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"08.12.2016 08:00:00" Timeline Photos Hundreds of people are using Facebook to try to find a dog missing from Stalybridge. Have you seen Odie?
"08.12.2016 06:00:00" Some shocking footage of a motorist driving through the closed slip road on the motorway at Eccles. Highways England says four people a month are deliberately ignoring road closure signs on the M60...
"07.12.2016 19:48:12" bbc.co.uk MPs back government's Brexit timetable - BBC News MPs have voted to "respect" the government's timetable for triggering talks on leaving the European Union. Here's the latest tonight on the parliamentary vote on Brexit.....
"07.12.2016 16:48:18" bbc.co.uk Greater Manchester PC who ran drugs ring is jailed A Greater Manchester police officer who was a "key player" in a drugs ring cultivating a cannabis farm in his house is jailed for four years. A Greater Manchester police officer who cultivated a cannabis farm in his house and was a "key player" in a drugs ring is jailed for four years.
"07.12.2016 16:22:04" bbc.co.uk Viola Beach band crash 'awful tragedy' - BBC News Coroner says he does not think it will "ever be known" what caused crash that killed Viola Beach band and manager It seems we may never know what caused the crash that killed Warrington band Viola Beach and their manager
"07.12.2016 11:00:00" bbc.co.uk How to get through Christmas without buying anything A radical solution to Xmas overspending, from blogger Emily Hedlund. My kind of video!
"07.12.2016 10:07:12" BBC Radio Manchester's cover photo Thanks to Mark Andrews from the Facebook group Mancunian Way for the great photo of Manchester
"07.12.2016 09:55:02" bbc.co.uk Passenger in Cheadle police chase crash car dies A passenger in a car involved in a collision during a police pursuit in Greater Manchester dies. Sad news...just 21.
"06.12.2016 20:16:08" bbc.co.uk Man found on Hulme street with head injury dies - BBC News The death of a man who was found with a head injury on a street in Manchester is being treated as suspicious by police. Police are treating the death of a man in South Manchester as suspicious
"06.12.2016 18:14:18" BBC North West Tonight Wishing them both a wonderful Christmas ❤ A story to cheer you up tonight....
"06.12.2016 15:44:43" bbc.co.uk The Birmingham link to Paris and Brussels attack - BBC News A man has been found guilty of giving £3,000 in Birmingham to an alleged member of the terror cell that later carried out the Paris and Brussels attacks. Did the cash raised through benefit fraud in the UK fund the two atrocities? A man suspected of being involved in the terrorist attacks in Brussels and Paris was found with pictures of Manchester United's Old Trafford ground on his mobile phone.....
"06.12.2016 13:30:14" A sculpture of Jesus as a homeless man asleep on a bench has been approved for a site outside St Ann's church in Manchester city centre. St Ann's Church says the almost lifesize bronze artwork, by Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz, will raise awareness of
"06.12.2016 12:04:18" Fake or Real?
"06.12.2016 08:10:12" Know someone who'd like a call from Santa? Know someone who'd like a call from Santa? This Christmas Eve make sure you're on the nice list.
Between 9am and 12pm Father Christmas has made time in his very busy schedule to spend a few hours in the BBC Radio Manchester studios. If you know a child who'd like a phone call from Santa then Who's going to be on the 'Nice' list this Christmas with a phone call from Santa?
"06.12.2016 07:07:43" bbc.co.uk Your Information & Privacy - Using the BBC description TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR CHRISTMAS SHOW TICKETS
BBC Radio Manchester Philharmonic Christmas Show Ticket Giveaway Terms and Conditions
Today is your chance to get your hands on a pair of tickets, to go to the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra Christmas Concert
"05.12.2016 20:01:15" youtube.com CCTV - Princess Street Greater Manchester Police are now treating the deaths of two homeless men in a fire in Chinatown as murder.
Officers have released CCTV of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident on Nicholas Street on the 25th November.
57 year old
"05.12.2016 18:59:00" "We're going to carry on regardless and not let this destroy us"
"05.12.2016 13:58:35" bbc.co.uk Metrolink tram driver sacked for speeding on Oldham line A Metrolink driver is sacked for speeding at nearly three times the limit on a bend the Oldham line in June. Sacked for going 3 times the speed limit on a corner...
"05.12.2016 09:54:32" Cellist Robin Stevens is composing a Christmas Carol for BBC Radio Manchester- and he wants your ideas. He'll do the music, inspired by the people of Manchester, and he wants your ideas for lyrics. Can you help?
"05.12.2016 08:10:17" bbc.co.uk Stolen car crashes into house after police chase - BBC News A stolen car crashes into a house after being pursued through the streets of Rochdale by police.
"05.12.2016 07:00:00" A PhD student at The University of Manchester has invented a new type of cane that will help blind and partially sighted people to move around more freely....
"04.12.2016 18:58:59" youtube.com Alfie - Hocus Pocus - I Put A Spell on You I've stopped putting videos of Alfie up cos he didn't want me to but he has asked me to put this one on. Here's Alfie being Winifred from Hocus Pocus.... Five year old Alfie from Stockport decided to perform a song from the Bette Midler film Hocus Pocus.
The Divine Miss M saw it and was so impressed, she tweeted about it! :)
"04.12.2016 16:12:20" Holmes Chapel Christmas Village Market
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"04.12.2016 11:30:14" bbc.co.uk Dangerous drivers who kill could face life in prison. Motorists who cause death by dangerous or careless driving could get life in prison under new plans. The parents of Joseph Brown-Lartey who was killed in Rochdale by a speeding driver have welcomed the idea. What do you think?
"04.12.2016 06:17:08" bbc.co.uk Mourinho faces tax probe call over Sunday Times claims - BBC News The tax affairs of football manager Jose Mourinho should be investigated by UK officials, an MP says. The chair of the Public Accounts Committee wants an investigation into the tax affairs of Man Utd manager, Jose Mourinho.
It's claimed that leaked documents show that Mourinho and the Portuguese player, Cristiano Ronaldo, used off-shore companies to avoid
"03.12.2016 18:15:01" bbc.co.uk Football sex abuse: England captains make child safety film Manchester United's Wayne Rooney takes part in a film about how to keep children safe in football
"03.12.2016 15:01:47" bbc.co.uk Four arrests in West Lothian human trafficking operation Addresses in Salford and Blackburn were searched as part of the investigation.
"03.12.2016 12:00:00" bbc.co.uk Appeal launched to find the Co-op's 'lost sleighs' One of the sleigh rides was based in Ashton-Under-Lyne...
"03.12.2016 08:49:00" Timeline Photos A public exhibition on plans for #PiccadillyGardens will be held today, 10am-4pm at the Town Hall. Thoughts?
"03.12.2016 07:00:00" Photos from BBC Radio Manchester's post A baby Chinese three-striped box turtle – one of the rarest turtles in the world - has hatched at Chester Zoo. It weighs just 18 grams and Keepers have named it Satsuma because of its size and colour.
"02.12.2016 19:00:01" bbc.co.uk Oldham Coliseum Theatre to move after £7m funding boost Funding ensures the future of 130 year old Oldham theatre
"02.12.2016 17:30:01" bbc.co.uk Body found after Chorlton-cum-Hardy outbuilding fire Great Manchester Police say the body discovered in a shed is that of a woman
"02.12.2016 16:21:48" Oldham's newest gritting vehicle has been christened "Nicole Saltslinger"...
"02.12.2016 13:30:00" bbc.co.uk Breast flash GMP police chief committed 'gross misconduct' - BBC News A top police officer who mocked a colleague's "boob job" and flashed her own breast committed gross misconduct, a panel decides. Panel decides it was gross misconduct.
"02.12.2016 12:27:22" BBC Radio Manchester's cover photo
"02.12.2016 11:58:03" BBC Radio Manchester Sports Macclesfield Town manager John Askey looks ahead to tonight's FA Cup second round tie against Oxford United at the Moss Rose... It's a big weekend of FA Cup action and it starts tonight at Macclesfield....
"02.12.2016 10:46:42" It's NOT Gritty Mc Gritface!!! Oldham Council reveal the winning name in the competition to name their new gritting vehicle...
"02.12.2016 09:46:35" bbc.co.uk Body found after Chorlton-cum-Hardy outbuilding fire - BBC News A body is found after a fire in an outbuilding in Greater Manchester. Police investigating a fire death in South Manchester....
"02.12.2016 08:13:03" bbc.co.uk Andrew Sachs, Fawlty Towers' Manuel, dies aged 86 - BBC News Actor Andrew Sachs, who starred as Spanish waiter Manuel in Fawlty Towers, has died aged 86. Some sad news this morning....
"01.12.2016 19:00:00" Do you remember the tiny tree that was planted in Mossley? Residents criticised the council for a lack of Christmas spirit and now it seems they've decided that bigger IS better! Tameside Council have planted a new tree just next to little fella who was
"01.12.2016 18:22:00" bbc.co.uk Councils urged to redesign speed bumps to cut pollution Local authorities should redesign speed bumps in a bid to reduce air pollution, health experts say. Got the 'ump with speed bumps?
"01.12.2016 17:22:17" bbc.co.uk Breast flash GMP police chief committed 'gross misconduct' A top police officer who mocked a colleague's "boob job" and flashed her own breast committed gross misconduct, a panel decides. She exposed her breast and mocked a colleague's "boob job"
"01.12.2016 14:37:00" bbc.co.uk Hundreds report football abuse to police About 350 victims have reported child sexual abuse within UK football clubs, police chiefs say. 15 police forces - including Cheshire and Greater Manchester - have confirmed they are investigating hundreds of allegations of historical child sex abuse in football.
"01.12.2016 13:41:22" bbc.co.uk Wigan North Western railway station evacuated after bridge collapse A railway arch partially collapses, causing the evacuation of a station and delays to train services. In case you were wondering why there were delays...
"01.12.2016 08:23:45" Scene of major fire at former Carcraft of Rochdale in Castleton
"01.12.2016 07:00:00" It's December, Christmas is getting closer and Greater Manchester Police are warning about the dangers of drinking & driving during the festive period
"30.11.2016 17:02:40" BBC Radio Manchester Sports Mandi Mellor has been named the BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero for the North West.
The mother-of-four puts in an amazing 30 hours each week to help Warrington Gymnastics Club become the thriving place it is. A well deserved award for an amazing woman....
"30.11.2016 16:00:35" bbc.co.uk 'American bulldog' breed attacks four people in Moston Four people have been hurt in a dog attack by an "American bulldog-type" breed, police say. Four people, including three children, treated in hospital after a dog goes out of control.
"30.11.2016 14:23:42" bbc.co.uk Zambian-born nurse deportation put on hold, MP says The deportation of a Zambian-born nurse who has lived and worked in Greater Manchester for 14 years is postponed, an MP says. She's staying...for now.
"30.11.2016 13:27:31" bbc.co.uk North West ambulance A&E wait times double since 2014 - BBC News The number of hours ambulance crews spend waiting to hand over patients at North West A&E units has more than doubled in two years, a BBC investigation finds. Worrying figures...what's your experience? #BBCambulances
"30.11.2016 12:21:37" bbc.co.uk Tribute to Manchester Chinatown homeless fire victims - BBC News A friend of two homeless men killed in a fire says he would have died with them if he had not found accommodation days before. We've been speaking to a friend of the two homeless men who died in a fire in Manchester city centre
"30.11.2016 08:27:27" At Hog House hedgehog rescue centre in Rochdale where they're struggling to cope with an influx of hoglets
"30.11.2016 07:43:35" BBC Red Wednesday New portrait of a legend.
"29.11.2016 17:11:29" bbc.co.uk Bennell charged with sex offences - BBC News Former football coach Barry Bennell charged with eight offences of sex assault against boy under 14, say prosecutors Barry Bennell hit with 8 new charges of historical sexual abuse following Cheshire Police investigation. Not related to current allegations:
"29.11.2016 15:09:58" You won't believe what you're seeing! :o
"29.11.2016 14:09:26" BBC Red Wednesday What is the greatest night ever at Old Trafford? Former Manchester United manager Ron Atkinson recalls a special night against Barcelona in 1984... Some great memories if you're a Manchester United fan....
"29.11.2016 12:46:16" bbc.co.uk BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016: Meet the contenders Find out more about the 16 nominees for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. Plenty of nominees from Greater Manchester.....who gets your vote??
"29.11.2016 11:27:22" bbc.co.uk Murder arrest after woman dies in Rochdale stabbing - BBC News A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was stabbed to death at a house in Rochdale. Here's the latest on a fatal stabbing in Rochdale
"29.11.2016 09:13:41" bbc.co.uk HMP Hindley report slams 'unjustifiable' prison regime - BBC News A prison regime is slammed as an inspection finds inmates regularly in cells for more than 24 hours and unable to get training or education. Prison inspectors say the jail near Wigan is "one of the worst" they have seen
"29.11.2016 08:14:50" At the scene of last week's flooding on Huddersfield Rd in Millbrook...
"28.11.2016 18:39:54" bbc.co.uk Youth football sex abuse probe launched in Greater Manchester Andy Woodward (pictured) spoke out about abuse he suffered as a young footballer GMP said they have had "more than ten" calls connected to "a number of clubs" in the city.
"28.11.2016 16:36:15" bbc.co.uk Jodrell Bank: New homes would 'impair' radio telescope, rules government Building 120 new homes near the Jodrell Bank observatory would interfere with its ability to receive radio signals from space, the government rules. Building 120 new homes near the Jodrell Bank observatory would interfere with its ability to receive radio signals from space, the government rules
"28.11.2016 15:40:12" bbc.co.uk Football abuse row coach in hospital - BBC News Ex-Crewe football coach Barry Bennell, at centre of sex abuse scandal, in hospital after incident attended by police The youth coach worked for Manchester City, Crewe, Stoke and several junior teams in the North West.
"28.11.2016 14:30:29" Timeline Photos The government's published plans for new multi-billion pound relief roads around Greater Manchester, including bypasses for Wigan, Bolton and Bury. Its part of the Manchester M60 Quadrant study, which is designed to relieve congestion on the motorways in
"28.11.2016 12:20:40" bbc.co.uk Water leak affects 4,000 properties and causes traffic disruption United Utilities are trying to fix the problem, which is affecting properties in the M1, M2, M3, M4 and M7 areas. No water? Here's why...
"28.11.2016 07:44:25" bbc.co.uk Your Information & Privacy - Using the BBC description TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR MANCHESTER CITY TICKET GIVEAWAY.
BBC Radio Manchester Ticket Giveaway Terms and Conditions
This morning is your chance to get your hands on FOUR tickets, to go to the Etihad Stadium next Tuesday (6th December) - when the
"27.11.2016 15:10:00" bbc.co.uk Austria's scary Christmas celebrations He's making a list - he's checking it twice... In Austria Christmas starts with Santa's evil companion... :O
"27.11.2016 11:18:36" gmp.police.uk Appeal for witnesses to fatal city centre fire Police are appealing for witnesses to a fire in the city centre which left two men dead. Shortly after 2.15am on Friday 25 November 2016, police were called to reports of a fire in a disused building on Nicholas Street. Following a search by firefighters Police appeal for witnesses to the fire which killed two people in Manchester's Chinatown.
"26.11.2016 19:15:29" bbc.co.uk Crewe launch child abuse investigation Crewe Alexandra football club has announced an independent review of the way it dealt with historical child abuse allegations.
"26.11.2016 13:05:06" bbc.co.uk Oldham GP surgery set up by student rated outstanding - BBC News A GP surgery which was set up by a student doctor is rated outstanding by inspectors for its "exceptional health care". This GP surgery in Oldham has been rated outstanding. It was set up by a student!
"26.11.2016 09:47:14" More than 13,000 join the Facebook campaign to make Inspiral Carpets' Saturn 5 Christmas #1. It follows the sudden death of drummer Craig Gill.
"26.11.2016 08:06:48" Cat Cafe Manchester It's safe to say cats and Christmas decorations don't mix. A reason not to decorate JUST yet?
"25.11.2016 18:45:56" Timeline Photos Which one is Richard Searling and which one is Jack Dearden?!
"25.11.2016 16:09:24" bbc.co.uk Jordon Begley death: Judges quash IPCC Taser case report A report which cleared police officers of serious wrongdoing over the death of a man who was Tasered is quashed by the High Court. The police watchdog, the IPCC, is to reinvestigate Greater Manchester Police over the death of a man from Manchester who'd been tasered. The High Court has today ruled that the original findings by the IPCC, which cleared officers of misconduct should be
"25.11.2016 14:38:35" BBC Radio Manchester Sports Crumpsall's Terry Flanagan says Orlando Cruz's sexuality doesn't matter, ahead of this weekend's fight in Cardiff... Fight is Saturday 26th November...
"25.11.2016 13:37:03" bbc.co.uk Manchester Chinatown hit by fire Roads remain shut in central Manchester after a large blaze broke out in Chinatown. Tragic news as 2 people are found dead following a fire in a disused building in Chinatown.
"25.11.2016 07:03:56" Serious fire in building opposite the Chinese arch in Manchester's Chinatown
"24.11.2016 21:30:23" BBC North West Tonight This is remarkable. Well done to all involved This is remarkable. Well done to all involved
"24.11.2016 19:02:15" Photos from BBC Radio Manchester's post Calling all village people ( not ♂️)
We want to know what amenities you have left on your high street? The last bank in Lees Nr Oldham closes in the morning and people there say they feel abandoned. What's it like where you live?
"24.11.2016 14:32:16" UPDATE: Thanks everyone! The missing 11yr old from Cheetham Hill has been found safe and well.
"24.11.2016 14:15:00" It looks as if Huddersfield Road outside Shelley's home in Millbrook near Stalybridge will remain closed for a month after the floods which devastated her home.....
"24.11.2016 13:15:00" A bit of 'light' relief - have a look at a few of the light sculptures and puppets that will appear in the Mossley Light Festival...
"24.11.2016 12:15:00" Imagine the shock to find your house up for sale - and it's not you selling it! That's what happened to a man from Stockport...
"24.11.2016 11:15:00" Great news for Broughton House! The home for ex-service Men and Women in Salford is set to receive £3 million after the Chancellor made his Autumn Statement. Broughton House opened its doors on 4th August 1916 to receive casualties and to date has
"24.11.2016 09:15:00" Take a look at this video - this cctv was taken ahead of a violent attack which blinded a 58 yr old homeless man. It happened at around 6.30am on Saturday 15 October near Tesco's on Market Street in Manchester. The attacker had become involved in an
"24.11.2016 08:15:01" bbc.co.uk Premature baby left to die alone in sluice room, report reveals Hospital staff left a premature baby "in a sluice room to die alone" and misdiagnosed a mother who died from a "catastrophic haemorrhage" in two separate cases, a report has revealed. How can this happen?
"24.11.2016 07:15:37" Tragic. Shelley returns to her home and sees the damage caused by Monday's floods
"23.11.2016 16:12:34" Have you been to the Manchester's Christmas Markets yet? Lord Mayor of Manchester Carl Austin-Behan has been to talk to traders
"23.11.2016 14:27:05" bbc.co.uk 'Beethoven' musical score row between Sotheby's and expert A row breaks out over the authenticity of a handwritten score by Beethoven being sold at auction for up to £200,000. Roll over Beethoven...
"23.11.2016 11:13:47" bbc.co.uk Driver eating bowl of cereal stopped by police in Hyde A driver eating a bowl of cereal at the wheel of his car is stopped by police during a crackdown on road safety in Greater Manchester. Cereal-ously NOT funny!
"23.11.2016 07:18:33" Serious accident Manchester bound on Princess Parkway @ junction with Great Western Street
"22.11.2016 16:11:38" M&S pull out of shopping development at Oldham Mumps... http://bbc.in/2fBKHdl
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Oldham council has been told that Marks & Spencer will not be moving in to Prince's Gate development at Oldham Mumps. M&S recently confirmed plans to close 30 UK clothing and homeware shops and convert dozens more into food stores in response to
"22.11.2016 12:57:39" bbc.co.uk Inspiral Carpets drummer Craig Gill dies at 44 - BBC News Craig Gill, the drummer of Madchester band Inspiral Carpets, has died at the age of 44, the band announces. Really sad news
"22.11.2016 12:51:53" The day after the night before - the clean up continues...
"22.11.2016 11:00:00" bbc.co.uk Manchester United fans hid in Old Trafford toilet overnight Two fans hide overnight in toilets at Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium in an attempt to watch a game the following day. Dedicated or daft ?
"22.11.2016 09:33:04" Timeline Photos Click for updates on Greater Manchester's #Floods
"22.11.2016 07:58:37" Please pass on to anyone you know in Oldham because police are hunting two men who held a knife to the throat of a 6yr old girl. It happened at a property on Kew Road at around 7.15pm on Friday 18 November 2016. Two men stormed into the property and
"22.11.2016 06:54:36" Huddersfield Road just outside Stalybridge at junction with Grove Rd closed due to flooding
"21.11.2016 19:00:00" A few months ago we shared the story of Freda, a 92 year old woman from Swinton who cares for her husband. They both loved their garden, but could no longer look after it. Alan, a local gardener, offered to maintain it for free. We went back to see how
"21.11.2016 18:43:04" Greater Manchester's Weather - let us know what's happening where you are
TRANSPORT UPDATE: Metrolink East Didsbury line suspended after a tree fell in Withington. Also cancellations and delays to Manchester Piccadilly trains to Sheffield. Leeds to
"21.11.2016 13:33:26" This is beautiful. 91-year -old Chelsea pensioner Frank couldn't visit the French town he helped to liberate, so he was taken back there using virtual reality, thanks to Manchester company called Twine. See what Frank saw in the headset here:
"21.11.2016 11:00:00" Two women will be sentenced today after pleading guilty last month to two counts of ill-treating or wilfully neglecting an elderly resident at Ashbourne House Nursing Home.
"21.11.2016 09:47:39" bbc.co.uk Peter Kay accused of homophobia on Strictly Come Dancing Peter Kay's being accused of making homophobic jokes on Strictly Come Dancing. Comments by Bolton's Peter Kay seen as 'Strictly' no no by some...
"21.11.2016 08:12:11" At Twine in Manchester where they designed a virtual reality experience for a Chelsea pensioner so he could revisit the French town he helped to liberate
"20.11.2016 19:02:00" Dementia group Levenshulme After untrained care workers left her dad, who has dementia, freezing in a bath for 4 hours, a woman from South Manchester decided to take his care into her own hands.
A support group for carers of people with dementia has now been set up in Peter
"20.11.2016 17:59:06" bbc.co.uk Jessica Whelan cancer death: Four-year-old who touched hearts dies Jessica's dad announced her death "with sadness and relief" on Facebook.
"20.11.2016 12:30:24" bbc.co.uk Northern Powerhouse economy 'needs transport investment' -Politicians want chancellor to prioritse. Transport is the key to investment in the Northern Powerhouse
"20.11.2016 07:00:01" Timeline Photos "It's great to see some of the men we've helped being offered jobs and somewhere to live"
Reverend Caroline is the assistant curate St Thomas' Church in Pendleton. They run a winter homeless night shelter in the church with about 10 beds for people who
"19.11.2016 17:00:01" Timeline Photos "I never imagined being in this position a few years ago. I was engaged with a good job and a car."
Rachel became homeless after her partner assaulted her. She was left without clothes or belongings. She now stays in a Manchester bed and breakfast.
"19.11.2016 12:42:58" bbc.co.uk Restored Cold War Vulcan bomber goes on display - BBC News A British bomber plane used during the Cold War goes on display at a museum after its restoration. A restored British bomber plane used during the Cold War has gone on display at the Stockport airfield where it was made.
"19.11.2016 10:00:00" Timeline Photos "I started swimming and just felt free".
Mohammed is from Syria. He left his home by bus to Turkey and with a friend he swam from the Turkish coast to Samos, Greece. When he started swimming at 8pm it was light and it was dark by the time he reached
"19.11.2016 07:30:00" youtube.com Zoltar declares - Wigan Has The Plan! Description: A world famous fortune teller has stunned economic experts by staring into the financial future of the UK and declaring: "Wigan has the plan!" T... Sometimes everyone needs a little madness to smile... And Wigan Council have definitely made us laugh with this video!
"19.11.2016 06:00:00" bbc.co.uk New inquest to be held over Stephen Akinyemi death The new hearing will be held in February after the court heard police may have known "what was going to happen"
"18.11.2016 19:32:19" BBC Radio Manchester's cover photo
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"18.11.2016 17:16:10" BBC Radio Manchester Auction for Children in Need BBC Radio Manchester Auction for Children in Need Thanks to your support BBC Children in Need is able to make a real difference to the lives of children all across the UK - last year, in Greater Manchester alone, BBC Children in Need supported more than a hundred projects.
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"18.11.2016 13:45:52" Blue Tuesday How would you like to sit next to Ian in the commentary box? Click play to find out how
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"18.11.2016 12:21:21" BBC Radio Manchester Auction for Children in Need BBC Radio Manchester Auction for Children in Need Thanks to your support BBC Children in Need is able to make a real difference to the lives of children all across the UK - last year, in Greater Manchester alone, BBC Children in Need supported more than a hundred projects.
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"18.11.2016 11:00:08" BBC Radio Manchester Lot 20: BBC Radio Manchester autograph book
Since January 2016 BBC Radio Manchester has been asking celebrities visiting MediaCityUk to sign a special leather bound autograph book. This book is one of a kind. It features the autographs of a huge Just look at the names!
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"18.11.2016 09:18:02" BBC Radio Manchester Lot 20: BBC Radio Manchester autograph book
Since January 2016 BBC Radio Manchester has been asking celebrities visiting MediaCityUk to sign a special leather bound autograph book. This book is one of a kind. It features the autographs of a huge For BBC Children in Need...
"18.11.2016 08:34:43" Bidding hotting up in #BBCCIN auction ...
"18.11.2016 08:24:37" BBC Radio Manchester Sports How would your child like to be the mascot at the next Manchester derby?
Listen to BBC Radio Manchester for BBC Children in Need this Friday...
"18.11.2016 08:00:01" Timeline Photos What makes the world's longest-running children's show tick? Find out, with a behind the scenes tour as the programme goes out live. The next best thing to getting a Blue Peter badge.
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"18.11.2016 07:58:26" BBC Radio Manchester Lot 15: BE A MANCHESTER CITY MASCOT FOR THE MANCHESTER DERBY
This lot is to be an official mascot at the Manchester City v Manchester United match at the Etihad on Saturday 25th February 2017. Exact kick off time is to be confirmed. It's for City mad Coming up soon in the #CiN auction for #pudsey
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"18.11.2016 07:48:12" Want to see what's going on behind the scenes? Children in Need 2016 Want to see what's going on behind the scenes?
"18.11.2016 07:48:12" Want to see what's going on behind the scenes? Children in Need 2016 Want to see what's going on behind the scenes?
"18.11.2016 07:00:00" Timeline Photos It might feel like Mike Sweeney's in your living room all the time, but this is the real deal! Back by popular demand, you can have Sweeney broadcasting his Sunday afternoon 60's show from your own home. Just don't forget to make him a brew!
"18.11.2016 06:00:00" Timeline Photos Behind the scenes with GMP - this is a unique opportunity to visit police stables, get close to police dogs and watch riot training in one of the country's largest police departments.
Bidding for this lot in the BBC Radio Manchester Children in Need
"17.11.2016 21:00:00" Timeline Photos Enjoy jumping in at the deep end? In four hours, you can be taught the basics of Scuba diving, with full kit provided, ready to swim alongside Europe's largest collection of sharks at the Blue Planet Aquarium. Bidding for this lot in the BBC Radio
"17.11.2016 20:00:00" Timeline Photos How would you like to enjoy an evening with Becky Want in a private box at the gala opening night of 'Chitty Chitty, Bang Bang', starring local lad Jason Manford? The ultimate night of entertainment! Bidding for this lot in the BBC Radio Manchester
"17.11.2016 19:00:00" Timeline Photos Do you know a youngster who dreams of being a Manchester City mascot? And at the Manchester derby! We can't guarantee that City will win the league but they will have an amazing day.
Bidding for this lot in the BBC Radio Manchester Children in Need
"17.11.2016 17:00:00" Children In Need - Stockport Young Carers Tom and Joe are carers for their mum who has a long term illness. Children in Need funds a weekly session at Stockport Young Carers where Tom, Joe and many children like them get a well deserved break.
"17.11.2016 15:00:01" Timeline Photos "The glory of living is not never falling, but rising every time you fall”.
Nicole's mum left and her guardian passed away when she was 12. From then on she went on a bit of a rebellious streak. For most of her teenage years Nicole was in and out of
"17.11.2016 11:00:00" bbc.co.uk Price of Football 2016 calculator: How much does football cost you? Enter your team to see how the cost of following your club compares with other teams and how much you might spend this year. The cost of attending Premier League football has come down in the first season of a record 8 billion pounds TV rights deal, the BBC's latest 'Price of Football' survey has found. So how does your club compare?
"17.11.2016 09:15:00" bbc.co.uk Dementia game 'shows lifelong navigational decline' The world's largest dementia research project suggests ability to navigate declines as we age. Could a game help researchers to diagnose dementia at an earlier stage?
(I've had a go at this on a smart phone. It's good fun and free to download - Ed.)
"17.11.2016 08:00:00" bbc.co.uk Former Bury footballer Andy Woodward tells of sexual abuse as a junior in Cheshire A former footballer talks publicly about the sexual abuse he suffered as a junior from a club coach. "It was brushed under the carpet"
"17.11.2016 07:00:00" A derelict Salford pub where a man was shot dead is set to be demolished as part of a new multi-million pound housing development...
"16.11.2016 19:00:00" Ten year old Corey is mentored by Darren, a volunteer on the 'Buddies for Boys' scheme at Bolton Lads and Girls Club which is funded by Children in Need.....
"16.11.2016 17:00:01" Timeline Photos “My new friends have become my family. Without them I don't know where I'd be”.
Taffy used to be a trucker but has been living on the streets of Manchester for five and a half years. Taffy said he had a difficult upbringing and felt enough was enough. He
"16.11.2016 16:00:00" bbc.co.uk Achievable ambitions? Smart, talented, hard-working - and still held back. The government is being warned social mobility is getting worse for an entire generation of young people - with middle income families now among those being left behind.
But look at what's being done in Oldham...
"16.11.2016 15:00:00" bbc.co.uk Manchester International Festival wants homes to stage 'micro' festivals Manchester residents are asked to open their doors to host "micro" offshoots of the Manchester International Festival in their homes. All the world's a stage... including your front room?
"16.11.2016 14:00:00" bbc.co.uk How Children in Need donations are spent in the North West Who benefits from the donations you make to Children in Need? If you were still in two minds about why Children in Need is important - meet Adam from Stockport... #CiN #pudsey
"16.11.2016 12:47:52" Our help is needed.
Patrick Fahey (41yrs), from Newton Heath, disappeared from Sudbury open prison in Derbyshire on Friday November 11. He was doing time for a series of armed robberies. Anyone who knows where Fahey is should not approach him but
"16.11.2016 11:00:01" bbc.co.uk A&Es 'struggle' with former legal highs A&Es 'struggle' with former legal highs Hospital doctors say they're struggling to cope with the number of patients needing treatment after taking new psycho-active substances. They're warning the drugs are hitting vulnerable groups, like the homeless - especially in cities like Manchester.
"16.11.2016 09:00:00" www.josephbrotherton.com 16th November marks the 50th anniversary of the BBC drama "Cathy Come Home". First shown on TV on 16/11/1966, the TV play led councils across the country to look again at their housing policies. To mark the anniversary Manchester photographer, Joseph
"16.11.2016 08:00:01" bbc.co.uk Woman raped in Levenshulme park attack A woman is raped in a daylight attack in a Manchester park, prompting a police appeal for information. A warning following a 'shocking' attack in Levenshulme...
"16.11.2016 07:05:59" BBC Radio Manchester Sports Meet Frank Melling from Wigan Athletic Athletic Community Trust, winner of Unsung Hero of the year at the Northwest Football Awards 2016...
"15.11.2016 22:30:19" Timeline Photos Want a treat for 20 friends? How about Deer spotting Tatton Park? Just one of the lots in @bbcradiomanc auction for #Pudsey 18/11/16
"15.11.2016 21:10:00" bbc.co.uk Manchester College girl collapses and dies in 'unexplained' death. A girl dies after collapsing at a college in Manchester, police confirm. Students and teachers are being supported by specially trained officers
"15.11.2016 20:30:44" Timeline Photos Join @bbcradiomanc Auction for Children in Need 18/11/16 from 6am & bid for tickets to see Peter Pan at The Plaza Stockport #pudsey
"15.11.2016 20:00:00" bbc.co.uk Woman raped in Levenshulme park attack. A woman is raped in a daylight attack in a Manchester park, prompting a police appeal for information. A shocking attack which police say happened in broad daylight yesterday lunchtime.
"15.11.2016 19:00:00" Children in Need - Contact Hostel There were 124 Children in Need Grants in the last year with nearly £6.5million being spent on Children in Need in Greater Manchester.
Lacey has turned her life around after being given a place at Contact Hostel in Manchester where Children in Need
"15.11.2016 18:00:00" BBC North West Tonight The Wolf Print Dance Group in Warrington helps children with disabilities. They benefited from your generous CIN donations. £millions raised by you for BBC Children in Need comes back to help local projects. Just like this one...
"15.11.2016 17:00:00" bbc.co.uk High Court orders halt to prison protests Prison officers are ordered to end a 24-hour protest and return to work after ministers win a High Court injunction. Prison officers have been ordered to end a 24-hour protest and return to work. They're taking action over claims of a "surge in violence" in jails.
"15.11.2016 16:00:01" crewechronicle.co.uk Family pays tribute to Sandbach mum who died two weeks after death of young son in house fire Kelly-Anne Carter died on Saturday Sad news from Cheshire...
"15.11.2016 15:00:00" A barista style coffee machine is helping people in Manchester to re-start their lives and careers. The Back On Track charity has used a £2000 grant to buy the machine for it's cafe..
"15.11.2016 13:16:46" bbc.co.uk BBC Children in Need: Where is the money spent near me? Explore an interactive map showing where Children in Need spends the money you raise every year The BBC Radio Manchester Auction for Children in Need is on Friday 18th November from 6am.
£Millions is spent on helping children in Greater Manchester - have a look at some of the projects to benefit from your fundraising...
"15.11.2016 11:09:51" Broughton House - Home of Salford and Greater Manchester Veterans It is with deep sadness we announce that resident and WW2 veteran Ralph Jones, aged 93 passed away peacefully at 11.00am yesterday, Remembrance Sunday. His wonderful personality will be truly missed by all residents, staff and supporters of Broughton A fitting tribute...
"15.11.2016 11:00:00" bbc.co.uk Dippy dinosaur's national tour stops announced The UK's most famous dinosaur skeleton will start its national tour on England's Jurassic Coast. And the only place you'll be able to see Dippy in the North West is...
"15.11.2016 09:18:07" bbc.co.uk HS2: Ministers confirm North West and Yorkshire routes The route for HS2's next phase from Crewe to Manchester and Birmingham to Leeds is confirmed. It's moved - just a little bit...
"15.11.2016 09:00:00" Which words or images say manchester to you? A firm has created some Mancmojis emojis to sum up the essence of the city! What do you think…...
"14.11.2016 19:00:00" Children In Need - Charnwood Trust There were 124 Children in Need Grants in the last year with nearly £6.5million being spent on Children in Need in Greater Manchester.
Here's Esme who benefits from Children in Need money in Stockport. This Fri (18th Nov) take part in our auction to
"14.11.2016 17:30:00" Plans are afoot to renovate the former Metro Cinema in Ashton under Lyne and transform it into a hub for the community.....
"14.11.2016 16:54:20" BBC Radio Manchester's cover photo
"14.11.2016 16:54:20" BBC Radio Manchester's cover photo
"14.11.2016 16:24:43" BBC North West Tonight The seagulls are in a flap about the cloud cover over Salford. Looking any better where you are? Supermoon, #whatsupermoon? The seagulls are in a flap about the cloud cover over Salford. Looking any better where you are? #Supermoon, #whatsupermoon?
"14.11.2016 15:09:54" Maxine Peake thinks it's "disgusting" that the library needs to look for outside funding, so she's helping it raise some money! via BBC North West Tonight
"14.11.2016 14:17:36" bbc.co.uk Christmas markets: Will Brexit have any effect? Will Brexit have an impact on England's European Christmas markets? Could Brexit affect Manchester's Christmas Markets?
"14.11.2016 10:40:35" bbc.co.uk Breaking the link between cancer and poverty. What lies behind the link between cancer and poverty and how do you break it? Why does North Manchester have the highest death rate from lung cancer in the country? Michael from Harpurhey has just been diagnosed after a groundbreaking project to put mobile scanners in some of the areas worst affected.
"14.11.2016 08:00:00" Greater Manchester Police Shocking footage of drivers using phones behind the wheel, courtesy of Greater Manchester Police. They're using undercover officers this week to try to catch people in the act:
"13.11.2016 18:09:43" bbc.co.uk Old Trafford woman raped at knifepoint by intruder A woman in Greater Manchester has been attacked by a stranger who broke into her home
"13.11.2016 16:43:00" bbc.co.uk Meet the teenagers behind Mannequin Challenge madness You may have seen Dan Walker TV & the Football Focus team doing this yesterday on BBC One, but where has the current craze come from?
"13.11.2016 13:45:54" bbc.co.uk Former stray dog Ted to star in Puccini's La Boheme Not so r-r-r-rough anymore - a rescue dog has made his stage debut in an opera in Manchester
"13.11.2016 08:05:05" Remembrance Sunday 2016 Born in Bury, Kayam Iqbal served in the military in both Iraq and Afghanistan. This is his story...
Thank you to SLYNCS & The OppO Foundation for sending us this video.
"12.11.2016 16:57:42" Blue Tuesday How would you like to own an original dug out seat from the Etihad? Hit play as Ian has more details
To find out more http://bit.ly/2fvlAtB As Children in Need day approaches, Pudsey has been hanging out with the Manchester City Mascots at BBC Radio Manchester to reveal a special lot for our auction...
"12.11.2016 13:15:43" Photos from BBC Radio Manchester's post Do you recognise any of these people? Police have released these CCTV pictures after 30 year-old man was kicked in the face outside Hula Bar in Manchester's Northern Quarter at about 4.10am on Saturday 5th November.
The victim suffered a fractured
"11.11.2016 23:04:41" Photos from BBC Radio Manchester's post Richard Searling's Northern Soul show is live from Blackpool until midnight, with special guests as well as the best NS tunes!
"11.11.2016 20:00:00" bbc.co.uk Obituary: Robert Vaughn dies aged 83 Sad news as the death is announced of veteran actor Robert Vaughn - the last survivor of the Magnificant Seven and star of BBC's Hustle
"11.11.2016 19:00:00" There were 124 Children in Need Grants in the last year with nearly £6.5million being spent on Children in Need in Greater Manchester.
Help this years fundraising and join the BBC Radio Manchester auction for Children in Need. Bidding opens 18th
"11.11.2016 17:00:00" Photos from BBC Radio Manchester's post Do you know this man? Have you seen him? Police want to speak to him in connection with a theft - where an elderly woman's purse was stolen while she was in a Trafford supermarket.
The 82-year-old was shopping in Aldi in Eden Square Shopping Complex on
"11.11.2016 16:00:01" bbc.co.uk Salford gun gangsters jailed after officer goes undercover for three years - BBC News Thirteen members of Greater Manchester's criminal underworld are convicted after a police officer infiltrated them for three years. Operation by undercover police officer leads to 13 gang members being jailed
"11.11.2016 14:30:49" Timeline Photos The daughters of a couple whose World War Two love letter sparked a mystery after being found in a supermarket in Leigh have thanked the checkout operator who started the appeal to find its owner.
Read more: http://bbc.in/2g2CiUu
"11.11.2016 11:42:13" BBC Radio Manchester Sports "He didn't even say hello to me or anything" - Laura Kenny (nee Laura Trott) on meeting husband Jason for the first time
"11.11.2016 09:17:12" BBC North West Tonight Fairly bright but chilly today. Here's Charlie with the forecast.
"10.11.2016 19:36:13" Two years ago 48% of councils in the North West provided a meals on wheels service. That is now down to 17%. Via BBC North West Tonight.
"10.11.2016 18:00:00" Timeline Photos Well done League One side Rochdale! They named 5 years old Joshua McCormack on the bench for their 2-1 win at Hartlepool.
The youngster was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year and was told it was terminal in September. After the opening goal in
"10.11.2016 17:00:01" ons.gov.uk Unpaid work calculator How much work do you do in a week? Many of us would just count the hours we spend doing our 'job' but what about cooking, cleaning, ironing and volunteering? The Office of National statistics says it can estimate how much we could earn for doing these
"10.11.2016 15:19:00" Good news for Hakeem and his family. http://bbc.in/2g0V0LU
"10.11.2016 12:43:26" bbc.co.uk NHS England has power to fund Prep HIV drug, court decides The NHS in England has the power to fund the HIV-preventative drug, Prep, the Court of Appeal has decided. Court of Appeal rules the NHS in England has the power to fund a drug which prevents HIV infection in people at high risk of the virus. NHS is now to formally consider whether to fund the drug.
"10.11.2016 12:40:41" BBC Radio Manchester's cover photo
"10.11.2016 12:40:41" BBC Radio Manchester's cover photo
"10.11.2016 08:30:00" As it's getting colder it seems that some houses across Greater Manchester have some unwanted guests looking for somewhere to stay. If you're finding it hard to keep your house squeaky clean and mouse free, then here are some tips and tricks.....
"10.11.2016 07:50:46" Serious crash involving a police car and a Mercedes Kompressor on Liverpool Road at the junction of Barton Road in Eccles. Two police officers had to be cut free from their car and were taken to hospital for treatment.
A 25 year old man has been
"09.11.2016 20:00:08" BBC North West Tonight Dorothy did marry Harry ❤ http://bbc.in/2ff8GSk Dorothy did marry Harry ❤ http://bbc.in/2ff8GSk
"09.11.2016 14:59:16" Photos from BBC Radio Manchester's post You're going to give two hoots over this story...
Cheshire Fire and Rescue and the RSPCA have rescued an owl after neighbours spotted him inside an empty house! It is thought the tawny owl must have fallen down the chimney and become trapped. It's now
"09.11.2016 12:08:26" bbc.co.uk Manchester United heart attack fan in 'life saver' appeal A Manchester United fan who had a heart attack outside the club's stadium appeals to find the man who helped "save his life". A Manchester United fan who had a heart attack outside the club's stadium has made an appeal to find the man who helped "save his life".
"09.11.2016 09:49:59" bbc.co.uk 68 yr old Scuba diver 'lucky to be alive' after 18 hours at sea Les Brierley was rescued after spending 18 hours at sea off Australia's Queensland coast. 68 yr old Scuba diver from Bury 'lucky to be alive' after 18 hours at sea...
"09.11.2016 08:15:00" After 14 years the controversial concrete walls in Manchester's picadilly gardens are to be torn down in a planned revamp of the area. The 10 million pound refurbishment is being paid for by an insurance company and will include a new grassy area and new
"09.11.2016 07:15:32" bbc.co.uk US election 2016 results: Trump wins key battleground states Donald Trump wins the key swing states of Florida and Ohio but Hillary Clinton still has a path to the presidency. Follow the latest on the BBC News Live page...
"08.11.2016 20:05:00" BBC North West Tonight Meat Loaf loves Manchester ❤ The musical Bat out of Hell will premiere in the city in February. Meat Loaf loves Manchester ❤
"08.11.2016 19:00:00" Join Pudsey Bear on the 18th November. BBC Radio Manchester is once again holding a Children in Need auction, here's just one of the lots. Happy bidding
"08.11.2016 16:00:00" An overgrown patch of waste land in Rochdale has been transformed into an allotment and wildlife haven by a charity which helps homeless people...
"08.11.2016 15:30:00" bbc.co.uk Trio in court over Manchester tram 'race hate' Two men and a boy appear in court accused of racially abusing a US army veteran on a Manchester tram. Latest...
"08.11.2016 14:30:01" Timeline Photos A painting by LS Lowry which has been in private ownership since the year of the artist's death has gone on display at The Lowry in Salford for the very first time. On the Sands (1959) is one of Lowry's 20 or so drawings and paintings of Berwick in
"08.11.2016 13:10:54" bbc.co.uk HMP Risley sees fourfold increase in officers' use of force against inmates - BBC News A prison has seen a fourfold increase in the use of force by officers against inmates since 2013, an inspection finds. Inspectors report a "marked increase" in use of force at HMP Risley near #Warrington . http://bbc.in/2eICI0e
"08.11.2016 10:49:59" bbc.co.uk 'I lost a fortune on bingo gambling machines' 'Mary' describes losing thousands of pounds on higher-stake slot machines in bingo halls. 'When the fun stops STOP' but is a slogan enough... http://www.whenthefunstops.co.uk/ #gambling
"08.11.2016 10:00:00" youtube.com Behind the Uniform PES Did you know that according to statistics, incidents of violence and aggression towards our staff is on the rise? The children of some of those staff have so... As incidents of violence and aggression against ambulance staff increase, North West Ambulance Service, and children whose parents work for the Trust, are asking the public to consider the person 'Behind the Uniform' as part of a campaign to raise
"08.11.2016 08:30:23" bbc.co.uk M&S to cut 60 clothing and home stores - locations to be announced M&S says it will have 60 fewer clothing and home stores in the UK, of which 30 will close down. Has M&S had it's day?
"08.11.2016 07:00:00" bbc.co.uk Obituary: Jimmy Young - BBC News Veteran disc jockey who began his showbiz career as a crooner. One of the BBC's best-loved broadcasters, Sir Jimmy Young, who has died at the age of 95.
"08.11.2016 06:08:44" bbc.co.uk Christmas stamps feature festive favourites - BBC News Royal Mail unveils this year's Christmas stamps, featuring traditional festive images including a snowman, robin and a lantern. Manchester-based artist Helen Musselwhite has designed this year's Christmas stamps for Royal Mail
"07.11.2016 20:12:41" bbc.co.uk Trafford Council: School crossing patrols could be axed - BBC News Plans to to axe funding for school crossing patrols and charge households £40 for collecting garden waste are proposed by Trafford Council as part of budget cuts. Should schools and local communities pay for school crossing patrols? Trafford Council thinks so....it may soon stop funding lollipop men and women.
"07.11.2016 19:00:00" bbc.co.uk World War Two love letter found in Asda's lost property box A "cherished" love letter from a woman to her World War Two sweetheart is discovered in a supermarket's lost property box. Another reason why an email just doesn't pass muster...
"07.11.2016 17:00:01" bbc.co.uk Water taxi launches on Bridgewater Canal in Manchester A water taxi starts running a trial service on the Bridgewater Canal to take commuters into Manchester. We may be land locked but we can still take to the water...
"07.11.2016 16:00:01" bbc.co.uk Speeding tickets on 'smart motorways' rise sharply The introduction of smart motorways has seen a big rise in speeding fines, figures suggest. Smart Motorways but not so smart drivers...
"07.11.2016 14:30:00" bbc.co.uk Manchester Piccadilly Gardens drug dealer tackled by undercover cop Drug dealer tackled by undercover police officers in Manchester's Piccadilly Gardens. After being caught, a total of 101 wraps of heroin and cocaine were recovered. Greater Manchester Police 1 : Drug Dealer nil!
"07.11.2016 13:00:00" bbc.co.uk Over-65s advised to eat hot meals to cope with winter Public health bodies issue advice to the over-65s and those with health problems on how to handle the cold weather. It's going to get colder over next few days so here're some top tips to help you stay in tip top health...
"07.11.2016 12:36:09" Christmas Concert Christmas Concert A evening of uplifiting, joyous music, featuring tradtional and contemporary gospel songs, carols and warm harmonies to put you in a festive mood this Christmas. See the Manchester Inspirational Voices, the Song of Praise 'Gospel Choir of the Year 2016', for yourself...
"07.11.2016 12:00:00" bbc.co.uk Songs of Praise, Gospel Choir of the Year 2016: 2. Part Two One of six of the country's best amateur gospel choirs is named Gospel Choir of the Year. Swing High! Manchester Inspirational Voices win Gospel Choir of the Year 2016 on BBC Songs of Praise. Congratulations!!!
(click the link to Songs of Praise: http://bbc.in/2fgpdmy
and you can see their amazing, winning performance of 'Swing Low,
"07.11.2016 11:00:00" bbc.co.uk Lower benefits cap comes into force A cut in the benefits cap, a limit on the income working age households receive in certain benefits, has come into force. More on the new benefits cap...
"07.11.2016 09:30:00" bbc.co.uk Cancer survivor: 'I was sacked for having lymphoma' Cancer survivor Terry Foster, 58, says he was sacked after being diagnosed with lymphoma, as his company felt he “wouldn't be able to handle the stress of the job”. Seriously? The North West man sacked because he had cancer...
"07.11.2016 08:28:06" Sneak preview of the new water taxi from Sale to Manchester
"07.11.2016 07:41:37" bbc.co.uk Station Road: The bungalow hunters Douglas and Anne in Station Road, Eccles, are trying to swap their housing association house for a bungalow. Bidding for a Bungalow - the story of one couple in Eccles desperate to downsize...
"06.11.2016 14:45:51" When Becky Want spoke to actor Louis Emerick earlier this week, she reminded us of a magical week for Mike Shaft 40 years ago...
He appeared in the musical Hair in Altrincham! Thanks to Genesis Theatre for raiding the photo albums!
(We left out the naked
"06.11.2016 13:37:11" bbc.co.uk Tesco Bank customers targeted by fraudsters: Thousands of Tesco Bank customers appear to have been targeted by fraudsters over the weekend. Thousands of Tesco Bank customers are thought to be affected. More info here if you bank with them.
"06.11.2016 12:08:10" bbc.co.uk Forgotten Manchester Town Hall drawings emerge - BBC News Architectural drawings of Manchester Town Hall are found hidden in the building's basement more than 120 years since being drawn up. The town hall blueprints were drawn up by Victorian architect Alfred Waterhouse, who also designed London's Natural History Museum
"06.11.2016 10:58:13" BBC Radio Manchester Auction for Children in Need BBC Radio Manchester Auction for Children in Need Thanks to your support BBC Children in Need is able to make a real difference to the lives of children all across the UK - last year, in Greater Manchester alone, BBC Children in Need supported more than a hundred projects.
On Friday November 18th - from Not long to go - keep watching for some of the amazing lots which will be up for auction - all to raise as much money as possible for Children in Need.
"06.11.2016 07:33:00" Photos from BBC Radio Manchester's post Greater Manchester Fire Service says it attended more than 350 incidents last night, including a 14 year old girl injured after she was hit in the face by a firework. Here's a few images from the night.
"05.11.2016 20:05:59" Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) Images from across Greater Manchester of firefighters at work. GM Fire and Rescue Service are being kept busy...They've attended almost 200 incidents since 3pm this afternoon...
"05.11.2016 14:00:00" bbc.co.uk Stephen Hunt: Fallen firefighter's mum hails charity lottery. The mother of a firefighter who died tackling a blaze in Manchester praises the launch of a lottery to support relatives of fallen rescue workers. "People assume that families such as mine are looked after following such a tragedy, but it's not always the case."
"05.11.2016 12:20:00" bbc.co.uk Man, 19, dies after being hit by car in Chadderton - BBC News A 19-year-old man dies in hospital after he was hit by a car in Greater Manchester in the early hours. 19 year old Jack died in hospital a short time after the crash.
"05.11.2016 11:15:28" www.bbc.co.uk Funny in Four - Remembering the brilliance of Victoria Wood - BBC Radio 4 A moment of comic genius from a true comedy great. From the BBC archives, because we should never miss an opportunity to remind ourselves of how funny she was.
"05.11.2016 09:35:47" bbc.co.uk Self-care could cut need for millions of GP visits Simple self-care measures could end millions of unnecessary GP visits every year, says the LGA. Apparently if fewer of us clogged up surgeries with minor ailments, our GPs could save an hour a day on average.
"04.11.2016 22:22:57" Christmas has arrived in Manchester. But will it be the last year for Zippy and the fireworks?
"04.11.2016 18:00:00" bbc.co.uk Doctor Who actress recalls battling Daleks with Patrick Troughton - BBC News Former Doctor Who actress Anneke Wills says Patrick Troughton's "adorable" performance was key to keeping the show going in the 1960s. 5th November is the 50th anniversary of The Power of the Daleks, Patrick Troughton's debut as 'The Doctor'. To mark the anniversary, BBC Worldwide is releasing a black-and-white animated reconstruction of the "lost" story, based on surviving photographs
"04.11.2016 15:00:00" bbc.co.uk George Osborne paid £98,000 for three US speeches Ex-chancellor George Osborne earned £98,000 for three US speeches, parliamentary register entries show. (I'll do speeches in exchange for brews. Just saying - Ed.)
"04.11.2016 13:00:00" bbc.co.uk Sister Rita to the Rescue - BBC One Series following no-nonsense nun Sister Rita and her team at their drop-in centre. This series charts the amazing work being done at the Lalley centre by (and for) the people of Collyhurst. If you've not had a chance to see it you can catch up on the BBC iPlayer...
"04.11.2016 12:00:00" Today BBC Weather Watchers is a year old! Here are a few of the lovely photos taken by the Weather Watchers here in Greater Manchester......
"04.11.2016 12:00:00" Cover Photos Thanks to Jason Hardy for the photo!
"04.11.2016 12:00:00" Cover Photos Thanks to Jason Hardy for the photo!
"04.11.2016 11:00:00" bbc.co.uk Widnes earthworm Dave wriggles into record books An earthworm named Dave wriggles into the record books as the largest ever found in the UK - measuring a whopping 40cm (15.7in). Meet 'Dave' - the record breaking earthworm from Cheshire!
"04.11.2016 10:00:00" bbc.co.uk Mary Berry's first post-Bake Off show revealed - BBC News The BBC announces details of Mary Berry's first show since leaving The Great British Bake Off. Great news for those already missing Bake off...
"04.11.2016 09:00:00" BBC Breakfast Robbie Williams welcomed Louise to his new house to talk about stage fright, moving back to the UK & how his wife picked the songs for his new album... What happened when BBC Breakfast's Louise popped 'round to see #Robbiewilliams
"04.11.2016 08:00:00" bbc.co.uk Experts reveal how to get that annoying earworm out of your head If you've had Shout Out To My Ex by Little Mix rattling round inside your head all week, then help is finally at hand. How to get rid of #earworm (a tune which gets stuck in your head)?
Listen to God Save The Queen apparently...!
"04.11.2016 07:00:00" The BBC's School Report project has been finding out about young people who go the extra mile for the sports club they love. 16-year-old Chloe from Moston is a Manchester City season ticket holder but there's another football team that gets all her time
"03.11.2016 17:00:00" bbc.co.uk Truss: Extra 2,100 prison officers to be deployed - BBC News Justice Secretary Liz Truss is to announce a major recruitment drive to ease prison staff shortages. Punish? Rehabilitate? Just how should we run our prisons?
"03.11.2016 14:14:46" Beautiful autumn colour around Salford University...#weatherwatchers
"03.11.2016 13:00:00" youtube.com International rugby stars launch 'Number Cruncherz' programme to thousands of young people The 'Number Cruncherz' programme, which has been developed for Year 7 children with the help of MBNA and the UK's leading financial education charity pfeg (P... (Think we'd all benefit from a bit of this...Ed.)
A Sale Sharks rugby club project, which helps children better handle money, is today celebrating its 10,000th student! The Number Cruncherz scheme has sent financial experts and rugby coaches into 145
"03.11.2016 11:00:00" Timeline Photos Figures show Greater Manchester Police are having to make one of the highest levels of cuts of any force in the country.
"Cuts to officer numbers since 2010, together with rising crime and budget cuts to partner agencies, is taking continuing to take
"03.11.2016 09:49:00" Timeline Photos Have you seen this woman?
46-year-old Susan Roberts was last seen on Woodfield Close off Heron Street in Werneth at around 6.45pm last night (Wednesday 3 Nov) with her mum's black and white Jack Russell dog. She said she was going to the shop but she
"03.11.2016 09:00:00" bbc.co.uk Yellow stickers: Secrets of cut-price food revealed Bargain hunters search supermarkets for cut-price food. But when do the yellow stickers appear - and why? Can't beat a bargain! (and I thought it was just me - I LOVE yellow!! - Ed.)
"03.11.2016 07:45:13" Update...with some good news!
A teenage girl who was abducted in Oldham on Monday has been found, safe and well - 39 yr old man arrested and released on bail. Police say enquiries are ongoing.
"03.11.2016 07:25:47" BBC Radio Manchester Sports Olympic long jump champion and BBC Strictly Come Dancing star Greg Rutherford talks Manchester United Guess what long jumper Greg Rutherford wanted to be when he was growing up - and it wasn't a ballroom dancer!
"02.11.2016 18:00:00" The Green, green grass of……Manchester! Gardens make up about a fifth of Manchester's land so researchers are mapping what they are made of – grass, trees, hard surfaces and so on. It's so town planners, developers, etc. can see where we might need
"02.11.2016 13:57:49" Timeline Photos Want to see what a 17kg firework going 'bang' looks like?
A man, who lives in sheltered housing in Broughton, was keeping it under his bed after winning it in a competition. Thankfully he contacted Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) to
"02.11.2016 12:54:45" Meet Colin...
10 months on from the Boxing Day floods he still comes down to St Mary's church in Radcliffe twice a day to empty all the dehumidifiers. There's 20 of them, still working 24/7 ⛪️
"02.11.2016 10:00:00" bbc.co.uk Quiz: How much do you know about the pound in your pocket? The government is urging us to find out more about the new 12-sided pound coin, due to go into circulation next March. How much do you know already? How much do you know about the pound in your pocket? (Think we know we'd like a few more of them! Ed.)
"02.11.2016 08:30:00" bbc.co.uk 'Slow start' for homes on public land plan Whitehall has made a "slow start" towards its pledge to release spare land for 160,000 homes, MPs say. The eternal battle for land - where should we be building homes?
"02.11.2016 07:17:14" bbc.co.uk Oldham experiencing 'cat crisis', animal charities claim Oldham is experiencing a "cat crisis" with the highest number of emergency callouts in England in 2015, animal charities claim. Oldham is experiencing a "cat crisis" with the largest number of emergency call-outs in England, charities claim.
The RSPCA said it was being inundated with calls to deal with neglected, maltreated, injured and stray cats in Greater Manchester.
"01.11.2016 19:00:00" bbc.co.uk Queen share their first ever BBC appearance New album released on Friday featuring 'My Fairy King' Queen have shared their first ever radio appearance from a 1973 John Peel session for Radio 1. The first track they played was My Fairy King and it will be available on a new album Queen On Air which is out on Friday.
"01.11.2016 17:00:01" bbc.com Never have the embarrassment of forgetting a name again Forgetting names is one of our memory's most common failures – but there are ways to make them stick, says Tom Stafford. "Why do we forget people's names when we first meet them?"
"01.11.2016 16:08:59" They're back to finish off what they started..... Last year the BBC's DIY SOS team, together with hundreds of volunteers, transformed a street in Newton Heath in Manchester into a community for armed forces veterans. Now they're converting the last empty
"01.11.2016 16:00:00" bbc.co.uk £54m of premium bond prizes unclaimed, says NS&I As much as £53.9m in premium bond prizes has not been claimed by rightful winners, according to National Savings and Investments (NS&I). Well if no one wants it......
"01.11.2016 14:45:27" Police in Oldham need our help after a report of an abduction - please pass on.
At around 2.50pm on Monday 31 October 2016, a girl, believed to be around 17-years-old, was on Higginshaw Lane, when she was seen to be grabbed by a man and pushed into the
"01.11.2016 13:27:01" Match of the Day Steph Houghton & Lucy Bronze draw the answers to your questions live following Manchester City Women's league and cup double-winning season. #facebooklive Great idea - draw the answers to questions! (not sure it would work on radio - Ed.)
"01.11.2016 13:00:00" bbc.co.uk Untangling where your wig, weave and hair extensions really come from From wigs to weaves and hair extensions, there is a vast market for human hair and often it doesn't come from where you think. Getting to the root of the hair market......
"01.11.2016 11:30:14" Timeline Photos Mike met Nigel Benn this morning - we know who would win in a fight (sorry Sweeney, it's not you!).....
"01.11.2016 10:00:00" bbc.co.uk DIY SOS in Manchester Veterans Village appeal The BBC's DIY SOS team returns to Manchester's Veterans' Village to finish a renovation it began last year. An SOS from the #DIYSOS team back in Manchester to complete their Veterans Big Build...
"01.11.2016 08:30:00" bbc.co.uk England v Scotland: FA in talks with Fifa over wearing poppies on shirts The FA is in talks with Fifa over whether players can wear poppies on their shirts for England's World Cup qualifier against Scotland. Should players be allowed to wear the Poppy on their kit on November 11th?
"01.11.2016 07:20:01" bbc.co.uk Halloween party assault doctor banned for a year A hospital consultant who "looked like a monster" while attacking his daughter in a row over a Halloween party is banned from medicine for a year. Wigan Infirmary cardiologist Gohar Rahman given a medical suspension after an attack on his daughter in a row over a Halloween party.
"31.10.2016 19:30:00" bbc.co.uk Meet England's most interesting ghosts Wherever you are in England there could be a local wraith, ghoul or phantom waiting in the shadows. Here are some of the more interesting examples. When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
"31.10.2016 18:00:00" The BBC's DIY SOS team have returned to Manchester to finish building the "Veteran's Village" they began last year. The final empty house on Canada Street in Newton Heath is being renovated. But they're short of a few things...If you can help email:
"31.10.2016 17:09:10" BBC North West Tonight At the last official count, the number of rough sleepers in Manchester stood at 70, ten times higher than it was five years ago. Simon is one of the people trying to help... It's the not the Northern Powerhouse for some...
"31.10.2016 11:20:03" bbc.co.uk Forged rail tickets sold on 'dark web', BBC investigation reveals Forged rail tickets are being sold on the "dark web" and used at stations without detection, a BBC investigation finds. An undercover BBC investigation has discovered forged rail tickets being sold on the internet - for a fraction of the genuine fare. Our reporters managed to use the fakes on a number of journeys used by commuters every day, without being detected,
"31.10.2016 09:58:00" twitter.com Michelle Adamson on Twitter “Some scary stuff in Sam Lee's Halloween House in Swinton! Visitor donations are all in aid of the mental health charity MIND.. https://t.co/ABxNt4rlwc” Some scary stuff in Sam Lee's Halloween House in Swinton! Visitor donations are all in aid of the mental health charity MIND..
"31.10.2016 08:27:46" BBC Breakfast This is what happens when some of the world's top space engineers hold a pumpkin carving contest.
Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab held their annual Halloween competition this week, with predictably spectacular results... We'd love to see your pumpkin photos...(especially if you've carved a Trumpkin! - Ed.)
"31.10.2016 06:00:00" Today the DIY SOS team are returning to Canada Street in Manchester to finish the work they began last year.... If you're a tradesman that would like to get involved email the BBC at email@example.com or if you're a military veteran family, with
"30.10.2016 20:22:10" BBC North West Tonight "Wow" - Graham Nash from The Hollies received a blast from the past when he returned to the Salford Lads' Club... http://bbc.in/2f6gxOZ "Wow" - Graham Nash from The Hollies received a blast from the past when he returned to the Salford Lads Club... http://bbc.in/2f6gxOZ
"30.10.2016 19:00:30" Attention shoppers
Did you know that we're being charged more in Greater Manchester for the exact same clothes being sold in Paris or Milan!
We've found 3 shops- ZARA Pull&Bear and Stradivarius that increase the price by more than a third for some
"30.10.2016 15:00:00" BBC North West Tonight Who you gonna call?
Pomeranian 'Mr Hendrix' from Knutsford will keep you safe this Halloween. Sometimes there are no words...
"30.10.2016 12:41:17" What happens when you give three musicians - who've never met - less than two hours to write a song?
Well this weekend Mike Shaft and Lemn Sissay found out!
Here's a taster of the final piece by gospel artists Josh Cadman of Sing Gospel and Wayne
"30.10.2016 11:00:00" Cover Photos Thanks to John Thirkell from Bury for this gorgeous Autumn photo
"30.10.2016 11:00:00" Cover Photos Thanks to John Thirkell from Bury for this gorgeous Autumn photo
"30.10.2016 10:21:30" BBC North West Tonight Sad news.
An eight-year-old boy has died after a house fire in Sandbach.
Emergency services were called to the property on Platt Avenue, at 2.52am this morning where they found a woman outside the semi-detached house with serious burns.
The 35-year-old, Awful news this morning
"29.10.2016 06:00:01" bbc.co.uk Manchester United's team photo mystery Can you spot what's missing from the 2016/2017 squad photo?
"28.10.2016 15:35:07" Timeline Photos A scuba diver from Tameside has won recognition for his photography after coming close up and personal with a grey seal. Craig Ward from Stalybridge was highly commended in the nationwide Great British Diving photo competition. The photo was taken
"28.10.2016 14:30:01" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Manchester chef Adam Reid! The head chef of 4 AA Rosette restaurant The French in Manchester, has won the honour of cooking the dessert course at the final banquet for The Great British Menu tv programme. You can see his 'Golden
"28.10.2016 13:30:00" Indian Association Oldham invites everyone to celebrate Diwali...
"28.10.2016 11:30:01" bbc.co.uk Greater Manchester Police in modern day slavery arrests Eighteen people are "saved" from modern day slavery and 27 arrested in a police crackdown in Greater Manchester. This is happening on a street near you.
Greater Manchester Police have recorded 163 crimes of modern slavery since the beginning of last year.
"28.10.2016 10:30:00" bbc.co.uk 'Emoldjis': Gran's call for older people's lives to be reflected False teeth and bad back emojis, the brainchild of a frustrated grandmother, could soon be in use after being sent off for official approval. Great idea! Is there one that you would add?
"28.10.2016 09:30:00" BBC North West Tonight Wendy's daughter could lose her Wendy house because they didn't seek planning permission. What do you think of this?
Wendy's daughter could lose her 'Wendy' house because they didn't seek planning permission from Manchester City Council.
"28.10.2016 08:30:00" BBC Breakfast Relax, it's Friday.
This mesmerising footage of morning mist rolling off the cliffs on the Jurassic Coast has been captured by a Dorset photographer.
James Loveridge used a drone to film the phenomena over the cliffs near West Bay. ........and relax. Stunning.
"28.10.2016 07:30:00" Timeline Photos What is beauty to you?
This photograph was taken by Gemma Howarth Rymill in Tatton Park, Cheshire. Gemma says: "Beauty is misty autumn mornings, and watching the annual deer rut - just being in nature."
"28.10.2016 06:00:00" bbc.co.uk Is changing the clocks a waste of time? Stephen Fry investigates the story of daylight saving time and asks: Is changing the clocks a waste of time? Is changing the clocks a waste of time?
Every year billions of us around the world observe the familiar ritual of winding our clocks forward in the spring and turning them back again in the autumn. (and here was I thinking it was just a UK thing - Ed.)
"27.10.2016 19:55:56" BBC Radio Manchester Want to see one of the items we have up for auction? You'll have to wait until November 18th to bid... The first look at one of the very special items going up for auction on BBC Radio Manchester for Children in Need on November 18th
"27.10.2016 18:00:00" A brand new market in Rochdale has moved a step closer with plans to be submitted next month....
"27.10.2016 17:00:00" britishlegion.org.uk Volunteers for helping our Armed Forces, veterans and their families Volunteer for The Royal British Legion today and help make an enormous difference to our Armed Forces community. Get involved and volunteer your time from just a few hours a week to a few days every year. The Royal British Legion say they'd like more young volunteers to work with them. The charity - which supports soldiers, veterans and their families, are launching their annual poppy appeal today.
The fundraising target in Greater Manchester is
"27.10.2016 15:00:00" Are you trying to keep the kids amused during half term and the swings and roundabouts in the park just aren't hitting the mark? Walton Hall and Gardens in Warrington have installed something a bit different in their play area....
"27.10.2016 13:24:52" BBC Radio Manchester Sports Here's the latest from boxer Stacey Copeland. She wanted to include a message today to go with her videos. They're attached to this message.
'Today's videos are from inside the camp. The first is us arriving at around 10am this morning, the second is us Here's the latest video from local girl and sports coach, Stacey Copeland, as she tries to support young refugees at a camp in Dunkirk...
"27.10.2016 12:05:01" Timeline Photos Our help is urgently needed - have you seen 73 year old David Owens from Stockport?
He's not been seen since about 2pm yesterday (Wed 26th Oct) when he was spotted on Somerford Road in North Reddish. Police are particularly worried about him because
"27.10.2016 11:02:11" Timeline Photos Become a Manchester Elf and get a mug!
The Manchester Christmas Market is looking for yuletide loving volunteer elves to direct visitors and spread some Christmas cheer. This year's markets will run from 10 November until 20 December with volunteers
"27.10.2016 07:27:49" Warning for you about scams. Please tell your friends...
There are several HMRC email refund scams at the moment with promises of monies owed. If you receive an unsolicited email from HMRC - it is false - DON'T OPEN IT - forward it immediately to
"26.10.2016 18:00:03" Timeline Photos Manchester's biggest, most festive red resident will return to his seat in front of the town hall this weekend as the giant Santa returns.The six-tonne giant Santa is being lifted into place this week, but his 100,000 low energy LED lights will only be
"26.10.2016 16:04:32" Timeline Photos Do you know this man? Police have released his image caught on CCTV after a thief targeted women at cash-machines in Droylsden. He's about 5ft 8in tall, of medium build, with short dark hair. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161
"26.10.2016 15:00:00" bbc.co.uk Abba to reunite for 'new entertainment experience' All four original members of Abba are to reunite for a new digital entertainment project. Aha!
"26.10.2016 14:00:00" Temperatures have been rising in the tent and tonight we'll finally discover who will be crowned the Great British Bake off Champion. But of the final three contestants, who's meringues will reach new peaks - and who will be left with a soggy bottom?
"26.10.2016 12:39:58" bbc.co.uk Woman raped in violent Manchester street attack The 51-year-old was punched in the face before being raped by a man in Cheetham Hill Road, close to HMP Manchester. Warning as 51 year old woman attacked in Manchester. Do you recognise the description?
"26.10.2016 12:00:00" bbc.co.uk 'Irresponsible' Diet Chef weight loss advert banned - BBC News An advert in which a tearful woman meets a slimmer, happier version of herself is banned. Interesting... TV advert banned for being 'irresponsible' because it implied happiness and self-confidence could only be achieved through weight loss.
(I'd have banned it because the acting was so bad - Ed.)
"26.10.2016 11:00:02" He shoots, he scores! Justin Bieber on the ice with Manchester Storm in Altrincham. And what a celebration!
"26.10.2016 10:58:50" BBC Radio Manchester Sports Former Women's footballer and current boxer, Stacey Copeland, is currently in France to deliver sporting activities to residents of the Dunkirk Migrant camp.
She's decided to do a video diary for us. Here's day 1: Regular updates to follow as this local girl tries to help youngsters caught up in the refugee crisis...
"26.10.2016 10:00:00" bbc.co.uk Free childcare demand stretches nurseries Nursery providers are warning that a plan to give nearly all children in England 30 hours of free childcare will likely collapse due to the demand and rising costs. A pilot scheme in 8 areas of England, including Wigan, that allows parents to claim free childcare for three and four-year-olds has seen take-up rates of over 80%. But nurseries say rising staff costs and inflation will force many providers to close.
"26.10.2016 08:14:46" BBC Radio Manchester Auction for Children in Need BBC Radio Manchester Auction for Children in Need Thanks to your support BBC Children in Need is able to make a real difference to the lives of children all across the UK - last year, in Greater Manchester alone, BBC Children in Need supported more than a hundred projects.
On Friday November 18th - from Make a note of the date - you wont believe some of the auction items we have this year...
"26.10.2016 07:16:02" You can grow pineapples in Manchester! We're on the hunt for some at the Environmental Centre in East Didsbury
"26.10.2016 07:00:00" bbc.co.uk 'Super-parenting' improves children's autism Training mums and dads as "super parents" can dramatically improve a child's autism, a study shows. "Parents commonly tell us that they fight for a diagnosis, but when they finally get it, the cupboard is bare, with little information or tailored support available to them. These results look promising for the many thousands of parents who want to find
"26.10.2016 06:18:46" bbc.co.uk Luke Rhoden death: Doctor warned police 'restraint could kill' A doctor warned police in Ibiza three times but they refused to stop. He said one of the officers had a baton across the front of Mr Rhoden's neck and was pressing down on it. An inquest hears how a doctor warned police in Ibiza they could kill a Wigan holidaymaker who died after being restrained.
"26.10.2016 06:00:00" A plan to build a cycle track in Jason Kenny's home town of Bolton has sparked controversy and opposition. The scheme in Leverhulme Park has been approved but campaigners say they'll continue to fight against the proposal.....
"25.10.2016 21:35:07" Timeline Photos Just a normal day at work for Manchester Storm...and then Justin Bieber shows up!
"25.10.2016 18:01:52" bbc.co.uk Why can I remember song lyrics after so long? Why can you remember song lyrics word for word even when you haven't the song in years? Find out with BBC iWonder. You haven't heard a song in years, maybe not since your teens. But then it pops up on the radio, in a bar or on a TV commercial, and you can remember every single word. So why do lyrics stick with us? (and pay attention because there's a pop quiz at the
"25.10.2016 16:44:18" BBC North West Tonight Is this the greatest school promotional video ever? Full version here: http://bit.ly/2d0NtYr Is this the greatest school promotional video ever?
"25.10.2016 15:18:38" bbc.co.uk What do you want to know about health? Want to shape the BBC's coverage of health? Tell us what question on health and lifestyle you'd like us to investigate. Do you have any unanswered questions about obesity, smoking, drinking or any other aspect of living a fit and healthy lifestyle? The BBC's Health Correspondent Nick Triggle wants to hear from you. Click on the link to put your question to him...
"25.10.2016 11:04:34" bbc.co.uk Having a bad day? The funniest animal photos of the year will cheer you up A fox flying headfirst into snow, a "laughing" zebra and bird going to the loo on a buffalo's head are all up for comedy wildlife photo of the year. A fox flying headfirst into snow, a "laughing" zebra and bird going to the loo on a buffalo's head are all up for comedy wildlife photo of the year. The contest helps promote and raise money for wildlife charity, Born Free Foundation. The winner will be
"25.10.2016 10:00:13" youtube.com Halloween costume safety test Greater Manchester Fire Service is calling for children's Halloween costumes to have much better protection from fire. Firefighters have used a household lighter to test 12 fancy dresses from leading retailers and found nine went up in flames within
"25.10.2016 07:54:42" Are dog owners being unfairly restricted in where they can exercise their pets?
The Kennel Club say dog walking has been banned or severely restricted in more than 3000 open spaces in two years since the introduction of control orders, called Public Space
"25.10.2016 07:03:04" bbc.co.uk Councils 'not paying for price for care' Nine out of 10 councils in the UK are failing to pay realistic prices to support older and disabled people in their own homes, the industry says. What does this say about us as a society if we cannot afford to properly care for our elders?
"24.10.2016 20:30:10" www.bbc.co.uk Government to review 'fixed-odds' gambling machines - BBC News Ministers announce a review into controversial fixed odds betting terminals to "minimise" the risk of harm from gambling. Big brother or a responsible move to protect the vulnerable?
A number of councils in Greater Manchester have raised concerns over fixed odds gambling machines and now the Government is going to review them. The review will consider whether the current
"24.10.2016 19:18:13" www.bbc.co.uk Bobby Vee: 1960s pop singer dies aged 73 - BBC News Bobby Vee, best known for 1960s hits including Rubber Ball and Take Good Care of my Baby, dies at the age of 73. Another loss - RIP Bobby Vee: The Night Has a Thousand Eyes, Come Back When You Grow Up, Please Don't Ask about Barbara and Punish Her.
"24.10.2016 15:00:01" bbc.co.uk Child refugees in Turkey making clothes for UK shops Clothes made by child refugees in Turkey are ending up among those sold by leading British brands, a Panorama investigation reveals. Take a look at the clothes in your wardrobe - do you know where and how they've been made? An undercover BBC investigation has found that Syrian refugee children have been making clothes for British shoppers. Panorama investigated factories in Turkey
"24.10.2016 13:59:17" bbc.co.uk Doctors name treatments that bring little or no benefit Senior doctors release a list of 40 treatments which they say bring little or no benefit to patients, to try to reduce unnecessary medical procedures. Ask more, visit less and fewer tests - we patients are, apparently, often pressuring doctors into prescribing or carrying out unnecessary treatments. So we're being told to ask 5 specific questions when seeking treatment..
"24.10.2016 11:00:00" It's Black History month and to mark it Barnados, the children's charity, is hosting a special online exhibition. It features images from the 1800's right up to the present day with many featuring children from the North West. You can see the images for
"24.10.2016 10:00:00" bbc.co.uk Justin Bieber walks off stage in Manchester after asking fans to stop screaming Justin Bieber has walked off stage in Manchester after asking fans to stop screaming in the gaps between songs. 'Manchester just can't handle it so let's do the music' - Justin Bieber walked off stage last night after asking fans to stop screaming during the 'talkie' bits.
(Surely if you're at a gig you're there for the music not the banter of the singer? - Ed.)
"24.10.2016 09:00:01" bbc.co.uk How Manchester City are improving literacy through football The Match of the Day cameras join stars of Manchester City's men's and women's teams to find out how they are helping school children improve their literacy skills. A great project routed in the community...
"24.10.2016 08:00:00" bbc.co.uk Calais migrants: France begins to clear 'Jungle' camp French police and officials begin an operation to clear migrants from the "Jungle" camp in Calais, ahead of its demolition. Will it make any difference to the number of refugees trying to get to Britain?
"24.10.2016 06:46:01" bbc.co.uk How five British soldiers apprehended Heinrich Himmler One man's research of his grandfather's exploits in World War Two led to an amazing discovery. When Chris Mannion, a volunteer at the Imperial War Museum North, decided to investigate his late grandfather's role in the World War Two his research led him to one of the most senior members of the Nazi party...
"24.10.2016 05:00:00" Twites are small, brown finches that are found around moorland in the Scottish Highlands, northen Wales and northern England - but there's been a big decline in numbers over the last 25 years!
Make sure you have the sound on to hear their song......
"23.10.2016 18:37:00" bbc.co.uk Dad's Army creator Jimmy Perry dies - BBC News Jimmy Perry, creator of one of TV's most popular comedy series, Dad's Army, has died aged 93. Sad news...
"23.10.2016 17:08:37" bbc.co.uk Man hit by van in Swinton dies A Greater Manchester pensioner has died after being hit by a van
"23.10.2016 14:40:01" bbc.co.uk My Shop: '6p a minute' cafe thrives in north of England This Manchester cafe charges you for the time you spend there - but you can eat, drink & use as much wi-fi as much as you like!
"23.10.2016 12:05:37" bbc.co.uk Paul Nuttall and Suzanne Evans run for UKIP leadership - both promise to unite the party North West MEP Paul Nuttall has announced he's standing in the leadership elections
"23.10.2016 10:00:00" youtube.com How I got to Manchester from Afghanistan: Gulwali Passarlay at TEDxManchester Gulwali Passarlay, an Afghan political refugee, who left Afghanistan in 2006 due to the conflict and war, but more so because of lack of education, security ... The first group of unaccompanied children without family ties to the UK has arrived in Britain from the migrant camp in Calais.
But one man from Bolton has been there and done it.
Gulwali Passarlay will be live with
"23.10.2016 05:34:22" What is beauty?
Travel agent Debbie from Glossop was born with facial paralysis. It's something that's never even crossed her daughter's mind. To Charlotte - her mum is beautiful.
But as Debbie explains, it's been a life long struggle to face up to the
"22.10.2016 20:16:12" bbc.co.uk MPs vow to fight new Greater Manchester homes plan Plans to build thousands of new homes in Greater Manchester are causing controversy
"22.10.2016 18:30:00" bbc.co.uk Stockport swimming pool voyeur jailed for child sex abuse 27 year old man jailed for sexually abusing two teenage girls
"22.10.2016 16:10:01" bbc.co.uk Dad 'risks arrest' to plant Oxford Street tree It's great when your seven year old daughter wants to do her bit for the environment and replace a vandalised tree - there was just one slight problem...
"22.10.2016 14:01:01" bbc.co.uk Justin Bieber asks Manchester crowd to 'shut up' during ballads and cuts chat short Was Justin Bieber right tell Manchester fans to keep quiet during his concert?
"21.10.2016 18:00:37" Our help is needed!
Retracing Salford is a collection of photos taken in the 50's and 60's in Salford and Cheetham Hill. The Salford Museum and Art Gallery is hoping you might recognise some of the faces and places...
"21.10.2016 13:52:21" bbc.co.uk Knowl View: Police union hits back at MP's criticism of abuse inquiry The Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk claims that police officers "failed" alleged victims of the abuse.
"21.10.2016 11:00:00" bbc.co.uk Oldham's old town hall opens after redevelopment into entertainment complex - BBC News After a decade without a cinema, Oldham's entertainment complex opens its doors at the old town hall. Friday night is 'pictures' night in Oldham...
"21.10.2016 10:00:00" bbc.co.uk Skyscraper approved at former Granada studios site Plans to build a 51-storey skyscraper at the former Granada studios site in Manchester city centre are approved. The sky is the limit...
"21.10.2016 09:00:00" bbc.co.uk Man raped in Manchester Gay Village attack Officers are reviewing CCTV footage and appealing for information. Det Insp David Moores said the man "has shown immense bravery in coming forward". Police need our help. Do you recognise the description of the man they're looking for?
"21.10.2016 07:44:07" bbc.co.uk Suitcase body police release new picture The identity of a dismembered and burnt man found in a suitcase in Tintwistle is still a mystery, police say. Latest on the investigation into the discovery of the remains of a man found in a lay-by just off the A628 at Tintwistle earlier this month...
"20.10.2016 19:03:14" BBC North West Tonight You can now go to the Arndale for a nap... Worth showing this to anyone you think would benefit from an afternoon snooze! You can now go to the Arndale for a nap... Worth showing this to anyone you think would benefit from an afternoon snooze!
"20.10.2016 10:34:08" BBC Radio Manchester Sports Did you know Bury Football Club's press officer won a special Uefa award? We LOVE Gordon ! #Bobthefish
"20.10.2016 09:17:17" bbc.co.uk Ex-Stephen Lawrence case suspect among most wanted A former suspect in the Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry is named by the National Crime Agency among 10 most wanted British fugitives in Spain. Do you recognise any of this lot?
"20.10.2016 06:26:12" bbc.co.uk Gay men convicted of now-abolished sex offences to be pardoned - BBC News Thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted of now-abolished sexual offences are to receive posthumous pardons - a victory for campaigners for an "Alan Turing law".
"19.10.2016 21:00:00" Erin's leukaemia needed to be in remission so she could have a bone marrow transplant to fully cure her. Her best chance was treatment in America costing £140,000.
"19.10.2016 20:00:00" BBC North West Tonight Autumn's a testing time for the rutting stags of Tatton Park in Cheshire. Who's the biggest, boldest and best? Autumn's a testing time for the rutting stags of Tatton Park in Cheshire. Who's the biggest, boldest and best?
"19.10.2016 18:04:01" bbc.co.uk Charity in synagogue bid to block Gary Neville's plans Charity campaigners launch a bid to save a synagogue from being flattened by Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville. Will plans be blocked ....
"19.10.2016 17:52:50" www.youtube.com When Hacker met the Olympic Heroes... | CBBC Hacker met the Team GB Olympic and Paralympic heroes...but he didn't know who any of them were! For more fun, CBBC games, shows, quizzes and great makes visi... When CBBC's Hacker T. Dog met the Olympic & Paralympic heroes in Manchester!
"19.10.2016 15:30:30" bbc.co.uk Child sex abuse case against Knowl View teacher dropped - BBC News A case against a former teacher of a boys school accused of child sex abuse is dropped. Sex abuse case dropped.
"19.10.2016 08:46:24" Channel 4 Mourinho & Bishop trying to make each other laugh, might be the funniest thing we've seen all week.
Watch #StandUpToCancer Fri from 7pm Don't Blink...
"18.10.2016 16:38:12" bbc.co.uk Injuries after Manchester Victoria Station roof collapse Two people suffer head injuries when part of the roof collapses at Manchester's Victoria Station. Part of the roof has collapsed at Victoria Station:
"18.10.2016 14:30:00" Oldham's old Town Hall has been given a new lease of life! Here's a sneak peak.....
"18.10.2016 12:36:44" bbc.co.uk Imposters sneak on to Rio 2016 float in Manchester parade Two imposters managed to sneak on to a float during the celebratory Rio 2016 parade in Manchester, the British Olympic Association confirms. Only in Manchester - at least they kept their clothes on.
"18.10.2016 11:30:00" bbc.co.uk Grammar schools and poverty: Check your area Only 73 out of England's 163 grammar schools give any priority to children from low income families in their admissions policies, the BBC has found. Explore the data for grammar schools closest to you. Fewer than half of grammar schools make deliberate efforts to admit children from very low income backgrounds, the BBC has found. So what's it like for us in Greater Manchester ?
"18.10.2016 10:19:42" bbc.co.uk Watch Oasis in their first BBC TV Interview from 1994 Zoe Ball interviews Oasis on the Ozone in 1994 Those Gallagher boys...they haven't changed!
"18.10.2016 08:00:00" bbc.co.uk Victoria Wood statue to depict Dinnerladies' Bren Fans of Victoria Wood vote for her memorial statue to depict Bren, the character she portrayed in the BBC One sitcom Dinnerladies. The people have spoken...
"18.10.2016 06:58:26" bbc.co.uk Cold case officer claims DNA law helps rapists avoid jail A police officer heading a cold case unit says a law requiring police to destroy DNA samples is allowing criminals to go free. Cold cases are never really cold...
"17.10.2016 17:32:03" BBC Radio Manchester's cover photo
"17.10.2016 15:58:52" Heroes Parade #GBHeroesMCR
"17.10.2016 15:57:55" Live from the National Football museum
"17.10.2016 15:22:05" Photos from BBC Radio Manchester's post Our presenters Sam Walker and Jack Dearden aren't letting the little bit of rain spoil their fun- we're live at the Olympic Parade! Listen here http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiomanchester......
"17.10.2016 14:35:04" Live from the parade route
"17.10.2016 13:51:52" Jack Dearden is at the National Football Museum for the Olympic Homecoming Parade! Listen to our live coverage from 3pm here http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiomanchester
"17.10.2016 13:46:10" Heroes Parade #GBHeroesMCR
"17.10.2016 13:39:55" Heroes Parade #GBHeroesMCR
"17.10.2016 12:47:37" We're getting ready for the Parade at the Museum of Science and Industry
"17.10.2016 11:50:00" The Cold Case Unit at GMP looks into unsolved murders and sex crimes, with some dating back more than 40 years.....
"17.10.2016 10:00:00" Sarah Storey is Great Britain's most successful female paralympian, but she has faced her fair share of challenges.....
"17.10.2016 08:10:00" bbc.co.uk Olympics parade: Manchester to host Rio 2016 heroes. Great Britain's Olympic and Paralympic stars will parade through Manchester later to celebrate their record-breaking performances at Rio 2016. 150,000 people are expected to line the route from the Museum of Science and Industry this afternoon, through the city centre to Albert Square. Will you be one of them?
"17.10.2016 07:09:06" BBC North West Tonight It's #HeroesParade day in Manchester to honour Team GB.
To celebrate, Metrolink have wrapped one of their trams in gold!
Watch the timelapse video showing how they did it. How to paint a tram gold. #HeroesParade.
"17.10.2016 04:27:59" BBC North West Tonight Dramatic pictures of a serious fire at a partially built high-rise block of flats in Gorton, Manchester overnight.
Many homes nearby were evacuated and roads closed. Fortunately, no-one was hurt.
"16.10.2016 06:00:01" audioboom.com Tim Peake in Salford Astronaut Tim Peake speaks exclusively to BBC Radio Manchester about his Principia mission tour. #timpeake #space #iss #manchester #mediacity #salford The British astronaut has been in Greater Manchester this weekend - yesterday BBC Radio Manchester managed to get a quick word with him as he visited Media city to film for CBBC and Blue Peter
"15.10.2016 14:41:35" Look who's landed at Salford Quays today!
Spaceman Tim Peake has been answering questions on the Piazza at Media City for viewers of CBBC's Newsround
"15.10.2016 09:59:44" bbc.co.uk Kate Robbins pays tribute to Jean Alexander who she worked with on Last of the Summer Wine., Phil flies solo (15/10/2016), Phil Trow and Chelsea Norris - BBC Radio Manchester Kate Robbins pays tribute to Jean Alexander. "My whole family thought she was a genius..."
Jean Alexander, who played Coronation Street's Hilda Ogden and Auntie Wainwright in Last of the Summer Wine, has died at the age of 90. Her co-star Kate Robbins gave her tribute to Phil Trow earlier this
"14.10.2016 22:55:30" BBC News RIP Jean Alexander, aka Coronation Street legend Hilda Ogden. Very sad news
"14.10.2016 19:31:41" Timeline Photos This man was slashed in the face near Deansgate Locks shortly after 3am on Saturday 1 October in an unprovoked attack.
GMP City Centre have released the photo to get people to come forward and help find the attacker.
Anyone with any information should
"14.10.2016 16:00:00" bbc.co.uk Dorothy Leyden murder: Police probe two "significant leads" - BBC News Police investigating the rape and murder of a teenage girl 45 years ago pursue two "significant" new leads following a fresh appeal. BBC Crimewatch appeal leads to fresh leads in a 45 year old murder case.
"14.10.2016 13:50:34" bbc.co.uk Ched Evans: Footballer found not guilty of hotel rape Former Manchester City footballer found not guilty after re-trial at Cardiff Crown Court
"14.10.2016 12:39:43" Photos from BBC Radio Manchester's post More pics of the Royal visit.
"14.10.2016 11:04:15" Photos from BBC Radio Manchester's post Hundreds gather to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their visit to Manchester. They are currently at the National Football Museum.
"13.10.2016 19:00:01" Photos from BBC Radio Manchester's post Not long to go now...
On Monday 17th October, hundreds of Olympians and Paralympians will parade through Manchester city centre. Setting off from outside the Museum of Science and Industry, the parade will enter the Liverpool Road junction of Deansgate
"13.10.2016 18:34:33" bbc.co.uk Metrolink's Trafford Park £350m tramline given the green light A £350m tram line to the Trafford Centre has been given the go ahead
"13.10.2016 18:00:00" Johnny Vegas wants you to go GOLD for the Olympic Parade in Manchester on Monday. Are you going to let him down? #GoGoldMCR
"13.10.2016 17:00:01" bbc.co.uk The man who signed Oasis shares his thoughts on a future reunion The man who originally signed Oasis, Alan McGee, has told the NME he thinks the chances of Oasis reforming are "absolutely zero". There's speculation that the band could reunite after the release of the documentary Supersonic. An Oasis reunion? "I don't think Noel will ever reform Oasis, ever - but when he's a bit older I think Liam will probably reform Oasis and he'll sell 10,000 tickets a night singing Oasis tunes and he'll be happy with that."
"13.10.2016 13:00:40" bbc.co.uk Trafford Waters: Plans for £1bn scheme set for go-ahead Councillors look set to approve a £1bn development on the Manchester Ship Canal, close to the Trafford Centre. A £1bn development which could see 5,000 jobs created in Greater Manchester is expected to be given the green light.
Councillors are expected to back the Trafford Waters scheme, which includes 3,000 flats, a 300-room hotel, a 150-bed care home, shops and
"13.10.2016 12:00:01" bbc.co.uk Race and religious hate crimes rose 41% after EU vote Racist or religious abuse incidents recorded by the police in England and Wales jumped 41% in the month after the EU referendum, the Home Office says. Figures published by the Home Office have confirmed that there was a sharp rise in reports of hate crime after the EU referendum. The statistics - from police forces in England and Wales - show a 41 percent increase in offences in July, the month after
"13.10.2016 11:00:14" bbc.co.uk Summer 2016 'worse than most winters for A&E' Waiting times in A&E units in England this summer have been worse than every winter for the past 12 years bar one, figures show. Pressures have grown so much that this summer saw one in 10 patients wait for over four hours in A&E during June, July and August.
"13.10.2016 09:42:57" A specialist food hall is to open in Manchester's Northern Quarter next summer. It'll be based in the Mackie Mayor building - part of the old Smithfield Market, BBC Radio Manchester has had an exclusive look inside.
"13.10.2016 09:00:00" bbc.co.uk Appeal for missing Jordan Ratcliffe on his 25th birthday A fresh appeal is being made in the search for a missing man from Greater Manchester last seen eight years ago. He's been missing for eight years - do you recognise him?
"13.10.2016 06:20:51" bbc.co.uk UK's 'most banned driver' from Stockport jailed He pleaded guilty to drink-driving, disqualified driving and driving without insurance. He was also given a five-year driving ban but a road safety charity said he "ought to be banned for life". Have driving standards really got this bad? Should we ban some drivers for life?
"13.10.2016 05:07:52" bbc.co.uk www.bbc.co.uk Tyson Fury has vacated his WBO and WBA world heavyweight titles to deal with his "medical treatment and recovery".
"12.10.2016 18:00:00" A £1bn development on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal overlooking the Trafford Centre is going before planners in Trafford (13/10/16). The Trafford Waters project could see 3,000 new flats, nearly one million square feet of shop and office space, a
"12.10.2016 15:00:00" The first phase of the renovation of the former female bathhouse at Withington Baths in Manchester is almost complete. It was made possible with support from businesses and an online fundraising campaign that raised more than £15,000 in just 28 days....
"12.10.2016 13:00:01" bbc.co.uk Arran Coghlan's Alderley Edge home seized by National Crime Agency A man suspected of buying his £450,000 house with the proceeds of drug dealing surrenders the property after a long-running legal battle. There's no messing with the National Crime agency...
"12.10.2016 12:00:00" bbc.co.uk Manchester launches paper coffee cup recycling campaign A dedicated coffee cup recycling project launches in Manchester city centre. Did you know that only 1% of the 2.5bn paper coffee cups used in the UK each year is currently recycled?
"12.10.2016 10:36:33" nytimes.com An Entrepreneurial Spirit Revives Two Manchester Neighborhoods In Manchester, the Northern Quarter and its next-door neighbor, Ancoats, are blurring the lines between gentrification and regeneration. Our reputation spreads far and wide...even as far as the New York Times! (Just forgive the american spelling of neighbourhoods)
"12.10.2016 07:30:00" bbc.co.uk Manchester council cuts: 160 jobs set to go in savings of up to £75m Manchester City Council faces savings of up to £75m over the next three years. More cuts as our local councils set their budgets.
In Manchester it's up to £75 million over 3 years.
How much is too much and what would you fight to save? Christmas lights?
"12.10.2016 06:38:19" bbc.co.uk Salford mother and son shootings: Police hunt for gunmen A renewed appeal to find the men who shot a seven-year-old boy and his mother on their doorstep a year ago is launched. "Christian and Jayne are recovering well but what happened to them will affect them for the rest of their lives and we are determined to bring them justice."
"11.10.2016 17:32:31" youtube.com Tram Knife Attack near Beswick Police have released CCTV footage of two people they wish to identify after a man was stabbed in the neck on a Metrolink tram in Beswick. At around 6.50am on... Police are looking for these two people after a man was stabbed in the neck for trying to intervene in argument
"11.10.2016 13:48:21" BBC Radio Manchester It was where the Beatles first performed on radio, but since the 80's the former BBC Playhouse in Hulme had gone into disrepair. But now thanks to volunteers at Fountain Gate Chapel and Seetec, the building is being brought back to life.... Fascinating to see inside here...
"11.10.2016 13:21:19" A man from Manchester was so fed up with thieves repeatedly stealing his bike that he came up with a device to stop it happening again. 23-year-old Obaidah Sheik from Wythenshawe is how hoping to raise money online to fund his invention....
"11.10.2016 10:55:22" Photos from BBC Radio Manchester's post There's a stand-off at the Ducie Bridge Inn in Manchester city centre as a lone protester occupies the derelict pub while bailiffs look to move in.
"11.10.2016 08:00:00" bbc.co.uk Receptionists 'put people off seeing doctor' Receptionists quizzing patients about why they need to see their doctor could be putting some sick people off visiting their surgery, a survey suggests. Receptionists are the first point of contact in primary care and it is their job to decide which patients should see the GP and how urgently. They do a vital job, but feedback from patients reveals some can be off-putting. What's your experience?
"11.10.2016 07:00:00" It was where the Beatles first performed on radio, but since the 80's the former BBC Playhouse in Hulme had gone into disrepair. But now thanks to volunteers at Fountain Gate Chapel and Seetec, the building is being brought back to life....
"11.10.2016 06:00:00" Do you like the sight of wind turbines in our beautiful countryside? Controversial plans to create England's largest on-shore wind farm on the moors above Rochdale will go before a public inquiry.....
"10.10.2016 21:00:00" Blue Tuesday Here's former City skipper Paul Power with his tribute to his team mate from the 1980s Gerry Gow, who sadly passed away Monday 10th October The former Manchester City Captain Paul Power pays tribute to former team mate Gerry Gow who's died from cancer aged 64.
"10.10.2016 18:00:00" To mark World Homeless Day, the charity Emma's has opened new bedrooms at it's site in Mossley, which provides work and a home for formerly homeless people.....
"10.10.2016 16:30:00" Photos from BBC Radio Manchester's post Do you recognise these three? Police need to speak to them in connection with an incident in Bury last months when a fridge was set on fire in the alleyway behind Ditto Bistro on Broad Street. The fire spread to the back door of the restaurant; causing
"10.10.2016 15:30:00" bbc.co.uk Mayer Hersch's Story, BBC Radio Manchester Special - BBC Radio Manchester Mayer didn't know about VE Day – it was just another day in camp. Tributes are being paid to Mayer Hersh, the holocaust survivor from Prestwich, who has died at the age of 90. At just 13 Mayer was sent to the concentration camp by the Nazis in 1943, where he worked as a slave labourer. Mayer was eventually liberated
"10.10.2016 14:30:00" bbc.co.uk How can I reduce my risk of diabetes? Worried about type 2 diabetes? Calculate your risk and find out what you can do to reduce your chances of developing the condition. Doctors in Oldham write more prescriptions for type two diabetes than almost anywhere else in the country. The town was at number nine in a list of prescription hotspots, compiled using NHS data. This comes as prescriptions for type two diabetes in
"10.10.2016 13:09:18" Timeline Photos Six sculptors have been shortlisted in the competition to create a statue of the Manchester suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst.
The six include Sean Hedges-Quinn from Ipswich, creator of the new Gracie Fields statue in Rochdale and
Sale based Nick
"10.10.2016 06:55:49" bbc.co.uk Food destined for the bin served to wedding guests Couple salvages food destined for the bin and serves it up at their wedding. What do you think?
"09.10.2016 12:37:00" bbc.co.uk Tyson Fury: World heavyweight champion will return to ring, says uncle World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is prepared to relinquish his WBA and WBO belts and will return to the ring, says his uncle. "Quite clearly this young man has got some mental issues and I ask the world to give this plenty of consideration. Other famous people have had these kind of problems and bounced back." Tyson Fury's uncle and trainer has been telling the BBC why he thinks
"09.10.2016 11:13:07" bbc.co.uk UKIP hopeful Steven Woolfe discharged from hospital. UKIP leadership contender Steven Woolfe is discharged from a hospital in Strasbourg after collapsing following an altercation at a party meeting. The North West MEP has been discharged from hospital this morning, as investigations continue into how he came by his injuries:
"09.10.2016 06:24:01" Timeline Photos One of the injuries sustained by a passenger who was stabbed on a tram passing through Beswick yesterday morning. Police are still looking for his attacker and think other passengers may have vital information. The victim was left with serious injuries
"08.10.2016 17:30:00" bbc.co.uk UKIP hopeful's bruises 'not consistent with fall' Supporters of the North West UKIP MEP Steven Woolfe - who collapsed in the European Parliament on Thursday - say a medical examination found his injuries were NOT consistent with JUST a fall or seizure.
His fellow MEP, Mike Hookem insists he didn't
"08.10.2016 15:30:00" bbc.co.uk Drunk father and son held after missing Monarch flight from Manchester airport Greater Manchester Police say the pair "talked themselves into being arrested" for being drunk and disorderly
"08.10.2016 13:16:04" 3 Hour Apple Juice Challenge From fruit to juice... the apples of Trafford!
"08.10.2016 11:10:00" bbc.co.uk One man's bid to get the best energy deal: How a retired civil engineer spurns price comparison websites and negotiates the best energy deal he can by calling providers direct. Armed with his colour coded spreadsheets, this Cheshire man reckons he's saved at least two thousand pounds from his energy bills.
"08.10.2016 10:00:11" bbc.co.uk Jewish group 'threatened by man with axe' in hate crime - BBC News A man is arrested on suspicion of a hate crime after a group of Jewish people are threatened with an axe, police say. Jewish group 'threatened by man with axe' in hate crime attack in Prestwich.
"08.10.2016 08:49:15" Timeline Photos Nope, it's not a game of hangman, it's Chelsea & Phil asking for your five word weekend! #5WW
"08.10.2016 07:00:00" bbc.co.uk UK Anti-Doping visits Manchester Cycling Centre as investigation begins UK Anti-Doping visits British Cycling's headquarters in Manchester after allegations of wrongdoing in the sport, but denies making a raid. UK Anti-Doping officials have visited the Velodrome as part of an investigation into allegations of wrongdoing in the sport.
Two members of staff went to the National Cycling Centre in Manchester on Friday, but Ukad denied newspaper reports that the
"08.10.2016 06:00:01" Timeline Photos Do you recognise this man? Police wish to speak to him after a car was stolen in a burglary in Tottington last Saturday 1st October in the early hours of the morning.
Three men were acting suspiciously on Springvale Drive before one approached; entered a
"07.10.2016 17:00:00" All this week at Radio Manchester we're looking at the NHS Under Pressure. Lynn Leigh is a Clerical Officer at the Laurel Suite at Stepping Hill Hopsital, told us why she chooses to work for the NHS....
"07.10.2016 15:21:29" Cheshire Police We are aware of the current trend in America of people dressing up as clowns to scare people, which has reached the UK and received some publicity in the media.
We have a received a very small number of reports relating to this phenomenon, here in Warning from Cheshire Police about clowns...
"07.10.2016 14:26:41" BBC Radio Manchester Sports "When you get this opportunity - play boys, play"
LIVE on BBC Radio Manchester from 6pm tomorrow.
bbc.in/radiomanc It's the biggest night in the Super League calendar tomorrow. But who's going to win the Grand Final?
Warrington Wolves RLFC or Wigan Warriors
Full match commentary from 6pm at bbc.in/radiomanc
"07.10.2016 12:15:00" Pep and Jose Episode 9 #PepandJose are back for the ninth installment of their Radio Manchester adventures.
However, the end is nigh for our famous Manchester managerial duo.
"07.10.2016 10:59:31" bbc.co.uk UKIP MEP Steven Woolfe to stay in hospital for 48 hours North West UKIP MEP Steven Woolfe will be kept in hospital for a further 48 hours "as a precaution" following an altercation with a colleague in the European Parliament.
"07.10.2016 08:11:13" Timeline Photos “I work for the NHS because it's something I've always wanted to do. I love to come into work and look after these patients and their families and go home at the end of the day and feel like I've done something good and very rewarding.” Helen, Sister on
"06.10.2016 18:00:01" Timeline Photos Want to know how long you're expected to live? Academics from the University of Manchester have created a map based on the tram network which has revealed the striking differences in life expectancy across Greater Manchester. For example, the journey
"06.10.2016 17:56:04" BBC Radio Manchester Sports Salsa dancing, dodgy Ford Cortinas and a dog named Jet.
Getting to know the Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves head Coaches Shaun Wane and Tony Smith Want to get to know the coaches of Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves ahead of Rugby League's Grand Final at Old Trafford?
"06.10.2016 15:00:01" bbc.co.uk Women's Sport Week 2016 Four-time Olympic cycling champion Laura Kenny (nee Trott) explains how women's road racing lags behind in the equality stakes and how changing her diet helped her win gold at Rio 2016. The Manchester based four-time Olympic cycling champion has her say on equality, cycling and .......Elton John?
"06.10.2016 14:00:00" All this week at Radio Manchester we're looking at the NHS Under Pressure. Florence Bawak is a Matron for Dementia Care at Stepping Hill and told us that working for the NHS, she feels she's giving back to the community...
"06.10.2016 13:04:00" bbc.co.uk UKIP's Steven Woolfe in hospital Live political updates on UKIP leadership hopeful Steven Woolfe, who has been taken to hospital following a reported altercation. Latest on Manchester's Steven Wolfe **
"06.10.2016 13:00:00" Timeline Photos Congratulations to licensees Simon and Rachel Delaney of The Firbank Pub & Kitchen in Wythenshawe. The pub has been crowned as The Best Community Pub at The Great British Pub Awards 2016. The award was announced last night at the prestigious Great
"06.10.2016 11:02:13" bbc.co.uk Fracking given go-ahead in landmark decision for UK shale gas industry There has been a lot of speculation about how communities will be affected by fracking - for good and bad. BBC North West Tonight's Peter Marshall has travelled to Monroe County, Ohio, to find out what it's like to have fracking on your doorstep... There has been a lot of speculation about how communities will be affected by fracking - for good and bad. But what's it actually like to live with the industry on your doorstep?
"06.10.2016 10:00:00" Timeline Photos Detectives investigating the disappearance of a man from Manchester 17 years ago, have begun searches at the site of an old pub in the city - the old Bank of England pub on Parr Street in Great Ancoats. No trace has ever been found of 45-year-old Martin
"06.10.2016 09:10:14" Latest** The communities secretary Sajid Javid has approved plans for fracking at Caudrilla's Preston new road site in Lancashire. It's understood the secretary of state is also minded to approve fracking at a second site in Roseacre, Lancashire subject
"06.10.2016 08:00:00" bbc.co.uk UKIP leadership: The contenders to succeed Diane James Who are the contenders to succeed Diane James as UKIP leader, after her shock resignation 18 days in to the job? Manchester's Steven Wolfe tries again to become leader of UKIP - computer glitches allowing..
"06.10.2016 07:00:00" A lyrical mapping of the English landscape.
Bridie Squires weaves together 40 poems commissioned by BBC Local Radio to celebrate National Poetry Day. They're written from the perspective of landmarks like the Nello James Centre in Whalley Range.
"06.10.2016 05:02:53" Is Manchester "very dirty" with "drunk people everywhere"? That's what one member of a visiting football club thought when they came last week.
"05.10.2016 21:00:00" BBC Radio Manchester Sports Manchester City Women boss Nick Cushing's wife went into labour during his side's Continental Cup final win over Birmingham on Sunday...
Don't worry though, he wasn't late! Lifting two domestic trophies in one day
Making the birth of your third child...
"05.10.2016 19:28:49" The victim in this horrific armed robbery at Ainsworth Road Post Office in Radcliffe still needs ongoing treatment. Police have released CCTV of the attack on the 24th June in the hope it will prompt someone to come forward:
"05.10.2016 16:00:00" All this week at Radio Manchester we're looking at the NHS Under Pressure. Deb Sivori is a Midwife at Stepping Hill Hospital, she told us why she's proud to be part of the NHS.....
"05.10.2016 08:02:57" youtube.com HGV driver on two mobiles A lorry driver on the M6 in Cheshire uses two phones at the same time. He was filmed by a police officer in Highways England's safety cab, which is loaned to... You've got to be kidding!
A lorry driver on the M6 in Cheshire uses two phones at the same time. He was filmed by a police officer in Highways England's safety cab, which is loaned to police forces across England to tackle dangerous driving.
"05.10.2016 08:00:14" Timeline Photos "I like to help and support families and be able to explain what's wrong with them and help them through the possible crisis they might be having. I see us as giving courage and confidence, which ultimately brings some control in their hour of need." -
"05.10.2016 07:10:16" Timeline Photos The cheek of it!
The Director-General of Ukraine's FC Zorya Luhansk was clearly not impressed by the city of Manchester, following his team's Europa League recent trip to Old Trafford. In a press conference he said: "I did not like the city. It is
"05.10.2016 07:00:00" Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb who grew up in Chorlton says he sometimes thinks he can see his brother Robin at home, only to find there's nobody there...
"05.10.2016 05:25:48" bbc.co.uk Michelin Guide: Why has Manchester not got any stars? - BBC News Why does Manchester not have any Michelin-starred restaurants - and does it really matter? Michelin stars were awarded to 20 new restaurants across the UK on Monday - but Manchester missed out again.
"04.10.2016 18:48:32" Timeline Photos Police are hunting armed robbers who stole a litter of puppies after forcing their way into a house in Wigan. The two men threatened a woman and her two young children before stealing the 11 week old tan coloured Dogue de Bordeaux dogs. Anyone offered a
"04.10.2016 17:09:29" BBC North West Tonight A young boy from Cheshire with a debilitating medical condition has hugged Prince Harry at a ceremony to recognise inspirational children.
Five year old Ollie Carroll, from Poynton, suffers from the rare Batten disease and cannot stand by himself but Watch Prince Harry get a hug from an inspirational youngster from Cheshire.....
"04.10.2016 16:00:00" All this week at Radio Manchester we're looking at the NHS Under Pressure. Ann Barnes, Chief Executive of Stockport NHS Foundation Trust told us what the largest challenge she faces in her job is.....
"04.10.2016 15:00:39" bbc.co.uk Hurricane Matthew hits Haiti and Jamaica in pictures - BBC News One of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in years, Matthew, bears down on Haiti after dumping rain on Jamaica and elsewhere in the Caribbean. Maybe we should think twice before next moaning about our weather...
"04.10.2016 14:00:01" bbc.co.uk Rochdale MP Simon Danzcuk rape case dropped Rochdale MP Simon Danzcuk who faced an allegation of rape dating back to 2006 will "not face any further action', prosecutors confirm. Latest...
"04.10.2016 12:30:00" Watch as Ed Balls teaches Becky Want to dance The Charleston - what would you score her?
"04.10.2016 10:00:00" Timeline Photos "I just like to help people and know that I'm doing a good job. They come at a difficult time and some of the clinics can be emotionally intense and I just like to know that I'm helping them." - Ashleigh, Receptionist at St Mary's Hospital
All this week
"04.10.2016 07:22:11" Gift of a Wedding WERE NEARLY THERE BOLTON...JUST ONE MORE THING TO FIND!
We have everything we need for our wedding in 4 days time, Friday 7th October 2016 apart from one thing. We are looking for a fantastic singer to entertain the guests.
We are absolutely positive A great local charity doing amazing things for special couples.
Come on Greater Manchester - let's find them a classic car for the Bride and a singer...
"04.10.2016 06:32:30" bbc.co.uk UK faces critical shortage of homes to rent The UK is facing a "critical rental shortage" which requires a building programme to focus on providing for tenants, a surveyors' body says. "Far too many young people cannot get a foot on the housing ladder. Many are being forced to live back with mum and dad as rents soar faster than wages."
What's your experience?
"04.10.2016 05:00:00" All this week at Radio Manchester we're looking the NHS Under Pressure. Stepping Hill Nurse Jan Sinclair helps people to stop smoking, lose weight and get more exercise....
"03.10.2016 18:00:01" bbc.co.uk Type 2 diabetes: How one mistake led a man to lose a foot On average, 185 operations were carried out every week in the UK in 2014-15 to amputate the limbs of people with complications linked to diabetes. A serious warning from someone who's been there... (some of the images you might find upsetting)
Panorama, The Hidden Killer, on 03/10/16 at 8.30pm - catch up on BBC iPlayer
"03.10.2016 16:30:01" bbc.co.uk 'I think Noel's sat at home eating tofu' - BBC News Liam Gallagher spoke to Colin Paterson at the premiere of the Oasis documentary Supersonic, and had a few ideas about why his brother Noel had missed it. Can you see Noel Gallagher being too busy eating tofu to attend Oasis documentary screening?
"03.10.2016 15:30:00" bbc.co.uk How do hurricanes form? - BBC Weather Tomasz Schafernaker takes a look at the formation of hurricanes and where their energy comes from. One of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in recent years is expected to cause flooding and landslides when it passes by Jamaica and Haiti. The fast-approaching Matthew, a Category Four storm, could bring up to 40 inches (102cm) of rain.
So how do
"03.10.2016 14:30:01" bbc.co.uk Tyson Fury: World heavyweight champion says he has retired World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says he has retired from boxing in an expletive-laden tweet. World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says he has retired from boxing in an expletive-laden message on Twitter.
"03.10.2016 13:03:22" BBC Radio Manchester Sports "Magical moment" with Manchester United star
"03.10.2016 08:00:00" Timeline Photos As part of our NHS week we've spoken to people who work across all areas of the organisation to find out why they choose to work for the NHS.....
"I like to work for the NHS because it gives me the opportunity to care for people, to help people when
"03.10.2016 05:00:00" This week we're looking at the NHS under pressure. Figures compiled by BBC Radio Manchester reveal the scale of rising hospital debts across the region.
"02.10.2016 15:00:01" Timeline Photos A man's been taken to hospital after his 4 x 4 crashed into a shop in Gorton about 9 am.
Firefighters helped to shore up the front of the two storey building - left unstable after the incident.
"02.10.2016 12:25:43" bbc.co.uk David Herd: Ex-Manchester United and Arsenal striker dies, aged 82 Sad news about the passing of a former Manchester United player...