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Three jets were spotted flying in formation over Manchester on Friday afternoon. Witnesses took to Twitter this afternoon to report the sightings. User @dazM33 said: “Three fighter aircraft over South Manchester.” The low-flying US military aircraft were
When it snows, along with wellies, a sledge and ice scrapers, we normally reach for the camera as well. Now, that's usually on your phone, and the pictures are shared widely on social media - either Tweeted, Facebooked, Snapchatted... whatever. And Insta
Police are hunting a man who tried to abduct a jogger during a ‘terrifying attack’ in Gorton. The 23-year-old woman was jogging along Gorton Lane when a man driving a black Honda Accord pulled up alongside her. He signalled her over to the car and waited
Manchester Giants have landed Irish-American forward Devin Grimes - and coach Jeff Jones hopes his new man will give his struggling team a boost. Jones has been scouring the market for an addition to lift his side, who are on a four-game BBL losing strea
JOE Riley is ready to kick-start his career after leaving Bolton and dropping two divisions to join Bury. The 23-year-old from Salford came through Bolton’s youth ranks and Wanderers had high hopes for him after making his Premier League debut in a 5-0 w
Manchester Magic get right back to NBL1 business with a league trip to London to face NASSA on Saturday. Coach Paul Middleton’s men pulled off a superb National Cup Final win over Reading Rockets last weekend. That success in Sheffield saw them at full s
A taxi driver says he was left ‘shaking and terrified’ after an alleged foul-mouthed rant by Roy Keane in a road rage bust-up. Fateh Kerar, 44, believes the former United captain turned nasty after the taxi driver told him to ‘smile’ as they sat in parke
Drugs, guns and cash worth an estimated £127,000 have been seized during a raid at a farm in Leigh. Officers discovered 12kg of uncut amphetamine paste with a street value of £120,000 after swooping on Walmesley Farm off Green Lane, in Higher Fold, yeste
Stepping Hill trial: Pensioner told police she thought she was going to die after being poisoned by...
A pensioner told police 'I thought I was going to die,' after being poisoned by a 'killer' nurse from Stockport, a court heard. Josephine Walsh, 72, became suddenly ill from a saline drip or flush allegedly contaminated with insulin by Victorino Chua, a
Manchester United's plans to sign Kevin Strootman have been dealt a blow with the midfielder facing an extended lay-off following fresh knee surgery. The Holland international has only just returned from cruciate ligament damage that ruled him out for ei
Think your chocolate bar's got smaller? Blame shrinkflation ... the dark art of selling you less but...
Have you noticed that the packet of biscuits don’t last as long? Or perhaps your bag of salt and vinegar are gone in a flash. Welcome to the world of ‘shrinkflation’ - the dark art of making products smaller while keeping them at the same price. Kraft, t
Louis van Gaal has defended out of form Robin van Persie - claiming it is up to the Dutch striker's Manchester United teammates to help him rediscover his goal-scoring touch. Van Persie admitted this week that his strike-rate had not been good enough - s
Jack Essex dies: Family tribute reveals 'lovely bright boy' gave others gift of life by donating his organs
The family of tragic Jack Essex have paid tribute to their ‘lovely bright boy’ and revealed he will give others the gift of life after donating his organs. Jack, 18, died after being hit by a lorry on Portland Street in Manchester city centre on Wednesda
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has told Chelsea striker Diego Costa to change his game ahead of the big Stamford Bridge showdown. Costa has been banned for three matches - ruling him out of Saturday's top-of-the-table Barclays Premier League c
Will Herrera return? Ander Herrera's omission at Cambridge would have baffled supporters had it not happened so regularly of late. The Spaniard has started twice in three months and in those games he provided an assist (against Stoke) and scored the winn
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