythenshawe Hall, a 16th-century ...

2017-08-18 18:37 open_in_new
Muslim radio host sues Daily Stormer for claim he 'masterminded' Manchester bombing

A Muslim-American radio host has sued the publisher of the Daily Stormer, saying it defamed him by falsely labelling him the “mastermind” of the Ariana Grande concert bombing in the UK.

Dean Obeidallah said the neo-Nazi site embedded fabricated messages in a story on 1 June to make it ...

2017-08-17 08:39 open_in_new
Manchester bombing: arena to reopen with charity gig in September

Manchester Arena will reopen on 9 September with a charity concert to raise money for a permanent memorial to honour the 22 people killed at the venue in May.

We Are Manchester will feature an eclectic line-up of Manchester artists, including Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, ...

2017-08-16 10:39 open_in_new
Manchester plummets in liveability survey after terror attack

The former head of global counter-terrorism at MI6 has criticised an assessment that living conditions in Manchester have plummeted as a result of the terror attack in May, calling it unfair and counterproductive.

The Economist intelligence unit (EIU) published its 2017 ranking of living ...

2017-08-16 09:33 open_in_new
Teenager charged with murder after street fight in Manchester

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with the murder after another teenager died in a street fight in Manchester during which three other people were stabbed.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with the murder of Sait Mboob, 18, and three counts of attempted ...

2017-08-15 22:33 open_in_new
Manchester Arena attack: families of 22 people killed to get £250,000 each

The families of the 22 people killed in the Manchester Arena bombing will each receive £250,000 from money donated by members of the public.

Those families include a 12-year-old girl and her 20-year-old sister, who lost both parents in the attack. Patrycia and Alex Klis will receive ...

2017-08-15 14:51 open_in_new
Where will you find football’s heroes? Not in the pampered Premier League

T here’s a bee in my bonnet; about football and the fortunes currently flooding the top levels of the game. For my sins, I was brought up to follow Manchester United and occasionally I bore people by telling them this: when I first started going to Old Trafford, in the early 1950s, if I got ...

2017-08-13 16:39 open_in_new
17-month-old boy dies in 'tragic accident' in Manchester car park

A 17-month-old boy has died after he was struck by a vehicle in a hotel car park in what police described as a “truly tragic accident”.

Officers were called to reports of a collision involving the toddler and a Toyota Rav4 near the Ibis Budget hotel, Salford Quays, shortly after 9pm on ...

2017-08-11 11:51 open_in_new
Man, 23, arrested over arson attack on Manchester mosque

Police have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with an arson attack on a mosque in Manchester that is being treated as a hate crime.

The Nasfat Islamic Centre in the Newton Heath area of the city was gutted by the fire, which took hold on the evening of 16 July.

The blaze ...

2017-08-10 22:39 open_in_new
NHS has paid £17m to victims of disgraced surgeon Ian Paterson

The NHS has paid more than £17m in compensation for victims of rogue surgeon Ian Paterson.

NHS Resolution said as of 31 July it had received 277 claims involving Paterson’s NHS practice and paid a total of £17,411,639 on those cases.

The sum, first reported in the Health Service ...

2017-08-09 16:55 open_in_new
Teenager fatally stabbed in Manchester a day after murder convictions

An 18-year-old man has been stabbed to death in Manchester’s Moss Side, a day after 11 men were convicted of killing another 18-year-old in the area.

Police said they did not yet have any evidence to suggest the stabbing was linked to the death of Abdulwahab Hafidah, whose killers were ...

2017-08-09 11:25 open_in_new
Gang members guilty of 'hunting down' and killing 18-year-old in street

Eleven young men, including a 14-year-old boy, have been convicted of the gangland killing of an 18-year-old in Manchester.

Abdulwahab Hafidah was chased through rush-hour traffic in the city’s Moss Side area on 12 May last year before being attacked with a hammer, run over and ...

2017-08-08 22:13 open_in_new
Greater Manchester police to use specialist units to tackle backlog

The bedrock of community policing is under threat, ministers have been warned, as one of Britain’s biggest police forces drafted in specialist units to help solve everyday crime.

Detectives from Greater Manchester police’s serious and organised crime unit have been deployed to tackle a ...

2017-08-08 20:01 open_in_new
Manchester airport pipe bomb carrier found guilty

A man has been found guilty of possessing explosives with intent to endanger life or property after a pipe bomb was found in his hand luggage at Manchester airport.

Nadeem Muhammad, 43, cried in the dock at Manchester crown court after the jury returned its verdict on Tuesday.

The ...

2017-08-08 16:41 open_in_new
Tom Elliott obituary

Tom Elliott, who has died aged 79, was responsible for everything from heart-wrenching drama to rib-tickling comedy in Coronation Street over almost 15 years, first as a storyline writer (1983-93), then as a scriptwriter (1990-97), at a time when the northern TV soap was facing the threat posed ...

2017-08-07 14:17 open_in_new
Letters: London does not have a monopoly on the best jobs

Having left London five years ago for a job in Manchester, I have sympathy with Rosie Walker’s account of spiralling rent and property costs in London, (“Have we reached ‘Peak London’ as millennials leave in record numbers?”, Comment). However, the notion that finding work outside ...

2017-08-06 01:59 open_in_new
London’s exodus offers a stark warning to other UK cities: your culture is at risk

F or the first time in half a decade, more people are leaving London than are moving to it. Net migration away from the capital has exceeded 80,000 people a year. So why are people leaving the city? And does it really matter?

A lack of affordable, spacious and good-quality housing has of ...

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