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# Manchester

8th December 2023
Jury hears of ‘dark fantasies’ of girl accused of Brianna Ghey murder
Brianna Ghey was stabbed 28 times in her head, neck, chest and back on 11 February.
Last month
November 2023
Family, fans and football legends say final goodbyes to Bobby Charlton at Manchester funeral
Charlton will be remembered as arguably the greatest English footballer of all time.
This year
Nurse Lucy Letby to face retrial on outstanding allegation she attempted to murder baby girl
Letby was convicted of seven murders and six attempted murders but a jury could not reach a verdict on six further counts.
Ariana Grande concert bombing ‘might have been prevented’ by MI5, inquiry finds
The attack killed 22 people, including an eight-year-old girl.
Haaland faces fitness test before Arsenal showdown, Rashford hailed as one of Europe's best
The prolific Norway striker was withdrawn at half-time of Manchester City’s win over Aston Villa.
Footballer Mason Greenwood ‘relieved’ after attempted rape and assault charges dropped
Greenwood had been due to stand trial in November 2023.
Last year
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.
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.
Footballer Mason Greenwood appears before district judge accused of attempted rape
The attempted rape is alleged to have taken place in October 2021.
Haaland haunts Dortmund as Manchester City come from behind
Jude Bellingham had given Dortmund the lead 11 minutes into the second half.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Man arrested over Manchester Arena terror attack bailed
He was arrested at Manchester Airport shortly after arriving back in the UK.
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.
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 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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
‘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.
Southgate defends decision to pick Manchester players in England squad
United and City both had prolonged campaigns due to their European involvements.
'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 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.
'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.
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.
Manchester United agree deal to sign Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon
The club have released a statement on the Portuguese midfielder.
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.
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.