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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Manchester

This week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Assault
Footballer Mason Greenwood ‘relieved’ after attempted rape and assault charges dropped
Greenwood had been due to stand trial in November 2023.
Last year
2022
# unsafe
UK Housing Secretary vows change after toddler dies of mould inhalation from flat
Michael Gove said his department would ‘name and shame’ landlords who had breached safety standards.
# Inquiry
Manchester Arena bombing survivors ‘felt they were left to die by emergency services’
22 people were killed in a suicide attack at the end of an Ariana Grande concert on 22 May 2017.
# MAson Greenwood
Footballer Mason Greenwood appears before district judge accused of attempted rape
The attempted rape is alleged to have taken place in October 2021.
# can't stop won't stop
Haaland haunts Dortmund as Manchester City come from behind
Jude Bellingham had given Dortmund the lead 11 minutes into the second half.
# Ryan Giggs
Ryan Giggs to face retrial on domestic violence charges
A judge set a new trial date of July 31 next year at a short hearing at Manchester Crown Court on Wednesday.
# Manchester
Jury begins deliberating as ex-Manchester United star Ryan Giggs’ trial nears its end
The judge in the case told jurors to keep a cool head and follow the evidence.
# Trial
Ryan Giggs’s ex tells jury she was ‘a slave to his every need and every demand’
The former footballer denies using controlling and coercive behaviour and assault.
Anglo-Irish relations: Simon Coveney meets with Liverpool and Manchester mayors in Dublin
Ireland is focusing on building relationships with parts of the UK outside of London as part of its post-Brexit plan.
# Controversy
I’ve lost respect for Kell, says Amir Khan as Brook denies making racial slur
The pair traded final barbs ahead of their fight in Manchester this weekend.
# England
Jail for Manchester police officer who tried to meet girl (8) and had indecent images
The 40-year-old, who was a trainee in CID, pleaded guilty to a string of offences and was sent to prison.
All time
# New Era
Manchester clubs part of five given the go-ahead for safe standing trial next year
The trial marks the end of a 25-year blanket ban on standing in the top two tiers of English football.
# Manchester
Man arrested over Manchester Arena terror attack bailed
He was arrested at Manchester Airport shortly after arriving back in the UK.
# Manchester
Five people arrested after ex-Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith allegedly hit with a traffic cone
The senior MP was pursued by chants of “Tory scum” on his way to a Brexit talk.
# Manchester
Police do not believe abusive graffiti on Marcus Rashford mural was of racial nature
No arrests have been made as CCTV footage continues to be reviewed.
# Manchester bombing
Manchester Arena bomber should have been identified as threat, inquiry finds
Inquiry chair John Saunders found there were a number of missed opportunities to prevent or minimise the ‘devastating impact’.
# Manchester
Ryan Giggs to face trial in January on ex-girlfriend assault charge
The former Manchester United footballer is also alleged to have engaged in controlling and coercive behaviour towards Kate Greville.
# Keep calm and carry on
Life’s too short to worry about Manchester revival – Jurgen Klopp
City and United are on the rise again, with Premier League and Europa League success respectively within their grasp.
# Manchester
Ryan Giggs appears in court and denies charges of assaulting two women and controlling behaviour
The 47-year-old appeared at Manchester Magistrates’ Court today.
# ellen coss brown
Judge orders ad to be placed in Manchester newspaper for Irishwoman missing for 21 years
Ellen Coss Brown is a beneficiary of a €372k estate.
# Irish Consulate
New Irish consulate covering north of England to open in Manchester
Ireland already has an embassy in London and consulates general in Edinburgh and Cardiff.
# Manchester
Tougher Covid-19 restrictions come into force in UK
Greater Manchester moved into the highest alert level, Tier 3, this morning, and Wales will introduce its two-week “firebreak” lockdown at 6pm.
# Tier 3 restrictions
'Immoral': Mayor informed of £22 million for Greater Manchester during press conference
A Labour MP tweeted that they had been informed the £22 million would only go towards helping the test and trace system.
# Time is running out
Greater Manchester to face stringent restrictions after talks to reach support deal with Westminster fail
Regional leaders are locked into a battle with the government in Westminster as new restrictions loom.
# impasse
Manchester restrictions row rumbles on as local leaders continue to resist calls for toughest measures
The mayor of Greater Manchester has called on the House of Commons to vote to break the impasse.
# salman abedi
‘Missed opportunities’ to identify Manchester Arena bomber, inquiry hears
Salman Abedi was reported to police and security as acting suspiciously in the minutes before he detonated his bomb, the inquiry heard.
# long season
Southgate defends decision to pick Manchester players in England squad
United and City both had prolonged campaigns due to their European involvements.
# Old Bailey
'He may never be released': Manchester Arena bomb plotter jailed for 55 years
Hashem Abedi is expected to die in jail after being handed 24 life sentences.
# Manchester
Manchester Arena families share grief as bomber’s brother refuses to face them in courtroom
Hashem Abedi, the younger brother of suicide bomber Salman Abedi, will be sentenced tomorrow.
# Manchester
'Major incident' declared in Manchester over rising Covid-19 rates
Assistant Chief Constable Nick Bailey said the decision to declare the incident was about protecting the population by aiming to reduce infection rates.
# talunex
Major incident declared in Manchester as hazardous chemical taken from stolen van
Talunex is highly toxic if swallowed and emits a very toxic gas upon contact with water and acids.
# Incoming
Manchester United agree deal to sign Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon
The club have released a statement on the Portuguese midfielder.
# Rapist
Father of UK's most prolific serial rapist says his son's sentence 'fits his crimes'
The 36-year-old went out in the early hours of the morning, hunting for lone, drunk young men around nightclubs near his flat.
# Manchester
Further potential victims of serial rapist Reynhard Sinaga come forward
The Indonesian student was jailed for life with a minimum term of 30 years after he was convicted of drugging 48 men.
# Manchester
UK’s most prolific serial rapist, who preyed on drunk men, jailed for life
Reynhard Sinaga went hunting for young revellers and posed as a Good Samaritan to lure them back to his apartment in Manchester city centre.
# Arndale
Man arrested on suspicion of terrorism after stabbings at Manchester shopping centre
A 41-year-old suspect has been arrested.
# Manchester
Brother of Manchester Arena bomber extradited from Libya to UK
There were 22 people killed in the bombing at the arena where Ariane Grande was performing.
# Derby Days
Etihad Stadium and Stamford Bridge to host historic Women's Super League openers
Megan Campbell will fly the Irish flag in Manchester, while all tickets are free to the London derby.
# Bad Idea
Man leaves a bag full of drugs on a Manchester tram along with his name and address
Greater Manchester Police Trafford North said on Facebook a “poor individual” had forgotten his rucksack.
# Fitness to Practise
Consultant at Dublin children's hospitals had inappropriate contact with patient's mother in UK, tribunal hears
Dr Malcolm Lewis is employed at both Temple Street Children’s Hospital and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin.